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Target demographics: to provide the technology resources needed to help nonprofits and NGOs to achieve their mission.

Geographic areas served: TechSoup Global serves a total of 60 countries in 2013.

Programs: TechSoup Global, which is an international network of 53 partner NGOs serving 80 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East. For over 25 years, it has leveraged technology to build NGO capacity towards solving social problems in local communities and fostering global social change. TechSoup Global's core capabilities include running one of the largest technology philanthropy programs in the world; providing NGO validation services to funders and corporations; gathering, analyzing, and distributing global social-sector data; and catalyzing community-oriented technology innovations. Powered by a social-enterprise business model, this work is grounded in collaborations within the social sector and beyond. As a connector across sectors, TechSoup Global brings the widest range of stakeholders together: NGOs, government agencies, social enterprises, technology activists, foundations, and 90+ leading technology companies.

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TechSoup Global is an international network of 53 partner NGOs serving 80 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East. For over 25 years, it has leveraged technology to build NGO capacity towards solving social problems in local communities and fostering global social change. TechSoup Global's core capabilities include running one of the largest technology philanthropy programs in the world; providing NGO validation services to funders and corporations; gathering, analyzing, and distributing global social-sector data; and catalyzing community-oriented technology innovations. Powered by a social-enterprise business model, this work is grounded in collaborations within the social sector and beyond.

With 569,000 NGOs registered in the global database, TechSoup Global is a connector across sectors, bringing the widest range of stakeholders together: NGOs, government agencies, social enterprises, technology activists, foundations, and 90+ leading technology companies- such as Microsoft, Adobe, Symantec, Cisco, and Intuit. (www.techsoupglobal.org)

TechSoup donation programs connect NGOs, charities, and libraries in 80 countries to donated and discounted technology products, knowledge resources, and expert communities. (www.techsoup.org)

NGOsource is a new online service for U.S. grantmakers to quickly receive equivalency determinations, which are legal certifications that a non-U.S. NGO is equivalent to a U.S. public charity, thereby reducing cost and complexity of international grantmaking. (www.ngosource.org)
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As of December 31, 2013, TechSoup Global has distributed over 12.4 million software and hardware product donations and enabled recipients to save more than US$4 billion in IT expenses in 80 countries around the world.

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10/27/13
I have admired (and donated to) TechSoup since its early days as Compumentor. Over the years, besides benefiting from discounted software, I've used resources like forums and online tutorials to learn how to operate community technology centers, to help local nonprofits, and as a Help Desk when I ... more »
10/26/13
I volunteer as a co-organizer of community events as part of NetSquared, where we host technology skill development events in the Vancouver area. I have gotten tenfold my time investment - it has allowed me to work with thought leaders in technology and community development, allowed me to grow my ... more »
10/26/13
Our organization has been part of TechSoup for more than 10 years and have found it to be an essential resource for all nonprofits. We always recommend it to many organizations, as one of the best collaborative resources available to the sector. I often tell startup nonprofits, to not only join ... more »
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