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3 Challenges of Virtual Events (And How to Surpass Them!)

In recent months, nonprofits, for-profits, and associations alike have all had to quickly pivot operations for greater virtual accessibility and communications. As you’re likely already aware, this was due to the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fundraising efforts had to be rescheduled and working from home became the new normal. All events had to be canceled, postponed, or altered— something that represented a huge challenge for organizations large and small.

The Designer’s Toolbox: Becoming Familiar with Adobe

In this post, we explore hands-on tools to help your nonprofit create and share original designs using the Adobe suite. Whether for business or for storytelling, the products in Adobe’s extensive catalogue are a great way to connect content and data in dynamic, accessible, and creative ways.

Design for Non-Designers: Crafting a Brand Narrative

Good design is unmistakably intuitive, captivating, and compelling. It is also deceptively simple: the more impactful a good design is, the more work usually goes behind the scenes to streamline its presentation. In fact, this is arguably where the magic of good design lies: taking complex ideas and turning them into accessible and evocative calls to action.

Celebrating Indigenous Tech


To celebrate the creativity and contributions of Indigenous communities from coast to coast to coast, this week we are excited to showcase some of the latest initiatives at the intersection of technology, digital media, and social change!

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.