"I am using the teleconferencing service to conference with out-of-town board members at my organization's board of directors meetings. The service is easy to use, convenient, and cost effective. I would recommend the service to other nonprofit organizations in need of a cost effective teleconferencing solution."
Discounted pricing for Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone services and unified communications and donated Polycom IP telephones (for states recovering from a recent disaster)
Discounted pricing for audio conferencing services
Discounted pricing for Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone services and unified communications and donated Polycom IP telephones
The BetterWorld Telecom donation and discount program at TechSoup provides discounted rates for telecommunications services to eligible nonprofits, charities, and public libraries throughout the United States.
You can receive discounted rates for audio conferencing services as well as a combination of donated equipment and discounted rates for Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telecommunications services.
If eligible, your organization may receive one BetterWorld audio conferencing services product within a fiscal year (July 1 to June 30).
Your organization may receive only one BetterVoice Unified Communications product ever.
If your organization is in a state recovering from a recent disaster, you may request the disaster relief offer for BetterVoice Unified Communications. With this offer, BetterWorld waives your first month's phone service fees if you are a new recipient of the services. The states eligible for this offer are Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and Virginia.
eligibility and restrictions page to review your organization's eligibility to participate in this program.
When a product name includes "Access to Discounted Rates," the offer consists of specially discounted rates for products or services. This means that after you place your request and pay TechSoup's administrative fee, you'll also pay the donor partner directly for the product or service. You can find the specific discounted rates in each product description. These rates are available only to eligible nonprofits and libraries through TechSoup.
BetterWorld's hosted VoIP services allow you to replace a traditional phone system — typically a premises-based private branch exchange (PBX) — with a software-based virtual PBX that is hosted by BetterWorld. Virtual systems do not require on-site PBX hardware other than telephones and standard networking equipment. Incoming and outgoing calls are transmitted through VoIP technology over a high-speed Internet connection, which can be provided by BetterWorld or any high-speed Internet service provider.
BetterWorld's VoIP services also allow you to use unified communications (UC). UC is an integrated system of multiple communication services like telephony, call control, voicemail, email, fax, and presence information (a user's availability status). You can access these services from any location with a phone, mobile phone, or any Internet-connected device. For example, you can receive faxes and voicemails as email messages. When you work remotely, you can place calls or access other in-office voice services remotely through any phone or through a web interface.
With BetterWorld's audio conferencing services, you can collaborate on the phone using your existing phone system. Only your organization is charged. You connect to the audio conference through a toll-free 800 number. BetterWorld's hosted VoIP services are not required, but the two can be used together.