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We are a 501c3 nonprofit. We are working to empower. Technology transforms NGOs When they can get it When they can learn how to use it When it can accelerate their work
Several factors elevate NGOs’ need for help with technology: Economic gaps The rapid evolution of technology An abundance of tech choices that can overwhelm and confuse (the cloud, mobile, so many options) NGO staff may be skilled in an issue or a service, but are not always tech experts Technology companies are willing and often eager to donate products and services, and there are NGOs who need the technology. However, to connect companies and NGOs remains a challenge. Access to technology is essential, but context is key: NGOs need local technology “know-how” and support
For NGOs to use technology effectively, they need solutions. TechSoup Global works with many NGOs and many partners to create solutions that are easy to share, replicate, and scale.
“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 social entrepreneur, founder of Skoll Foundation and first president of eBay.
Data Sources: Jeff Skoll Quote: http://www.forbes.com/sites/rahimkanani/2011/07/05/a-minute-with-jeff-skoll-on-technology-and-global-social-change/
TechSoup Global is dedicated to serving the world’s NGOs. The need is global and so are we.
Our mission statement: We are working toward a time when every social benefit organization on the planet has the technology, resources, and knowledge it needs to operate at its full potential.
We were founded in 1987 (that’s a long time ago!...and especially impressive for an NGO) and have consistently upheld a mission of social sector capacity building. But it that has evolved over time, from matching volunteer geeks with NGOs, to running the world’s largest tech donations program, to NGO eligibility services globally, to helping NGOs move to the cloud. Additionally, we have over 200 employees, and offices in San Francisco, Warsaw, and London. We are a sustainable social enterprise with 85% earned revenue.
TechSoup Global doesn’t just help NGOs overcome barriers to effective use of technology. We also help NGOs overcome language, economic, geographic, cultural, knowledge, and access barriers.
We create new ways to access technology, new paths to connect and network, and new means to learn and develop skills — all so that NGOs can operate at their full potential, more effectively deliver their programs and services, and better achieve their missions.
Our work and our impact are worldwide.
Additional statistics showcasing TechSoup Global’s impact (data as of September 30, 2014):
14.1 million software and hardware donations to date 2,250 social innovation technologists and civil society activists convened monthly in 41 cities (22 countries) through TechSoup Global’s NetSquared Local groups 66,000 social media followers 79%of NGOs have improved organizational efficiency with TechSoup Global's resource offering* 57% of constituents have gained new skills using technology acquired from TechSoup*
* Source = survey conducted among TechSoup members in 2013
An innovative triple-win business model
Charities obtain products, relevant content and support, and a forum for collaboration Corporations gain an effective and efficient distribution channel for CSR activities TechSoup network is sustained by charging a low administrative fee
My colleague here in the UK, William Hoyle of Charity Technology Trust recently shared this quote with me from one of your government officials:
“By private sector outsourcing CSR to an organisation that can develop a business model around it, the business offers an opportunity for greater social impact.”
A great endorsement of our model, although he didn’t know it at the time.
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