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Using Technology for Grants

Many nonprofits and charities rely on grants for a good portion of their funding, however writing grants can be a time consuming and frustrating process. Our February Toronto Net Tuesday explored how grant writers can use technology to find and keep track of grants.

If you happen to notice that the video from Using Technology for Grants lacked sound or failed to focus on the right speaker at the right time, it’s because this camera man is guilty of paying too much attention to our speakers last Tuesday. Tech Tuesday was pleased to welcome an inspired panel of non-profit speakers to our technology forum, where we debated everything from the value of following grant writers on twitter to how to partner with large grant funders. The outcome of the evening was one part tech, one part process, and several great strategies for marketing your not-for-profit cause.

Presenting your Message

If the number of attendees we had at last night’s event was any indication, presenting your message effectively is top of mind for any organization. We’ve all probably been on the receiving end of some painful presentations, but being on the other side of the equation is a whole different story. Luckily, our speakers had some helpful and succinct tips to help us refine the art of presenting our message, and presenting it well.

Get Green and Save Money

Today’s non-profits operate against the backdrop of two major global challenges: climate change and the financial crisis. Can green solutions help non-profits stay afloat financially?

This month’s Net Tuesday tackled this question with a panel of representatives from Carbonzero, the David Suzuki Foundation, and TechSoup Canada.

"TwitterTalk" Got People Talking

Event Highlights:

50 Twitter curious people attended last night's TechSoup Canada - Toronto Net Tuesday, "TwitterTalk"; at the Centre for Social Innovation. A panel of Toronto Twitter leaders presented about their successes and challenges of using Twitter to connect, build community, encourage involvement, and to fundraise.

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.

Videoconferencing with Google+ Hangouts - Inspirit Foundation's Story

Bandana Singh By: Bandana Singh, Office Manager & Executive Assistant, Inspirit Foundation

Live Streaming your Event on a Limited Budget - Maytree's Story

 

Note from Tierney: This is the second blog post in our series about live streaming events. To find out a different approach to live streaming - with multiple backup options for participants - read Heath Nexus' live streaming story.

Marco CampanaBy: Marco Campana, Communications Strategist, Maytree

How to Live Stream your Event - Health Nexus' Story

Note from Tierney: Live streaming is a great way to reach your supporters & members who are geographically distributed, and we're seeing more and more nonprofits interested in learning about how it works. We're posting this blog from Melissa and another blog coming up soon to provide two different perspectives/approaches to live streaming from nonprofits who've tried it for themselves. Have your own experience you'd like to share? Get in touch!

Just In: Windows Server 2012 Essentials!

ms_windoes_server_2012_spotlightMicrosoft has released the latest server edition of Windows. Windows Server enables a computer to manage file sharing, print sharing, and websites, and serves as a platform for running Exchange Server and SQL Server.