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Choosing the Right Budgeting Software Solution for Nonprofits

It’s tough sometimes to stay on point with so many factors competing for your attention on a daily basis – but processes are what support the very foundation of your work. One of the most critical decisions you can make is selecting the right budgeting software solution ‘out of the gate.’

What You Need to Know About Microsoft Office 365 Nonprofits

Microsoft Office 365 Nonprofit allows you to have the full capabilities and secure environment of installed software along with the collaborative, anywhere, anytime availability of the cloud. If you have some questions about going completely online, especially if you're working with sensitive information, read on.

3 New Word 2016 Features to Try Today

In part two of our deep dive into the new Microsoft Office, we show you step by step how to use three of the best new features in Word 2016. Don't have Microsoft Office 2016? Get it now through the TechSoup Microsoft donation program!

QuickBooks Helps BITS Serve Struggling Youth

BITS Case Study thumbnail"By Youth, For Youth" is the motto of Business in the Streets (BITS), a Toronto-based Canadian Registered Charity that focuses on peer mentorship for struggling and low-income youth with a business idea.

10 Easy Digital Security Tips

If you ask someone about digital security, it’s no surprise if that person immediately relates it to hacking. Currently, with widely publicized cases such as the iCloud leak and the Heartbleed virus, hacking has then become the buzzword for digital security. However, though hacking is the more common threat nowadays, digital security is actually more encompassing than just a threat on our virtual selves.

Three Cool Things to Try in Excel 2016

Office 2016 includes powerful new Excel features. In part one of our deep dive into the latest Microsoft Office, we show you step by step how to use three of the best new features in Excel 2016.

A Nonprofit's Guide to Identifying and Avoiding Email Threats

Technology and the Internet have revolutionized the way nonprofits communicate and work with their volunteers, donors and supporters. While this has proved extremely beneficial for nonprofits and charities alike, it can also make your organization vulnerable to online predators. The best defense against online threats  is to educate your nonprofit’s staff and volunteers on safe computer practices, starting with email protection.

A Nonprofit's Guide to Creating and Managing Strong Passwords

Passwords have become an integral part of protecting people's security and privacy on the Internet. Almost all websites and computer programs that have user accounts use passwords to make sure that only the account owner has access.

Learn the ABCs of Online Security Threats

Note: This blog post was originally written by TechSoup. 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.