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Creating an Event Invitation Using Adobe InDesign

You've been asked to create an invitation for an event or fundraiser, and you'd like to make it look extra spiffy. But you're not a graphic designer by training, and you don't yet know how to use Adobe InDesign. Don't worry, we've got you covered.

Privacy and Data Concerns for Nonprofits

We are awash in a sea of data, and we’re not handling it well.  Literally. Nonprofits, like every other organization or corporation, are taking in more information than ever before, and more than we know how to handle. 

Domain Names 101: Why They Matter for Nonprofits

Often referred to as a “web address” or a “URL”, a domain name is the place where your website lives. Simply put, it’s what people type into a browser to arrive at your site. Domain names make it easy for your audience to find you online. Think of them as the street addresses of the Internet - unlike longitude and latitude, a street address is easy to read and remember.

Jump-Start your Online Presence with GoDaddy Web Services

TechSoup Canada is proud to announce our newest donor partner, GoDaddy! GoDaddy is a domain name registrar and web services provider. Registering a domain name through a domain name registrar like GoDaddy allows you to use that name in the URL for your organization's website.

Join TechSoup's 2016 Digital Storytelling Challenge!

We're excited to partner with TechSoup global for Storymakers 2016!

For the sixth year, TechSoup's annual challenge will help nonprofits learn how to increase their storytelling skills for fundraising and advocacy purposes. We also have a contest in which we're giving away US$7,000 in cash prizes and a new camera. Learn more here.

Free IT Assessment for Nonprofits in Ontario

Is your nonprofit is located in the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga, York or Durham Region? We have great news for you - Overture Group is offering comprehensive IT evaluations to nonprofits located in their service area (GTA, Mississauga, York Region, and Durham Region) and they’re providing it free of cost!

Why the heck is my website doing that?! Coding Decoded

The Internet can be a confusing place, and often Internet concepts, like coding a website, may seem complicated and overwhelming. That’s why we invited Sarah Lesh, a front-end web developer at hjc, to explain the basics of coding, specifically HTML, CSS, and Javascript.

How to Assess your IT Needs and Implement Technology at your Nonprofit

Technology projects are a big undertaking for nonprofits, especially when budgeting is tight. However, any organization can perform a tech self-assessment with the guidance in this post, and better understand the shortcomings of their networks and their future technology needs.

How to Develop and Own your Brand Online: TechSoup Canada Partners with CIRA

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has partnered with TechSoup Canada on an integrated campaign to help Canadian nonprofits, charities and libraries learn about how they can take ownership of their online identity and build their brand by harnessing the power of domain names and the web.

Autodesk perpetual licenses will be discontinued on April 12th

As you may know, Autodesk announced last year that they will be discontinuing perpetual licenses in 2016. As such, the Autodesk donation program will no longer distribute perpetual licenses for Autodesk products after April 12th, 2016.