Many 501(c)(3) nonprofits, including APGA Members, are eligible for hundreds of donated and discounted software and hardware products that can help them with fundraising, donor management, computer security, and public relations. The nonprofit organization TechSoup helps more than 138,000 other nonprofits worldwide acquire software donations and technology advice. On December 31, 2010, TechSoup passed the $2.2 billion mark in total savings to nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations since its founding in 1987.
TechSoup distributes donated and discounted software from Microsoft, Adobe, Symantec, Intuit, and 41 other major technology companies, as well as refurbished “green” hardware for a small administrative fee.
Right now, APGA Members can request Endpoint Protection, Symantec's essential security software to protect computers from viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and malware. The administrative fee is $25 — a $165 savings from the full retail value. Additionally, TechSoup offers the complete suite of Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 for $31, compared to the full retail value of $499.
TechSoup also develops GreenTech practices and opportunities, which allows organizations to either purchase a top-quality refurbished computer or receive tips about energy savings or solutions for the safe disposal of toxic e-waste. TechSoup also helps nonprofits worldwide use new Internet-based tools — such as blogging, podcasting, and social networking — to extend their reach and impact through its NetSquared Initiative helps.
American Public Gardens Association has worked with TechSoup for a number of years, and now our members can take advantage of the deals as well.
For more information, contact TechSoup Senior Account Manager Ricci Powers.