TechSoup (http://www.techsoup.org/) is the technology website of CompuMentor, one of the oldest and largest nonprofit technology assistance agencies in the United States. TechSoup offers nonprofits a technology information resource with free information resources and support. Each month, TechSoup receives more than 400,000 visits from people in more than 190 countries worldwide who are looking for NGO technology know-how, advice and products to achieve their missions. TechSoup features more than 400 how-to articles on 14 technology topics, 15 community discussion forums, a technology news section, and the TechFinder service provider directory.
In addition to online information and resources, TechSoup offers the TechSoup Stock product donation service where nonprofits can access donated and discounted technology products, generously provided by corporate and nonprofit technology partners.
TechSoup Stock currently provides access to donated and discounted technology products, for a small administrative fee, from over 25 leading providers such as Cisco and Microsoft. Since its inception in January 2002, TechSoup Stock has distributed more than 1.7 million products to 50,000 nonprofit organisations and freed up over $400 million for other uses.
ENCLUDE is the local partner of the TechSoup Stock donations programme in Ireland; and forms part of the global TechSoup Technology Donation Programme, through which a group of corporate donors provide technology product donations to charitable nonprofit and nongovernmental organisations around the world.
The ENCLUDEit programme intends to offer NGOs and charities easy access to a broad range of essential technology donations through a central, trusted resource. The ultimate goal is to strengthen the organisational capacity of nonprofites and improve their ability to meet the ever-increasing needs of their communities.