TechSoup Global is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit founded in 1987 on the belief that technology is a powerful enabler for social change. Its flagship program, TechSoup.org, helps nonprofits and libraries with the technology resources and knowledge they need to operate at their full potential.
Perhaps the largest technology product philanthropy program in the world, TechSoup.org has a catalog of nearly 450 products, which are generously donated by a growing roster of 40 technology corporations, including industry leaders such as Microsoft, Adobe, Cisco, Intuit, and Symantec. As of December 2009, these partners have made 5.5 million donations and provided savings of $1.6 billion to the nonprofit sector.
Here is just a small sampling of products, resources, and savings you can expect:
Software: TechSoup (www.techsoup.org/stock) offers the complete suite of Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007 for an administrative fee of $20, compared to the full retail price of $499 Norton AntiVirus 2010, Symantec's essential security software, is available for an administrative fee of $4 — a $36 savings off the full retail price.
Hardware: TechSoup helps organizations purchase top-quality refurbished computers through its Recycled Computer Initiative (http://www.techsoup.org/stock/rci/).
Resources and knowledge: TechSoup’s Learning Center (http://www.techsoup.org/learningcenter/) offers articles and webinars (http://www.techsoup.org/learningcenter/webinars) to help you make informed decisions about technology. Find upcoming workshops and conferences in the events calendar (http://www.techsoup.org/community/events/index.cfm), check for the latest news and information in our blog (http://blog.techsoup.org/), and participate in community discussions (http://www.techsoup.org/community/) with your nonprofit colleagues.
Subscribe to our New Product Alert and TechSoup By the Cup newsletters (http://www.techsoup.org/tools/newsletters.cfm )and our RSS feeds (http://www.techsoup.org/rss) to keep up with the latest products, content, and community happenings at TechSoup.
TANO Organizational Member Benefit: While any nonprofit may join TechSoup, TANO Organizational Members have the added benefit of having a TechSoup Account Representative available to assist with their order processing, questions and refunds. For more information, contact Mary Beth Harrington at email@example.com for details.