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.

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.

Celebrating the Nonprofits That Protect the Earth


On April 22, 2019, people in more than 193 countries around the world will hold public events celebrating Earth Day. This year, the focus will be on protecting species from extinction because, as Silent Spring author Rachel Carson once wrote, "In nature, nothing exists alone.". Operations TechSoup

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.

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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 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

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 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.

4 Ways That Nonprofits Can Get More Social Media Engagement


An increasing number of nonprofits small and large are diving into social media each year. And though many do so successfully, some do not receive the results they expected. Social Media Marketing and Communications

5 Steps to Address Your Nonprofit's Social Media Concerns


Starting out on social media can be a scary proposition for many nonprofits. Horror stories abound — staff members "going rogue" and posting inappropriate Facebook photos, volunteers tweeting too much information, negative comments being left in LinkedIn groups.

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.

Securing Sensitive Data for Nonprofits Around The World


Symantec expands software donation partnership with TechSoup

Is Your Nonprofit Prepared for a Disaster?


The only nonprofits prepared for a disaster are those that have already been through one. Chris Schottland, executive director of United Saints Recovery Project. IT Security Operations Tech Planning

Electronic Filing of Nonprofit 990s Will Be Required in 2021


nonprofits to electronically file their 990 tax returns. Without much fanfare or publicity, in late July, President Trump signed legislation into law called the Taxpayer First Act , which makes changes to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rules and processes.

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

Get the Guide: 12 Steps to Internet Safety for Nonprofits


Let's be honest — no one thing you do is going to keep you safe from malware or hacker attacks. It takes a multipronged, multilayered approach to really improve your chances at keeping your organization, its data, and its staff more secure. IT Security

How VMware and TechSoup Are Powering Digital Transformation for Nonprofits


Empowering nonprofits to use technology for good is at the heart of everything we do at TechSoup. Today, we're announcing the VMware for Nonprofits program at TechSoup, and we couldn't be more excited.

What You Need to Know About Digital Fundraising at Your Nonprofit


In this blog post, we'll be reviewing some of the tools and strategies at your disposal when it comes to digital fundraising at your nonprofit. In some ways digital tools have made fundraising easier than ever before.

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A Comprehensive Approach to Cybersecurity at Your Nonprofit


We live in a world with constantly increasing cybersecurity risks. IT systems can no longer be protected by a firewall at the edge of a network as the boundaries of the organization's IT systems continue to expand with the adoption of cloud solutions.

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

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“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.”

Why Use Scrum: How to Double the Outcomes of Your Nonprofit in Half the Time


[Webinar] Why Use Scrum: How to Double the Outcomes of Your Nonprofit in Half the Time. In this FREE webinar tailored to nonprofits, you will learn: what the Scrum framework is and why utilizing the Scrum framework in your nonprofit will significantly improve your way of doing work.

Welcome to the Otter Side: A Nonprofit's Guide to Otter.ai


From our community: Recently, one of our NetSquared organizers, Rachel Davis, acquired transcription software Otter.ai through the TechSoup marketplace.

3 Ways Acrobat Pro DC Enables Nonprofits to Tackle Work from Anywhere


Nonprofit work can be a document-heavy endeavor. Volunteer forms, event proposals, grant applications — the list can go on. On top of that, never-ending to-do lists and always-on technology can create an unrelenting sense of urgency.

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.

Three Ways to Attract Millennials to Your Nonprofit


Do you ever wonder what you could do to attract more millennials to champion your cause? Social Media Web Development Marketing and Communications Donor Management

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.