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Rockefeller tsg meeting 27_may2012_fnl

  1. 1. TechSoup Global Overview for the Rockefeller Foundation Bangkok, Thailand 27 May 2012
  2. 2. TechSoup Global TechSoup Global is a nonprofit serving the nonprofit community worldwide. We have built nonprofit sector capacity through technology for 25 years. We are working toward a time when every social benefit organization on the planet has the technology, resources, and knowledge they need to operate at their full potential. Page 2
  3. 3. Recent Rockefeller SupportTechSoup Global and its Network PartnersNGOsource*: Improve the efficiency GuideStar India: provides infoof international grantmaking. on over 1800+ NGOs in India. *In partnership with the Council on Foundations Page 3
  4. 4. There is tremendous opportunity and unmet technology capacity need in the nonprofit sector 10+ million nonprofit organizations (NPOs) employ almost 50M people and contribute up to 5% of total GDP* Technology offers transformative power: • The Internet accounts for 3.4% of GDP* • Mobiles led to an 8% increase in profits for fishermen in India • The Arab Spring movement was aided by social media/mobiles Technology in the social sector is behind the curve: • Economic crisis, changes in technology and lack of in-house technology management elevate need • Gap exists between NPO needs and donor capabilities/reach “Today, technology is the social catalyst empowering communities in all corners of the globe to improve their lives and shape their collective future. Modern technology is opening floodgates of information and influence historically reserved only for those in power.” Jeff Skoll, Philanthropist and First President of E-Bay*Sources: Johns Hopkins University and McKinsey Global Institute, Page 4 May 2011, Internet Matters, CGAP
  5. 5. Global ChampionsTechSoup Global partners with a global network of technologyproviders to deliver product donations to NGOs: • Acclivity • DonorPerfect • GiftWorks • ReadyTalk • Alpha Software • DYMO • goQ • Red Earth • Atlas Business Solutions • easyLearning • • BetterWorld Telecom • Efficient Elements • Huddle • Blackbaud • eTapestry • IKON • Bytes of Learning • Exclaimer • Mailshell • Caspio • FileMaker • NOZA • CitySoft • Flickr • Palo Alto Software • ClickTime • Flip Video • Pitney Bowes • Dharma Merchant Services • FluidSurveys • Quickbooks Made Easy Page 5
  6. 6. Global Impact of Donations Program Data from September 2011 Page 6
  7. 7. TechSoup Global NetworkAn innovative platform which delivers donated and discountedtechnology products, civil society data programs and content andcommunity to social benefit organizations across the globe: Page 7
  8. 8. TSG’s Data, Product and Community ProgramsSupport and Enhance Each Other 1. Identify and understand legitimate NGOs / CSOs and their needs, through public data and direct engagement 2. Connect NGOs with relevant products, information and support (including grants) 3. Engage NGOs, along with other organizations and engaged individuals, to share best practices and build innovative solutions Page 8
  9. 9. Local ImpactRestart Romania Challenge 53 “challengers” • 5 embassies • 141 ideas • 516 user accounts • ~94,000 page views • ~38,000 visits • Sponsorship by Microsoft, Cisco, Orange, Vodafone Results Reduce Violent Disputes over Parking Pressure Political Establishment to Act: Spaces: Romania No Cars The Online Democracy Initiative This project aims to end This project would spur the parking-space disputes by Romanian government to centralizing information action, not by direct gathered from citizens as influence but by they spot deserted cars. encouraging citizens to Project submitters hope to act. Its ultimate aim is a reduce the violence that self-generated citizen sometimes erupts by political program whose shedding light on existence would put abandoned cars and pressure on the political making it easy to find establishment. open parking lots. Page 9
  10. 10. Local Impact The Humour Foundation Sydney and Melbourne, Australia The Humour Foundation is an Australian charity dedicated to promoting and delivering the health benefits of humour. In partnership with Connecting Up Australia, The Humour Foundation secured a donation of Microsoft software licenses, resulting in substantial savings that were redirected to the organization’s programs.Image Source: The Humour Foundation Page 10
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  12. 12. What is TechSoup Asia? • Collaborative venture with partners sponsored by Microsoft • Bringing TechSoup to six SE Asian countriesAPAC presence: Australia, Hong • Building programs tailoredKong, India, Indonesia*, Japan, Malaysia, New to region’s needsZealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam * (* = Planned for FY13) Page 12
  13. 13. Our Approach is Deeply Collaborative • Change Weekend with 20 thought leaders in KL • NGO IT Resource Centre pilot in Malaysia • Regional NGO Tech Conference in Hong Kong in 2013 • Innovating on NetSquared program in Bangkok Page 13
  14. 14. What does this mean for Thailand? • Access to affordable, supported technology • Supporting information and community engagement • Platform for new ideas and program offerings • Collaboration with local organizations and engaged individuals NetSquared Thailand ( TSG Digital Storytelling Competition Page 14
  15. 15. TechSoup Asia ( Page 15
  16. 16. Global Data Services Program:GuideStar International Page 16
  17. 17. Global Data ServicesSustainable global data services platform• TSG – along with partners in 44 countries - is building a global data repository to connect civil society organizations (CSOs) with technology tools, resources, education, information and each other• The data repository currently consists of Information on hundreds of thousands of CSOs across the globe and is used to increase the transparency of the sector and to facilitate program delivery• TSG is working to establish standards for and effective usage of global civil society data• Prominent TechSoup Global data resources, and the NGOsource, a project of GuideStar InternationalTechSoup Global Network, of TechSoup Global and the promotes transparency andpartners around the world Council on Foundations, is an civil-society reporting.facilitate access to and equivalency determinationeffective usage of (ED) service that connects tools by CSOs grantmakers and foundationsacross the globe. Hundreds of to international NGOs.thousands of CSOs areserved. 17
  18. 18. The Challenge: Civil society organizations and foundations play a critical role in serving unmet needs yet information about organizations is often disaggregated and difficult to track. • CSOs assist populations and causes that are otherwise underserved by governmental or corporate actors • Civil society is growing in size and significance • The global financial crises place further pressure on CSOs and foundations as governments face increased debt and pressures on their subsidies • Basic information on CSOs is generally incomplete • CSO data is disaggregated with few centralized databases Page 18
  19. 19. GuideStar International Provides the AnswersThe GuideStar International program aggregates CSO data in acountry, including organization’smission, activities, accomplishments, structure and finances. By making the work of CSOs transparent, over time, these national GuideStar systems: • make CSOs more visible, accountable and effective; • enable more confident and effective philanthropy; and • promote vibrant and well governed civil societies Page 19
  20. 20. GuideStar Values Self-generated information Flexible and inclusive Straightforward Comprehensive Consistent across the world Reinforces best practices Page 20
  21. 21. GuideStar (Belgium) Highlights • Launched in February 2011 • More than 1,900 charities profiled and being self managed by charities. Over 1,000 visits per month • Organizational data provided by the Bank of Belgium • Regional Support Centre established. will be the operations headquarters for Europe Page 21
  22. 22. GuideStar InternationalGuideStar Israel Highlights • GuideStar Israel is now the de facto site in Israel for nonprofit information • Over 30,000 NGOs will be profiled in Hebrew, English, and Arabic • Approximately 12,000 visitors per month • Educating the field by showcasing innovative uses of social media in the nonprofit sector • Great interest by the Jewish communities in the US/UK diaspora, where local GuideStar programs are well known among donors and philanthropists Page 22
  23. 23. GuideStar InternationalGuideStar United Kingdom Highlights • More than165,000 charities profiled • Serve ~5,000 visitors per month • Receives organisation feed from Charity Commission Page 23
  24. 24. GuideStar International GuideStar India Highlights • Over 1,800 profiled organizations including documents • Serving more than 2,500 visitors per month • Selected to be one of three reviewers of the prestigious“The credibility of organisations is key to Social Impact Awardshow we select our partner charities…As • Cited by regional grant-makingpart of our detailed due diligence organizations as a critical sourceprocedure, we use the resourcesprovided by GuideStar India to ensure of CSO datathat donations make the maximum • Bottom-up approach to dataimpact and funds are distributed gathering through extensiveresponsibly and effectively.” - Abha Thorat-Shah, Trust Director outreach and marketing The British Asian Trust Page 24
  25. 25. GuideStar InternationalGuideStar Luxembourg Highlights • New site in development • Will start with empty database as no government central registration exists • Local partner to own site together with Bank of Luxembourg • Live in French on 30/6 & Local language on 1/10 Page 25
  26. 26. Implementation process is collaborative andpositions local partners as the public face of theservice. Streamlined Implementation Process: Outbound Tech Platform & Launch Support communication Ongoing and ongoing and opportunity Upgrades best practices for common projects Low Cost and High Value to Deliver: • Shared costs •Highly •Local face Low • Free to Efficiency automated Visibility •Localized Cost listing & Speed •Available content CSOs and software public Page 26
  27. 27. Features of each GuideStar International site areintended to be Access to the site is open and free for the CSOs and for the public.• It is not intended to evaluate or judge the associations.• The website describes the: – mission of the CSO – projects – needs (recruitment of volunteers, requests for funding for a specific project, etc.) – governing bodies – key financial information – post its logo, photos, annual report or a video. – Over 50 headings can be completed; the association is free to choose whether to provide an exhaustive or a brief overview.• Preparing the information for the site does not require much CSO time. Page 27