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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.

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.

3 Must-Know Tips for a Successful Google Ads Campaign: Free Webinar

Did you know that as a registered nonprofit or charity you are eligible for $10,000/month in Google Adwords? Awesome, right? So how do you maximize your impact with all these free Google goodies?

4 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Implement Fundraising Automation

One of the biggest technology buzzwords in recent years is ‘automation.’ For nonprofits, it’s especially important: with consistently limited resources, the ability to handle tasks without manual effort creates additional time for your most impactful work.

A Nonprofit's Guide to Cloud Storage for Security and Productivity

"The cloud" refers to a computer concept whereby groups of large computers specializing in storing and processing information (known as "servers") work together to share information and workloads towards completing a specific task.

The Importance of an Online Presence: Engaging the Next Generation of Donors

As more Canadians turn to the Internet for information and services, it is becoming critical for nonprofits to use the web to engage with the communities they serve. With the help of Framework, the team at the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) analyzed these organizations’ digital capacity in a special edition of the .CA Internet Factbook.

The Cost of NOT Having Cloud Technology in Today’s World

Cloud technologies have become commonplace, and the benefits are tremendous. Organizations can spend less time managing internal computing systems and communications infrastructures, and more time focusing on their mission. This decrease in overhead is invaluable, and it significantly streamlines how an organization spends their resources. But what are the real costs of not having cloud technologies?

How Nonprofits Use Text Messaging to Raise Funds

Nonprofits depend on fundraising to provide social services, whether we’re talking about a public health advocate, flood relief organization or women’s shelter. Much of that money comes from large donors, government budgets and corporate social responsibility schemes, but nonprofits also keep running thanks to small, individual contributions. 

How to Tell if an Email is a Scam

The vast majority of security breaches are not caused by an astoundingly skilled hacker; they’re caused by scammers. These malicious social engineers try to trick people into giving them information that is valuable in itself (such as credit card information) or could lead to a treasure trove of data to be sold on the black market.

What Are the Benefits and Drawbacks of Cloud Computing?

What is 'the cloud', and is a move to the cloud right for your nonprofit or library? To help you decide, this article discusses what organizations should know before taking the plunge.