Hello! Welcome to Do More Good, Professional Advantage’s not-for-profit newsletter.

We are a big not-for-profit supporter and have always been since our company’s inception. Apart from Microsoft software grants and special rebates on our consulting services, we support not-for-profits by allowing our employees to take leave in the form of ‘volunteer time out’ to contribute towards their volunteering activities.
 
Our team are passionate about ‘doing more good’ when they can, so we have used this page to collate and share how they are helping to support communities, change lives, and spread positivity. Read some of their inspiring volunteering stories below.

Professional Advantage employees give back

1 | A group from PA joined RAW Impact prior to COVID-19 to build houses for the less fortunate in Cambodia.

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2 | PA celebrated its 30th year by participating in a tree nurturing programme at Mt. Balagbag, Philippines.

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3 | Kelly and Kim in our Brisbane office worked with the Mater Foundation to raise funds for the Mater Little Miracles Christmas Appeal.

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4 | James, located in our Sydney office, volunteers his time as a group leader for an organisation called Pathfinders.

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5 | Our team member Emma utilised her volunteer time out (VTO) to volunteer with St. John Ambulance.

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6 | Ruth and Christian spread the holiday cheer with Samaritan's Purse by packing shoeboxes with toys, school items, and fun gifts.

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7 | Paul, from our Sydney office, has volunteered as a lifesaver for the swimming carnival at his son's school.

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We want to share your story too

Every December, we feature some of our not-for-profit clients in our Do More Good newsletter holiday edition to help spread the word about your fundraising campaigns. It is our little way of helping to give back to your community by allowing your programs to reach over 6,000 PA subscribers.

If you want to get featured in the holiday edition of Do More Good, please fill out the form below. We will be in touch soon.

Did you miss our previous newsletters?

1st Edition

This release in a nutshell:

  • Microsoft Cloud for Nonprofit program.
  • On-demand webinar: Not-for-profit reporting with Power BI.
  • Volunteering with Professional Advantage: A group from PA joined RAW Impact prior to COVID-19 to build houses for the less fortunate in Cambodia.
  • Client story: Lifeline Darling Downs & South West Queensland Ltd chose Business Central for their ERP.
  • Aged Care Not-for-Profits are now eligible for Microsoft Nonprofit offers.
  • eBook: 3 ways to secure your remote working environment.

2nd Edition

This release in a nutshell:

  • PA joins the Top Gun Partner Program.
  • On-demand webinar: Improve not-for-profit reporting with Power BI.
  • On-demand webinar: Introduction to Fundraising and Engagement.
  • Cloud Migration Checklist: Steps to plan, assess, and begin your cloud migration with Microsoft Azure.
  • Client Spotlight: ATSICHS Brisbane embraces digital transformation with Microsoft 365.
  • Volunteering with Professional Advantage: PA celebrated its 30th year by participating in a tree nurturing programme at Mt. Balagbag, Philippines.

3rd Edition

This release in a nutshell:

  • Lifeline Darling Downs and South West Queensland Ltd. - Loads of Love.
  • Compassion Australia - Gifts of Compassion.
  • Adara Group - 170,000 smiles. 170,000 moments. 170,000 lives. 170,000 reasons to celebrate!
  • The Smith Family - Christmas Appeal.
  • Gateways Support Services - Christmas Fundraising Appeal.

4th Edition

This release in a nutshell:

  • Microsoft Cloud for Nonprofit updates from Ignite.
  • Not for Profit Guide: Work securely from anywhere, anytime, across all your devices.
  • On-demand webinar: Power BI for accounting and finance professionals.
  • On-demand intro video: Automating volunteer onboarding and offboarding apps with Power Apps.
  • Microsoft not-for-profit offers you shouldn’t miss in 2022.
  • Volunteering with Professional Advantage: Kelly and Kim in our Brisbane office worked with the Mater Foundation to raise funds for the Mater Little Miracles Christmas Appeal.

5th Edition

This release in a nutshell:

  • Thrive: Not-for-Profit Weekly Tech Webinar Series open invitation.
  • On-demand webinar: Introducing Fundraising and Engagement.
  • eBook: Simple steps to hosting successful virtual events with Microsoft Teams.
  • Volunteering with Professional Advantage: James, located in our Sydney office, volunteers his time as a group leader for an organisation called Pathfinders.

6th Edition

This release in a nutshell:

  • Cybersecurity tips for the holidays.
  • Volunteering with Professional Advantage: Ruth and Christian spreads the holiday cheer by packing shoeboxes with toys, school items, and fun gifts.

7th Edition

This release in a nutshell:

  • eBook: Protect your Not-for-Profit with Essential Eight and Microsoft 365. 
  • Blog: Using Microsoft Secure Score to improve your security posture. 
  • Infographic: Top 10 security deployment actions with Microsoft 365. 
  • Offer: Essential Eight 2-hour Discovery Call. 
  • Announcement: PA supports Australia for UNHCR's mission by providing more effective modern work solutions. 
  • VTO: Paul Pikios' volunteer time out.