You've come to the TechSoup forum and are wondering what to post. Here are more than a dozen ideas you could do right now (these are also great ideas for microvolunteering with TechSoup):

  • Introduce yourself to the forum. We have a branch specifically for introductions! You could say something about yourself and/or any nonprofits or related organizations you are affiliated with, a little something about why you care about nonprofits' use of computer, Internet and networking technology, or a bit about what you do as a staff member or volunteer regarding tech use at such an organization.
  • Post to the database and software forum branch, and say
    • what software you use to track, schedule and support volunteers (or, as a volunteer, what software is used by organizations you work with) - and how you like it (or don't), why you chose it, etc. 
    • what software you use to track donors - and how you like it (or don't), why you chose it, etc. 
    • what software you use for specialized functions at your nonprofit, depending on its mission - to sell tickets, to track client support, to track food donation inventories, to track mentoring relationships, etc. - and how you like it (or don't), why you chose it, etc. 
    • what software tool you absolutely could not live without to do your employee, consulting or volunteer work at or for a mission-based organization or initiative
  • Post to the digital engagement forum branch, and say
    • how you use Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Flickr, or any social networking site on behalf of a nonprofit, library, government agency or other mission-based organization, or how such is used with you, as a volunteer for such - or how you want to use these tools
    • how you use YahooGroups, GoogleGroups, Ning, or any other online community platform at your nonprofit, library, government agency or other mission-based organization - or how you want to
    • what software you use to send email newsletters to your volunteers, clients, donors or anyone on your mailing list - and how satisfied you are with it or why you chose it.
  • Say what your top tech challenges are in your work at or with a nonprofit, library, government agency or other mission-based organization
  • Share your Twitter lists. If you have created subject-focused Twitter lists, share them if you feel any could be helpful to nonprofits, libraries, government agencies, NGOs or any mission-based organizations. 
  • Post to the digital story-telling forum and say how you use YouTube, Vimeo, Flickr, or any video or photo to tell the story of your initiative - or ask a question about how to use any of these tools or for feedback on online stories (videos, photos) you've posted
  • Go through the forum branch of your choice, or look through the recent activity view of messages, and jump into a thread - offer comments based on your own experience to someone else's question, confirm or challenge what someone else has said, ask questions, etc.

Please also read our Forum Rules / Community Standards, which cover the rules and guidelines for participating in this forum category or any other part of the TechSoup community forum. If you are a software or hardware vendor, it is especially important that you read our rules.

Those are just a few ideas to get you started! Let's hear from you!