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Heartbeats and Remarkables: how to cut through the noise on social media

  If you’re counting on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest to grow your nonprofit’s membership, you’re not alone. In a 2011 survey of top 200 charities, as identified by Forbes, 97% report having a Facebook presence, 96% a Twitter account and 92% are using YouTube. But are Facebook and Twitter the answer for growing your cause?

I don’t think so.

Adobe, Symantec and 16 other donor partners open eligibility to nonprofits

At TechSoup Canada, we believe that nonprofit organizations in Canada (registered charities or not) are changing the world every day. Making access to donated software available to the nonprofit sector as a whole has been a goal of ours since our launch in 2009.

New Microsoft Office now available!

Office 2013 The latest version of Microsoft Office is here! Eligible nonprofits, charities, and libraries can now request Office Standard and Professional editions through the Microsoft Software Donation Program at TechSoup Canada.

Windows 8 is Here

Windows 8 offers some new features that may help your staff's productivity as well as the performance and longevity of your organization's computers.

To help you decide whether Windows 8 is a good fit for your organization, we’ve come up with four questions for you to consider.


What is Open Source? Part 2: Case Studies

Now, let's look at some technologically oriented non-profits and charities that are using open source software as a major part or for all of their daily operations. Admittedly these cases are not typical in the non-profit world, but they do show off what can be done with open source software.

TechSoup Canada Wins Minister’s Award

OTF_award We are thrilled to announce that TechSoup Canada won the “Minister’s Award” at the Ontario Trillium Foundation Great Grant Awards 2012. This award is given to organizations that demonstrate a significant impact on the community.

CanadaHelps 101 - a simple way to get online donations

Note from Tierney: this month we are looking at different ways to receive payments online, so I asked CanadaHelps to provide some information about the service that they offer

CanadaHelps is a registered charity with a goal to make giving simple. Our mission is to engage Canadians in the charitable sector, providing accessible and affordable online technology to both donors and charities to promote – and ultimately increase – charitable giving in Canada. 

What is Open Source? Part 1: Introduction

What is Open Source? Also, why should you your not-for-profit or charity be looking at open source source software for part or all of your computing needs?

Opening the curtain on a new act at the Etobicoke School of the Arts

Communication was fragmented. The school was being supported by four websites and a monthly electronic newsletter. As well there were multiple Facebook pages and YouTube channels.

Security: The Scary Part of Cloud Computing

Cloud logoDuring the month of October, join TechSoup Canada and the TechSoup Global Network for our Cloud Computing Worldwide campaign.