TechSoup Europe’s goal is to help civil society organisations benefit from technology to effectively achieve their missions.
TechSoup Europe believes in the power of civil society. We support nonprofits across the continent by providing ICT resources, organising and providing access to data, convening activists, and sharing knowledge.
We build partnerships with civil society partners, local public administrations and governments, as well as corporate donors.
TechSoup Europe’s Core Capabilities
Technology Donation Management
Organizations often first get to know TechSoup through our product donation program, which 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, Intuit, and Symantec. If you want to know more about it, please check our contact list and donation website of every Partner.
Solutions and Services
Grantmakers, governments, companies, and others often need to verify that an organization is eligible for support before offering in-kind gifts, employee giving, charity sales, or cash grants. The TechSoup Europe Network has the expertise and rigorous systems for providing trusted information on validated organizations and helping organizations connect to giving resources. We offer local outreach and support as well as opportunities for peer networking and access to capacity-building resources.
TechSoup offers validation solutions in a variety of formats to make giving easy. When a donor needs to determine if an NGO, nonprofit, or charity in its home country is legitimate and to integrate with the data and systems that support its giving programs, TechSoup can help. Visit TechSoup Validation Services website to get more information.
Innovation through Collaboration
There’s always more to be done, and new challenges require new solutions. TechSoup continues to collaborate with a broad set of experts to create and curate relevant solutions and share lessons that help communities around Europe. Within our Community Programme, we make technology social by bringing together technologists, designers and civil society actors together to share and generate innovative solutions to social challenges. The programme has resulted in:
– 5 online and offline community building campaigns
– 6 civic tech challenges
– more than 200 ideas crowdsourced for social applications; 16 out of those were awarded and 9 incubated
– the open data platform installed in the City of Warsaw
– 7 large, international civic tech events
– open data training programmes
– dozens of international social hackathons, barcamps, 84 meet-ups
– the establishment of the network of organisations working in CEE on accountability and transparency TransparenCEE
TechSoup Europe Network is part of the TechSoup Global Network. Our network in Europe consists of 28 civil society capacity building organisations across 48 countries (including all 28 EU member states). Together we serve a community of over 250,000 civil society organisations in the region.