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  • Blog Post: The Potential of SharePoint for Nonprofits and Public Libraries - Free Webinar March 9

    Nonprofits and libraries are consistently challenged to collaborate with their staffs, boards, and other supporters in efficient and effective ways. Organizational history, content, knowledge, and files may live with different people, in various email inboxes, or on different computers or file servers...
  • Blog Post: Building an Accessibility Culture

    Just recently NetSquared , part of the TechSoup network, has opened a discussion on Internet accessibility as their think tank theme this month. What we want to know is: How do you increase, promote, and advance Internet accessibility on your site? We live in a time where more and more people are...
  • Blog Post: Unconference: NetSquared Open Space (NOS): APIs and Open Data

    List five ways your organization can use APIs and open data to show your impact, coordinate volunteers, and inspire supporters to take action. Go! No clue? No problem. Attend the Unconference: Netsquared Open Space (NOS): APIs and Open Data at the Nonprofit Technology Conference (# 10NTC ) to learn how...
  • Blog Post: Choose a Green Website Provider

    There are dozens if not hundreds of affordable, reliable, high-quality, green web hosts in the market today. Choose one to host your website. Here are some third-party lists of green web hosts:       b2evolution TreeHugger WebHostingReport.com There is even a Twitter account that simply lists green...
  • Blog Post: Nonprofit Web Sites on the Cheap

    Last Friday, TechSoup's Chris Peters and I spent our day at a one-day conference for nonprofits and community organizers from Northern California who desperately needed help figuring out how to get on the Web 2.0 bandwagon. What we found though, was that the crowd was more of a Web 0.8 audience in that...
  • Blog Post: A Showcase of Nonprofit Web Sites

    Find out what other organizations out there are doing and how they're using the Web through the site Social Change Websites . This fantastic directory showcases over 700 nonprofit, grassroots, and advocacy Web sites around the word. Searchable by category, you can find Web sites by all types of organizations...
  • Blog Post: Develop Your Social Media Strategy with NTEN

    What: NTEN is holding an online workshop on social media using a Choose Your Own Expert format. They've gathered a group of nonprofit social media experts to help you devise a solid organizational strategy and learn the secrets of a variety of social media tools.  After an opening plenary by Beth Kanter...
  • Blog Post: Bay Area Nonprofits: TechSoup Needs Your Input May 11-14!

    Help TechSoup with some UI/UX (user interface/user experience) testing May 11-14. TechSoup.org is looking for Bay Area nonprofit folks to come to their offices in South of Market, San Francisco for two hours on May 11-14 and participate in user testing sessions for some Web redesign stuff we are working...
  • Blog Post: You Can Code It! Free Resources for Learning HTML, CSS, and More

    It's 6 PM on a Friday and you just noticed that your homepage doesn't look … right. The text is wrapping strangely and there's a weird break in one of the paragraphs. Your web developer has already gone home. Do you call her or go through the weekend with a broken site? Knowing...
  • Blog Post: 20 Search Engine Optimization Mistakes

    A Web site called Search Engine Land calls them "fatal" mistakes, and that is pretty true. You really do want to avoid all 20 of the search-engine optimization slipups on this excellent list . A couple of examples: 5. Don't spread your content over several domains. There are times when sub...
  • Blog Post: Forum: Actionable Web Analytics, Mountain View, CA

    If you are in the Bay Area and want to learn more about Web analytics (measuring and reporting site traffic and techniques for building an audience), this event is probably for you. Check out the details below and then head to Mountain View for a session full of information on how to harness Web data...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Webinar on October 27: A Cooperative Approach to Web Design

    Interested in knowing more about web design? Join us on Thursday, October 27 at 11 a.m. Pacific time for our webinar, A Cooperative Approach to Web Design . You can register today . In this hour long webinar, Techsoup's Elliot Harmon and Pepsi Refresh Project Grantee Jim Walker will explore web...
  • Blog Post: Voting Open for Show Your Impact Contest: Who Has Made the Biggest Impact?

    Now that submissions have been closed for this year's Adobe-TechSoup Show Your Impact Design Contest , it's time to give your two cents and vote for your favorite submissions ! Which designs do you like best? Who had the most effective marketing? And which organization made the biggest impact with their...
  • Blog Post: Refresher on Assistive Technologies for People with Vision Impairments

    Kami Griffiths, my co-worker and training facilitator par excellence organized a Meetup last Friday at the San Francisco LightHouse for the Blind , which I was fortunate enough to attend. The presenters, Patty Quinonez and Shen Kuan were both power users of assistive technology themselves and experts...
  • Blog Post: Seven Tips for Nonprofits Going Mobile

    We’ve talked about how important mobile sites are and why responsive design is a great option. To help you get started, we’d like to share some tips on creating a good mobile web site. Ready to take the plunge? Keep these guidelines in mind: 1. Avoid too much copy. Smaller ...
  • Blog Post: New to TechSoup: Adobe Creative Suite 6

    Adobe has released the long-awaited sixth version of Creative Suite, its set of popular design and production tools, and eligible organizations can now request donations of them through TechSoup. Both Creative Suite packages offered through TechSoup, Production Premium and Design & Web Premium...
  • Blog Post: An Introduction to Microsoft Popfly

    Microsoft Popfly is a free tool designed for non-developers to build and share mashups, gadgets, Web pages, and applications. Learn more about Microsoft Popfly and how to use it at a one-evening class put on by the Software Development Forum (SDForum), a Silicon Valley nonprofit that provides a venue...
  • Blog Post: What Story Does Your Nonprofit's Website Tell?

    This post was originally published January 12, 2010, and is being featured again as a part of our Sharpen Your Website campaign. If you didn't get the chance to watch it live, please take an hour to watch the TechSoup Talks! webinar What Should a Website Cost? with special guest Allen Gunn . Though...
  • Blog Post: Optimize Your Web Pages

    Do you know about Google's Website Optimizer ? It's a free tool that allows you to test how different versions of the same web page perform. The Chronicle of Philanthropy published a brief article (subscription required) describing how the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training program used...
  • Blog Post: Nonprofit Commons Health Panel Expo: Join us in person, online, or via Second Life, Wed. May 27, 11:15 AM PST

    The Health Panel Expo planning is coming together and the event is right around the corner! Here are the details!   PRESS RELEASE   SAN FRANCISCO'May 26, 2009'The Nonprofit Commons, a project of TechSoup Global (TSG), today announced an all-day, innovative online event in Second Life to showcase recent...
  • Blog Post: Presentation: Business and Tech Architectures for the Social Enterprise ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ June 3

    On Tuesday, June 3, the Global Learning Foundation will present Business and Technology Architectures for the Social Enterprise , which will address the questions "What is social enterprise?" and "Why is it timely to think about it?" plus offer ways of thinking about business and...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Blackbaud Acquires Kintera

    Blackbaud announced yesterday that it is acquiring Kintera in an all-cash purchase price of approximately $46.0 million. Via press release : Marc Chardon, Blackbaud's President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "The online solutions of the two companies have historically served different segments...
  • Blog Post: How to Create Personalized Google Maps

    Google has an easy-to-follow guide that allows anyone with a Google account to create their own customized maps and share them with others. In the guide, you'll learn to: Add placemarks, lines, and shapes to your map. Add descriptive text to your map. Embed photos and videos in your map. Share your map...