Research

The TechSoup partner network gains social sector insights from large‐scale research projects in Asia and globally, such as our Technology for Good report and our Global Cloud Survey.

Our Technology for Good report which shared ten technologies used by charitable organizations in innovative ways, was published in collaboration with The Guardian. Meanwhile our 2012 Global Cloud Survey, aimed at understanding civil society organisations’ current state of tech infrastructure and their plans to adopt cloud computing, received more than 10,500 responses from 88 countries.

Locally Relevant E-learning

Our blended learning model includes online courses of short, highly engaging video lessons that are integrated with collaborative, hands‐on, face‐to‐face workshops with peers and facilitators.

TechSoup’s strength lies in our ability to identify knowledge gaps, develop relevant courses to bridge these gaps, and eventually train trainers (both remotely and in person) to deliver these courses.

Webinars

The latest best practices to leverage technology are delivered by weekly webinars that are attended by participants from all over the world.

In FY15, we had 16,418 attendees, more than twice the previous year’s attendance. Of those attending, 97 percent say they learn something new at these events, which focus on topics such as selecting fundraising software, navigating payment processing, and how to increase mobile impact.

Tohoku Disaster Relief

Since 2011, TechSojelnposf_02up APAC partner Japan NPO Center (JNPOC) has been focused on Tohoku (area severely affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami) disaster relief support and development, promoting citizen-led support for disaster relief.

JNPOC has established multiple disaster relief funds/programs, including their fund, Japan Earthquake Local NPO Support Fund, in partnership with major corporations such as Takeda Pharmaceutical, Daiwa Securities, Japan Tobacco and Shinkin Central Bank.

JNPOC has also co-developed multiple disaster relief funds and programs for the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami with various corporations such as Takeda Pharmaceutical, Nissan and Johnson & Johnson with different thematic focus like the maintenance of livelihood, children and community empowerment in the affected areas, as well as with nonprofits like World Vision Japan, which resulted in a series of mentorship workshops for civic group leaders and NPOs of Tohoku for their capacity building.

You can also learn about the current situation of Tohoku here: Stories from Tohoku.

Digital Strategies for Development Summit

Hosted by TechSoup partner ASSIST in Manila in Oct. 2014, the Digital Summit for Development Strategies brought together 400 Delegates and 55 speakers and thought-leaders to connect and share innovative, tech-related solutions addressing challenges in five main areas:

  • Youth, Education and Employment
  • Governance
  • Disaster Management and Climate Change
  • Health
  • and Social Innovation and Enterprises.

Key event highlights included:

  • Technology 4 Good panel stressed how important it is to prioritize the spread of digital literacy, to practice resource mapping, and most of all, to develop and nurture partnerships to allow the practice of using technology for good to flourish.
  • Breakout Sessions showcasing innovative solutions – over 20 unique projects presented, including: Sparkbiz.ph which helps facilitate collaborations between local government units and investors; PeaceTech, a program that capitalizes on communication technology to bridge the youth of varying cultures; and KidCAMP, an application which can help teachers to tailor their own games and programs, fit for children with Autism.

Beyond being a venue for sharing and connecting, the summit also served as the launching ground for a 3-year technology lab program. This program seeks to provide a platform, both a physical and virtual, where those coming from the developmental sector would be matched with the right professionals that

AsianNGO

Initiated by ASSIST Asia, AsianNGO is the prime source of information on grants and funding opportunities, learning tools and knowledge resources, partnerships, news, events and policy updates in the development sector across Asia. Beside this comprehensive online platform AsianNGO features a magazine dedicated to the latest trends, news and opportunities from the developmental world. It includes articles, interviews and insights from the leading thinkers and makers in development as well as in-depth analyses for civil society, enterprises, policymakers and the academe.