TechSoup Global

Rating: 4.88 stars   25 reviews

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Location: 435 Brannan St Ste 100 San Francisco CA 94107 USA

Mission: TechSoup Global is an international network of 58 NGOs serving 112 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 609,000 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 100+ leading technology companies- such as Microsoft, Adobe, Symantec, Cisco, and Intuit. (www.techsoupglobal.org) TechSoup donation programs connect NGOs, charities, and libraries in 112 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. NGOsource now operates in 68 countries. (www.ngosource.org)
Results: As of June 30, 2014, TechSoup Global has distributed over 13.8 million software and hardware product donations and enabled recipients to save more than US$4.4 billion in IT expenses in 112 countries around the world.
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 58 NGOs serving 112 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 100+ leading technology companies.
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Rating: 5 stars  

21 people found this review helpful

Tech Soup, especially TechSoup stock has been a Godsend to our organization. When I was first hired to operate a community computer lab, all the computers had pirated software and ancient versions of the legitimate software. Through TechSoup stock we were able to update our lab affordably and teach our students workskills! Not to mention the staff is knowledgable and friendly.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the number of relevant software titles they offer.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the ability to buy affordable software.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

helpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do more outreach and non-profit trainings.

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2008-3-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

14 people found this review helpful

They perform an outstanding service to the NPO field - from hardware to software, to advice, forums, you name it. If it involves tech for NPO's, they're into it and ready to help. The site is a 'go-to' for me every day.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

our organization through their software donation program. We've saved thousands of dollars.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

show up at other NPO conferences to get the word out, such as the Land Trust Alliances annual Rally.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

they speak at my level rather than above my head.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

gracious and giving of their time.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

travel the country to exhibit and get first-hand feedback on the challenges of small- to medium sized NPO's.

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I'd read some of the instructions first.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

getting the word out to all NPO's that they exist.

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What a great organization!

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2008-8-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

A very useful service! We purchase software through them regularly at great prices. I scan through their newsletter as soon as it arrives and always find something interesting and helpful. Their surveys cover areas I'm interested in and I always check them as when I'm shopping for solutions.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Reduced cost of software and better information when shopping for solutions

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Helpful newsletters and website

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2008-8-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

19 people found this review helpful

Awesome. TechSoup is an invaluable resource for every non-profit and we could not effectively manage technical issues without their help!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

applying information that they provide in the daily work envirnoment.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change a thing.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the practical information shared in a user friendly way.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

professional.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do even greater things for non-profits

Ways to make it better...

it could not have been better.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

staying innovative

One thing I'd also say is that...

keep doing what you are doing!

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2008-8-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Too awsome for words. A great organization that takes care of the NPO tech needs. Their coustomer service pros have always made the ordering process easier.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

keeping my computers virus free and up to date with the latest versions of software

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

great coustomer service

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

get computers into the hands of all NPOs

Ways to make it better...

I would have called sooner

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

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2008-8-01

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