Social Innovation

We make technology social by connecting unlikely collaborators. In our work, innovation starts with merging these worlds. Together we share and generate innovative solutions to social challenges. 

Projects

TechSoup Connect

What if there was an easy way to create local #Tech4Good meetups where your members could come together to teach each other how to use technology? Well, there is! TechSoup Connect hosts online and in-person tech-for-good events that bring nonprofits together. We help you build communities, share resources, and discover new opportunities for social impact. We […]

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 […]

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.

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.

Game Changer

Game Changer is an international project funded by the European Union utilizing innovative technology and cross-sectoral cooperation to empower NGOs and youth leaders  to respond to the growing trend of radical and/or extreme behavior in young people throughout Europe. Game Changer promotes tolerance, respect and civic engagement among young people to prevent polarization within communities. […]

News

18.10.2021

Resource Guide: Offline to Online Education Transformation

Get our guide and learn how to convert your trainings from an offline to an online format. This is TechSoup Europe’s comprehensive guide designed for trainers, educators, and organizations engaged in educational initiatives. TechSoup Europe has prepared Resource Guide: Offline to Online Education Transformation – a comprehensive guide designed for trainers, educators, and organizations engaged […]

13.09.2021

Protect the Arctic with European Space Technologies

Are you ready to apply your skills and knowledge to solve global challenges and make a positive impact? Register for the 2nd CASSINI Hackathon on 5-7 November! Dive into some of the critical challenges faced in the Arctic region with the 2nd CASSINI Hackathon. This fascinating and complex geographical, meteorological and biological ecosystem needs your help! […]

13.09.2021

Lights, Camera, #TakeAction!

September 28-30, TechSoup will hold a three-day campaign, focused on teaching Digital Storytelling to Nonprofits and NGOs. Join free training! Lights, Camera, Take Action!, will help organizations learn the basics of effective impact storytelling. Over three days of online workshops, with learning tracks focused on strategy development, tools to use, and impact, nonprofits and NGOs […]

05.08.2021

Top 8 Energisers for a Virtual Training

So, you’ve planned your virtual meeting well, you are mindful to take a 15-minute break every 90 minutes or so, you ask questions via the chatbox or do an online survey, and yet after merely two hours of staring at the computer screen, you are shattered to see a steady decline in your group’s engagement?  […]

04.08.2021

Golden Rules for Running Effective Online Meetings

TechSoup Europe is glad to continue our series of tips & tricks on how to run effective virtual meetings. The key to a successful session is not only an interesting agenda but above all: an engaging presenter. What do we need to bear in mind when moderating virtual meetings? Be patient  Start running the meeting […]

01.08.2021

How to Run Engaging Online Meetings?

For over a year now, our trainings, workshops or meetings have been held exclusively online. Here, at TechSoup Europe, we started this online transition like everyone else, by moving PowerPoint presentations to Zoom and interacting via the chatbox. 12 months of virtual events, software changes, and participation in hundreds of online meetings, however, have taken […]

14.07.2021

Using Gamification to Inspire Change

“I felt I did make a difference!” says one of NAVISSOS’s Ambassadors of Change, the young leaders who created social media campaign aiming to combat trolling. They were supported by a Serbian NGO – NAVISSOS, as a participant of a Game Changer project. Want to learn about tools that can be used to create meaningful […]

30.06.2021

Summing up MEGAPHONE Central Asia and Caucasus

The time between June 21st and 29th, 2021 was a time well spent! Together with the help of 8 social media and communications professionals and 120 participants from Central Asia and Caucasus regions we uncovered the power of social media for activists. The workshops allowed a deep dive into building a comms strategy and evaluating its performance, “how-tos” on podcast production, creating cool graphics with Canva and […]

30.06.2021

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24.06.2021

Operational Security Guide

If you would like to learn more about being safe and resilient against cyber threats, watch the recording from the webinar we did on June 22, 2021, led by Melanie Rieback and one of her ethical hackers, Stefan Marsiske. “Operational Security (OpSec) is a continuous process to ensure operational success in the face of adversaries. […] […]

24.06.2021

Youth Using Technology for Social Change

In January 2021 Station Europe, NGO from Costești, Romania was selected as one 24 Game Changer’s Dissemination NGOs to conduct their own Social City Games and Youth-Led Social Media campaigns. Their activities provoked discussion about bullying and hate speech among youth in Romania. “Our mission is to give young generations the power to bring useful […]

21.06.2021

DLNGO 2.0 Meeting

June 15, 2020, eleven TechSoup partners, participants of #DLNGO 2.0 project, were working virtually on nonprofits’ digital transformation impact stories. Within last weeks all partners conducted interviews with nonprofits to explore:  Why they decided to digitally transform? How this process looked like? What are the benefits from digital transformation?  What are the lessons learned? We will […]

17.06.2021

“Learning about disinformation is the first way to counter it”

In June 2021, TechSoup partners from 4 countries: Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Poland took part in 3 days Erasmus+ online trainings developing knowledge on how disinformation is affecting civil society and what are the ways to combat shrinking civil space. “Combating Shrinking Civil Space” was another workshop of the DTS4SS project – Digital and Training […]

08.06.2021

MEGAPHONE Central Asia and Caucasus

We are proud to introduce the first edition of MEGAPHONE Central Asia and Caucasus that welcomes activists and NGOs from the regions to share the latest social media knowledge and tools. Join us online, June 21st-29th! The event is available to registered participants and consists of 6 interactive workshops in Russian and English on:   creating visually pleasing graphics for Facebook and Instagram using Canva,   […]

07.06.2021

The CASSINI Hackathons & Mentoring

Hack with a purpose and leverage EU Space data, services and signals to access, understand and protect our natural spaces. Join CASSINI Hackathons & Mentoring. Digitising our green spaces with European Space data, signals & services Nature is a vulnerable yet crucial part of our existence. How we care for it will significantly impact our lives […]

01.06.2021

Meet and Code 2021 Begins! Apply for Grants

Starting June 1st, our Meet and Code invites local nonprofits across Europe to apply for micro-grants to organize events that foster interest in and access to digital skills among young Europeans. The aim of Meet and Code is to help build a world in which every young European has the digital skills required to shape their own […]

27.05.2021

Operational Security – Practical Tools to Stay Resilient & Safe Online Webinar

On June 22, 1.00 PM (CET) join us and Hive Mind for a 60-minute webinar featuring an exciting talk by Dr Melanie Rieback, the CEO/Co-founder of the “Radically Open Security”, and Stefan Marsiske  – a real-deal ethical hacker and a free software developer. You’ll find some practical recommendations and tools which you can later use to […]

26.05.2021

Cheapfakes in the CEE Region – Major Dangers and Media Manipulation Threats

The advancement of technology brings up constant “innovations” in the areas of misinformation. More recently, a new form of manipulation called “cheapfakes” has resurfaced. On June 10th, together with some of the leading experts in this field representing different countries from the CEE region we discussed the issue during an online discussion panel. Watch and […]

26.05.2021

Creating Effective Campaigns to Combat Shrinking Civil Space

“Great inspiration and very useful tools to be used in our communication and empowerment of civil society!” – says  participant of “Creating Effective Campaigns to combat shrinking civil space” workshop, part of DTS4SS project. In May 2021, TechSoup partners from six countries: Austria, Hungary, Italy, North Macedonia, Bulgaria and Poland took part in two 3 […]

19.05.2021

MEGAPHONE 2021 WEBINAR RESOURCES

10.05.2021

#MEGAPHONE 2021 RESOURCES: Use of Narrative as a Form of Sense-making

As well as being Homo Sapiens, we are also Homo Narrans! We tell stories, we live in stories, we use stories to describe our individual and collective identities, and stories are fundamental to the way we give meaning to our world. Watch the recording of a webinar from May 6, 2021, led by Bavesh Patel […]

04.05.2021

#MEGAPHONE 2021 Resources: Facilitation of Online Meetings

Have you had enough of yet another confused and ineffective online meeting? Now is the time to change that! Watch the recording of the webinar with Raphaëlle Ayach “Facilitation: How Not To Die & Kill Others During Online Meetings” from April 29, 2021.  KEY TAKE-AWAYS: How to “run the show”, from planning a great online meeting to implementation  How to […]

23.04.2021

#MEGAPHONE 2021 Resources: Making Videos While Being Bad At It

With platforms like Instagram and TikTok relying heavily on video, creating interesting and shareable video content to reach younger and more diverse audiences has become more important than ever. This webinar which happened on April 22, 2021 led by Kassy Cho provided practical tips on how you can film original footage for news videos and […]

21.04.2021

#MEGAPHONE 2021 Resources: Changing Narrative Using Social Media and Digital Channels

Social media isn’t all about letting people know what you had for breakfast or how many times a day you have exercised. It has an incredible mobilizing capacity, which has given a chance to millions of people to have their voices heard. If you would like to learn more, watch the recording from the webinar […]

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