www.ctxchange.org
Charity Technology Exchange <ul><li>CTX enables eligible charities to gain access to new donated products from leading tec...
Who are we? Charity and profitable social enterprise with a mission to demonstrate how technology can improve the effectiv...
TechSoup Global Japan Kenya Lesotho Malawi Mexico New Zealand Poland Russia Slovenia South Africa Spain Taiwan UK Ukraine ...
How it works Entitlement Notification Online General Registration Process www.ctxchange.org Register Charity Commission OS...
Exchange Office Sharepoint Windows Upgrades Dynamics <ul><li>Entitlement </li></ul><ul><li>Over a two year order cycle: </...
Key Tips <ul><li>Register to find out which programmes a charity qualifies for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading the eligibili...
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Accessing Technology Donation Programmes – an introduction

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Richard Cooper - Charity Technology Trust @ 2009 Lasa Circuit Rider conference
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Microsoft, Cisco, Symantec and a number of other companies donate their technology to a wide range of charities in the UK. This session will look out how charities can access these donation programmes and some of their “quirks”.

Richard is Development Manager for the CTX Programme which manages the Microsoft Software Donation Programme in the UK along with similar programmes from Cisco, Symantec and number of other technology companies.

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Accessing Technology Donation Programmes – an introduction

  1. 1. www.ctxchange.org
  2. 2. Charity Technology Exchange <ul><li>CTX enables eligible charities to gain access to new donated products from leading technology companies. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who are we? Charity and profitable social enterprise with a mission to demonstrate how technology can improve the effectiveness and efficiency of charities and voluntary organisations. Delivered nearly £30m in benefits to the sector in 2007 Powered by Compumentor, one of the USA's oldest and largest nonprofit technology assistance agencies, TechSoup.org offers nonprofits a one-stop resource for technology needs by providing free information, resources, and support. Manage CTX in the UK www.ctt.org Manage the global donation programmes and product fulfilment www.techsoup.org
  4. 4. TechSoup Global Japan Kenya Lesotho Malawi Mexico New Zealand Poland Russia Slovenia South Africa Spain Taiwan UK Ukraine USA Zambia Australia Belgium Bosnia Botswana Brazil Canada Chile Croatia Egypt France Germany Hong Kong Hungary India Ireland Israel
  5. 5. How it works Entitlement Notification Online General Registration Process www.ctxchange.org Register Charity Commission OSCR HMRC Checks Eligibility Check Eligibility Check Eligibility Check Eligibility Check Donor “Shop” (Manages entitlement) Donor “Shop” (Manages entitlement) Donor “Shop” (Manages entitlement) Donor “Shop” (Manages entitlement)
  6. 6. Exchange Office Sharepoint Windows Upgrades Dynamics <ul><li>Entitlement </li></ul><ul><li>Over a two year order cycle: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6 Titles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>50 User licences per title </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[Minimum 5 licences] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Maximum of two orders (1 every 12 months) </li></ul><ul><li>Subject to Microsoft’s eligibility criteria </li></ul>Windows Server
  7. 7. Key Tips <ul><li>Register to find out which programmes a charity qualifies for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading the eligibility guidelines helps but the only definitive answer comes through registration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The donors run separate programmes, they don’t all work the same way. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read the blurb on each programme you are interested before you start </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Work out what you need from each donor over the next twelve months/two years before you make a request </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The donors are inflexible on the cycle </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Weigh up all the options </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A charity that only wants one copy of Office [at the moment] may be better off getting in through a Select programme provider </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The definitive information for any product is on the donor’s website! </li></ul><ul><li>Fulfilment is direct from the donor, CTX don’t stock product so you should factor this in to any planning </li></ul>
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