Partner of the Year Awards – share how you make a difference

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It’s Partner of the Year Award (POTYA) season - one of the most anticipated time periods of the year for Microsoft partners. Our team leading the POTYA Social Impact category is excited to be reading partner entries of changemaking innovations and technology delivery enabling positive societal impact around the world.


I encourage partners to take this unique opportunity to tell your story, and showcase your business leadership and commitment to purpose, with impactful customer engagements focused on enabling inclusion, sustainability, and community resilience.


POTYA Social Impact category

This category honors industry and technical leaders in the areas of community response, inclusion, and sustainability. Additional consideration will be given for submissions demonstrating solution/service market availability and scalability.


The Community Response POTYA recognizes a partner organization that is providing innovative and unique services or solutions based on Microsoft technologies, helping solve challenges faced by communities and making a significant social impact during unprecedented times. We will be recognizing the contributions of partners driving response and recovery to crises impacting communities around the world, highlighting solutions and services that are driving innovation and partnerships that protect fundamental rights, uplift, and create a positive impact on communities.   


The Inclusion Changemaker POTYA recognizes a partner organization that excels at providing innovative and unique services or solutions based on Microsoft technologies that help customers solve challenges of diverse representation, economic access, digital inclusion, and/or accessibility. Inclusion changemakers drive digital transformation to help enable more inclusive economic growth. Technology can unlock innovations toward a more inclusive and equitable world, leading to greater innovations for everyone, including the 1+ billion people living with disabilities.


The Sustainability Changemaker POTYA recognizes a partner organization that excels at providing innovative and unique services or solutions based on Microsoft technologies that help customers solve challenges of sustainable digital transformation. Environmental stewardship has grown in strategic importance as a significant driver of organizational and business performance as well as innovation and market value. To help drive technological innovation and industry transformation toward a more sustainable and climate stable future, we look to solutions and services that help organizations understand their impact on the climate and deliver on sustainability commitments.


If your offers serve nonprofit customers, also consider the Nonprofit POTYA (in the ‘Industry’ category). The Nonprofit Partner of the Year Award recognizes a partner organization that excels at providing innovative services or cloud solutions based on Microsoft technologies that help nonprofits tackle the world’s biggest challenges and deliver on their missions.  Successful entrants will demonstrate strong growth in revenue and/or marquis customer wins.


Call for nominations

To learn more on preparing a standout entry and how to submit your POTYA nomination, visit The application deadline is 6:00 PM Pacific Time (PT), on April 3, 2024.


Need inspiration? Revisit 2023 POTYA Social Impact Category winners here.


We look forward to celebrating your leadership and impact.  

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