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Accidental Techie: Explaining Microsoft Software Assurance

Today we're going to briefly go over how to upgrade your eligible Microsoft licenses using Microsoft’s Software Assurance (SA) Program. That sounds great, but the first question you might have is How?

Accidental Techie: Help! I can't install Microsoft Office!

Welcome back! The last few weeks I've been getting a lot of calls and emails about issues around Microsoft Office, so I thought I'd focus on the most common issues in a little more depth, here.

Accidental Techie: How Do I Track My Microsoft Allotment, and How Often Can I Order?

Hello and welcome back!

This week I'd like to address the most common question I've received to date: How Do I Track My Microsoft Allotment, and How Often Can I Order?

There have been a lot of changes to the donations program since we launched, and one of the biggest is that you are no longer limited to ordering from Microsoft once every year.

5 Signs You Have Outgrown Your Current Software

Though many small nonprofits can justify the cost of tangible work-related expenses like furniture and office supplies, many find it harder to justify spending money on new software. Unfortunately, clinging to outdated software can potentially cost you thousands of dollars in the long run by causing your operations to be inefficient and unproductive, putting you at a disadvantage before you’ve even engaged with future donors and supporters.

Five Tips for Improving Your Nonprofit Organization’s Content Marketing

You are standing at a crosswalk waiting for the light to turn green. Suddenly, a stranger approaches you. He is well dressed and good looking, and he speaks very well when he politely asks you for a moment of your time. You grant him a moment, and he explains to you that he is raising money for a nonprofit organization. You’ve heard the name of this group before, but you aren’t sure what it really does. The stranger gives you a flyer detailing the organization’s work and asks if you have any change to spare.

10 Tech Tips from the Top Blogs of 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, we’re looking back and sharing our tech tips from the top ten blogs of this year. Some of the highlights were strategies on how to prepare for Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation, working in the cloud, and becoming more effective in how we implement new systems. We hope you enjoy and find these tips useful!

Google AdWords for Nonprofits: Tips on How to Succeed

So you’ve successfully set up your Google AdWords account and now you’re looking to make sure your campaign(s) are as successful as possible. We’ve got your back! This summarizes Part 2 in our 3-part webinar series on using Google AdWords by Simon Choy from ConnectAd

Storing Up Support for Kids with Cancer: ACCO's Shopify Store Experience

The American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO) uses Shopify to manage its online store and has raised around $30,000 to date! Our colleagues at TechSoup Global asked ACCO's about their Shopify experience, and this is what Liz Dicus, administrative coordinator at ACCO, had to say:

Google AdWords For Nonprofits 101

Google AdWords Grants gives eligible nonprofits $10,000 per month in free Google AdWords advertising to promote themselves at the top of Google search results pages. That is a potential annual ad budget of $120,000 that nonprofits can use to attract donors, recruit volunteers and connect with clients. Sounds too good to be true? The good news is that it’s true, and many nonprofits are already benefitting from this donation.

Chimp 101 - Empower Your Online Donors Your Way

Editor’s note: This month, TechSoup Canada is looking at ways to help with your year-end fundraising campaigns, so we asked Chimp to provide some information about the service they offer.

Canada is full of world changers -- and each one gives in a way that fits their unique giving personality.

Chimp helps charities by offering practical tools that match individual, group and organizational giving preferences.