The Annual Report of AsociaČ›ia TechSoup Romania in 2014 is created as part of our continuing commitment to transparency and good governance in the Romanian nonprofit sector.
About Asociația TechSoup Romania \ 7 Message from the Executive Vice President \ 8 2014 Numbers \ 10 TechSoup Programs \ 11 Serving A Powerful NGO Community \ 12
Software Partners for NGOs \ 14 Bitdefender – Romanian Technology for Global Security \ 16 NGOs Stories About TechSoup \ 18 Making the Most of Online for Romanian NGOs \ 20 Offline Technology Workshops \ 22 Financial Education for NGOs \ 24 Opening Opportunities \ 26 Other programs for youth \ 28
Asociația TechSoup is an independent NGO registered in 2010: NGO National Registry number 11428/A/2010, Fiscal Identification Number/CIF 27433723. Learn more about us at www.techsoup.ro Concept art and graphic design: Bogdan Moga, www.bogdanmoga.com Photography: Cosmin Sbarcea, firstname.lastname@example.org English proof-reading: Jeanette Crast, email@example.com
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Funding Sources \ 31 Financial Reporting \ 32 Board Members \ 33 The Executive Team \ 34 Donors – Supporters – Friends \ 36 Trainers / Volunteers in 2014 \ 37 TechSoup Global \ 38 We Are Online \ 39
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ABOUT ASOCIAȚIA TECHSOUP ROMANIA
Since 2010, Asociația TechSoup Romania has served Romanian NGOs by providing technology-based support and inspiration to help make Romania a better place. We empower Romanian NGOs to operate at their full potential by enabling them to access affordable technology resources and knowledge.
Dedication to serving our growing NGO community and striving to offer as many technology-based tools as possible to boost the incredible work they do in Romania. Commitment to promoting the dynamic local IT environment and believing that the Romanian NGO sector and IT industry can together foster a society that is more open and democratic. Creating meaningful interactions with technology for youth and promote IT knowledge as a powerful enabler for tomorrow’s professionals and citizens.
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MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
2014 WAS AN AMAZING YEAR FOR ASOCIAȚIA TECHSOUP AND OUR COMMUNITY OF NGOs
We are building the biggest community for nonprofit organizations interested in technology – 1,377 Romanian NGOs are now registered with TechSoup Romania, 377 of which joined in 2014 alone. Bitdefender, the world`s leader in antivirus solutions, became the first Romanian global IT donor in the TechSoup Global Network. We are extremely proud that they now protect nonprofit organizations worldwide. We are also celebrating a new milestone in our mission: in the last 5 years, together with our partners Adobe, Bitdefender, CISCO, Microsoft, and Symantec, we have managed to save the Romanian nonprofit sector more than $3,000,000 USD when accessing licensed software products. With Office 365 for NGOs, we have started a new path in our journey, helping NGOs take their programs to the cloud and become more efficient and prepared for their beneficiaries. By the end of 2014, more than 3,500 NGO 8
employees and volunteers are now using Office 365. In 2014, Symantec joined the companies who are helping Romanian nonprofits protect their data. Throughout the year, we have supported Google Romania’s efforts to promote Google AdGrants, an amazing opportunity for NGOs to advertise their cause for free. 2014 was our most active year yet, with an average of 3 public event per month. The learning resources that we have created for our community of nonprofit organizations have reached more than 800 NGOs employees and volunteers. We are grateful to all the trainers who have dedicated their time and professional expertise to help Romanian NGOs discover how to use technology to promote their causes online. Our newest partner, ING Bank, and their volunteers have helped us create the first financial education learning program aimed at NGO employees and volunteers. Our commitment to promote technology as a tool for social change went even further in 2014; partnering with Microsoft Romania, we have started to promote computer science skills and careers in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to high-school students in 15 counties in Romania, working with more than 2,100 students in 2014 alone. The program, Opening Opportunities, won the 2nd prize in the Social Responsibility category of the Civil Society Gala in June 2014. This is the first time that an IT company was rewarded for its social involvement in this competition. We could not have come this far without the trust and on-going support of our amazing software donation partners, our long-time partners and financial sponsors, our NGO community, and the dedication of our new Board and Executive Team – all of them more committed than ever to create a world where every Romanian NGO has the technology it needs to reach its full potential. Radu Moțoc, Executive Vice President - Asociația TechSoup România
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5 155 $3,008,999 3,008,999 1,377 20 810 6 2,100 3,900 46,050 958 850,000 4 2 $117,833 10
TECHSOUP PROGRAMS IT partner companies: Adobe, Bitdefender, CISCO, Microsoft, and Symantec software products available for NGOs on www.techsoup.ro fair market value of the software products received by our NGO community to date NGOs registered with TechSoup Romania online and offline training courses offered for NGOs NGO employees and volunteers trained in the NGO community technology events for Youth high-school students in our youth programs and events users in our online communities: FB, Twitter, LinkedIn unique users on our websites online mentions of our brand online impressions for our mentions
We are committed to serving our NGO community and promoting technology to young new audiences in our 4 strategic programs.
TechSoup Romania Software Donation Program We strongly believe that technology helps NGOs to become more effective in fulfilling their mission. We are proud to serve 1,377 nonprofit organizations as part of TechSoup community, with a presence in every county in Romania. We have helped Romanian nonprofit organizations save up $3,008,999 USD in software acquisition costs. 155 software products from Adobe, Bitdefender, CISCO, Microsoft, and Symantec are available for eligible NGOs on www.techsoup.ro
Digital School for NGOs In 2014 alone, we have trained 810 NGO employees and volunteers in digital skills like using SEO to AdWords, Office 365, use of CRM solutions, cyber security, stock photography, unconventional advertising and digital storytelling to promote their respective organizational missions. We are grateful to the companies, NGOs and people who donated their time and knowledge to teach NGO employees and volunteers: Microsoft, Bitdefender, ING Bank, Zitec, Dreamstime, 2Parale, Creionetica, Good Afternoon, Simplon and Association for Community Relations.
Financial Education for NGOs Together with ING Bank Romania volunteers, we have created a training program that has helped more than 300 NGO employees and volunteers. This program promoted basic skills such as budget planning and financial reporting, better understanding of banking services and systems, use of info graphics to illustrate their work, and how to source funding opportunities through various tools. The project is funded by ING Bank in Romania and implemented by ING volunteers.
Opening Opportunities full-time executive team members awards: 2nd Prize in Social Responsibility at the Civil Society Gala for Opening Opportunities; Special Prize for Education at CSR Awards for Financial Education for NGOs in grants, donations and revenues
Opening Opportunities is a national mentoring program for high school students with a focus on computer science and technological entrepreneurship skills, powered by Microsoft YouthSpark. In collaboration with 40 Microsoft employees who went through our mentoring and training program, we successfully reached 1,560 high school students through our events and activities. Bucharest and 10 other cities were part of the first pilot phase of the program. Together with our partner Zitec, we have developed the most advanced online mentorship platform available in Romania: www.openingopportunities.ro The project continues in 2015 in more than 15 counties involved and 70 Microsoft mentors. 11
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SERVING A POWERFUL NGO COMMUNITY Alba Arad Argeș Bacău Bihor Bistrița-Năsăud Botoșani Brăila Brașov București Buzău Călărași Caraș-Severin Cluj Constanța Covasna Dâmbovița Dolj Galați Giurgiu Gorj Harghita Hunedoara Ialomița Iași Ilfov Maramures Mehedinți Mureș Neamț Olt Prahova Sălaj Satu Mare Sibiu Suceava Teleorman Timiș Tulcea Vâlcea Vaslui Vrancea
21 25 16 35 40 9 9 8 49 8 4
105 34 10 12 28 21 6 16 45 17 10 64 34 22 9 39 19 9 27 6 7 27 12 3 62 5 13 14 8
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SOFTWARE PARTNERS FOR NGOs
Adobe Inspiring NGO’s Creativity & Productivity Adobe’s award-winning technologies have revolutionized how the world engages with ideas and information. The Adobe donation program at TechSoup provides a range of creative software products to eligible non-profits and charities throughout Romania. Adobe products continue to be one of the most in-demand solutions available through TechSoup’s donation program.
ADOBE CASE STUDY – GREENPEACE ROMANIA Donations received via TechSoup Romania helped Greenpeace to design better materials for their campaigns, both online and offline.
It’s easier now to edit materials and to test new ideas. Definitely, Greenpeace managed to save on production costs, and this is very important for us, taking into consideration that our entire activity is made possible by individual donations.”
Irina Bandrabur Communication Officer - Greenpeace Romania.
CISCO Providing NGOs with Networking Capabilities & Security Technology CISCO is one of the first donors in Romania. Corporate responsibility is central to Cisco Systems’ culture and history. Cisco has now made 45 products available through TechSoup Romania’s product donation catalogue to enable non-profits to better serve their communities.
CISCO CASE STUDY – SOS CHILDREN’S VILLAGES Thanks to the Cisco hardware donations the organization acquired through TechSoup Romania, SOS Children’s Villages were able to build an intranet network to connect all villages. Each child can now play computer games, navigate on the Internet, and access personal documents from anywhere. Moreover, because of the SMARTnet licenses included in the Cisco donations, the organization can rely on a virtual private network with gateway security.
With SMARTnet licenses for Cisco routers, we are always guaranteed to have the latest software version for Cisco routers and to replace them if needed.”
Mihai Ion National IT Coordinator - SOS Villages in Romania
Microsoft helps NGOs work better Microsoft has been a longstanding and steadfast partner of TechSoup Global and the nonprofit sector. In Romania, they have been our partners since 2009. From operating systems to office productivity suites to collaboration tools, Microsoft has made over 250 products available for donation through TechSoup Global.
Office 365 for NGOs: your NGO in the cloud As the cloud revolutionizes the way businesses operate, TechSoup Global, TechSoup Romania, and Microsoft are partnering to ensure that NGOs globally share in the benefits. Office 365 for Nonprofits breaks down geographic boundaries and enables NGOs worldwide to work how and where they need to, allowing them to focus on what matters — helping more people and affecting greater change. Fully donated and discounted plans are available for eligible NGOs, requested directly from Microsoft at www. microsoft.com/office365nonprofits In Romania, 3,598 people working and volunteering in nonprofits use Office 365 and work easily on the cloud.
TechSoup is one of our key partners in empowering NGOs across Romania, to do more and achieve more. Technology is the key to working better, smarter and more efficient and we, at Microsoft, we believe NGOs should benefit from our latest technology in order to have an even greater impact in the local communities. We have numerous examples of the great work NGOs do in Romania and we believe solutions like Office 365 can truly make a difference in the lives of NGO workers. Through our partnership with TechSoup, we are able to support a wide range of nonprofit organizations with the technology, information and training that matters in making their work meaningful and empowering the people around them,”
Alexandra Armeanca Community and Citizenship Manager - Microsoft Romania
OFFICE 365 CASE STUDY OVIDIURO
We are always on the move, so we need technology in order to centralize information and efficiently communicate with our team members. Microsoft Office 365 helps a lot. We can send attachments up to 25 MB, and this is hugely useful, especially when you need to scan birth certificates for the 2.200 children in the program.” Diana Stoica Manager Online Communication & Fundraising - OvidiuRo
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BITDEFENDER – ROMANIAN TECHNOLOGY FOR GLOBAL SECURITY
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BRAIN FITNESS ASSOCIATION, REVISTA DE POVESTIRI
Technology is perfect when you do not feel it. […] We use Bitdefender antivirus in all our projects and activities because all of them start with online communication.“ Simina Diaconu President - Brain Fitness Association
Bitdefender, a world leader in antivirus solutions, became an international donor for all the nonprofit organizations eligible and registered in TechSoup Global. Bitdefender is the first global donor partner from Romania and we are honored and humbled to be its partner in protecting NGOs worldwide. The Bitdefender program is available in 21 countries as part of TechSoup Global Network.
Bitdefender has contributed with products worth
to the security of NGOs worldwide, in countries like US, Germany, Australia, Great Britain, Sweden, Belgium, The Netherlands, France, India, or Ireland.
The security of our organization is extremely important, not because we have secrets to hide, but because it is essential to protect our data and not lose years of priceless work.” Raul Pop Programs Director - Ecoteca
We are very happy to have been able to acquire Bitdefender security solutions for PATRIR, as indeed this has saved us financial resources.” Mihai Pop Director - Department of Education for Peace and Development, PATRIR Association
YOUTH FORUM ASSOCIATION
With the help of Bitdefender we no longer lose important time and documents. Many times before I have lost all the data from a computer, and that is why it is important to be protected against viruses.” Lidia Stoichici President - Youth Forum Association
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NGO STORIES ABOUT TECHSOUP
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We are happy every time we help and NGOs can commit more funds to their programs and beneficiaries:
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Technology helps you be more efficient and save resources where you need the most: time, funds, human resources. In our view, it is vital for NGOs to explore technology, to benefit from all its advantages and to integrate it in your activities, to be more efficient and have a greater impact for your beneficiaries.” Ruxandra Palade Project Manager
BUCHAREST COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Similar to a startup, our costs are important, so it was extremely useful to lower them so much by accessing TechSoup donations.” Alina Kasprovschi Executive Director
VANGUARD TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION
Office 365 helped us to communicate more efficiently and enable us to send information outside the organization in a friendlier format. Windows 8 and Microsoft Office helped us in our research and website building.” Iaroslav-Andrei Hapenciuc President
ASSOCIATION FOR THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF EATING DISORDERS
Because we could access affordable software, we are more flexible and independent in our daily work life. We have also cut costs on IT support.”
Lili Sandescu Group Support Coordinator
The technology plays two important roles in our organization. First of all, it makes our work and communication easier. Secondly, it enables the children to access the same technology the majority of us already have access to.” Carmen Pop Programs Manager
MACAZ ASSOCIATION, INCUBATOR107
The TechSoup program for nonprofit organizations was an opportunity for our team because we could access affordable Microsoft products. The money saved allowed us to focus more on the quality of our workshops and to support the craftsmen who are involved in the professional development of youngsters.” Emilia Radu Communication Specialist
IL GIOCATTOLO ASSOCIATION
The technology is very important for linking the Association with the volunteers.” Farina Gianluca President
ALATURI DE VOI FOUNDATION
There is no doubt that using an antivirus is essential for cutting costs and better manage the working time. It helped us to save money and redirect the savings for our programs of social and economic inclusion for people with disabilities.” Mihaela Olteanu PR Assistant
NATURA 2000 COALITION
We consider that the TechSoup donation contributed directly to our organization’s capacity-building and implicitly to strengthen our team’s capacity to take actions. So, we thank you for this.” Maria Chiper Program Assistant
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MAKING THE MOST OF ONLINE FOR ROMANIAN NGOs
Google AdGrants for NGOs In 2014, Google AdGrants became available for nonprofits in Romania. Google offers each organization a grant of $10,000 USD for promotion on Google AdWords platform. We were glad to support Google Romania’s effort to promote this opportunity for NGOs. We have organized 3 webinars about using Google AdWords and taught nonprofit organizations how to promote their cause for free with Google’s support.
TechSoup’s mission seems unique [to me], at least in Romania, and this allowed us to reach a very relevant audience with our Google Grants seminar. We had very good communication with our target audience and this resulted in an impressive participation in the seminar.”
Radu Stoica Analytical Lead, Google Romania
Digital School for NGOs We have trained 810 NGO employees and volunteers in everything from SEO to AdWords, Office 365, the use of CRM solutions, cyber security, stock photography, unconventional advertising and storytelling. We are grateful to the companies, NGOs and experts who donated their time and knowledge to teach NGO employees and volunteers: Microsoft, Bitdefender, ING Bank, Zitec, Dreamstime, 2Parale, Creionetica, Good Afternoon, Simplon and Association for Community Relations.
I do believe that in order to achieve greater and greater things, you have to give something back. That is why, together with my colleagues at Good Afternoon, each year, we give time to help and support NGOs and Start-ups that get our attention. I have found in TechSoup an honest partner which provides resources and projects that bring joy to my activist soul.” Mihai Năsăudean Co-founder, Good Afternoon
Empower Nonprofit Organizations with Technological Knowledge For some of the NGOs we serve, our webinars are the only online learning resources that they can access for free.
From the moment we have discovered you, everything TechSoup Romania means was a very nice surprise. On webinars, whether we talk about Social Media, Online Security or Financial Reporting, we had the pleasure to meet very professional people. There were interesting and useful things presented in a clear and concise way.” Claudiu Băileșteanu President of CALAN 1387 Association, a small non-profit organization in Hunedoara county.
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OFFLINE TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOPS
Creativity in NonProfit Communication – NGO Fest Together with Creionetica, a multimedia agency dedicated to social causes, we have organized a workshop for NGOs on creativity and alternative communication strategies at NGO Fest. The workshop was followed by an online training course on reiterating these topics.
We, and TechSoup Romania, have in common the constant support that we offer Civil Society. It was a unique experience because many nonprofit organizations joined our events and started experimenting unconventional ways for promoting their projects. We felt extraordinary and useful.” Cristiana Bucureci Co-Founder, Creionetica June 2014
Connections Cluj-Napoca We were invited by the Share Federation in ClujNapoca to host a full day workshop on Office 365 for NGOs. April 2014
Connections 2014 – Office 365 for NGOs
In April 2014, we hosted a full day event for NGO activists to demonstrate new ways Office 365 technology solutions can help nonprofits meet their objectives in the civil society.
Being able to collaborate with the TechSoup team was a huge learning experience, as we have a partnership to help NGOs to access the right technology. In this new world of unlimited computing power, where we generate lots of information, we were able to deliver tools and productivity platforms to organizations with the help of TechSoup. This young and dynamic team, eager to change the way NGOs interact and work, is an example of how we can transform ourselves and think differently.” Marius Dănescu Product Manager, Microsoft Romania
EU Code Week – How to build an app on 6 steps? 19 NGOs joined us for a hands-on workshop that demonstrated how to program and build an app, also providing sources for free application building tools. The event was organized together with Simplon Romania, with the support of Microsoft and Microsoft Student Partners.
Dynamics CRM for NGOs – powered by Microsoft In partnership with Microsoft Romania, 25 social and educational NGOs learned more about using Microsoft Dynamics to manage their projects and their fundraising process. It was the first event covering Microsoft Dynamics for NGOs and the fourth event to help NGOs make the most of their Office 365 for NGOs donation. 23
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FINANCIAL EDUCATION FOR NGOS
300 NGO employees and volunteers learned basic skills in budget planning and financial reporting, presented in partnership with ING Bank Romania volunteers. All learning resources are one click away, available here: http://educatiefinanciara.techsoup.ro/ Working with TechSoup is like working with butterflies: they are very quiet and they don’t disturb you, but they are making your life more beautiful and colorful. We worked together in Financial Education for NGOs Project – although it might seem a boring initiative or a sterile area, TechSoup made it fun and easy. But the results were very serious! That’s why I love working with them.” Roxana Colisniuc CSR Office, ING Bank
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NGO volunteers and employees participated in online trainings
hours of online and offline training
unique website visitors
online media mentions
The program helped us to develop different sustainability strategies: this means to think into the future to our strategic financial sustainability, to develop new plans and actions years ahead so we can sustain ourselves in the long run,”
Levente Furus President of Turul Madar Association
In early 2015, the program was awarded the Special Prize for Education in the CSR Awards Gala, and the first e-book of financial education for NGOs was published: ABCs of Financial Education for Rookie NGO Officers.
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Opening Opportunities is a national mentoring program for high school students with a focus on computer science and technological entrepreneurship skills. In collaboration with 40 Microsoft employees who went through our mentoring and training program, we successfully reached 1,560 high school students through our events and activities. Bucharest and 10 other cities were part of the first pilot phase of the program. Together with our partner Zitec, we have developed the most advanced online mentorship platform available in Romania: www.openingopportunities.ro The program is powered by Microsoft YouthSpark and is implemented together with our partners: Zitec, National Public Libraries and Librarians Association, and IREX Romania - the Biblionet program. The project continues in 2015 in more than 15 counties involved and 70 Microsoft mentors. The program won 2nd prize in the Social Responsibility category of the Civil Society Gala in June 2014. This award has set a new precedent, by again recognizing the social involvement of an IT company in yet another competition.
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How does it feel to be a mentor in Opening Opportunities? Opening Opportunities is for me that awesome course that I never had in school. It is something that 20 years ago was nowhere, not even on the internet. Opening Opportunities has something that is missing in the Romanian educations system: you choose a mentor, who can answer your questions so you can see clearly which direction is suitable for your future.” Alex Bohaltea Technical Advisor, Microsoft Romania
We are all very busy, but if we try to find some time to volunteer, we will see that the time invested will have a major impact on ourselves. My advice is to try it, just once.” Alex Coltea Support Manager, Microsoft Romania
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OTHER PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH May 2014
YouthSpark Live – Opening Opportunities Live
Hour of Code – 8 Events in 5 cities
85 high-school students from 17 high-schools in Bucharest had the time of their lives playing and working with technology for one day. Four young entrepreneurs were their mentors for the day. The students had the opportunity to do 3D printing, hear their first tech pitch, and see firsthand the skills and capabilities showcased by their mentors.
With Microsoft Romania’s support, we have celebrated Hour of Code in 8 schools, in 5 different cities. More than 500 students had their first coding hour with us and the enthusiastic mentors from Microsoft Student Partners. The Bucharest Metropolitan Library also partnered with us in showing 100 7th graders their first line of code.
iMake workshop Twenty 9th grade students from Eforie Sud won a robotics challenge sponsored by the European Space Agency. We have helped the Academy for Economic Studies reward them with a day of mentorship from key people with our partners in Microsoft and How to Web on technology and careers in ICT.
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For each $1 USD spent, we bring $7.69 USD to Romanian NGOs. Fair Market Value of software products distributed in 2014:
$867,850 USD INCOME
469.623 RON – $117,833 USD
WE DO IT
450.010 RON – $112,753 USD
19.613 RON – $5,080 USD
Grants in 2014: Microsoft ING Bank Donations and contributions: Bitdefender Fundacja TechSoup TechSoup Global Supporter: Romanian-American Foundation We are grateful to Romanian-American Foundation for their generous hosting of our activities in Bucharest.
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Chris Worman â€“ Founder of AsociaČ›ia TechSoup, Board President After several years in American nonprofit development, Chris moved to Romania as a Peace Corps volunteer. For a couple of years, he had been involved in Central & Eastern European philanthropy and tech for social change - starting Romaniaâ€™s first community foundation, leading trainings and workshops for NGOs, consulting extensively with and for philanthropists, building social enterprises and dabbling in ICT for civil society through building TechSoup Romania. He now lives and works for the TechSoup Global Network, in San Francisco.
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MÄƒdÄƒlina Mocan â€“ Board Member MÄƒdÄƒlina Mocan is coordinating, on behalf of RaČ›iu Center for Democracy, the COMBAT project (Combat Measures against Human Trafficking in the Tourist Industry). Among her most recent contributions to the not-for-profit sector, MÄƒdÄƒlina has introduced a model of harnessing new technologies focused on promoting transparency and accountability of political representatives. She is currently a PhD candidate in Political Sciences at BabeĹ&#x;-Bolyai University (ClujNapoca) with a research proposal regarding the role of national and international donors and grant givers in Romaniaâ€™s civil society public agenda setting. She is an alumna of the Aspen Institute Romania Young Leaders program (2009), and a German Marshall Transatlantic Fellow (2014).
Andrei Pogonaru â€“ Board Member Andrei is a conscientious entrepreneur of various industries, including investment banking. After 9 years studying abroad, he returned home to Romania in 2007 to join the family business. He has since initiated the Good.Bee project and a private equity fund. Good.Bee is a service focused on â€œbanking the unbanked,â€? providing financial products as well as the technology and literacy needed to access them. He holds BA and MA degrees in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge.
Andrei Roth â€“ Board Member Andrei has an extensive experience in telecom, IT and travel. He has worked for companies as diverse as the worldwide market leader for IPTV software, Romanian startup consumer telecoms, public-private partnership dealing with telecom infrastructure in metropolitan areas. He is currently the GM for Recognos Romania, one of the most experienced software development companies in the country, based in Cluj-Napoca. He has graduated from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business with a Bachelors of Science Degree. He is a Fellow of the Aspen Institute Romania Young Leaders Program and the Founding Curator for the Global Shapers Hub in Cluj (a World Economic Forum initiative).
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THE EXECUTIVE TEAM Radu Moțoc – Executive Vice President
Mădălina Oprișan – Digital Communication Manager
Radu has been working for 16 years in the Romanian nongovernmental sector. Since 2012 he has taken over the executive role at Asociația Techsoup, after having previously served for 6 years as Director of Programs for the Open Society Foundation Romania. A graduate of the Political Science School of the University of Bucharest, Radu also sits on the Board of the Center for Legal Resources, a Bucharest-based nonprofit that defends human rights and rule of law. He is a fellow of the Marshall Memorial program of the German Marshall Fund of the United States and an alumnus of the Young Leaders Program of the Aspen Institute Romania. Radu is interested in all things civil society, particularly in the role civil society organizations can play within the larger balance of power among governments, markets and citizens.
Mădălina is passionate about digital communication and journalism. At TechSoup Romania she is in charge of online strategy and content management, creating online learning resources for NGOs and writing about how nonprofits use technology. She has a BA in Journalism from the University of Bucharest. Currently she is completing a MA in Sociology of Consumption and Marketing at the same university.
Elena Coman – Programs Director Elena has worked in the Romanian nonprofit sector for 12 years now. Her professional experience ranges from nonprofit project management to media expert in special editorial projects with mainstream and niche media, focusing now on projects that help NGOs and youth to master technology and use it to fulfill their potential. Always a first grade teacher at heart, she has helped build youth projects that empower young people to get ready for real life career choices: from innovative hands-on internships with journalism and communication students, to programs that prepare students for tech related careers. Elena has a BA in Political Science from National School of Political and Administrative Studies, a MA in Ethics at the Philosophy Faculty of the University of Bucharest, and a natural geeky curiosity.
Alexandra Duma – Donation Program Officer Alexandra currently oversees the software donation program and the NGO community. She guides and helps every nonprofit organization joining the TechSoup community to access software donations. She previously worked as a fundraiser and fueled two of her biggest passions: fundraising strategies and accessible public funds for nonprofits. Alexandra holds a BA in Public Administration – European Administration and a MA in Public Policies and European Studies, both from the National School of Political and Administrative Studies (SNSPA, Bucharest, Romania). firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
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DONORS – SUPPORTERS – FRIENDS
TRAINERS / VOLUNTEERS IN 2014
Donation Program Partners:
Youth programs trainers:
Microsoft ING Bank Bitdefender Romanian-American Foundation
Adobe Bitdefender CISCO Microsoft Symantec TechSoup Global TechSoup Global Network TechSoup Europe Fundacja TechSoup
Andreea Stoica, Regional Director, Sales Network, ING Bank
Ariel Constantinof, Founder, Tribul.eu
Camelia Mateș, Program Manager donatie.ro, Association for Community Relations
Cătălin Diț, Developer Platform Director, Microsoft România
Zitec Google Romania ANIS - Employer’s Association of the Software and Services Industry Romanian Game Developers Association TreeWorks - Zelist Monitor Asociația Națională a Bibliotecarilor și Bibliotecilor Publice din România - ANBPR Supporters and friends: 123ContactForm 2Parale Association for Community Relations Ateliere fara Frontiere Avaelgo Bucharest Metropolitan Library Creionetica Dreamstime Good Afternoon Impact Hub Bucharest IREX Romania/Biblionet Mavenhut Simplon Romania Strikingly TechHub Bucharest TechLounge
Cosmin Ion, Business Development Manager Sales & Training, SME Department, ING Bank Cristian Ignat, PPC Marketing Manager, 2Parale Cristiana Bucureci, Co-Founder, Creionetica Dan Vasile, Partner Sales Manager, Microsoft România
Socially responsible service providers we work with:
Georgiana Ilie, Communication Director, Association for Community Relations
Tribul.eu Recicleta FROG Food and More
Georgiana Voicu, Online Marketing Consultant
Branding and communication friends: Simon Dietrich - visual identity for Opening Opportunities, Financial Education for NGOs Bogdan Moga - rebranding TechSoup Romania and creator of the “soup monsters” Cosmin Sbarcea - Event Photographer Ligia Popescu - Editor, Eduard Parvu - Image - Film Team
Cezarina Niculae, International MBA Candidate, IE Business School
Bobby Voicu, Co-Founder, Mavenhut
Daniel Rizea, Software Product Manager, VectorWatch Diana Tătăran, Project Manager, Avaelgo George Diță, Program Manager Startup Spotlight, How to Web Matei Psatta, Social Media Director, Leo Burnett Romania Todi Pruteanu, Business Development Manager, Microsoft România Valerian Banu, Product Analyst, UberVU by Hootsuite
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