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  • Blog Post: Office 2016 for Mac Now Available

    The newest version of Office for Mac is now available as a donation through TechSoup! Eligible organizations can request the full Office for Mac suite or the individual Outlook or PowerPoint applications. Get Office for Mac New Features for All Applications in Office for Mac User interface...
  • Blog Post: Get Windows 10 for Your Organization

    Windows 10 is here ! For many organizations, the upgrade is free. Learn how to upgrade your systems. If You Have Active Software Assurance, Use It to Get Your Free Upgrade Windows 10 will be available for download through the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) on August 3, 2015. If you requested...
  • Blog Post: How to Excel at Everything (or at Least Make Better Spreadsheets)

    Microsoft Excel is my secret weapon. Anyone who knows me knows that I'm really not very good with numbers. But I've discovered that you don't actually need to be a numbers person, a data scientist, or an accountant to be a data superhero. You just need Microsoft Excel and a few tricks up...
  • Blog Post: Today You Get a Fresh Start on TechSoup Donation Requests

    Happy New (Fiscal) Year! This coming fiscal year, is your organization planning to add new programs, expand existing ones, or bring on new staff? Well, we've got great news! On July 1, donation programs available through TechSoup that limit the number of products available during the fiscal year...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft OneNote Gives Kids with Dyslexia a New Learning Experience

    The Ordyslexie program, in combination with Les Ateliers du Bocage, has helped more than 1,500 French students become more independent and confident in school. More than 2,000 donated and refurbished tablet PCs with Microsoft OneNote have helped Ordyslexie to create a cost-effective way to provide children...
  • Blog Post: 9 Amazing Organizations Share Their Tech Success

    Over the past year, we've been doing TechSoup Impact stories about nonprofits, churches, and libraries doing great work with TechSoup product donations. Here are the ones we especially liked from the past year! HART for Animals HART for Animals is a one-stop rescue organization for all things...
  • Blog Post: Harnessing Office 365 to Send Every Child to Preschool

    How It All Began: Helping Poor Kids Attend School OvidiuRo's story began in 2001, when Maria Gheorghiu and Leslie Hawke were helping poor women from the ghettos of Bacau, a small city in Romania. Thanks to a USAID grant, the two were able to start helping poor kids attend school and meanwhile...
  • Blog Post: WORTH Trust Solves Tech Woes to Help More Kids in India

    Arjun was born partially blind. With doctors giving no hope that his eyesight would get any better, his parents were constantly worried about his education and ability to support himself. However, like many others with low income, they were unable to afford treatment for their son. India is home to...
  • Blog Post: Create and Collaborate Securely Using Box and Microsoft Tools

    We at Box.org love to enable nonprofits to securely and efficiently manage program documents, development and communications assets, board packets, and any other content. We're excited that Box and Microsoft technologies are starting to work closely together to make nonprofits' work even more...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Webinar and #SoupChat June 4: How to Get (and Use) Microsoft Donations!

    Interested in TechSoup's Microsoft Software Donation Program ? Whether you are new or experienced with Microsoft donations, this free webinar will teach you about the Microsoft donation program for eligible nonprofits, libraries, churches, and foundations. We'll discuss restrictions and additional...
  • Blog Post: 2015's Top 10 Products at TechSoup

    It's time! You've been waiting all fiscal year to find out what the top 10 TechSoup products are for 2015. Are you on #TeamMicrosoft or #TeamSymantec? Get your final bets in now. 10. Microsoft Exchange Server User CAL — Enterprise A CAL — or client access license — is...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2003 Will Hit End of Life in 6 Weeks

    Remember when The Matrix series was still playing in movie theaters, the Marlins beat the Yankees in the World Series, and Beyoncé released her first solo single "Crazy in Love" (featuring Jay Z)? That year was 2003, which is also when Windows Server 2003 came out. While Bey and Jay...
  • Blog Post: Discover Microsoft's 5 Software Assurance Benefits

    If your nonprofit or public library received donated Microsoft software through TechSoup, you probably used the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) to get your software. But did you know there are special perks from Microsoft, too? In case you're not familiar, the VLSC is an online tool for...
  • Blog Post: Our Microsoft Catalog Has Been Simplified

    Wondering why you no longer see the year or version in the names of Microsoft products in the TechSoup catalog? We've simplified these names, and you can now choose the specific year or version on Microsoft's Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) website when you're downloading the software...
  • Blog Post: 10 Amazing Environmental Nonprofits You Need to Know About

    Our recently completed 2015 Green Tech Success Story Contest winners and finalists are an impressive group, showcasing the broad reach and impact of TechSoup member charities doing environmental work. Their stories also highlight how important having the right technology is to accomplishing this important...
  • Blog Post: Turning Waste into Beautiful Art

    "There is no such thing as 'away.' When we throw anything away it must go somewhere." — Annie Leonard Throw-Away Society Waste. It's not something most of us normally think about, but where does it all go? In the United States, we generated over 251 million tons of...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Growing Community at the Pumpkin Church

    Like any church, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Pearland, Texas, wants to increase its membership. Its website features ambitious goals of growing the congregation and turning more visitors into members. But St. Andrew's rector Jim Liberatore isn't just interested in counting how many...
  • Blog Post: How HART for Animals Built a Modern Pet Rescue Center

    Tucked away in the Appalachian mountains of western Maryland, HART for Animals is a one-stop shop for all things pets. Not only does HART rescue dogs and cats that would otherwise be euthanized in Garrett County, but it also has a full-service veterinary clinic, the "Bed n Bark Inn" for traveling...
  • Blog Post: Bringing the Best Tech Tools of Business to Saint Raymond's Catholic Church

    This is the story of how two church members helped Saint Raymond Catholic Church make significant IT improvements at almost no cost. It is also the story of how the church's active new business manager is harnessing the tech tools of industry to meet the needs of his church. The story starts...
  • Blog Post: How Office 365 Helps Caring Partners Support At-Risk Youth

    Caring Partners has a powerful goal: to keep children and young adults in their homes, at their schools, and out of trouble. The New Jersey-based organization serves almost 600 youth in Morris and Sussex counties with about 60 employees. An organization that provides life-transforming services to...
  • Blog Post: How Chestnut Ridge Church Reinvents the Church Experience with Technology

    It's probably no accident that Chestnut Ridge Church has become the largest church in West Virginia. It's an evangelical church with astonishing programs that attracts the crowds, including celebrities like former New York Giants quarterback, Jeff Hostetler, and his family. It's all made...
  • Blog Post: 75 Mobile Apps to Jump-Start Your Nonprofit's Productivity in 2015

    Your work doesn't stop just because you're out of the office. If you're traveling, attending conferences, or working in the field, you still need to get things done. TechSoup has put together a collection of nearly 80 great productivity apps that are available from our donor partners to...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Free Webinar Thursday! Upgrading Your Windows Operating System: Things to Know (That You're Afraid to Ask)

    Are you still running Windows XP or Vista at your nonprofit or library, but wish you could get upgraded to a newer operating system? Are you worried about how to do it, what the steps are for upgrading, and whether your old hardware will support it? We're here to help! In this free webinar Upgrading...
  • Blog Post: Will Windows 8 Work on an Old Computer?

    I confess. I have a passion for keeping IT equipment alive and well as long as possible. It is one of the general rules of IT that software upgrades (which often require more robust computers) make equipment go obsolete much faster than hardware failures. We heard that might not be the case with Windows...