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Fundraising

10 Ways Nonprofits can use an Online Store

There are many ways a nonprofit can use an online store to raise money and support their mission. Learn about some examples, and find out about TechSoup Canada's new donor partner, Shopify.

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.

Funding Resources : The Cornerstone of Your Nonprofit's Toolbox

Are you a newly-formed nonprofit, eagerly searching for a way to build capacity and fund your great ideas? Maybe you’re ready to expand, launch an initiative, or just having trouble covering everything on donations? We may have a funding resource for you, and it’s about to be deeply discounted for a short time! 

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?

Toronto Net Tuesday Recap: Know your options for accepting donations online

As a charity – of any size – there are few things as important as being able to properly accept, process, receipt and track donations made online. Without this capability day-to-day operations can be challenging, if not impossible. There are a ton of options out there for every kind of charity. The difficulty is, of course, when faced with a sea of options, which do you choose? Or, how do you even narrow it down?

CanadaHelps 101 - a simple way to get online donations

Note from Tierney: this month we are looking at different ways to receive payments online, so I asked CanadaHelps to provide some information about the service that they offer

CanadaHelps is a registered charity with a goal to make giving simple. Our mission is to engage Canadians in the charitable sector, providing accessible and affordable online technology to both donors and charities to promote – and ultimately increase – charitable giving in Canada. 

Toronto Net Tuesday Recap - Get Your Organization Started with Google Grants

This month, we had Simon and Charles from ConnectAd come in and talk to us about Google Grants, which offers pay-per-click (PPC) advertising grant programs for non-profits and charities.  The guys covered the basics of PPC during their time with us, and gave tips and ideas on how to improve your Google Grant application.

Using Technology for Grants

Many nonprofits and charities rely on grants for a good portion of their funding, however writing grants can be a time consuming and frustrating process. Our February Toronto Net Tuesday explored how grant writers can use technology to find and keep track of grants.

If you happen to notice that the video from Using Technology for Grants lacked sound or failed to focus on the right speaker at the right time, it’s because this camera man is guilty of paying too much attention to our speakers last Tuesday. Tech Tuesday was pleased to welcome an inspired panel of non-profit speakers to our technology forum, where we debated everything from the value of following grant writers on twitter to how to partner with large grant funders. The outcome of the evening was one part tech, one part process, and several great strategies for marketing your not-for-profit cause.

A Few Good Online Payment Multitaskers

Tools for processing a variety of transactions on your Web site

This article was adapted from TechSoup Global

By:
Laura S. Quinn

February 6, 2007

Writing a Winning Grant Proposal for Technology

Clear goals and a careful cost/benefit evaluation will help

This article has been adapted from TechSoup

By: Marc Osten, Susan Myrland, and Katrin Verclas,