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Spotlight on Social Media: Understanding Platform Algorithms


In the social media universe, algorithms determine which posts people see (and in what order) every time a user signs into their accounts. As a nonprofit, there are several steps that you can take to raise your organization’s profile on the web. Taking some time to boost your online presence will help your posts go even further, leading to greater exposure and higher traction for your content.

How to Increase the SEO Presence of Your Charity on a Budget

If you run a charity website, you might have mixed feelings about search engine optimisation (SEO). To many people, doing SEO feels like cheating Google or inflating search results. While it is true that SEO is all about raising your search engine rankings, it’s not just about inserting random keywords that match what people are searching for.

COVID-19: How Nonprofits Can Facilitate Inclusive Online Gatherings

In a matter of weeks, the coronavirus pandemic has radically changed the way we work, learn, and meet. As more and more of us make the switch to remote work, some fundamental questions remain: what does it take to run a successful online meeting? How can we make sure that digital facilitation remains inclusive? And can offline gatherings truly go virtual? In today’s post, we will walk you through the principles and best practices of effective online facilitation. 

7 Ways to Bolster Your Nonprofit’s Data Security

It’s common to think data breaches only happen to private/for-profit  companies like Target and Home Depot, but nonprofits are targeted too. People Inc., a nonprofit human services agency operating in Western New York, suffered a data breach in 2019 that caused sensitive medical information of its former and current clients to be exposed. Don’t put your organization at risk. Here are some measures you can take to shore up your data security.

Spotlight on Social Media: Scheduling Content with Later

By now, most nonprofits are familiar with scheduling services like Facebook’s built-in Publishing Tools or platforms like TweetDeck. Fewer organizations know, however, that it is possible to schedule visual content as well. Today, we are going to focus on a Canadian-built platform, called Later, and we’ll be guiding you through the step by step process of scheduling your very own visual content.

Take your first step into data visualization with Microsoft’s Power BI

Power BI is a collection of business intelligence and data visualization tools by Microsoft. With Power BI, you can take data from virtually any source (Excel, or other third party databases) and transform them into interactive dashboards and visually immersive reports. It’s user-friendly, offers intuitive drag-and-drop features, boasts robust functionality, and has self-service capabilities, making it one of the best data viz solutions for nonprofits.

Spotlight on Social Media: How to Craft an Editorial Calendar

The most successful social media accounts don’t leave their messaging to chance. Instead, they invest upfront in the creation of a storytelling structure that brings   key messages into focus. In today’s post, we will be exploring how to get started crafting such a calendar, and what tools you might use along the way to help you meet your outreach goals.

10 Tips and Tricks for Microsoft Office Online

Office Online is the free, cloud version of Microsoft’s popular Office desktop products. While Office Online has reduced functionality compared to its desktop equivalent, you might also be surprised by the number of features that are available, which is why in this post, I’d like to share ten tips and tricks to help you get the most out of Office Online!

COVID-19: How Nonprofits Can Establish Effective Telecommuting Practices

Many workplaces are either encouraging or mandating that employees work from home in an attempt to limit the spread of coronavirus as well as to protect those who are most vulnerable to contagion. Here at TechSoup Canada, we’ve put together a preliminary round up of recommendations and resources to help support the nonprofit sector during this important transition.

Spotlight on Social Media: Performing a Social Media Audit

media audit This month, we are introducing a new series called Spotlight on Social Media Strategies. In this first post, we will be guiding you through the process of conducting a    social media audit. Later in the series we’ll be exploring tools and strategies to help nonprofits enhance their digital outreach, so stay tuned for posts on topics such as content scheduling, Instagram best practices, and more!