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  • Blog Post: Moments in Mobile - Featuring Muttville Senior Dog Rescue

    There are easily more than 4.6 billion mobile telephones being used on the planet. Over 1 billion of those are smartphones. “In 2014, mobile Internet usage will overtake desktop Internet usage,” according to recent statistics released by mobiThinking . And already in 2011, “more...
  • Blog Post: App Resources for Nonprofits and Libraries

    There's a lot that an app can do for you. But getting started can be overwhelming. What apps are already out there? How would apps benefit your nonprofit or library? Does it make sense to build your own app? The resources below will help you get started answering these questions. Apps ...
  • Blog Post: Apps for Going Green

    In honor of Earth Month , we've rounded up our favorite eco-friendly apps. From helping you make informed purchases to saving you money on your electricity bill, these apps make it fun and easy to go green. Conserving Energy Want to cut down on your office's power bill? Green Outlet...
  • Blog Post: Using Smartphones and Portable WiFi Hotspots to Tell Your Story

    More than any other time of the year it's time for charities to tell their compelling story. To quote a somewhat recent YouTube blog piece , "If a picture is worth a thousand words, then is a video worth a million?" May well be. TechSoup has some tools that may come in handy. Storytelling...
  • Blog Post: Nominate a Nonprofit for a Blackbaud Impact Award

    Nicole McGougan is a Blackbaud public relations associate. The Blackbaud Impact Awards recognize nonprofits who have used Blackbaud’s solutions in new and innovative ways to make a positive impact on their local communities and around the world. Does this sound like you or a nonprofit you...
  • Blog Post: The Good (and Bad) News About Mobile Security

    There's good news and bad news about mobile security. First, the bad news: mobile security is a rapidly growing problem. The good news is that there are some basic steps you can take to protect the mobile devices you use in your nonprofit or library. We've spent a lot of time talking about...
  • Blog Post: How to Set Up an Instagram Printer for Your Next Event

    TechSoup Sweden's Andreas Ericsson shared a cool weekend project on TechSoup's Digital Engagement forum that any organization can adopt for their next event. He printed photos posted on Instagram to document a large gathering in Sweden. Additionally, he wanted to make TechSoup Sweden's...
  • Blog Post: Voices from the Community: Security

    Voices from the Community is a series of blog posts highlighting various threads from the TechSoup Community Forums and other TechSoup online community channels. This edition is focused on security-related discussions from the TechSoup Community Forums . The Internet is great because it connects us all...
  • Blog Post: Technology's Impact on Disaster Relief

    Relief organizations and first-responders are working tirelessly to provide aid to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. The staff at TechSoup Global is keeping all those affected by the devastating hurricane in our thoughts as we work to support recovery efforts. Mobile technology, web apps, and...
  • Blog Post: OneNote vs. Springpad vs. Evernote: Which Notetaking App Is Right for You?

    I write down everything. It's the only way I'll remember anything. In the old days, I kept multiple notebooks that sat in a pile on my desk for an eternity. My life changed, however with the invention of web- and mobile-based notetaking apps…and my desk got a bit cleaner. For the...
  • 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: Saving the World One Tech Innovation at a Time

    Imagine a hurricane bearing down on an isolated village. This storm will obliterate everything in its path: homes, roads, power lines, and communication capabilities. Worst of all, many villagers will be injured or killed. After the storm, survivors are cut off from the world, unable to communicate...
  • Blog Post: Everything You Need to Make Your Website Mobile-Friendly

    For the month of July, we've been covering all aspects of mobile for nonprofits: from apps, to strategy, to bringing your own device to work. But we've especially been focused on providing content around building a mobile strategy and optimizing your organization's website for mobile . It...
  • Blog Post: TSDigs: Mobile Storytelling Tweet Chat Recap

    Telling your organization’s story in video does not always require investing in expensive equipment. Advances in technology now mean that many nonprofits most likely have access to basic video storytelling tools. Mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, can be really powerful storytelling...
  • Blog Post: 10 Ways Nonprofits Can Send Mobile Friendlier Email

    This guest post was authored by Mike Snusz, a Blackbaud senior Internet marketing consultant. It originally appeared on npENGAGE.com . Does your nonprofit send mobile-friendly email? You’ve likely heard about the importance of being mobile-friendly to engage constituents. Maybe even that: ...
  • Blog Post: A Field Guide to Mobile Payments

    Have you ever had to turn a donor away at an event because you could only accept cash or checks? With mobile payment processing tools , you can accept donations from anywhere, at any time. Not sure what your options are? We've compiled tools and resources on mobile payments from TechSoup and...
  • Blog Post: Even More Ways to Tell Your Story with Your Smartphone

    Ask any mobile expert and they'll tell you that camera apps are blazing hot right now. If your organization isn't already using Instagram, Vine, or another video/photosharing tool, now is the time to start experimenting. These apps can give your volunteers, donors, and constituents an intimate...
  • Blog Post: Cool App Roundup: Disaster and Emergency Edition

    This edition of the App It Up project "Cool App Roundup" highlights different ways apps can be used in disaster, crisis, and emergency situations. Preparing for Disaster The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers a free emergency preparedness app . The FEMA app includes...
  • Blog Post: The Scoop on Facebook Paper for Nonprofits

    There seems to be a new social media tool or channel every week. Some of them are must-haves, while others might not be worth your time. But when Facebook comes out with a new app, you should probably pay attention to it. Facebook Paper, released in February for the iPhone, is a whole new way to ...
  • Blog Post: 12NTC: Engaging Youth Using Social Media

    Social media can be a useful (though often overlooked) tool for frontline workers in social service agencies to engage with youth, according to Jason Shim, a Program Facilitator at the Canadian nonprofit, Mosaic Counselling & Family Services . Shim shared a case study at the 2012 Nonprofit Technology...
  • Blog Post: Apps for Managing and Maintaining Social Media

    Keeping track of your organization's social media accounts is tricky enough, but things get even more complicated when you have your personal accounts to maintain as well. A social media manager app will help prevent you from committing the absolute biggest social media faux pas: Accidentally...
  • Blog Post: The Upcoming E-Waste and Refurbishment Standards Conference in South Africa

    As collection and processing of e-waste and discarded electronics in Africa reaches worrisome proportions, industry leaders and policymakers from all over the world are meeting in Cape Town, South Africa on June 7, 2013. They will discuss the electronics recycling standards that are emerging in several...
  • Blog Post: How to Back Up Your Android Phone or Tablet

    It can be a tedious chore, but if you use mobile devices at your organization, it is likely there is valuable data stored on them. And unlike a desktop computer, it is pretty easy to misplace or drop (and subsequently destroy) a smartphone or a tablet. Fortunately, backing up your contacts, photos...
  • Blog Post: App Recommendations from the TechSoup Staff

    We thought it might be fun to share with you some TechSoup staff recommendations for apps beyond the usual suspects : Facebook, Google Maps, Twitter, YouTube, Gmail, Pandora, iTunes, and Google Play. This is the first of two installments on app recommendations from our TechSoup staff. There are now...
  • Blog Post: More than Apps: Mobile Tips from 12NTC

    You've probably heard the statistics. More mobile devices are sold worldwide than PCs, and mobile is expected to overtake PCs as the most popular way to access the Internet in the next few years. So what does that mean for your organization? Director of Idealware Laura Quinn shared her ...