Over the last decade, the rise in crowdfunding has transformed the fundraising experience. It seems almost daily you learn about other nonprofits that have used crowdfunding to surpass their campaign goals. This might have even inspired you to undertake a crowdfunding campaign of your own. Whether you’re interested in how crowdfunding can help your nonprofit or you’re looking to revolutionize your crowdfunding campaign, you’ve come to the right place.
Creating professional event posters, annual reports and blog images are easy when you have the right talent and the right tools (ie. Adobe Photoshop), but what if your nonprofit is not equipped with them? No problem!
When people have limited resources, they need to become resourceful and creative. No one knows that better than the folks who work at scrappy nonprofits that can’t afford state-of-the-art design software (or aren’t eligible for our Adobe donations program) or do not have admin privileges to download and install open-source programs on their computers.
You heard about cloud computing, about how effective and efficient it
is, but you’re not sure how to actually implement it into your
day-to-day work? Or perhaps you received a donation of Google for Nonprofits, but are just learning the basics of Google apps?
On September 9th a crowd gathered at CSI Spadina to hear presentations from Kate Hodgson of iKommunications on an Intro to Digital Storytelling and from Chris DePaul of the Centre for Social Innovation, presenting a case study on how the Centre for Social Innovation dealt with the recent Facebook algorithm changes.
Content management systems (CMS) are one of the easiest and most efficient ways to create, publish and maintain a website. We invited Andy McIlwain (Content Director at SIDEKICK) to lead a CMS Crash Course for nonprofits at Toronto Net Tuesday and this post summarizes the key takeaways from this event.
Are you the most tech savvy person at your nonprofit? Do you suddenly find yourself in charge of tech projects, like managing your nonprofit’s website, social media, CRM and emails? Are you often overwhelmed because you don’t have an IT background? Don’t worry, you’re not alone.
Your nonprofit is connected to the Internet in one way or another.
Whether it’s through your nonprofit’s website, email address, social
media presence, or even a listing on CanadaHelps, your information can
be found online. Hackers, armed with a bit of your information and some
decent computer skills (although not always necessary), can hijack your
accounts and compromise your security. This is why it’s crucial for
nonprofits to understand computer security threats and learn how to