Letter from Anna Sienicka,
TechSoup VP, Europe
It’s been another challenging year for the civil society in Europe. Like many times before, civil society organizations stepped up for their communities responding to the massive threat to peace and security in the world caused by the Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, an enormous refugee crisis and continuing efforts to battle the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Fundacja TechSoup recognizes the crucial role of civil society to support citizens, activists and communities to bring about positive social change and safeguard democracy. However, civil society and the civic space are constantly under-resourced and under-represented in an increasingly digital world. Through the tailor-made interventions, we directly support and strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations and individual activists to safeguard democracy and build up resilience.
I am thrilled that the TechSoup Global Network including our strong network of partners in Europe continued to strengthen capacity and resiliency of civil society organizations enabling access to technology, grants, education and broader community and remain a resilient supply chain for philanthropy in these challenging times for our continent.
It wouldn’t be possible without our generous donor partners and funders. I’d like to express our sincere gratitude: the trustful collaboration with you has never been more appreciated than during these dynamic and challenging times. The world is getting more complex, and the challenges we face continue to be interrelated, requiring all sectors: civil society, businesses, and governments to work together. We will remain focused on listening to CSOs needs, connecting both private and social sectors, strengthening relationships, and our ability to collaborate. In this way, we can deliver greater impact, continuously enhancing value, together.