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Your Guide to TechSoup's Cloud Services and Products
At this point, you've probably heard a lot about the benefits of the cloud: how it can save you time, help you conserve resources, and boost productivity and collaboration among your staff members. But perhaps you're still not sure where to start. Do you want to switch to Office in the cloud...
Upcoming Webinar: 5 Fundraising Innovations to Implement Now
You don't have to be a designer or spend a lot of money to engage more supporters and raise more money online. In this free webinar next Thursday, December 4 at 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern), NetSuite's Peggy Duvette and David Geilhufe will walk you through five important online fundraising...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
New to TechSoup: NonProfitEasy
TechSoup is proud to announce NonProfitEasy, our newest donor partner. NonProfitEasy's all-in-one, cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) system can help enhance fundraising at your nonprofit or charity. Beyond just a database for constituent information, NonProfitEasy also includes...
Upcoming Webinar June 19: How to Raise More Money via Mobile
In 2013, mobile donations on PayPal increased by over 200%. Nonprofits can expect that growth to continue to skyrocket in 2014 and beyond. How do you ensure your cause is ready for mobile fundraising? Join the digital giving experts from Network for Good and PayPal this Thursday, June 19 at 11 a.m. Pacific...
Private Foundations Are Now Eligible for Citrix Online Donations
In case you haven’t heard, 501(c)(3) private foundations are now eligible to receive donated video conferencing, online collaboration, and remote desktop solutions from the Citrix Online Donation Program . Citrix services — like GoToMeeting , GoToTraining , and GoToMyPC — make...
New to TechSoup: PhilanTrack for Foundations
PhilanTrack for Foundations is now available on TechSoup. Grant-making foundations can get a year of access for an unlimited number of users at a discount of 25 percent. PhilanTrack for Foundations is an online grants management system that helps foundations manage all grant-related information in...
Fundraising in Difficult Times
Our partners at Network for Good have launched a new gift-giving program. Individuals and corporations can give a tax-deductible Good Card in lieu of (or in addition to) a holiday present. The recipient can then choose where the gift money goes, among any of Network for Good's 1.5 million client organizations...
Relay for Life returns to Second Life
Avatars representing survivors, caregivers, their families and the millions of passionate supporters engaged in fighting cancer worldwide will take center stage virtually, July 19-20, when the American Cancer Society conducts its fourth annual Relay For Life® event in the Second Life virtual world...
Social Networking for Good
Last week, Network for Good and Change.org announced that they would be joining forces to help nonprofits take advantage of Network for Good's fundraising features and Change.org's social-networking platform. In a statement issued by both organizations, they noted that this collaboration will allow nonprofits...
Making Email Newsletters Valuable Again — Free Webinar December 20
This guest post was authored by Declan Murphy, GiftWorks marketing and social media coordinator. Visit the GiftWorks donation page to learn more about their offering for eligible organizations. You can also try GiftWorks free for 30 days. What's the point of having an e-newsletter? How do you...
Starting Now: Results of the 2009 eNonprofit Benchmark Study
M+R Strategic Services and NTEN are about to host an in-person event in Washington, DC from 1:30-3:00 p.m. Eastern as well as a simultaneous webcast of the event for those not in the DC-area. The event will reveal the results of the 2009 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study , which: Provides updated industry...
Free GiftWorks Webinar: How Nonprofits Can Use Pinterest to Raise Money, Create Awareness, and Do Good
Join Julia Campbell and GiftWorks for a free webinar, Pinning for Good - How Nonprofits Can Use Pinterest to Raise Money, Create Awareness, and Do Good on Thursday, May 23 at 3 p.m. Eastern time . In this free webinar you will learn how to use Pinterest to promote your cause, to gain a dedicated following...
Smart Apps for Smart Nonprofits
Mashable has a great article this week about how the nonprofit community is using mobile applications. Geoff Livingston interviewed a veritable thunder of leaders in the nonprofit tech world, including TechSoup Global co-CEO Marnie Webb as well as Ben Rigby , NTEN's Holly Ross , and CauseWorld 's...
Best Practices for Peer-to-Peer Fundraising
Software vendor Advanced Solutions International has published a set of seven best practices for peer-to-peer fundraising, culled from their clients' and partners' campaigns. They recommend: Integrate peer-to-peer fundraising into your current fundraising strategies. Introduce online events to the list...
Webinar Recap: Introduction to Social Media and Fundraising
Thanks to everyone who participated in this morning's TechSoup Talks webinar! You can now view the slide presentation, the list of resources, and listen to the recording by clicking here: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/schedule/display.do?udc=iqy4hh8ybtxm John Haydon and Chris Garrett gave a terrific presentation...
Causes Leaves MySpace: Should We Care?
Update: Here's a followup post with some more thoughts on the nonprofit community's relationship with social networking tools. There's been a lot of discussion over the past week about Causes leaving MySpace and becoming a Facebook-only application. In a sense, the news isn't that surprising (being a...
Spring TechSoup Stock Catalog: Get New Products While They're Hot!
The brand spankin' new Spring 2008 TechSoup Stock catalog is hot off the presses and you can check out the full version (PDF) of all the great finds for your organization today. There's some new, some old (and still awesome), and some updated software, tools, and programs that can help your organization...
Fundraising and Donor-Management Software Promotion
Looking for a better way to manage donor information and fundraising tasks? On October 17 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PST, Telosa Exceed! Basic 2.0 software for fundraising and donor management will be available on TechSoup Stock to eligible nonprofits for a special discounted administrative fee of only...
TechSoup Announces 2nd Annual Digital Storytelling Challenge
TechSoup Global, the leading technology place for nonprofits, just announced it will kick off their annual Online Digital Storytelling Challenge January 13, 2011. Last year, over 100 organizations participated, with top submissions earning prizes from Flip Video, Adobe, Flickr, and GoldMail. The goal...