CTXchange gets creative with Adobe
Adobe now offering design and editing software through CTT’s CTXchange technology donation programme
London, 18 September 2012 – Charity Technology Trust (CTT) has announced that Adobe, the global leader in marketing and digital media solutions, has joined CTT’s technology donation programme, CTXchange. Charities and not-for-profit organisations that are registered to the programme will now have access to Adobe products that can be used to edit images, design websites, publish newsletters, create videos and more.
Through CTXchange, qualifying organisations will be able to choose from a list of Adobe’s design and digital editing software packages. These include InDesign CS6, a professional page-layout application for print designers, Photoshop CS6 Extended, an image-editing and graphics-creation application with tools for 3D images, and Dreamweaver CS6, a website and internet application editor, among others.
Two applications suites will also be available: Creative Suite 6 Design and Web Premium, for those wishing to create content for print, web and mobile, and Creative Suite Production Premium, for creating video, audio and other interactive elements
Eligible UK organisations will have the option to request either four individual applications, or one suite of applications, per fiscal year.
“Access to professional grade design and editing software can play an important role in helping charities and not-for-profit organisations to produce the marketing and fundraising materials they need,” said Richard Craig of CTT. “As part of CTXchange, Adobe will give charitable organisations access to applications that they may otherwise be unable to afford, helping them to remain competitive.”
Charity Technology Trust’s CTXchange programme enables eligible charities and charitable housing associations to receive hardware and software products, donated by leading brands, to improve the efficiency of their operations. It is part of a global partnership operated by Techsoup, headquartered in the USA. The programme has helped donate hardware and software to over 10,000 charities.
About Charity Technology Trust (CTT)
CTT is an impartial, non-profit-making organisation which provides the charitable sector with information technology and support services including hardware, software and support for e-mail marketing and online payments systems. 6,000 charities have already benefitted from technology donations of hardware and software. Formed in 2001, CTT is the only UK registered charity devoted to improving the operational efficiency of charities through the use of information technology.
Adobe Donation Programme – Eligibility Criteria
Donated products will be distributed under this programme to qualifying organisations only, not to individuals.
Religious organisations without a secular community designation are not eligible to participate in this programme. A secular designation is defined as an organisation separate from the church or religious organisation that provides services to people regardless of their religious beliefs and does not propagate a belief in a specific faith.
Donated products will not be made available to fraternities or sororities, Scouts, computer refurbishing programmes, legislative and political organisations, or advocacy groups.
Recipient organisations must be willing and able to provide information to Adobe for the purposes of creating a case study or testimonial on this programme.
Organisations that advocate, support, or practice discrimination based on age, ethnicity, gender, national origin, disability, race, size, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic background are not eligible to participate in this programme. Organisations must be willing and able to attest that they do not discriminate on any of these grounds in order to receive donations.
Adobe Donation Programme – Entitlement
Provided an organisation meets the Eligibility Criteria for the Adobe Donation Programme, donation requests can be made in line with the following entitlement guidelines:
- Eligible organisations may request up to a total of four individual applications or one suite application per fiscal year (1st July to 30th June).
- Only organisations with annual operating budgets of £6 million or less are eligible to receive this donation.
- Adobe products may not be transferred or resold.
- Adobe products may not be used for raffles, door prizes, or any other fundraising activities or individual awards.
- This donation is available to eligible UK Registered Charities and Charitable Housing Associations.