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.
Nonprofits collect a lot of data - from donation forms, research surveys, meeting records, mailing lists, to audio/video recordings. And without proper protection, your data is not only open to cyber criminals, but also to government surveillance and corporate hacks. Therefore, the more data you gather, the more it becomes a necessity to manage it safely.
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!
Celebrate Creativity with Adobe invited nonprofits, charities and libraries in the Canada to showcase their most creative materials that were designed in any Adobe program. The community then voted on the submissions they believed were the most creative and inspiring, and we were incredibly impressed with the results!
Chosen from 145 submissions, the winners of the Celebrate Creativity with Adobe contest are:
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.
According to the Hackmageddon site, the nonprofit sector compared with other sectors represented 19.5% of cyber attacks in 2015. In October 2016, they reported a jump to 42.9% for the nonprofit sector.
By: Susan A. Knight, Freelance Writer and Technology Support Specialist
Every day, more than 200 billion emails are sent worldwide. Ideally, email benefits an organization by facilitating communications and supporting workflows. In reality, the steady flow of incoming messages throughout the day can quickly become overwhelming and counterproductive. Left unchecked, employees may start to experience increased pressure and decreased productivity.
You’ve probably noticed the influx of SaaS (Software as a Service) cloud technology for nonprofit organizations - programs like Raiser’s Edge, DonorPerfect, Salesforce, and even Keela.
These programs often use a cloud-based system to centrally store your data, allowing teams to access information wherever they are, as long as they have access to the internet. Put simply, cloud computing is a network of servers working to deliver a specific function, like storing your contact data or managing your projects.
Exciting news — DocuSign, one of the world’s leading solutions for electronic signature technology, has joined TechSoup Canada as a donor partner!
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.