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Office 2010 End of Life: What Nonprofits Need To know

Support for Microsoft Office 2010 is scheduled to end on October 13th, 2020. If your nonprofit is among the majority of companies still using Microsoft Office 2010 programs, it’s time to start planning your next Microsoft Office upgrade before October. The good news is that your nonprofit has access to free and discounted subscriptions to Microsoft 365, or Microsoft Office Standard 2019 from TechSoup Canada. 

Privacy and Security Online: It's not being paranoid if they really are out to get you!

Do you ever wonder just how far you should stick your head in the sand when it comes to online privacy and security issues? If so, this talk is for you, and the answer might surprise you. (Spoiler: you don't have to stick your head in the sand at all!) Learn about some simple, key concepts that will keep your data and your organization secure, and help you ward off all kinds of attacks, from phishing to zoombombing.

Get access to discounted hardware through Dell Technologies Program for Nonprofits at TechSoup Canada

The Dell Technologies for Nonprofits Program is a collection of discounts for nonprofits, charities and libraries for award-winning desktops, laptops, tablets, servers, and accessories -- so your organization can get exactly what you need to work the way you want.

Tableau Expands Eligibility to Include More Nonprofits!

Amazing news! Tableau has expanded the eligibility of their donated Tableau Desktop and Tableau Prep Builder to include organizations that were previously ineligible! As you may know, TechSoup works hard with donor partners to open eligibility to as many groups as possible, so we are delighted to be expanding Tableau eligibility to all qualified nonprofit organizations.

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?