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Jane vs. Tierney: SkyDrive Review

SkyDrive for document collaboration? Even for those of you that have heard of Microsoft's SkyDrive, you would probably know it as a file sharing tool instead of document collaboration. However, in this blog I would like to share with you how SkyDrive with (or without) Microsoft Office can be a great document collaboration tool.  

Jane vs. Tierney: Collaborating in real time with Google Docs

Imagine this: you write up a draft of a grant proposal, and save it. Your finger twitches towards your email so you can send it to your colleague Bob for review, but instead you stop yourself and share the file instead. Bob gets an automatic email notification and opens up the document...

Social Media 101: Using Social Media for your Nonprofit

To understand how social media can help your nonprofit, it helps to know a bit about what the term itself means.  Basically, "social media" describes a host of websites and computer applications that facilitate social interaction in different ways. 

Do-it-Yourself Desktop Troubleshooting

Computer not working? Before calling support or taking it to a repair shop, learn some basic desktop troubleshooting techniques. Checking out these tips may save you time and money.

11 Tips for Troubleshooting Software

This blog post was originally written by Brian Satterfield and updated by Ariel Gilbert-Knight at TechSoup Global. This post has been adapted and expanded for a Canadian audience by TechSoup Canada.

Before you call tech support, check out our step-by-step guide to troubleshooting software.

New to TechSoup Canada: Autodesk Design Suites

We're proud to announce our newest donor partner, Autodesk! Autodesk's advanced design software can be used to design buildings, infrastructure, products, entertainment content, and more. Autodesk is perhaps best known for its computer-aided design (CAD) software, AutoCAD.

6 Ways You Can Improve Your Nonprofit’s Google Ranking

Improving your Google ranking should be a primary goal for any nonprofit organization. Why is it important to improve your Google ranking? When you rank for more terms (known as keywords) on Google, you will direct more traffic to your website.

More traffic means increased interest, improved brand awareness, and the opportunity to increase donation volume, volunteer requests, and event and fundraising attendees. Put your nonprofit organization in the best position to succeed with the following steps:

 

How to Select a CRM for Your Nonprofit Organization

The term CRM stands for “Customer Relationship Management”. For nonprofit organizations, CRM systems provide a wide variety of tools that support all aspects of organizations’ interactions with their clients. Successful CRM implementations help organizations to attain their strategic goals and to provide better services to their constituents. That requires a clear understanding of who the organization’s client(s) are and what the interactions with each client looks like. 

Jane vs Tierney: Team Jane Reviews Buffer

This review is part of our eighth Jane vs Tierney challenge on social media management tools. Find out what it’s all about and check out our previous challenges on topics such as online survey tools.

Buffer is often compared with Hootsuite as one of the most popular social media management tools currently on the market. As someone who has used both products, I would recommend identifying what the focus of your social media management tool is before deciding between the two. 

Jane vs Tierney: Team Tierney Reviews Hootsuite

As one of the well established tools for social media management that caters to small and medium sized organizations, I knew I’d want to take a look at Hootsuite for this challenge. They’re also a Canadian company, which is always a bonus!