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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.

Why Software is the Future of Volunteer Management

 Nonprofits need to get rid of cumbersome spreadsheets and adapt to volunteer management tools that are there to help Technology has grown significantly in the nonprofit sector — yet many organizations are slow to adapt to these opportunities. Nonprofits should look at technology as a positive change that makes work easier and more efficient. This is especially true when it comes to the world of volunteer management.

Case Study: How TRIEC Leverages Its CRM Software as an Effective Program Delivery Tool

 At the end of the day, software technologies, can’t do everything – they are simply tools that help us get through our tasks more efficiently. But if you’re a nonprofit, when implemented successfully, your software tools will help you manage and administer your programs more easily. None of this is truer than when it comes to effective customer relationship management (CRM) platforms.

9 Effective Apps to Help You Overcome Stress & Anxiety

10 Apps to Manage Stress & Anxiety The demands of the nonprofit sector -- from providing beneficiaries with intensive social support to dealing with management challenges, precarious funding, and long hours -- all make nonprofit burnout a common experience. The good news is that technology can make self-care easier. Here are 10 apps designed to help people check in and keep their stress to manageable levels.

Access New and Refurbished Computers and Tech Hardware through our Hardware Donations Program!

Hardware Donations Program TechSoup Canada is proud to offer discounts on new and refurbished hardware for our members! If you are looking for computers and tablets, our Lenovo Affinity Program can provide access to discounts of up to 25% off Lenovo new laptops, desktops, tablets, servers, monitors, and more. If you are looking for networking equipment and servers, our CDI Computers Discount Program offers refurbished products such as Cisco handsets, Cisco ethernet switches, and Dell servers.

How To Optimize Your Year End Fundraising

Year End Fundraising

 In this webinar, Brady will walk you everything we’ve learned about year-end fundraising, and share key fundraising techniques that will help you cut through the clutter and grow your year-end revenue.

Create a Content Strategy for your Nonprofit Website

Creating Content Strategy for your Nonprofit Website Planning a new website for your nonprofit organization? A website content strategy will serve as a guide for many of the decisions you’ll make. You'll know what content you need to develop, what you can reuse or re-purpose, and what content is most important. Because it creates clarity about your site's purpose, audience and the outcomes you’re seeking, a content strategy will also guide specific decisions about website design and development.

Manage your nonprofit’s operations and finances entirely with Oracle NetSuite!

Oracle NetSuite TechSoup Canada is thrilled to announce that Oracle NetSuite, one of the world’s leading providers of cloud-based financials, Human Resources (HR), and omnichannel commerce software suites, is now a donor partner. Oracle NetSuite Social Impact Edition is an integrated, cloud-based business management software solution for accounting, enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), professional services automation (PSA), and e-commerce.

What's Cloud Computing and How it's Different to a VPN

 Cloud Computing VS VPN Nonprofit organizations have many of the same needs as for-profit businesses, from data storage to digital security. However, because so many nonprofits are strapped for resources, such basic needs are often viewed as unaffordable luxury items. For example, for many nonprofits, the cost of paying an IT consultant to host their email servers and to manage their data encryption can be prohibitive.

TechSoup Canada Case study: Canadian Mental Health Association, Alberta South Region

TechSoup Canada Case Study Canadian Mental Health Association Alberta South Region How the right software saved time and money - while improving programs: Eleven years ago, when Wesley Chenery took on the role of IT specialist at the Alberta South Regional Office of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) the computers were old and the software was either extremely outdated or in some cases, completely missing.