TechSoup Global and the Foundation Center Join Forces
The Foundation Center and TechSoup Global announced today that they have formed a new strategic alliance in order to leverage our extensive and complementary networks to provide knowledge, training, and tools to nonprofits, libraries, and NGOs around the world.
In the past, TechSoup Global and the Foundation Center have worked together to help identify potential funding sources that align with a nonprofit or library's mission, shown how to connect an organization to grant makers, or offered webinars like “Mapping Philanthropy: How You Can Use Data Visualization to Do Good” on TechSoup.org.
The Foundation Center, established in 1956 and based in New York City, maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and global grantmakers and their grants. They also operate research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level. They provide information through a distributed network of affiliates in all 50 states and in 14 countries.
As our newest collaboration takes shape, we’re exploring new opportunities to co-host events and share our content with the aim of expanding knowledge and insights with wider audiences in the social-benefit sector.
“Expanding the TechSoup Global Network’s strategic partnerships with key players such as the Foundation Center will allow us to build on the strengths of our network,” says TechSoup Global co-CEO Rebecca Masisak, “bringing more valuable resources to communities most in need, and help NGOs ‘show themselves’ locally and globally.”
Foundation Center president Bradford Smith adds that “the partnership with TechSoup Global is particularly exciting because together we can provide access to more comprehensive tools and information for those working towards social change, helping to turn their goals — such as protecting the environment, advancing human rights, or providing education — into realities.”