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6 Things Canadian Nonprofits May Not Know About Tax Receipting

Accurately creating and issuing donation receipts to supporters can be difficult and time consuming. With the right knowledge and technology, though, they can be a simple way to continue delighting donors. With that in mind, here are six Canadian tax receipting tips you may not be familiar with.

Why it’s Costly NOT to have a CRM

Over the last few blogs, we’ve talk about how great CRMs are. And don’t get us wrong – they’re pretty awesome. Whether it’s a robust program that gives you all the bells and whistles, or a smaller program that enables you the basics of contact management and note taking – each one is able to benefit the organization.

Using QuickBooks to Ensure Your Nonprofit Is Audit-proof

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In this webinar, Bob Wang and Jean Elwell of Legacy Advantage share some guidance on how to run an audit-proof nonprofit. In the presentation they focus specifically on QuickBooks (desktop version available through TechSoup Canada's product catalogue), but many of their insights and best practices are applicable to any accounting system.

Data Privacy and the Law: Saving and Destroying Information

In our last article, we briefly addressed the obligations of non-profit organizations in relation to the collection and use of personal information. We also provided an overview of information safeguards, noting that you have a duty to keep your records secure and up to date. But what exactly does all this involve? We will see this by examining the principles set out in the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), which applies at the federal level, to the storage and destruction of information.

When Good Deals Go Raw: Equipping Your Nonprofit to Do IT Negotiations with Confidence

Before purchasing any IT solution from a vendor, you always need to ask a few critical questions. Otherwise, it’s easy to end up locked into a deal that seems great now but becomes unfair and unaffordable in the future. In this post, legal expert Phil Downe shares guidance on how to ensure that you are negotiating from a place of both confidence and competence.

Automatically track and report your mileage with MileIQ!

MileIQ logoWe are excited to announce that MileIQ is now a TechSoup Canada donor partner! 

In many nonprofits, employees and volunteers do a lot of driving. They visit beneficiaries in the community, make deliveries between locations, and shuttle participants to and from programs. The process of manually logging mileage for expense reports and tax purposes can be a real drain on time and energy. MileIQ tracks mileage through GPS and reports it automatically.

3 Must-Know Tips for a Successful Google Ads Campaign: Free Webinar

Did you know that as a registered nonprofit or charity you are eligible for $10,000/month in Google Adwords? Awesome, right? So how do you maximize your impact with all these free Google goodies?

4 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Implement Fundraising Automation

One of the biggest technology buzzwords in recent years is ‘automation.’ For nonprofits, it’s especially important: with consistently limited resources, the ability to handle tasks without manual effort creates additional time for your most impactful work.

The Importance of an Online Presence: Engaging the Next Generation of Donors

As more Canadians turn to the Internet for information and services, it is becoming critical for nonprofits to use the web to engage with the communities they serve. With the help of Framework, the team at the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) analyzed these organizations’ digital capacity in a special edition of the .CA Internet Factbook.

Choosing the Right Budgeting Software Solution for Nonprofits

It’s tough sometimes to stay on point with so many factors competing for your attention on a daily basis – but processes are what support the very foundation of your work. One of the most critical decisions you can make is selecting the right budgeting software solution ‘out of the gate.’