Technologie non-profit is the IT donation program of Fundacja TechSoup (FTS) with support provided by BDR the original program partner. Fundacja TechSoup was established by TechSoup Global in 2009 as an independent Polish foundation with Public Benefit Status, with the focus of supporting the development of civil society in Poland and across the world. Acting as the global operations hub for the TechSoup Global Network and the European regional delivery centre for TechSoup Global, Fundacja TechSoup employs a staff with fluency in nine languages and is part of a family of brands that includes GuideStar International, NetSquared, TechSoup.org, and the TechSoup Global Network.
A locally staffed and led organization, Fundacja TechSoup benefits from regional expertise and knowledge combined with the international reach and resources of TechSoup Global. Fundacja TechSoup delivers a range of programs and services, including:
- Community-driven innovation – Programs focus on building sustainable communities whose contributions use technology to develop innovative solutions for social impact. An example of this is the NetSquared Local event held in over 80 cities around the world including Warsaw, Poland.
- Technology product donations – Building NGO capacity through technology access and enablement. Product donation service serves organisations with support, content, webinars, interactive forums and technology products. We work with partner organisations in over 35 countries to provide these services. In Poland we provide donations via technologie.org.pl portal.
- Information services – Building NGO capacity through visiblity and transparency (Guidestar International) , easier access to United States based funders (NGOsource) and through specialised data designed for institutional stakeholders.
The original donation program was run by in 2006 BDR who became TechSoup Global's partner NGO in Poland. BDR was founded in 2000 to provide Poland’s NGO community with much needed infrastructure items – collecting and distributing donations of used computers, office equipment, and furniture. In 2005 they became a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher, and started focusing more on meeting the technology needs of NGOs.