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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.

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.

4 Ways Libraries Can Improve With AI & Big Data

Libraries AI & Big DataDespite all the resources public libraries have to offer, they sometimes lag behind in technology. Big data has become an essential tool in the business world, but most libraries have not yet adopted predictive analytics. The good news? Tech leaders are urging Ottawa to create a national big data strategy.

Digital Rights 102: Highlighting the issues affecting Canadians

By building our awareness of how our human rights are impacted online, we can become better equipped to protect and extend them. In Canada, we need only look at the current headlines to see proof that there are pressing digital rights issues - existing and emerging - facing communities across the country. Read on for a look at some of the digital rights debates that are now impacting Canadians.

How Your Nonprofit Can Avoid Data Breaches and Ensure Privacy

Webinar data privacy In this webinar, Imran Ahmad of Miller Thomson, LLP explains what cybersecurity is, and the cyber risks and legislation affecting nonprofits. Ahmad also explains how nonprofits can implement best practices from a pre-breach standpoint that go a long way to mitigate the negative consequences of a cyber-attack.

Digital Rights 101: Understanding how technology affects human rights for all

Digital Rights 101Today, technology touches nearly every aspects of our daily lives, affecting our activities both on and offline. In many ways, tech empowers us to exercise our rights more fully by providing new opportunities to build connections and share ideas beyond our immediate community. The internet has expanded the possibilities for work, education, access to healthcare, and more. But these same technologies can unfortunately serve to infringe our rights. They can be used to surveil and silence marginalized communities at a scale that was never before possible. 

Blogging Tools that Save Me Hours Every Day

Blogging Tools to Save HoursA great blog can help your nonprofit connect with stakeholders, generate funding, and influence public opinion. However, it takes time and energy to craft posts that will resonate with your readers, and those are resources in short supply for many nonprofits. Having been a blogger for years, I’ve found ways to shave down the amount of time it takes to prep, publish, and share my posts. Here are some of the tools I use that can help save you hours every day. 

Why Nonprofits Need Public Relations – Leveraging Helpful PR Tools and Strategies

NPOs need Public RelationsLarge nonprofits rake in the majority of charitable donations—in fact, just 2.39% of nonprofits account for 90% of nonprofit revenue. So how do you get noticed among the hundreds of thousands of other small charitable organizations? Here’s what you need to know about why (and how) you can bring your PR techniques into the 21st century.

6 Things Canadian Nonprofits May Not Know About Tax Receipting

Accurately creating and issuing donation receipts to supporters can be difficult and time consuming. With the right knowledge and technology, though, they can be a simple way to continue delighting donors. With that in mind, here are six Canadian tax receipting tips you may not be familiar with.

Podcasting for Nonprofits

Podcasting ThumbnailPodcasting engages your community by creating a conversation that uses tone of voice to connect you to your audience in a way writing can't.

It’s a useful communication tool when done right. We're going to outline some of the different approaches you can take, and guide you through planning your own podcast in three simple steps.