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Getting Good Audio on a Budget: How to Edit Sound

Editing your audio is just as important as recording it. To get quality audio, we need to spend time in post-production to polish our work. Here are some simples steps you can take to increase your audio quality.

Optimize your fundraising efforts with DonorPerfect!

TechSoup Canada is thrilled to announce that DonorPerfect -- one of the world’s most award-winning donor management systems -- is now a donor partner.
DonorPerfect is a comprehensive, customizable software platform that enables nonprofits of all sizes to track constituent data, launch hyper-targeted fundraising campaigns, and automate tasks that eat up precious time and energy. With tools for optimizing both online and offline fundraising efforts, DonorPerfect makes it easy to cultivate the relationships that drive impact and growth.

Digital Ads and Landing Pages: Going Live (pt 3)

This series teaches you how to grow your email list with digital ad campaigns that direct visitors to customized landing pages on your website where they can easily subscribe to your list. In this final article, you'll learn how to set up a welcome email series and how to test your campaign for optimal effectiveness.

Digital Ads and Landing Pages: Designing the Landing Page (pt 2)

This series teaches you how to grow your email list by using digital ads to send visitors to custom landing pages on your website, where they can easily subscribe to your email list.
In this article, you'll learn how to design your opt-in bonus and landing page.

Digital Ads and Landing Pages: How to Grow Your Email List (pt 1)

This article is about how you can use targeted digital advertising and customized landing pages to grow your email list -- a tactic that I’ve personally seen generate 94,328 new subscribers for one nonprofit my team works with.

Take the Leap: 3 Key Digital Marketing Lessons from Digital Leap 2017

On April 25, social sector marketers, fundraisers, thought leaders, and other nonprofit professionals from across the GTA convened at the Art Gallery of Ontario for Digital Leap 2017. Hosted by Stephen Thomas Ltd and CAF America, Digital Leap provided participants with invaluable insights, ideas, and resources for creating effective digital marketing strategies.
TechSoup Canada was there on the ground, and we were thrilled to have the opportunity to learn from such a talented group of people. Here are a few of the lessons that stuck with us.

How to Format a Hard Drive in Windows 10/8/7

There are many reasons why we need to format a hard drive. For example, you may have bought a new computer and would like to give your old hard drive to a friend or colleague, and as a result, you need to format the hard drive to protect your privacy. Or perhaps your PC got infected with malware or a virus, rendering your hard drive  inaccessible, and Windows says it needs formatting to access. Or, you installed a new drive, it needs to be formatted before we can use it. The reasons to format are plenty!

Choosing a Domain Name: Effective Branding to Boost Your Presence Online

A domain name is your address on the internet, and every company, organization, or professional freelancer needs one to improve branding and marketability. Before you buy or register the website address, you need to learn how to choose the best domain name for your purposes. Trends and search engine optimization guidelines change, and you do not want your organization to be left behind.

Headings and Styles – A Primer

If you’ve ever used MS Word, you’ll have experienced a situation where your text looks wrong, and you can’t figure out why. There’s no shame in admitting that: most likely, it’s because you haven’t configured your styles properly. You can save yourself hours of frustration by taking the time to learn about styles and how to use them.