Nonprofit organizations innovating with digital technology, you all know the drill — to access benefits like discounted pricing and product donations from a company, you need to dig up a copy of your tax exempt documentation and wait days or weeks for review, only to be asked for additional information to confirm your nonprofit status. Every. Single. Time. It’s frustrating, inefficient, and slows down your progress.
Our mission at Twilio.org is to unlock the imagination of builders solving social problems. When you have that great idea for accelerating your impact using Twilio, we want to equip you with the resources you need to scale as quickly and effortlessly as possible.
That’s why today, the Twilio.org product team is launching TechSoup Nonprofit Verification for the Impact Access program. With this new integration, any nonprofit in TechSoup's global community of more than 1 million organizations will now be instantly approved for the Twilio.org Impact Access program — and receive their $500 kickstart credit & pricing discounts in minutes. This means you can immediately start building with Twilio to change lives in the communities you serve, and scale with the full support of Twilio.org behind you.
In this post, we’ll walk through a few simple steps you can take to fast track sign up for the Impact Access program with your TechSoup account.
TechSoup is your fast track to Impact Access benefits
TechSoup unites a global network of nonprofits, charities, and technology providers with a focus on unlocking the power of tech to accelerate social good. TechSoup’s Global Network serves a community of more than 1 million organizations in 236 countries and territories worldwide. To support these organizations, more than 100 technology companies provide product donations and discounts through TechSoup's marketplace. We're thrilled that Twilio is joining this global community to enable TechSoup members to easily access the solutions they need to engage communities and scale their impact.
Twilio.org’s expanded partnership with TechSoup allows any nonprofit with a TechSoup account to provide a Validation Token as proof of eligibility for the Impact Access program. Validation Tokens are unique codes that enable organizations that have been validated by TechSoup’s Global Network to obtain nonprofit offerings from marketplace partners like Twilio.
When signing up for Impact Access, providing a Validation Token bypasses the waiting period for our team to review your application. Your $500 kickstart credit and discounted platform pricing will be applied immediately upon upgrading and adding a payment method to your account.
TechSoup Verification for Impact Access is now available to any public benefit nonprofit – 501(c)(3)s in the U.S. and non-U.S. organizations that meet TechSoup’s local NGO definitions. If you don’t already have a TechSoup account – no worries – we’ll help guide you through the process of signing up so you have everything you need to join the Impact Access program.
Eligibility for Twilio.org’s Impact Access Program also includes organization types that are not currently eligible for a TechSoup account (e.g., social enterprises, 501(c)(4) nonprofits). These organization types will still be required to provide documentation for review by our team for Impact Access approval.
Join Impact Access Today
Receiving Twilio benefits as a social impact organization has never been easier with Twilio.org’s new integration with TechSoup.
If you are a social impact organization, we encourage you to sign up for Impact Access today to receive kickstart credits, platform discounts, and additional support from Twilio.org. You can also check out our in-depth documentation on how to get verified for Twilio.org benefits with TechSoup.
More from the Twilio.org product team coming soon
This is just one of the many ways that the fast-growing Twilio.org product team is building software to help social impact organizations advance their missions with Twilio. Stay tuned for future product releases from Twilio.org that focus on the unique needs of the social sector including tools for beneficiary, volunteer, and donor engagement.
We can’t wait to see what you build – and the lives you change – with Twilio!