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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.

[UPDATE: NOW WITH CLOUD!] TechSoup Canada's Microsoft Program: Donated, Discounted, and Cloud Offerings

Last year, Microsoft announced a number of changes to its nonprofit donations and discount programs. The reason for the shift is Microsoft's desire to optimize its offerings to better serve smaller nonprofits. The shift also reflects a larger, global trend to move IT infrastructure to a cloud-based model.

This shift has affected what TechSoup Canada offers to nonprofits. Generally speaking, three key changes are significant:

Visualizing Impact: A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Data Sets

Visualizing Impact Case StudyTechSoup Canada member Visualizing Impact (VI) is a pioneer in the field of visual storytelling. This case study on VI offers lessons about using data to tell visual stories that compel real action. 

Take your nonprofit onto the cloud with Amazon Web Services!

We are thrilled to announce that Amazon Web Services (AWS) is now a TechSoup Canada donor partner! AWS provides organizations around the world with access to affordable, scalable, and customizable cloud computing services. With AWS, your nonprofit can build websites, develop apps, manage outreach and fundraising, and host core business and employee-facing systems.

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.

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.

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.

Digitize your contracts with DocuSign!

Exciting news — DocuSign, one of the world’s leading solutions for electronic signature technology, has joined TechSoup Canada as a donor partner!

Top 5 CRM Platforms for Nonprofits

As many organizations have learned, nothing is more crucial than keeping important data organized. Customer Relationship Management systems, or ‘CRM’ for short, have revolutionized modern standards of efficiency and productivity. From centralized mobile data access, faster data retrieval, and real-time communications between team members, using a CRM is the ideal hub for non-profits organizations. Here are 5 great CRM platforms to consider.