Cisco Strengthens Three Square Food Bank's Network

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TechSoup's popular donor partner, Cisco , is best known for supplying the switches, security appliances, access points, and other products that charities need to run their wired and wireless networks. One of Cisco's less-known good works is its signature Global Hunger Relief Campaign each year. Cisco donation recipient Three Square Food Bank in Las Vegas is a strong ally in this essential hunger relief work. How the Organization Uses Cisco Donations.

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Cisco Employee Changes Lives Through Technology Donations | 3BL Media

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Cisco Employee Changes Lives Through Technology Donations | 3BL Media : "In 2013, Roland Holloway learned he was cancer-free. For 9 years, Roland, a Cisco employee, had battled neck cancer, but a surprising recovery inspired him to give back to his community. With the help of Cisco’s Employee Purchase Donation Program (EPDP), Roland is empowering a local nonprofit with new technologies and helping others in need.

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Cisco, nonprofit launch community network projects in northern Ohio - Computerworld

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Cisco, nonprofit launch community network projects in northern Ohio - Computerworld: "n a videoconference and Webcast presentation organized by Cisco, OneCommunity CEO Scot Rourke said the Cisco partnership will allow an expansion of telemedicine programs between hospitals and patients, using a $13 million federal grant, and free public Internet access for job training centers in low-income areas

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Cisco Live! 2013: Data needs to be turned into wisdom, says Dominguez?( - Mobile - Internet - Software )

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Cisco Live! 2013: Data needs to be turned into wisdom, says Dominguez( - Mobile - Internet - Software ) : Innhold a- Cisco Live!

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Goodbye Checkbook, Hello Tablet: Fundraising Goes Mobile - The Network: Cisco's Technology News Site

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Goodbye Checkbook, Hello Tablet: Fundraising Goes Mobile - The Network: Cisco''s Technology News Site : At a recent fundraising party in San Jose Calif., there was a signature cocktail selling for $20, tasty appetizers paired with designer wines, and an iPad, making its way around the room. Host Mark Fordyce was offering guests a chance to make a donation to his wife Kirsten''s Avon Breast Cancer Walk.

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Cisco Cius: A Business-Focused Android Tablet for Teleconferencing on the Go | Fast Company

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Cisco Cius: A Business-Focused Android Tablet for Teleconferencing on the Go | Fast Company

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Nonprofit effort links veterans to wireless jobs; Cisco to fight slump, ‘emerge stronger’ - The Washington Post

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Nonprofit effort links veterans to wireless jobs; Cisco to fight slump, ‘emerge stronger’ - The Washington Post : The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy last week announced a new nonprofit initiative encouraging military veterans to join the telecommunications industry

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Cisco Shares How To Become A More Collaborative Organziation

Eric Jacobson

I recommend, however, that you also take the time to read the book by Cisco employees Ron Ricci and Carl Wiese. As background, Ron Ricci is the vice president of corporate positioning at Cisco and is also the co-author of the book, Momentum: How Companies Become Unstoppable Market Forces. Carl Wiese is vice president of Cisco’s collaboration sales. Team Building Leadership Books Collaborative Organizations Leadership Skills Cisco

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An Act of Reciprocity got Cisco

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The good folks at Cisco supported the NTEN/NTC Day of Service in New Orleans ( read about it). J oin Cisco for a fascinating 60-minute video Webcast that reveals how wikis, blogs, social networking, and other Web 2.0 So when their PR agency asked me to blog about this event, it got high on my random acts of kindness list. applications are creating a "mass collaboration" paradigm. Get valuable insights and practical game plans from the thought leaders in Web 2.0

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Rural Farmers Call a Friend: Cisco and OneWorld Partner in India

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Cisco writes about a public-private partnership they have had with British Telecom and OneWorld that offers a voice accessible knowledgebase for rural farmers. LifeLines India allows them to call in and —using a voice activated system in their local language — get advice about their needs. This sustainable model has been in progress for over two years with measurable success.

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Legacy of Hope Austin: Dreams for Kids with Special Needs

Tech Soup Blog

Two years ago, Cisco Systems engineering manager Roland Holloway nearly reached the point of needing hospice care due to complications from cancer. Through this program, Holloway realized that he could donate technology to a nonprofit by providing 25 percent of the retail price of Cisco products, while Cisco covered the remaining 75 percent of the cost. During its five-year duration, the Cisco EPDP program has granted over $5.4 million in Cisco products.

A New Habitat: Transforming Communities with Remote Work Tools

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He found it in hardware from the Cisco donation program , the Microsoft donation program , and Microsoft Office 365 Nonprofit. " Getting the Right Hardware from Cisco. Habitat relies on hardware from the Cisco donation program — including routers, switches, and wireless access points — to keep its network up and running. Cisco routers alone probably saved $20,000." remote work telework microsoft office 365 telecommuting Cisco ReadyTalk

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The 2014 DoGooder Video Awards: Open for Nominations!


The contest is presented by NTEN, YouTube , and See3 Communications , with generous sponsorship by Cisco and the National Alliance for Media and Culture and the National Youth Media Network. Cisco will contribute a cash prize to the winner of the Best Nonprofit Video, and all winners will be featured on YouTube’s Spotlight channel following the awards. awards cisco dogooder film See3 Communications video youtube It’s that time of year again- the DoGooder Awards are back!

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75 Mobile Apps to Jump-Start Your Nonprofit's Productivity in 2015

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Cisco's WebEx app allows you to connect to meetings via your mobile device, AnyConnect lets you connect to Cisco VPN networks, and Jabber is an integrated instant messaging app. See all Cisco Android , iOS , and Windows apps. Cisco helps you connect to technical support resources and monitor network traffic. Cisco Technical Support ( iOS ). Cisco Packet Tracer Mobile ( Android ). See all Cisco Android , iOS , and Windows apps.

9 Amazing Organizations Share Their Tech Success

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Legacy of Hope has leveraged Cisco networking equipment donations from TechSoup and some help installing them from Cisco volunteers. intuit Adobe citrix Recycled and Refurbished Computers microsoft Office365 Cisco symantecOver the past year, we've been doing TechSoup Impact stories about nonprofits, churches, and libraries doing great work with TechSoup product donations. Here are the ones we especially liked from the past year! HART for Animals.

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

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Celebrating a Year of Cause Video with the DoGooder Awards


contest Daily DoGooder dogoodertv Uncategorized Causes Cisco Contests DoGooder Awards Nonprofits NTEN Video YouTube Video has the power to educate, inspire, and move people to action. If you or your organization produces creative, impactful videos, we think you deserve some recognition for the work you’re doing – and maybe even some incredible prizes. The DoGooder Video Awards are taking submissions starting March 4, 2013. The contest is presented by […].

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DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards - Call for Submissions

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The DoGooder Video Awards - presented by See3 Communications, YouTube, the Nonprofit Technology Network and sponsored by Cisco - are calling for submissions until March 22, 2013. nonprofit Video

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You’ve Been Missing Out!

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No cancellation fee lets you end it anytime, and you get 50% off Cisco IP phones! mobile bloomerang caravan idealware betterworld wireless causevox Cisco symantec TechSoup’s fiscal year is about to end in June. Now is the ideal time to take advantage of our programs so you can start fresh and get even more donations and discounts when July arrives.

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The 2013 DoGooder Awards Go To.

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See3, YouTube, NTEN, and Cisco came together to award storytellers for their awesome work, celebrate the many organizations and individuals who submitted great video, and highlight the nonprofit community who participates. YouTube video NTEN digital storytelling Cisco DoGooder Awards See3 One of the biggest highlights at the Nonprofit Technology Conference each year, without surprise, is the awarding of the annual DoGooder Video Awards.

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Networking Your Nonprofit: Let's Talk About Hardware

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You can wirelessly connect desktops, laptops, and printers to your network with hardware from the Brocade Donation Program or develop your nonprofit's wired and wireless network with hardware from the Cisco Donation Program. Cisco 2960-S Series 24-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch. Our donor partner Cisco's great how-to on networking basics. Hardware Networks Servers RCI Networking Brocade Cisco

Nonprofit Technology News: 2013 Year in Review

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TechSoup donor partners, Microsoft and Cisco are teaming up with Google, and a host of additional charities and tech companies to launch the initiative. social media cloud computing nptech digital inclusion Cisco Mobile nonprofit technology news NPTech news Adobe Creative Cloud Microsoft Office 365 2013 was the year of an ever-widening NSA spying scandal with its revelations of how little digital privacy we really have – even heads of state.

Video Conferencing Apps: Take Virtual Meetings on the Road

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App It Up Windows 8 ReadyTalk Video Conferencing Cisco tscommunicatecollaborate tsreadytalk tsworkremotely mobile apps tscisco Video conferencing software makes it easy to connect with volunteers in the field, donors who aren't local, or remote staff. But what's even better? Video chat and conferencing apps. These handy apps let you connect with the most important people in your organization when you're on-the-road. TechSoup Donor Partners.

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Your Nonprofit Video in the Spotlight (and on YouTube's Homepage)


The contest is presented by YouTube and See3 Communications and generously sponsored by Cisco and us, NTEN. An additional gift of up $3,500 (US) worth of Cisco products to help each winning org harness the power of human and technology networks to multiply their impact on the people and communities they serve. 12ntc cisco dogoodertv nptech nten see3 youtubeThe DoGooder Nonprofit Video Contest is back and calling for your best 2011 nonprofit videos! Are you a nonprofit?

Networking Your Nonprofit: The Basics

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Our donor partner Cisco's great how-to on networking basics. Networks Servers RCI Networking Brocade Cisco Network HardwareSo, What Is a Network? A network is essentially a way to share resources across your office. Check out my amazing drawing below, and you ' ll see how. Your Internet leads in to a "switch" which connects everything in your network.

Technology and the New Workplace Currency

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Technology and the New Workplace Currency : Cisco has recently come out with a new study, the 2011 World Technology report, that looks at the [internet] habits of college students and young professionals entering the workforce. The report asks specifically whether ”their demands for information access are changing business communications and the future of work”. According to the report

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To give or not to give: Here are the stingiest tech gazillionaires | ZDNet

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You’ll be surprised at who is at the top: Leonard Bosack and Sandy Lerner, the original founders of Cisco Systems). To give or not to give: Here are the stingiest tech gazillionaires | ZDNet : Inside Philanthropy has a fascinating list of the top philanthropists in the tech industry. It also includes the six least generous (a generous way to say, “the tightest and least charitable”) tech billionaires

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How to Buy a Small Nonprofit IT System

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

You will need a specialized router like the Cisco RV042 which has auto-failover. Cost: $600 for the Cisco Linksys RV042 10/100 4-Port VPN Router , a Linksys Wireless N Access Point (WAP4400N) and to pay someone for about two hours worth of time to set it up. Ever wonder what it takes to get a IT system up and running as a nonprofit under 25 people? In these difficult economic times, it’s really important to get your act together regarding your nonprofit’s finances.

Visual Internet Traffic to Quadruple in Four Years


The projection comes from Cisco, and while it is in their interest to offer these projections to sell more hardware, recent projections over the years from Cisco have actually been low. Remember that, and ponder this: Akamai Real Time Web Monitor Cisco projects a massive increase in IP traffic worldwide from 369 Exabytes in 2011, to approximately 1.3 Thanks to Cisco and TechCrunch for the numbers.)

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O'Brien: Lessons on innovation from nonprofits - San Jose Mercury News

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O'Brien: Lessons on innovation from nonprofits - San Jose Mercury News: "Those lessons were on display last week when I stopped by the annual NetSquared conference at the Cisco Systems campus. The two-day event is run by TechSoup, a San Francisco organization that connects nonprofits with tech equipment and educational resources.Each year, TechSoup issues a technology challenge to find the most

Virtual game of life | Bangkok Post: business

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The idea is to apply game-design thinking to non-game applications, explains Carlos Dominguez, a senior vice-president of Cisco Systems, the US-based networking firm. Virtual game of life | Bangkok Post: business : Lessons learned in the world of video shoot-em-ups and simulations, it turns out, could have some powerful practical applications in the game of life. The belief has given rise to a new field of research, which the IT industry has dubbed "gamification".

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Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

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Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

Why TechSoup Product Donations and Donors Are Green

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This isn't a comprehensive list of all our donor partners' environmental activities, but this time I'd like to talk about Cisco and Symantec and also about our Green Technology Product Donations. Cisco: Improving Environmental Efforts on Multiple Fronts. Cisco is a longtime TechSoup donor partner. There is far too much in Cisco's latest corporate social responsibility (CSR) report to cover here, but here are some highlights.

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10 Top Virtual Events from the Tech Industry


Cisco Live Two-Day Virtual Event. Cisco’s world-renown and annual customer and partner conference, Cisco Live , took place in San Diego in 2019. To accommodate this shift, Cisco used its powerful event technology to bring together Cisco Live as a two-day virtual event.

There were 3 other nominees in the category, one of which was Cisco Systems, who currently has a 6000+ seat rollout of Salesforce. Of course I didn’t win, Cisco won–I was shocked. It was really cool to be nominated not in the Nonprofit Category, but in a general category, up against Cisco.

What We Can Accomplish Together Using WebEx

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According to Cisco, WebEx web conferencing combines dynamic online meetings with integrated collaboration tools. Leverage existing investments — integrates seamlessly with Cisco Jabber and Cisco TelePresence. Delivered over the Cisco WebEx Cloud with enterprise — grade performance, reliability, and security. Every month, TechSoup staff get together in San Francisco, Warsaw, and London to discuss projects and progress in one collaborative all-staff meeting.

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How To Achieve Fearless Innovation

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Goryachev is managing director of Cisco’s global Co-Innovation Centers. Alex Goryachev ’s latest book teaches you how to go beyond the buzzword of innovation to continuously drive growth, improve your bottom line and enact change. The book, published in January 2020, is, Fearless Innovation.

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Flip Video Is Now a Donation Program

Tech Soup Blog

Cisco has launched a new Flip Video donation program with TechSoup. Watch Cisco's Power of Video series. Eligible nonprofits and libraries can now each request up to five bundles of MinoHD and UltraHD video cameras. About the Cameras. With Flip Video cameras, you can take up to one hour of high-quality digital, high-definition video anywhere. These lightweight, pocket-sized cameras are ideal for documenting or sharing your organization's work in action.

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Vote for the Winners of the 6th Annual DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards!

Amy Sample Ward

Contest Sponsor Cisco , will be awarding $3,500 in prizes and up to $3,500 in products to the winner of each category, and the Case Foundation is awarding one $2,500 grants to the four organizations with the most fearless videos submitted to this year’s contest. [This post is cross-posted from the NTEN blog.].

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DoGooder Awards Recognize Awesome Nonprofit Videos

Beth Kanter

Cisco is generously contributing $3500 to four contest winners. In addition to prizes provided by Cisco, contest winners will be featured on the YouTube homepage and receive free registration to the Nonprofit Technology Conference, the signature event hosted by the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN). Cisco is generously contributing $3500 to four contest winners. … Read More Video

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TechSoup Global's First Phone System Offering: BetterWorld Telecom

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The pre-negotiated discount package includes Cisco VoIP phones, hosted Voice over IP, and virtual PBX phone service. TechSoup's newest offering is a green technology and our first discounted phone system package for nonprofits and libraries. It's by the green company, BetterWorld Telecom. It's a complete "unified communications" office phone system.

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Broadband Adoption in Chile

Tech Soup Blog

Cisco released the results of a study last week , reporting that growth in Chile's broadband penetration has dropped from 45 percent in 2006 to 10.5 TechSoup Global ’s NGO partner in Chile, CDI Chile , is currently piloting a Cisco donation program to provide small and medium NGOs with networking hardware products. This post was written by Carmina Sicangco, partner-management specialist at TechSoup Global.

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What’s Mobile have to do with Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Events? Answer: 1.43%


If the pictures (below – and looks closely) don’t convince you, Cisco’s latest stats on mobile growth certainly will. Looking for additional resources like this? Register for our Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Newsletter and get a monthly dose of quality content. It is obvious we are in the midst of a Mobile Migration. Now that we are all “believers,” the next step is to know how it is affecting us and our online fundraising. In recent research; Conducted over the course of a year.

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