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  • Forum Reply: RE: Need software suggestions for non-profit

    CiviCRM provides you with a web-based contact, contributions ($$ and in-kind) database, and CiviVolunteer extension helps with that part as well. It's open-source and integrates with your content management system. It's also a communications tools, and events management system if you want it...
  • Forum Thread: help develop a human resource IT system at the Ministry of Health in Malawi

    Software developers - you could help develop a human resource IT system at the Ministry of Health in Malawi, through VSO, to enable better health system management. Learn more and apply at http://bit.ly/1BzEO74 ‪ Please share with colleagues and friends. VSO, based in the UK, is a leading independent...
  • Forum Reply: RE: help- I need someone to help configure Microsoft office 13, Outlook.

    Hi, Paula. Thanks for your work in Afghanistan - I lived there for six months in 2007, working for UNDP, seconded to MRRD. I suggest you post this need for a volunteer to VolunteerMatch , and if you would accept help from an online volunteer, to do the UN's Online Volunteering service . Both are...
  • Forum Thread: VSO seeks 4 ICT trainers for Myanmar to support Ministry of Education

    VSO International, based in the UK, is looking for experienced tech professionals that could volunteer in Myanmar to support the Ministry of Education to enable staff at the ministry to better use IT in their work and as part of education management systems. VSO is the world’s leading independent...
  • Forum Reply: RE: Question about hiring a person for fundraising

    Hi Liana, Have you considered posting for a volunteer fundraising manager? TechSoup is working with LinkedIn to connect professionals, such as fundraising managers, with volunteer opportunities to help nonprofits just like yours! I'm working on this project and would love to help you out! Email...
  • Forum Reply: RE: Being sponsored as an IT person

    First, you have to go through the organization you are helping - they have to receive the sponsorship money, and then pay it to you, either making you a consultant or paying you an honorarium. A business wants to give the money directly to the nonprofit, so they get a tax deduction - they won't give...
  • Forum Thread: PDX event: online strategies for managers of volunteers, Feb. 7, 2013

    To Be or Not to Be Online: Web, Social Media, and Volunteer Engagement Presented by Erin L. Barnhart , Ph.D. (TechSoup Community contributor!) Hosted by Northwest Oregon Volunteer Administrators Association (NOVAA), at First United Methodist Church,1838 SW Jefferson St, Portland, Oregon 97201 ...
  • Forum Thread: Autocad

    Our Habitat for Humanity affiliate would greatly appreciate the Autocad program. We have recently been blessed with the volunteer service from an architect. This is the program she uses. She borrowed the use of the program and created a wonderful venue with everything labeled and plotted for our fund...
  • Forum Thread: video of Engineers Without Borders University Group in Kenya

    Thought this was both a great example of effective volunteering abroad and digital story-telling: students from the Oregon State University chapter of Engineers Without Borders went to Lela, Kenya, to help with access to clean water. Video on YouTube: http://ow.ly/fcFHS
  • Forum Thread: 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...
  • Forum Thread: Insurance for laptop?

    I saw in the laptop brands discussion that someone had gotten insurance for a laptop computer. What is the opinion "out there in cyberspace?" Is it worth the cost/investment? We have a laptop that will be used as the user's main pc as she will be travelling between 2 locations. If the opinion...
  • Forum Thread: check in volunteers using bar codes or QR codes on smartphones at several locations at once?

    We use VolunteerHub for signup and scheduling, but are hoping to find something that will allow us to check volunteers in using bar codes or QR codes on smartphones at several locations at once. Does anyone know of any solutions that provide this? Thanks! Pam Rosenberg Indianapolis Art Center
  • Forum Thread: mobile time tracking - for volunteers to track service hours?

    One of the biggest challenges to any organization is tracking volunteer hours - how many hours volunteers are contributing, and the impact of those hours (what was accomplished? what difference was made?). How could apps developed for employees and consultants to track hours via a smart phone or feature...
  • Forum Thread: best employee monitoring software?

    What is the best employee monitoring software in the market? I have around 12 workers and I want to monitor them in order to check what they are working on while I'm not around. While one of my friends told me that NetVizor is a smart employee monitoring software, and he uses it to monitor his...
  • Forum Thread: How to Remove Personal Info From Google Searches

    Megan Smith blogs on Blogher on how to remove personal info from Google searches . From the intro: Recently I discovered that my name, address and phone number were coming up in Google searches of my name, without my knowledge. It took me a couple of hours of searching, reading, testing and more...
  • Forum Thread: About this Forum / Rules & Community Standards

    Welcome to the Security branch of the TechSoup forum! This branch is for discussions and questions about: Keeping a computer and other networked-devices secure and virus-free, spyware-free, and malware-free. What to do when a computer or other device becomes infected. How to know when...
  • Forum Thread: Develop Joomla Template for UNDP Cambodia website

    The United Nations Volunteers programme has a free online volunteering service that allows UN agencies, and nonprofits working in and for the developing world, to recruit online volunteers. The UNV Twitter account, volunteerplus10 , has been tweeting new assignments every now and then, such as this tweet...
  • Forum Thread: Short term IT consulting

    I am interested in onsite volunteering short term IT consulting 2 to 4 months ,wondering if there is any non profit clients interested in need help with IT consulting-Server,Network, Web or CRM Applications,Process improvements and systems integration,cloud computing-AWS,Google,windows azure,I have 16...
  • Forum Thread: April 23 online event: working with IT volunteers

    On Thursday, April 23 , I will present a free, live webinar for TechSoup on how to effectively involve volunteers in computer and Internet related tasks at your organization . The webinar will focus on ways nonprofit organizations can identify such tech-related assignments, ways support volunteers in...
  • Forum Thread: Volunteer your IT business or department to help Afghanistan?

    BPEACE is a nonprofit organization that works to help people in post-conflict countries develop viable businesses. I've been volunteering with them for a couple of years now. BPEACE is bringing their latest group of promising entrepreneurs to the USA from Afghanistan, and one of them is Azimulhaq...
  • Forum Thread: Excel/VBA scripting help

    We are looking for volunteer help with a couple quick Excel/VBA projects (e.g. looking up data across tabs), for our academic laboratory research. How can I contact programmers who might donate their expertise, or even scripting instructors looking for projects for their students? Thank you!
  • Forum Thread: PeaceCorps SHORT term assignments (yes!)

    The Peacecorps has, at long last, made available short-term assignments, from six weeks to six months, for volunteering abroad, and some of the initial ones are IT focused. You can see them here: http://www.peacecorpsconnect.org/resources/service-volunteering/
  • Forum Thread: Call for IT/IS Chair for Our Board of Directors (Uganda Village Project)

    Greetings! Hope this posting fits here. Deadline is coming up soon, but I will accept applications from TechSoup members through the end of next week. Apply Now To Join Our Board! Uganda Village Project (UVP) is a small nonprofit that was founded in 2003. We run public health programs in rural...
  • Forum Thread: online volunteer to help create some infographics/charts/etc. for an event

    Next week in San Francisco, Steven Clift ( http://stevenclift.com ), Executive Director of http://E-Democracy.org is hosting a session on the Civic Engagement in the Digital Age report from PewInternet.org. Details: http://digicivic.eventbrite.com He is also plotting an virtual gathering later...
  • Forum Thread: Web development expert (volunteer) needed to mentor Salvadoran business (virtual-remote position - no travel)

    Web development expert (volunteer) needed to mentor Salvadoran business (virtual-remote position - no travel) Nick Kristof of The New York Times calls Bpeace , "One impressive force for change." You can be a part of the change as a Traveling Mentor for this Salvadoran business. Put...