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  • Forum Thread: Eligibility: (fiscal?) sponsored organizations

    Hi! Can someone confirm that Jodi-lee's response in this thread is still correct? The 501(c)(3) I work for is eligible for a number of the donation programs available through TechSoup. Today, a co-worker was asking me about the possibility of eligibility for a project we "sponsor" in...
  • Forum Thread: Office 365 for non-profits

    We are a religious non-profit that has been with Tech Soup for a couple of years now. We are wanting to use Office 365 but found out that Microsoft has to validate our non-profit status. Since Tech Soup has already done this, why does Microsoft need to as well? Does Tech Soup work with Microsoft in this...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Secular designation

    Hello! I can certainly help with this question. First, I would suggest reading the question 2.9 My nonprofit is a secular organization that is affiliated with a religious organization. Can I participate? in the Microsoft Donation Program FAQ which states "Religious organizations with a secular...
  • Forum Thread: Free Webinar 6/10 - Get Started with TechSoup Product Donation Program!

    UPDATE: This webinar has just concluded. Please post any lingering questions as comments on this post so we can start a discussion! But also be sure to check the new TechSoup Stock FAQ to see if your question has already been answered http://www.techsoup.org/stock/faq.asp Haven't registered...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Libraries vs Friends Orgs

    Hi Les, This is a great question. The simple answer is "yes" but there's always a more complicated answer as well. :) As a 501(c)(3), you are likely eligible to request donated and discounted products from a number of different vendor partners. However, each vendor sets their own...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Unfair application of Adobe "drugs/narcotics" exclusion

    Ken, tclaremont is correct. TechSoup is here to help facilitate and distribute software and hardware donation programs that are specifically designed by the software manufacturers. In the case of Adobe, the have 3 specific areas of focus in this programs: the arts, the environment and direct, essential...
  • Forum Reply: Re: New 501 (C) (3) for Career Training

    Hi Michael! Welcome to TechSoup! If you have any questions about organization registration, qualification or eligbility, please let me know! You can find a lot of information in our Getting Started at TechSoup Stock guide: http://www.techsoup.org/stock/gettingstarted/default.asp Autumn
  • Forum Thread: Hello from Kabul

    My name is Matt. I work for the International Assistance Mission ( www.iam-afghanistan.org ). I'm the IT manager for our biggest project: NOOR (National Organization for Opthalmic Rehabilitation). Our hospitals and clinics see about 300k patients a year and focus on trainging eye care workers for...
  • Forum Thread: Restrictions on Licensed Software

    We are a Church of Christ in Keller, Texas looking for value pricing of Adobe and Microsoft Office software. There are vendor restrictions on religious non-profit organizations and we are looking for alternative sources for these. HELP!
  • Forum Thread: Hello!

    Hello, I´m Adrian from La Casa de Amistad, Inc. I´m doing IT Services and some Website design. But I also work at a School Corporation, and I was wondering if a public school can be eligibly for Techsoup services. Thanks in advance.
  • Forum Reply: Re: Volunteer Fire Company 501(c)(4)

    Hi Jay, At this time, the software donation program is available only to 501(c)(3) organization and public libraries: http://www.techsoup.org/stock/faq.asp#q2_1 . There are, however, many many resources on our website which could be beneficial to all nonprofits. Below are some TechSoup links which...
  • Forum Thread: qualifying for Microsoft purchases

    I've tried to purchase Microsoft Office Professional & at check out I'm told my organization doesn't qualify. I've reviewed the Microsoft restrictions but I can't seem to find why we would be restricted. We are a nonprofit media production company & I chose "cultural...
  • Forum Reply: Re: No longer eligible for Microsoft donations

    Hello Jeff, During our subsequent review of your organization’s TechSoup account, we determined that the organization type shown in your profile was not the type which best reflects your organization’s mission. We have updated your organization type and you are now eligible to receive...
  • Forum Thread: Qualifying Business

    I work for a church that owns a christian school (one tax ID for both). I want to purchase Symantec Endpoint Protection for the school computers. I'm trying to determine if we qualify for the donation program. Specifically the "except that religious organizations requesting software for use...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Software

    Hi William, We certainly know of a number of other resources that you could explore to find the software that you are looking for. I am including a number of links below for your review. Please let us know if you have any other questions. http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/programs/open/opencharity...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Processing Time

    Hello, Processing time varies depending on which products you request but assuming that your organization is fully regstered and qualified when you place a request, it's generally between 1 and 10 business days. For more information about requesting donations, please visit our FAQ: http://www...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Adobe requirements for Acrobat Pro 9.0

    Hi Rick, The Adobe restrictions do provide more information about organizations that are and are not generally eligible for their donation program. For more information, please visit the restrictions page: http://www.techsoup.org/stock/restrictions.asp#adobe . Please keep in mind that eligibility...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Ineligible Hospice

    Rob, At times our partners do change the eligibility requirements for their donation programs. Though your organization is currently not eligible for the Microsoft Donation Program through TechSoup Stock, there are a number of other options available for your organization which you can review below...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Admin Fee...

    Byron, Administrative fees are only charged if your request is processed. If there is donated product that you are not eligible for in your shopping cart, the restrictions will prevent the completion of the checkout until the specified items are removed. Please let us know if you have any additional...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Adobe Qualification

    Hi Kelsey, I see that you have been in touch with us by email since posting on the forums. I can confirm that we have requalified your account as a United Way and your order will process today. Please look for an email from TechSoup with your download instructions and license information. Autumn
  • Forum Thread: Microsoft guidlines clarification

    I just need to clarify something and since there is no other place to ask, I will pose my question here. I have four public computer labs with a total of 90 stations and I need MS Office. Is it allowed to order two MS Office titles with 50 seats each? My suspicion is this is not allowed. Can...
  • Forum Reply: Re: qualifying for Microsoft purchases

    Clare, One thing that I have noticed with Microsoft is that they tend to prefer organization subtypes that are more detailed. Your organization subtype is currently " Other Cultural or Historical Activities". You may want to consider looking for a subtype that has a more specific description...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Proper category for my org???

    Hi Erik, I see that you have called us regarding this issue as well and hopefully we have been able to help find a solution. Generally I recommend reviewing the program restrictions and deciding if, based on that information, you feel your organization would be eligible and adjust the organization...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Not Eligible for Adobe?

    Lisa, I looked up your organization and in this case I think that it is very possible that the organization may be mis-categorized (it is currently listed as Discussion Panels, Lectures etc.) or through a review of what other programs your organization has or reviewing the categories provided by your...
  • Forum Thread: Adobe restrictions on software donations

    Adobe has a policy of not donating to "singing groups." My orgainzation, Rainbow Women's Chorus would dearly love to have InDesign and Adobe Acrobat (Mac and PC versions). I'm wondering if we can qualify in another category, because the purpose of our chorus is to enhance the esteem...