Enclude is the Irish partner in the TechSoup Global Network, a network of more than 60 of the world’s leading civil society organizations, whose aim is 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. In its 30 years, Techsoup have reached 781,000 organizations and delivered more than US$6.2 billion in technology tools and philanthropic service globally.
What does Techsoup Global Network offer you?
Charities often first get to know TechSoup through our Technology Donation programme, which provides eligible organizations with donated and discounted software, hardware and services. In collaboration with the TechSoup Global Network, Enclude and other partners, give organizations worldwide access to the solutions they need. TechSoup’s catalog includes more 100s of products from leading software companies like Microsoft, Adobe, Cisco, Intuit, and Symantec.
If you want to know more about what’s available to Irish charities check out www.encludeit.org.
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TechSoup Europe Network is the European branch of Techsoup Global. Enclude are one of 28 civil society capacity building organisations across 48 European countries (including all 28 EU member states who serve a community of over 250,000 civil society organisations.
Enclude CEO, Eamon Stack and Tech Donations Programme Manager, Patricia Higgins, participated in Techsoup Europe Summit in Warsaw in late October 2016. 3 days, 100 participants including representatives of over 30 fellow Techsoup Partner organisations from Sweden to Slovenia and from the UK to Turkey.
Key topics discussed were
- How to support charities to make the most of the cloud-based offerings from Microsoft O365, Google and Adobe, amongst others.
- What other donors may have an interest in the techsoup partner organisations’ ability to vet organisations as eligible charities? World Bank and Amazon are just two organisations who are tapping into Techsoup’s capacity to support their employee giving and Amazon smile campaign respectively, by validating the nominated charities.
If you have partner organisation in other countries, make sure they check out TechSoup Global Network to find the partner in their countries