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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.

Strategies for Donor Retention Using Your CRM Software

 This webinar explains how CRM software can be a great tool to help you report and communicate effectively in your fundraising efforts. Philip Manzano of Keela.co explains how to show donor impact and retain donors by creating reliable reports and data.

6 Recommendations to Ensure Your Nonprofit is CASL and GDPR Compliant

 Many articles have been written about the impact of the GDPR and CASL on nonprofit organizations and how they operate. But most of those articles are pretty technical and you need to be an expert on legal matters to truly understand all the subtleties. Here are 6 recommendations that will help you be in compliance with the GDPR and CASL, all in simple English with none of the legal jargon.

Empower your Nonprofit with Blockchain

Blockchain Blockchains can empower various industries, specifically those that work with large databases and collaborate internationally with multiple organizations. Understanding how this technology is shifting and digitizing the nonprofit and humanitarian services sector is crucial to empowering your organization and creating efficient processes to further your impact.

6 Things I Learned By Signing Up to Get Emails from 152 Canadian Charities (Part 2)

 In part 1, I shared 3 of the things I’ve learned from doing 152 email signups as part of research for The Canadian Online Fundraising Scorecard. In part 2, I share the other 3 things I learned: How Organizations are not using enough copy to communite their offer, how organizations are not taking advantage of their confirmation page, and how many tools and templates organizations are using are bad. 

6 Things I Learned By Signing Up to Get Emails from 152 Canadian Charities (Part 1)

 Signing up for emails was just the first of four key areas that we’ll look at — along with email communication, donation experience, and gift acknowledgement — and with that part done, I wanted to share some early lessons learned.

How Your Nonprofit Can Avoid Data Breaches and Ensure Privacy (Part 2)

 This webinar is Part 2 of a 2-part series on cybersecurity and nonprofits. In this webinar, Imran Ahmad of Miller Thomson, LLP provides an overview of how to create your own cybersecurity plan and implement best practices. Ahmad also explains the upcoming mandatory breach notification requirements in case of a breach.

Protect Yourself: 3 Workplace Cybersecurity Tips All Nonprofits Should Follow

In part one, we established that understanding your own data and risks is the first step. You always have to know what data is sensitive and in need of protocols and protection. Here are three actionable tips that all nonprofits should follow to ensure workplace cybersecurity is always up to par. 

Protect Yourself: Preparing Your Nonprofit’s Workplace For Cybersecurity

Nonprofits are coming to realize the importance of cybersecurity. But not quickly enough. Nonprofits are at risk of suffering a cyber attack, and over 58% of all attacks are against smaller organizations according to Verizon’s 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report. Here are the ways to prepare and protect your organization to prevent this from happening.

Tools to Help Foster a Culture of Communication at Your Nonprofit

Foster a Culture of CommunicationA culture of communication benefits everyone. When systems and expectations are put into place that encourage people to communicate honestly, frequently, and respectfully, the moving pieces of an organization come together. It keeps employees up-to-date on strategic direction and gives leadership invaluable feedback and perspective from employees, which informs their decision-making. Here’s how you can foster a culture of communications at your nonprofit.