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Important Changes to the Microsoft Software Donation Program on TechSoup Canada

On April 1st, 2018, Microsoft will be making changes to their program on TechSoup Canada. Some of these changes will impact the current Microsoft Software Donation Program on TechSoup Canada, and may be of interest to your nonprofit or library. Please take a few minutes to review, so that you can plan effectively for your technology needs.

Canadian privacy law, cloud computing and how it applies to nonprofits

Cloud computing has many exciting benefits for nonprofits, but it also raises some questions about privacy. Since I often get asked about the privacy implications of the cloud for Canadian nonprofits and charities, I’ll share what I’ve learned so far in this blog. Most of what I'm sharing here is the legal context which is helpful for understanding the environment, but it might not be the detail you need to make a specific decision.

A closer look: Why do digital products go out of stock?

Every now and then, you may notice that a product on our website goes out of stock – and it can be confusing because most of the products we have are available digitally. Here’s a closer look at the reason why.

Google for Nonprofits is Now Available in Canada!

Exciting news -- Google has launched Google for Nonprofits in Canada! As of June 9th 2014, Canadian Registered Charities, Canadian Federal Nonprofits, and Canadian Provincial Nonprofits can now apply to join the program, which offers access to Google’s suite of free products and tools.

The Pitfalls of Budgeting for NPOs

Jeffrey Miller, partner at Ginsberg Gluzman Fage & Levitz (GGFL) LLP Chartered Accountants, have seen his fair share of nonprofit budgets. In his original article, "The Pitfalls of Budgeting for NPOs", Jeff takes us through five common budgeting mistakes made by nonprofits, so your nonprofit can avoid budgeting disaster.

How to Integrate Google Analytics with Your Donation Page

Integrating Google Analytics to your nonprofit’s donation page can be very easy to do and immensely rewarding. The data you collect will offer your organization greater insight and knowledge to make better marketing and fundraising decisions.

In this post, I’m going to share with you how we (Alzheimer Society of Canada) integrated Google Analytics with the donation platform, Artez Interactive. Whether or not your nonprofit is on Artez, this post can help demystify the process of integrating Google Analytics, navigating the tool and what your nonprofit can do with the data you collect.

New to TechSoup Canada: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013

TechSoup Canada is proud to announce the newest version of Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Dynamics CRM is customer relationship management (CRM) server software that offers tools for storing and analyzing customer records.

Click, Like & Share: The Power of Good Video

It’s 2013. You’re at home scrolling through your Facebook news feed. A billion other people are doing the same thing. What do you click on? What do you not? For me, a visual piece of content has a much better chance of catching my attention than simple text. We’ve seen the rise of memes and animated GIFs for this reason. We’ve also seen the viral explosion of videos such as ‘The Evolution of Dance’, the silly and light-hearted ‘Charlie Bit My Finger’ and the controversial ‘Kony 2012’.

Top 3 Tactics of Successful Year-End Fundraising Campaigns

It’s the holidays!  Is your holiday fundraising campaign ready for action?  There are so many things to consider when launching your campaign – from messaging and engagement, to reach and conversion.  Here’s a look at a case from Kids Help Phone’sBuy A Kid Some Time” campaign, now in its 5th year, and 3 lessons to help make your year-end fundraising more profitable than ever.

How to Run a Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaign

Peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns are a great way to expand your donor base. Take a handful of your most loyal supporters, equip them with some easy to use tools, and they’re bound to bring a few new donors into the fold. If you’re able to scale this campaign, you could be looking at hundreds of new donors. But how do you run an effective peer-to-peer campaign? Well, it all starts with the groundwork.