Civil society wants and needs to improve organizational effectiveness and sustainability. TechSoup Asia-Pacific builds capacity through trainings and education that improve nonprofits’ abilities to fulfill their mission. Areas of focus include governance, leadership, strategic planning, networking, communications, human resources, and fundraising.
Training in many Asia-Pacific countries can be difficult, expensive, inconvenient, and not rooted in the local context. We leverage technology and our partner network to create better, low-cost approaches at scale. Our initiatives include:
Nascomm Foundation Business Responsibility Forums help India IT-BPM companies to develop impactful CSR programs.
Yayasan Salam facilitates 5 training centers in Malaysia that provide livelihood and basic ICT training for women coming from low income families.
The latest best practices in leveraging technology are delivered by weekly webinars attended by thousands of global participants.
TechSoup produces and distributes a wide variety of educational and inspirational content through e-newsletters, blogs, and social media channels.
Our blended learning model includes online courses of short, highly engaging video lessons integrated with collaborative, hands‐on, face‐to‐face workshops with peers and facilitators.
We organise many campaigns around a key social benefit focus, including Technology for Good, Digital Inclusion, or our Storymakers campaign that teaches digital storytelling.
The TechSoup partner network gains social sector insights from large‐scale research projects in Asia and globally, like our Technology for Good report, our our Global Cloud Survey.
We organise a variety of trainings and workshops on new technology applications, or an issue focus such as disaster preparedness, fundraising, or social media.
Earlier this year, DBS Foundation kicked off the inaugural DBS Social Innovators 2016. The HK$2 million program provides funding and incubation support to social innovators to solve various problems through social entrepreneurship. Over the past three years, DBS Foundation has promoted the development of social enterprises in Hong Kong amounting to HK$6 million. The Foundation … Continue reading Hong Kong: HKCSS – DBS Social Innovators 2016 Final Pitch
The Technology for Good Day, formerly known as NGO Day, was a grand success this year. Sixty-two senior executives attended the executive breakfast, and 87 IT managers and front line officers attended the half-day conference. Fifty-one NGO coworkers attended the two technical workshops. The theme of the event was Cloud Technology – From Theory to … Continue reading Hong Kong: Technology for Good 2016 Events
SocTech is the abbreviation of Social Tech(nology), a new initiative of the Information Technology Resource Centre (ITRC). SocTech promotes inter-sectoral collaboration between the social and technology sectors, emphasizing the power of technology as a society shaper. In the mid to long-term, SocTech targets to foster a vibrant and dynamic culture in the Hong Kong community, … Continue reading Hong Kong: SocTech
At the end of August, we co-organized #LetsGetSocial! with our Indonesia partner Kitabisa in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. 148 participants representing 87 organizations from across the Java province – Bandung, Tasikmalaya, Garut, and Semarang attended the session. Kitabisa shared tips on how to raise money online, how to be a digital-friendly organization, and ways that … Continue reading #LetsGetSocial @ Bandung
In December 2016, Hong Kong’s I.T Resource Center (ITRC) organized the ITRC Forum 2016 themed Computing Everywhere. The forum served as a platform for nonprofits and ICT solution providers to meet and share relevant technology trends and development. The main objective of the forum was to encourage the adoption of ICT applications among nonprofits, which in … Continue reading Hong Kong: ITRC Forum 2016 – Computing Everywhere
The Macau ICT Forum 2016, co-organized by HKCSS and the Social Work Bureau of Macau Government, is held at Macau on December 14, 2016. The aim of the Forum is to facilitate the understanding of ICT trends and the role of ICT in delivering and advancing social services for NGO coworkers. The Forum includes … Continue reading Hong Kong: Macau ICT Forum 2016
The “Technology for Good Day” event, formerly known as “NGO Day”, has established itself as a key platform for non-governmental organizations (NGOs), public and private sectors to exchange experience, develop partnership and explore new ICT and strategies in meeting social needs of all kinds. It also signifies the 13th year collaboration between Microsoft Hong Kong … Continue reading Technology for Good Day 2017
Every year, we tour different cities around Taiwan to explore new ICT innovation and trends with the nonprofit communities. In 2017, we hosted three events, including CEO Day, in Taipei and Kaohsiung. Topics covered included “NGO Case Studies: Appliances of Azure and Office 365”, “NGO Website Design in Mobile Age” and group discussions among CEOs. … Continue reading NGO Connection Day 2017 in Taiwan