3.3. 2nd WS. Linking Technologies with the 3rd. sector L.Alconero


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3.3. 2nd WS. Linking Technologies with the 3rd. sector L.Alconero

  1. 1. LinkingtechnologieswiththeThird Sector: TechSoup Global<br />Lorenzo Alconero – Responsiblefor Proyecto DONO (Technosite)<br />Prague, Czech Republic<br />
  2. 2. LinkingtechnologieswiththeThird Sector<br />TechSoup<br />TechSoup<br />Thecookbehindtherecepie<br />TechSoupis a non profitorganization, basedon USA, with a simple maingoal: “Changing our communities for the better”. <br />Top priority: building the NGOs capacity, so they can better serve the needs of those who rely on them.<br />
  3. 3. LinkingtechnologieswiththeThird Sector<br />TechSoup<br />TechSoup<br />What dowe do, what do weoffer?<br />Ourplatformisnotanebay-basedmodel.<br />Wedon’tofferjustproducts at a goodprice.<br />Wealsoofferresources, expertieses, knowledge…<br />
  4. 4. LinkingtechnologieswiththeThird Sector<br />TechSoup<br />TechSoup Global Network <br />A Community-Oriented Solution<br />Each partner offers a localized versions of a common global technology assistance programme and local services that deepen benefits for disadvantaged individuals. <br />Country programmes include a sustainable computer recycling programme, IT solutions for people with disabilities and technology platforms to maximize organizational effectiveness and to enable full engagement in the digital economy. <br />
  5. 5. LinkingtechnologieswiththeThird Sector<br />TechSoup<br />TechSoup Global Network <br />A Community-Oriented Solution<br />TechSoupGlobal's NGO partners are a network of organizations connected through a common online platform enabling a socially responsible supply chain for technology products and support, which connects and builds the capacity of social benefit organizations and the disadvantaged communities that rely on them. <br />
  6. 6. LinkingtechnologieswiththeThird Sector<br />TechSoup<br />TechSoup<br />What dowe do, what do weoffer?<br />NGO Source — An Equivalency Determination Repository<br />In 2009, TechSoup Global was selected by the Council on Foundations to host a new centralized NGO repository, which will offer the U.S. grantmaking community a streamlined solution to the often expensive, time-consuming, and duplicative process of Equivalency Determination (determining if an NGO outside of the United States is a valid equivalent to a U.S. public charity).<br />
  7. 7. LinkingtechnologieswiththeThird Sector<br />TechSoup<br />TechSoup<br />What dowe do, what do weoffer?<br />TechSoup — The Technology Hub for the Nonprofit Community<br />Perhaps the largest technology philanthropy program in the world, TechSoup.org connects nonprofit organizations and libraries to the resources and knowledge they need to operate at full potential. Visited by over 188,000 individuals monthly, this online community is a place to build capacity, make connections, and share solutions.<br />
  8. 8. LinkingtechnologieswiththeThird Sector<br />TechSoup<br />TechSoup<br />What dowe do, what do weoffer?<br />Guidestar — Strengthening Capacity-Building Programs for Civil Society<br />We teamed up with U.K.-based GuideStar International (GSI) to improve our capacity-building programs for civil society. GSI works with civil society leaders worldwide to develop transparency and civil society organization reporting in their own countries. GSI supports this growing network through the provision of a shared common technology platform as well as advice and support in each country’s development process.<br />
  9. 9. LinkingtechnologieswiththeThird Sector<br />TechSoup<br />TechSoup<br />What dowe do, what do weoffer?<br />NetSquared — Connecting Changemakers to Cultivate Local Communities<br />This global network of local communities empowers individuals to build and share their solutions to social challenges, identifying and accelerating the most innovative of those projects. With over 27,000 members registered online and events in 79 cities around the world, NetSquared is a vibrant on- and offline community.<br />
  10. 10. LinkingtechnologieswiththeThird Sector<br />TechSoup<br />Globalimpact and reach:<br />Impact<br />$2.6 billion<br />Retail value of technology product donations distributed<br />$2.4 billion<br />Potential savings for NGOs<br />7.9 million<br />Technology products distributed<br />46<br />TechSoup Global donor partners, including Adobe, Cisco, Microsoft, Symantec, etc.<br />
  11. 11. LinkingtechnologieswiththeThird Sector<br />TechSoup<br />Globalimpact and reach:<br />Reach<br />152,000<br />Organizations that received product donations<br />36<br />Countries served across Europe, South America, North America, Asia, Asia-Pacific, and Africa regions<br />208,000<br />Unique monthly website visitors<br />
  12. 12. LinkingtechnologieswiththeThird Sector<br />TechSoup<br />ParalelismbetweenTechSoup Global and ATIS4all<br />Both are networks<br />Both are international projects that involve the participation of different partners from different countries. Taking advantage of this diversity and from this wisdom.<br />Both have developed a portal of sharing, of knowledge, of participation.<br />Both have the ITs as a mainstream.<br />Both are focused on engage the private companies, with the Third Sector and the Society.<br />Both models follow the slogan "Think global, act local". <br />
  13. 13. LinkingtechnologieswiththeThird Sector<br />TechSoup<br />Thank you for your attention<br />Lorenzo AlconeroSainz-Rozas<br />lalconero@technosite.es<br />www.techsoupglobal.org<br />www.proyectodono.org<br />
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