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  • Blog Post: Nonprofits Live: Green Tools and Technology Decisions on April 17th

    Are you working to reduce energy costs, cut back on paper use, or to bring cloud IT to your team? Most organizations attempt sustainable efforts but few create comprehensive campaigns to be greener and accountable for resource use. For the month of April and Earth Day we are focusing on green technology...
  • Blog Post: Free Webinar September 14: Training Volunteers and Staff Members to Ask

    Join Andrea Kihlstedt and GiftWorks on September 14 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time for a free webinar on how to train people to ask for gifts. Andrea's book Capital Campaigns: Strategies that Work is a standard resource on capital campaign fundraising. Her new book, How to Raise $1 Million (or More) in 10...
  • Blog Post: Free Webinar January 26: Robin Blakely's PR THERAPY for Nonprofit Heroes

    Join GiftWorks (one of TechSoup's donor partners) and author, business trainer, coach, and former nonprofit executive Robin Blakely on Wednesday, January 26, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern time for a free webinar on public relations . The author of the business book PR THERAPY and the assignment editor...
  • Blog Post: Does Technology Help You Make an Impact in Your Community?

    This post originally appeared on the Microsoft Unlimited Potential Blog and was written by Tom Murphy , the director of corporate communications for Microsoft's Corporate Citizenship and Community Affairs programs. Enter the Tech for Good Contest for Nonprofits and Libraries in Washington State!...
  • Blog Post: 2012 Digital Storytelling Challenge Is Here!

    While the barrier to video production and distribution tools has lowered greatly in recent years, many organizations miss the opportunity to present their stories, lacking the skills to use the tools effectively. The TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge , powered by Lights. Camera. Help., provides...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Webinar February 27: What Are Managed IT Services and When Should You Use Them?

    For nonprofits and libraries with little or no in-house tech staff, it can be difficult to determine when you can "wing it" and use your own skills for a technology project and when to rely on outside help. Some external tech help can take the form of friends or volunteers while other...
  • Blog Post: Free Webinar October 5: True Sustainability - Delivering Outcomes that People Value

    Nonprofit sustainability is not about writing a better grant or finding that one product or service for which you can charge a fee. It's about delivering outcomes that people value in order to make their community a better place to live. Join Tom Ralser, Principal / Director of the Outcomes Lab and GiftWorks...
  • Blog Post: NetSquared Local Events: Week of June 17, 2013

    We are deep into June already, but NetSquared Local isn’t taking a vacation! In fact, we’re excited to announce that our new chapter in the the popular holiday destination of Victoria, Canada is holding their first meetup this week ! It you can’t make it to Victoria ( you’re missing...
  • Blog Post: Idealware Email Fundraising Courses: Discount for TechSoup Readers!

    Our friends at Idealware.org are conducting two courses on the ins and outs of email fundraising this fall, starting tomorrow. They're offering a 15% discount to TechSoup readers , so use the code GD15EF during checkout to get access to these great email fundraising events on the cheap! This first is...
  • Blog Post: The Link Between ICT and Science and Technology in Africa: Implications for Civil Society Organisations

    Last week, several TechSoup Global staffers participated in Foundation Week in Brussels. This post comes from GuideStar International communications manager Keisha Taylor. Originally publised on the GuideStar International Blog . European Foundation Week Session: Science and Technology partnerships with...
  • Blog Post: PdF10: Personal Democracy Forum June 3-4

    The fine folks at Fenton Communications have made it feasible for me to foray into the 2010 Personal Democracy Forum as a "Fenton Fellow" (go ahead, just count the number of "fs" in that sentence). The annual event tackles the broader scope of how technology is changing politics and...
  • Blog Post: Restart Romania Social Justice Challenge Spotlights User-Generated Content

    To get diverse perspectives from TechSoup Global staff about user-generated content, we asked Marc Manashil, Community Evangelist for NetSquared, to share how challenges like Restart Romania enable users to get engaged at all levels. When asked to write a post on the theme of user-generated content...
  • Blog Post: How to Manage Events Successfully and Easily: Free Webinar June 26

    This post was authored by Natasha Geraghty-Medved, Acteva ’s marketing specialist. She has six years of event marketing management and social media marketing experience. She has a master's degree in marketing from Golden Gate University as well as certificates in integrated marketing communications...
  • Blog Post: Get the Most Out of Your Data with CRM

    In the decade that I have spent as part of the NPower organization, helping nonprofits make the best use of technology to further their missions and thrive, I have seen countless hours of effort and piles of financial resources directed towards solving the problem of “tracking” data...
  • Blog Post: Community Management a Pivotal Cross-Disciplinary Role Inside Companies

    This post was authored by Ishara Kotagama , a participant in last month's Online Community Meetup. She can be followed on Twitter @criptic . Guest speaker Tezza Yujuico, COO of Athena East an on-demand team of online community managers and social media analysts, shed some light at the TechSoup headquarters...
  • Blog Post: Events Roundup: NetSquared Loves You this February

    Every month NetSquared holds free or low cost educational events for people and organizations who want to use technology for social good. With 50 groups in 20 countries there’s probably a Net2Local group near you (but if there isn’t we’d love to help you start a new meetup .) :-) ...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Webinar January 16: Baby Steps 4 - Video Post-Production and Promotion

    In the fourth and final webinar in the free Baby Steps series, we'll show you what to do now that you've got your video footage captured! Join us on Thursday, January 16 at 11 a.m. Pacific time to learn about different video editing tools, for both high-quality digital video and easy-to...
  • Blog Post: How to Evaluate Your Digital Literacy Program: Free Webinar on June 30

    Access to the Internet and computer training are key services public libraries and some nonprofits provide. To bolster their efforts, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provided $7.2 billion to expand access to broadband services in the United States. Many groups received BTOP funding...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Webinar on February 2: Digital Storytelling - Before You Push Record

    In conjunction with the third annual TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge , we are offering three free webinars to ensure you know the nuts and bolts of all the stages of production — and get your questions answered by the experts. The first part of this three-part webinar series on Thursday...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Webinar on October 27: A Cooperative Approach to Web Design

    Interested in knowing more about web design? Join us on Thursday, October 27 at 11 a.m. Pacific time for our webinar, A Cooperative Approach to Web Design . You can register today . In this hour long webinar, Techsoup's Elliot Harmon and Pepsi Refresh Project Grantee Jim Walker will explore web...
  • Blog Post: Countdown to Civic Data Challenge Deadline: Turn Raw Data into Community Tools

    This guest post was authored by Kristi Tate, director of community strategies for the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC). Believe that communities can take better advantage of key data in their decision-making? Join the Civic Data Challenge and help turn the raw data of civic health into...
  • Blog Post: NetSquared Local Events: Week of July 15, 2013

    Being a nonprofit techie can be lonely work, since our role requires that we be change agents in our organizations as we help them discover the future! Change-agenting is exhausting (and rewarding!) work, but we can renew our energy to connecting with our peers. Find your local #nptech tribe by joining...
  • Blog Post: TechSoup Global Contributors' Summit Wrap-Up: Innovation, Collaboration, Inspiration

    This week, TechSoup Global and Microsoft Community Affairs hosted the TechSoup Global Contributors' Summit, a gathering of TechSoup Global Network partners , TechSoup product donors, foundational partners, NetSquared Local organizers , GuideStar International partners , and other members of TechSoup...
  • Blog Post: Principles of Social Media Strategy Webinar with Beth Kanter: August 11

    Beth Kanter (a very familiar name to readers of this blog!) will be hosting a webinar on social media strategy in partnership with The Society of Nonprofit Organizations on August 11 from 1-2:30 p.m. Eastern time. From SNPO: Social media is transforming how nonprofits do their work and relate to external...
  • Blog Post: Organizing a Free Event? Get Free Event Management Software

    Natasha Geraghty-Medved is Acteva ’s marketing specialist. She has six years of event marketing management and social media marketing experience. Your event is free; that doesn’t mean it can organize itself. A free event has the same amount of details and behind-the-scenes work pressures...