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Office 2010 End of Life: What Nonprofits Need To know

Support for Microsoft Office 2010 is scheduled to end on October 13th, 2020. If your nonprofit is among the majority of companies still using Microsoft Office 2010 programs, it’s time to start planning your next Microsoft Office upgrade before October. The good news is that your nonprofit has access to free and discounted subscriptions to Microsoft 365, or Microsoft Office Standard 2019 from TechSoup Canada. 

Making a Big Difference with Microvolunteering

Microvolunteering is an especially creative and ingenious way to turn even idle moments like commuting or waiting in line into an opportunity to help others and make a difference.

How to Post and Find Online Volunteering Opportunities


This week, we continue our Connecting for Change series with a post about how to find and post online volunteering opportunities.

Upholding and Advancing Our Commitment to Anti-Racism


A preliminary round-up of resources to help all of us in the nonprofit sector think about how we can use our work to uphold the values of anti-racism.

8 Ways To Keep Your Smartphone Secure and Private

Smartphones have undoubtedly become a central hub of many people’s daily lives. Beyond simply texting, calling or gaming, we’re now using them to make payments and navigate from place to place. Consequently, enormous amounts of personal data is collected, stored and transmitted, even when we’re not using the phone. 

Privacy and Security Online: It's not being paranoid if they really are out to get you!

Do you ever wonder just how far you should stick your head in the sand when it comes to online privacy and security issues? If so, this talk is for you, and the answer might surprise you. (Spoiler: you don't have to stick your head in the sand at all!) Learn about some simple, key concepts that will keep your data and your organization secure, and help you ward off all kinds of attacks, from phishing to zoombombing.

How to Harness Online Volunteering To Provide Social Support for Vulnerable Newcomers


Together Project shares the story of how they continue to provide support to newcomers and refugees during the pandemic through online volunteering.

How To Get Started Working With Online Volunteers


Today we explore tips and recommendations to get started attracting, collaborating, and managing teams of online volunteers.

How to Save Your Nonprofit From the Financial Downturn

The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic is hitting nonprofits hard. As The New York Times put it, the new mission is survival. Donors are understandably distracted with their own personal affairs. Business owners are busy putting fires out. As a veteran of three nonprofits, including one that weathered both the dot-com bust and the 2008 recession, I want to share how we got through those difficult times.

Connecting for Change: Are You Ready to Be an Online Volunteer?


Today, we continue to explore the fascinating world of online volunteering with a series of guiding questions designed to help you learn more about what makes a good online volunteer.