• We are a capacity-building organisation which provides technology resources to nonprofits, as well as to youth and educators. We believe technology can contribute to fostering a more open and democratic society, therefore we work to make technology accessible, understandable and familiar to changemakers in our society.

     

    An independent nonprofit organization founded in 2010, Asociatia Techsoup helps nonprofits, youth and educators with technology resources and inspiration to make Romania a more open and democratic society.

     

  • Our programs

    We build technology-driven capacity-building programs for Romanian NGOs, youth and educators.

    Click on each logo to visit the program website.

  • Stay tuned with our work

    The latest news from Asociatia Techsoup's programs and events

    (news available in Romanian only).

  • Numbers speak better than words

    Discover the scale and the impact of our programs.

    +4,000,000 USD

    our contribution to the capacity of the Romanian nonprofit sector - the fair market value of the software products received by our NGO community up to now

    +2,120 Romanian NGOs

    registered and validated with TechSoup Romania Program

    +6,000 K12 students

    high-school students in our CS and STEM programs and events

    +1,600 NGO employees trained

    NGOs employees and volunteers trained in digital skills

    +20 CS teachers

    inspiring computer science teachers that are creating the first teaching accelerator

    8 technology partners

    offering resources for eligible NGOs: Adobe, Autodesk, Bitdefender, CISCO, Google, Microsoft, Symantec, Tableau

    +170 software products

    accessible professional software available for eligible NGOs on www.techsoup.ro

    2 complete cloud solutions for NGOs

    available for eligible NGOs: Google for Nonprofits, and Microsoft Office 365 Nonprofit and Microsoft Cloud Services

  • Awards

    Best CSR Program,

    People for People Gala

    in 2015 for Opening Opportunities

    Project of the Year in Corporate Volunteering, National Volunteer Gala

    in 2015 for Opening Opportunities

    2nd Prize in Social Responsibility,

    Civil Society Gala

    in 2014 for Opening Opportunities

    Special Prize for Education,

    CSR Awards Gala

    in 2015 for Financial Education for NGOs

    3rd Prize in Social Responsibility,

    Civil Society Gala

    in 2014 for Financial Education for NGOs

  • Our commitments

    • Dedication to serving the vibrant Romanian NGO sector and striving to offer as many technology-based tools as possible to boost the incredible civic work they do in Romania.
    • Commitment to promoting the dynamic local IT environment and believing that the Romanian NGO sector and IT industry can together foster a society that is more open and democratic.
    • Creating meaningful interactions with technology for youth and educators and promote IT knowledge as a powerful enabler for tomorrow's professionals and citizens.

  • Learn more about the

    TechSoup Romania Program

     

    TechSoup Romania is a technology-driven capacity building program for NGOs. We believe that a vibrant NGO sector needs to be equipped with transformative technology to fulfil its mission to its full potential.

     

    Discover 3 cloud services, more than 150 professional software programs and trainings in digital skills available for eligible Romanian NGOs.

  • Learn more about our current programs

    We build technology-driven capacity-building programs for Romanian NGOs, youth and educators.

    TechSoup Romania Program

    www.techsoup.ro

    +2,000 nonprofit organizations benefit from software, cloud services and digital skills training to upgrade their work.

    TechSoup Romania Program is a joint partnership between TechSoup and Asociatia TechSoup Romania. Learn more on www.techsoup.global

    TechSoup Moldova Program

    moldova.techsoup.global

    We also support NGOs in Republic of Moldova with technology tools that help their work.

    TechSoup Moldova Program is a joint partnership between TechSoup and Asociatia TechSoup Romania. Learn more on www.techsoup.global

    ONG Online

    ongonline.techsoup.ro

    +1,000 NGO employees and volunteers register for the first digital school for NGOs, were they were taught by the best online experts in Romania.

    The 2015-2016 edition was funded by EEA Grants, the NGO Fund in Romania.

    Financial Education for NGOs

    educatiefinanciara.techsoup.ro

    The first online platform for and about the work of NGO financial managers, finalized in 2016. Created 2 free e-books about financial education for NGOs

    A program supported by ING Bank in Romania in 2014-2016.

    Opening Opportunities

    www.openingopportunities.ro

    The mentor-drive computer science program for high-school students. The most awarded CSR program in STEM education in Romania in 2015. Opening Opportunities is empowering youth to reach their potential in understanding, creating and using technology as a powerful enabler for tomorrow's professionals and citizens.

    Opening Opportunities is powered by Microsoft YouthSpark and implemented with the support of Microsoft in Romania.

    Predau Viitor

    www.predauviitor.ro

    The first accelerator in teaching computer science in Romania and a multi-annual project that targets exceptional public high-school CS teachers who are going the extra mile in their local schools. We are creating a community of good practice, made up of remarkable CS educators who are willing to transform public school CS teaching so as to make it more open to project-based learning and teamwork.

    Predau Viitor is created with the support of Romanian American Foundation.

  • TechSoup and the TechSoup Global Network

    Asociatia Techsoup is a proud member of TechSoup Global Network.

     

    TechSoup Global Network partners manage a range of technology capacity-building programs to serve communities in nearly every region of the world. Each network partner tailors its program to the needs of its community and shares insights with other network partners to better serve communities worldwide.

     

    Together we've reached more than 690,000 organizations and delivered more than US$5 billion in technology tools and philanthropic services.

    Asociatia Techsoup is also member of TechSoup Europe, the European network of partners that builds capacity for European NGOs.

     

  • Donors and funders

    Donors and funders in 2015-2016.

    www.rafonline.org

    www.eeagrants.com

    www.fondong.fdsc.com

    www.microsoft.com

    www.bitdefender.com

    www.ingbank.ro

  • Budget

    For fiscal year January-December 2015.

    115,000 USD in grants, donations and revenues

    We are a financially healthy organisation with a strong mix of budget sources.

     

    for each 1 USD spent, we contribute with 9.56 USD for the Romanian nonprofit sector

    In 2015 alone, the fair market value of the software that have reached Romanian NGOs with our support has been more than 1,100,000 USD.

     

  • Partners and friends

    We work with amazing partners and trainers.

    TechSoup Program partners

    Adobe

    Autodesk

    Bitdefender

    CISCO

    Google

    Microsoft

    Symantec

    Tableau

    Programs partners

    Romanian American Foundation

    Bitdefender

    Microsoft Romania

    Zitec

    Google Romania

    Supporters and friends

    123ContactForm

    ANIS - Employer's Association of the Software and Services Industry

    Ateliere fara Frontiere

    Bucharest Metropolitan Library

    Canopy

    Dreamstime

    Good Afternoon

    Impact Hub Bucharest

    Romanian Game Developers Association

    Simplon Romania

    SmartBill

    TechHub Bucharest

    TechLounge

    TreeWorks - Zelist Monitor

  • Executive team

    Radu Motoc

    Executive Vice President

    Radu Moțoc knows by heart the Romanian nonprofit sector, having 15 years of experience in executive and leadership capacities in one of the most importants NGOs in Romania: Open Society Foundation, ActiveWatch, ProDemocratia. Radu also sits on the board of the Center for Legal Resources, a Bucharest-based nonprofit organization that advocates respect for human rights and strengthening rule of law. He is an alumnus of German Marshall Fund's Marshall Memorial Fellowship Program.

    Besides looking for innovative approaches to management and leadership, Radu's main interests are in political communication and international affairs. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Bucharest and has completed MA studies in International Relations with the Institute for Political Research of the University of Bucharest.

    Elena Coman

    Programs Director

    Elena has been working in a senior capacity in the nonprofit sector for more 14 years now, either as program manager, program designer or communicator. She has designed, lead and managed a diverse range of programs and teams, from special editorial projects in investigative journalism or youth journalism, to technology and learning programs for nonprofits, or helping young people use computer science to advance their potential as a good citizen and professional, as well as supporting educators in reforming STEM education in Romania. Elena holds a B.A. in Political Science from the National School of Political and Administrative Sciences and a MA in Ethics from the Philosophy Faculty, University of Bucharest.

    Gabriela Anghel

    Donation Program Manager

    Gabriela joined Asociatia Techsoup in 2016 after 12 years of working in the private sector. While volunteering for a neighbourhood initiative group in Bucharest, she discovered the amazing world of NGOs and their impact. She holds a BA in Political Sciences from University of Bucharest and she has completed a MA in Political Theory from Univesità degli Studi di Cagliari as an Erasmus Student and Institute of Political Research of the University of Bucharest. Gabriela is managing the TechSoup Donation Program and a community of over 2,000 Romanian NGOs.

    Ana Stamatescu

    Digital Education Coordinator

    Ana’s background as volunteer and contributing to education and youth NGOs goes back to 2008. She has an BSc in Automatic Control and Applied Informatics from the University Politechnica of Bucharest and a MSc in Business Management from the Academy of Economic Studies.
    Connecting people and resources, Ana believes technology is key to kindle development through collaboration. When she’s not busy spreading the word about MOOC's and digital competences, she fosters her passions for outdoor sports, traveling and bats.

    George Dita

    Program Manager In-Residence for Opening Opportunities

    For the last 5 years, George has work to create meaningful and sustainable start-ups programs. In 2015, he has co-funded MVP Angels, an angel investor micro-fund that invests pre-seed in tech startups while acting as principal adviser. He created the methodology for Innovation Labs and managed its first edition of the program, and later re-invented programs like Startup Spotlight for How to Web conference, or MVP Academy for TechHub. George is now working as a product-development consultant for several start-ups and he develops product development methodology for youth programs like Opening Opportunities. He has a MSc in AI / Machine Learning, Robotics and High Performance Computing from the University of Edinburgh and a BA in Computer Science at the Politehnica University in Bucharest.

  • Board

    Radu Motoc

    Executive Vice President

    Radu Moțoc knows by heart the Romanian nonprofit sector, having almost 15 years of experience in executive and leadership capacities in one of the most importants NGOs in Romania: Open Society Foundation, ActiveWatch, ProDemocratia. Radu also sits on the board of the Center for Legal Resources, a Bucharest-based nonprofit organization that advocates respect for human rights and strengthening rule of law. He is an alumnus of German Marshall Fund's Marshall Memorial Fellowship Program. Besides looking for innovative approaches to management and leadership, Radu's main interests are in political communication and international affairs. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Bucharest and has completed MA studies in International Relations with the Institute for Political Research of the University of Bucharest.

    Chris Worman

    Founder and Board Member

    After several years in American nonprofit development, Chris moved in Romania as a Peace Corps volunteer. For couple of years, he had been involved in Central & Eastern European philanthropy and tech for social change - starting Romania's first community foundation, leading trainings and workshops for NGOs, consulting extensively with and for philanthropists, building social enterprises and dabbling in ICT for civil society through building TechSoup Romania. He now lives and works for the TechSoup Global Network, in San Francisco.

    Madalina Mocan

    Board Member

    Mădălina Mocan is coordinating, on behalf of Rațiu Center for Democracy, the COMBAT project (Combat Measures against Human Trafficking in Tourist Industry). Among her most recent contributions to the not-for-profit sector, Mădălina has introduced a model of harnessing the new technologies focused on promoting transparency and accountability of the political representatives. She is currently a PhD candidate in Political Sciences at Babeş-Bolyai University (Cluj-Napoca) with a research proposal regarding the role of national and international donors and grant givers in Romania’s civil society public agenda setting. She is an alumna of the Aspen Institute Romania Young Leaders program (2009), and a German Marshall Transatlantic Fellow (2014).

    Andrei Roth

    Board Member

    Andrei has an extensive experience in telecom, IT and travel. He had worked for companies as diverse as the worldwide market leader for IPTV software, Romanian startup consumer telecoms, public-private partnership dealing with telecom infrastructure in metropolitan areas. He is currently the GM for Recognos Romania, one of the most experienced software development companies in the country, based in Cluj-Napoca. He has graduated from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business with a Bachelors of Science Degree. He is a Fellow of the Aspen Institute Romania Young Leaders Program and the Founding Curator for the Global Shapers Hub in Cluj (a World Economic Forum initiative).

    Andrei Pogonaru

    Board Member

    Andrei is an entrepreneur, working to promote both his family's business interest and ventures with strong social ambitions. After 9 years spent studying and working abroad, he returned to Romania in 2007 to join the family business. Since then, he initiated the Good.Bee project and a private equity fund. Good.Bee is a service focused on "banking the unbanked". It provides financial products as well as the technology and literacy needed to access them. He holds BA and MA degrees in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge.

  • Our extended team

    Branding and design

    Simon Dietrich, creative studio

    www.simon-dietrich.com

     

    Bogdan Moga, freelance designer

    www.bogdanmoga.com

    Accounting and production

    FIX Contab, accounting and financial auditing

     

    AKME, production studio

    www.akme.ro

    Photo and video

    Cosmin Sbarcea, photographer

    Ligia Popescu, editor

    Eduard Parvu, image

    Sysadmin

    Andrei Flutur, freelance sysadmin

  • Contact us

    Want to learn more about our work, you want to contribute to our programs or you're just looking for opportunities to volunteer? Drop us a note here or reach us my email or via social media.

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