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How to save money on your tech investments
Hi,We’re from TechSoup Canada.
Our mission is to help nonprofits
use tech effectively.
Nonprofits can save money on tech products through
the Technology Donations Program
Register your charity, nonprofit or library to see which products you’re
eligible for: www.TechSoupCanada.ca/Getting_Started
You have access to free nonprofit tech resources
We are a program of
the Centre for Social Innovation.
CSI is a coworking space, community and launchpad
for people who are changing the world.
Find us @ Spadina, Annex, Regent Park in Toronto
(ON) and in New York (NY).
We are part of
the TechSoup Global Network.
TSGN is a partnership 60+ civil society organizations
that aims to improve lives globally through the use of
Together, we’ve reached more then 735,000
organizations and saved nonprofits more than $5.8 B
(USD) in tech tools and services.
Did you know that
the average nonprofit
can save ~$800 for
each full-time staff?
The average full-time staff would have …
*Fees are yearly cloud subscriptions for each user
Through TechSoup Canada …
*Box offers perpetual licenses for $116 for 10 users, translating to$11.6/user, which is rounded to $12
Desktop Official Retail Price
Windows 10 Pro (or 8.1) $200 $21 $179
Microsoft Office Pro 2016 $520 $55 $465
Bitdefender Internet Security $80 $14 $66
Acrobat XI Pro $120 $76 $44
(Google Apps or Office 365) $60/year $0/year $60
File sharing or collaboration
(Box) $84/year $12 (perpetual license) $72
Total $1,064 $178 $886
… that’s a savings of $886 per person
… which translates to savings of:
for small nonprofits
(10 full time staff)
for medium nonprofits
(30 full time staff)
for large nonprofits
(50 full time staff)
$8,860 $26,580 $44,300
How much can your organization potentially save?
Retail price for 2-user
licenses is $500
Yearly subscription for 1 user
1-year subscription for 1 user 2-year subscription for 1 user
Quick overview of
How it works
How it works
Since 2003, over
31,000nonprofits, charities & libraries in Canada have saved
$310+ millionworth of software and hardware.
“Through TechSoup Canada, Big
Brothers Big Sister agencies were
able to update their software and
saved over $500,000!”
Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada
charity or library in
Canada can register
2. Get qualified
qualification & eligibility
process typically takes
2-10 business days
Your application & your
status as a charity,
nonprofit or library has
As soon as you’re
qualified, you can log in
to your account & view
eligibility any time
3. Request donations
Request donations as
often as you want
through our online shop
partner has an
Add to cart
Admin fees typically
4-10% of retail value
1 of 4
Download your software
All of our software donations & discounts are electronic
download only or on the cloud.
Check your email – contains
all the info you need
No discs will be
Know & follow order cycles
Majority of donor partners limit the number of products you
can request between July 1st and June 30th.
Your allotment with these donor partners reset on July 1st.
Cycle resets!Cycle starts!
3 users1 user 1 user 1 user
Order whenever you want
You can order as many times as you like, as long as you’re
within your allotment.
Microsoft has a 2-year allotment cycle
Calendar Year 2Calendar Year 1
*Within a 2-year cycle, Microsoft allows organizations
to order up to 10 title groups (with up to 50 licenses
per group) and maximum of 5 server products in total
Track your Microsoft allotment online
You can check how much you’ve already ordered by visting “My Microsoft
Do you have PCs with illegal, free, or basic Windows operating
systems? Microsoft’s Get Genuine program offers your
organization a one-time chance to get your existing computers
running fully legitimate and upgradable Windows operating
Microsoft’s Get Genuine Program
Start saving! See what you qualify for today