For NGOs

Welcome to TechSoup. Are you a nonprofit employee or social activist? If yes, you have reached a good place. We equip changemakers with technology solutions and skills they need to improve lives globally and locally. We organise and provide access to data, convene activists and share knowledge.

TECHNOLOGY DONATION PROGRAM

Our  product donation program provides eligible organizations with donated and discounted software, hardware, services, and training. In collaboration with the TechSoup Global Network, our trusted partners give organizations worldwide access to the solutions they need. TechSoup’s catalog includes more than 375 products from over 90 companies like Microsoft, Adobe, Cisco, and Symantec.

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COMMUNITY BUILDING

We believe in technology but nothing replaces in-person meeting. Our NetSquared meetups bring together nonprofits and activists, tech leaders and funders, and everyone who’s interested in using technology for social change. Our volunteer leaders host free in-person events every month in 60 cities all over the world.

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SOCIAL INNOVATION

Within TechSoup Europe’s Community Programme, we strive to make technology social by connecting unlikely collaborators, such as hackers, designers, government and local authority officials and social activists. Together we try to generate innovative solutions to social challenges.If you are interested in replicating our project or you would like to join forces and make a new one, please contact us!

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Projects

TransparenCEE

TransparenCEE is a community oriented project for strengthening the capacity of transparency and accountability organizations and activists from Central and Eastern Europe concerning the usage of new technologies and open data in their projects.

Tech4Stories

An information, media literacy and social campaigning program for NGOs to power up their social impact and to counter radicalized public discourse across East Europe.

Opening Opportunities

The Opening Opportunities is an educational program of Asociatia Techsoup launched in 2013. It brings together mixed teams of students working on technical projects together with their Microsoft mentor. Opening Opportunities brings together mixed teams of not just students from different high-schools, but also from different cities, working for 6 months on technical projects and using Skype […]

ICT4NGO

ICT4NGO – ICT Competency Assessment Standard for European NGOs is dedicated to create an ICT tool for NGOs staff to develop its digital competences.

Ordyslexie

Ordyslexie provides dyslexic children with a refurbished tablet-PC with Microsoft OneNote, which helps make the learning experience more interactive. The program  gives children an organizational system that helps them automatically save their work and come back to it if they get distracted. Ordyslexie is a cost-effective and easier way to learn for dyslexic children. Imagine that organizing your thoughts […]

Apps4Warsaw

In order to facilitate the process of opening City of Warsaw data we worked hard in a wide partnership of non-governmental organizations as well as corporate and public institutions. We run a complex open data project Apps4Warsaw which now we scale in other countries.

Ministry of Data App Challenge

“Ministry of Data” is an open data challenge focuses on solutions for improving the transparency, inclusiveness and quality of life in cities of the Western Balkans.

Community Boost_r

Community boost_r inspired, enabled and promoted tech for civil participation in transparency and accountability initiatives in the Western Balkans.

Things

We know technology supports citizens that want to change how things look in their communities. That’s why with our partners we created Things – project enabling and promoting social technology for social change in Istanbul, Turkey.

Apps4Cities Ukraine

Apps4Cities promotes civic engagement around open data to enhance government transparency and accountability to the local citizenry.

News

13.07.2020

What Technology Does Your Nonprofit Need in 2020?

Nonprofits face a unique moment in history. The intense challenges of 2020 are changing everything about how we fundraise, adapt, and use technology to serve our communities. This inflection point will shape everything we do for the next decade — and beyond. In the midst of this global crisis, TechSoup is partnering with a group […]

23.06.2020

Open Data Services for Citizens

Would you like to know everything about public schools in your city from one place? Would you like to monitor the ecological situation in your city online? From now on it is possible in two Ukrainian cities – Lutsk and Kolomyja – participants of our open data project Apps4Cities Ukraine/Дані міст. With the support of […]

01.06.2020

Meet and Code 2020 Returns, Virtually!

Meet and Code – micro-grants for nonprofits to organise coding events for young Europeans return virtually! Meet and Code is possible thanks to strategic partnerships and collaborations with SAP,  Stifter-helfen and Techsoup partners in 35 countries. Our initiative helps accelerate commitments to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and will help take massive strides in conquering […]

14.05.2020

Ambassadors of Change Against Hate Speech

With Game Changer’s youth (or Ambassadors of Change) led social media campaigns wrapping up, we can begin to take a step back and enjoy the fruits of their labor as well as those of their supporting cast. These Ambassador of Change campaigns addressed two topics of hate speech in racist hate speech as well as […]

12.05.2020

Winners of Meet and Code Awards 2019

Meet and Code 2019 has come to an end with Virtual Awards Ceremony. Lots of inspiring projects and progressive ideas were brought to life within the Meet and Code project. Today we met the best ideas in four categories: Community, Diversity, Girls Do IT!, Code for Planet.   Scheduled to take place in Budapest during the month […]

05.05.2020

How Digital is German Civil Society?

50 % of the German nonprofits see digitalization as a big or very big challenge. Only 14 % of NPOs provide further training for their employees on IT and digitalization topics and 40 % of their staff in IT are volunteers. TechSoup’s partner from Germany – Haus des Stiftens gGmbH has created the report “DIGITAL-REPORT […]

22.04.2020

TechSoup Europe Short Guide About Making Webinars

Creating a webinar is not rocket science but it does require preparation. If you want to learn how to carry out a successful webinar, watch the recording of our webinar: TechSoup Europe Short Guide to Making Webinars Since most of our lives have moved online we decided to create a short guide to help you and […]

21.04.2020

Asociatia Techsoup Response to COVID19

Together with 3 other NGOs, Asociatia Techsoup launched www.scoalapenet.ro: an online community space for technical and educational support for teachers in Romania in the context of COVID-19. The Resource Center for Communication, Asociatia Techsoup, Teach for Romania and Seeding Knowledge Foundation, with the support of Kaufland Romania and in partnership with the Ministry of Education […]

08.04.2020

How to Respond to Disinformation During Pandemic?

On March 31, 2020, TechSoup Europe and “Protest z Wykrzyknikiem” in collaboration with “Demagog” organised a webinar “True or False? How to Respond to Disinformation”. It was a local event in Poland dedicated to teachers, educators and academic lecturers. The numbers of registrations were 905, with 305 participants and a variety of partners who helped […]

06.04.2020

Resources for Nonprofits Impacted by COVID-19

In difficult times, the world turns to civil society for support. At TechSoup, we’re committed to equipping your nonprofit with the technology resources you need to meet your mission, serve your community, and support your staff. Not a member? Join TechSoup today for free. Virtual Workshop: Managing the Impact of COVID-19 on Nonprofits Tools & Tips […]

03.04.2020

Digital Marketing in a Time of Fire

How can we ensure that our online presence is achieving simply more than likes and followers? What about times of “fire”, when the normal day is disrupted and timelines, forums, inboxes are filled with content? How can we create an online presence that can lead a safe way out of the fire for our followers, […]

03.04.2020

True or False? How to Respond to Disinformation During Pandemic?

On March 31, 2020, TechSoup Europe organised a webinar “True or False? How to Respond to Disinformation”. It was a local event in Poland dedicated to teachers, educators and academic lecturers. The numbers of registrations were 905, with 305 participants and a variety of partners who helped us spread the word about the webinar. The […]

26.03.2020

Vertical Storytelling for Activists

Have you ever thought about Tik Tok as your new social media channel? If not, you should definitely watch this webinar! The vertical format is not just something that kids use, not something to fear or underestimate. The vertical format is how most of us consume social media those days and being able to use […]

18.03.2020

Pivoting to Remote Work — COVID-19 Response Course Track for Nonprofits

To continue serving your community during the COVID-19 pandemic, you may find the need to quickly transition to remote work. To help you, TechSoup created a free track of courses to provide information and tools as you make this transition. This track will help nonprofits lay the groundwork for successful remote office environments. You’ll learn […]

10.03.2020

One Year into Changing the Game

Game Changer is nearly one year under way and we are finally starting to see the fruits of our labour both in our tools as well as the work being done by our aspiring young leaders – Ambassadors of Change (AoC). Check out their social campaigns! The Idea Game Changer is an international project funded […]

09.03.2020

Local Communities May Choose the Best Public Service Tool Idea!

In the Apps4Cities Ukraine / Дані міст project we have just launched voting for the best public service tool idea that will receive our complex financial and technological support! Three finalists’ cities are Poltava, Lutsk and Kolomyia who will now compete to collect the biggest number of votes from their hometown communities. Their task is […]

06.03.2020

Social Media Trends 2020

Social media are continually evolving; their growth, development, and integrations are predicted to continue. It’s necessary to keep up with this evolution, follow the trends, and stay on top of our audience’s information needs. We can expect the further development of social networks with the so-called social graph, and without it, like messenger apps, discussion […]

25.02.2020

Making Videos that Spread

By 2021, 82 per cent of global internet traffic will be video content. It takes the human brain 13 milliseconds to process an image – enough time to read one-third of the first letter in this paragraph. Yet most NGO’s don’t think of internet videos as a primary means of spreading their message. You’re probably […]

19.02.2020

2019: YEAR IN REVIEW

TechSoup’s mission is to build a dynamic bridge that leverages technology to enable connections and innovative solutions for a more equitable planet. Together with our 23 TechSoup Global Network partners in Europe, 60+ corporation and foundation partners, and the 500 000+ civil society organisations we serve across the entire continent, we build a stronger, more resilient civil […]

10.02.2020

MEGAPHONE lunchtime webinar series: SOCIAL MEDIA FOR ACTIVISTS

We’re launching a 4-episode webinar series dedicated to helping activists and NGO professionals better navigate the all-mighty world of social media. Save the date! We start on February 20, always at 13.00 (CET). 2020 is here and it brings challenges to activists, also in the sphere of ever-changing social-media landscape. We want to support you […]

06.02.2020

1st Erasmus+ Mobility Training 2020

Erasmus+ Mobility Trainings is a joint project of a few network partners that aims to develop capacities and competencies of TSE network staff, scale already existing training resources, build a framework of TSE internal education program, and promote collaboration within network partners. The first training on building effective communication took place in January 2020 in […]

17.01.2020

Webinar: Digital transformation of NGOs

The strategic development of NGOs is not possible without good leadership, but also without the wise use of technology. Digital tools can help organizations accomplish their mission better – but you must learn to use them well. ✅What is the role of NGO leaders in the digital transformation of their organization? ✅How should organizations improve […]

06.01.2020

Empowering Young Generation With Digital Skills

Meet and Code empowers 8 – 24 year olds Europeans with 21st century skills they need to participate in tomorrow’s digital world. Co-created and supported by SAP in partnership with Haus des Stiftens gGmbH and TechSoup Europe network of partners reached 138 000 young Europeans in last 3 years! Mission We support local nonprofits across […]

22.12.2019

Central & Eastern European AI Hackathon

Artificial intelligence (AI) has an enormous potential in finding solutions that can solve problems that disadvantaged people are facing on a daily basis. Take part in the first Central & Eastern European AI Hackathon organised by VIA Association, TechSoup Partner from the Czech Republic, with support of Microsoft. The event is coming on February 4, […]

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