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6 Recommendations to Ensure Your Nonprofit is CASL and GDPR Compliant

 Many articles have been written about the impact of the GDPR and CASL on nonprofit organizations and how they operate. But most of those articles are pretty technical and you need to be an expert on legal matters to truly understand all the subtleties. Here are 6 recommendations that will help you be in compliance with the GDPR and CASL, all in simple English with none of the legal jargon.

Empower your Nonprofit with Blockchain

Blockchain Blockchains can empower various industries, specifically those that work with large databases and collaborate internationally with multiple organizations. Understanding how this technology is shifting and digitizing the nonprofit and humanitarian services sector is crucial to empowering your organization and creating efficient processes to further your impact.

6 Things I Learned By Signing Up to Get Emails from 152 Canadian Charities (Part 2)

 In part 1, I shared 3 of the things I’ve learned from doing 152 email signups as part of research for The Canadian Online Fundraising Scorecard. In part 2, I share the other 3 things I learned: How Organizations are not using enough copy to communite their offer, how organizations are not taking advantage of their confirmation page, and how many tools and templates organizations are using are bad. 

6 Things I Learned By Signing Up to Get Emails from 152 Canadian Charities (Part 1)

 Signing up for emails was just the first of four key areas that we’ll look at — along with email communication, donation experience, and gift acknowledgement — and with that part done, I wanted to share some early lessons learned.

Digital Rights 102: Highlighting the issues affecting Canadians

By building our awareness of how our human rights are impacted online, we can become better equipped to protect and extend them. In Canada, we need only look at the current headlines to see proof that there are pressing digital rights issues - existing and emerging - facing communities across the country. Read on for a look at some of the digital rights debates that are now impacting Canadians.

Why Nonprofits Need Public Relations – Leveraging Helpful PR Tools and Strategies

NPOs need Public RelationsLarge nonprofits rake in the majority of charitable donations—in fact, just 2.39% of nonprofits account for 90% of nonprofit revenue. So how do you get noticed among the hundreds of thousands of other small charitable organizations? Here’s what you need to know about why (and how) you can bring your PR techniques into the 21st century.

Podcasting for Nonprofits

Podcasting ThumbnailPodcasting engages your community by creating a conversation that uses tone of voice to connect you to your audience in a way writing can't.

It’s a useful communication tool when done right. We're going to outline some of the different approaches you can take, and guide you through planning your own podcast in three simple steps.

#nptech 2018: Trends, Insights, and Possibilities

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For our first webinar of the 2018, we asked a handful of experts to share thoughts around trends an issues they see as especially relevant to the nonprofit sector this year. It's a wide ranging conversation that visits the intersections of #nptech and reconciliation, marketing and communications, web development, data mining, digital rights, and responsible data handling. We get invaluable input from Alexander Dirksen of First Nations Technology Council, Marlene Oliveira of moflow, Yaa Otchere of Not An Elephant, Maryam Sahebol-Amri of TechSoup Canada, and Carolyn Tackett and Rogelio Lopez of Access Now. The recording is below, and each of the expert videos are embedded individually on this page as well.

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! 

Take the Leap: 3 Key Digital Marketing Lessons from Digital Leap 2017

On April 25, social sector marketers, fundraisers, thought leaders, and other nonprofit professionals from across the GTA convened at the Art Gallery of Ontario for Digital Leap 2017. Hosted by Stephen Thomas Ltd and CAF America, Digital Leap provided participants with invaluable insights, ideas, and resources for creating effective digital marketing strategies. TechSoup Canada was there on the ground, and we were thrilled to have the opportunity to learn from such a talented group of people. Here are a few of the lessons that stuck with us.