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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 Originally published September 22, 2009, this article was updated September 18, 2014 to remove old links and outdated sections.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.

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!

How to Assess your IT Needs and Implement Technology at your Nonprofit

Technology projects are a big undertaking for nonprofits, especially when budgeting is tight. However, any organization can perform a tech self-assessment with the guidance in this post, and better understand the shortcomings of their networks and their future technology needs.

Protect your Computer Systems with Horizon DataSys

TechSoup Canada is proud to announce Horizon DataSys as our newest donor partner! Horizon Datasys is a software development company that provides instant-recovery software that keeps computers in a preset state, which can help you instantly recover from any IT catastrophe.