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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...
4 Oct 2012
User-Generated Content: Ask Your Questions on Nonprofits Live!
Nonprofits Live: User-Generated Content Wednesday, November 30, 11 a.m. Pacific time Hashtag: #NPLive RSVP to join the live show Are you considering a photo or video campaign for your organization? If you have ever asked your members to post photos on Facebook or asked for stories from your clients...
7 Nov 2011
Join TechSoup Global at #13NTC
It's that time of year again! Nonprofit technologists, mavens, and novices are heading to Minneapolis later this week for the 2013 Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC), hosted by our friends at NTEN. There's still time to register for the live, three-day conference or you can join in from...
9 Apr 2013
Get Involved with the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance
With the tenth anniversary of September 11 just ahead, many nonprofit organizations are looking for ways to continue the spirit of unity and service that began immediately after the events of that morning. In that effort, MyGoodDeed Inc. has teamed with HandsOn Network to develop The 9/11 Day of...
7 Sep 2011
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...
31 May 2013
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...
16 Aug 2012
And the 2013 Digital Storytelling Challenge Awards Go To...
We all have a story. Here at TechSoup, we're on a mission to empower you to tell yours. We believe that you're only as good as the technology at your disposal. So, we want to help match your intended efforts with the right tools to achieve your goals. That's what the Digital Storytelling...
28 May 2013
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...
2 Jul 2013
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...
29 Nov 2012
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...
7 Jul 2011
Three Ways Nonprofits Can Rein in Social Data
We're in the era of "big data." We understand that to some, this concept can be overwhelming, but its power is incredible. If you have the right data and you know how to use it, your organization can be unstoppable. There are almost an infinite number of ways that data can be used...
5 Feb 2013
Nonprofits Live: Green Tools and Technology Decisions on April 17th
Are you working to reduce energy costs, cut back on paper use, or to bring cloud IT to your team? Most organizations attempt sustainable efforts but few create comprehensive campaigns to be greener and accountable for resource use. For the month of April and Earth Day we are focusing on green technology...
6 Apr 2012
The TechSoup Content Survey Results Are In!
We're very pleased to share the results of our TechSoup content survey. We surveyed the TechSoup community to learn more about the TechSoup resources they're currently using, the topics they'd like to learn about, and how TechSoup can best help them learn about nonprofit and library technology...
20 Jan 2012
HealthRIGHT 360: BetterWorld VoIP Case Study
This is a guest post by Salem Kimble, Manager of Online Strategies with TechSoup donor partner BetterWorld Telecom. The following is an overview of a BetterWorld customer, HealthRIGHT 360 and interview with Dave Dayter, IT Director of HealthRIGHT 360 discussing their experience with BetterWorld and the...
20 Nov 2013
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...
24 Aug 2012
Restart Romania Social Justice Challenge Spotlights User-Generated Content
To get diverse perspectives from TechSoup Global staff about user-generated content, we asked Marc Manashil, Community Evangelist for NetSquared, to share how challenges like Restart Romania enable users to get engaged at all levels. When asked to write a post on the theme of user-generated content...
14 Nov 2011
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...
19 Jun 2012
Get the Most Out of Your Data with CRM
In the decade that I have spent as part of the NPower organization, helping nonprofits make the best use of technology to further their missions and thrive, I have seen countless hours of effort and piles of financial resources directed towards solving the problem of “tracking” data...
20 Mar 2012
Don't Be Fooled by Abstract Jargon: Internet Governance and ICT Policy Affects Us All
This was originally posted on the GuideStar International Blog . Most civil society organizations (CSOs) and citizens don’t use high-level jargon such as Internet governance and ICT policy . For them, it’s about having reliable and fast Internet access; accessing health care services via...
20 Jul 2011
How to Evaluate Your Digital Literacy Program: Free Webinar on June 30
Access to the Internet and computer training are key services public libraries and some nonprofits provide. To bolster their efforts, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provided $7.2 billion to expand access to broadband services in the United States. Many groups received BTOP funding...
20 Jun 2011
TechSoup Global Welcomes New Board Member
TechSoup Global is fortunate to have a board of directors matched to our unique mission, as exemplified in our newest member, Todd Khozein . Among the initiatives Todd has helped to develop are LAUNCH (a collaboration with the U.S. Department of State , NASA , USAID , and Nike ), Code4Country (Russian...
27 Sep 2012
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...
5 Mar 2012
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...
21 Jul 2012
Telling Better Stories: Fundraising Tips from 12NTC
Your organization is doing great work, but you may not always be telling that story in a way that resonates with potential donors and other supporters. In It's Not You, It's Your Stories at the 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference , Steve Daigneault (VP of eCampaigns at M&R Strategic...
9 Apr 2012
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...
12 Aug 2013