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Webinar - Request Donated Tech Through TechSoup - 2015-08-13


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Visit for donated technology for nonprofits and libraries! View the full recorded webinar at

New to using TechSoup to access donated and discounted software, hardware, and services for your nonprofit, library, or foundation? Maybe you're not new, but would just like a quick refresher on requesting donations? Either way, this is the webinar for you!

We spend an hour (or less!) answering your TechSoup questions, helping you get started or updated on using our donation programs, learning about your organization's eligibility for different programs, and highlighting some newly-available donations.

Get the most out of the technology donations and resources available to your organization.

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Webinar - Request Donated Tech Through TechSoup - 2015-08-13

  1. 1. Request Donated Tech Through TechSoup August 13, 2015
  2. 2. Using ReadyTalk • Chat to ask questions • All lines are muted • If you lose your Internet connection, reconnect using the link emailed to you. • If you lose your phone connection, re-dial the phone number and re-join. • ReadyTalk support: 800-843-9166 Your audio will play through your computer’s speakers. Hear an echo? You may be logged in twice and will need to close one instance of ReadyTalk. 2
  3. 3. You Are Being Recorded… • This webinar will be available on the TechSoup website along with past webinars: • You can also view recorded webinars and videos on our YouTube channel: • You will receive an email with this presentation, recording, and links later today. • Tweet us @TechSoup or using hashtag: #techsoup 3
  4. 4. Request Donated Tech Through TechSoup August 13, 2015
  5. 5. Presenters 5 Assisting with chat: Ale Bezdikian, TechSoup Becky Wiegand Webinar Program Manager TechSoup Global
  6. 6. Where Are You? We Are Here 6
  7. 7. Agenda • Introduction to TechSoup • Participant Polls ─ Guide us! What do YOU want to cover? • Getting Set Up – Registered, Qualified, Eligible? • Requesting Donations? • Admin Fees, Restrictions, Limits? • Specific Donation Programs – Microsoft, Adobe, QuickBooks, JourneyEd, Hardware? • Q&A 7
  8. 8. About TechSoup Global We are a global network of 63 partner NGOs that provide the best technology resources to over a half-million organizations in 121 countries. 8 We connect organizations and people with the resources, support, and technology they need to change the world. Learn more from our 2014 Year in Review.
  9. 9. 9 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. 121 countries served 63 partner NGOs 41 Net2 local groups 615k NGOs reached Our Reach
  10. 10. Our Impact 10 Together, we build a stronger, more resilient civil society. $4.8B in technology products and grants employed by NGOs for the greater good 35 languages used to provide education and support 100+ corporate and foundation partners connected with the causes and communities they care about 5.9M annual visits to our websites 600,000 newsletter subscribers empowered with actionable knowledge 79% of NGOs have improved organizational efficiency with TechSoup Global's resource offering* *Source: = survey conducted among TechSoup members in 2013.
  11. 11. Our Product Donation Programs Donated technology, education, and community forum resources for NGOs save costs, magnify impact, and extend reach. 11
  12. 12. Participant poll What do you most want to cover today? • Getting started with registering/joining • Requesting donations • Eligibility and restrictions • Admin fees • Specific software donation programs (comment in chat) • Hardware donation programs • Learning/community resources • Meetups and access to experts • Webinars, trainings, and other events • Other (comment in chat) 12
  13. 13. Participant poll • Are you already registered with TechSoup? ─ Yes ─ No ─ Not sure 13
  14. 14. Participant poll • Have you personally requested donations on behalf of an organization before? ─ Yes ─ No ─ Not sure 14
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  27. 27. Q & A Please type your questions in the chat window. Continue the discussion in our TechSoup Program Help Forum. 56
  28. 28. Additional Resources • Eligibility and Restrictions • Donation Status and Order History • Organization Types and Sub-Types • Product Donation FAQ • Eligibility Quiz 28
  29. 29. Learn and Share! • Chat in one thing that you learned in today’s webinar that you will try to implement. • Will you share this information with your colleagues and within your network? 29
  30. 30. Upcoming Webinars and Events • 8/19: Technology Planning Tips for Small Libraries • 8/20: Easy Postcard Creation with Adobe InDesign (for Nonprofits and Libraries) • 8/27: Upgrade Your World: Windows 10 for Nonprofits and Libraries • 9/3: Top 10 Tactical Tips for GivingTuesday • 9/10: Introducing QuickBooks Online! • 9/17: Getting Started: Making Your Grant Requests Sparkle • 9/24: Navigating the World of Donated and Discounted Technology Explore our webinar archives for more! 30
  31. 31. Connect with Us! 31
  32. 32. ReadyTalk offers dedicated product demos for TechSoup organizations 4 times per week. For more information: Please complete the post-event survey that will pop up once you close this window. Thank You to Our Webinar Sponsor! 32