Technology Solutions and Services
Every day, people around the world rely on TechSoup for the information they need to make smart decisions about technology at their organizations.
Organizations often first get to know TechSoup through our product donation program, which provides eligible organizations with donated and discounted software, hardware, services, and training. In collaboration with the TechSoup Global Network, our trusted partners give organizations worldwide access to the solutions they need. TechSoup's catalog includes more than 375 products from over 90 companies like Microsoft, Adobe, Cisco, Intuit, and Symantec.
Grantmakers, governments, companies, and others often need to verify that an organization is eligible for support before offering in-kind gifts, employee giving, charity sales, or cash grants. The TechSoup Global Network has the expertise and rigorous systems for providing trusted information on validated organizations and helping organizations connect to giving resources. We apply know-how that spans 851,000 organizations in 236 countries and territories to meet a spectrum of needs from relatively simple to reliable for tax purposes. And we offer local outreach and support as well as opportunities for peer networking and access to capacity-building resources.
TechSoup offers validation services in a variety of formats to make giving easy. When a donor needs to determine if an NGO, nonprofit, or charity in its home country is legitimate and to integrate with the data and systems that support its giving programs, TechSoup can help. Services include "white label" front-end applications and APIs or collaborative applications like Volunteer Connection or NGOsource. More than 100 of the U.S.'s largest philanthropic and socially responsible corporations and a number of multinationals and institutions rely on TechSoup to support validation worldwide.
Community and Connections
Especially in the social sector, truly transformative knowledge is often built through collaboration and partnership. Our online and offline communities foster many types of peer learning opportunities to enable people to work together toward a more equitable world. Our directories of NGOs help foster connections across the sector.
TechSoup's office in Warsaw serves as a regional hub, driving collaborations across the network, with a focus on central and eastern European community leaders. Recent projects focusing on themes of transparency, open data, social entrepreneurship, and "closing spaces" include Things, Community Boost_r, and TransparenCEE.
Meet in person with others who work in social-good technology at a local NetSquared meetup. Get your questions answered by your peers and share your ideas in our forums. Learn from TechSoup's community through social media.
Technology changes constantly. So do your organization's technology needs. TechSoup helps you stay up-to-date and keep innovating. We connect you to the new solutions and practical ideas you need to achieve your mission.
Currently in development is Civil Society NET, an online learning platform initially developed for civil society organizations (CSOs) in Mozambique, in collaboration with the Aga Khan Foundation and La Caixa Foundation. This platform will expand geographically over the coming years.
Innovation Through Collaboration
There's always more to be done, and new challenges require new solutions. TechSoup continues to collaborate with a broad set of experts to create and curate relevant solutions and share lessons that help communities around the world. Just a few of our collaborations are listed here, but this is just the start. Get involved with TechSoup, and together we can create and connect relevant and scalable solutions.
• Apps for Warsaw open data project, in collaboration with the city of Warsaw, Orange, Stocznia, and Centrum Cyfrowe, promotes open data and engages people in creating civic technology tools for their city
• Buntwani Action Network for Strengthening Citizen Participation and Good Governance in Africa, in collaboration with Open Institute and Making All Voices Count
• BRIDGE project to revolutionize information sharing, in collaboration with GlobalGiving, GuideStar, and Foundation Center, and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
• Data partnership with the John Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies