Monday to Thursday, 10am-4pm, EST
1.855.281.5499 (toll free)

Blogs

Mindfulness and Impact: 9 Tech Tools to Help Manage Stress at your Nonprofit

Managing stress in your work and personal life impacts your ability to contribute to your cause.

We do our best work when we take care of ourselves, so here are  9 quality apps that will teach you mindfulness, time management, and focus to help ease the pressure of work and address our anxieties.

Don't Overthink It! Write Better Blog Posts, Faster

How long should a blog post take to write? As long as you decide it deserves. With so many factors (e.g., word count, blog audience, quality of writing, deciding subject matter, etc.), trying to hit a benchmark isn’t helpful. Instead, focus on improving your efficiency. When Belle Cooper from Buffer started out, she took one-to-two full days to write a post. Now, it takes her four hours. You become faster with practice, and here’s some advice to guide you.

Green Care Farms: Healthy Lifestyles for Adults with Autism

When the Green Care Farm was starting out, TechSoup Canada was the first organization they went to for help. Donna ordered software to do her own accounting, operate her database, design marketing materials, and enhance her digital security. She also ordered Microsoft Office, and GrantStation to help expand her donor base. She said this software has been integral to helping her programs grow.

Online Security Measures For Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofits collect a lot of data - from donation forms, research surveys, meeting records, mailing lists, to audio/video recordings. And without proper protection, your data is not only open to cyber criminals, but also to government surveillance and corporate hacks. Therefore, the more data you gather, the more it becomes a necessity to manage it safely.

10 Tips from Our Top Blogs of 2016

As we return feeling refreshed from the holidays, we wanted to start the New Year right by learning from our top ten blogs of 2016. Planning to put on your own webinar? Looking to increase your organic reach on Facebook? We gathered ten tips that will teach you something you can apply to your day-to-day work. We hope you find them useful!

Winners of the Celebrate Creativity with Adobe Contest!

Celebrate Creativity with Adobe invited nonprofits, charities and libraries in the Canada to showcase their most creative materials that were designed in any Adobe program. The community then voted on the submissions they believed were the most creative and inspiring, and we were incredibly impressed with the results!

Chosen from 145 submissions, the winners of the Celebrate Creativity with Adobe contest are:

The Art of the Interview: The Role of Journalism at your Nonprofit

In nonprofit communications, we interview colleagues and other professionals to uncover stories for case studies or internal communications - or to gather useful information for our organization. This primer will help you to prepare and execute quality, journalistic interviews to bring out interesting and personal stories that will support your nonprofit’s work.

5 Ways Nonprofits Can Minimize Cybercrime

According to the Hackmageddon site, the nonprofit sector compared with other sectors represented 19.5% of cyber attacks in 2015. In October 2016, they reported a jump to 42.9% for the nonprofit sector.

3 Tips for More Organized and Effective Email Management

By: Susan A. Knight, Freelance Writer and Technology Support Specialist

Every day, more than 200 billion emails  are sent worldwide.  Ideally, email benefits an organization by facilitating communications and supporting workflows.  In reality, the steady flow of incoming messages throughout the day can quickly become overwhelming and counterproductive.  Left unchecked, employees may start to experience increased pressure and decreased productivity. 

Is My Data Safe? Managing your Nonprofit on the Cloud

You’ve probably noticed the influx of SaaS (Software as a Service) cloud technology for nonprofit organizations - programs like Raiser’s Edge, DonorPerfect, Salesforce, and even Keela.

These programs often use a cloud-based system to centrally store your data, allowing teams to access information wherever they are, as long as they have access to the internet. Put simply, cloud computing is a network of servers working to deliver a specific function, like storing your contact data or managing your projects.