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Microsoft Releases Cybersecurity and Privacy Guidelines

Tue, 2017-12-19 21:33

We all know that securing our data is important, but we often don't know where to start. To help, Microsoft has published a useful white paper.

The paper is entitled Nonprofit Guidelines for Cybersecurity and Privacy (PDF). It describes areas where nonprofits are struggling and solutions in the cloud that every charity can use.

How to Choose a CMS for Your Nonprofit

Wed, 2017-12-13 22:37

Your guide to stakeholder and cost considerations, platform types, and features.

The content management system (CMS) is the core of your website. Your copy and images rest on this system, so there's a lot to consider.

Here's everything you should look into before deciding on the right CMS for your nonprofit.

Lenovo Affinity Program 1-Year Membership – Access to Discounted Rates

Wed, 2017-12-06 01:24

Access to discounted desktops, laptops, monitors, tablets, software, and accessories

How Zoom Can Improve Collaboration at Your Nonprofit

Wed, 2017-12-06 00:17

TechSoup serves many organizations and people across the globe. One of the many tools we rely on to help us fulfill our mission is Zoom.

With Zoom, we are able to conduct trainings, host global collaboration sessions, and increase real-time interactions with our partners. As we've adopted Zoom, we've learned a few things along the way and even uncovered a few hidden gems we'd like to share with you. Here are three Zoom collaboration features we've discovered.

Photoshop Elements 2018 and Premiere Elements 2018 Bundle

Mon, 2017-11-27 22:56

Consumer-level tools for editing digital images and videos

QuickBooks Premier Editions 2018, 3 User Licenses (Includes Nonprofit Edition)

Fri, 2017-10-13 20:33

Accounting and financial management software with a choice of six editions

QuickBooks Premier Editions 2018, 1 User License (Includes Nonprofit Edition)

Fri, 2017-10-13 19:34

Accounting and financial management software with a choice of six editions

Zoom H.323/SIP Connector, 1-Year Subscription – Access to Discounted Rates

Thu, 2017-10-12 01:13

Software for conducting Zoom Meetings in conference rooms that are equipped with hardware that meets the H.323 or SIP standards (50 percent discounted rate of $249.50 per port paid annually to Zoom)

Zoom Rooms, 1-Year Subscription – Access to Discounted Rates

Thu, 2017-10-12 01:12

Software for conducting and managing Zoom Meetings in conference rooms that are equipped with off-the-shelf hardware (50 percent discounted rate of $249.50 per room paid annually to Zoom)

Zoom Video Webinars, 1-Year Subscription – Access to Discounted Rates

Thu, 2017-10-12 01:11

Add-on to Zoom Meetings that allows up to 50 panelists and increased audience engagement (50 percent discounted rate of $200 per host paid annually to Zoom)

Top Tips for Your Organization to Go Green (Part 2)

Wed, 2015-04-22 00:21

How can organizations best implement greener practices given limited funds and time? Below are five easy things you can do right now to green your organization and make a big impact on your environmental footprint.

Easy Ways for Your Organization to Go Green (Part 1)

Wed, 2015-04-22 00:20

So we've all heard that green is good, but how can nonprofits and libraries implement greener practices given limited funds and time? Here are five easy things you can do right now to make a big impact on your organization's environmental footprint.

OneNFP Financials Lite 1-Year Initial Subscription

Thu, 2015-03-19 19:31

Cloud-based fund accounting software for nonprofit organizations that integrates with Office 365

How to Evaluate Cloud Security

Thu, 2015-03-12 22:09

Cloud security continues to be one of the greatest concerns of anyone considering putting any type of data into the cloud or a mobile app. Make that data your donor, constituent, health care-related, or financial data, and cloud security jumps to be the number one criterion on most organizations' vendor selection list — or at least it should be. Continued increases in the incidence and sophistication of cyber attacks should have any reasonable person cautiously paranoid about who could get access to data in the cloud.

How to Choose and Work with Technology Consultants

Mon, 2015-03-09 16:38

Nonprofits often get by with versatile staff members willing to tackle new challenges and a lot of help from reliable volunteers. But sometimes you need a level of expertise or experience only a consultant can offer.

What Cloud Security Really Means — Confidentiality and Privacy

Mon, 2015-03-09 16:36

Cloud security continues to be one of the greatest concerns of organizations that are even thinking about putting any type of data into the cloud. If the data is related to donors, constituents, health care, or finances, cloud security becomes the number one criterion in vendor selection — or at least it should be. The growth in the number and sophistication of cyber attacks should have any reasonable person cautiously paranoid about who could get access to data in the cloud.

What You Need to Know About Microsoft Office 365 Nonprofit

Mon, 2015-03-09 16:34

Is your staff spread across several locations? Do you have a limited budget for IT support like installations and upgrades? Do your staff and volunteers want to do their work on personal devices like smartphones or tablets? Are you tired of maintaining an in-house Exchange server? Then Microsoft Office 365 Nonprofit may be right for you!

Box Starter Edition, 10 User Licenses

Thu, 2015-02-19 03:27

Cloud-based file-sharing, content management, and collaboration service

What Are the Benefits and Drawbacks of Cloud Computing?

Fri, 2015-02-06 21:04

What is the cloud, and is a move to the cloud right for your nonprofit or library? To help you decide, this article discusses what organizations should know before taking the plunge.

How to Choose Software to Manage Your Church

Wed, 2015-01-21 03:23

Communicate with Your Congregation, Schedule Rooms, and Track Finances More Easily