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How Microsoft Office 365 Can Help Propel Your Nonprofit

As a nonprofit interested in tech, you’ve probably heard the term Microsoft Office 365 more than once. Whether you’re familiar with it or not, Microsoft Office 365 is a key tool for nonprofits, allowing the full capabilities of installed software, as well as the collaborative, on and offline accessibility of the cloud. To help us showcase how your nonprofit can benefit from Office 365, we got together with a few partners from Microsoft Canada, Canadian Cancer Society and MessageOps to hold a webinar.

Crowdfunding: How it Works, Why it Works and How You Can Make it Work For You

As a nonprofit you are likely on the lookout for new ways to improve your fundraising efforts. Crowdfunding can be that revolutionary method to transform your fundraising practices. Many nonprofits and charitable organizations worldwide are already benefitting from this essential tool.

Building Communities: Increasing Online Engagement and Awareness

TechSoup Canada presented a webinar for the Canadian Association for Community Living on Building Communities: Increasing Online Engagement and Awareness. In this webinar, we covered how to build an online community through social media, what social media channels are out there, which ones should you be using, how to fit managing social media into your schedule, and tips for creating and curating great content to keep your community engaged.

How to Format Your Nonprofit's Website Copy

Marlene Oliveira, founder of and Nonprofit MarCommunity, covers how to write effective web copy at your nonprofit. Learn how to edit and format your copy so it's optimized for the web, why writing for online publications isn't complicated, common mistakes made by nonprofit communicators and how to avoid them.

Free Google AdWords for Nonprofits Webinar Series

Google Ad 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 you 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 donation.

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation: What Charities and Not-For Profits Need to Know Before July 1, 2014

On May 27th and May 29th, 2014, we hosted webinars with Maanit Zemel, an internet lawyer practicing in Ontario, all about the new Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) for Non-Profits and Charities. All attribution for the legal information in this blog goes to Maanit, and we are very appreciative of the time she took to work with TechSoup Canada on to help prepare us all for these big changes.

Optimizing your Website for Mobile Devices

Do your supporters want to be able to access your websites on the go? Over 30% of Canadians own smartphones, so there's a good chance the answer is yes. The good news is that there's a range of ways to make your site mobile-friendly depending on your needs. This webinar will provide a high-level overview of this topic from a non-techie perspective.

A Walk in the Cloud - Is Cloud Computing Right for You?

Imagine if you could work from anywhere and collaborate with others: how would you work differently in your nonprofit? Cloud computing enables on-demand, convenient access to shared technology infrastructure and services that have traditionally been out of reach for many nonprofits.

Google Grants

Do you want to drive more visitor traffic to your organization’s website? Do you want to make it easier for supporters and donors to search for your website? Do you want more web traffic from visitors of a specific geographical area, age group, gender, or other demographic? Do you want to focus the attention of your visitors to a specific page on your website?

Preparing for a Website Redesign

Is your website from 1995? Do you get frequent comments that your site is old, unattractive, difficult to use or out of date? Are you frustrated because you don’t know how to update your website and you have to call your tech volunteer or contractor every time you want any changes? Do you want a website that is "dynamic"?