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Internet Revolution, or Modern Tools for Old Supporter Engagement Tactics?
Question: Are nonprofit organizations currently tapping into the collective energies of Internet users in truly collaborative ways by using social technologies, or do you believe that most organizations are using social technologies as tools to conduct very effective but fundamentally top-down campaigns...
Re: Worst Mistakes People Make Designing Word Images.... and How to Correct Them
Thanks, Jayne, good resource. For alt text they say, "The alternative text succinctly describes the content conveyed by the element, without being too verbose (for simple objects) or too vague (for complex objects)." There is also a good tutorial on Appropriate use of alt text . That...
Is Paypal Giving Fund a fraud?
I received an email solicitation to my personal email from PayPal Giving fund, saying that they would add a little something to donations I gave this month, and that all the money would go to the non-profit I specified. I made two separate donations, one on Tuesday, the day I received the email, and...
Re: crowdsource search for missing Malaysian plane launched
Hello Jayne, I have spent a few hours on the Tomnod platform searching for evidence related to the Malaysia Airlines Flight 777. The initial process involves clicking through a few screens, each screen with a few lines of text explaining the purpose of the effort, how to create an account, and a...
"Likes" on Facebook - Still No Impact?
UNICEF Sweden has an image that's floating around the Internet and causing quite a stir: "Like us on Facebook, and we will vaccinate zero children against polio. We have nothing against likes, but vaccine costs money…" It's part of a fundraising and awareness campaign by...
Adobe Captivate 7
Hello Tech Soup. I would really like to see Adobe Captivate 7 offered on techsoup.org. This product is crucial and essential in today's web-based e-learning environment. Thank you, Phil Rincon
Adobe Captivate, or Adobe eLearning Suite even better!!
Adobe Captivate, or Adobe eLearning Suite even better!! Sorry, for some reason I can't type in the body, so this request is on the subject line.
Re: Adobe creative cloud subscription discount would be great!
I'll chime in here too. I work for a small affordable housing nonprofit in Atlanta, GA. We have been very thankful to be able to secure Adobe CS software from TechSoup/Adobe over the last several years. We too would like to see an affordable/donation option for Adobe's new Creative Cloud similar...
Id like to add our voice to people asking for autodesk products. We use Civil3D to design fish passage and habitat restoration projects, and it would be fantastic to be able to upgrade our software and get another engineer working as we do more of these projects.
online registry for donated items after a disaster - how to make it happen?
Stanford Social Innovation Review: I n every major disaster, individuals and community groups all across the country send enormous quantities of unproductive relief supplies—such as used clothing, shoes, bottled water, toys, and canned food—to help victims and their families. Well-meaning...
International Girls in ICT Day April 25 (& working in IT in developing countries)
I am of course a techie by profession and inclination but not without friends, one who stays in the same compound as me in Addis is a gender relations adviser at the Ministry of Education. This of course means that I can not fail to promote and support International Girls in ICT Day which is coming...
small non-profit serving the Autism Community
I just wanted to let you know how excited I am in becoming a part of the TechSoup Community! I joined your group yesterday (Feb 9, 2013) and have been searching your website for hours. Thank you so much for what you are doing! As a small non-profit we continually evaluate needs to enhance this ministry...
Thanks from vocational & rehab site; guidance needed
We've used techsoup at my company for a couple of years, mostly simple Microsoft stuff. We've been around for 30+ years, but just found out about it only 2 years ago. Probably wasted a ton of resources on software that we would not have had to. Anyway, now that we've found it, what a great...
Thanks, TechSoup, from Venezuelan non-profit
Dear friends at TechSoup, Just a brief note from Caracas, Venezuela, to tell you how much I have learned reading your Cups of Technology. We are a minute nonprofit in the disabilities field. We don't have technical personnel on staff and over the years have garnered many gems from...
What would motivate you to fill out your TechSoup online profile?
If you click on my user name that's associated with the message you are reading now, you come to my TechSoup online profile. You can do this for any TechSoup community forum member when he or she posts. However, if the person hasn't filled out that profile, you get a mostly blank page. I try...
Your Feedback on the New Site?
After our new site launches on Monday, January 7, we'd love to hear what you think! The good, the bad, the thrilling? This is the place for all sorts of feedback about the new site. Something buggy and not working? Report that here. Something you think we could have done better? Let us know. Want...
TechSoup Community Forum 2012: Year in Review (& Predictions for 2013?)
It's been a very busy year on the TechSoup Community Forum - and the year isn't even over yet! I was going to do a list of What was hot in the TechSoup community forum in 2012? list, but the list got so long, I gave up. Instead, I offer this: In 2012, as of the day I'm posting now, there...
Facebook personal & page problems Help!
I just have a question regarding Facebook. Currently we have a “personal account” which is like an account you or I would have as well as a page. The personal account was created years ago before I started in order to make a page with insights and likes, etc. The problem I am having is that...
Greatest training video for new volunteers ever made?
When it comes to digital storytelling, particularly videos, we usually think of videos that are just about educating the public and/or inspiring new supporters. But digital storytelling can serve a lot of functions - like international communications, or policy awareness, or new volunteer training...
Video Editing Software ideas
Hello, I recently signed up for TechSoup and noticed that my organization isn't authorized to get any Adobe products. Can anyone suggest any basic video editing software either through TechSoup or another location? I just need to either take the raw file, or vob file and cut them down, piece them...
Web-based photo gallery
We're considering discontinuing our on-line photo gallery service and doing it ourselves. Are any of the photo management software packages especially easy to use in this regard? We've looked at ACDSee and Picajet and while both seem good at managing files, the former appears to be more geared...
Prevent Theft of Mobile Phones
We are a very small, member-supported non-profit with annual budget of less than $10,000 a year. Even $35/month makes a difference to us. In the past two years, the credit card charges that we have been incurring seem to rise every few months, to the point where we are seriously questioning whether...
Is there a product that will help us count our WiFi users? The Texas State Library is now requiring us to count our library WiFi users for the Annual Report. I am looking for some product that will count WiFi users without a complicated password since 99% of our users don't come in the library. Thank...
Accepting Mobile Payments and Donations
We are looking for an option for accepting payments at events. I've looked at intuit GoPayment because we use Quickbooks. Is a smartphone the best option? I'm wondering if any of you can offer other ideas/suggestions for accepting payments/donations at events. J Schneider 4-C
How to break away from Outlook
Can anyone tell me how they cut the cord on MS Outlook while still synchronizing Blackberries to some calendar and contact software? That what software can do this?