I am proud to announce that AvePoint has been named a Microsoft Partner of the Year Award winner for the third consecutive year. This year, we won the Microsoft Partner of the Year Award for Technology for Good Citizenship in recognition of our work with Microsoft and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on 6Degree.org, the first-ever crowd funding portal created to help human trafficking victims.
With nearly 21 million victims of human trafficking worldwide, Microsoft, IOM, and AvePoint saw a clear need for a solution that fights back and helps survivors return home. Built on Azure, the platform allows the public to directly provide support to survivors in the ASEAN region. Money raised goes toward safe accommodation, medical or legal assistance, return travel, job placement, and even opening a small business.
In building 6Degree.org, Microsoft, IOM, and AvePoint recognized the power of various Microsoft technologies and how they fit into the solution. IOM expects to fund 30,000 cases over the next 12 months, and a scalable, Azure-based cloud solution will help them continue to help more and more survivors. 6Degree.org also leverages Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online for donation tracking and SharePoint for front-end donor engagement. In addition, contributors can follow the journey of each trafficking survivor through an interactive map built on Bing Maps, telling a story that IOM hopes will encourage people to help.
To learn more about 6Degree.org and contribute to the cause, please visit the organization’s website.
To see the full list of 2016 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award winners, please visit the Microsoft Partner Network website.