Reaching Potentials: Technology and Nonprofits <ul><li>Presented by TechSoup Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Jane Zhang </li></ul>
TechSoup Canada
About Us <ul><li>Launched Jan 30, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>...working toward a time when every NGO in Canada has the tech re...
What we’ve done so far… <ul><li>Jan 30 th  – Oct 31 st , 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Cost saving of 13.7 Million to the sector ...
Our Events <ul><li>Over 500 active members for Toronto Net Tuesday </li></ul><ul><li>Over 8000 members for By-the-cup News...
What we have found: <ul><li>The Need:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>access to software and hardware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ac...
What we hope to do: <ul><li>Increase # of Canadian specific donor partners </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative options for hardwa...
Role of Technology <ul><li>Simplification of tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Generating awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding ...
Technology is the organization
The world is changing
 
What are we going to do about it?
Contact Us <ul><li>www.techsoupcanada.ca </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>@techsoupcanada or @jzhang99 ...
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Presented by Jane Zhang, TechSoup Canada, at the 2009 Ontario Trillium Foundation professional development conference

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  • Reaching Potential: Technology and Nonprofits

    1. 1. Reaching Potentials: Technology and Nonprofits <ul><li>Presented by TechSoup Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Jane Zhang </li></ul>
    2. 2. TechSoup Canada
    3. 3. About Us <ul><li>Launched Jan 30, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>...working toward a time when every NGO in Canada has the tech resources and knowledge to operate at their full potential. </li></ul>
    4. 4. What we’ve done so far… <ul><li>Jan 30 th – Oct 31 st , 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Cost saving of 13.7 Million to the sector </li></ul><ul><li>~4.5 Million to Ontario Nonprofits </li></ul><ul><li>3458 organizations in Ontario. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Our Events <ul><li>Over 500 active members for Toronto Net Tuesday </li></ul><ul><li>Over 8000 members for By-the-cup Newsletter </li></ul><ul><li>Over 20 speaking engagements at conferences, events, webinars </li></ul>
    6. 6. What we have found: <ul><li>The Need: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>access to software and hardware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>access to knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>access to talent </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. What we hope to do: <ul><li>Increase # of Canadian specific donor partners </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative options for hardware/support </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge portal to bring together tech vendors and nonprofit orgs </li></ul>
    8. 8. Role of Technology <ul><li>Simplification of tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Generating awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding your audience </li></ul><ul><li>Cost savings </li></ul><ul><li>Support your passions </li></ul>
    9. 9. Technology is the organization
    10. 10. The world is changing
    11. 12. What are we going to do about it?
    12. 13. Contact Us <ul><li>www.techsoupcanada.ca </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>@techsoupcanada or @jzhang99 on Twitter </li></ul>

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