Microsoft Community Connections

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For Microsoft partners: Showcase your expertise by speaking at a technology event

The Microsoft Community connections program offers technology education workshops to non-profit business associations, and needs valued Microsoft Partners like you to educate their members on the latest technology advancements.

As part of the latest industrial revolution, small businesses need technology education to make the most informed buying decisions and stay ahead of the competition. Educational knowledge that keep their businesses agile, productive, and safe throughout their workday are key to helping them grow and succeed.

According to AMI, 2 out of 3 small businesses belong to a 501c status organization. These organizations, including chambers of commerce, offer educational events on a variety of topics as a membership benefit, and are challenged with finding subject matter experts like you to deliver educational workshops on the latest trends and advancements.

As a Microsoft partner, you have the knowledge and expertise needed to offer technology education workshops to business associations. As part of the Microsoft Community Connections program, you’ll work with a local business association to:

  • Identify an event topic or series of event topics on technology
  • Present as the subject matter expert for the educational event

Content, including thought leadership content, is designed to align with Microsoft products and services to help you grow your business and leverage the Microsoft brand. Presentation materials on a variety of topics, including Cybersecurity, Customer service best practices and much more are available here

Our Microsoft Community Connections program offers an opportunity to gain trust with association members resulting in new client opportunities. Register all qualified events through our Microsoft Community Connections partner portal to ensure you receive credit and unlock exclusive event opportunities.

Qualifying events requirements:

  • The host organization is a 501c accredited organization serving small businesses
  • You are a Microsoft Partner
  • You are providing technology education events to small business members

Note: Events for SBA, SDBC, SCORE and other Government funded agencies are not available at this time.

Get started offering events

Activate your company for Microsoft Community Connections events

This one-time activation is required to register events and to receive credit for your event.

Confirm event topic and register event

View topics on the MPN Sales & Marketing site listed below. Once you’ve confirmed your topic with the business association, register your event to ensure you receive credit and enable eligibility for special MCC programs as available.

Promote your event

Work with your business association and use your social presence, email marketing and more to get the word out to your targeted attendees. Be sure to post before and after the event on Twitter using #MSFTMCC.

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