Starting in November, you will notice that we have increased administrative fees for selected donation products on the Techsoup platform. We periodically review and adjust administrative fees to reflect the fair market value of products and our own costs in managing these programs.
As a nonprofit ourselves, we include administrative fees in our offers in order to support the value that we can continually bring to all nonprofit organisations. This helps us provide as many resources as possible to organisations like yours, everywhere. We will continually strive to make sure that these offers will still be made at the lowest cost available to you and will remain at a fraction of their retail value.
In most cases, the increase in the administrative fee will be no more than a few dollars per transaction. For example, Microsoft Office Standard will now be available for $39 per license, a change of about $10.
Certain products from the following programs will be affected by these changes:
We understand the limited budgets that nonprofits work with. Our goal is to make sure that our fees remain affordable and that the value you receive for the fee continually increases.
Why We Have Admin Fees
As a nonprofit, we charge an administrative fee to cover our cost to process donations. The administrative fee also covers the cost of discounted products and services. In addition, the fees support our programs, services, and education for nonprofits, charities, and libraries around the world.
Your support in this way helps us continue to develop valuable offerings to NGOs in the years to come. These include courses (including the recently launched Microsoft Digital Skills Center), webinars, IT support for nonprofits, blog posts, articles and more.
TechSoup remains dedicated to the NGOs across the planet that work to make the world a better place. We hope that these increases do not disrupt your IT operations in any way. If you have any further questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: Opinion expressed in this article are solely those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or views of the West Africa Civil Society Institute.