Global network connecting 1.2 million NGOs will
advocate for the inclusion of nonprofit voices in decision-making at World
Economic Forum; NGOs are “critical to achievement of UN Sustainable Development
SAN FRANCISCO, January 20, 2020 — TechSoup, the leading nonprofit network facilitating digital transformation for civil society organizations globally, hopes to raise awareness of the value of its network of 1.2 million NGOs at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting, January 21-24 in Davos, Switzerland.
TechSoup CEO Rebecca Masisak
will participate on panels including “Human Rights and Technology Design” and
“Frontier Technologies for Sustainable Development,” and will be on stage for
the New York Times Oxford
debate on Big Tech and Regulation. To ensure that NGO voices are heard long
after Davos, TechSoup will also chair two working groups on civil society.
“We are committed to engaging
with world leaders, expressing the voice and value of global, grassroots civil
society who remain largely unrepresented in such a forum,” said Masisak.
“The vital work being done by the TechSoup Global Network and those they serve
deserves to be recognized and incorporated into thinking and efforts to
accelerate progress toward the SDGs. We will do our best to represent the
promise we see in this sector.”
“We are excited to chair the
WEF Working Groups on Civil Society and The Future of Work in Civil Society and
to keep engaging our global community of Partners and grassroots organizations
on these critical issues over the coming year,” said Chris Worman, Vice
President, Alliances and Program Development at TechSoup. Worman will chair WEF
working groups and conduct meetings on these topics in South America, Asia and
Europe this year.
TechSoup provides the
transformative technology solutions, the digital platforms, and the in-person
experiences that enable people to work together toward a more equitable world.
With 70 partner NGOs around the world, TechSoup manages the only global
philanthropy program that brings together more than 100 tech companies to
provide donated and affordable technology to NGOs everywhere. TechSoup’s data
and validation services enable companies, foundations, and governments to
connect their philanthropic resources with vetted NGOs around the world. In the
past 30 years, TechSoup has reached 1.2 million NGOs and facilitated
distribution of technology products and grants valued at more than $11.1