Founder and Chief Instigator, TechSoup Global
Mr. Ben-Horin created TechSoup Global (as "CompuMentor") in 1987 by tapping volunteer resources on the WELL, one of the first online communities. Over the past twenty-six years, he guided TechSoup Global's evolution from a small, local nonprofit to a globally respected entity with over 190 employees and a budget of US$28 million. TechSoup Global now provides technology information to individuals and organizations in more than 112 countries, and, through its global network of capacity-building NGOs, has managed product donations to more than 213,000 organizations. TechSoup Global has distributed more than 14.1 million software and hardware product donations and enabled recipients to save more than US$4.4 billion in IT expenses to date. Currently, as Founder and Chief Instigator, Ben-Horin focuses on creating new opportunities for corporate, foundation, and nonprofit partners around the globe to optimize their social benefit impact by utilizing TechSoup Global's channel, resources, and relationships. He speaks and writes frequently on issues related to the underserved's access to technology. Ben-Horin has received the "Lifetime Achievement Award" from the Nonprofit Technology Enterprise Network (NTEN) and Ashoka has named Ben-Horin as one of its Senior Fellows. On four occasions, he has been named by the Nonprofit Times to its annual list of the 50 most influential leaders in the U.S. nonprofit sector.