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10 Tips from Our Top Blogs of 2016

As we return feeling refreshed from the holidays, we wanted to start the New Year right by learning from our top ten blogs of 2016. Planning to put on your own webinar? Looking to increase your organic reach on Facebook? We gathered ten tips that will teach you something you can apply to your day-to-day work. We hope you find them useful!

Digitize your contracts with DocuSign!

Exciting news — DocuSign, one of the world’s leading solutions for electronic signature technology, has joined TechSoup Canada as a donor partner!

The Cost of NOT Having Cloud Technology in Today’s World

Cloud technologies have become commonplace, and the benefits are tremendous. Organizations can spend less time managing internal computing systems and communications infrastructures, and more time focusing on their mission. This decrease in overhead is invaluable, and it significantly streamlines how an organization spends their resources. But what are the real costs of not having cloud technologies?

What Are the Benefits and Drawbacks of Cloud Computing?

What is 'the cloud', and is a move to the cloud right for your nonprofit or library? To help you decide, this article discusses what organizations should know before taking the plunge.

Why Your Nonprofit Should Have its Head in the “Cloud”

Over the past few years, cloud solutions have grown in popularity, resulting in an increase of free and affordable cloud tools. While many Canadian nonprofits have reservations and been slower in adopting the cloud (mostly due to lack of resources and data privacy concerns), it’s important to recognize that more companies are moving or integrating their programs and services to the cloud. Now more than ever, your nonprofit needs to understand what cloud computing is all about so you can be as as agile, resilient and scalable as you can!

How Microsoft Office 365 Can Help Propel Your Nonprofit

As a nonprofit interested in tech, you’ve probably heard the term Microsoft Office 365 more than once. Whether you’re familiar with it or not, Microsoft Office 365 is a key tool for nonprofits, allowing the full capabilities of installed software, as well as the collaborative, on and offline accessibility of the cloud.

To help us showcase how your nonprofit can benefit from Office 365, we got together with a few partners from Microsoft Canada, Canadian Cancer Society and MessageOps to hold a webinar. This blog post summarizes the key takeaways from the webinar, including:

Web Conferencing 101 for Nonprofits

Web conferencing is a great, cost-effective way for nonprofits to connect with fellow colleagues, Board members, supporters and prospects without the need for you or your participants to travel.

In this article, we’ll cover everything your nonprofit needs to know about virtual meetings, including what they are, how to get started, and choosing the right tool that suits your needs.

Citrix introduces new technology discount program for members!

Exciting news! Citrix is offering a second discounted technology program for eligible charities, nonprofits and libraries. The Expanded Eligibility Program provides access to a 50% discount on a one-year subscription for new GoToWebinar and/or GoToAssist users at Citrix's current rates.

Top 10 Reasons Your Nonprofit Should Consider VoIP

While most nonprofits know that they can get their email and CRM from the cloud, it’s not as well known that there are cloud-based options for your telephone service as well. These cloud-based phone options are called Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP). It’s essentially a telephone service delivered through your Internet connection, instead of a phone line.

Google for Nonprofits is Now Available in Canada!

Exciting news -- Google has launched Google for Nonprofits in Canada! As of June 9th 2014, Canadian Registered Charities, Canadian Federal Nonprofits, and Canadian Provincial Nonprofits can now apply to join the program, which offers access to Google’s suite of free products and tools.