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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 Originally published September 22, 2009, this article was updated September 18, 2014 to remove old links and outdated sections.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.

Free IT Assessment for Nonprofits in Ontario

Is your nonprofit is located in the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga, York or Durham Region? We have great news for you - Overture Group is offering comprehensive IT evaluations to nonprofits located in their service area (GTA, Mississauga, York Region, and Durham Region) and they’re providing it free of cost!

How to Assess your IT Needs and Implement Technology at your Nonprofit

Technology projects are a big undertaking for nonprofits, especially when budgeting is tight. However, any organization can perform a tech self-assessment with the guidance in this post, and better understand the shortcomings of their networks and their future technology needs.

Protect your Computer Systems with Horizon DataSys

TechSoup Canada is proud to announce Horizon DataSys as our newest donor partner! Horizon Datasys is a software development company that provides instant-recovery software that keeps computers in a preset state, which can help you instantly recover from any IT catastrophe.

3 Must-Know Tips for a Successful Google Ads Campaign: Free Webinar

Did you know that as a registered nonprofit or charity you are eligible for $10,000/month in Google Adwords? Awesome, right? So how do you maximize your impact with all these free Google goodies?

4 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Implement Fundraising Automation

One of the biggest technology buzzwords in recent years is ‘automation.’ For nonprofits, it’s especially important: with consistently limited resources, the ability to handle tasks without manual effort creates additional time for your most impactful work.

[Podcast] TechSoup Canada's EnAbling Nonprofits Case Study with the ONN

Our communications coordinator, Matthew Couto, sat down with Tara Masurk of the ONN to discuss TechSoup Canada's capacity and solutions for web accessibility and general communications.

TechSoup Canada is one of many nonprofit organizations telling their story around accessibility as part of the EnAbling Nonprofits Ontario project, which aims to strengthen the capacity and ability of nonprofits to understand their compliance requirements under The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

The Importance of an Online Presence: Engaging the Next Generation of Donors

As more Canadians turn to the Internet for information and services, it is becoming critical for nonprofits to use the web to engage with the communities they serve. With the help of Framework, the team at the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) analyzed these organizations’ digital capacity in a special edition of the .CA Internet Factbook.

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.