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  • Blog Post: Upcoming Webinar on January 23: QuickBooks 2014 for Nonprofits

    Need an easy way to handle your organization's accounting transactions? Join our upcoming webinar, QuickBooks 2014 Made Easy for Nonprofit and Charities on Thursday, January 23 at 11 a.m. Pacific time , to learn more about how you can streamline your day-to-day business with the new 2014...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Webinar on October 11: Cloud Computing Benefits and Barriers for Nonprofits and Libraries

    When TechSoup and our global network of partners surveyed more than 10,500 NGOs around the world this year to find out whether they are using and needing cloud based IT services, we didn’t know how many would report cloud technology adoption. 90 percent of respondents worldwide indicated using...
  • Blog Post: Free Tour of the GrantStation Website on May 6

    In just two weeks, GrantStation and TechSoup are again teaming up to present a special offer to the nonprofit community. Beginning on May 11 at 8 a.m. Pacific time and ending May 12 at 5 p.m. Pacific time, specially discounted memberships will be available to eligible nonprofits for only $99. That's...
  • Blog Post: Text to Give TweetChat on October 5

    Did you know that text messages are reported to have an open rate of over 90 percent according to a number of reputable marketing studies? And did you catch the Pew Research Center’s latest findings , announced this week, revealing that a third of text, or short message service (SMS), users...
  • Blog Post: You're Invited! Digital Storytelling Awards and Screening Party March 28

    In this year's Third Annual Digital Storytelling Challenge , powered by Lights. Camera. Help. more than 200 nonprofits, libraries, and NGOs from 25 countries submitted one-minute videos and five-photo slideshows to showcase the impact they are making on their respective communities. We were overwhelmed...
  • Blog Post: Personal Democracy Forum Call on Thursday: "It Gets Better" Project

    If you pay attention to the news, you've likely heard reports in the past few months of a handful of young LGBT people taking their own lives after various experiences with bullying because of their perceived sexual orientation. Out of these tragedies came the It Gets Better Project , which was lead...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Webinar April 10: Getting Technology 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! This free, hour-long webinar on Thursday, April 10...
  • Blog Post: Free Webinar on November 23: Manage Your Data, Donations, and More with CiviCRM

    Are you looking for a database, but not sure which one is right? Or do you wish your current database allowed you to track donations, volunteers, emails, and events? CiviCRM may be a tool that is right for your organization. CiviCRM is a free, libre, and open-source software constituent relationship...
  • Blog Post: Storytelling in the Digital Age: Lessons from the SOCAP12 Conference

    Nonprofit leaders, impact investors, and philanthropists from all over the world gathered in San Francisco's Fort Mason Center this week for SOCAP12 . The theme of this year's conference is "Making Meaning Matter" with panels and discussions on community building and digital media...
  • Blog Post: Three Analytics Tools to Gauge Your Social Audience's Pulse

    Just like many of the nonprofits and other loyal readers of Beth's Blog , we at Social Media for Nonprofits are excited about the recent release of Beth Kanter's new book, Measuring the Networked Nonprofit: Using Data for Social Change . In line with its focus on turning data into knowledge...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Webinar on July 25: Optimizing Your Website for Mobile Devices

    Do your supporters want to be able to access your websites on the go? There's a good chance the answer is yes. The good news is that there's a range of ways to make your site mobile-friendly depending on your needs. This free webinar on Thursday, July 25 at 11 a.m. Pacific time (2 p.m....
  • Blog Post: March 5 Webinar: Turning the Board from Hell into a Heaven-Sent Team

    Do you dread board meetings, look forward to the day some board members’ terms expire, or wonder how to alleviate founder’s syndrome? In this webinar, we will delve into the problems with boards and how to turn your nightmare board members into exciting, enthusiastic, productive members...
  • Blog Post: Free Webinar on April 15: Finding the Perfect Donor Database in an Imperfect World

    There are nearly two hundred donor databases on the market. Each has its own strengths and weaknesses, fans and foes. The challenge is to find a system with strengths that meet your needs, weaknesses that won't get in your way, and a price you can afford. This free webinar on Thursday, April 15 at 11...
  • Blog Post: TechSoup Roundup of 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference

    If you weren't able to join us in San Francisco last week for the Nonprofit Technology Conference , we've got a recap of some of the happenings here on our blog. Several of us from TechSoup Global were there to present, participate, and network, and we don't want you to have missed out on...
  • Blog Post: Free Webinar August 25: Three Ways to Know if You're Ready for Planned Giving

    On August 25, 2010 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern time, our donor partner Mission Research (which donates its fundraising and donor management software GiftWorks to eligible nonprofits and libraries through TechSoup) will host a free webinar on planned giving with Scott Lyons . From GiftWorks: Why...
  • Blog Post: European Network of Foundation Communications Professionals

    Last week, several TechSoup Global staffers participated in Foundation Week in Brussels. This post comes from Odorheiu Secuiesc Community Foundation executive director Chris Worman . Originally publised on the GuideStar International Blog . European Foundation Week session: European Network of Foundation...
  • Blog Post: Resources for Managing Volunteers

    As this marks the annual National Volunteer Week , and so many nonprofits, libraries, and charities rely heavily on the dedicated contributions of volunteers to support their work, I wanted to take a few minutes to point you to some useful volunteer management resources. First, nary two months ago, TechSoup...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Webinar February 20: 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 donations yet, then this is the webinar for you ! This free, hour-long webinar on Thursday, February 20 at 11 a.m...
  • Blog Post: NetSquared Local: Week of June 10, 2013

    Sometimes it’s easier to solve a problem by discussing it with a friend over beer. That’s why NetSquared Twin Cities is co-hosting a happy hour this week for nonprofits and technology folk in Minneapolis-St. Paul. NetSquared Local believes that the best way to build a strong, self sufficient...
  • Blog Post: Meet the Winners of the 2012 Digital Storytelling Challenge!

    The 2012 Digital Storytelling Challenge was a great success, with more than 250 total submissions from social benefit organizations in 24 countries! We were impressed with the quality of the photo slideshows and videos, and all the hard work that went into them. While we value each submission and...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Webinar October 17: TechSoup Tour!

    In this 45-minute tour of TechSoup , learn how to join, register your organization, and request donated software, hardware, and services. TechSoup’s product donation programs make myriad resources - donated by companies like Microsoft, Adobe, Cisco, and more - available to eligible nonprofits...
  • Blog Post: Free Live Chat on February 26: How to Get Grants for Your International Work

    Foundations that give grants to non-U.S. based charities must do additional reporting to IRS to prove that the funds were used appropriately, either in the form of equivalency determination (ED) or expenditure responsibility (ER). As a result, compared to domestic nonprofits, foreign NGOs must...
  • Blog Post: Meet the 2012 Digital Storytelling Challenge Judges

    Submissions for the 2012 TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge have closed, but the fun has just begun! While our community is busy from March 6 – 12 picking their favorites for the Audience Choice Awards , our panel of expert judges will be selecting the top digital stories from among hundreds...
  • Blog Post: Global Philanthropy

    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,...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Webinar February 13: Keeping Your Data Secure Yet Accessible

    Want to ensure that your data can be accessed, collaborated on, and shared from wherever you are and from any device? Join us on Thursday, February 13 at 11 a.m. Pacific time (2 p.m. Eastern) to learn about the latest discounted product from Citrix — ShareFile — in this free, hour...