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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?

A View of the Cloud from Poland

Cloud computing has been around since the Internet, and everyone who is connected uses it one way or another. If you asked someone in a Polish NGO if they know about or are using the cloud, they probably wouldn't know what you are talking about.

A View of the Cloud from India

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

Toronto Net Tuesday Recap - Get Your Organization Started with Google Grants

This month, we had Simon and Charles from ConnectAd come in and talk to us about Google Grants, which offers pay-per-click (PPC) advertising grant programs for non-profits and charities.  The guys covered the basics of PPC during their time with us, and gave tips and ideas on how to improve your Google Grant application.

Voices from the Community: Donor Management Software

This post originally appeared on's blog and was written by Michael DeLong, Online Community Manager at TechSoup Global

Voices from the Community is an ongoing series of blog posts culling popular topics of interest from the TechSoup Community Forums and other online community channels.

Toronto Net Tuesday Recap - Preparing for a Website Redesign

It is too easy to get overwhelmed with the technical jargon, design elements, and thousand of options available in the marketplace to nonprofits during a website overhaul, but don’t worry - we’ve got the medicine. A healthy dose of careful planning, and boiling down of your organization’s individual needs will save hours of (mis)communication during implementation.

In Which Technology and Poetry Join Forces

David Brydges, one of the attendees of this week's Toronto Net Tuesday on "Preparing for a Website Redesign" wrote this poem about his experience at the event. David is the Artistic Director for the Spring Pulse Poetry Festival, the largest poetry festival in Northern Ontario.

MEETING SUCCESS by David Clayson Brydges

The digital net was cast

into the Toronto city sea.

Tuesday eve all

captains and dreamers

Tips for Creating Low-to-No Cost Videos for Nonprofits

By: Zahra Leonie Baptiste, Guest Blogger

A lot of non-profits are a bit intimidated by the idea of venturing into the video world, primarily due to fears about the cost. You don't have to hire a production studio, and you don't have to rent or buy expensive equipment. You can actually do it for no money at all! Here's how.

Paradise Lost: Mac Users Targeted with New Malware

Last week, for the first time ever I stepped into an Apple store and sought the help from its Genius Bar for a hardware issue for a MacBook Pro (it was a known issue that affected models of a certain age and a particular graphics chip).