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Manage your nonprofit’s operations and finances entirely with Oracle NetSuite!

Oracle NetSuite TechSoup Canada is thrilled to announce that Oracle NetSuite, one of the world’s leading providers of cloud-based financials, Human Resources (HR), and omnichannel commerce software suites, is now a donor partner. Oracle NetSuite Social Impact Edition is an integrated, cloud-based business management software solution for accounting, enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), professional services automation (PSA), and e-commerce.

What's Cloud Computing and How it's Different to a VPN

 Cloud Computing VS VPN Nonprofit organizations have many of the same needs as for-profit businesses, from data storage to digital security. However, because so many nonprofits are strapped for resources, such basic needs are often viewed as unaffordable luxury items. For example, for many nonprofits, the cost of paying an IT consultant to host their email servers and to manage their data encryption can be prohibitive.

TechSoup Canada Case study: Canadian Mental Health Association, Alberta South Region

TechSoup Canada Case Study Canadian Mental Health Association Alberta South Region How the right software saved time and money - while improving programs: Eleven years ago, when Wesley Chenery took on the role of IT specialist at the Alberta South Regional Office of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) the computers were old and the software was either extremely outdated or in some cases, completely missing.

TechSoup Canada Case study: Comox Valley Head Injury Society

 CVHIS is a non-profit organization providing programs and support services to acquired brain injury survivors, their families and caregivers. When Beverly arrived in 2015, she quickly noticed the nonprofit’s need for new software, appropriate licenses, and improved processes for using it all. Having accessed TechSoup Canada programs in the past, she immediately signed up for an account and updated software like Microsoft Office, Adobe programs and accounting software. 

Using Data To Improve Performance in Nonprofits: Part 2

Using data to improve performance in nonprofitsThe first post in this blog series provided a detailed review of performance management practices and listed the steps to implementing a performance management process. This post provides recommendations for successfuly implementing a performance management system in a diversely skilled team setting.

Using Data To Improve Performance in Nonprofits: Part 1

Using data to improve performance in nonprofitsPerformance management can be viewed as a systematic process that enables organizations to improve the productivity of employees in a team framework. The approach is implemented by defining roles within specific competence parameters, laying out expectations and establishing realistic goals. Laern more in this infographic created by Rutgers University’s Online Master of Public Administration.

Connect your nonprofit to the people who matter most with Zoom!

Zoom logoTechSoup Canada is thrilled to announce that Zoom, one of the world’s most popular video conferencing platforms, is now a donor partner. Zoom Meetings is a video conferencing platform with a comprehensive suite of features that enable deep collaboration. High Definition video and an intuitive interface create a seamless experience for both desktop and mobile users.

Avoiding "Shady" IT Vendors: Doing Cloud-based Software Deals with Confidence

In this webinar, IT contract specialist Phil Downe of Relations Management Group xplains how to do cloud-based software negotiations with confidence. Although cloud-based software is revolutionizing the nonprofit sector, IT vendors are eager to exploit this revolution, locking unsuspecting organizations into unfair contracts and ballooning expenses over time. As it turns out, "nonprofit pricing" doesn't always translate to a good deal. 

TechSoup Canada Case Study: North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society

North Kootenay Lake Community Services SocietyNorth Kootenay Lake Community Services Society is a nonprofit, multi-service organization that responds to local needs, serving members of the community at all ages and stages. Their programs and services range from activities for kids to parent support, outreach and counselling, a food cupboard and an emergency call button for elderly or ill people living alone. For the Society, keeping technology up to date is more than a matter of efficiency; it’s an important part of protecting their clients.

Strategies for Donor Retention Using Your CRM Software

 This webinar explains how CRM software can be a great tool to help you report and communicate effectively in your fundraising efforts. Philip Manzano of Keela.co explains how to show donor impact and retain donors by creating reliable reports and data.