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[UPDATE: NOW WITH CLOUD!] TechSoup Canada's Microsoft Program: Donated, Discounted, and Cloud Offerings

Last year, Microsoft announced a number of changes to its nonprofit donations and discount programs. The reason for the shift is Microsoft's desire to optimize its offerings to better serve smaller nonprofits. The shift also reflects a larger, global trend to move IT infrastructure to a cloud-based model.

This shift has affected what TechSoup Canada offers to nonprofits. Generally speaking, three key changes are significant:

Google Analytics 101: Track the Right Data to Unlock Your Nonprofit Website

Google Analytics for Nonprofits Webinar Your website tells a powerful story about your nonprofit’s supporters and donors. Google Analytics (a part of your Google Suite for Nonprofits) is key to unlocking that story and driving action, but you need to ask the right questions.

Ten Years of TechSoup Canada: Insights, ideas, and tips from a decade of #nptech

Ten Year Anniversary Webinar

 In our team's special 10 Year Anniversary webinar we explore the lessons of the past decade, trends shaping nonprofit technology today, and tips and tricks for making the most of your TechSoup Canada membership. 

Tour of the GrantStation Website to Develop a Grantseeking Strategy

GrantStation Tour Webinar Did you know GrantStation has spent the past year building out its database of Canadian grantmakers? Join directors Jeremy Smith and Sara Kennedy for a quick tour of the GrantStation website.

UPDATE: Access EVEN MORE Great Hardware Deals 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're looking for refurbished computers, laptops, and tablets, our CNB Computers Refurbished Program offers refurbished products such as iPads and laptops and desktops from Dell and HP (plus new Acer monitors!) 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 be CASL & GDPR compliant for the New Year 2019

  In this webinar, Antoine Bonicalzi, Marketing Director* for Cyberimpact, will talk about how you can comply with CASL &GDPR by taking a few simple steps. All in simple plain English, no legal jargon guaranteed! Antoine will cover exactly what CASL & GDPR are, and how they apply to your nonprofit so that you’ll be ready to make 2019 your best data privacy & consent driven year yet.

Digital Storytelling: Understanding Social Media and Visual Storytelling Tools for Nonprofits

  This webinar explores how digital storytelling, through visuals, videos, and live stories can amplify and better communicate your nonprofit story. In the webinar, we show you how some nonprofits are using social media platforms for digital storytelling, with examples of successful campaigns on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.

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.