Anna is responsible for the strategic direction of the TechSoup Europe which is part of the TechSoup Global Network that consists of 69 of capacity-building organizations, and serves 1,200,000 registered NGOs, within over 15 billion euros delivered in technology tools and philanthropic services. Her background includes employability, social enterprises, social and digital inclusion, civic technology, as well as the development of friendly policies and legal environment for civil society.
Anna holds master degrees in both Law and Economy and Society from Warsaw and Lancaster Universities respectively. She was a member on the Minister of Labour’s Public Benefit Work Council and the Polish Prime Minister’s Social Economy Task Force in Poland (under D. Tusk’s administration).
She loves to travel and be in the wild. In her free time, she climbs, hikes, and dives.
Paul van Haver joined TechSoup in 2011 and is responsible for the creation and execution of TechSoup’s global data strategy and for a set of new services spanning from NGOsource to all NGO validation services. Based out of the U.K., Paul also oversees strategic projects and relationships related to global NGO eligibility and NGO information services.
Prior to working for TechSoup, Paul held technology and data-centric leadership positions at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Cap Gemini, ASE Consulting, Congizant, and Sapient. This involved large business transformation programmes at The Telegraph, BskyB and the U.K. Ministry of Justice, and complex emerging technology programmes across multiple industry sectors.
In his spare time, Paul loves long walks and visiting the SW coast with his labrador Benny.
Wojciech is responsible for all our programs and activities in Poland and Europe. He also manages our operational activities: finances, administration and HR management.
Before joining TechSoup Wojciech was the vice-president and managing director of The Unit for Social Innovation and Research “Shipyard”. He graduated from the University of Warsaw: International Relations and Management faculties.
Wojciech is interested in new technologies, sports, especially basketball; likes to plan new undertakings, but first and foremost he loves spending time with his family.
Michal is responsible for developing relationships with new external partners such as corporations, foundations, NGOs, government entities with whom TechSoup can co-create new services and offers as well as funding opportunities to accelerate Techsoup’s mission.
Michal works closely with various TechSoup teams and TechSoup partners to develop new service programs while ensuring alignment with and achievement of philanthropic and financial goals. He is also responsible for identification of service growth opportunities and creation of better adoption through offer improvements.
Michal gets inspiration by meeting interesting people around the world.
Jonathan joined TechSoup in 2013 and is responsible for overseeing delivery across all the services in the GDS portfolio. Based in the London office, Jon works extensively internationally with GDS Strategy team and product leads, as well as the TechSoup Global Network to ensure that new ideas are clearly developed and matured into realistic concepts for new offerings.
Jon brings 15 years of experience leading technical project delivery and operations teams. Before joining TechSoup, he worked with the International Health Standards Development Organization (IHTSDO) as a consultant leading key projects.
Jon spends much of his spare time with his family on trips, homework and all their activities!
Pawel is responsible for TechSoup IT systems development.
Pawel is a fan of new technologies with wide experience in creating, developing, and maintaining IT solutions in large operations on an enterprise level. In his professional career, Pawel has worked developing business systems and professional services for companies such as Eltel Group, Siemens, and ADB.
Pawel loves sports, but not only watching. Earlier in life, he was a professional swimmer. He loves swimming, sailing, mountains, and bicycling.
Magdalena is responsible for managing and coordinating a complex grants portfolio of Fundacja TechSoup.
Magdalena has a master’s degree in psychology. For almost 15 years she worked for Foundation for Social and Economic Initiatives, where she started as a volunteer and ended as a vice president of its board.
Currently, she studies photography, she loves to travel with her camera and spent time capturing moments, peoples and places. Also, she is passionate about healthy cooking, baking and eating of course. She loves cinema, especially the Spanish one.
Maciej is the Director of Operations and Organizational Development, in charge of finance, legal and people & culture departments.
Following a masters in law and completing an American law program, Maciej started working as a tax adviser at EY, supporting a range of international businesses in their legal and tax affairs. After qualifying as a tax lawyer, he moved to London to work for Deloitte, helping large organizations improve their business and data processes, as well as solve business puzzles with technology. Maciej has been automating and streamlining business and data processes, as well as managing complex and cross-border projects from concept to completion both in the UK and in the Middle East.
Aside from work, Maciej enjoys weightlifting, running, video games and long walks with podcasts.
Sun is responsible for managing relationships with the European TechSoup partners, facilitating exchange of best practices between them, and scaling TechSoup Europe innovations. She also organizes and coordinates all the of the new funding opportunities that the Development team pursues.
She loves travelling, reading, watching Netflix, cooking, eating, and wild animals, especially sharks. Pretty much all her travels include some sort of animal encounter. She also really likes American college football but most Europeans seem uninterested in that.
Łucja is responsible for development of TechSoup projects in Poland in relation with social and public partners.
Łucja has several years of experience in ngo sector in Poland. Before joining TechSoup team, she was responsible for implementing and managing of nationwide programs in the field of education and digital inclusion in Orange Foundation in Poland.
In her free time Łucja loves different sports and activities in nature and read books in a hammock hanging in her flat in Warsaw.
Magda is responsible for managing all TechSoup program activities in Poland. This includes donation, discount, CSP, hardware, education, community and VAS programs carried out in Poland. She is also managing the overall development of the program to build tech capacity of non-profits in Poland.
Magda has been involved in the entertainment, production and marketing industry for nearly 20 years, including 12 years as a team leader. She co-created and managed the Special Projects Department in Multikino (currently Vue Entertainment Group). As Marketing Director at Platige Image, she was responsible for the studio’s comprehensive marketing communication. In Stellar Fireworks she was a producer of the multimedia water theatre show for amusement parks.
She’s a proud mother of twins. She is constantly on the move, so the best thing she can do for herself is attending yoga classes. A huge fan of Disney animations, sailing and snowboarding.
Dominika is responsible for ensuring the highest standards and quality of implementation of the portfolio of programs and projects in TechSoup Europe.
Dominika graduated from sociology at Warsaw University and before joining the TechSoup Foundation Team, she worked in the Foundation Institute of Public Affairs for nearly 8 years as a researcher and project manager. She has experience in coordinating research, advocacy and training projects in the field of social economy, migration policy, intercultural education and migrants and refugees integration in Poland and in the EU. She also coordinated a social campaign on migrant women in Poland under the slogan “See the Invisible”.
She spends her free time volunteering in the community-based food cooperative “Dobrze” in Warsaw – a practical and ethical alternative for both supermarkets as well as expensive ecological groceries. Loves listening to Elvis Presley.
Maja is our researcher, MEGAPHONE organiser and webinar producer.
For the last 5 years Maja has been working in various research and evaluation projects (she’s a sociologist) but in recent years she’s been also managing social innovation ventures (e.g. for the last 3 years Maja was also the coordinator for the European Social Innovation Competition organised by the European Commission).
Outside of work, Maja listens to way too many podcasts, she loves going on smaller and bigger trips around Poland, and as generic as it sounds loves everything Italian.
Klaudia manages Scaling the Digital Activism Hub, a project focused on expanding and scaling our efforts related to Resource Hub platform.
She is an activist working at the intersection of new technologies and humanities. She has 12+ experience initiating and leading bottom-up and institutional projects in the area of digital transformation. Being on a constant learning curve, she implements in her work design thinking foundations and believes in research-based actions and human-centered design.
She graduated with a Master’s Degree in medieval history at Warsaw University, where she investigated old manuscripts with their beautifully painted stories of terrors and wonders.
She loves escapades into the wild: hiking, diving, polish forests and lakes. Never refuses a scrabble or neuroshima match.
Maria takes care of securing consistency in our approach to education and trainings across all projects in Tech Soup Europe. Maria helps TS Europe team strengthen our Partner Network in Europe in sharing educational content and deliver valuable trainings to non-profits.
Maria has a master’s degree in sociology. Before joining TechSoup she worked for School for Leaders Foundation where she was a project manager, a trainer and a board member. She was responsible for development, management and supervision of national and international educational programs addressed to social and political leaders. She has 10 years of experience in supporting groups as a trainer and educator. In collaboration with different NGOs she has developed several manuals and educational tools for trainers and youth workers.
She loves to spend her free time out of the city. She is convinced that bike is the best invention of humanity.
Yaroslava supports Civic Engagement Program as an Online Education and Trainers Community Manager.
Her professional and academic experience includes technical assistance program management in Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova; international project management through involvement in the United Nations activities in New York City (NYC), the American Red Cross projects in Washington, DC, and as a member of the research team conducting the evaluation of best practices for a NYC waterfront development program.
Yaroslava holds a Master of Science degree in Nonprofit Management from the New School University in New York City, Master’s degree in Project Management from the University of Economics and Law “KROK” in Kyiv; and Bachelor of Business Administration (Management) and Computer Information Systems degree from the International Christian University (ICU) – Kyiv.
In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, reading, hiking, and playing the piano.
Francesco is responsible for the management of Techsoup’s European projects and he is part of the Grant Program Operations Department.
He holds a degree in International Cooperation and Economic Development and he has almost 10 years’ experience in project management in the NGO sector.
During his studies, Francesco founded his own youth organization where he worked as volunteer for 4 years. After few experiences abroad he came back to Italy where he started working as freelance Project Manager for several NGOs at European level, managing projects on a topic such as local development, social inclusion, anti-discrimination and youth participation and funded by all sort of entities, from local authorities to European Commission and private foundations.
In 2016 is main focus became Social Innovation and one year later he launched an App to support NGOs and Volunteers in Sicily.
In his free time, he loves cooking and travelling and he has a true passion for Music and Cinema.
Kamilla manages the Meet and Code project empowering a young generation with digital skills.
Before joining TechSoup, Kamilla was working at the European Network Remembrance and Solidarity. She was a project coordinator responsible for international cooperation and regional events organization with multiple European partners. Kamilla brings also interesting 5 years of work experience in diplomacy services for the Polish Embassy in Brussels. Hence, it’s not surprising that she spend a decade of her life in Belgium, where prior to professional work, she graduated in Political Science from the University of Louvain. She is both a Polish and French native.
Kamilla loves snowboarding, horseback riding, playing tennis and American literature.
Dorota is responsible for the smooth running of Hive Mind, especially managing processes and budgets and supporting strategic development and implementation of Hive Mind with Partners around the world.
She graduated from cultural studies at Warsaw University and holds a postgraduate degree from the WUT Business School in leadership psychology. Dorota has 10 years of experience in managing educational and cultural projects in both public and NGO sectors. What all of these projects have in common is their ultimate goal to make the heritage, knowledge, skills, and resources easily available, free and online, so that everyone interested in developing their potential can use them and share them with their communities.
In her free time, Dorota enjoys reading and watching closely how the language we use can impact our worldview.
Kasia coordinates the Hive Mind project in Hungary and is responsible for coordinating and producing content for the Hive Mind blog.
She graduated from Cultural Studies at the University of Warsaw with a specialization in Cultural Animation. After a one-year Erasmus course in Culture Management in Berlin, she worked in the cultural sector in the organisation of various cultural events, among others she organised the biggest world music fair WOMEX and worked at Tech Open Air, a new technology festival in Berlin. Since returning to Poland, Kasia has worked as an organiser of cultural and business meetings for foreign clients in Poland. She has extensive experience in event organisation, working in an international environment and travel organisation.
In her free time Kasia enjoys travelling, often combined with mountain excursions.
Kasia takes care of TechSoup Europe communication. She follows the reach activity of each network Partner and spreads the word about it via www.techsoupeurope.org, social media, or a newsletter. She also takes care of TechSoupers all over the world and partners so they know what her colleagues in Fundacja TechSoup do.
She is the mistress of nice infographics and funny movies.
Kasia loves mountains, nature and traveling with her family.
Dominika started her adventure with TechSoup Europe in 2020 in the capacity of Training Coordinator. Now, as a Digital Community & Social Media Manager, she is responsible for introduction and promotion of innovative approaches to community engagement across Europe by means of social media & other comms channels.
Dominika has more than 20 years of experience in the field of linguistics/intercultural and soft skill/management training. In her career, she has been running, promoting and supervising numerous adult education-related projects for a large group of professionals.
She holds a degree in English Philology and Psychology of Organisation Development, is a newly-fledged DPro PM and an NLP Practitioner bent on mindful communication.
In her free time, she loves all things creative: drawing cartoons, writing, learning languages & new skills.
Mariusz’s role is crucial for managing finance, business planning, budgeting and grant reporting in TechSoup Europe.
He has almost 15 years of managerial experience in a production company, technology start-up, consulting company and public institution, which permits him a broad perspective on financial issues. For the last 7 years, he has worked at the Copernicus Science Centre, where he created the finance department from scratch and was responsible for the implementation of computer systems in the area of finance. Mariusz has a master’s degree in economics from the University of Gdansk.
In his spare time, he loves walking in the mountains. Besides, he likes to train swimming, running and cycling and he occasionally participates in triathlon competitions.
Elena supports grants management in TechSoup Europe. She ensures accountability and oversight for all bilateral and multilateral grant-funded projects planning and implementation in Europe.
Elena has over 18 years of experience in international project management, including over 10 years of managerial experience. She worked in various international projects financed by UNDP, UNHCR, SIDA, WB, EC research and TA projects, as well as private donor institutions. Elena managed international research, technical assistance and grant projects. Having implemented projects financed from different financial mechanisms, Elena also acquired impressive experience in financial management. Elena also teaches project management and public procurement at Lazarski University in Warsaw.
Elena is a graduate of Linkoping University, Sweden, Faculty of International Relations. She is fluent in Romanian, Russian, English and Polish. In free time, Elena likes to enjoy a good book or movie, travel to discover new cultures and countries.
Oleg takes care of the FTS office, watches over its appearance and proper functioning. He is responsible for purchasing processes, contacts with suppliers and building administration. He coordinates the documentation workflow and keeps the foundation archive. He also organizes events.
For the last 7 years, Oleg was a member of the International Office team at SWPS University in Warsaw where he was responsible for issues related to international students and internationalization of the university. Oleg is a graduate of International Relations and Law.
He spends his free time learning foreign languages and reading historical and philosophical literature.
Martyna is responsible for the implementation of a number of HR processes: onboarding, ongoing HR administration, payroll, recruitment, training. She provides daily support for employees and managers in personnel matters.
Martyna graduated from clinical psychology at the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities and before joining the TechSoup Team, she worked in the HR department at the DKMS Foundation for nearly 3 years.
She loves spending her free time with friends and family, enjoys visiting new places and watching thrillers, preferably psychological ones.
Natalia is responsible for preparing documentation for the payment process and business trip process as well as for the accounting verification of documents.
Natalia graduated from the University of Warsaw in finance and accounting. She currently studies at the Warsaw School of Economics.
She enjoys meeting new people. Natalia is fond of fitness, cooking and engaging books.
Monika is responsible for various HR processes such as HR administration, onboarding, recruitment of candidates as well as supporting P&C team in key responsibilities.
Monika graduated from the University of Gdańsk with a master’s degree in economics and English philology.
Monika is fond of crime books, outdoor activities as well as Zumba.
Magdalena works as a Service Operations Specialist within the Partner Services team.
She has extensive experience in operations and customer support. She has worked for a big polish telecommunications company, a fintech, and several marketing & communication agencies.
Her educational background is in photo technics and arts.
Her hobbies are true crime, urbex, and creative stuff like drawing, painting, and photography.
Nqobani works as a Service Operations Specialist within the Partner Services team.
For 3 years Nqobani has been using his organizational and communication skills to enhance daily operations for several companies in Warsaw. He began his career in Carlson Wagonlit as a Business Consultant and then moved to Diebold Nixdorf as IT Support Analyst. Nqobani is a young entrepreneur, philanthropist and a founding member of the Nqobani Masuku Foundation: a nonprofit organization reaching out to vulnerable people in Zimbabwe.
He is currently pursuing a BA in Business Management in Lazarsky University, Warsaw, Poland.
He loves music and sports. During his spare time he plays cricket, rugby and soccer.
Magdalena works as a Service Operations Specialist within the Partner Services team.
For the last few years, she worked for a Polish job board where she gained experience in website editing, creating layouts, and customer service.
She graduated from Warsaw University’s Institute of Iberian and Ibero-American Studies with a master’s degree in Hispanic Studies.
Magdalena speaks Polish, English, Spanish, and Portuguese. She is an enthusiast of fitness, gym, calisthenics, yoga, cycling, wakeboard, and dancing.
Kasia has few years of experience in working with databases, data processing, and client service. She worked for many different types of institutions – from museum and international corporation to job portal.
Kasia likes small trips around Poland as much as bigger travels through Europe – with a hope of sightseeing the whole world. One of her Travel Dreams is to cross Route 66 by motorcycle!
On a daily basis, Bohdan provides technical support to nonprofit organisations on cloud solutions, in particular Micorosoft 365. He also helps to choose the best Microsoft 365 plan and go through all the stages of obtaining it and implementing it in the organisation.
Bohdan comes from Ukraine. He is a graduate of the Polish-Japanese Academy of Computer Techniques at the Faculty of Information Management.
He is interested in new technologies and marketing. His hobby is boxing and football.
Maciej manages of our growing IT team in Warsaw. His main task is the transformation of the existing TechSoup global platforms to the new CTP based solutions.
Since 1999, Maciej has been working in the IT field over time gaining good experience in the software development, project management, and managing teams of software engineers.
In his spare time he Maciej likes: automotive, mobile electronics, robotics, electronics, smart home systems, remote control over internet.
Natalia works with clients and end-users to identify challenges and opportunities for improvement in existing processes and solutions at TechSoup.
She is a Business Analyst with over 7 years of experience in the software development industry with experience in onsite and offsite collaboration with multicultural teams. Also has Design Thinking experience by facilitating and contributing to deliver customer MVPs.
Besides that, Natalia also loves spending time with her cats, travelling, listening to music and watching movies.
Filip works as Information Systems Analyst, responsible for supporting the implementation of the security of current and new applications and services of the organization.Before taking a new role, he was in TechSoup’s Regional CSP, based in Warsaw, supporting our TSGN European Partners in provisioning cloud products to eligible non-profits.
Prior to TechSoup he has been working in Symantec in a cloud team, supporting international corporations and companies in scope of IT security, both e-mail and web.
Outside of TechSoup, Filip spends time with his family, he likes to listen to a good music and extends knowledge of emergency medicine.
Mariola takes care of the correct operation of Techsoup platforms by testing them and creating documentation. She’s been working in the IT industry since 2008.
Before Techsoup, she was creating websites and testing applications to support business processes for international corporations.
In her spare time, she cooks, sews and does DIY. She also enjoys computer games and travelling with her family.
Alex is a QA engineer since 2013. Before starting his IT career, he was a street jester and fire-eater. Literally.
He started in 2001 as an individual show-business entrepreneur with Medieval shows and Fire shows. Simultaneously, Alex continued to work as Youth and Corporate Trainer in different areas of Public Speaking, Art of Influence and Audience Management. It helped him to write his Ph.D. thesis in sociology and political science.
Alex plays several musical instruments, but his favorite one is traditional Belarusian bagpipe.
Karina is an experienced QA Engineer from Belarus who has joined the IT team at Warsaw office for maintaining a high quality of TechSoup products and providing different test approaches and solutions together with QA’s team.
Her free time, she likes to spend in that way that brings her positive energy, from sport activities or book reading in a park and end up with spontaneous trip or meeting. Moreover, from time to time she’s keen on different kinds of meditations or yoga and trying to discover the abundance of the Universe.
Mykyta started his career in TechSoup as a Service Expert in Partner Services team. Now he works in the IT Department as 2nd Line Support Engineer.
Mykyta is from Ukraine. In 2013 he moved to Warsaw, Poland, where he majored in International Relations, with a minor in European Studies. After his graduation he started to work closely with the IT sphere, at the moment he`s taking extra course`s in computer programming and cloud operations.
Zoltán started IT career in 2009, as a site builder. Since then he worked around Europe in the UK, Belgium, Germany and had some clients in the US as well. He became a senior Drupal and PHP developer with many years of experience. He worked with every size of companies from the smallest one till the big organizations with thousands of employees.
At TechSoup, he is a senior Drupal developer working on our client’s platforms.
In his spare time, he likes to play the guitar, visit pubs with friends, go to any type of live concert
António is a software developer and works at TechSoup as a Drupal developer.
He is continuously developing his skills as a software developer, as well as project manager, and scrum master. He loves to know everything that is related to software, such as design, marketing, management, and development. He is always looking forward to keeping improving his skills and knowledge and help others. He love’s to feel that he left some of the positivism, dedication, and joy in the places he has passed!
António loves traveling, meet new cultures and new people, laugh, chat, and also he is interested in the mysticism of life. He likes to socialize, solve conflicts, and bringing people together.
As an IT Service Expert, Aneta works with platforms available to TechSoup Partners and provides operational support to the Global Donation Program.
Aneta used to work in the mobility business as an analyst and a team leader. She also brings IT experience as a junior front-end developer.
In her spare time, she is interested in cinematography and enjoys traveling.
Mariusz is a Project Manager with over 14 years of experience in project management.
He has implemented projects in various areas of the company’s operations, including marketing, legal and regulatory as well as sales, analysis, accounting and infrastructure. The scope of the projects included the implementation of new functionalities or changes in the following systems and domains: CRM, e-commerce, databases, billing systems, self care, web portals, integration systems, reporting systems and others.
In his spare time he likes sport: swimming, cycling and from a while since he got a small field he became a gardener.
Zuza is responsible for daily contact and support organizations in the donation, discounts, CSP, and VAS program.
Zuza has been involved in customer service for almost 15 years. In LPP Polska, Intrum, and CWS Polska she was responsible for direct contact with the client and support business relations with partners. For many years she has developed her skills through training, to learn the secrets of good relationships with the client/partner. She currently attends WSB University (Psychology in Business).
In her private life, she is a mother and a wife. She enjoys bicycle trips and meeting with friends with good food and a great movie.
Julia is responsible for daily contact and support organizations in the donation and discount program in Poland.
Before TechSoup, she worked in the admission office for higher education at SWPS University. Julia is a B.A graduate of English Philology with the path of Culture and Literature.
Outside of work, she loves French cinema, films directed by Jacques Demy and Tim Burton. She loves to spend her free time painting or drawing. Her biggest inspirations are paintings and photography created by Henri Matisse and Nona Limen.
Katarzyna looks after the hardware program in Poland and supports NGOs in the implementation of digital transformation by helping them examine their digital needs, recommend solutions, and together with them plan activities related to the implementation of new systems, apps, or plan appropriate training.
She completed her master’s studies in Economics at the University of Wroclaw and then postgraduate studies in Mediation. She has been involved in customer service for over 15 years. Previously, she worked in various departments – helpdesk, sales.
Cycling, reading books, sewing, and hiking are the things that she enjoys a lot. She also loves listening to podcasts, especially based on true crime.
Karina works as Marketing Specialist in the TechSoup Polska program. She supports the communication activities of TechSoup Polska by taking care of communication on social media, newsletters, as well as editing articles or jointly producing webinars.
In the past, she worked at Polish IT Foundation SysOps/DevOps Polska and for the City of Warsaw.
In her free time, she enjoys learning new things and practicing yoga. As a volunteer, I am coordinating promotion in Masovian Province in Wiosna Foundation (Szlachetna Paczka / Noble Parcel and Akademia Przyszłości / Academy of the Future projects).