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Email in the Cloud: A Google Apps Case Study

Are you frustrated with your current email system, or find it’s costing too much to maintain? Thinking of moving some stuff to the cloud but not sure where to start? Interested in Google Apps but not sure how it would fit in your organization?

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.

What Is A Hybrid Cloud and How Can It Help My Nonprofit Organization?

Often, when we first meet NPOs who are interested in migrating to the Cloud, the most common question we hear is, “where do I start?”. With so many options on the market, the choices can be overwhelming – should NPOs choose a Public Cloud, a Private Cloud or a combination of both? In this article, we will address this question as well as introduce the idea of a Hybrid Cloud for NPOs.

Top 10 Reasons Your Nonprofit Should Consider VoIP

While most nonprofits know that they can get their email and CRM from the cloud, it’s not as well known that there are cloud-based options for your telephone service as well. These cloud-based phone options are called Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP). It’s essentially a telephone service delivered through your Internet connection, instead of a phone line.

Case Study: Moving Email to the Cloud

Community Living North Halton (CLNH) uses Google to host their emails and no, they don’t end with

What Wearing Dresses Taught Us About Facebook

I have a confession: I have no idea how Facebook works.

I know how it technically works - what post types are, how to schedule posts, how to analyze Facebook data - but I don’t know how to ensure TechSoup Canada’s posts make it to our followers’ newsfeeds. Our goal on Facebook is to educate nonprofits on the effective use of technology and we do this by sharing valuable content and resources on nonprofit tech. However if our posts do not appear on our followers’ newsfeeds, no one will be able to benefit from the content.

15 Questions about CASL Answered

On May 29th, 2014, we hosted a webinar with Maanit Zemel, an internet lawyer practicing in Ontario, on the new Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) for Non-Profits and Charities. This post is a summary of the questions that were asked during the webinar's Q&A period. You can read a detailed summary of the webinar here, watch a recording of the webinar on our YouTube channell, and access the webinar presentation on SlideShare.

3 Small Solutions for 2 Big Problems in Nonprofit Communications

The Nonprofit Marketing Guide has released its Nonprofit Communications Trends for 2014 report. The report contains a lot of cool information, but it was a section on the biggest challenges nonprofits face in communications that really drew my attention.


Google for Nonprofits is Now Available in Canada!

Exciting news -- Google has launched Google for Nonprofits in Canada! As of June 9th 2014, Canadian Registered Charities, Canadian Federal Nonprofits, and Canadian Provincial Nonprofits can now apply to join the program, which offers access to Google’s suite of free products and tools.

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation : What Charities and Not-For Profits Need to Know Before July 1, 2014

The CASL webinars were at full capacity, and we had a very busy question and answer period. This blog outlines what we learned about CASL and what it means for nonprofits and charities. You can watch the webinar at any time for more detail, and access the slideshow, available on slideshare.