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Accessible Technology

How to Know If your Potential Donor Opened your Cold Email

In my previous blog post, I wrote about how you can find the email address of a potential donor, almost instantly.

Excited to have discovered such a tool, you may have looked up the email address of an important potential donor and spent the entire morning drafting and revising an email to send them.

But you realized there is no way to know whether this potential donor will open and read your email. Wouldn’t it be helpful to know whether or not you got their attention?

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.

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act: A Refresher for Nonprofits

Accessibility is important for everyone - not just individuals with disabilities. For example, when buildings are wheelchair accessible, it benefits parents with strollers. Or when a TV program has closed captioning, it benefits patrons watching in a noisy bar who can’t hear the audio.

[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).

3 New Word 2016 Features to Try Today

In part two of our deep dive into the new Microsoft Office, we show you step by step how to use three of the best new features in Word 2016. Don't have Microsoft Office 2016? Get it now through the TechSoup Microsoft donation program!

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 Nonprofits And Charities Can Build One Mobile App That Works On All Platforms

There is a misconception that creating a mobile app is not viable for the philanthropy sector. We learned, from a fantastic open dialogue on the TechSoup forum about Mobile App vs. Mobile Web (sparked by our Twitter discussion), that there are 3 main reasons people don’t feel mobile apps are accessible:

3 Ways to Give Microsoft Office 2010 an Accessibility Boost

This post was written by Ben Teoh, graduate project officer for online content at Connecting Up Australia. It originally appeared on the Connecting Up blog.

July Net2 Think Tank Round-up: Building a Culture of Accessibility

This post was authored by Claire Sale and originally appeared on the NetSquared Blog.

Friday Feed - Great resources from the web - June 24, 2011

In order to stay up to date on what's going on in the world of technology - and nonprofit technology in particular - I follow quite a few blogs and twitter feeds. There's a lot of great content out there but if you don't have the time to stay on top of things (and even if you do!) it can be overwhelming. So, for those of you who have less time to do all this "listening" on nonprofit technology, I'm posting a blog each Friday with the top resources I found in the last week.