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  • Blog Post: Free Webinar on October 11 from GiftWorks: Your Nonprofit Stories & Facebook

    This guest post was authored by Declan Murphy, marketing and social media coordinator at GiftWorks . He maintains the social media presence for GiftWorks via Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn as well as their website and blog, in addition to hosting GiftWorks monthly webinars. Join Robin Blakely and...
  • Blog Post: Get Social at NTC 2014

    NTC 2014 is almost here, and TechSoup staffers are counting down the days to D.C. We're looking forward to seeing you! So come, get social with us. Whether at one of our Birds of a Feather sessions, the resource lounge, at #NTCBeer, or an idea generator with Code for America — come join...
  • Blog Post: Voiding vs. Deleting Checks in QuickBooks

    This QuickTips video deals with voiding versus deleting your checks. While I am using QuickBooks 2013 this will work on any version. You want to void or delete your check to make sure your books are current and reflecting your correct balance. When you void a check QuickBooks will edit the check...
  • Blog Post: Vietnam and Indonesia Join TechSoup Asia’s Growing Family

    We proudly welcome NGO partners Vietnet-ICT and the Lin Centre in Vietnam, as well as ASEAN Foundation , Kopernik Marketplace , and YCAB Foundation in Indonesia to the TechSoup Global family. They are all part of TechSoup Asia , which serves charities in the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand...
  • Blog Post: What's So Scary about Cloud Security?

    Keeping your critical data on an online cloud service has sparked ongoing debate in the nonprofit sector, not just in the U.S., but all over the world. Richard Cooper of Charity Technology Trust (CTT) in the U.K. argues that cloud-based services are likely to be safer and more secure than most...
  • Blog Post: Debunking the Overhead Myth

    Wha t Is the "Overhead Myth"? Nonprofits that spend more than a tiny fraction of their budget on administrative staff, fundraising, or technology infrastructure are inefficient, wasteful, or just plain greedy. Good, responsible organizations — the kind that donors and funders should...
  • Blog Post: Free GiftWorks Webinar on December 4: Can Your Board Tell Your Story?

    This guest post was authored by Declan Murphy, marketing and social media coordinator at GiftWorks . He maintains the social media presence for GiftWorks via Twitter , Facebook , and LinkedIn as well as their website and blog , in addition to hosting GiftWorks' monthly webinars . Visit the GiftWorks...
  • Blog Post: Celebrating Telework Week

    This is a guest blog post from Salem Kimble, the manager of social media development at TechSoup's donor partner, BetterWorld Telecom . It’s National Telework Week - March 5 - 9, where individuals and organizations pledge to telework for one week. In celebration, BetterWorld is offering...
  • Blog Post: Backup and Disaster Recovery in the Cloud: Webinar Recap

    Curious about how and when to back up your organization’s data? Wondering how the cloud fits in with your nonprofit or library’s disaster recovery plan? Sam Chenkin, product manager for npCloud, discussed all of this and more in our recent webinar, Backup and Disaster Recovery in the Cloud...
  • 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: How to Manage Events Successfully and Easily: Free Webinar June 26

    This post was authored by Natasha Geraghty-Medved, Acteva ’s marketing specialist. She has six years of event marketing management and social media marketing experience. She has a master's degree in marketing from Golden Gate University as well as certificates in integrated marketing communications...
  • Blog Post: TSDigs: Creating Impact and Effective Storytelling Tweet Chat Recap

    It’s the goal of every nonprofit that creates a video – creating a video that has impact. Examining what makes video have an impact was the topic of TechSoup’s recent Digital Storytelling Challenge tweet chat. The deadline for submissions is February 29 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time...
  • Blog Post: Digital Inclusion Project Wants to Hear From You

    Is digital inclusion part of your organization's mission? Do you offer technology skills training or provide public access to computers? Do you help promote equal access to technology tools, knowledge, and resources in your community? Then we want to hear from you! Please take 15 minutes to share...
  • Blog Post: Countdown to Civic Data Challenge Deadline: Turn Raw Data into Community Tools

    This guest post was authored by Kristi Tate, director of community strategies for the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC). Believe that communities can take better advantage of key data in their decision-making? Join the Civic Data Challenge and help turn the raw data of civic health into...
  • Blog Post: Free GiftWorks Webinar: 5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses on 8/22

    Join Jay Wilkinson from Firespring and GiftWorks for a free webinar, 5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses on T hursday, August 22nd at 2:30 p.m. Eastern time . In this educational session, you will discover what the best nonprofit marketers already know -- that email marketing is a skill that can...
  • 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: Organizing a Free Event? Get Free Event Management Software

    Natasha Geraghty-Medved is Acteva ’s marketing specialist. She has six years of event marketing management and social media marketing experience. Your event is free; that doesn’t mean it can organize itself. A free event has the same amount of details and behind-the-scenes work pressures...
  • Blog Post: Disaster Relief Memo to Fundraisers: Lessons for Sandy from Katrina

    As the east coast continues cleaning up from Hurricane Sandy, those of us who have been in the industry a while can't help but reflect on what this means for the fundraising sector and think back to the lessons of Katrina. Domestic relief organizations of all kinds are no doubt mobilizing to support...
  • Blog Post: Free GiftWorks Webinar - A Time to Plant: Preparing for Capital Campaigns Pt. 1

    Join Brent Hafele and GiftWorks for a free webinar, A Time to Plant: Preparing for Capital Campaigns Pt. 1 on Thursday, May 9 at 3 p.m. Eastern time . The need in our communities can be overwhelming. To meet the need, your nonprofit may be considering big projects like building remodels, equipment...
  • Blog Post: Got Grants? Finding Funding with the Foundation Center

    How does your organization find funding? Libraries and nonprofits rely on philanthropy and grants to further their mission, but finding funding for new projects can be a challenging process. The Foundation Center is the largest producer of directories and databases of grantgiving foundations...
  • Blog Post: Benefit Corporations: Back to Purpose

    Editor's Note: TechSoup offers donated and discounted services from B Corps such as BetterWorld Telecom , Azavea , and — coming soon — Dharma Merchant Services . Historically, businesses in America were given a charter for a specific public purpose that allowed them to operate...
  • Blog Post: Auctions Made Easy

    Natasha Geraghty-Medved is Acteva ’s marketing specialist. She has six years of event marketing management and social media marketing experience. She has a master's degree in marketing from Golden Gate University as well as certificates in integrated marketing communications and public...
  • Blog Post: Coming March 30: Facebook Timeline

    On March 30, big changes are coming to all Facebook brand pages – the new Timeline format. Timeline has already begun appearing on personal pages so it will not be entirely unfamiliar to many Facebook users. However, even users who are familiar with this format will find a number of new features...
  • 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: 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...