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Will NAFTA Talks Put Canadians' Privacy on the Chopping Block?

This week, as Canada heads into the first round of negotiations to update the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), we should be looking out for what impacts a “modernized” agreement could have on Canadian privacy. OpenMedia's Meghan Sali explains what's at stake.

Take Part in the 2017 Global NGO Technology Survey!

How does your nonprofit use technology to achieve its mission? What works and what doesn't? How would you transform your relationship to technology if you could? Share your insight! Take the 2017 Global NGO Technology Survey -- your input will fuel research that empowers the nonprofit sector around the world! 

Microsoft Cloud for Good Webinar Recap

Through its Cloud for Good program, Microsoft Philanthropies aims to create equitable access to technology across society. As part of this initiative, Microsoft provides nonprofits with donated cloud services to help transform the way they achieve impact.

Three Principles to Optimize Your Nonprofit Website for Conversion

There are plenty of quick-fix tactics promising to dramatically boost your conversion rates, from customized pop up messages on your homepage to standard donation amounts. While such tactics can be effective, they are ultimately superficial. To truly drive and sustain conversion, you must structure your website around the following strategies.

Malware and Nonprofits: How Your Organization Can Detect and Prevent Viruses

A computer virus is a piece of code or program that is capable of reproducing itself and infecting or modifying other software. Once executed, a computer virus can corrupt the operating system, damage hard drives, destroy vital data and steal private information.  Computer viruses are one part of a larger group of threats known as malware, which is an abbreviated term for “malicious software.” Along with computer viruses, malware also includes spyware, adware, worms and Trojan horses. 

Are You Ready for July 1st, 2017? An Update on CASL

Although it has "anti-spam" in the title, Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) isn’t aimed at what we would traditionally consider to be spam. Instead, CASL regulates all “commercial electronic messages” (CEMs) sent or accessed from a computer in Canada. CASL also regulates a broad range of online activities including the installation of computer programs, misleading advertising and marketing practices, privacy invasion via your computer, and email harvesting.

4 Tech Tools for Dealing with Turnover at Your Nonprofit

To keep costs down and ensure that your organization is functioning well, it’s critical that you are adopt interlocking strategies to simultaneously manage turnover and encourage retention. In this article, we’ll explore tech tools that can help you do just that.

Deliver Beautiful, CASL-Compliant Emails with CleverReach!

In 2016, email fundraising accounted for 26 percent of online revenue for nonprofits -- a whopping 15 percent increase from 2015. Whatever the size and focus of your organization is, a thriving email marketing strategy remains key to unlocking impact. That’s why TechSoup Canada is thrilled to announce that CleverReach -- a powerful, intuitive email marketing platform -- is now a donor partner!

5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Boost Nonprofit Fundraising

AI can automate repetitive tasks, reduce the possibility you’ll make mistakes and speed up the ways you collect information. Keep reading to learn five ways to use AI to enhance your fundraising activities, along with apps that help you optimize the results.

Become a Nonprofit Thought Leader through Digital Content

In this piece, you'll learn what thought leadership is, how it can benefit your organization, and how digital content can help you become a nonprofit thought leader.