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The simple way to access your computer remotely

Man in coffee shop with laptopAre you ever at home and wish you could open a magic window to your work computer? If you have VPN or you can access your applications online through the cloud then you already have that magic window. For everyone else, it turns out there is a pretty simple and easy way to get that magic window – GoToMyPC.

The end of lost, reused and insecure passwords - a simple and practical approach

Did you know that “password” was the most popular bad password in 2011? And if you were trying to be clever and use “passw0rd” instead, I’m sorry to tell you that that’s not much better.

Toronto Net Tuesday Recap: Project Management in the Cloud

In a broad sense, project management is a part of many roles in a nonprofit - your job title doesn’t need to have “Project Manager” in it to need these skills. Whether you have to coordinate content to go on your website, organize fundraising events, schedule programs & services or manage volunteers, the basics of project management apply. To be successful you will have to break a big task down into smaller tasks, manage resources and make sure all the work gets done on time.

Cloud Computing Worldwide

All this month, join TechSoup Canada and the TechSoup Global Network for our Cloud Computing Worldwide campaign. Check back throughout the month for blog posts, webinars, and dispatches from around the world on cloud computing for nonprofits, NGOs, and public libraries.

Email in the Cloud: A Google Apps Case Study

Are you frustrated with your current email system, or find it’s costing too much to maintain? Thinking of moving some stuff to the cloud but not sure where to start? Interested in Google Apps but not sure how it would fit in your organization?

A Walk in the Cloud - Is Cloud Computing Right for You?

Yesterday at the Canadian Council of Christian Charities’ annual conference I had the opportunity to share some thoughts on the trend towards cloud computing and what it means for Canadian nonprofits and churches. I’ll share some of the key ideas here.

A Few Tools for Successfully Working From Home and Collaborating Remotely

Do you have staff who work offsite? Do you ever work from home - to get some focused work done, if you're not feeling well or if the weather is bad? Do you have multiple offices in different locations? In all of these cases, there's a need to connect with coworkers and access your files and systems remotely.

How the Cloud Can Make a Difference on the Ground for Disaster Relief

During the month of October, join TechSoup Canada and the TechSoup Global Network for our Cloud Computing Worldwide campaign. Check back throughout the month for blog posts, webinars, and dispatches from around the world on cloud computing for nonprofits, NGOs, and public libraries.

What would you do with 6 Flip Video Cameras? Nonprofits share their ideas

I posted a blog last week about Flip cams in honour of the launch of our Flip Video donations program. In the post I included some suggestions for what you could do with Flip cams as well as a video made by People for Education with their Flip cam - but the ideas just keep pouring in!

How much rainfall could you save from your roof?

Code Your Art Out logoLast Friday was the big Code Your Art Out Finals event, full of excitement and geekyness and heart stickers. Code Your Art Out is a coding competition that we've partnered with Microsoft on by providing some awesome nonprofit projects for developers to work on.