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  • Blog Post: Digital Media and Learning Competition: Applications Now Open!

    This post was written by Amy Sample Ward and was originally posted on the NetSquared Blog . The third Digital Media and Learning Competition , from the MacArthur Foundation, is now accepting applications. In partnering with the White House, National Lab Day, and videogame makers Sony and EA, the Digital...
  • Blog Post: Free Webinar: Develop Your Own Online Database with Alpha Five

    Attend this free webinar and learn about Alpha Five, a piece of software that helps you create your own software. It can also be described as a database development tool similar to Microsoft Access and Filemaker Pro. Alpha Five’s toolset lets you create desktop-based and Web-based applications...
  • Blog Post: NTEN Office Hours

    Don't forget, you can join our good friends at NTEN almost every day for their live office hours sessions. Each day, a nonprofit technology expert spends an hour in NTEN's chat room, ready to help out your nonprofit in his or her area of expertise. Traci Magleby will be available to discuss off-site...
  • Blog Post: Install and Use Skype: Free to Use, Easy to Install

    I use Skype all the time, especially when I am telecommuting. It let's me have a brief exchange (instant message) with a co-worker without the time investment of finding their phone number and getting involved in a long conversation. If I need to speak with them using voice, I can do that using Skype...
  • Blog Post: Online Learning Spotlight: Revive Your Writing, Cellphone Advocacy, and More

    Learn more about technology from the comfort of your own desk. The following is a list of upcoming online seminars that may interest the nonprofit community. If you offer online seminars and would like to be included on this list, contact ols@techsoup.org for more information. Notes from a PC Reservation...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Post on Idealware.org Blog from Gavin Clabaugh

    On July 22, Laura Quinn from Idealware posted a message to their blog titled " A Microsoft SharePoint Overview " which was re-posted from the NTEN Discuss discussion list and Gavin Clabaugh . If you're interested in learning more about SharePoint, join us for the  free webinar tomorrow morning, An Introduction...
  • Blog Post: Free TechSoup Talks Webinar: Donor Management Software Wednesday, 11 am Pacific

    To get the biggest bang for your fundraising buck, you need to be organized. Participate in this free online seminar and learn more about GiftWorks and how your nonprofit can benefit from the many tools it offers. Besides helping you with the basics — tracking donations, building lists of donors...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Seminars from Idealware

    Idealware is offering an extensive lineup of online seminars in January. Learn about them below, or visit www.idealware.org/online_seminars to view the complete lineup through February. Tools to Manage a Website Without Technical Skills: Introduction to Content Management Systems Wednesday, January 16th...
  • Blog Post: Online Learning Spotlight: GrantStation, Community Technology, Storytelling and Social Media

    Are you too busy to leave your desk to learn a new skill or idea? Is your budget so tight that covering the cost of traveling makes attending training sessions impossible? If this describes you and your organization this list is for you! Take advantage of these low cost training solutions that you can...
  • Blog Post: Online Learning Spotlight: Stop Spam, Website Analytics, Plone, and More

    Are you too busy to leave your desk to learn a new skill or idea? Is your budget so tight that covering the cost of traveling makes attending training sessions impossible? If this describes you and your organization this list is for you! Take advantage of these low cost training solutions that you can...
  • Blog Post: Learn to Use Adobe Software

    Editor's note (March 12, 2014) : The Adobe Foundation's Nonprofit Training Program described in this blog post is no longer active. You can still get access to Adobe product training at TechSoup through an Atomic Training donation . New to TechSoup — the Adobe Foundation's...
  • Blog Post: Webinar Recording: Producing Webinars for Nonprofits and Libraries

    Are you interested in conducting webinars but not sure how to get started? Well, here's a great resource to help you understand what goes into conducting them and how to get started. In this TechSoup Talks! webinar, Kami Griffiths from TechSoup interviewed Emily Inlow-Hood, formerly of WebJunction and...
  • Blog Post: New Improvements to ReadyTalk Donations

    ReadyTalk has just enhanced their product donation at TechSoup Stock. Now, a donated account lets you host free Web conferences for up to 15 participants (previously, only three participants were allowed in a free conference). Furthermore, the fee for additional participants has been lowered to six cents...
  • Blog Post: Do-Gooders, Start Your Engines!

    Today is the first day of the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference in Atlanta! Have fun, learn much, share often, and connect . If you'd like a recap of where to find TechSoup Global during # 10NTC , please visit http://blog.techsoup.org/node/1225 .
  • Blog Post: Step-by-Step for Conducting Webinars - September 10

    A few months ago we conducted a webinar called Producing Webinars for Nonprofits & Libraries where we discussed the best production practices for delivering webinars and how to inspire participant interaction and engagement before, during, and after the event. We heard from experts that have used...
  • Blog Post: Free Webinar: Using Mobile Technologies for Outreach and Education - July 16

    You keep hearing how mobile phones are a great way to reach a large audience of people, but how can your nonprofit or library use this technology, and where do you start? Join Kami Griffiths on Thursday, July 16 for a webinar about using mobile technologies for outreach and education. She will interview...
  • Blog Post: Games for Change: Al Gore, Supporting Vets, and Making Civics Fun

    On Monday, June 20 I had the pleasure of attending the opening sessions of the Games for Change pre-conference at NYU, on behalf of TechSoup . The Games for Change festival is the premiere gathering place for developers, activists, educators, funders, policymakers, and gamers in the field of "serious...
  • Blog Post: Free Webinar Tomorrow: Understanding the ROI of Social Media

    You understand how to track the success of your programs, but when it comes to social media you're at a loss. How do you show that this new technology is something worth the staff time invested? If you are interested in implementing a social media program (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Digg) but are unsure...
  • Blog Post: Do Your Outreach Plans Include Webinars? If Not, They Should

    A great way to reach out to your constituents, funders, activists, and supporters is to engage them in online seminars, or webinars . What's so great about webinars? Well, webinars can cover any topic you want — from training your board of directors on how to be great advocates for your mission...
  • Blog Post: New Year's Technology Resolution #3: This Year, We Will Manage Our Finances Better

    2010 is the year to make sure your finances are in tip-top shape, and TechSoup is here to help. For all your organization's accounting and finance needs, from banking and expense reports to donations processing, inventory tracking, and payroll, we have the software and learning tools to help your small...
  • Blog Post: Webinar Wrap-Up: Online Collaboration with Office Live Workspace

    Thanks to everyone who participated in this morning's webinar about using Miscrosoft's Office Live Workspace (OLW). You can now find the archived recording and slides from the presentation here: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/schedule/display.do?udc=esrhq125z5ve Learn how to use it, get some questions answered...
  • Blog Post: To Tweet or Not to Tweet: TechSoup Talks Twitter

    To Tweet or Not to Tweet --that is the question posed by Michaela G. Hackner in TechSoup's online event: TechSoup Talks Twitter . Michaela , along with Marshall Kirkpatrick , hosted the free, all-day, asynchronous online event in the TechSoup Emerging Technologies forum . The forums event followed up...
  • Blog Post: Free Webinar: An Introduction to SharePoint 2007 - July 22

    Microsoft Office SharePoint Server is a comprehensive set of tools that ' when supported and deployed well ' can help nonprofits and libraries simplify collaborative efforts, organize documents and institutional knowledge, and manage electronic content. Microsoft makes SharePoint available for donation...
  • Blog Post: The Impact of E-Learning on Organizations

    Does your organization partake in any e-learning? If you currently don't offer e-learning to staff or management, you might consider it. Leap of Reason , an organization focused on supporting leaders and funders, recently published The Beyond-the-Hype Potential of E-Learning report. The report...
  • Blog Post: Do You Have California Clients, Friends, or Family Who Need a Computer?

    If your answer is yes, then here's a great resource for you. In case you didn't know already, TechSoup.org has a new section available (through generous support for the California Emerging Technology Fund ) that lists locations of Community Microsoft Authorized Refurbishers who not only provide quality...