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Upcoming Free Webinar March 26: Ready, Fire, Aim! How Not to Choose a Donor Database
Choosing a donor database often seems like a game of Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Participants are blindfolded and pointed in a general direction. Maybe you'll find your target, but probably not. If you are trying to select a new donor database or want to confirm whether it's best to stick...
What Digital Currency Could Mean for Nonprofits
The world seems to be changing at a more rapid pace than any other time in history. Now, with a post-wallet economy gaining popularity, consumers as well as businesses and organizations alike should be paying attention to mobile wallets, digital payment, and even cryptocurrency (a form of digital currency...
The Overhead Solution: A New Nonprofit Pride Movement
Think of the words "overhead" and "nonprofits" and what comes to mind? Perhaps the image of inefficient organizations with layers of "fat," overpaid administrators, and wasteful spending? If so, you've fallen victim to the overhead myth. The CEOs of BBB Wise Giving...
Birds of a Feather …
Each donor has a shared interest in your mission — or you would assume they share an interest if they send you hard-earned money — however, otherwise, your donor base can be a varied selection of the general population. Know Your Donors and Tailor Your Strategy Birth dates range...
New to TechSoup: Little Green Light Donor Management Software
TechSoup is proud to announce our newest donor partner, Little Green Light. Little Green Light Donor Management CRM (LGL) helps you manage your constituents and your fundraising efforts — all in one place. From donors to volunteers, members to alumni, donations to events, mailings to campaigns...
What All Nonprofits Should Know About Corporate Philanthropy
While some may think corporate philanthropy means writing a check and calling it a day, many corporations seek multilayered, strategic partnerships with nonprofits that fall in line with their core business objectives. In order to make the most of this style of corporate philanthropy, nonprofits need...
Harness the Power of Communication Segmentation for Your Nonprofit
Data segmentation sometimes offers interesting insight into human behavior. For nonprofits, data segmentation means dividing a donor or supporter base into groups of individuals that are similar in specific ways. These can include anything — age, gender, interests, spending habits, and so on. ...
Upcoming Webinar: How to Write Earth-Changing Emails
We invited GlobalGiving 's Alison Carlman to share tips and key lessons she's learned in donor communications. In her role as Senior Unmarketing Manager, Alison is responsible for telling the story of GlobalGiving and for helping the organization understand its social impact. In 2013, Alison...
New to TechSoup: NonProfitEasy
TechSoup is proud to announce NonProfitEasy, our newest donor partner. NonProfitEasy's all-in-one, cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) system can help enhance fundraising at your nonprofit or charity. Beyond just a database for constituent information, NonProfitEasy also includes...
Upcoming Webinar June 19: How to Raise More Money via Mobile
In 2013, mobile donations on PayPal increased by over 200%. Nonprofits can expect that growth to continue to skyrocket in 2014 and beyond. How do you ensure your cause is ready for mobile fundraising? Join the digital giving experts from Network for Good and PayPal this Thursday, June 19 at 11 a.m. Pacific...
Deadline July 1: $100,000 Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation
The Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University has posted the application for the 2009 Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation . The Drucker Award is given to a social-sector organization that demonstrates "change that creates a new dimension of performance. In addition, the judges look...
Free Webinar: Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Nonprofits May 4
Find out all about the new Microsoft cloud-based CRM database service for donor management, pledge management, membership management, event management, and case management. Learn more about the event and register today !
Charitable Giving Guide
Boingboing has updated its charitable giving guide , with a list of recommended organizations to support, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Creative Commons, and The Gutenberg Project. Not only does the list offer some inspiration, it is a nice introduction to some great technology-related...
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...
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...
Just for You: Free Fundraising Appeal Template
At Network for Good, we're gearing up for the busiest time for year-end donations. Are your final fundraising appeals ready to go? It's definitely not too late to send out a few more quick reminders to your supporters that there's still time to make a donation in 2012. We recommend...
As a capacity-building organization for the global nonprofit and social benefit sector, we at TechSoup are very conscious of the need to understand and work within different cultural contexts for philanthropy. It is easy to forget that the U.S. philanthropic ecosystem ' with established foundations,...
Sign Up for a Free TechSoup Webinar: Learn How to Boost Your Fundraising with NOZA
Get ready for TechSoup’s special one-day event later this month by signing up for a free NOZA webinar happening July 9. Hear how nonprofits like yours are using NOZA’s searchable database of charitable gifts and learn helpful tips on finding new donors who support your cause. Space is limited...
Using QuickBooks at Your Organization: Free Webinar This Wednesday!
Intuit's QuickBooks accounting and financial management software is a popular choice among nonprofits and libraries - particularly with donated software available through TechSoup. Want to learn more about using it? Or hone your skills and knowledge of how it can be used? Then this is the webinar...
New Release: FluidSurveys 5.0 at TechSoup! Improving How Questions Get Answered
Editor's note: FluidSurveys donations are no longer offered through TechSoup. Release of FluidSurveys 5.0 Change can be good—really good. The release of FluidSurveys 5.0 reveals a host of smart new features that our nonprofit, charity, and library members will all find more useful. FluidSurveys...
Two New Video Tutorials from Idealware
Our content partners at Idealware have just launched a new series of video tutorials for nonprofits. There are two tutorials so far: Facebook vs. Twitter and Constituent Chaos . These short tutorials are full of great information. According to Idealware, the eLearning Library will eventually be a paid...
Make Your Last Fundraising Push of the Year a Valuable One!
With Thanksgiving upon us, we’ve officially entered the “Holiday season.” You know, that cookie-baking, turkey-eating, charitable-giving time of year. It’s coming up faster than a Nor’easter in Maine, and the push is on for nonprofits to boost the bottom line. How...
Free GiftWorks Webinar: Building a Development Committee with Linda Lysakowski
Join Linda Lysakowski and GiftWorks for a free webinar, Building a Development Committee on Tuesday, July 16th at 3 p.m. Eastern time. One of the best ways to assure that your organization’s development plan will be implemented is to have an effective Development Committee. This committee, when...
Expand Your Donor Base: Last Chance for NOZA Promotional Offer!
This week through TechSoup Limited, we've been running a special discount on NOZA , a database of philanthropy data. This database has more than 43,000,000 (million) donation records in it ' where you can search for individuals, corporations, and foundation donation records to see who they've supported...
New to TechSoup: NetSuite Mid-Market Edition
TechSoup is proud to announce our newest donor partner, NetSuite. NetSuite's integrated, cloud-based business tools can help enhance fundraising at your nonprofit or charity. The suite includes a donor database, email marketing platform, and e-commerce solution for accepting online donations...