Microsoft donates $2m to Vinnies

Microsoft donates $2m to Vinnies

The St Vincent de Paul Society has received a $2 million software donation from Microsoft that will help it improve information sharing across its 40,000 members and volunteers.

Microsoft's citizenship director, Sarah Hatcher, presented the donation to the society's national president, John Meahan, last week. The software will be used as a major cog in its Good Works Information Systems (GWIS), addressing vital areas like finance, fundraising and people management. GWIS, designed to support all Society activities and financial reporting, was provided and implemented by Microsoft partner, Atigon.

"The volunteer contribution of St Vincent de Paul Society in the community during the past 150 years is very significant," Hatcher said. "Microsoft takes great pride in being able to help charities and communities capitalise on opportunities presented through technology."

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