Success Stories

Learn how corporations are improving their communities through their CSR partnerships with TechSoup Europe.

In 2017 we helped SAP to promote STEM Education. Together we reached 22 000 children and youth from 15 Middle and Eastern European countries organising coding events, robotic classes, or hackathons.

MEET AND CODE 2017

Together with Microsoft Romania and the Opening Opportunities project, we improved youth digital skills in the poorest region of EU. Asociatia Techsoup received the European Digital Skills Award in 2017 for this program.

Bitdefender became the first European company to partner with TechSoup on the global expansion platform, giving 1 million registered users access to its security expertise and technologies.

Bitdefender has partnered with TechSoup since 2012 to protect the world’s most vulnerable from the growing dangers of malware and e-risks through the donation of its products to nonprofits across the world. After the programme launched in 2012, the programme quickly expanded into new countries. By 2015, Bitdefender became the first European company to partner with TechSoup on the global expansion platform, giving 1 million registered users access to Bitdefender’s security expertise and technologies. The partnership between TechSoup and Bitdefender originated from a relationship between one of TechSoup Global Network Partners, Asociatia Techsoup Romania and Bitdefender, both of which are headquartered in Bucharest.  Since then, Bitdefender has scaled its CSR programme to a global level, having donated over $3.7M in retail value to nonprofits since the partnership started.

A regional Wii bowling contest for seniors? Yes! That happened. Ateliers Du Bocage, TechSoup France partner, mobilized young volunteers to accompany senior citizens and teach them how to use digital tools so they can rock in e-sport.

Projects

Silver GEEK

Launched in 2014, the Silver Geek project is the result of a multi-stakeholder approach in Poitou-Charentes, France to address two key issues: aging and digital inclusion. The project started when “Le Rameau,” a research lab on innovative partnerships, approached several local stakeholders (including Orange and ADB) to address social issues within their community. A diverse mix of […]

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 […]

Meet and Code

The MEEt and Code initiative promoted programming and digital skills among kids and youth during the EU Code Week 2017. We funded nearly 500 coding events organised by nonprofits from 15 Middle and Eastern European countries.

Apps4Cities / Дані міст

The project focuses on the importance of open data and its role in strengthening democracy by providing citizens of Ukraine a tangible way to hold governments more accountable.

News

26.07.2018

EVPA Annual Conference, Warsaw 2018

This year we joined  European Venture Philanthropy Association and we will be a part of EVPA 14th Annual Conference. The conference is ultimate event in the social investment and venture philanthropy sector, bringing together different actors from all over Europe, all seeking to create and collaborate in an impactful way. Europe is facing serious societal challenges, from immigration-integration, […]

24.07.2018

Teaching the Future 2018 Accelerator: Bootcamp #1

Teaching the Future (RO: Predau Viitor)  is the most complex and intensive professional development program for pre-university computer science teachers in Romania, created by Asociatia Techsoup with the support of the Romanian-American Foundation. The first bootcamp of the 3 total bootcamps planned for the 2018 Teaching the Future Accelerator took place during June 20 – […]

04.07.2018

Code for All Global Summit: The Heroes of Tech

The most important civic tech event in the world TechSoup Europe and the Code for All network are honoured to announce the first open doors Code for All Global Summit: The Heroes of Tech. The conference will take place between 8-12 October 2018, in Bucharest, Romania and will bring together all the great leaders in […]

04.07.2018

Spain: Art for All. Technology Makes Art Accessible for People with and without Disabilities

If you are visiting Madrid during this summer, you need to visit VII Biennial of Contemporary Art of the ONCE Foundation. The exhibition is more inclusive than ever thanks to an innovative application and interactive robot that provides accessible information about the art show. VII Biennial of Contemporary Art of the ONCE Foundation takes place […]

04.06.2018

Promote Coding and Apply for a Grant!

After the successful start in 2017 approximately 600 events in 280 cities and almost 30,000 participants, Meet and Code will enter its second cycle. This year again, SAP‘s initiative makes children and young people fit for the digital world and supports programming events of all kinds that take place during the EU Code Week from 6 to 21 […]

03.06.2018

Mental Health of Mothers in Postpartum and Nuclear Waste are the First Issues of Social Campaigns We Help to Prepare

Two campaigns ‘You are not alone’ and ‘Eco Roulette’ from Bosnia & Herzegovina are the first winners of #Tech4Stories project that aims to improve communication skills of nonprofits. Tech4Stories Tech4Stories is an information, media literacy and social campaigning program for nonprofits to increase their communication skills and power up their social impact. Together with our partners – […]

02.05.2018

Software Marketplace for Charities

Tech Trust launched a software marketplace specifically for charities. It provides charities with discounts on software, services and tools to support their missions. The tt-marketplace is a programme offered by our partner from UK – the Tech Trust, a charity with 17 years’ worth of experience helping charities utilise new technologies. As well as the tt-marketplace, Tech […]

30.04.2018

Coding the Future in Romania Powered By Opening Opportunities

Over the last 6 months, 160 high school students from 9 counties from Romania have worked with Microsoft mentors to create technology products: from complex games that amazed gaming industry specialists, to a low-cost, self-contained water quality detection, or a productivity app that helps pupils, students and teachers to help them better organize their time […]

30.04.2018

Moonsheep – Tool that Helps Digitize Massive Collections of Documents

Got stacks of documents and crowd to help out digitize them? Moonsheep digitizes massive collections of documents into structured data through crowdsourcing and cutting-edge technology. MPs in Hungary are hiding their assets in scanned PDFs preventing the data from being analysed. By using Moonsheep, K-Monitor, Hungarian anti-corruption grass root NGO, showed that data liberation is […]

24.04.2018

How to become an NGO 4.0?

Czech and Slovak NGOs were looking for the answer to this question during a conference called “NGO 4.0”, which took place on April 4th  at the Microsoft CZ/SK Prague office. People should be in the centre of the digital transformation, not the technology itself. The morning session was full of inspirational speeches and presentations of […]

13.04.2018

Open Data Changes Ukrainian Cities

15 workshops on how to work with open data, attended by over 500 officials and CSO’s activists, five data audits which laid the ground for three open data portals and a Good Education web service – these are results of Apps4Cities project that we made together with OPORA Civil Network thanks to the support of National […]

05.04.2018

Tech4Stories Finalists from Bosnia and Herzegovina

If you want to make a change, you cannot do much when you act alone. To make your voice heard, you need support from your neighbourhood or local community. With Tech4tories and new technologies, we teach NGOs how to tell their story, attract supporters and get out of their communication bubbles. March 2018, thanks to TechSoup […]

05.03.2018

Tools for Resistance to Online Manipulations

An app that strengthens users’ ability to recognize fake news or a tool for building good check-in habits – are just two examples of 17 amazing ideas that emerged during the first educational hackathon – “Edukaton” which TechSoup Europe has co-organized with Kids Code Fun & WarsawJS in Warsaw. It was an inspiring 48 hours long coding event […]

02.03.2018

IT Business Analyst

We are looking for a Business Analyst. TechSoup is a high-impact, global nonprofit social enterprise that believes in using technology for the greater good. Our overriding concern is to help civil society organizations benefit from technology to achieve their missions. We support nonprofits across the globe by providing ICT resources, organizing and providing access to […]

01.03.2018

TechSoup Italy’s Academy

TechSoup Academy is education platform for the non-profit sector, soon to become the new hub for expert-led tech training tailored for non-profits and civil society organizations. Exactly a year ago, participants from 11 countries from TechSoup Europe network practised together various aspects of webinars production and explored principles of adult education. As a result, TechSoup Italy […]

01.03.2018

Disabled People in Spain Now Have Access to ATMs Through an App

BBVA has launched the new mobile application which will allow blind people with physical or intellectual disabilities to operate in all the bank’s ATMs, a network that adds more of 6,300. ILUNION Tecnología y Accesibilidad collaborated with the bank to ensure app’s accessibility. The app’s technology geo-locates nearest ATMs, finds optimal routes for the user […]

28.02.2018

EU Industry Day 2018: Is There a Place for CSOs?

2nd European Industry Day took place in Brussels on 22-23 February 2018 and gathered over 700 participants from business, academia, European institutions and social partners organizations. Civil society organizations’ representatives were in minority, but they slowly emerge as partners in a discussion on the future of the EU industrial policy. Jyrki Katainen, EC Vice-President for […]

26.02.2018

Get Your Early Bird Discount for the European Fundraising School

Regardless if you are new to fundraising or you consider yourself senior in that role, with the three days courses „Developing Major Gifts” in Berlin an „Fundraising Intensive” & „Building your Major Donor Journey” in Vienna, you lift your fundraising to the next level.   The CFRE certified European Fundraising School takes place in Vienna […]

23.02.2018

Austria: Training to Overcome Digital Skills Gap

“Let’s go digital” is a training initiative that prepares disadvantaged people for the future employment market through training in the area of digitalization. The project funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Digitalization and Economic Affairs aims to connect and equip non-profit organizations (NPOs) who support migrants, refugees, low-qualified or people with learning disabilities to develop […]

22.02.2018

Civic Tech in Practice – Problems and Solutions by Caravan Studios

If you are interested in technology for social change, and want to learn examples of solutions that really work,  join an inspiring meeting with Marnie Webb – the CEO of Caravan Studios, a division of TechSoup, organised by TechSoup Europe and Code for Poland. Tuesday, February 27, 19.00, Bracka 25, Warsaw. Caravan Studios build apps […]

14.02.2018

Educathon: Let’s Create Tools Teaching How Not to Get Scammed

TechSoup Europe is co-organising a new initiative – Educathon: Half the Truth Is Often a Whole Lie, taking place in Warsaw, Poland, February 16 – 18. We want to teach people how to avoid being deceived and manipulated by the content published on the Internet. Idea “It’s people’s own fault they get scammed”. This is the most popular comment […]

09.02.2018

Key findings from Tech Trust’s Digital Charity Survey 2018

Tech Trust has compiled data from a survey of over 1,200 respondents in order to gain new insight into the digital trends, attitudes and future plans among charities. The organisations surveyed vary in size, scope and capability to give an accurate representation of the sector and the infographic below draws out some of the key findings […]

08.02.2018

Czech Students Helping NGOs in Office 365 Implementation

For the fifth time, TechSoup Czech Republic linked students of the University of Economics in Prague and Czech NGOs. Students helped NGOs to implement various Office 365 apps and services according to their needs. In 2015, TechSoup Czech Republic started cooperating with a university professor who teaches Office 365. During his course, students learn how to use and manage […]

29.01.2018

JOB: Senior Manager, Partner Services

Full-Time, Exempt position in Warsaw, Poland The TechSoup Global Network consists of 68 of the world’s leading civil society organizations working to improve lives globally through the use of technology. These partners manage a range of capacity-building programs to serve communities in nearly every region of the world. Together we’ve served over 900,000 organizations and delivered more than US$9 billion in […]

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