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Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation: What Charities and Not-For Profits Need to Know Before July 1, 2014

On May 27th and May 29th, 2014, we hosted webinars with Maanit Zemel, an internet lawyer practicing in Ontario, all about the new Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) for Non-Profits and Charities. All attribution for the legal information in this blog goes to Maanit, and we are very appreciative of the time she took to work with TechSoup Canada on to help prepare us all for these big changes.

How Crowdsourcing Helps Your Nonprofit

Crowdsourcing can be done at an organizational or individual level, and nonprofits have used it for everything from marketing and fundraising to volunteerism and activism. It’s a great way to enlist help from a wider community knowledge base and to engage people in your work.

How to Deliver a Bad Presentation

If you've been working at a nonprofit for any period of time, chances are you've endured at least one — and possibly quite a few — boring or irritating presentations. Regardless of whether the presenter mumbled, fidgeted, or simply failed to keep the audience's attention, bad presentations can waste time, cost money, and even damage reputations.

Six Views of Project-Management Software

What applications – and kinds of applications – can help you manage projects?

This article was adapted by TechSoup

By: Laura S. Quinn

May 21, 2010

Using RSS Tools to Feed Your Information Needs

Manage online information efficiently at your nonprofit with RSS

By: Peter Campbell

February 13, 2009

Free, Easy Ways to Add a Calendar to Your Website

If you want to keep friends of your organization up-to-date on events, meetings, and deadlines, adding a calendar to your website is a must. But who has time to design and build a calendar by hand? Fortunately, there’s no need to do that, since numerous online tools make it easy to build, update, and publish a professional calendar on your nonprofit’s website. All you need is an Internet connection, a web browser, and a bit of spare time.

Sample Email Disclaimers

Disclaimers can be made up of statements covering different aspects of
your business. Below are some sample statements that can be used for
each aspect independently. To make up your disclaimer, select applicable
statements and include these in your disclaimer.

Email Disclaimers to Protect Your Organization

Practical recommendations for minimizing legal risk in your organization’s emails.

A Few Good Tools: Petitions and Pledges

Nonprofit professionals recommend affordable tools for all budgets

By: Laura S. Quinn and Kyle Andrei

August 1, 2011

Engaging Constituents Using Mobile Technology

By: Laura S. Quinn

November 30, 2010