Did you know? TechSoup doesn’t always mean the best value.

TechSoup offers non-profit organizations deeply discounted rates on software subscriptions and licensing from companies like Microsoft, Adobe, Cisco, Intuit, etc. Available exclusively to non-profit organizations, these programs can offer substantial savings on technology. However, it is important to make sure you’re actually getting the greatest value for the best price.


Many hardware vendors on TechSoup only offer their top-tier products at discounted prices. For the largest of non-profits, this may be a good deal. For others, the top-tier products may be excessive, both in functionality and price, even at a discounted rate. Understanding the needs of your organization will help you assess if these products are a good fit for you or if another alternative would work better.


Software, while offered for a discount on TechSoup, may also not be the best value for your organization. Some software packages are heavily discounted, while others may only offer a slight discount, which could mean other solutions not offered on TechSoup might be a better fit for your organization.


Knowing when alternatives might be a better fit will help save money spent on technology, and these savings can be diverted to funding programs to fulfill your mission.


Administration fees

Another consideration when using TechSoup is the administration fee. Depending on the product, the administration fee is a yearly charge to use the services provided by TechSoup. So, it’s important to keep in mind that there may be ongoing fees associated with any purchase made through TechSoup.

An IT team who understands your needs

Understanding your specific IT requirements before investing in any technology is crucial.  At TCA, we have experience with a wide variety of hardware and software available from TechSoup or elsewhere, and our focus is to maximize the value IT can add to your organization.

If you have any questions, please reach out to a specialist from tca SynerTech.