Many of you who are working from home may have experienced difficulties being as productive without the equipment you have at the office. So take advantage of these organizations to beef up your technology.
This Seattle-based 501(c)3 organization provides refurbished computers to nonprofits nationwide. While their retail store in Seattle (1109 N 35th Street Seattle, WA 98103) is closed due to COVID-19, they are still able to ship products through the mail.
Their inventory includes laptops, desktops, tablets, audio equipment, accessories, and both PCs and Apple products.
InterConnection also offers computer grants to organizations that deliver necessary and valuable services to underserved communities (like technology training, healthcare, education, and job training) but need upgraded computers to better manage their organization. They offer these grants four times a year (Aug. 31 and Nov. 30 are the next upcoming deadlines). Direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can find discounts on popular software like QuickBooks, Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and Norton Security, as well as hardware such as refurbished computers, servers, networking gear, and mobile hotspots.
TechSoup’s website is a treasure trove of how-to guides, training webinars, community forums, and helpful articles. No matter how tech-savvy your organization is, it’s a great idea to always keep them bookmarked as a trusted resource.
In partnership with Tech Impact, we launched preparerespondserve.org with free resources to supporting remote workers, moving important operations to the cloud, deals on discounted technology, and improving team collaboration. Even as COVID-19 starts to recede, we will continue to maintain this website with fresh content so you can be prepared for whatever unforeseen emergency comes next.