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  • Blog Post: Free Tour of the GrantStation Website Today

    Last week, we wrapped up a special discount period for nonprofits to request GrantStation ' an online subscription to a database of information from private and government grantmakers in U.S. ' so if you've got a subscription and would like a quick tour of how to start using it to raise money at your...
  • Blog Post: Online Learning Spotlight: Revive Your Writing, Cellphone Advocacy, and More

    Learn more about technology from the comfort of your own desk. The following is a list of upcoming online seminars that may interest the nonprofit community. If you offer online seminars and would like to be included on this list, contact ols@techsoup.org for more information. Notes from a PC Reservation...
  • 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: Learn How TechSoup Can Help Your Organization: Webinar May 21

    Next Thursday, I, along with a fantastic group of smarty-pants co-workers, will be hosting a webinar called Learn How TechSoup Can Help Your Organization . This one-hour online event will take you on a tour of all the things TechSoup does to help nonprofits and libraries around the country (and world...
  • Blog Post: Free TechSoup Talks Webinar: Donor Management Software Wednesday, 11 am Pacific

    To get the biggest bang for your fundraising buck, you need to be organized. Participate in this free online seminar and learn more about GiftWorks and how your nonprofit can benefit from the many tools it offers. Besides helping you with the basics — tracking donations, building lists of donors...
  • Blog Post: Tips and Tools for Technology Planning: Webinar Follow-Up

    Does your organization have working technology in place, but only one or two people who know how and when to use it effectively? Is there an old technology plan that was supposed to be implemented years ago, but other issues have always managed to push it back? Last Tuesday's TechSoup Talks webinar,...
  • Blog Post: Meet Us at Boot Camp and Win a Tech Consultation!

    If you're coming to Craigslist Nonprofit Boot Camp on Saturday, be sure to visit TechSoup Global's booth. We'll be handing out fun gifts and spreading the word about how TechSoup Global can help serve your nonprofit's technology needs. Additionally, three lucky visitors will win a free technology consultation...
  • Blog Post: Online Learning Spotlight: GrantStation, Community Technology, Storytelling and Social Media

    Are you too busy to leave your desk to learn a new skill or idea? Is your budget so tight that covering the cost of traveling makes attending training sessions impossible? If this describes you and your organization this list is for you! Take advantage of these low cost training solutions that you can...
  • Blog Post: Online Learning Spotlight: Stop Spam, Website Analytics, Plone, and More

    Are you too busy to leave your desk to learn a new skill or idea? Is your budget so tight that covering the cost of traveling makes attending training sessions impossible? If this describes you and your organization this list is for you! Take advantage of these low cost training solutions that you can...
  • 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: Webinar Recording: Producing Webinars for Nonprofits and Libraries

    Are you interested in conducting webinars but not sure how to get started? Well, here's a great resource to help you understand what goes into conducting them and how to get started. In this TechSoup Talks! webinar, Kami Griffiths from TechSoup interviewed Emily Inlow-Hood, formerly of WebJunction and...
  • Blog Post: One More Chance to Get Microsoft Donation Program Questions Answered!

    On Thursday, August 4, I had the pleasure of assisting in the webinar, Microsoft Donation Program: How Does It Work? With nearly 300 attendees, we had a tremendous response to this webinar, and I wanted to take a moment to thank Meg Creelman and Kami Griffiths, who did a wonderful job presenting...
  • Blog Post: Free Webinars for South Dakota!

    Kivi at Nonprofit Marketing Guide wants nonprofits in all 50 states to attend her webinars this year. Unfortunately, she's still missing eight , so she's making a special offer to organizations in those states. I don't even know where half of these states are and I certainly can't be bothered to list...
  • Blog Post: Complimentary Webinars for Nonprofits

    ReadyTalk is offering free online seminars to help you build your sales, marketing, technology and strategic management skills. Check out their lineup for October: How High is Your Eye-Q? Your organization's ability to attract attention and engage your audience may depend on the answer Wednesday October...
  • Blog Post: Step-by-Step for Conducting Webinars - September 10

    A few months ago we conducted a webinar called Producing Webinars for Nonprofits & Libraries where we discussed the best production practices for delivering webinars and how to inspire participant interaction and engagement before, during, and after the event. We heard from experts that have used...
  • Blog Post: Bootcamp for Nonprofits

    Register now for Craigslist Foundation's fourth annual San Francisco Bay Area Nonprofit Boot Camp, which takes place August 18 at UC Berkeley. "This action-packed day will coach you in key aspects of starting and running a nonprofit or social enterprise and link you with innovative ideas, tools...
  • Blog Post: Transferring Funds in QuickBooks

    This QuickTips deals with transferring funds from one bank account to another. This tip will work with any version of QuickBooks. If you write an actual check to transfer the money from your checking account to another account, make sure you choose the account you are depositing to as the expense...
  • Blog Post: 10NTC: IT Pros Share How to Deal with Technophobes

    One of the biggest issues that surfaced at the IT Directors Affinity Group at NTC on Thursday was that many nonprofit employees are a hard sell when it comes to new technology. So today's Articulating Tech: How to Win Friends and Influence Luddites turned out to be a pretty fitting followup session for...
  • 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: Tag, You're IT! An Introduction for Technical Managers: Mentorship

    Grant Howe is VP of research & development for Sage North America's Nonprofit Solutions business, based in Austin, Texas. Follow him on Twitter and read his first post in the Tag, You're IT! series. I've heard a lot employees and managers talk about "needing a mentor." When...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Server 2010 Learning Resources

    Microsoft just released SharePoint 2010, the latest version of its enterprise-level content-management, search, and collaboration platform. TechSoup has donations of SharePoint 2010 Standard Edition , SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise Edition and SharePoint Workspace 2010 to eligible nonprofits and libraries...
  • Blog Post: Free Webinar: Using Mobile Technologies for Outreach and Education - July 16

    You keep hearing how mobile phones are a great way to reach a large audience of people, but how can your nonprofit or library use this technology, and where do you start? Join Kami Griffiths on Thursday, July 16 for a webinar about using mobile technologies for outreach and education. She will interview...
  • Blog Post: C3 Announces 2010 In-Kind Donation and Grant Program for Nonprofits

    Applications are being accepted for $2,500 in-kind donations of audio, video, and web conferencing services from C3 Conferencing . C3 will also provide complimentary training as needed. In addition to the in-kind donation, C3 will provide a $2,500 cash grant to be used for the purposes of enhancing communication...
  • Blog Post: Free Webinar Tomorrow: Understanding the ROI of Social Media

    You understand how to track the success of your programs, but when it comes to social media you're at a loss. How do you show that this new technology is something worth the staff time invested? If you are interested in implementing a social media program (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Digg) but are unsure...