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

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  • 1. LinkingtechnologieswiththeThird Sector: TechSoup Global
    Lorenzo Alconero – Responsiblefor Proyecto DONO (Technosite)
    Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2. LinkingtechnologieswiththeThird Sector
    TechSoup
    TechSoup
    Thecookbehindtherecepie
    TechSoupis a non profitorganization, basedon USA, with a simple maingoal: “Changing our communities for the better”.
    Top priority: building the NGOs capacity, so they can better serve the needs of those who rely on them.
  • 3. LinkingtechnologieswiththeThird Sector
    TechSoup
    TechSoup
    What dowe do, what do weoffer?
    Ourplatformisnotanebay-basedmodel.
    Wedon’tofferjustproducts at a goodprice.
    Wealsoofferresources, expertieses, knowledge…
  • 4. LinkingtechnologieswiththeThird Sector
    TechSoup
    TechSoup Global Network
    A Community-Oriented Solution
    Each partner offers a localized versions of a common global technology assistance programme and local services that deepen benefits for disadvantaged individuals.
    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.
  • 5. LinkingtechnologieswiththeThird Sector
    TechSoup
    TechSoup Global Network
    A Community-Oriented Solution
    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.
  • 6. LinkingtechnologieswiththeThird Sector
    TechSoup
    TechSoup
    What dowe do, what do weoffer?
    NGO Source — An Equivalency Determination Repository
    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).
  • 7. LinkingtechnologieswiththeThird Sector
    TechSoup
    TechSoup
    What dowe do, what do weoffer?
    TechSoup — The Technology Hub for the Nonprofit Community
    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.
  • 8. LinkingtechnologieswiththeThird Sector
    TechSoup
    TechSoup
    What dowe do, what do weoffer?
    Guidestar — Strengthening Capacity-Building Programs for Civil Society
    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.
  • 9. LinkingtechnologieswiththeThird Sector
    TechSoup
    TechSoup
    What dowe do, what do weoffer?
    NetSquared — Connecting Changemakers to Cultivate Local Communities
    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.
  • 10. LinkingtechnologieswiththeThird Sector
    TechSoup
    Globalimpact and reach:
    Impact
    $2.6 billion
    Retail value of technology product donations distributed
    $2.4 billion
    Potential savings for NGOs
    7.9 million
    Technology products distributed
    46
    TechSoup Global donor partners, including Adobe, Cisco, Microsoft, Symantec, etc.
  • 11. LinkingtechnologieswiththeThird Sector
    TechSoup
    Globalimpact and reach:
    Reach
    152,000
    Organizations that received product donations
    36
    Countries served across Europe, South America, North America, Asia, Asia-Pacific, and Africa regions
    208,000
    Unique monthly website visitors
  • 12. LinkingtechnologieswiththeThird Sector
    TechSoup
    ParalelismbetweenTechSoup Global and ATIS4all
    Both are networks
    Both are international projects that involve the participation of different partners from different countries. Taking advantage of this diversity and from this wisdom.
    Both have developed a portal of sharing, of knowledge, of participation.
    Both have the ITs as a mainstream.
    Both are focused on engage the private companies, with the Third Sector and the Society.
    Both models follow the slogan "Think global, act local".
  • 13. LinkingtechnologieswiththeThird Sector
    TechSoup
    Thank you for your attention
    Lorenzo AlconeroSainz-Rozas
    lalconero@technosite.es
    www.techsoupglobal.org
    www.proyectodono.org

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