TechSoup is committed to the furtherance of civil society, defined as the organizations and individuals, separate from the worlds of both government and commerce, who undertake the tasks of improving the circumstances of the underserved and creating conditions in which people of goodwill can engage in discourse and find solutions for the many problems that impact the globe.
Recent elections and events across the world have stirred strong emotions and often seemed to highlight differences. No one knows the extent to which rhetoric will be acted on, and this uncertainty creates anxiety for many. In this context, we want to reiterate that TechSoup holds cardinal values around nondiscrimination, diversity, and inclusivity. No matter the context, we will stay true to these values and we will make common cause with others, in this country and across the globe, who share them.
To those engaged in the work of civil society, we say: You have colleagues, here at TechSoup and across the nonprofit sector, that support the work you do in serving some of our most vulnerable community members. In this context, we want to take this moment to be explicit about some of the values that drive our work:
Our beliefs manifest in things like our anti-discrimination policy and a commitment to democratizing access to resources and to being a force for creating a more equitable world. We see our beliefs manifest in our forums where people from all social, political, and religious backgrounds talk about how to use technology to create more good.
Let’s come together and move forward.
The Staff and Board of TechSoup
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