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Toronto Net Tuesday Recap: Project Management in the Cloud

In a broad sense, project management is a part of many roles in a nonprofit - your job title doesn’t need to have “Project Manager” in it to need these skills. Whether you have to coordinate content to go on your website, organize fundraising events, schedule programs & services or manage volunteers, the basics of project management apply. To be successful you will have to break a big task down into smaller tasks, manage resources and make sure all the work gets done on time.

Google Apps Boot Camp Recap

Yesterday we tried a new type of event - a Boot Camp, focusing around a specific tool and how it can be used. We decided to focus on Google Apps, a tool that we at TechSoup Canada have found very useful internally and we think is a good option to consider for many nonprofits.

A Few Good Online Survey Tools for Your Nonprofit

Out of free, low-cost, and advanced online survey tools, one will be right for your nonprofit

By: Idealware

March 1, 2011

Free, Easy Ways to Add a Calendar to Your Website

If you want to keep friends of your organization up-to-date on events, meetings, and deadlines, adding a calendar to your website is a must. But who has time to design and build a calendar by hand? Fortunately, there’s no need to do that, since numerous online tools make it easy to build, update, and publish a professional calendar on your nonprofit’s website. All you need is an Internet connection, a web browser, and a bit of spare time.

Visual Presentations Made Easy

Do you need to put together an organization chart? Need a flowchart for training new employees and volunteers about a certain work process? How about a map of your computer network? Or maybe you want to distribute your notes from a recent brainstorming session in an attractive, easy-to-read visual format?

Too Many Tools, Too Little Time: Choosing the Right Tools for Your Needs

Note from Lori: This blog is a recap of Drew Bernard (from Action Sprout) and Jake Brewer's (from Fission Strategy) session "Too Many Tools, Too Little Time: Tools You Can Use To Better Engage, Track and Win" presented at the Web of Change, conference in September 2012.

Volunteering in the Cloud

Cara HicksBy: Cara Hicks, Girl Guide Leader/Brown Owl for 119th Ottawa Brownies, and Blogger at

Another walk in the cloud

Earlier this month, I did a webinar with Artez Interactive on cloud computing for nonprofits. In the webinar I covered:

A Few Good RSVP Tools

Free online registration options for your organization's events

By: Laura S. Quinn and Kyle Andrei

July 21, 2011

Answers to Common Questions about the Cloud

At our recent webinar, A Walk in the Cloud, there were lots of great questions about the cloud in general and some specific cloud tools in particular. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions.