Technology Resources for NGOs Around the World

KathyG
Posted April 6, 2016 from United States
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See TechSoup's announcement last year about going global. TechSoup has a product donation program, which provides eligible organizations with donated and discounted software, hardware, services, and training. In collaboration with theTechSoup Global Network, they have trusted partners who provide organizations worldwide access to the solutions they need. TechSoup's catalog includes more than 375 products from over 90 companies like Microsoft, Adobe, Cisco, Intuit, and Symantec.

At World Pulse, we use TechSoup's USA site to purchase legally licensed software at highly reduced prices. For US organizations these are the eligibility requirements. I assume each country has similar requirements, but that it varies.

For example if World Pulse was located in Nigeria I would do the following:

1. Go to www.techsoupglobal.organd select Nigeria as my country

2. Search for "eligibility". I found it under the HELP menu:nigeria.techsoup.global/eligibility-criteria

Check this out for your country! I would love to hear what you find and if you are able to take advantage of this great resource.Let your local organizations know about it. I've also posted it in our Resource Library.

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Adanna
Apr 07, 2016
Apr 07, 2016

Thank you for sharing KathyG :)

Jayne Cravens
May 26, 2016
May 26, 2016

TechSoup also has an online forum where you can ask tech-related questions and talk about how ICT impacts humanitarian, aid and development initiatives. I post a lot to TechSoup's Public Computing, ICT4D, and Tech4Good forum branch, about resources and ideas for creating and sustaining public computer labs and community tech centers, and for using tech for community development and as a part of activities to meet an organization or program’s mission.