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  • Blog Post: Not a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit? We Have Resources for You Too!

    Earlier today, we had a question asked in our community forums about whether donated and discounted products through TechSoup were available to organizations if they weren't a registered, 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The person was looking for Adobe's Photoshop Elements for their work. I know many of our readers...
  • Blog Post: TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge: Tools for Telling Your Story

    There's still plenty of time to participate in the second annual TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge ! Finished video or photo stories created according to the challenge guidelines can be submitted at the challenge website . Don't know about the challenge? Read the details on the TechSoup...
  • 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: Adobe MAX Social Responsibility Award: Cast Your Vote

    Earlier this summer, we talked about the Adobe MAX Awards, an awards program that recognizes multimedia achievements in the for-profit, nonprofit, and government sectors. We were particularly excited about this year's awards, as Adobe added a Social Responsibility category. Well, the finalists are in...
  • Blog Post: Have You Recently Requested Adobe CS 5 Design Premium Through TechSoup?

    We've heard from a number of users who recently requested Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium Win ESD through TechSoup. Some are seeing an "invalid key" error message when they try to install the Acrobat 9 portion of the suite. If you're experiencing the same problem, please contact Adobe Creative...
  • Blog Post: Interesting Uses of Technology: Digital Video, Social Media, and More

    Need practical advice on using digital video, social media, or presentation tools at your organization? Want to see how other organizations are using these technologies and what they’ve accomplished? Then head on over to TechSoup for Libraries and check out their blog series on interesting...
  • Blog Post: Last Chance to Show Your Impact: Deadline Extended thru 5 p.m. Pacific Today

    If you're scrambling to get your submission in for this year's Adobe and TechSoup Show Your Impact Design Contest , you've got just a handful of hours left to get yours in. Don't wait ! Being that yesterday was Tax Day here in the States and that many were scrambling to meet that pressing deadline, we...
  • Blog Post: Submissions Open! Enter the Adobe-TechSoup Show Your Impact Contest by April 15

    Adobe and TechSoup are delighted to announce that we are now taking submissions for the Show Your Impact Design Contest ! You have until April 15 to submit your entry demonstrating how your organization has used your donated Adobe software to have an impact in the areas of the environment or social change...
  • Blog Post: Got Love or a Gripe for Adobe? Share it at DearAdobe.com

    A new site has popped up as a forum for people to share their thoughts or vent about issues with Adobe products, pricing, and support. It's called DearAdobe and aside from being hilarious to read, it might be a good place for nonprofits to be able to discuss their NPO-specific issues with Adobe products...
  • Blog Post: TechSoup Announces Adobe Show Your Impact Design Contest Winners

    The day has arrived. Alliance for Tompotika Conservation , Cacapon Institute , Project Kindle , and Project ABE take away the highest honors in the Adobe Show Your Impact 2009 Design Contest , co-sponsored by software company Adobe Systems Incorporated and TechSoup. The Adobe Show Your Impact Design...
  • Blog Post: Create a More Effective Nonprofit Website: Part 4

    Kelley Jarrett is market manager for Guide Creative , a design agency that serves nonprofits in creative design from strategy and branding to web and print design, social and mobile strategy to analyzing results for success. Guide Creative is the new design agency for Blackbaud . Follow Kelley on Twitter...
  • Blog Post: Free and Cheap Charts for Nonprofits

    Yesterday we talked about diagramming software, the subject of this week's TechSoup article . Diagramming tools are great if you want to create a flow chart or map of your computer network, projects that are too complicated for Microsoft Paint but too simple for Photoshop. A closely related subject is...
  • Blog Post: Webinar Series: Strategic Web Design Is Not Just a Pretty Picture

    Kelley Jarrett is Guide Creative's market manager. Guide Creative is Blackbaud 's new design agency. The August GUIDE series, free educational webinars from Guide Creative focused on the importance of strategy, visual elements, and cues in successful nonprofit websites, is open for registration...
  • Blog Post: TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge: Tips on Telling Your Story

    The second annual TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge has begun! If you've already created a video or photo story according to the challenge guidelines, you can head over to the challenge site and submit it now . If you haven't gotten started on your submission yet, check out the details...
  • 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: 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: 5 Favorite Features, Tips, and Shortcuts for Microsoft's PowerPoint

    Following up on a post from last month that featured my favorite features, tips, and shortcuts for the oft-used Word program, I wanted to do the same with another tool in the Office Suite: PowerPoint . If you're not already familiar with it, PowerPoint is a presentation program which I use pretty...
  • Blog Post: Free Range Studios Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary by Giving Free Services

    Free Range Studios , the "Creative Agency with a Conscience," has announced its annual YouTopia Grant (formerly known as the Gratitude Grant). Free Range Studios will be donating their services to one lucky nonprofit and one socially responsible business. Past recipients of the YouTopia Grant include...
  • Blog Post: New: Upload Your Videos to Flickr

    These days, nearly anyone create a short video clip with a cell phone or video camera. And now, you can upload and share these videos on popular photo-sharing community Flickr , thanks to a new feature that allows you to upload and show videos on the site. Flickr video content is divided into three categories...
  • Blog Post: New Google Release Allows You to Create Presentations Online

    Yesterday, Google announced the addition of a Web-based application for creating presentations to its existing Google Docs office-product bundle. Sfgate's Tech Chronicles reports : Google's presentation product, like its others including its word processor and spreadsheets, are online, allowing users...
  • Blog Post: Digital Storytelling Challenge Awardees Announced!

    Last night, we held our Digital Storytelling Challenge Awards Party here at TechSoup headquarters in San Francisco. We screened highlights from the more than 100 video, image, and GoldMail submissions and celebrated the great work nonprofits and libraries are doing to tell their unique and important...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Nonprofits Live: Storytelling and Collaborative Video

    Evonne Heyning is an Interactive Producer with TechSoup. One of the most frequent questions I hear at events from nonprofit professionals in the field is how to coordinate teams to produce compelling media across offices, time zones and countries. Our ability to collaborate effectively in the cloud...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the 5 Winners of the SlideRocket Nonprofit Presentation Contest

    This post was penned by John Rode of SlideRocket and originally appeared on the SlideRocket blog . Their web-based professional-grade service for creating and sharing presentations online is available to eligible nonprofits and public libraries through TechSoup. Marnie Webb, one of TechSoup Global's...
  • Blog Post: How PowerPoint Is Helping to Protect Motorcyclists in London

    This post originally appeared on the Microsoft Unlimited Potential Blog and was written by Erica Lorraine Scheidt, TechSoup Global's Director of Marketing Communications. Typically, helmets, riding suits, gloves, and goggles are the best way to keep motorcyclists safe on the road. It's...
  • Blog Post: Showcase and Grow Your Community with Flickr Pro

    Nonprofits and libraries can upload, organize, and share their images with anyone, anywhere, with Flickr Pro (admin fees: $6 - $15). Sharing images of your organization's mission in action is a great way to connect with people and enhance your community outreach. By creating cloud-based photo...