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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.

Connect your nonprofit to the people who matter most with Zoom!

Zoom logoTechSoup Canada is thrilled to announce that Zoom, one of the world’s most popular video conferencing platforms, is now a donor partner.

Avoiding "Shady" IT Vendors: Doing Cloud-based Software Deals with Confidence

In this webinar, IT contract specialist Phil Downe of Relations Management Group xplains how to do cloud-based software negotiations with confidence. Although cloud-based software is revolutionizing the nonprofit sector, IT vendors are eager to exploit this revolution, locking unsuspecting organizations into unfair contracts and ballooning expenses over time. As it turns out, "nonprofit pricing" doesn't always translate to a good deal. 

TechSoup Canada Case Study: North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society

North Kootenay Lake Community Services SocietyNorth Kootenay Lake Community Services Society is a nonprofit, multi-service organization that responds to local needs, serving members of the community at all ages and stages. Their programs and services range from activities for kids to parent support, outreach and counselling, a food cupboard and an emergency call button for elderly or ill people living alone. For the Society, keeping technology up to date is more than a matter of efficiency; it’s an important part of protecting their clients.

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.