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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 Maintaining a strong online presence is a delicate act that requires frequent finetuning. While social media has transformed the way we share content, choosing the right combination of tools to make your work stand out is more difficult––and more crucial––than ever.

What to know (and do) about the sale of .org

For many, .org has become “the online conscience of the Internet… a symbol of doing good, doing better, aspiring for something”. Which is why, when news of its sale spread on November 13th 2019, it sent shock waves through the web. For many, the decision to sell the domain to a private equity firm called Ethos Capital--which has offered a whopping US$ 1.135 billion for the registry--raises several concerns about the future of .org and its impact on nonprofits.

4 Free Tools for Your Nonprofit Tech Team

I feel it’s only fitting for me to wrap up ths February Freebies series by sharing four free tools that can help your nonprofit tech team identify threats, manage your nonprofit’s user accounts, remotely troubleshoot your computers and keep track of your IT inventory.