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Microsoft Outlook 2013: Designed for Efficiency

Outlook 2013, part of the latest version of Microsoft Office, has a spruced-up look and new features that will make your work life easier at your nonprofit or library and help keep you organized. In this article, we highlight some new features and direct you to donations of the newest Office suite.

I Installed Windows 8 and Lived to Tell the Tale...

I feel like I should upgrade to Windows 8. I hear it is faster, has better performance and those tiles look so pretty!  I also want the latest version of Microsoft Office. The ability to edit PDF’s in MS Word is exactly what I need. But... I don’t like change. I don’t want to learn a whole new operating system or interface. I am also not sure where to start with the upgrade process. And did I mention I don’t have time for this?!

Despite all that, I am going to give it a try and blog about the whole process. Hopefully you can learn from my own mistakes and evaluate if upgrading to Windows 8 is the right move for you.

Too Many Tools, Too Little Time: Choosing the Right Tools for Your Needs

Note from Lori: This blog is a recap of Drew Bernard (from Action Sprout) and Jake Brewer's (from Fission Strategy) session "Too Many Tools, Too Little Time: Tools You Can Use To Better Engage, Track and Win" presented at the Web of Change, conference in September 2012.

Is Microsoft OneNote the One for You?

How a lesser-known part of Microsoft Office 2010 can help you organize your nonprofit or library's notes and projects

By: Debbi Landshoff

June 28, 2012

This article was originally published on

A Few Tools for Successfully Working From Home and Collaborating Remotely

Do you have staff who work offsite? Do you ever work from home - to get some focused work done, if you're not feeling well or if the weather is bad? Do you have multiple offices in different locations? In all of these cases, there's a need to connect with coworkers and access your files and systems remotely.

SharePoint 2010 for Nonprofits and Libraries

What’s new in Microsoft’s latest integrated-management platform

Update January 29 2013: The version of SharePoint now available through TechSoup Canada is SharePoint Server 2013

This article was adapted from TechSoup.

By: Chris Peters

June 21, 2010

Visual Presentations Made Easy

Do you need to put together an organization chart? Need a flowchart for training new employees and volunteers about a certain work process? How about a map of your computer network? Or maybe you want to distribute your notes from a recent brainstorming session in an attractive, easy-to-read visual format?

Supporting the Mobile Worker

Many people now use smartphones and tablets in their personal life, but what about work life? The corporate sector has been moving in this direction for many years, but it's less common in the nonprofit sector.

Friday Feed - Great resources from the web - September 30, 2011

Friday Feed is back! In order to stay up to date on what's going on in the world of technology - and nonprofit technology in particular - I follow quite a few blogs and twitter feeds. There's a lot of great content out there but if you don't have the time to stay on top of things (and even if you do!) it can be overwhelming. So, for those of you who have less time to do all this "listening" on nonprofit technology, I'm posting a blog each Friday with the top resources I found in the last week.