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Facebook Timeline for Pages Super-Guide

Facebook has released its Timeline update for Pages, bringing them more in-line with personal profiles. Here’s our super-guide on customising and maximising what Facebook offers in the Timeline update.

Where Do You Fit on The Blackbaud Index-Canada? Five High ROI Solutions to Close the Gap for Small Nonprofits


Have you wondered how your charity or nonprofit’s fundraising efforts compare to the larger Canadian sector? With the recent release of The Blackbaud Index- Canada, it’s simple for organizations to benchmark their overall and online giving against the several hundred Canadian nonprofits currently included in the index. What does access to this data mean for the Canadian sector?

5 Common Budgeting Mistakes - Nonprofit Edition

Jeff Miller, chartered accountant at GGFL, have seen his fair share of nonprofit budgets.  And, while not to dismiss the complexities and intricacies of preparing a budget, Jeff has seen quite a few budgeting mistakes that nonprofits really shouldn't be making.

IT Security and Privacy Online: It's Not Being Paranoid If They're Really Out To Get You!

Your nonprofit is connected to the Internet in one way or another. Whether it’s through your nonprofit’s website, email address, social media presence, or even a listing on CanadaHelps, your information can be found online. Hackers, armed with a bit of your information and some decent computer skills (although not always necessary), can hijack your accounts and compromise your security. This is why it’s crucial for nonprofits to understand computer security threats and learn how to protect themselves.

Protect Your Nonprofit

Security devices like firewalls are the front line of defense for your network. Learn about some common features of these devices and important considerations before implementing one in your network.

Thar IT Blows! The Dangers of Pirated Software

Pirated software can cost you and your nonprofit a lot of time, money and most importantly, it compromises your data security. There’s a reason pirating software is illegal.

Top 9 Things Nonprofits Need to Know About the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation

Does your nonprofit send e-newsletters, online appeals (e.g., selling tickets to an event) and other email communications? If so, mark your calendars -- the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) will begin to take effect on July 1, 2014.

Bitdefender’s Got Your Back

Bitdefender wants to be the Bodyguard to your Whitney Houston, but your nonprofit is not sure about making the commitment. Will Bitdefender Small Office Security be able to thwart any malicious viruses and malware? Will Bitdefender Internet Security and Anti-virus for Mac be capable of detecting new threats? We’re here to help.

How a Good CRM Implementation Can Propel Your Nonprofit

Many nonprofits are stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) systems. On one hand, CRMs are powerful tools that can help nonprofits effectively manage events, programs, donors, volunteers and supporters, financial data and more. On the other, CRM takes a lot of time and resources to implement and maintain.

5 Key Things You Need to Know About Salesforce

Nonprofits, charities and libraries are often forced to do more with less, especially when it comes to Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) and other database tools. Many organizations in the nonprofit sector do not have the funds to afford robust and expensive databases, such as Raiser’s Edge, let alone hire IT staff to manage the ongoing maintenance. This is why Salesforce is becoming a popular option for nonprofits due to its ability to adapt and scale to an organization’s evolving needs.