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  • Blog Post: Free GiftWorks Webinar on Feb 19: Brandraising with Sarah Durham

    Join Sarah Durham of Big Duck , and GiftWorks for a free webinar, Brandraising on Tuesday, February 19 at 1 p.m. Eastern time . Do you dread board meetings, look forward to the day some board members' terms expire, wonder how to alleviate founder's syndrome? In this webinar we will delve into...
  • Blog Post: Special NOZA Offer Tomorrow

    After you pick up your free coffee and donut for voting today, TechSoup and donor research tool NOZA have a reward for you too. Come to TechSoup tomorrow (Wednesday, November 5) and request 4175 search credits for only $99 (the retail value is $250). This is a fantastic offer, and a great chance to try...
  • Blog Post: Intuit Offers Three Free Months of ACH Payments for Nonprofits and Tips to Make Those Donations Count

    The Intuit PaymentNetwork team works with many nonprofits that come to us with a similar problem: How can I encourage more donations and maximize what is already being donated? In tough economic times when nonprofits are fighting for donors, Intuit PaymentNetwork makes it simpler than ever for nonprofits...
  • Blog Post: Free Webinar on March 25: Is Salesforce CRM Right for Your Organization?

    Salesforce.com is a popular cloud computing customer relationship management (CRM) database that's used by tens of thousands of companies around the globe. Nonprofits are utilizing Salesforce CRM to manage donors, activists, community members, contacts and more. Through the Salesforce.com Foundation...
  • Blog Post: TechSoup Grant Series: Write the Winning Grant Proposal

    This week in our TechSoup Grant Series: One Hour a Week to Success , we are ready to focus on writing a successful grant proposal. If you use your organization's strategic plan as a foundation and have a fully developed grant project, this stage of the process should progress smoothly. Funders usually...
  • Blog Post: Find New Donors by Mapping Your Network

    It's the eternal question at nonprofits and charities: where do you find new donors? On August 22, we will be joined by Manmeet Mehta from GlobalGiving to learn how to identify your donor and support networks through exercises in network mapping. Using network mapping tools, we'll show...
  • Blog Post: Online Learning Spotlight: VoIP, Online Marketing, Constituent Databases, and More

    Learn more about technology from the comfort of your own desk. The following is a list of upcoming online seminars that may interest the nonprofit community. If you offer online seminars and would like to be included on this list, contact ols@techsoup.org for more information. Avoiding the Placement...
  • Blog Post: Last Chance for Sage Fundraising 50 Software Deal!

    Earlier this week, I blogged about a promotional offer for Sage Fundraising 50 software. Well, get it while it lasts! The deal only lasts until 4 p.m. Pacific tomorrow so if your nonprofit (with a budget between $1 million–$10 million annually) hasn't requested yours yet, you need to shake a leg...
  • Blog Post: GiftWorks 2014 Has Arrived!

    GiftWorks 2014 is here! Let's talk about the new and enhanced features! GiftWorks 2014 will include: Integration with FirstGiving – using the FirstGiving donation platform, process credit cards within GiftWorks, setup a free online donation page and start collecting donations...
  • Blog Post: Using Social Media to Fundraise: Free Call on Thursday!

    This post was authored by Daniel Tewele s, Personal Democracy Forum's Vice President of Business Development and Marketing. Read his full bio below. While social media continues to make headlines as a critical agent of change in recent and ongoing revolutions and protests in North Africa and the...
  • Blog Post: Webinar Recap: Processing Payments for Good

    On February 23, I had the pleasure of facilitating our webinar focusing on credit card processing, Processing Payments for Good . You can view the recorded webinar , along with related slides and links. Merchant Services and Credit Card Processing During this webinar, we heard from Alexia Marcous...
  • Blog Post: 22 Years Ago…

    This post by TechSoup Global founder and co-CEO, Daniel Ben-Horin, originally appeared on the Microsoft Unlimited Potential Blog . Back in 1989, TechSoup Global (then called "CompuMentor") was two years old and pioneering our notion of matching high level tech-savvy volunteers with...
  • Blog Post: APIs for Nonprofits 101: How to Share Data Between Systems

    Your nonprofit is getting ready to lead an important advocacy campaign: a key bill central to your mission has just been introduced in the state legislature, but the process of getting it passed is fraught with uncertainty. You need to encourage your constituents to talk to their state representatives...
  • Blog Post: Say "No" to Money (to Raise More Money)

    This post originally appeared on the NetSquared Blog and was authored by Shachar Kariv, whose full bio is at the end of this post. Say "no" to money. We dare you. Believe it or not, sometimes saying "no" to money, helps the money pour in. Counter-intuitive? Yes. But does it work? Yes! Based on 10+ years...
  • Blog Post: Telosa Exceed! Basic 3.0 Discount Today and Tomorrow Only

    There's just about no job I covet less than that of the fine folks (and super-important ones) who manage and organize donors for nonprofits. It's the kind of job that requires excellent personal skills, big-picture communications to win those donors over, and extreme attention to details. It's tough...
  • Blog Post: TechSoup Grant Series Week One: Prepare

    Welcome to the first week in our new grant series, Successful Grants in One Hour a Week . Your first tasks are: Schedule time to complete this series (one hour a week, or more if you can!) Understand the benefits and requirements of grant work. Get leadership on board. Try to find help! Grant Benefits...
  • Blog Post: Free Webinar on March 19: Working With Consultants

    Join Brent Hafele , Donovan A. Coley , and GiftWorks for a free webinar, Leveraged Leadership: Working With Consultants on Tuesday, March 19 at 2 p.m. Eastern time . Great leaders wisely seek qualified advisers to gain objective insights, additional expertise, and much needed accountability in order...
  • Blog Post: Attract Funding in 2014 with ClickTime's Web Timesheet Solution

    The nonprofit sector in the United States is booming. Having grown 25% over the past decade , the sector features 1.6 million nonprofits in operation today, and continues to develop. With that growth comes competition for funds and projects: as a public benefit corporation in the current economy,...
  • Blog Post: Beware of Creative Directors

    Here at TechSoup, we want to help you tell your organization's story in a creative, compelling way. Product donations like Microsoft Expression Design (new to TechSoup), Adobe Creative Suite , and Flickr help your organization find creative, compelling ways to broadcast your message. But can artistic...
  • Blog Post: Free Fundraising Webinars from GiftWorks February 9 and February 24

    TechSoup's donor partner GiftWorks (which donates its fundraising and donor management software to eligible nonprofits and libraries) is offering two free fundraising webinars in February. From GiftWorks: Revitalizing Your Development Office: 30 Steps in 30 Days - February 9, 3:00 p.m. Eastern...
  • Blog Post: Free TechSoup Talks Event Registration Webinar Today!

    Later today, TechSoup will be hosting a free TechSoup Talks! webinar with one of our donor partners, Acteva , to discuss the features and answer questions about their event-registration, ticketing, and management tool. Here are more details: Acteva: Event Registration Made Easy 11 am Pacific today! Are...
  • Blog Post: Corporate Giving Declined in 2008

    Last month we mentioned GivingUSA's annual assessment of individual giving which showed that donations from individuals had dropped 5.7% overall in 2008. Things were even worse on the corporate side. The Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy's 2008 assessment of corporate gving (PDF) reports that...
  • Blog Post: Free Webinar January 29: Simplify Your Life with Sam Davidson

    Join Sam Davidson of Cool People Care and GiftWorks for a free webinar, Simplify Your Life on Tuesday, January 29 at 1 p.m. Eastern time . How can nonprofit employees remain dedicated to their cause, be high performers at work, and still have enough energy and balance to be have a happy life outside...
  • Blog Post: Your Credit Card Processing Questions, Answered!

    During one of our February webinars, Processing Payments for Good , we had a very inquisitive and active audience wanting to understand the finer details about how to get the best, safest, and most effective system for processing credit cards for their organizations. There were so many questions coming...
  • Blog Post: Craigslist Nonprofit Bootcamp: Presentations Available!

    If you weren't in the Bay Area on June 20, or wished you could've cloned yourself to attend multiple sessions at the same time, never fear. You can see presentations from anywhere, anytime online. The Craigslist Foundation's annual Nonprofit Bootcamp was a fantastc one-day conference, chalk full of workshops...