TechSoup is an organization that partners with technology and service providers to grant opportunities to nonprofits online. They help nonprofits access special tools and services, such as technical assistance and discounts on computer programs and hardware. TechSoup has partnerships with companies like Google, Microsoft, Adobe, Cisco and Symantec. Your TechSoup membership can be a valuable asset, especially if you are trying to grow your nonprofit and save money on much-needed tools.
In order to apply for the special programs offered by Google, Microsoft and more, TechSoup provides NGO validation services to nongovernmental organizations, foundations, libraries, and other civil society organizations worldwide. These validation services allow TechSoup’s partners to know your organization is a legitimate nonprofit. In effect, TechSoup verifies your nonprofit status and makes it easier for you to access special nonprofit tools and offerings from their partners.
TechSoup and the Google for Nonprofits Program
One of the requirements for the Google for Nonprofits program is for your organization to have an active TechSoup membership. Google requires nonprofits to apply for TechSoup as a way of verifying your nonprofit status and identity. Once you are validated by TechSoup, you will be able to get a validation token that you will use on your Google for Nonprofits Membership application.
When you work with Rank Monsters to apply for the Google for Nonprofits program, we will walk your organization through the enrollment process for TechSoup. This ensures your organization gets the required validation token that you need to apply for the Google for Nonprofits program and other online offerings.
Your TechSoup membership carries several benefits, including:
- Discounts on useful software including Microsoft Windows, Adobe Creative Cloud, Intuit Quickbooks and more.
- Refurbished desktop and laptop computers to help keep your organization connected and up-to-date.
- Cloud services consultations to get your organization set up for future success online.
- Dedicated IT assistance to help keep your nonprofit running smoothly.
Most 501(c)(3) nonprofits are eligible for TechSoup. To check your organization’s eligibility you can visit the TechSoup website and take a short quiz about your nonprofit’s activities and budget. The eligibility for the programs and tools available to TechSoup members varies. You can check your eligibility for the various programs after your TechSoup enrollment is completed.