Nonprofits Save Big On Purchases from TechSoup

Posted by Ben Kaplan on August 24, 2015

Nonprofit organizations usually require a lot of sweat equity in order to fulfill their missions. When employees and volunteers have no more labor to give, it becomes critical for nonprofits to leverage technology to stay within their budget.  New software can have a tremendous positive impact on a non-profit’s efficiency, however funding new technology can create new issues.

Adding more items to a budget can force a nonprofit to add more fundraising cycles; increasing time and effort spent on raising money. In order to help clients in the nonprofit sector to stay on budget and focused on their mission, Crestwood Associates sought out opportunities that are available to help them with a new software or hardware expense.

Founded in 1987, TechSoup Global is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit committed to enabling social change through investments in technology. Once a nonprofit completes the TechSoup and partner donors’ application process, they should have a response within a few days to a week. When a nonprofit is accepted as a TechSoup user, they will have access to deeply discounted products from over 60 software, hardware and services donors; such as, Microsoft, Cisco, Adobe, and more.

For example, if you’re upgrading Dynamics GP, it might be time to renew or purchase new Microsoft Office or SQL licensing. 

Here is SQL sample pricing for TechSoup organizations:
SQL Standard (non-profit) is $67, and CALs are $16 each – so $147 for a client with SQL and 5 CALs. 

If you are a nonprofit, take the time to apply to become a TechSoup organization and see what discounts are available to you.

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