TechSoup Product Donation Program

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Does your nonprofit or public library need better technology? Wish you had the latest version of that pricey software? Or sturdier hardware?
Learn more about TechSoup's product donation program and how to get started. Join TechSoup, get registered, learn what it means to be qualified and eligible for different donation and discount programs, and start requesting donations.
This webinar will walk you through all the steps of getting started and help you get on your way to low-cost, high-quality technology to help your organization run smoother and meet your mission. This webinar is best for people brand new to TechSoup or whose organization or library may be registered but are just not sure how to get started. TechSoup’s donation programs are open to eligible nonprofits and public libraries.

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  • TechSoup Product Donation Program

    1. 1. Get Started with TechSoup's Product Donation Program June 10, 2010 Audio is only available by calling this number: Conference Call: 866-740-1260; Access Code: 6339392 Sponsored by
    2. 2. Using ReadyTalk <ul><li>Chat & raise hand </li></ul><ul><li>Mute = *6, Unmute = *7 </li></ul><ul><li>If you lose your internet connection, reconnect using the link emailed to you. </li></ul><ul><li>If you lose your phone connection, re-dial the phone number and re-join. </li></ul><ul><li>ReadyTalk support: 800-843-9166 </li></ul>
    3. 3. You are being recorded… <ul><li>Streaming into Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>This seminar will be available on the TechSoup website along with past webinar presentations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.techsoup.org/go/webinars </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You will receive a link to this presentation, material and links. </li></ul><ul><li>After the webinar, you can ask follow-up questions in the Virtual Community Forum: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://bit.ly/dCc5IT </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Twitter hashtags: #techsoup </li></ul>
    4. 4. Get Started with TechSoup's Product Donation Program Sponsored by Presenters: Anne van Schooneveld & Damon Horn
    5. 5. Today’s Speakers Damon Horn TechSoup Facilitating: Kami Griffiths, TechSoup Assisting with chat questions: Chris Peters & Stephanie Parker, TechSoup Anne van Schooneveld TechSoup
    6. 6. Agenda <ul><li>TechSoup Donation Program </li></ul><ul><li>Join & Register </li></ul><ul><li>Qualification </li></ul><ul><li>New Agents </li></ul><ul><li>Account Management </li></ul><ul><li>Request a Donation </li></ul><ul><li>Q & A </li></ul>
    7. 7. TechSoup Donation Program
    8. 8. Step 1: The Basics <ul><li>Joining TechSoup </li></ul><ul><li>Creating your user profile </li></ul><ul><li>Registering your nonprofit </li></ul>
    9. 20. Step 2: Qualifying your nonprofit <ul><li>Via fax </li></ul><ul><li>Via email </li></ul><ul><li>Via US mail </li></ul><ul><li>Document Samples </li></ul>
    10. 26. Step 3: Adding new Agents to your account <ul><li>Joining revisited </li></ul><ul><li>Searching TechSoup for an existing account </li></ul><ul><li>Linking yourself or others to an existing account </li></ul>
    11. 33. Step 4: Account Management <ul><li>Updating your user profile </li></ul><ul><li>Updating your organization account </li></ul>
    12. 43. Step 5: Request a Donation <ul><li>Find a product </li></ul><ul><li>Review the product details </li></ul><ul><li>Confirm eligibility </li></ul><ul><li>Add it to your cart </li></ul><ul><li>Complete check-out! </li></ul><ul><li>More about eligibility </li></ul>
    13. 48. Each partner provides unique guidelines
    14. 53. Important Details to Remember <ul><li>Login with your user ID and password </li></ul><ul><li>Become an authorized agent with your organization ID and password </li></ul><ul><li>The Type & Subtype selected during registration will help determine your donation eligibility </li></ul>
    15. 54. If your Organization is New: <ul><li>Join as an individual </li></ul><ul><li>Register </li></ul><ul><li>Get qualified </li></ul><ul><li>Request donations! </li></ul>
    16. 55. If your Organization is Registered <ul><li>Join as an individual </li></ul><ul><li>Become an authorized agent by entering your organization ID and password </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ask for Org ID/password within your organization </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Contact TechSoup if you require assistance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Review organization account and verify qualification status </li></ul><ul><li>Request donations! </li></ul>
    17. 56. Get Donated Products <ul><li>Register with TechSoup </li></ul><ul><li>How to Use TechSoup   </li></ul><ul><li>Get Started with TechSoup Stock   </li></ul><ul><li>FAQ for TechSoup Stock </li></ul>
    18. 57. Contact Information <ul><li>Phone: 800-659-3579 </li></ul><ul><li>Fax: 415-633-9444 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: customerservice@techsoup.org </li></ul>
    19. 58. Questions? Submit your questions using the chat box.
    20. 59. Continue the Discussion… <ul><li>Additional questions can be answered by posting in the Virtual Community Forum: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://bit.ly/dCc5IT </li></ul></ul>
    21. 60. Get the Most Out of TechSoup <ul><li>At TechSoup, you’ll find a range of technology services to help your nonprofit: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read helpful articles in our Learning Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Request donated software , hardware, and online services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Join our community forums to learn from your colleagues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Browse upcoming events and conferences </li></ul></ul>
    22. 61. Upcoming Webinars <ul><li>Flip-in' Out @ the Library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thursday, June 17, 11 a.m. Pacific time </li></ul></ul>
    23. 62. Thank you to our Webinar Sponsor! ReadyTalk offers dedicated product demos for TechSoup organizations 4 times per week. For more information: pages.readytalk.com/techsoup.html
    24. 63. Thank you! Please complete the post event survey! Kami Griffiths, kami@techsoup.org, 415-633-9392

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