TechSoup South Africa is excited to announce a new offer for our nonprofit community: Dropbox.

Dropbox is an online file-sharing, content and team management, and collaboration service. Users can access and share their files across all devices, collaborating in real time within the platform. Dropbox has partnered with TechSoup to offer nonprofits a discount on this great service — read on to discover what it can do for your organisation.


Dropbox provides a single space for your team to collaborate effectively. You can upload all of your documents to the cloud-based storage solution, freeing up hard drive space and making it easy to share your work with colleagues. Storing documents in the cloud is a convenient way of sharing your files with colleagues, ensuring that each person always has access to the most up-to-date version of a document.

Dropbox integrates with over 300,000 external apps — including Slack, Zoom, and Office 365 — helping you to streamline your workflows even further. Especially in a time where so many of us can only connect with colleagues remotely, the value of an effective real-time collaboration tool cannot be overstated.


Within Dropbox, you can create checklists and due dates for tasks, as well as sharing meeting agendas and project outlines. This enables managers to create a streamlined process for completing projects and to ensure that everyone knows which tasks they are responsible for, without leaving the Dropbox platform.

Administrators can quickly grant permissions from one central console, saving time and ensuring that everyone can access what they need. Granular file permissions enable you to keep track of exactly who has which permissions and to revoke access if something doesn’t look right. Dropbox offers one shared workspace for all stakeholders, allowing those in the office and in the field to work together safely and effectively.

Version history is available for up to 30 days (or longer with an optional add-on), so in the event of a mistake or security breach, you can quickly restore your documents.

With Dropbox Business Advanced, you can make use of tiered admin roles, single sign-on integration, and invite enforcement, in addition to the great features available in Dropbox Business Standard.

Dropbox also provides online IT support, as well as phone support during business hours, so you can easily address any hitches with a quick phone call or message. In a nonprofit environment, with small and busy teams, you may well find the extra IT help an invaluable time-saving resource.


Administrators have access to in-depth audit logs in order to track how data is shared within and outside of your organisation. You can closely monitor linked devices and third-party apps and cut off access at a moment’s notice. External apps are held to strict guidelines, ensuring that users can grant them access without exposing their account credentials.

Dropbox takes the security of your documents and information very seriously, and as such its infrastructure and apps are tested at regular intervals to identify and fix any vulnerabilities. Dropbox works with customers to use Dropbox in a way that meets their HIPAA responsibilities. Read more about how. All of your files are encrypted in transit and at rest. When you use Dropbox to work in the cloud, all of your data and documents are protected.

Collaborate with Dropbox

Dropbox is a fantastic productivity tool that can help you to creatively and effectively collaborate with colleagues in order to continue helping those who need it most.

Dropbox now offers a 40 percent discount on its Business Standard and Business Advanced plans through TechSoup South Africa. Discover how your organisation can benefit from Dropbox today!

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