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Take your first step into data visualization with Microsoft’s Power BI

Power BI is a collection of business intelligence and data visualization tools by Microsoft. With Power BI, you can take data from virtually any source (Excel, or other third party databases) and transform them into interactive dashboards and visually immersive reports. It’s user-friendly, offers intuitive drag-and-drop features, boasts robust functionality, and has self-service capabilities, making it one of the best data viz solutions for nonprofits.

10 Tips and Tricks for Microsoft Office Online

Office Online is the free, cloud version of Microsoft’s popular Office desktop products. While Office Online has reduced functionality compared to its desktop equivalent, you might also be surprised by the number of features that are available, which is why in this post, I’d like to share ten tips and tricks to help you get the most out of Office Online!

4 Free Tools for Your Nonprofit Tech Team

I feel it’s only fitting for me to wrap up ths February Freebies series by sharing four free tools that can help your nonprofit tech team identify threats, manage your nonprofit’s user accounts, remotely troubleshoot your computers and keep track of your IT inventory.

5 Free Tools for Your Nonprofit Program Team

In my previous February Freebies post, I shared six free graphic editing tools for your marketing and communications team. For this post, I’d like to focus on the dedicated folks at the center of every nonprofit operation: the program team!

6 Free Tools for Your Marketing and Communications Team

ThumbnailIn this blog post, we share free tools that can help your marketing and communications team create beautiful designs. These browser-based tools come ready with pre-made templates that you can easily customize, and a plethora of stock photos and graphics in their library.

Office Standard vs. Office Professional vs. Office Online

The latest versions of Office Suite, available through TechSoup Canada's Microsoft Software Donation Program, are the installed desktop version of the software. Office Online, on the other hand, is a browser-based version of Microsoft Office, which can be used for free or included in a subscription of Office 365. Which version makes the most sense for your organization?

Fight for privacy and secure your mail with Tutanota

All nonprofits manage sensitive data, from donor information to employment records. Some organizations, however, work with data that requires an extra layer of privacy and protection. For example, if a political advocacy group, human rights organization, or nonprofit that help people escape domestic violence were to have its data compromised, the consequences could be life-or-death.

Secure, backup and restore your data with O&O Software

Want to optimize the performance of your Windows computers? Or ensure that your organization’s data is securely backed up? We’ve got you covered with our latest donor partner, O&O Software! O&O is an award-winning Windows software that provides tools for PC optimization, data security, data recovery, backup, secure data deletion, remote IT assistance and system administration

Hasta La Vista, Baby

On April 11th, 2017 Microsoft ended support for Windows Vista, as well as Microsoft Office Suite 2007. This means Vista and Office 2007 products will no longer receive updated security patches or receive online content updates from Microsoft, but will still be able to function. If your organization is currently using Vista and/or Office 2007, we highly recommend that you upgrade your Windows operating system and Office products in order to stay protected!

CIRA Helping Nonprofits Build Their Brand Online

On April 13th, 2016, the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) partnered with TechSoup Canada and the NetSquared network to help Canadian nonprofits, charities and libraries learn how they can take ownership and build their brand online (by choosing a .CA domain), and we’re excited to share the impact of this campaign with you!