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  • Who here has heard of TechSoup Canada?How many of you, to the best of your knowledge, are registered with TechSoup Canada? Have you ever received our products?What do you know about TechSoup Canada?
  • We are part of a Global network- 35 countriesLocated at CSI in TorontoPartner of ITAC
  • We believe technology can help organizations achieve their mission- for instance, imagine working without email? Or your computer? Or nowadays- facebook, twitter to get your message out! We think technology is a valuable component to success- but often unaffordable or hard to use without the proper knowledge. So our goal is to make those tools and knowledge more available to you and provide ideas for solutions.
  • Here are different ways to get involved with TechSoup. Our donations program is well known, and provide access to software and hardware donations for a small admin fee- I will go into depth about how to get involved with this. But we also have a learning centre on our site with articles on technology, a monthly bulleting, blog, social media, webinars and events- for instance webinar on Google Apps
  • The donations program started out small- one guy driving around in a truck asking for handouts and helping nonprofits with tech needs- at the time, 1987, this was called compumentor. Over 20 years later it has grown… to include 25 donor partners and 300 products in 35 countries worldwide. Alpha Software – an easy-to-use, database software to build custom applications to better and more effectively manage agencies/databases. Customize queries…Atlas Software- Schedule Anywhere- lets you schedule and manage up to 250 staff and volunteers. Web Based. Access from any computer with a browser. Download and print schedules, request time off, tells you when you are short of staff. Also make Staff manager- holds HR information for up to 150 employees- tabs include performance evals, emergency numbers, wages, associated documents. Etc. Bytes of Learning- Software to help you learn computers- customized to meet nonprofits needs. UltraKey systematically teaches touch typing and safe keyboarding using voice, 3D animation, video, and virtual reality. It provides many options that adapt to a broad range of age groups and special needs. EasyLearning: Formerly, The International Commission on Workforce Development (ICWFD) – an e-Skills360° global initiative to address the key barriers to accessing e-learning through high-end technology. It provides access to more than 500 certification-level IT and professional development courses.CRM’sCitySoft Community Enterprise (CE) is open-source enterprise software for organizations to manage their operations, communications, and fundraising. In a single Web-based interface, CE integrates more than 20 modules for managing a broad range of activities, especially content management (CMS) and constituent-relationship management (CRM). GiftWorks- fundraising and donor management software is designed specifically for the needs of is the first Web-based donor database and communications management system that rents its software to customers who access it over the Internet. eTapestry tracks donors, prospects, members, and alumni while managing gifts, pledges, and payments. An organization's data is stored and maintained remotely, and staff members interact with it through a Web browser. eTapestry takes care of backups, upgrades, security, and system maintenance. Technical support is available anytime by phone or email. Concentric- provides Web hosting, email, domain names, and more.
  • 90% DiscountWindows 7: Admin Fee: $7.00Retail Price: $290.00Sage- Admin Fee: $30.00Retail Value: $170.00Intuit Admin Fee: $48.00Retail Value: $199.00
  • SlideRocket- $24.00FluidSurveys- $31GotoMeeting- $ 52.00 Retail value: $468.00GotoWebinar- $98.00. Retail Value: $948.00EasyLearning- $89.00, Retail Value $1000.00- 10 Pins- so ten people can take the courses…The International Commission on Workforce Development has teamed with TechSoup Canada to offer discounts on its e-Skills360° computer-based courses in information technology and professional development. The courses are available to nonprofit organizations and public libraries in Canada. Each qualifying organization may request an unlimited number of discounted courses in blocks of 10.Here are some examples of popular courses:Information technology: Networking BasicsCisco Internetworking TechnologiesBasics of TelecommunicationsWeb Design BasicsVisual Basic 6 IntroductionDesktop skills: Using Your PCThe Linux Operating SystemGetting Started with Word 2007Professional development: Evaluating and Improving Time ManagementDeveloping as a Manager: The Many Roles of a ManagerDiversity Awareness: The Evolving Labor ForceCommunicating Clearly: Write to Be Understood
  • Who here is already registered with TechSoup?
  • Nonprofit incorporation #
  • The most common question we get is- why don’t I qualify for Adobe?
  • There are two levels of qualification- 1) your organization 2) By donor- each donor has their own specifications.
  • Secular Community designation- defined as an organization separate from the church or religious organization that provides services to people regardless of their religious beliefs and does not propagate a belief in a specific faith.
  • Once your order has been accepted and processed, the normal turnaround time for license requests is up to 14 days. You will receive: 1. Microsoft product media (ie: CDs) delivered by mail. 2. An email advising you that your Open License order has been accepted and processed by Microsoft, which will include: Your Authorization and License Agreement numbers. Directions on how to download licensing agreements from the Microsoft eOpen website. Product license key codes that can be used with the media to install the software. Please note that the Software Assurance for Microsoft expires after 2 years, but your licenses do not expire- Software Assurance is a Microsoft program that allows recipients to upgrade licenses to any new release of eligible products within two years of the initial request. This means free upgrades for software that comes with Software Assurance within this two-year period. Software Assurance replaces the need to request upgrades for your organization's volume licenses.
  • Does your organization need some help developing a technical application, widget? Can you identify a problem that can be solved through technology? This competition connects the tech geek coder world with the social nonprofit world. Developers will use their tech/coding knowledge and work with nonprofits to help them resolve a need in their organization.Examples: FPYN- Frontline Partners with Youth Network (FPYN) are looking for a flexible, shared, user-friendly and collaborative way of managing time- so syncing with calendars and other tools that will ultimately help them provide critical information needed for reporting to funders.Colorectal CancerAssociation of Canada's (CCAC)- They are looking for a system that allows patients to track the symptoms and side effects they are experiencing on a daily basis, and then print off a report to bring to their doctor's appointment. OSAC- Ontario Saskatchewan Arts Councils- looking for a solution to manage the complexity of tour booking.
  • All about tech soup canada

    1. 1. Downtown East Community Development Collective <br />May 9th, 2011<br />By Lori Smith<br />
    2. 2. TechSoup Canada is a collaborative effort by: <br /><ul><li>TechSoup Global
    3. 3. Centre for Social Innovation
    4. 4. Information Technology Association of Canada</li></li></ul><li>
    5. 5. TechSoup Canada Resources<br /><ul><li>Learning Centre
    6. 6. Monthly e-newsletter
    7. 7. Blog
    8. 8. Twitter & Facebook
    9. 9. Webinars
    10. 10. Events- Net Tuesday</li></li></ul><li>Donations Program<br />Over 25 Donor Partners, more than 300 Products<br />
    11. 11. Kinds of Products Available<br />
    12. 12. Most Popular Products<br />Norton Anti-Virus<br />Admin Fee: $5.00<br />Retail Value: $40.00<br />Microsoft Office Standard: $26.00<br />Retail Value: $599.00<br />Adobe Creative Suite<br />Admin Fee: $168<br />Retail Value: $1799<br />
    13. 13. New Products<br />
    14. 14. Getting Started…<br />
    15. 15.<br />
    16. 16. Getting Started…<br />
    17. 17. Getting Started…<br />You will need to know<br /><ul><li>C.R.A Charity Number or Nonprofit Incorporation Number
    18. 18. Total Annual Budget
    19. 19. “Activity Code”- what you do…</li></li></ul><li>Getting Started...<br />Activity Code<br />
    20. 20. Qualification<br />
    21. 21. Qualification<br />Organization Eligibility<br />Eligible organizations for Donations are:<br /><ul><li> Canadian Charities (registered with CRA)
    22. 22. Nonprofits (registered with province or territory)
    23. 23. Public Libraries</li></li></ul><li>Qualification<br />Send us a copy of your organization'sletter of tax exemptionfrom Revenue Canada (charities), letter of incorporation document(federal or provincial nonprofit organizations). <br />
    24. 24. Wait Two Weeks….<br />
    25. 25. Check Program Qualification<br />
    26. 26. Qualification<br />Read each donor guidelines carefully before ordering….<br />
    27. 27. Qualification- Part 2<br />Donor Eligibility<br />Donor Eligibility Criteria:<br /><ul><li> Annual Operating Budget
    28. 28. Activity Code
    29. 29. Organizational Status: Nonprofit, Charity or Library</li></li></ul><li>Qualification<br />Restrictions<br /><ul><li> Religious Organizations- unless they have proof of a secular community designation- requires more documentation and questionnaire.
    30. 30. Any organization that advocates, supports or practices discrimination based on age, ethnicity, race gender, national origin, disability, race, size, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic background. </li></li></ul><li>Qualification<br />Guidelines<br /><ul><li> Number of orders per fiscal year (July 1- June 30)
    31. 31. A maximum amount of licenses</li></li></ul><li>Qualification<br />End of Fiscal Year<br />(June 30- July 1)<br /><ul><li>Citrix (GotoMeeting/Webinar)
    32. 32. Sage (Simply Accounting Pro)
    33. 33. FluidSurveys
    34. 34. SlideRocket
    35. 35. ReadyTalk (Online Meetings)
    36. 36. Adobe (Photoshop, Acrobat, Creative Suite)
    37. 37. Intuit (QuickBooks)
    38. 38. Symantec (Backup, Norton Anti-Virus, Security)
    39. 39. Cisco (Routers, Firewall Hardware)</li></li></ul><li>Qualification<br />Donor Eligibility<br />Citrix Donations Program Guidelines<br /><ul><li> Eligible to Registered Charities and Public Libraries
    40. 40. Annual Operating Budget of less than $5 million
    41. 41. One Request per Fiscal Year (July 1- June 30)
    42. 42. Not available to religious organizations without a secular community designation
    43. 43. Not available to organizations that advocate or practice discrimination</li></ul>Admin Fee: $52.00 (retail value: $468.00) <br />
    44. 44. Requesting Products<br />
    45. 45. Request a Donation<br /><ul><li>Find a product
    46. 46. Review the product details
    47. 47. Add it to your cart</li></li></ul><li>Before You Order…Plan<br />Over the next 12 months, will you…?<br /><ul><li> Hire new Staff?
    48. 48. Buy new computers?
    49. 49. Add a server?
    50. 50. Request enough Client Access Licenses (CALs)
    51. 51. Take on new tech projects that will require new software?</li></li></ul><li>Not sure what to order?<br /><ul><li> Work with a volunteer, tech-savvy board member or IT consultant to assess needs.
    52. 52. Use our Nonprofit Software Checklist
    53. 53. Send us an email to</li></li></ul><li>Browse Products <br />Microsoft Donation Guidelines<br /><ul><li>2 orders (1 per year) within a 2-year period
    54. 54. The combined total of products ordered in a 2-year period may not exceed six titles and 50 user licenses per title (or 1 license per server title)
    55. 55. Each order must include a minimum of 5 "seats." 1 licence = 1 seat. Server license count as 5 seats, and thus fulfill the 5-seat requirement on their own.</li></li></ul><li>Browse Products: <br />Microsoft Order 1<br />Example:<br /><ul><li>7 Office Professional Plus 2010 </li></ul>Total: $258.72<br />Retail Value: $5,355.00<br />
    56. 56. Browse Products: <br />Microsoft Order 2 <br />Example:<br /><ul><li>50 Windows Server User CAL
    57. 57. 1 Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
    58. 58. 50 Windows 7 Professional Upgrade
    59. 59. 50 Office Standard 2010
    60. 60. 10 Windows Multipoint Server Cal
    61. 61. 1 Windows MultiPoint Server Premium</li></ul>Total: $2,437.41<br />Retail Value: $42,366<br />
    62. 62. What to expect <br />Receiving MS products<br />When bought at a retail outlet:<br />1. Receive award letter via email – Congratulations, lists software items donated, notes that CDs/DVDs have been mailed.<br />2. Receive email from – provides instructions on how to get volume license keys from website.<br />When received as a donation via TechSoup Canada:<br />Register your organization to check your eligibility with us for over 300 products from 25 donor partners!”<br /><br />
    63. 63. Questions?<br />
    64. 64. Other Stuff we do…<br />
    65. 65. Other Stuff We Do…<br />Monthly Net Tuesday Events<br /><br />Webinars<br /><br />
    66. 66. Contact Info<br />Lori Smith- Donations Program Manager<br /><br />E:<br />T: 1-866-616-5795<br />F: 1-866-951-4897<br />Phones: <br />9 am -2pm PST weekdays<br />Phones are closed Wednesdays<br />Email: 7am - 3pm PDT weekdays<br />Closed statutory Canadian & U.S. holidays.<br />
    67. 67. Thank-You!<br />