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Open Source

Anything that's related to open source - it may also fit in another category as well.

The Benefits of Mindfulness for Nonprofit Managers

Famed football coach Lou Holtz once said, “It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.” Nonprofit managers are actually a lot like football players, when you think about it. But, they have less padding to keep them comfortable. They have to be quick on their feet, willing to adapt to a new game plan, and they have to be willing to charge forward even in the face of uncertainty. 

Exploring the Creative Commons Universe

We look at a relatively lesser known yet equally compelling tool in the designer’s toolbox: the world of Creative Commons. Getting familiar with the world of Creative Commons can enhance your creative work in several ways: first and foremost, by giving you access to a vast library of open access resources that you can adapt and draw inspiration from. Secondly, it offers you flexible and simple means to make your work discoverable by others.

Digital Rights 102: Highlighting the issues affecting Canadians

By building our awareness of how our human rights are impacted online, we can become better equipped to protect and extend them. In Canada, we need only look at the current headlines to see proof that there are pressing digital rights issues - existing and emerging - facing communities across the country. Read on for a look at some of the digital rights debates that are now impacting Canadians.

Digital Rights 101: Understanding how technology affects human rights for all

Digital Rights 101Today, technology touches nearly every aspects of our daily lives, affecting our activities both on and offline. In many ways, tech empowers us to exercise our rights more fully by providing new opportunities to build connections and share ideas beyond our immediate community. The internet has expanded the possibilities for work, education, access to healthcare, and more. But these same technologies can unfortunately serve to infringe our rights. They can be used to surveil and silence marginalized communities at a scale that was never before possible. 

5 Design Trends: 2016 is the Year of User Experience

Making predictions for the future is key to success, especially within the face-paced tech industry. Each year, TechSoup Canada predicts key tech and web design trends that will affect nonprofits the most. It’s our prediction that 2016 will be the year of user experience design. 

Open Source Database Technologies

Server-based databases for nonprofits

This article was adapted from TechSoup

By: Michelle Murrain

April 8, 2002

Six Steps to Adopting Open-Source Software at Your Org

Practical ways to deploy and use open-source software

This article was adapted from TechSoup

By: NonProfit Open Source Initiative

August 16, 2006

Visual Presentations Made Easy

Do you need to put together an organization chart? Need a flowchart for training new employees and volunteers about a certain work process? How about a map of your computer network? Or maybe you want to distribute your notes from a recent brainstorming session in an attractive, easy-to-read visual format?

Comparing Open Source Content Management Systems

WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and Plone

By: Laura Quinn, Michelle Murrain, and Maggie Starvish

May 19, 2009

Microsoft Office vs. OpenOffice.org

Idealware does a head-to-head comparison of the two office suites

By: Brett Bonfield and Laura S. Quinn

July 2, 2010