Social change organisations across the African continent can now make use of TechSoup’s online donations platform to help raise funds and so continue to make a positive change in their communities.
TechSoup has become the world’s first fully global technology donation platform aimed at non-profit organisations (NPOs), according to the group’s website. Its services already benefit more than 500 000 non-profit organisations around the world; the organisation plans to increase this number by extending its reach and influence.
“The launch of TechSoup.Global is a pivotal step in helping the world’s estimated 10 million non-profit organisations gain visibility and connect with support critically needed for their missions and communities,” says Rebecca Masisak, chief executive officer of TechSoup.
“The platform, operated in partnership with the TechSoup Global Network, enables a unique capacity for innovation and the co-design of locally relevant, globally scaled programmes that strengthen impact on the ground.”
SUPPORTING AFRICA’S NON-PROFIT ORGANISATIONS
Non-profit organisations in Africa also have the opportunity to benefit from this new development aimed at boosting their visibility and helping them to raise the funds needed to ensure their sustainability.
“From covering only four countries, we are now in a position to provide technology products and solutions to NPOs in 54 countries across the continent,” says David Barnard, the vice-president for Africa at TechSoup. “It is a game-changer for NPOs in Africa, and provides us with a very unique opportunity to strengthen their technology capacity and infrastructure in an affordable and informed manner.”
TechSoup has gone to great lengths to ensure that each of the organisations making use of its services fall under the NPO category in each of their respective countries. This measure is to make sure no other companies other than NPOs benefit from its services.
The organisation also offers NPOs access to relevant educational resources to help meet their operational requirements. These resources include web-seminars and peer-to-peer events where NPOs can learn from and teach each other best practices.
Non-profit organisations are urged to make use of these services and continue the work they do to develop their communities and the world as a whole.