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Assess Your Tech: Why Nonprofits Need Technology Assessments

By: Chris Peters

This article was adapted from TechSoup's MaintainIT Project, an effort funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to gather and distribute stories around maintaining and supporting public computers. Originally published September 22, 2009, this article was updated September 18, 2014 to remove old links and outdated sections.

Disaster Planning and Recovery Toolkit

Resources to help you keep disasters from becoming disastrous

Disaster preparedness isn't just about being ready for a fire or earthquake; it’s a nimble, flexible approach to your organization’s day-to-day programs and operations.

How Nonprofits Use Text Messaging to Raise Funds

Nonprofits depend on fundraising to provide social services, whether we’re talking about a public health advocate, flood relief organization or women’s shelter. Much of that money comes from large donors, government budgets and corporate social responsibility schemes, but nonprofits also keep running thanks to small, individual contributions. 

5 Tech Trends: 2016 is the Year of Interconnectivity

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 tech interconnectivity.

Pro Bono Tech Check Ups for Canadian Nonprofits!

Are you struggling with your current tech systems and processes? Lacking resources to address your own tech pain points? Great news - Community Corp is teaming up with Tata Consultancy services to provide Pro Bono Tech Check Ups to nonprofits in Canada!

There's limited capacity for the Tech Check Up program, so if your nonprofit would like to get free access to a team of tech consultants, be sure to sign up.

The Best of Tech: Top 10 Lessons of 2015

The holidays are almost upon us, and it's a time for us to reflect on the best tech tips from our top blogs of 2015. The highlight reel includes how to successfully run a crowdfunding campaign, design quality marketing content without experience, and use Google Analytics and AdWords to inform your marketing decisions.

How the Leacock Foundation Uses Technology to Reach Underserved Youth

The Leacock Foundation runs educational programs that reach underserved youth in South Africa and in Toronto -- all with just a handful of staff. How are they able to accomplish this feat? With a lot of passion, hard work and good tech planning.

How Furniture Bank Used Innovative Technology to Increase Social Impact

Learn how Furniture Bank, a registered charity and social enterprise based in Toronto, used iPads and SalesForce to help an additional 2,600 households a year.

Support Ending for Windows XP and Office 2003

Microsoft has ended support for Windows XP. After April 8, 2014, Microsoft is no longer providing security updates, assisted support options, or online content updates for Windows XP. Upgrade your nonprofit or library's operating system to stay current and protected.

Are your Technology Priorities in Order? Take the Tech Self-Assessment

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Have you ever wondered: How does our nonprofit’s technology shape up? Are we taking advantage of the technology available, or are we missing out on key capabilities that other organizations take for granted?