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Learn the ABCs of Online Security Threats

Note: This blog post was originally written by TechSoup Global. This post has been adapted and expanded for a Canadian audience by TechSoup Canada. 

Online dangers and security hazards are bad enough, but understanding what they all mean is enough to give you a headache. DDoS? XSS? MITM? OMG. It’s enough to confuse anyone. We’ll help you get the gist of what all these security threats mean, and tell you how you can protect yourself and your organization.

A Nonprofit's Guide to Antivirus Software and Malicious Program Defence

As you may recall from our first post in the Internet security series, we reviewed safe online practices for your nonprofit. In this second installment of the series, we are going to delve deeper and showcase key antivirus software to protect your nonprofit and how to avoid harmful malware.

What malicious programs should my nonprofit beware of?

Malicious programs on the Internet are generally referred to as "malware", and can come in two general classes.

How to Develop and Deliver an Effective Pitch for Your Nonprofit

Presentations and pitches are a common aspect of most nonprofit jobs. Whether you’re pitching to potential funders or presenting to your supporters, public speaking is an all too familiar job requirement. However, just because you’re a frequent public speaker doesn’t mean you’re comfortable doing it. Glossophobia, or the fear of public speaking, is one of the top phobias in the world. Or maybe you don’t mind speaking publicly, but you’re looking to improve your presentation skills. In either case, today we will review some useful strategies to transform your presentations and pitches.

10 Best Practices for Email Security for Nonprofits

Note: This blog post was originally written by TechSoup Global. This post has been adapted and expanded for a Canadian audience by TechSoup Canada. 

Email is a critical business tool for nonprofits. Unfortunately, nonprofits face the same threats to their email security that other businesses and organizations face.

Deploying a central email security solution and following 10 best practices will help keep your email system protected.

Harnessing the Power of Mobile for Your Nonprofit

Mobile technology has become an integral way for organizations to communicate and engage their supporters. With an increasing number of mobile users worldwide, mobile is the perfect medium for nonprofits to stay connected with supporters. In fact, a recent study conducted by npEngage revealed that “9.5% of donations came from mobile devices”.

With such a demand for mobile technology, you may wonder “how can I harness the power of mobile for my nonprofit?” Let’s review a few ways you can make mobile work for you.

CDI Computers’ New Discount Program for Nonprofits

We're proud to announce our newest technology donor partner, CDI Computers! CDI Computers provides brand name, recertified equipment at a discounted price. CDI Computers has been providing Tier 1 brand name computers to the education, medical, government and private sectors for the past two decades. 

5 Tips for Keeping Your Nonprofit Safe Online

Why should my nonprofit care about Internet safety?

The Internet is full of opportunities and useful tools for managing and promoting your nonprofit.  However, it is also not without its pitfalls.  Internet security and privacy threats can harm a nonprofit or other charitable organization just as easily as they can  affect an individual Internet user.  In fact, extra caution is required for nonprofits and charities because  confidential information regarding employees, donors and clients alike, is at stake.

Crowdfunding: How it Works, Why it Works and How You Can Make it Work For You

As a nonprofit you are likely on the lookout for new ways to improve your fundraising efforts. Crowdfunding can be that revolutionary method to transform your fundraising practices. Many nonprofits and charitable organizations worldwide are already benefitting from this essential tool.

Crowdfunding for Nonprofits - An Essential Guide to Improving Your Fundraising Efforts

Over the last decade, the rise in crowdfunding has transformed the fundraising experience. It seems almost daily you learn about other nonprofits that have used crowdfunding to surpass their campaign goals. This might have even inspired you to undertake a crowdfunding campaign of your own. Whether you’re interested in how crowdfunding can help your nonprofit or you’re looking to revolutionize your crowdfunding campaign, you’ve come to the right place.

Social Media 101: Using LinkedIn for Your Nonprofit

LinkedIn is a social network designed for businesses and work professionals.  It allows individual users to create an employment profile (basically a virtual resume), search for and apply for jobs, and read and discuss developments in the working world.  They can also connect with other people they know and endorse each other's credentials.  Businesses can also create pages to show off company information and recruit users online.  For more on what LinkedIn is about, check out this LinkedIn article.