A Nonprofit's Guide to Event Planning: 4 Essential Steps


Holding a fundraising event is a great way for nonprofits to earn support for their cause and attract new donors. For many nonprofit organizations, events play a key role in raising the funds needed to support the organization's projects.

Can't-Miss Sessions at the Nonprofit Technology Conference


Hosted by NTEN, the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) is the premier annual event for nonprofit techies. We are sending several of our best representatives to host sessions, listen to the needs of nonprofits, and answer your TechSoup questions.

One Surprising Reason Your Nonprofit Struggles to Grow

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I regularly speak with nonprofit leaders who wonder why their nonprofit struggles to grow. The post One Surprising Reason Your Nonprofit Struggles to Grow appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Capacity Employee Engagement & Energy Winning Well leadership leadership development leadership training management nonprofitsThey have a great theory of change, clear intended impact, enthusiastic donors, but…something is wrong.

Data Privacy and Compliance at Nonprofit Organizations


I was lucky enough to be in the room at the European Parliament in October 2018 when Apple CEO Tim Cook made an impassioned plea for a federal privacy law in the USA. It was something I thought I would not hear from a Silicon Valley CEO in my lifetime. IT Security Data Management

How One IT Professional Supports a Faith-Based Nonprofit in the Pacific Northwest


A variety of factors can impact a nonprofit's ability to optimize its IT setup. However, as the world hurtles ever more rapidly into a cloud-first, tech-centric reality, it's more important than ever to make IT needs a central part of a nonprofit's planning strategy — not an afterthought.

The 3 Types of Nonprofit Dashboards — and How to Build Each One


So much data is available to your nonprofit — through your CRM, Google Analytics, social media analytics, email analytics, and beyond. Here are the three most effective types of nonprofit dashboards, and how to build each one on a budget.

How Nonprofits Can Save Time and Money: Why Cloud Integrations Matter


And so, many nonprofits are making the switch to the cloud. The cloud makes technology securely accessible through the Internet, resulting in time and money saved. Operations The Cloud

The 9 Key Areas of Responsibility for a Nonprofit Executive Director


Whether you are a new or aspiring nonprofit executive director (ED) or a board member considering hiring your first ED, it is critical to get clear about what the role entails. Very often, nonprofit boards look to hire an ED when they really only need administrative support.

Why Is TechSoup Investing in a New Nonprofit Marketplace?


You know the TechSoup marketplace. In fact, it’s likely the first thing you knew about us. You know that we work with software providers — from Fortune 50 companies to boutique product development groups — to connect their philanthropic goals with civil society organizations around the world.

QuickBooks Online Advanced vs. Online Plus: Which Is Best for Your Nonprofit?


As we approach the end of the fiscal year for many nonprofits, keeping solid books is more important than ever.

Using Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 2019 at Your Nonprofit


These days, it's never been more important to produce quality materials that tell your nonprofit's story to the world. This year's annual report. A fun video showcasing a volunteer event. Really, anything that illustrates the great work you do at your organization.

3 Characteristics and Benefits of Cloud Computing for Your Nonprofit


You may have heard that cloud computing can save your organization time and money. Here's how that works. The Cloud Tech Planning

Office 365 Security Features to Help Secure Your Nonprofit


When you set up your nonprofit's cybersecurity plan, it's important to consider the various ways your organization is vulnerable to cyberattacks and other security threats.

Using Adobe Creative Cloud to Make a Flyer at Your Nonprofit: A Beginner's Guide


At some point, your nonprofit has likely faced a scenario in which you needed to make a simple flyer. Maybe it was for a fundraiser, an event like a beach cleanup or clothing drive, or even just your annual holiday party.

How One Nonprofit Supports Communities 7,000 Miles Away


The use of technology can significantly increase our capacity to do good across regions, cultures, and time zones. However, working collaboratively with stakeholders from different parts of the world presents a number of challenges. Impact Stories Symantec Impact Stories

Office 365 and G Suite: Understanding the Cloud Productivity Tools Available to Nonprofits


Office 365 and G Suite are two excellent productivity tools, and your nonprofit can get donated versions of both through TechSoup's marketplace.

How Many Microsoft Products Can Nonprofits Request from TechSoup?


Here is the short answer to the question of how many Microsoft products you can request: You can get 50 of each donated product in a two-year period — with a couple of exceptions for servers — and unlimited discounted products. TechSoup Tech Planning

How One Nonprofit Saves Time and Money with Help Desk Services


In a small village up the Hudson River in New York, one small nonprofit is making a difference in the lives of local residents.

What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About Instagram's New Donation Stickers


Recently, some big news was announced at the recent Facebook Developer Conference: You can now raise funds for your organization on Instagram Stories using the Instagram donation sticker. Social Media Marketing and Communications

Boost Your Nonprofit's Fundraising with TechSoup's Digital Tools


As the fiscal year comes to an end, budgeting and financial planning are top of mind for many organizations. However, a recent M+R analysis of end-of-year giving in 2018 may have given some organizations even more reasons to throw everything they have at their end-of-year fundraising efforts.

How One Nonprofit Uses QuickBooks to Support Young Innovators


When it comes to science and technology, it's never too early to inspire interest and imagination within young minds. Doing so enables kids who may not have otherwise been exposed to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education to cultivate a lifelong passion.

27 Top Productivity Tools for Nonprofits


Whether you're working solo or with a team at your nonprofit, there are many kinds of resources that can help push you to achieve your overall goals.

Securing Sensitive Data for Nonprofits Around The World


Symantec expands software donation partnership with TechSoup

Introducing: The Microsoft Digital Skills Center for Nonprofits


At TechSoup, we're committed to empowering nonprofits to use technology at their highest capacity so that more good can be done in the world.

The Top 10 Nonprofit Instagram Accounts: What to Learn from Them


Believe it or not, nonprofits enjoy higher rates of user engagement on Instagram than nearly any other industry. However, creating the perfect experience for your intended audience can be quite tricky. Social Media Marketing and Communications

How to Move From a For-Profit to Nonprofit Career Successfully

Women on Business

“Many nonprofits may start their workday later in the morning than corporate businesses but may very well be working into evening hours. “Some executives making the switch are quite surprised by the frugality of a nonprofit.” “Folks coming from for-profit are often surprised at the amount of collaboration among nonprofits which would be viewed as competition in their business world.”

Disrupt and Innovate in a Data-Driven World


While there are instances of data-driven efforts in the nonprofit sector, they are not as widespread as they can be. Bridgespan Group estimated in 2015 that only 6% of nonprofits use data to drive improvements in their work.

Setting up G-Suite (G-Mail) for new nonprofit


We started a new nonprofit organization and already have our domain. I want to use G-Suite for nonprofits, and start email there with the actual domain name, but they make you sign up using a previously made email account at yourdomain.com (which we don't have yet).

5 Key Takeaways from the 2019 NTC Conference


Each year, TechSoup staff attend the NTEN-NTC nonprofit technology conference to catch up with the newest tech trends and learn how to better provide nonprofits with the tools to succeed.

Nominations Now Open for the Sixth Annual Cloudera Data Impact Awards


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The Value of Data for Philanthropy


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Collaborating for systems change


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Keeping Data Secure at a Bustling New Jersey YMCA


In partnership with TechSoup, Symantec provides sophisticated security solutions that meet nonprofit budgets

How Data Science Can Be Used to Power Civil Society Across the World


Nonprofits exist in an environment that demands they operate efficiently while keeping pace with a rapidly changing world. But there's a new tool to help nonprofits make decisions in the face of these realities: data science.

Give the Gift of Light This Giving Tuesday


Symantec nonprofit partner SolarBuddy illuminates better futures for children around the world

Exploring the Potential of Investing for Impact


On Wednesday, July 24, TechSoup hosted a Technology Salon with 30 social impact leads from diverse backgrounds in the corporate, philanthropic, and nonprofit sectors.

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