Software and Computer Discounts for Churches Available Through TechSoup

Discounted Software for Churches

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No matter how large or small your church is, software and hardware needs exist. Some churches still have not upgraded from Windows XP, even though as of April 2014 it is no longer supported by Microsoft and even many church management software require churches to upgrade from Windows XP.

The good news is your church does not have to allow cost to preclude it from obtaining some of the software it may need. Tech Soup has a wonderful program for nonprofits that allow you to purchase software and refurbished computers at significant discounts.

The software is available through donations from software providers such as Microsoft, Adobe, Intuit, and others.

Don’t worry, it is not a scam. This is a legitimate company. As its website states: TechSoup is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a clear focus: connecting your nonprofit, charity, or public library with tech products and services, plus learning resources to make informed decisions about technology. Our free resources are available to all users. Once registered and qualified with TechSoup, nonprofits and libraries can access donated and discounted products and services from partners like Microsoft, Adobe, Cisco, Intuit, and Symantec.

 In fact, our nonprofit ministry has benefited from the services offered by TechSoup, such as Windows 7 for only $12, Windows 8.1 for $12, and Office 2010 Professional for only $32, as well as Office Professional 2013 for only $32. In the quantity we needed, it saved us thousands of dollars!

So, how do you get started? Go to and become a member. The process is painless and only takes a few minutes. After you become a member, you then register your church. You will also be required to email, fax, or snail mail your 501(c)3 so you can begin ordering. Once approved, you can then begin to submit your donation requests. That is it!

Enjoy the benefits of this outstanding organization that is making it affordable for churches of all sizes to have up-to-date software and laptops and computers.

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2 Responses to Software and Computer Discounts for Churches Available Through TechSoup

  1. Anonymous says:

    Greetings, I notice that in your church administration certification you make no mention of pastors who are not receiving a salary from the church. Do the same rules apply to those that don’t receive a salary? All pastors are not on the payroll but they do allow the church to pay for their transportation/accommodations when he/she goes for church related trainings/programs or speaking engagements.What if they receive a housing allowance without a salary? Is this legal to do? Is there a reason that you do not teach on it? By the way it is a God ordained course. I really would recommend it to anyone! Thank you.

    • Hello,

      All of this IS covered in our church administrator certification program. If you are enrolled in that program, it is covered within the 5-hour pastoral care module. Housing allowance, while not salary, is still income and the pastor must pay SECA taxes on it and any amount that is paid that is not used for housing allowance must either be returned to the church or reported as income. In fact, the housing allowance question you have is one of the questions on the quizzes and the final exam.

      I am not sure what the “same rules” you are referencing. Please provide specifics so we can more accurately answer your question.

      As far as transportation and other payments made to the pastor, if it is not done under the accountable reimbursement plan, then it is taxable income. This is covered in our church administrator certification program under the 2.5 hr Financial Accountability module.

      All of this is not covered in the secretary certification, but all of it is covered in the church administrator program in detail.

      Thanks for your inquiry and please let us know if we be of further assistance.

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