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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.’

QuickBooks Helps BITS Serve Struggling Youth

BITS Case Study thumbnail"By Youth, For Youth" is the motto of Business in the Streets (BITS), a Toronto-based Canadian Registered Charity that focuses on peer mentorship for struggling and low-income youth with a business idea.

Intuit expands eligibility for faith-based organizations

Good news! Intuit has expanded the eligibility for their popular accounting software, QuickBooks, to include faith-based organizations that were previously ineligible! As you may know, we work hard with our donor partners to open eligibility to as many groups as possible, so we are delighted to be expanding Intuit eligibility to faith-based organizations.

The Pitfalls of Budgeting for NPOs

Jeffrey Miller, partner at Ginsberg Gluzman Fage & Levitz (GGFL) LLP Chartered Accountants, have seen his fair share of nonprofit budgets. In his original article, "The Pitfalls of Budgeting for NPOs", Jeff takes us through five common budgeting mistakes made by nonprofits, so your nonprofit can avoid budgeting disaster.

Fundraising 101: Why You Should Care About Merchant Accounts

Your donors like to show their support in various ways - buying tickets to your fundraising event, raising money for your walk-a-thon, giving a one-time or monthly gift - and more of them want to give at their own convenience. Canadians are growing increasingly comfortable with donating online and the trend is only gaining momentum.

If you want a piece of the fundraising pie, your nonprofit needs to be able to accept money online and offer as many donation options as possible. And it all starts with a merchant account.