For our first webinar of the 2018, we asked a handful of experts to share thoughts around trends an issues they see as especially relevant to the nonprofit sector this year. It's a wide ranging conversation that visits the intersections of #nptech and reconciliation, marketing and communications, web development, data mining, digital rights, and responsible data handling. We get invaluable input from Alexander Dirksen of First Nations Technology Council, Marlene Oliveira of moflow, Yaa Otchere of Not An Elephant, Maryam Sahebol-Amri of TechSoup Canada, and Carolyn Tackett and Rogelio Lopez of Access Now. The recording is below, and each of the expert videos are embedded individually on this page as well.
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 can be a tremendous asset in pursuing your nonprofit's mission. Tracking and analyzing vital data yields insights that can help you improve your work, make better decisions, and become more accountable to stakeholders. However, having the right systems in place is only part of the equation -- without a culture of data-informed decision making, your efforts are likely to fall short.
In this webinar, TechSoup Canada's Ben Losman shines a light on the emotional factors in building a data-informed decision making culture, integrated data strategies, the daily data journey, and practical dashboard tools.
How can you better use email to raise money for your cause? In this webinar, Brady Josephson of Shift shares expert guidance on growing your email list, optimizing your donations page, and testing your fundraising efforts for maximum effectiveness.
We're working on a more comprehensive recap of the webinar, which will be posted here once it's complete. In the meantime, you can view the webinar recording and Brady's presentation slides below!
Everything you interact with -- from the emails in your inbox to the paper on your desk -- is packed with nuggets of data. These rich and often untapped data sources have the potential to help your nonprofit make well-informed, strategic decisions. To harness them, you need to put systems in place that make entering, tracking, and analyzing data painless and effective.
Through its Cloud for Good program, Microsoft Philanthropies aims to create equitable access to technology across society. As part of this initiative, Microsoft provides nonprofits with donated cloud services to help transform the way they achieve impact.
Although it has "anti-spam" in the title, Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) isn’t aimed at what we would traditionally consider to be spam. Instead, CASL regulates all “commercial electronic messages” (CEMs) sent or accessed from a computer in Canada. CASL also regulates a broad range of online activities including the installation of computer programs, misleading advertising and marketing practices, privacy invasion via your computer, and email harvesting.
Technology projects are a big undertaking for nonprofits, especially when budgeting is tight. However, any organization can perform a tech self-assessment with the guidance in this post, and better understand the shortcomings of their networks and their future technology needs.
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.
Many nonprofits want to start a blog, but their staff are often balancing multiple roles and don’t have the resources to regularly maintain one. However, blogs bring many benefits to nonprofits, and with a strategic approach you can manage a blog with minimal time and resources.