September 5th is International Day of Charity, designated on the anniversary of Mother Teresa’s death, as a day that celebrates the role of charity in society. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon of the United Nations characterized charity as “generosity and kindness, with no expectation of financial gain [that] can make profound differences in human well-being.”
At TechSoup Global, we believe that technology is a powerful enabler for social change. With the support of corporate donors like Symantec, we’ve been able to build and scale technology donation programs that benefit charitable organizations worldwide – organizations who, due to lack of resources, are often last in line to benefit from state-of-the-art technology. These organizations play a pivotal role globally in making differences in human well-being, particularly in the areas of health treatment, advocacy, and research. Health charities routinely handle highly sensitive personal information, making them an attractive target to cybercriminals.