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Google AdWords For Nonprofits 101

Google AdWords Grants gives eligible nonprofits $10,000 per month in
free Google AdWords advertising to promote themselves at the top of
Google search results pages. That is a potential annual ad budget of
$120,000 that nonprofits can use to attract donors, recruit volunteers
and connect with clients. Sounds too good to be true? The good news is
that it’s true, and many nonprofits are already benefitting from this

Chimp 101 - Empower Your Online Donors Your Way

By making giving accessible, flexible, social and fun, our goal is to integrate charity into everyday life -- whether through traditional fundraising outreach, organized giving through sports teams, workplaces or schools, informal group giving, or individual donations.

#GivingTuesday Checklist - Make Sure You're Ready to Go!

With just 23 days till #GivingTuesday, your nonprofit's plan for December 2nd should be aligning. However, we know all too well that priorities can slip and organization's can lose track of the tasks at hand, so here's a handy checklist for you to use, leading up to December 2.

CRM Case Study: Cambridge Self Help Food Bank and Sumac

CSHFB Case StudyConstituent Relationship Management (CRM) can vastly improve a nonprofit's operations, fundraising initiatives, volunteer management and more, but deciding on a CRM system can be a very difficult task. Dianne McLeod, Program Coordinator at the Cambridge Self Help Food Bank (CSHFB), shares with us her experience with implementing a new CRM (Sumac) at CSHFB.

Year End Campaigns

Whether it's for tax purposes, in lieu of Christmas gifts or just because it's the season of giving, something about the holidays inspire people to give. Fundraisers concentrate a lot of their efforts to the last few months of the year because nonprofits tend to see a boost in their revenue during the holidays. This is why at TechSoup Canada, we want to help you with your current year-end campaigns and the next. Through-out this month, we will be looking at how technology can improve your year-end efforts and share key learnings and tips from successful case studies.

Which Crowdfunding Platform Is Best for Your Nonprofit?

It seems like there's a new crowdfunding website out there every week, but which one is right for your nonprofit? I looked at a few popular crowdfunding sites and dissected their cost plans, nonprofit support, and special features. What platform you choose really depends on the size of your nonprofit and what sort of campaign you plan to run.

So You Want to Raise More Money? Try the F word …

Funding resources are a great way to jumpstart your grassroot charity or ensure a steady stream of revenue for your large nonprofit. Grantseeking and prospecting funds is part and parcel of being in the nonprofit sector, so let us help you do it well!

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.

Text-to-donate: charitable giving in 8 characters

Have you ever seen something like this? “Text REDCROSS to 30333 to donate $5 to the Canadian Red Cross” And wondered if this was something you could do at your charity?

A Few Good Online Payment Multitaskers

Tools for processing a variety of transactions on your Web site

This article was adapted from TechSoup Global

Laura S. Quinn

February 6, 2007