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Case Studies

Green Care Farms: Healthy Lifestyles for Adults with Autism

When the Green Care Farm was starting out, TechSoup Canada was the first organization they went to for help. Donna ordered software to do her own accounting, operate her database, design marketing materials, and enhance her digital security. She also ordered Microsoft Office, and GrantStation to help expand her donor base. She said this software has been integral to helping her programs grow.

How Providing Access to Technology Helps the John Howard Society of Durham Region Connect with their Community

It’s easy to assume everyone has access to the Internet in a first-world country like Canada, but in reality 17 per cent of Canadian households don’t have internet at home – including 58 per cent of households with incomes of $30 000 or less.

That’s millions of Canadians falling behind in the digital age where almost every aspect of our lives is tied to the Internet, including a vital one: employment.

[Podcast] TechSoup Canada's EnAbling Nonprofits Case Study with the ONN

Our communications coordinator, Matthew Couto, sat down with Tara Masurk of the ONN to discuss TechSoup Canada's capacity and solutions for web accessibility and general communications.

TechSoup Canada is one of many nonprofit organizations telling their story around accessibility as part of the EnAbling Nonprofits Ontario project, which aims to strengthen the capacity and ability of nonprofits to understand their compliance requirements under The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

QuickBooks Helps BITS Serve Struggling Youth

"By Youth, For Youth" is the motto of Business in the Streets (BITS), a Toronto-based Canadian Registered Charity that focuses on peer mentorship for struggling and low-income youth with a business idea.

Huddle Improves Team Collaboration for CERIC

Imagine trying to get feedback on a document. You attach the file to an email, send it to your team and they review the file. Some emailed you directly with input; others replied-all. Now, you have the not-so-efficient task of consolidating everyone’s feedback back into one document.

Sound familiar?

How the Leacock Foundation Uses Technology to Reach Underserved Youth

The Leacock Foundation runs educational programs that reach underserved youth in South Africa and in Toronto -- all with just a handful of staff. How are they able to accomplish this feat? With a lot of passion, hard work and good tech planning.

How Furniture Bank Used Innovative Technology to Increase Social Impact

Learn how Furniture Bank, a registered charity and social enterprise based in Toronto, used iPads and SalesForce to help an additional 2,600 households a year.

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:

CRM Case Study: Cambridge Self Help Food Bank and Sumac

Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) can vastly improve a nonprofit's operations, fundraising initiatives, volunteer management and more, but deciding on a CRM system can be a very difficult task. Dianne McLeod, Program Coordinator at the Cambridge Self Help Food Bank (CSHFB), shares with us her experience with implementing a new CRM (Sumac) at CSHFB.

CRM Case Study: Maytree Foundation and Salesforce

To help nonprofits understand the process of implementing and migrating to new CRM, I spoke with Markus Stadelmann-Elder, Director of Communications at Maytree Foundation, about his experience with choosing and implementing a SalesForce.