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3 Key Takeaways From the 2019 TechSoup Global Network Summit

This past month, the TechSoup Global Network, composed of NGOs from 50 countries, gathered in San Francisco for the biennial TechSoup Global Summit, aptly titled "Connect, Activate, Transform." With 250 participants in attendance and 39 languages represented, attendees convened to discuss challenges facing civil society across the world and collaborated to pave the way for change.

New Legal Opinion Bolsters NGOsource’s Approach… Plus a Few New Services on the Horizon

Thanks to a generous grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, NGOsource has obtained an outside legal opinion confirming our repository’s alignment with current legal requirements. The opinion both bolsters our existing process and offers advice to ensure continued consistency with Revenue Procedure 2017-53. As always, NGOsource’s EDs reflect best practices through a combination of thoroughness, international legal expertise, and technological innovation.

TechSoup Offers an Opportunity to Invest in Civil Society

For our first blog post of 2019, we wanted to give you an update on the work that NGOsource's parent organization TechSoup is doing to connect civil society organizations and changemakers to the resources they need for a more equitable planet.

 Over the last 30 years, TechSoup has built the largest network of civil society organizations in the world, over 1 million in total. In 2018 alone, TechSoup connected 150,000 NGOs with over $1.9 billion worth of resources, including donated and discounted technology, services, and funding.

Meet Our Global Partners

NGOsource supports U.S. grantmakers in streamlining their international grantmaking, but none of our efforts would be possible without our nine global partners located across the world. Each of our global partners works directly with NGOs to help them navigate the equivalency determination (ED) process. By working with our global partners, NGOs gain a better understand specific requirements as well as how NGOsource works.

China Charity Law Guidebook – Chapter 11: Tax Benefits & Chapter 12: Supervision and Administration (Pt. 9)

We continue with Part 9 of our series on the China Charity Law and other regulations in China in partnership with Shanghai Legal Center for NGO (ForNGO) with Chapters 11 and 12 of the China Charity Guidebook with an overview of tax benefits and supervision and administration (click the corresponding links to jump to each section). For a full list of articles part of this series, please visit our 

China Charity Law Guidebook – Chapter 9: Charitable Trusts & Chapter 10: Information Disclosure (Pt. 8)

We continue with Part 8 of our series on the China Charity Law and other regulations in China in partnership with Shanghai Legal Center for NGO (ForNGO) with Chapters 9 and 10 of the China Charity Guidebook with an overview of charitable trusts and information disclosure, respectively (click the corresponding links to jump to each section). For a full list of articles part of this series, please visit our 

China Charity Law Guidebook – Chapter 7: Charitable Assets & Chapter 8: Charitable Services (Pt. 7)

We continue with Part 7 of our series on the China Charity Law and other regulations in China in partnership with Shanghai Legal Center for NGO (ForNGO) with Chapters 7 and 8 of the China Charity Guidebook with an overview of charitable assets and charitable services (click the corresponding links to jump to each section). For a full list of articles part of this series, please visit our