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  • Blog Post: Free, Upcoming Webinars from CharityHowTo

    You know that TechSoup offers great free webinars for the nonprofit community. But we're by far not the only ones out there who do so! One great example is CharityHowTo . Who is CharityHowTo? They are an organization that provides training resources and webinars surrounding topics of interest...
  • Blog Post: Join TechSoup's Focus Group at Our San Francisco HQ!

    Do you work for a nonprofit in the SF Bay area? Would you like to participate in a discussion with other local nonprofits, and help TechSoup at the same time? If so, we'd love to meet you in person and ask you a few questions about where you go for technology information. Twelve participants...
  • Blog Post: Free GiftWorks Webinar October 23: Drive Action and Raise Awareness with Landing Pages

    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: App It Up Presents: Apps By and For Nonprofits

    We've talked a lot about mobile apps during the App It Up project. But apps come in many other forms. Browser plug-ins, widgets, web apps, and templates: all of these are apps, too. And they all have the potential to help your organization do its work more efficiently and easily. That's why...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Corporate and Foundation Grantseeking: Free Webinar July 12

    This post was authored by Declan Murphy, marketing and social media coordinator for Giftworks . He maintains social media presence for Giftworks via Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn as well as their website and blog, in addition to hosting GiftWorks monthly webinars. After foundation endowments and...
  • Blog Post: BiGTech India Connects Nonprofits with IT Students

    Joy of Giving Week is a "festival of philanthropy" held October 2 through 8 all over India in conjunction with Mohandas Gandhi's birthday. Nonprofits, government agencies, schools, and corporations organize events bringing awareness to fundraising and volunteering. To celebrate, TechSoup's...
  • 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: 12NTC: Open-Source Mobile Apps for Social Change

    "The mobile tools to solve social problems are already out there." Or so said Aaron Pava , a strategist at CivicActions in his 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference session, Open Source Mobile Apps for Social Change . In his session, he shared these tips, strategies, and tools for nonprofits...
  • Blog Post: Free GiftWorks Webinar on November 6: Growing Your Nonprofit List

    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: npEXPERTS Series: Online Marketing Insights from Nonprofit Experts

    Blackbaud recently published npEXPERTS , a free e-book featuring ways nonprofits can connect with supporters, activate their donor bases and raise more money online. The e-book features contributions from 20 of the foremost online marketing experts from around the sector. Over the next few weeks...
  • Blog Post: Vote for TechSoup's Sessions for the 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference!

    The 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference is coming to TechSoup’s hometown of San Francisco in April and we couldn’t be more excited! The Nonprofit Technology Conference ( 12NTC ), organized by the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN), brings together nonprofit leaders from far and wide...
  • Blog Post: How to Conduct a Technology Assessment: Tech Planning 4 Your Mission Part 2/3

    Welcome to part two of our technology planning series. Now that you have defined how technology can help you achieve your goals, and you know what a technology plan is and why it’s important, let’s talk about a central part of your plan. How to Conduct a Technology Assessment...
  • Blog Post: Making the Most of TechSoup: Webinar Recap

    Last week we held a webinar on Making the Most of TechSoup . During this event, TechSoup staffers Lara Franklin and Shala Harris provided some helpful tips on navigating the TechSoup website and product pages. They also answered some great questions from webinar participants. Missed the webinar? You...
  • Blog Post: Technology, Data, and Indian Nonprofits: Enabling Philanthropy

    Technology product donations, training, and nonprofit data are all part of TechSoup Global's offering to civil society in India. Our BigTech program is run by our local partner, the NASSCOM Foundation in India. And the GuideStar India program was launched by our partner, Civil Society Information...
  • Blog Post: Before the Pixels: The Importance of Strategy in Web Design

    Kelley Jarrett is Guide Creative's market manager. Guide Creative is Blackbaud 's design agency. This week, Guide Creative presented a whole series on the most important elements of web design and visual strategy. If you missed it, read on about creating and designing a successful, engaging...
  • Blog Post: Trends in Volunteering

    Americans of all ages donate their time to schools, churches, hospitals, and other local nonprofits in an effort to improve their communities. Everyday, people across the country mentor students, beautify neighborhoods, help older Americans to live independently, restore homes after disasters...
  • Blog Post: Finding Your Voice – Upcoming Guide Series on the Importance of Branding Your Nonprofit

    Kelley Jarrett is market manager for Guide Creative , a design agency that serves nonprofits in creative design from strategy and branding to web and print design, social and mobile strategy to analyzing results for success. Guide Creative is the new design agency for Blackbaud . Follow Kelley on Twitter...
  • Blog Post: Preparing for Disaster: Tech Planning 4 Your Mission Part 3/3

    Welcome to the final blog in our technology planning series. You now know how to develop a well-thought-out plan and how to conduct a technology assessment . Now let’s look at technology disaster preparedness . Preparing for Disaster We don’t mean the power-surge-ate-my-blog-post...