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  • Blog Post: Peer-to-Peer Funding Portals

    Pundits and technology analysts have talked about the disintermediating effects of technology for years. In a nutshell, disintermediation refers to the Internet's tendency to cut out the middle man. Amazon and similar e-commerce websites provide the classic example. When customers can buy products online...
  • Blog Post: Learn How TechSoup Can Help Your Organization: Webinar May 21

    Next Thursday, I, along with a fantastic group of smarty-pants co-workers, will be hosting a webinar called Learn How TechSoup Can Help Your Organization . This one-hour online event will take you on a tour of all the things TechSoup does to help nonprofits and libraries around the country (and world...
  • Blog Post: 4 Ways to Use Pinterest to Encourage Corporate Volunteerism

    This post originally appeared on the NetSquared blog, which is an initiative of TechSoup Global's, and was written by Causecast . Causecast helps connect nonprofits (for free) with businesses, volunteers, and corporate donations. Lets face it; it’s hard to look away from Pinterest . The...
  • Blog Post: Meet Us at Boot Camp and Win a Tech Consultation!

    If you're coming to Craigslist Nonprofit Boot Camp on Saturday, be sure to visit TechSoup Global's booth. We'll be handing out fun gifts and spreading the word about how TechSoup Global can help serve your nonprofit's technology needs. Additionally, three lucky visitors will win a free technology consultation...
  • Blog Post: Serving Faith-Based Organizations with TechSoup Product Donations: August 19

    Join us for a free webinar hosted by TechSoup Account Management Specialists to learn how faith-based organizations can take advantage of product donation programs through TechSoup. On August 19 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific time (2 p.m. Eastern) Damon Horn and Bruce Ackley will lead an online seminar that will...
  • Blog Post: Complimentary Webinars for Nonprofits

    ReadyTalk is offering free online seminars to help you build your sales, marketing, technology and strategic management skills. Check out their lineup for October: How High is Your Eye-Q? Your organization's ability to attract attention and engage your audience may depend on the answer Wednesday October...
  • Blog Post: Using Data to Change the World: How DoSomething.Org Does It

    With the release of the book, Measuring the Networked Nonprofit: Using Data to Change the World , I'm looking forward to participating in the conversation about how nonprofits can use measurement, data, and learning to for social change. Big Data is a theme I'm seeing discussed this...
  • Blog Post: Free Webinar on February 3: Is It Time to Upgrade Your Phone System?

    Do you ever wonder whether your current phone system is best suited for your needs? With the new technologies available, perhaps there is a system out there that is less expensive and more robust. Attend this free webinar on Thursday, February 3, 11 a.m. Pacific time and hear from Matt Bauer, CEO of...
  • Blog Post: Bootcamp for Nonprofits

    Register now for Craigslist Foundation's fourth annual San Francisco Bay Area Nonprofit Boot Camp, which takes place August 18 at UC Berkeley. "This action-packed day will coach you in key aspects of starting and running a nonprofit or social enterprise and link you with innovative ideas, tools...
  • Blog Post: Nonprofits Should Make the Most of Email Signatures

    When it comes to operating a nonprofit, it becomes imperative to manage your resources as wisely as possible. Often times, nonprofits have limited resources and really have to stretch every dollar. One often overlooked way that nonprofits can use a resource to the fullest is by implementing email...
  • Blog Post: A View of the Cloud from the United States

    During the month of October, join TechSoup.org and the TechSoup Global Network for our Cloud Computing Worldwide campaign. Check back throughout the month for blog posts, webinars, and dispatches from around the world on cloud computing for nonprofits, NGOs, and public libraries. This is a...
  • Blog Post: Mind Mapping Tools Compared

    We all have meetings. Sometimes more than you ever could need or desire, right? And I've certainly been guilty of taking sloppy handwritten notes on the back of a scrap piece of paper then misplacing it in the paper-eating-abyss I call my desk. Sometimes scrap paper is where some of the best ideas and...
  • Blog Post: Learn How TechSoup Can Help Your Organization: November 12

    Whether you're a regular TechSoup user or haven't heard of us til now, we've got a free webinar coming up that will likely show you something new about how you can get more out of the variety of (free) services we offer to nonprofits and libraries. Learn How TechSoup Can Help Your Organization Join TechSoup...
  • Blog Post: 10NTC: IT Pros Share How to Deal with Technophobes

    One of the biggest issues that surfaced at the IT Directors Affinity Group at NTC on Thursday was that many nonprofit employees are a hard sell when it comes to new technology. So today's Articulating Tech: How to Win Friends and Influence Luddites turned out to be a pretty fitting followup session for...
  • Blog Post: Tag, You're IT! An Introduction for Technical Managers: Mentorship

    Grant Howe is VP of research & development for Sage North America's Nonprofit Solutions business, based in Austin, Texas. Follow him on Twitter and read his first post in the Tag, You're IT! series. I've heard a lot employees and managers talk about "needing a mentor." When...
  • Blog Post: Take NTEN's Nonprofit IT Salary Survey

    NTEN is running a survey on nonprofit IT salaries. They describe it as follows: As a sector, we spend little time considering the investments that nonprofits make in information technology (IT). Yet, no organization today would be successful without any investments in technology. It is an area that raises...
  • Blog Post: CTT Showcases Remote Work Solution as London Prepares for Olympics

    Charity Technology Trust (CTT), TechSoup's partner in the UK, has been devising a strategy to prepare for the predicted impact of the Olympics on London's transportation system this summer. Based in London, CTT has come up with a 21st century remote work solution that was featured in the British...
  • Blog Post: Remanufactured, Refurb'd, Recycled, Oh My!

    TechSoup has been a long-time advocate for refurbished PCs. They're low-cost, they work well for most purposes, and there's a brilliant environmental case for electronics reuse. We offer a whole host of them to nonprofits and libraries through the Refurbished Computer Initiative (to which we just added...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Webinar on April 18: QuickBooks Made Easy for Nonprofits and Libraries!

    Interested in learning more about Intuit's QuickBooks ? TechSoup offers a variety of ways to do so, including watching an archived webinar , participating in a forum discussion , requesting CD-ROMs through the QuickBooks Made Easy Donation Program , and reading in-depth articles . Now, you can...
  • Blog Post: C3 Announces 2010 In-Kind Donation and Grant Program for Nonprofits

    Applications are being accepted for $2,500 in-kind donations of audio, video, and web conferencing services from C3 Conferencing . C3 will also provide complimentary training as needed. In addition to the in-kind donation, C3 will provide a $2,500 cash grant to be used for the purposes of enhancing communication...
  • Blog Post: 15 Tips for Great Email Subject Lines

    Our friends over at Katya's Nonprofit Marketing Blog have given us the CliffsNotes version of a white paper recently released by Lyris HQ . The subject: Email Subject Lines: 15 Rules to Write Them Right . So, if you're like me and don't have a million hours in your day to read the full white paper, check...
  • Blog Post: Rate Your Donor Database

    NTEN is conducting another in its series of vendor satisfaction surveys. This time they want your input on donor management systems . Their pitch: Tell us what you love -- and what frustrates, irks, and just generally annoys you -- and we'll compile the results into a handy report, then give it to everybody...
  • Blog Post: Communicating About Your Green Efforts: Keeping it Real Green

    Roughstock Studios' guide Keeping It Real Green: How to Market Your Efforts in an Age of Greenwashing will help you through the basics of responsible green marketing. It is mostly targeted at for-profit companies, but has some valuable tips that nonprofits and libraries should keep in mind. "Authentic...
  • Blog Post: TechSoup Grant Series: Focus on Priorities and Needs

    L ast week , in the first step of our TechSoup Grant Series: One Hour a Week to Success! , we covered how to prepare for grant work by: scheduling time, understanding the benefits and requirements of grant work, getting leadership on board, and finding help through volunteers and supporters to form a...
  • Blog Post: What Does Your Email Font Say About You?

    Usability News, published by Wichita State University, reports on a research paper by A. Dawn Shaikh, Doug Fox, and Barbara S. Chaparro called "The Effect of Typeface on the Perception of Email." The purpose of the study was "to investigate the effect of selected typefaces on the perception...