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  • Blog Post: Have Phone, Will Donate: How to Get People to Give on the Go

    There are more than 1 billion smartphones on the planet. That means one in seven people on the earth have the ability to do so many things at their fingertips. Here we have an unprecedented opportunity to unleash generosity through technology and make what people want to do, easier and more compelling...
  • Blog Post: Nonprofits and Foundations: Bridging the Technology Funding Gap Together

    Wouldn't it be great if nonprofits, charities, and foundations had a frank discussion about how to improve the technology funding process? The NTC session Bridging the Funding Gap did just that: brought nonprofits and foundations together to start discussing technology funding barriers and to brainstorm...
  • 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: Microsoft YouthSpark: A New Chapter in Citizenship at Microsoft

    This post was authored by Lori Harnick, General Manager of Microsoft Citizenship & Public Affairs, and originally appeared on the Microsoft Corporate Citizenship Blog . Earlier today our CEO Steve Ballmer announced Microsoft YouthSpark, a new company-wide initiative to create opportunities...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Webinar March 6: The Best Assignments for Online Volunteers

    Want more volunteers? Want to give your current volunteers more satisfaction and flexibility in supporting your organization? Want to reach potential volunteers that you aren't reaching now? Virtual volunteering - volunteers doing some or all of their service offsite, via a home or work...
  • 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: 4 Ways to Use Pinterest to Encourage Corporate Volunteerism

    This post originally appeared on the NetSquared blog, which is an initiative of TechSoup Global's, and was written by Causecast . Causecast helps connect nonprofits (for free) with businesses, volunteers, and corporate donations. Lets face it; it’s hard to look away from Pinterest . The...
  • Blog Post: 2011 Online Giving Trends and 5 Tactics Your Nonprofit Must Implement Today

    Frank Barry is a digital and online marketing strategist at Blackbaud . He's spent close to ten years helping nonprofits be more effective online. We recently released the most comprehensive analysis of online giving trends in the nonprofit sector . Ok, ok ... that sounds a little bit like...
  • Blog Post: When Words Get in the Way (Like "Virtual Volunteering")

    At the start of any workshop I lead related to virtual volunteering, I ask the audience, "How many of you are engaging with volunteers virtually?" If few or no people raise their hands, I ask the question again at the end of my workshop. And the numbers always change. Take for example the...
  • 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: Connect2Compete: The Biggest Digital Inclusion Project in the U.S.

    Back in May 2012 we got the first announcements of a huge U.S. nationwide digital inclusion project called Connect2Compete . We thought it'd be a good time check in with the new COO of the project, Brian Vahaly, to see how it's going. What Is Connect2Compete ? Connect2Compete (C2C) is...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Apps for Nonprofits and Libraries

    Windows 8 is here! And besides its revamped look and enhanced features, the Windows Store offers some new apps designed especially for the Windows 8 Start screen (Read about what's new in Windows 8 and how to get Windows 8 for your organization). As part of the App It Up 2: Transforming Communities...
  • 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: Using Data to Change the World: How DoSomething.Org Does It

    With the release of the book, Measuring the Networked Nonprofit: Using Data to Change the World , I'm looking forward to participating in the conversation about how nonprofits can use measurement, data, and learning to for social change. Big Data is a theme I'm seeing discussed this...
  • 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: Nonprofits Should Make the Most of Email Signatures

    When it comes to operating a nonprofit, it becomes imperative to manage your resources as wisely as possible. Often times, nonprofits have limited resources and really have to stretch every dollar. One often overlooked way that nonprofits can use a resource to the fullest is by implementing email...
  • 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: 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: Upcoming Webinar on April 18: QuickBooks Made Easy for Nonprofits and Libraries!

    Interested in learning more about Intuit's QuickBooks ? TechSoup offers a variety of ways to do so, including watching an archived webinar , participating in a forum discussion , requesting CD-ROMs through the QuickBooks Made Easy Donation Program , and reading in-depth articles . Now, you can...
  • Blog Post: Hackathon for Youth September 22 in San Francisco

    For those of you in the San Francisco Bay Area, we’d like to share news of a very special event happening this Saturday at the TechSoup Global headquarters. Inspired by the Social Good Summit and Hackathon beginning the same day in New York City, the Saturday Hack 4 Good will bring together...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Webinar March 26: Public Tech Instruction - Internet Safety

    How does your library address questions about Internet safety? Does your organization offer classes in how to protect your privacy online? Internet safety can be a tricky subject to teach. It is an essential skill to include in basic digital literacy instruction, but determining what content to...