About PNGO Programme
Our online technology donation programme is a partnership between PNGOname and TechSoup, the San Francisco-based nonprofit technology capacity building organisation, that links technology donations from leading software and hardware manufacturers and the COUNTRYname nongovernmental (NGO) sector.
The programme assists your organisation by making donated software available for a very low administrative fee, thereby helping you to make the most of your ICT purchases and infrastructure. Receiving technology product donations frees up stretched NGO budgets for both technology priorities and other programme areas. Software and other technology products can be more than just mere acquisitions; our website helps you to make the most of your ICT purchases and infrastructure by providing resources and advice on technology planning, ICT tips and tricks, and other technology assistance you may require.
The TechSoup programme has been running for over five years in the United States, and has distributed over $250 million worth of software to nearly 50 000 nonprofit organisations. TechSoup expanded to Canada in 2004, and the United Kingdom, Belgium and Poland in 2006. In the first two months after launch in these three countries, the programme distributed over US$1 million in software donations.
PNGOname and TechSoup are also planning to expand the programme to include donations from other leading corporate technology donors. We are also in discussions with local ICT service providers to include local offerings such as web hosting and connectivity, IT training, and hardware discounts and donations. Open source solutions as well as discounted services and support will also become part of our offering.