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Multimedia & Design

Graphic design, video, other forms of multimedia

6 Design Principles to Improve the Look of Your Nonprofit Website

Even the most amazing tools can be used to create a website that is difficult to navigate and unpleasant to look at. For nonprofits, having a functional and easy-to-use website is of utmost importance to gain and maintain the trust of your donors, beneficiaries, and anyone else invested in your mission. Apply these design principles to make your site look sleek and professional. 

Getting Good Audio on a Budget: How to Edit Sound

Editing your audio is just as important as recording it. To get quality audio, we need to spend time in post-production to polish our work. Here are some simples steps you can take to increase your audio quality.

Getting Good Audio on a Budget: How to Record Sound

Audio is the foundation for conveying your message effectively through video or auditory media. High-quality video feels weak with poor audio quality, whereas low-quality film with great audio can still grasp your attention. When it comes to radio, podcasting and other auditory media, audio quality becomes absolutely crucial. It determines how your listeners connect with your message, and whether you grasp their interest and bring them into your story’s setting

Winners of the Celebrate Creativity with Adobe Contest!

Celebrate Creativity with Adobe invited nonprofits, charities and libraries in the Canada to showcase their most creative materials that were designed in any Adobe program. The community then voted on the submissions they believed were the most creative and inspiring, and we were incredibly impressed with the results!

Celebrate Creativity with Adobe!

Adobe and TechSoup Canada teamed up to bring you a Facebook contest where your creative material (e.g., posters, brochures, any marketing collateral), designed in any Adobe program, can win your organization up to $2,000 CAD.

Creating an Event Invitation Using Adobe InDesign

You've been asked to create an invitation for an event or fundraiser, and you'd like to make it look extra spiffy. But you're not a graphic designer by training, and you don't yet know how to use Adobe InDesign. Don't worry, we've got you covered.

Jump-Start your Online Presence with GoDaddy Web Services

TechSoup Canada is proud to announce our newest donor partner, GoDaddy! GoDaddy is a domain name registrar and web services provider. Registering a domain name through a domain name registrar like GoDaddy allows you to use that name in the URL for your organization's website.

Join TechSoup's 2016 Digital Storytelling Challenge!

We're excited to partner with TechSoup global for Storymakers 2016! For the sixth year, TechSoup's annual challenge will help nonprofits learn how to increase their storytelling skills for fundraising and advocacy purposes. We also have a contest in which we're giving away US$7,000 in cash prizes and a new camera.

Why the heck is my website doing that?! Coding Decoded

The Internet can be a confusing place, and often Internet concepts, like coding a website, may seem complicated and overwhelming. That’s why we invited Sarah Lesh, a front-end web developer at hjc, to explain the basics of coding, specifically HTML, CSS, and Javascript.

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act: A Refresher for Nonprofits

Accessibility is important for everyone - not just individuals with disabilities. For example, when buildings are wheelchair accessible, it benefits parents with strollers. Or when a TV program has closed captioning, it benefits patrons watching in a noisy bar who can’t hear the audio.