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Technology Planning

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Determining The Best Tech and Policies for Your Nonprofit

Our contemporary business and social environment relies upon the advantages of our digital world. While not everyone is fluent in tech use, most to some degree spend a significant percentage of their lives online and undertake many of their essential tasks and communications via digital platforms. 

Fin de vie d'Office 2010: ce que les organismes à but non lucratif doivent savoir

La prise en charge de Microsoft Office 2010 se termine le 13 octobre 2020, ans extension ni mises à jour de sécurité de Microsoft. Si votre organisme à but non lucratif fait partie de la majorité des entreprises qui utilisent toujours les programmes Microsoft Office 2010, il est temps de commencer à planifier votre prochaine mise à niveau de Microsoft Office avant octobre afin d'éviter les risques de sécurité.

7 Ways to Bolster Your Nonprofit’s Data Security

It’s common to think data breaches only happen to private/for-profit  companies like Target and Home Depot, but nonprofits are targeted too. People Inc., a nonprofit human services agency operating in Western New York, suffered a data breach in 2019 that caused sensitive medical information of its former and current clients to be exposed. Don’t put your organization at risk. Here are some measures you can take to shore up your data security.

TechSoup Canada Case study: Canadian Mental Health Association, Alberta South Region

TechSoup Canada Case Study Canadian Mental Health Association Alberta South Region How the right software saved time and money - while improving programs: Eleven years ago, when Wesley Chenery took on the role of IT specialist at the Alberta South Regional Office of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) the computers were old and the software was either extremely outdated or in some cases, completely missing.

Avoiding "Shady" IT Vendors: Doing Cloud-based Software Deals with Confidence

In this webinar, IT contract specialist Phil Downe of Relations Management Group xplains how to do cloud-based software negotiations with confidence. Although cloud-based software is revolutionizing the nonprofit sector, IT vendors are eager to exploit this revolution, locking unsuspecting organizations into unfair contracts and ballooning expenses over time. As it turns out, "nonprofit pricing" doesn't always translate to a good deal. 

Putting it all together: How to convince my nonprofit to Invest in a CRM

Over the past few weeks, we have been taking some time to unpack the most common challenges and objections that nonprofits face when considering investing in a CRM. First we took some time to look at the basics of a CRM. We then explored what a CRM looks like to different members of a nonprofit team.

Modifications importantes apportées au programme de dons de logiciels Microsoft sur TechSoup Canada

Aujourd'hui, nous partageons des nouvelles concernant Microsoft et une mise à jour sur les modifications apportées à leur programme de don sur TechSoup Canada. Nous avons résumé ci-dessous les modifications de Microsoft annoncées dans leur article de blogue qui peuvent influencer votre expérience TechSoup Canada. Veuillez prendre quelques minutes pour l’étudier, afin que vous puissiez planifier efficacement vos besoins technologiques.

Do you have a CRM?

As the nonprofit landscape gets more and more complex, relationships with donors gain even more value. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be unpacking some of the most common objections to adopting a CRM system at your nonprofit, including answering some of the most pressing questions you might have about the process.

#nptech 2018: Trends, Insights, and Possibilities

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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.

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.