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An Overview of the RFP Process for Nonprofits and Libraries

It's a fact of life at most organizations that we often see a pressing need and simultaneously recognize that we don't have the expertise or resources to meet the need internally. In such cases, how do we decide which outside organization to hire or partner with? The dominant response to this question for the past several decades has been the Request for Proposal, or RFP. An RFP is a document that describes a project’s needs in a particular area and asks for proposed solutions (along with pricing, timing, and other details) from qualified vendors. When they're well crafted, RFPs can introduce an organization to high-quality vendor-partners and consultants from outside their established networks and ensure that a project is completed as planned.

CIRA Helping Nonprofits Build Their Brand Online

On April 13th, 2016, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) partnered with TechSoup Canada and the NetSquared network to help Canadian nonprofits, charities and libraries learn how they can take ownership and build their brand online (by choosing a .CA domain), and we’re excited to share the impact of this campaign with you!

How to Instantly Find the Email Address of a Potential Donor

Email marketing is still one of the most cost effective ways of reaching out to potential donors of all ages (except Gen Z).

In fact, a dollar spent on email marketing returns an average of $40 in donation revenue. And effective email marketing is responsible for one-third of the total online revenue.

Now, how does a fundraising manager reach out to a potential donor whose email address is not in your organization’s database?

Actionable On-Page SEO Fixes: Significantly Improve your Site's Traffic

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is extremely important for your website's health. SEO techniques will increase your website's traffic when you pair quality content with the proper target keywords to ensure a positive user experience.

8 Digital Trends Affecting Nonprofits Today

Technology has changed the landscape of giving. This isn’t something that’s happening; it’s already here. Nonprofits don’t have a choice about keeping up with tech - we either evolve or become irrelevant.

Many nonprofits feel they have caught up with technology because they invested in a new website. Having a donate button on your homepage is a great foundation, but it doesn’t go far enough to engage donors.

Website Tips for Nonprofits: How to Choose a CMS, Accept Donations and Set Up Email on your Domain

In the past, building a great website was only possible with a large budget and deep technical skills. Nowadays, price and technical difficulty are still two of the most common misconceptions when it comes to getting online.

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.

Privacy and Data Concerns for Nonprofits

We are awash in a sea of data, and we’re not handling it well.  Literally. Nonprofits, like every other organization or corporation, are taking in more information than ever before, and more than we know how to handle. 

Domain Names 101: Why They Matter for Nonprofits

Often referred to as a “web address” or a “URL”, a domain name is the place where your website lives. Simply put, it’s what people type into a browser to arrive at your site. Domain names make it easy for your audience to find you online. Think of them as the street addresses of the Internet - unlike longitude and latitude, a street address is easy to read and remember.

Jump-Start your Online Presence with GoDaddy Web Services

TechSoup Canada is proud to announce our newest donor partner, GoDaddy! GoDaddy is a domain name registrar and web services provider. Registering a domain name through a domain name registrar like GoDaddy allows you to use that name in the URL for your organization's website.