Welcome to TechSoup Europe. Our network serves a community of over 575 000 civil society organisations in the region equipping them with transformative technology products, knowledge, and services so they may benefit from technology and make social change. We run the largest technology philanthropy program in Europe.
We help changemakers doing social good use technology more effectively.
TechSoup Europe is a part of the TechSoup Global Network. Together with our 25 partners – civil society organisations representing many different areas: capacity building, civic engagement, social innovation, or digital inclusion, we help nonprofits including grass-roots, small, local organisations in 53 European countries build their capacity.
Our network creates a space for an exchange of ideas and best practices between partners, as well as new cross-border collaborations. We develop our capacities, we learn from each other, we make joint projects to better serve civil society.
TECHNOLOGY & RESOURCES FOR NONPROFITS
Together we equip changemakers with transformative technology products, knowledge, and services so they may benefit from technology and focus on their mission.
TechSoup’s offer includes more than 500 products from over 100 companies like Microsoft, Adobe, Cisco, Intuit, and Symantec. We also partner with technology service providers who are experts in the needs of nonprofits and can help nonprofits optimize the products they receive through TechSoup.
TechSoup facilitates the exchange. However you do good in the world, there’s something for you at TechSoup.
Are you looking for trusted information to verify that a nonprofit is eligible for your support and CSR programme? A trusted partner for more than three decades, TechSoup provides both digital platforms and in-person experiences that enable people to work together toward a more equitable world.
Through collaboration and partnership, we strive to make technology social.
Our community consists of foundations and corporations, governments and NGOs, social entrepreneurs and passionate volunteers. Together, we believe that technology is a powerful enabler for social change, and we have developed sustainable, community-driven technology solutions to meet today’s most urgent social challenges.
TechSoup Global Network
In the last 30 years, TechSoup has connected 1,300,000 nonprofits and delivered more than US$16 billion in technology tools and philanthropic services from over 100 corporate and foundation partners all over the world.
It all started in a small basement filled with boxes of software in the San Francisco Bay Area.
TechSoup’s founder, Daniel Ben-Horin, was a “recovering journalist” with a strong social change approach. Motivated by the cultural and political movements of the 1960s, he decided to implement the concept that information and ideas “wanted to be free”. He asked the members of one of the world’s first online communities, the WELL, to mentor local nonprofits.
Not long afterwards, Daniel’s old journalism buddies, now working in computer media, found themselves flooded with extra copies of new software eager to be reviewed.
Daniel suggested the journalists donate the extra copies to CompuMentor (which is what TechSoup was called at the time). Daniel proceeded to hire ‘”a guy with a truck” – Bruce Ackley (who remains with TechSoup as a key manager; the truck is gone) to pick up the extra copies so TechSoup could give them to nonprofits with the mentors on call to install, train and guide.
Today after 30 years we still believe that changemakers all over the world need access to technology, knowledge, and tools to help them accomplish their mission and we work to make it happen.