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What is Open Source? Part 1: Introduction

What is Open Source? Also, why should you your not-for-profit or charity be looking at open source source software for part or all of your computing needs?

A View of the Cloud from Poland

Cloud computing has been around since the Internet, and everyone who is connected uses it one way or another. If you asked someone in a Polish NGO if they know about or are using the cloud, they probably wouldn't know what you are talking about.

Voices from the Community: Donor Management Software

This post originally appeared on TechSoup.org's blog and was written by Michael DeLong, Online Community Manager at TechSoup Global

Voices from the Community is an ongoing series of blog posts culling popular topics of interest from the TechSoup Community Forums and other online community channels.

Toronto Net Tuesday Recap - Preparing for a Website Redesign

It is too easy to get overwhelmed with the technical jargon, design elements, and thousand of options available in the marketplace to nonprofits during a website overhaul, but don’t worry - we’ve got the medicine. A healthy dose of careful planning, and boiling down of your organization’s individual needs will save hours of (mis)communication during implementation.

In Which Technology and Poetry Join Forces

David Brydges, one of the attendees of this week's Toronto Net Tuesday on "Preparing for a Website Redesign" wrote this poem about his experience at the event. David is the Artistic Director for the Spring Pulse Poetry Festival, the largest poetry festival in Northern Ontario.

MEETING SUCCESS by David Clayson Brydges

The digital net was cast

into the Toronto city sea.

Tuesday eve all

captains and dreamers

Tips for Creating Low-to-No Cost Videos for Nonprofits

By: Zahra Leonie Baptiste, Guest Blogger

A lot of non-profits are a bit intimidated by the idea of venturing into the video world, primarily due to fears about the cost. You don't have to hire a production studio, and you don't have to rent or buy expensive equipment. You can actually do it for no money at all! Here's how.

New Microsoft Office now available!

Office 2013 The latest version of Microsoft Office is here! Eligible nonprofits, charities, and libraries can now request Office Standard and Professional editions through the Microsoft Software Donation Program at TechSoup Canada.

Videoconferencing with Google+ Hangouts - Inspirit Foundation's Story

Bandana Singh By: Bandana Singh, Office Manager & Executive Assistant, Inspirit Foundation

Hosting a Virtual AGM - CAPACOA's Story / Tenir une AGA virtuelle – l’expérience de CAPACOA

Live Streaming your Event on a Limited Budget - Maytree's Story

 

Note from Tierney: This is the second blog post in our series about live streaming events. To find out a different approach to live streaming - with multiple backup options for participants - read Heath Nexus' live streaming story.

Marco CampanaBy: Marco Campana, Communications Strategist, Maytree