We got 7!

Recent changes to Microsoft’s donation offerings through TechSoup.org allowed us to buy licenses for previously un-Microsoft-ed PCs, so the three PCs in our lab that could only have Linux on them since they did not have an original Microsoft Windows License will soon have Windows. The licenses were sold to us for a donation fee of $6 each: we bought 10 for $60, which closed out the last of the Verizon Foundation grant from Back to Work 2010.

Thank-you Verizon Foundation and Microsoft for making it possible to help three more people in each class learn marketable computer job skills and get employed.

Help your favorite nonprofit get a software donation

From a TechSoup.org email announcement today. Microsoft software donations have become more flexible. TechSoup.org is the program whereby we get our Microsoft software, such as Windows for a token administrative fee, such as $8. For more information please refer to http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoftupblog/archive/2011/07/26/help-us-give-your-favorite-nonprofit-a-software-donation.aspx

27 Jul 2011 6:00 AM

Today we’re announcing updates to our nonprofit software donations program to enable more nonprofits around the world to get easier access to the technology they need, when they need it.

While we currently provide software donations to over 40,000 nonprofits each year, we’re just getting started and we need your help.

Many nonprofit organizations, including some in your local community, are not aware that they can request a donation of Microsoft software.  Help us spread the word.   Together, we can ensure nonprofits have access to affordable technology to help them do more with their limited resources.

There are two ways you can help:

1)      Share the video (below) with your colleagues, friends and family to raise awareness of a great resource available to nonprofits.

2)      Make your cause our cause: Reach out to your favorite nonprofit and make sure they’re aware of the Microsoft donations program.  To make it as easy as possible, we’ve drafted a note below that you can use.

To those who have already helped, a big thank you from everyone at Microsoft!


SBHP Training Aug 11, 17, 19 / Purdue

This email is repeated here as a public service.

Colleague:Star Behavioral Health Providers (SBHP) is a brand-new initiative designed through a partnership with the Indiana National Guard (INNG), the Military Family Research Institute (MFRI) at Purdue University and the Indiana Family and Social Services Association (FSSA). The SBHP mission is to create an opportunity for Indiana’s behavioral health providers to receive specific evidence-based training that will help them meet the needs of the state’s service members and their families. Providers receiving the training will then be listed on a comprehensive registry that will identify them as having completed this training in military issues, and serve as a valuable resource for service members, families, and referring professionals in and outside the military.

The training is free to participants, and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) may be earned at no cost, as well.

For complete details, click on the following link:  SBHP Brochure .   (Note that the website mentioned in the brochure is still under development, but you can get answers to your questions through an email displayed at that website or the phone number contained in the brochure.)

The training is divided into several tiers, and the trainings in Tier One, which include both online and one daylong classroom sessions, begin in early August. Read the attached information, then register for one of the Tier One training opportunities listed below. Choose a time and location most convenient for you!

To register for the Aug. 11 training taking place in Indianapolis at the 76th Brigade Armory, click here: https://purdue.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_7U2EefNginBYCGg

To register for the Aug. 17 training to be held at Franklin College in Franklin, Ind., click here: https://purdue.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0DjGXBGkDNR4BmI

To register for the Aug. 19 training to be held at Indiana Wesleyan University in Fort Wayne, click here: https://purdue.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3qs5Z1NkM3rHVxa

I hope you will take advantage of this important opportunity. It’s an excellent chance to increase your knowledge, obtain CEUs and gain an increased ability to serve those who have served our country.

Thank you.


Star Behavioral Health Providers
A partnership of:Indiana National GuardMilitary Family Research Institute at Purdue University

Indiana Family and Social Services Administration