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  • New to TechSoup: Online Training in Technology Planning from Idealware

    TechSoup is proud to announce our newest donor partner, Idealware. Although Idealware has been contributing articles to TechSoup for many years, this is their first foray into providing a technology product. Idealware's On Demand Tactical Technology...
  • Are You Ready to DIY Office 365?

    By now you've almost certainly heard about the license donation program for Office 365 . Most nonprofit organizations can get free access to hosted email (Exchange), files (SharePoint & OneDrive), and instant messaging (Lync) in the cloud from...
  • NetSquared's April Nonprofit Technology Meetups

    If you want to learn how nonprofits can use technology to advance their mission and generally be more effective and efficient TechSoup has got you covered with their blog and webinars . But many of us find that we learn better when we get into the same...
  • App Recommendations from TechSoup Staff: Part Two

    This is part two of TechSoup staff recommendations for mobile apps beyond the usual suspects : Facebook, Google Maps, Twitter, YouTube, Gmail, Pandora, iTunes, and Google Play. Find part one here . With literally hundreds of thousands of apps out...
  • Heartbleed: What It Is and What You Need to Do About It

    By now you've probably heard of a massive IT issue that could potentially affect millions of Internet users. No, we are not talking about the XPocalypse , but " Heartbleed ," a bug discovered early this week that may have compromised the...
  • New to TechSoup: CDI Tablets

    TechSoup is proud to announce our newest donor partner, CDI. CDI is a supplier of recertified, brand-name computers, primarily to educators. They have partnered with TechSoup to provide new and recertified tablets for public libraries and nonprofit...
  • Password Herding in Less than 10: Getting Started

    Ever thought about how keeping track of all your passwords is a little bit like keeping track of cows? Well, it’s certainly a bit of effort to keep them corralled, but a righteous pain in the chaps if any of them happen to get out! I am...
  • Upcoming Webinar April 24: Tactical Technology Planning

    Like most nonprofits, you're probably aware that the right technology can streamline your processes and help fulfill your mission more effectively. But with tight staffing and budgets, it's hard to devote the time necessary to keep up with...
  • April NetSquared Events in Your Community

    NetSquared’s global network of volunteers will be organizing more than 30 events this April in communities as diverse as Mukono, Uganda; Wellington, New Zealand; and Boston, USA. We organize these free tech-for-good training and networking gatherings...
  • App Recommendations from the TechSoup Staff

    We thought it might be fun to share with you some TechSoup staff recommendations for apps beyond the usual suspects : Facebook, Google Maps, Twitter, YouTube, Gmail, Pandora, iTunes, and Google Play. This is the first of two installments on app recommendations...
  • Teaching Online Safety: Building Curriculum

    Last week, TechSoup for Libraries held a webinar called Public Tech Instruction: Teaching the Public on Internet Safety . This was one of the best webinars I've attended (not just because I helped co-produce it) because there was so much resource...
  • 4 Mobile Nonprofit Sites to Learn From

    Recently we gave you our top tips for going mobile. Today we’re sharing some of our favorite sites that can help bring those tips to life for you. Feel free to click away and see how these work on your smartphone or tablet! AIDS.gov...
  • Upcoming Webinar April 10: Getting Tech Donations Through TechSoup

    Perhaps you've joined TechSoup as an individual member, and maybe your organization is already registered, but if you haven't taken the plunge to get qualified or request technology donations yet, then this is the webinar for you! Join...
  • Winning at NTC: Nonprofit Marketing and Digital Strategy

    “I love TechSoup!” I never get tired of hearing that phrase. I have to say, it’s my favorite part of getting to attend nonprofit conferences like the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC). Those of us here at TechSoup work diligently...
  • The Impact of E-Learning on Organizations

    Does your organization partake in any e-learning? If you currently don't offer e-learning to staff or management, you might consider it. Leap of Reason , an organization focused on supporting leaders and funders, recently published The Beyond...
  • How to Set Up Office 365 for Nonprofits (Video)

    (Please visit the site to view this video) Get started with Office 365 by setting up a free trial account! Our talented Interactive Events and Video Producer, Ale Bezdikian, put together a helpful video that walks you through: Setting up...
  • Some Nuggets from NTC 2014

    This is cross-posted with permission from NetSquared ambassador Stephen Blyth's blog, Common Knowledge . Stephen is a NetSquared ambassador from Wellington, New Zealand and attended the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) in March. Advice from...
  • Leaders in Nonprofit Technology: David Geilhufe

    In our upcoming free webinar, Four Nonprofit CRM Strategies , our presenter will be an NPTech leader I’ve followed for a good long time – David Geilhufe. David is Senior Director at NetSuite.org , Netsuite’s corporate foundation...
  • The Xpocalypse Is Upon Us!

    I hate to be all doom and gloom, but April 8 th , 2014 is the exact date of the "Xpocalypse," the day when Microsoft is ending support for Windows XP. After that date, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates for Windows XP, leaving...
  • The No Excuses Guide to Getting Rid of Windows XP

    I've been warning about the end of XP for months now , urging nonprofits, charities, and libraries to upgrade as soon as possible. To be fair, there are some naysayers, like Larry Seltzer and his Top 10 excuses for sticking with Windows XP ...
  • Best Practices: How to Hashtag

    Before I go to any conference or event, I determine whether there's an official hashtag for it or one that attendees are using. Why? I've found the best way to find out what's resonating with people at an event is to see what they're...
  • Upcoming Webinar April 3: Four Nonprofit CRM Strategies

    Nonprofits looking for constituent relationship management systems (CRM) are often enamored by the features and bells and whistles. Successful CRM, however starts with strategy – how does your nonprofit go about achieving your mission? ...
  • Mobile for Good: March Madness

    When I was working at a tech magazine, my colleagues would often comment on certain months being slow for their beats: May was slow for printers, July was slow for cameras, etc. I usually laughed when I heard such remarks because my beat, mobile, was...
  • New to TechSoup: NetSuite TribeHR

    TechSoup is proud to announce TribeHR, the newest product from our donor partner NetSuite. NetSuite TribeHR is a cloud-based Human Resources Information System (HRIS) management suite for recruiting and talent management. This suite can help simplify...
  • Contribute to the Field: Take the Spring 2014 State of Grantseeking Survey

    GrantStation polls organizations on the status of their grantseeking in order to provide the nonprofit sector with a vivid, up-to-date snapshot of grantseeking today, and you can help the grantseeking community stay on top of trends through your participation...