In order to participate in TechSoup Nigeria programs and services, an organization must be validated by TechSoup as an organization operating on a nonprofit basis for the public benefit.
In order to successfully complete the validation review in Nigeria, an organization must be:
- Organizations must be funds, bodies, or institutions listed under the Fifth Schedule of the Companies Income Tax Act (CITA) or engaged in activities introduced with the Amendment of the Fifth Schedule and certified by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) to receive tax-deductible donations. (Note: Although many legal forms may be tax exempt, only associations with incorporated trustees and companies limited by guarantee are eligible.)
In order for TechSoup to validate your organization, you will need to provide sufficient evidence that your organization holds the above status. This may include a certificate of registration or incorporation, inclusion in an official government registry or database, and/or a copy of your organization’s governing documents.
To initiate the validation review process, the organization should register on this website and provide all requested information. A designated TechSoup representative will review the provided details and determine if the registered organization meets the requirements established in the localized definition.
Please note that validated organizations are also subject to any additional eligibility criteria required by specific programs or service offerings being applied for.