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CompuMentor, founded in 1987, is one of the leading providers of technology assistance to non-profit organizations in the United States. Based in San Francisco, CompuMentor offers a wide range of programs and services that help nonprofits and schools use technology to achieve their missions. CompuMentor is the home of TechSoup.org, the technology website for the nonprofit sector and TechSoup Stock, the technology product philanthropy service just for nonprofits. 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A non-profit organization (often called non-profit org or simply non-profit or not-for-profit) can be seen as an organization that doesnt have a goal to make a profit. ... This article is about the city in California. ... Technology (Gr. ... Philanthropy involves the donation or granting of money to various worthy charitable causes. ...

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CompuMentor was born in 1987 after current president Daniel Ben-Horin discovered The Well, the first community on the web. He proposed "to help those who needed it, and they accepted." Officially called The CompuMentor Project, it began with 2,500 dollars and volunteers of the highest quality. Today, CompuMentor has over 80 employees, an annual budget of over $9 million, and assists tens of thousands of non-profits in the United States and throughout the global community. Daniel Ben-Horin is the President and Founder of CompuMentor. ... The Whole Earth Lectronic Link (or The WELL) is one of the oldest virtual communities still online. ...


TechCommons

CompuMentor recently changed the name of its hands-on technology assistance program from Consulting Services to TechCommons. Through TechCommons, CompuMentor will continue to help Bay Area nonprofit organizations find the technology assistance they need. In addition, TechCommons will support nonprofit technology assistance providers (NTAPs) by developing tools and resources to aid their work. Through a series of distinct, collaborative projects, TechCommons will develop systemic solutions to pressing nonprofit technology issues and, using the publishing power of TechSoup and the distribution channel of TechSoup Stock make those solutions available to nonprofits and technology service providers world-wide.


TechSoup.org

TechSoup.org, the nonprofit technology website created by CompuMentor, empowers nonprofits to succeed in the Digital Age by providing timely and targeted technology information and resources. TechSoup provides other nonprofits with the tech know-how they need to more efficiently and effectively achieve their missions. TechSoup's weekly e-newsletter, TechSoup…By the Cup, is distributed to more than 30,000 subscribers.


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TechSoup Stock

TechSoup Stock is the technology product philanthropy service just for nonprofits. Launched in January 2002 (as DiscounTech), this service is a unique collaboration with corporate and nonprofit technology providers. TechSoup Stock is the exclusive U.S. distributor of Microsoft product donations, and helps to connect nonprofits and libraries to over 240 products from 25 donating partners. It it this relationship with Microsoft and the absence of open source partners that cast a shadow on the intention of the service in the nonprofit community. 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT) headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA, was founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen. ... Open source refers to projects that are open to the public and which draw on other projects that are freely available to the general public. ...


TechSoup Stock Donating Partners

Cisco Systems, Inc. ... Intuit Logo Intuit Inc. ... Lotus Software (called Lotus Development Corporation before its acquisition by IBM) is an American software company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. ... Macromedia Logo Macromedia Logo used from 1997-2001 Macromedia (NASDAQ: MACR) is a graphics and web development software house. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT) headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA, was founded in 1975 by Bill Gates and Paul Allen. ... Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC), founded in 1982, is an information security company headquartered in Cupertino, California that now specializes in computer security and antivirus software. ...

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CompuMentor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (444 words)
CompuMentor, founded in 1987, is one of the leading providers of technology assistance to non-profit organizations in the United States.
CompuMentor is the home of TechSoup.org, the technology website for the nonprofit sector and TechSoup Stock, the technology product philanthropy service just for nonprofits.
CompuMentor was born in 1987 after current president Daniel Ben-Horin discovered The Well, the first community on the web.
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