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Small Library — Big Service to the Community
How the Natalia Library Helps Patrons Improve Their Lives The Natalia Veteran's Memorial Library serves the small town of Natalia, Texas. It's open 25 hours a week, with a staff of one. With extremely limited resources, librarian Amy Edge must make difficult decisions every day about what...
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...
How QuickBooks Helps a Nonprofit Recharge Teenagers
Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme) is dedicated to improving the lives of teens through mindfulness retreats. The organization offers weekend and weeklong residential mindfulness retreats for teens, including poor youth and those with major emotional issues. The organization uses donated Intuit...
How Churches Can Go High Tech with the Collection Plate
A growing trend among most of us these days is paying for things more with credit and debit cards and less with cash and checks. One church fundraising consulting firm found that as many as 50 percent of people who receive fundraising mailings go online to make their contribution . This trend means...
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...
Upcoming Webinar December 11: Nonprofit Tech Predictions for 2015
Curious about what technologies may be coming down the road that can change the way nonprofits do business? How much will tablets take over in 2015? What about the move to mobile devices and "wearables" for your community? Come mingle with three nonprofit tech pros in our free webinar Nonprofit...
Your Data Simplified: Idealware's Data Don'ts for Nonprofits
At TechSoup, I've noticed we're talking more and more about the importance of data for nonprofits. We're reflecting a larger trend in business, government, and IT to pay more attention to the plumes of information our websites, databases, PCs, and mobile devices are generating. At the...
5 Techniques to Get Your Community Ready for #GivingTuesday
With #GivingTuesday only weeks away, hopefully your fundraising campaign plan has taken shape and you're feeling prepared for the big day. You've got your appeal solidified, communications materials drafted, and partners on board. But does your community know your plan? You may think that...
4 Ways to Use Your Nonprofit Blog for #GivingTuesday Storytelling
With less than a month to go before this year's #GivingTuesday on December 2, it's time to start nailing down your communications for your fundraising campaign. #GivingTuesday is an excellent opportunity to use storytelling to draw in new and existing donors and supporters of your cause, on...
Harness the Power of Story for Successful Fundraising
Want to ramp up your fundraising efforts during the giving season? Adding a visual element can dramatically improve your reach. "Stories told visually tend to naturally engage both sides of our brain. They speak directly to our emotions," explains TechSoup staffer Jim Lynch. That's...
Northeast Denver Housing Center Uses Esri ArcGIS Maps to Demonstrate Housing Needs
Northeast Denver Housing Center (NDHC) creates sustainable, healthy housing opportunities for underserved households in Denver, Colorado, through outreach, education, and affordable housing development. The organization utilizes mapping technology to advocate for its vision of redeveloped neighborhoods...
Ending the Overhead Myth — and Moving Toward a Solution
True or false: the amount of money a nonprofit spends on overhead has a direct correlation to a nonprofit's impact. If you answered "false," you are correct! The Better Business Bureau (BBB) Wise Giving Alliance, GuideStar, and Charity Navigator are tackling what they call the Overhead...
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 Apple's Big Product Launches Mean for Charities
The recent big Apple product launch has been getting lots of press, including some good coverage in Nonprofit Quarterly , Nonprofit Nate's post , and my colleague Ginny Mies' TechSoup piece, The Future of Mobile Video . I wanted to explore what Apple's new technologies, most notably the new...
Learn from the Pros at a NetSquared Community Event
Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season! More than one-third of charitable giving happens in the last three months of the year ; the emergence of #GivingTuesday and the growth of online giving makes the fall ever more critical for charities. Feeling overwhelmed? Your local NetSquared...
Funding Rural America: Bridging the Resource Gap
Cynthia Adams, CEO of TechSoup donor partner GrantStation , recently did an important online training webinar on how rural charities and libraries can get grants. This was a very popular TechSoup webinar with over 300 attendees. Here are some highlights and insights from her presentation. The Resource...
#Storymakers2014 Global Tweet Chat Explodes with Knowledge
On September 4, 2014, beginning at 3 p.m. in Auckland, New Zealand, TechSoup hosted a #Storymakers2014 global discussion via Twitter. As the conversation moved east around the globe, we witnessed an explosion of storytelling knowledge. The NetSquared Auckland group launched the event and shared four...
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...
Fundraising with #GivingTuesday: Time to Plan
Recently, TechSoup presented GivingTuesday and Year-End Fundraising Strategies , a webinar aimed at helping organizations integrate #GivingTuesday into their end-of-year fundraising campaigns. What is #GivingTuesday? In 2012, New York's 92nd Street Y , in tandem with the UN Foundation , started...
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 September 4: GivingTuesday and Year-End Fundraising Strategies
#GivingTuesday has rapidly become one of the most successful days for appealing to your donor base for end-of-year giving. As we move closer to the final quarter of the calendar year, when most donations roll in to nonprofits and support balloons for causes of all shapes and sizes, make sure your organization...
Using Super-Short Videos to Reach New Audiences
Super-short videos have become one of the coolest (and easiest!) ways to tell stories in just a few seconds. Free video services like Instagram and Vine that feature short videos now attract millions of users, offering nonprofits, charities, and libraries an opportunity to connect with new audiences...
TechSoup joins the #ALSIceBucketChallenge
TechSoup joined the viral phenomenon that's been making waves in the past couple of weeks on the Internet. If you haven't been on Facebook, Twitter, and even mainstream media like CNN in the past couple of weeks, it's the viral sensation where an individual, upon challenged by a friend...
Storing Up Support for Kids with Cancer: ACCO's Shopify Store Experience
We recently shared how the American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO) used Teespring to raise over $43,000 through Teespring campaigns. In addition to Teespring, ACCO also uses Shopify to manage its online store. It's raised around $30,000 to date, up $10,000 from its previous online store. ...