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Green Care Farms: Healthy Lifestyles for Adults with Autism

When the Green Care Farm was starting out, TechSoup Canada was the first organization they went to for help. Donna ordered software to do her own accounting, operate her database, design marketing materials, and enhance her digital security. She also ordered Microsoft Office, and GrantStation to help expand her donor base. She said this software has been integral to helping her programs grow.

10 Tips from Our Top Blogs of 2016

As we return feeling refreshed from the holidays, we wanted to start the New Year right by learning from our top ten blogs of 2016. Planning to put on your own webinar? Looking to increase your organic reach on Facebook? We gathered ten tips that will teach you something you can apply to your day-to-day work. We hope you find them useful!

The Art of the Interview: The Role of Journalism at your Nonprofit

In nonprofit communications, we interview colleagues and other professionals to uncover stories for case studies or internal communications - or to gather useful information for our organization. This primer will help you to prepare and execute quality, journalistic interviews to bring out interesting and personal stories that will support your nonprofit’s work.

The Decline of Organic Reach: Ideas to Engage your Facebook Audience

If you’re a seasoned digital marketer, you’ve probably noticed Facebook’s organic reach has been declining steadily over the last four years.

More and more content is being produced; Facebook says on average, 1,500 stories can appear in someone’s news feed when they log on, and this increased competition makes it hard for any one story - your story - to gain exposure.

How Providing Access to Technology Helps the John Howard Society of Durham Region Connect with their Community

It’s easy to assume everyone has access to the Internet in a first-world country like Canada, but in reality 17 per cent of Canadian households don’t have internet at home – including 58 per cent of households with incomes of $30 000 or less.

That’s millions of Canadians falling behind in the digital age where almost every aspect of our lives is tied to the Internet, including a vital one: employment.

8 Digital Trends Affecting Nonprofits Today

Technology has changed the landscape of giving. This isn’t something that’s happening; it’s already here. Nonprofits don’t have a choice about keeping up with tech - we either evolve or become irrelevant.

Many nonprofits feel they have caught up with technology because they invested in a new website. Having a donate button on your homepage is a great foundation, but it doesn’t go far enough to engage donors.

Jump-Start your Online Presence with GoDaddy Web Services

TechSoup Canada is proud to announce our newest donor partner, GoDaddy! GoDaddy is a domain name registrar and web services provider. Registering a domain name through a domain name registrar like GoDaddy allows you to use that name in the URL for your organization's website.

Why the heck is my website doing that?! Coding Decoded

The Internet can be a confusing place, and often Internet concepts, like coding a website, may seem complicated and overwhelming. That’s why we invited Sarah Lesh, a front-end web developer at hjc, to explain the basics of coding, specifically HTML, CSS, and Javascript.

How to Assess your IT Needs and Implement Technology at your Nonprofit

Technology projects are a big undertaking for nonprofits, especially when budgeting is tight. However, any organization can perform a tech self-assessment with the guidance in this post, and better understand the shortcomings of their networks and their future technology needs.

Protect your Computer Systems with Horizon DataSys

TechSoup Canada is proud to announce Horizon DataSys as our newest donor partner! Horizon Datasys is a software development company that provides instant-recovery software that keeps computers in a preset state, which can help you instantly recover from any IT catastrophe.