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When Good Deals Go Raw: Equipping Your Nonprofit to Do IT Negotiations with Confidence

Before purchasing any IT solution from a vendor, you always need to ask a few critical questions. Otherwise, it’s easy to end up locked into a deal that seems great now but becomes unfair and unaffordable in the future. In this post, legal expert Phil Downe shares guidance on how to ensure that you are negotiating from a place of both confidence and competence.

Automatically track and report your mileage with MileIQ!

MileIQ logoWe are excited to announce that MileIQ is now a TechSoup Canada donor partner! 

In many nonprofits, employees and volunteers do a lot of driving. They visit beneficiaries in the community, make deliveries between locations, and shuttle participants to and from programs. The process of manually logging mileage for expense reports and tax purposes can be a real drain on time and energy. MileIQ tracks mileage through GPS and reports it automatically.

Getting Started with Pivot Tables in Excel

For many accidental techies, the term “pivot table” might conjure up a sense of mystery, confusion, or even fear. But there’s no need to be intimidated. Pivot tables are one of Microsoft Excel’s most powerful features, and by the end of this post, you’ll be able to take the first steps toward mastering this useful skill.

Data Is Everything and Everything Is Data

Everything you interact with -- from the emails in your inbox to the paper on your desk -- is packed with nuggets of data. These rich and often untapped data sources have the potential to help your nonprofit make well-informed, strategic decisions. To harness them, you need to put systems in place that make entering, tracking, and analyzing data painless and effective. 

How to Find Digital Ambassadors for Your Nonprofit’s Cause

Spreading the word about your nonprofit is an important part of achieving your mission. Having an excited, engaged audience can boost donations, bolster support, and deepen your impact. But it isn’t always easy to get people excited about social causes. If the message isn’t coming from the right individual, it can seem boring or forgettable.

Digital Fundraising: Frameworks and Strategies to Optimize Online Revenue

Online giving continues to grow at a faster rate than other forms of giving, and as more donors are choosing to give online, it is now more important than ever for nonprofits to prioritize digital fundraising strategies.

Take your nonprofit onto the cloud with Amazon Web Services!

We are thrilled to announce that Amazon Web Services (AWS) is now a TechSoup Canada donor partner! AWS provides organizations around the world with access to affordable, scalable, and customizable cloud computing services. With AWS, your nonprofit can build websites, develop apps, manage outreach and fundraising, and host core business and employee-facing systems.

Nonprofit Ecommerce: Going from Beginner to Pro

If you want to maximize revenue for your nonprofit, ecommerce can do wonders for your popularity and reach. Selling products and services online that your supporters want and need can help you strengthen relationships, build a sense of community around your cause, and generate significant income.

Will NAFTA Talks Put Canadians' Privacy on the Chopping Block?

This week, as Canada heads into the first round of negotiations to update the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), we should be looking out for what impacts a “modernized” agreement could have on Canadian privacy. OpenMedia's Meghan Sali explains what's at stake.

Take Part in the 2017 Global NGO Technology Survey!

How does your nonprofit use technology to achieve its mission? What works and what doesn't? How would you transform your relationship to technology if you could? Share your insight! Take the 2017 Global NGO Technology Survey -- your input will fuel research that empowers the nonprofit sector around the world!