Connecting Up is an Australian NGO that has been operating since 1981. Initially delivering community service and events information on a state level, Connecting Up expanded to also provide technology-related resources, events, and training to NGOs nationally. Its mission is to unleash the power of NGOs.
Connecting Up joined the TechSoup Global Network in 2007 and has partnered with TechSoup and TechSoup Global Network partner Hong Kong Council of Social Service to launch the donation programs in six countries of Southeast Asia.
The mission of SOCIALware is to improve nonprofit management by enabling nonprofits to acquire needed information technology (IT).
SOCIALware, the IT donation program of SOCIALware asbl, offers a variety of services to nonprofits in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg, including assistance in the selection and usage of IT platforms and assistance in obtaining software and hardware from IT suppliers. The donation program in Belgium was one of the original pilot countries for the TechSoup Global Network and was launched in 2006.
TechSoup Brasil is a collaborative effort that was launched in 2009 between Associação Telecentro de Informação e Negócios (ATN) and TechSoup. ATN is a nonprofit organization that was established in 2006 and is dedicated to the creation of better social and economic conditions through digital inclusion. Through corporate and university partnerships and its network of telecenters, ATN provides services that contribute to the development of communities and civil society.
TechSoup Canada provides Canadian charities, nonprofits, and libraries with a unique mix of technology resources, learning content, and community support.
TechSoup Canada is a collaborative effort by the Centre for Social Innovation, TechSoup, and the Information Technology Association of Canada. This initiative was made possible by a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
DonaTec is the donation program operated in Chile by CDI (The Committee for Democracy in Information Technology), which was founded in Brazil in 1995 by Rodrigo Baggio. It now operates in eight South American countries, with the mission to promote the social inclusion of low-income communities by using information and communication technologies as tools for building and exercising citizen rights.
CDI Chile joined the TechSoup Global Network in 2007.
Founded in 2006, NPI (Nonprofit Incubator) has built out the leading support network for nonprofits and social enterprises in China. It has launched 11 offices and more than 40 project sites nationwide. It was named a National 5A-Class Social Organization and a National Excellent Social Organization by the Ministry of Civil Affairs. In partnership with government departments at all levels, philanthropic foundations, and Fortune 500 companies, NPI has promoted social innovation over the past 12 years. It has worked extensively in nonprofit incubation, capacity building, development of a community services platform, evaluation of government procurements, venture philanthropy, and operation of innovative spaces.
MAKAIA joined the TechSoup Global Network in 2013 to provide a validation service for Microsoft's Office 365 for Nonprofits applicants in a number of Latin American countries.
MAKAIA expanded its partnership with TechSoup in 2014 with the launch of Programa de Tecnología para el Sector Social, which enables nonprofits to access other software donations.
MAKAIA Asesoría Internacional was founded in 2006 and focuses on capacity building in civil society organizations, social enterprises, local governments, and social responsibility initiatives that support the social and economic development of Colombia and Latin America.
The VIA Association and VIA Foundation assist people who have taken the initiative to create positive change in their communities. Since its establishment in 1997, the VIA Foundation has emerged as the largest private supporter of community development in the Czech Republic.
The Professional Development Foundation is an NGO formed in 1998 by leading members of the private sector, with a clear objective to develop Egypt's business sector and enable it to compete in the global arena.
SolidaTech's mission is to reduce the digital divide and support the social integration of individuals and associations. SolidaTech focuses on job creation in the areas of e-waste, recycling, and reuse. It advocates for the reuse of equipment and facilitates access to computer hardware for individuals and NGOs.
Stifter-helfen.de is the IT donation portal of Haus des Stiftens gGmbH in partnership with TechSoup.
Haus des Stiftens gGmbH is a nonprofit entity that operates as a charitable limited company. It offers a broad range of services and support to charitable foundations, social enterprises, and nonprofit organizations to help them fulfill their social mission. Stifter-helfen.de was launched in 2008 to give German nonprofits access to the software and hardware donation programs. Stifter-helfen.de also offers workshops and webinars to support digital competencies and resources in the nonprofit sector.
In 2012, a portal was launched in Austria, and an additional portal was launched in Switzerland in late 2013.
HKCSS was established in 1947 with a commitment to sustain and develop social welfare in Hong Kong. HKCSS is an umbrella organization of more than 340 agency members that provide over 90 percent of the social welfare services for those in need through their 3,000 service units all over Hong Kong.
HKCSS has partnered with TechSoup and TSGN partner Connecting Up to support the donation programs in six countries of Southeast Asia.
HKCSS also operates the TechDonation program in Macau.
CivilTech is operated by Nonprofit Információs és Oktató Központ (NOIK) Alapítvány (the Nonprofit Information and Training Center Foundation) and was launched in partnership with TechSoup in 2007.
The NIOK Foundation's mission is to strengthen civil society in Hungary. It strives to make civil society stronger through the work of nonprofit organizations and to lay the groundwork that promotes the long-term operation of those organizations. Its programs improve the professionalism and effectiveness of nonprofits and strengthen their relationship with government, the business community, and society as a whole.
BiGTech is operated by the NASSCOM Foundation and launched in 2007.
The NASSCOM Foundation is the charitable arm of NASSCOM, the leading voice of the Indian IT industry. The foundation relies heavily on partnerships between NGOs, industry, and government agencies. It is committed to building IT capacity in civil society and has launched more than 100 rural knowledge centers throughout India.
The ENCLUDEit Programme is brought to Ireland by ENCLUDE, an independent nonprofit IT consultancy service to the Irish nonprofit sector, in partnership with TechSoup. ENCLUDE is about e-inclusion: the reduction of the digital divide in Irish society. It brings affordable, trustworthy systems and IT consultancy to Irish charities to maximize the benefits of IT in the areas of performance improvement, operation efficiency, and the better use of donor funds.
Its longer-term mission is to create high-impact initiatives that will offer solutions to groups of organizations and help move the sector as a whole ahead in its use of technology.
SocialTechno promotes digital literacy and technological development in Italian nonprofit organizations. It creates synergies with the for-profit world to allow the charitable sector to access innovation and make better use of technology.
The Japan NPO Center was established in 1996 to strengthen the foundation of nonprofit organizations in Japan. Its goal is to build strategic partnerships between the nonprofit sector and the business and government sectors.
KCDF is a Kenyan grantmaking organization that was founded and registered in 1997 as a public foundation. KCDF invests significant resources to build, strengthen, and sustain the core capacities of poor, marginalized, and disadvantaged communities.
The mission of SOCIALware is to improve nonprofit management by enabling nonprofits to acquire needed information technology (IT).
SOCIALware, the IT donation program of SOCIALware asbl, offers a variety of services to nonprofits in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg, including assistance in the selection and usage of IT platforms and assistance in obtaining software and hardware from IT suppliers.
Cemefi is a membership association with more than 700 members, which include civil society organizations, individuals, and corporations.
Cemefi's mission is to promote the participation of committed and socially responsible citizens and civil society organizations in order to increase solidarity, equity, and prosperity in Mexican society. To fulfill its mission, Cemefi supports the development of civil society organizations, as well as corporate social responsibility programs by major companies.
TechSoup New Zealand provides donated software from a number of global technology companies to eligible New Zealand NGOs with charitable status. TechSoup New Zealand also supports the NGO sector nationally through regular events and training opportunities.
The TechSoup New Zealand program was launched in 2008 as a partnership between Connecting Up and TechSoup.
TechSoup.ro offers Romanian NGOs support and inspiration to use technology in order to make Romania a better place. TechSoup Romania also develops programs that link Romania's very active and enthusiastic IT industry and Romanian NGOs, such as ReStart Romania and Innovation Labs.
InfoDonor is operated by the Institute of the Information Society (IIS), an independent research and service organization that specializes in information technology, telecommunications, and information policy.
One of the major tasks of the IIS is to open digital opportunities to all NGOs in Russia and support their full-fledged development within the emerging information society and knowledge economy.
IIS publishes the international information and analytical journal Information Society. The journal is the oldest professional Russian-language publication that comprehensively covers different aspects of IT use for development.
TechSoup Slovakia is operated by the Pontis Foundation and was launched in partnership with TechSoup in 2009. One of the basic aims of the Pontis Foundation is to support local Slovak NGOs and increase their access to modern technology. TechSoup Slovakia puts this vision in practice with its technology donation platform.
The Pontis Foundation provides administrative and organizational services for NGOs and corporate foundations to help them improve their administrative, technical, and organizational work.
MISSS is a major youth center in Slovenia; it has long worked in partnership with the Microsoft Citizenship program. It operates through 16 youth centers in Slovenia that support young people with diverse counseling and information programs and other activities.
Proyecto Dono helps NGOs to optimize their technology needs. It provides a portal for donations from leading technology companies, including Cisco, Google, Microsoft, Symantec, and Vodafone. It also offers resources and technological advice on planning, tips and tricks, and other technology assistance.
Stifter-helfen.ch was launched in Switzerland by TechSoup Global Network partner Haus des Stiftens gGmbH after its successful program launches in Germany and Austria.
Haus des Stiftens gGmbH is a nonprofit entity that operates as a charitable limited company. It offers a broad range of services and support to charitable foundations, social enterprises, and nonprofit organizations to help them fulfill their social mission.
Founded in 1993, the Frontier Foundation created the first Chinese search engine in Taiwan, set up the first server for NGOs, started the first training courses for NGOs, and has had significant impact building online communities for women, the disabled, aboriginal tribes, and other communities.
The mission of STGM is to provide advocacy, campaign, research, training, and advocacy activities to promote a strong and democratic civil society, in order to
- Ensure the development of participation and democracy in civil society
- Strengthen organizational capacity and autonomy
- Make the voice of civil society heard in decision-making processes
Since 1995, GURT Resource Centre has been actively involved in developing local communities in Ukraine through fostering civic engagement, strengthening local governance, and serving as a national resource center for information and expertise on civil society. GURT's mission is to contribute to democratic societal transformation in Ukraine through capacity-building programs for civil society actors that ensure dignity, confidence, and trust among citizens at local and national levels.
tt-exchange (formerly CTXchange) is the IT donation program of Tech Trust (formerly CTT) and was launched in 2006.
Tech Trust empowers UK charities through the effective use of technology. It provides online fundraising, email marketing, and cloud solutions for nonprofits. Tech Trust focuses mainly on the provision of a wide range of donated products and services that are used to increase the efficiency of charities in many of their core areas of activity.
TechSoup is the founding member and leader of the TechSoup Global Network, and helps nonprofits around the world get and use technology to heighten their impact. It provides technology donations, training, events, and community-building initiatives to nonprofits. In addition, TechSoup uses its pivotal role as connector between sectors to help companies and foundations optimize their philanthropic impact. To facilitate local connections, the TechSoup Global Network operates active regional hubs as TechSoup Africa, TechSoup Asia Pacific, and TechSoup Europe.