TECHNOLOGY FOR NONPROFITS
Eligible nonprofit organizations can purchase computers and mobile internet from PCs for People. Our low-cost technology can be used for any relevant purpose such as furnishing offices, opening client-focused computer labs and creating a hotspot lending program.
Whatever your nonprofit's technology needs, PCs for People can provide you with a solution tailored to meet them. You can purchase technology individually, purchase in bulk and sign up for an Online Partner Portal.
IS YOUR ORGANIZATION ELIGIBLE?
Eligibility is based on criteria that's unique to the type of institution your non-profit is. To expand the eligibility criteria, click the "Show More" under the type of organization your non-profit is.
Nonprofit or non-governmental organizations
Nonprofit or non-governmental organization with recognized charitable status in their respective country (equivalent to 501(c)(3) status under the US Internal Revenue Code).
Educational institutions must be:
- Accredited academic institutions; or
- Vocational institutions; or
- Preschools that
- Provide educational services to children.
- Serve at least ten children; and
- Have been in operation for at least one year.
Administrative Offices of an Educational Institution
Educational administrative offices must be:
- District, regional, state, provincial or national administrative offices;
- Organized and operated exclusively for administration purposes; or
- Government groups whose activities primarily consist of providing administrative support for educational institutions.
Public Museums must:
- Be organized primarily for educational or aesthetic purposes;
- Have a professional or volunteer staff; and own or use real objects, care for them and show them to the public on a regular basis.
PCs for People provides nonprofits with the option to purchase technology individually or in bulk.
Individual orders can be placed at our stores or online at www.pcsrefurbished.com. Please make sure to bring all eligibility paperwork to the stores and have photos/scans ready to upload if orders are placed online.
If your organization requires technology in bulk, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss available products and receive pricing information. Bulk orders can also provide custom computer configurations that may not be otherwise available in our stores. Previous bulk orders have allowed our nonprofit partners to furnish whole offices with computers and internet or open computer labs.
ONLINE PARTNER PORTAL
PCs for People has partnered with Mobile Beacon to create Bridging the Gap. Through an online sales portal, Bridging the Gap Partners are able to provide internet and computers directly to eligible individuals and families using your services. You simply need to register your nonprofit at our website. Once registered and approved as a Bridging the Gap Partner based on the criteria listed above, you receive your own unique URL to use. Every device or computer that is sold at that URL is tracked and accessible to your organization via the Online Partner portal.
All Online Partners will be able to view their “customers” basic information, billing dates, and device status. This information can be useful to your organization as you look to measure the impact your nonprofit is having towards bridging the digital divide. PCs for People will handle all the technical support and troubleshooting so you only need to focus on helping your constituents enroll in the program.
To learn more, call us at (651) 354-2552, email us at email@example.com, or visit: https://www.pcsrefurbished.com/nonprofit/partnerApplication.aspx
Devices purchased through PCs for People are for recipients who meet our eligibility requirements only. These devices can not be resold or redistributed to individuals who are not qualified PCs for People clients.
Bridging the Gap Partner Eligibility
In addition to providing your organization’s IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter, your organization must meet three of the five following criteria to be viewed as an eligible organization to sign up for our partner portal:
- A company email (non-gmail/hotmail/yahoo email addresses)
- A Guidestar account that proves organization has income/assets
- A Company Website
- A Facebook page
- 3 or more paid staff members or a legitimate Board of Directors