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Assess Your Tech: Why Nonprofits Need Technology Assessments

By: Chris Peters

This article was adapted from TechSoup's MaintainIT Project, an effort funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to gather and distribute stories around maintaining and supporting public computers. Originally published September 22, 2009, this article was updated September 18, 2014 to remove old links and outdated sections.

Disaster Planning and Recovery Toolkit

Resources to help you keep disasters from becoming disastrous

Disaster preparedness isn't just about being ready for a fire or earthquake; it’s a nimble, flexible approach to your organization’s day-to-day programs and operations.

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.

5 Ways Nonprofits Can Minimize Cybercrime

According to the Hackmageddon site, the nonprofit sector compared with other sectors represented 19.5% of cyber attacks in 2015. In October 2016, they reported a jump to 42.9% for the nonprofit sector.

Free IT Assessment and Migration Discount for Ontario Nonprofits

>Are you a medium-sized nonprofit (15+ staff) based in Toronto, Ontario or the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)? Are you struggling with an old, slow server? Or maybe you’re trying to update your IT infrastructure, but you’re not sure where to start?

Getting Quality Audio for Your Video: A Few More Things to Consider Before Hitting Record

Before you hit “Record,” there are a few more things you need to consider and test. In Part 3 of “Getting Quality Audio for Your Video,” we’ll explain audio levels, two ways to save your files, the cables and memory cards you’ll need, as well as the last things to listen for before you start filming. 

Getting Quality Audio for Your Video: Understanding Microphones and Mic Placement

We’re going to talk about equipment in plain speak so someone with little or no video knowledge could record good audio by following these steps.

Getting Quality Audio for Your Video: Prepare and Listen

Getting good audio for your videos can feel like an anomaly. 

Audio is an essential part of your video; if no one can hear what someone is saying, they won’t be hearing the message you’ve worked so hard to capture. Don’t let poor audio be the downfall of telling your nonprofit’s story, mission and testimonies through video. 

How to Choose and Register a Great Domain Name for Your Nonprofit

The digital landscape for Canadian nonprofits is changing. Emerging technologies and trends have made it easier for nonprofits to connect with their audiences across a variety of devices, accept digital donations, and gain greater exposure online through social media and an integrated web presence.

Free IT Assessment for Nonprofits in Ontario

Is your nonprofit is located in the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga, York or Durham Region? We have great news for you - Overture Group is offering comprehensive IT evaluations to nonprofits located in their service area (GTA, Mississauga, York Region, and Durham Region) and they’re providing it free of cost!