Introducing: TechSoup Registration and Eligibility Tutorials

Tech Soup Blog

The three videos, available on the TechSoup YouTube page : The TechSoup Eligibility Tutorial. TechSoup Registration for Non-501(c)(3) Public Libraries. In the TechSoup Eligibility Tutorial , you will find out where to go to check eligibility, what the best practices are for checking eligibility, and what you need to know before taking the TechSoup eligibility quiz. To find out more about TechSoup's resources for libraries, visit the TechSoup for Libraries website.

Learning Resources for Nonprofits and Libraries

Tech Soup Blog

How Stuff Works and How-To-Geek also offer articles, graphics, and video tutorials on technology topics. Earlier this year, we told you about all the resources available at TechSoup for learning to use technology. But what if you need more? Finding Quick Technology Answers Beyond TechSoup.

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Two New Video Tutorials from Idealware

Tech Soup Blog

Our content partners at Idealware have just launched a new series of video tutorials for nonprofits. There are two tutorials so far: Facebook vs. Twitter and Constituent Chaos. These short tutorials are full of great information. According to Idealware, the eLearning Library will eventually be a paid service, but these first installments are available for free as a pilot (email address required).

Microsoft Donation Program: Short Tutorials

Tech Soup Blog

Take a look at our Microsoft Donation Program: Short Tutorials page. Topics covered include an overview of eligibility rules, special rules for public libraries and faith-based organizations, organization types recently made eligible, and a tour of TechSoup's Eligibility Quiz. Interested in learning about the recent updates to the Microsoft Software Donation Program?

Microsoft Donation Program: Webinars, Resources, and Tutorials

Tech Soup Blog

In addition, we will also soon be unveiling short video tutorials designed to help you learn more about the recent updates. The videos are suited for all nonprofits and public libraries in the United States that are interested in requesting a Microsoft donation. Interested in TechSoup's Microsoft Donation Program ? Whether you are new or experienced with Microsoft donations, you may still have questions about recent updates.

New Tutorial: How to Get Started with the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center

Tech Soup Blog

Over the past months, TechSoup has been answering the call from the community to provide short, video tutorials on topics of interest to nonprofits and libraries. Some of these videos have included tutorials on the eligibility and registration process , TechSoup's eligibility quiz , and updates to the Microsoft Software Donation Program. Check out Microsoft's tutorials on the Microsoft Volume Licensing site.

New at TechSoup: Online Courses from Atomic Training

Tech Soup Blog

For nonprofits, libraries, and their constituents, training is essential to keep technology knowledge and skills up to date. Organizing software trainings for your library or public computer lab. Hear what other nonprofits and libraries are saying in our Community Forums.

Create Dynamic Online Trainings: Upcoming Webinar on July 26

Tech Soup Blog

Lately TechSoup has been making a significant effort to create video tutorials and screen captures for a variety of topics relevant to our audience. These videos have included tutorials on the Microsoft Software Donation Program and TechSoup eligibility and registration processes. Subsequently, we've gotten lots of questions about how best to create effective online tutorials, screen captures, and courses.

Making the Most of TechSoup: Webinar Recap

Tech Soup Blog

Check out the following video tutorials: TechSoup Registration and Eligibility Tutorials. TechSoup’s Eligibility Quiz Tutorial. Microsoft Donation Program: Short Tutorials. Acquiring Technology Grants for Technology TechSoup Help Training library libraries nonprofits TechSoup webinars nonprofitLast week we held a webinar on Making the Most of TechSoup.

Got Grants? Finding Funding with the Foundation Center: Webinar Recap

Tech Soup Blog

There are also tutorials and digital guides to show you how to use the Foundation Directory Online. Online Seminar libraries nonprofits TechSoup Event webinars Webinar grants foundation center Foundation Directory OnlineThis post was written by Crystal Schimpf, a webinar producer at TechSoup Global. View the archived recording of the Got Grants? webinar on ReadyTalk. On September 6, 2012, TechSoup held a free webinar with two guest presenters from The Foundation Center.

6 Reasons Open Source Makes Sense

3rd Sector Labs

Support – Again, that big universe of users and supporters result in massive libraries of How To Guides, videos, and other support services aimed at helping you make the most of your Open Source solution.

The Best Online Safety Resources for YOUR Organization

Tech Soup Blog

Luckily, there are some great Internet safety resources that are specific for healthcare organizations , libraries , seniors , kids , and small offices (like the ones that most nonprofits have). We recommend this resource to libraries and any charity that works with children of any age.

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In addition, a great deal of useful resources, libraries of information, online tutorials and much more have been added to this national system.

The Power of Free Learnings – Non-SCORM Content

Gyrus

There are devoted websites that provide free E-Learnings and there is even a virtual Galaxy full of compliance offerings and operational tutorials on video hosting sites such as YouTube. The Power of Free Learnings – Non-SCORM Content.

Mozilla Service Week Starts Today!

Amy Sample Ward

You might find a local opportunity, or you could also find a way to help across the miles by simply helping out with a tutorial or offering advice. Create Web how-to materials for a library’s computer cluster. That’s right: Today is the first day of Mozilla Service Week !

Flip Video Is Now a Donation Program

Tech Soup Blog

Eligible nonprofits and libraries can now each request up to five bundles of MinoHD and UltraHD video cameras. Learn how to use digital storytelling to your advantage in this article, Digital Storytelling: A Tutorial in 10 Easy Steps. Discover how one library helped high school students use Flip video cameras in Flip-in' Out @ the Library. Cisco has launched a new Flip Video donation program with TechSoup.

82 Free or Low-Cost Online Tools & Mobile Apps for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Snappa is a simple-to-use graphic design tool with a built-in stock photo, illustration, and icons library. HTML Tutorial :: w3schools.com. The Internet Archive Wayback Machine is an online library of almost 500 billion screenshots of websites since 1996.

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106 Free or Low-Cost Online Tools and Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

HTML Tutorial :: w3schools.com. The Internet Archive Wayback Machine is an online library of almost 500 billion screenshots of websites since 1996. Snappa is a simple-to-use graphic design tool with a built-in stock photo, illustration, and icons library.

Celebrating Free Agents: Mark Horvath Launches WeAreVisible

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The content is fantastic — particularly the tutorials. Help him spread the word to homeless service agencies, libraries, and other social service agencies. Nonprofits need to find and connect with free agents because they are powerful social change players.

Introducing TechSoup Tour Tuesdays

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup.org offers nonprofits and libraries so much — from donated products to how-to articles and educational webinars. Access tutorials and articles on topics you need. Get into your technology groove with TechSoup Tuesday Tours!

The Impact of E-Learning on Organizations

Tech Soup Blog

It can do the same for how nonprofits, charities, foundations, and public libraries recruit and develop talent. You can look up how to do a task, such as an Microsoft Excel formula or an effect in Adobe Photoshop instantly via instructional sites or tutorial videos on YouTube.

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59 Useful Mobile Apps & Online Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Snappa is a simple-to-use graphics design tool with a built-in stock photo, illustration, and icons library. HTML Tutorial :: w3schools.com. The Internet Archive Wayback Machine is an online library of almost 500 billion screenshots of websites since 1996.

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Resources for Small Staff Associations

SocialFish

W3Schools is a good online tutorials for learning HTML and CSS. Coschedule’s Resource Library –Lots of good free resources from marketing planning worksheets to social media guides to content calendar templates, etc. This post originally appeared on Mizz Information.

Upcoming Webinar on July 12: Making the Most of TechSoup

Tech Soup Blog

Check out the following tutorials on navigating TechSoup: How to Check Your Donation Program Eligibility. TechSoup Registration for Non-501(c)(3) Public Libraries. TechSoup Eligibility Tutorial. Have you recently registered with TechSoup and want to know more about what we have to offer? Do you have specific questions about how TechSoup works? Check out our webinar on Thursday, July 12 at 11 a.m. Pacific time, Making the Most of TechSoup.

Tech Training Tips from the Experts: Free Live Event

Tech Soup Blog

This event is part of our Tech Training for Nonprofit and Library Staff online course. Danielle Jackson is a communications specialist from GCFLearnFree.org, an online provider of free technology tutorials.

36 Useful Apps & Online Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

HTML Tutorial :: w3schools.com. The Internet Archive Wayback Machine is an online library of almost 500 billion screenshots of websites since 1996. The number of low-cost or free apps and online tools available to nonprofits today is astounding.

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Flip Video Is Now a Donation Program

Tech Soup Blog

Eligible nonprofits and libraries can now each request up to five bundles of MinoHD video cameras. Learn how to use digital storytelling to your advantage in this article, Digital Storytelling: A Tutorial in 10 Easy Steps. Discover how one library helped high school students use Flip video cameras in Flip-in' Out @ the Library. **Update** Flip Video MinoHD camera bundles are back in stock as of the date on this blog post!

Open Source for Nonprofits: Programs to Try (Part 2)

Tech Soup Blog

To read about how open-source software might benefit your nonprofit or public library, check out part one of this series. Read product reviews and case studies, watch software tutorials, and try to demo the actual product.

Upcoming Webinar on March 22: Cultivating Donor and Client Relationships with Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Tech Soup Blog

Back in 2010, NPower Northwest' s Shawn Michael wrote a blog post outlining what you can use Microsoft Dynamics CRM for in a nonprofit (or library) environment. Shawn will talk about using Microsoft Dynamics CRM, integration options, and where to get help, all with nonprofits and libraries in mind. This webinar is appropriate for nonprofits and libraries seeking out new solutions for managing their client and donor relationships.

Symantec Security Software: What Are the Differences?

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup has a strong donor partner relationship with Symantec , which means we can make many of their products available for donation to eligible nonprofits and libraries through our product donation program.

HTML Is Easier Than It Looks

Tech Soup Blog

Throughout the month of May, TechSoup is sharing a variety of resources on web design and development for nonprofits and public libraries. For more information, check out this video tutorial on HTML by Google : (Please visit the site to view this media). Sharpen Your Website!

How a Few Tiny Horses Bucked the Facebook Algorithm

Tech Soup Blog

Gentle Carousel also has a literacy program called Reading Is Magic that brings the horses into schools, libraries, and at-risk youth programs. Helena Library). A tiny black horse, about the size of a large dog, nuzzles a ten-year-old girl named Faith.

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Get the Tools to Train and Educate

Tech Soup Blog

For nonprofits, libraries, and their constituents, training is esse ntial to keep knowledge and skills up to date. Organize software trainings for your library computer lab. Hear what other nonprofits and libraries are saying in our Community Forums and on the TechSoup Blog.

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A Case Study In Launching A Facebook Page

John Haydon

We accomplished this with live training, a set of video tutorials on using Facebook, and a series of model updates on the Page. The Brain Aneurysm Foundation hired Inbound Zombie in June to help create a stronger presence on Facebook. Following is a case study in launching their Facebook Page.

Windows XP Upgrade Tips – Will Your Existing Software and Hardware Work?

Tech Soup Blog

Find the step-by-step tutorial on upgrading to Windows 8 from XP here. Find the step-by-step tutorial on upgrading to Windows 7 from XP here. Office 2010 and Office 2013 are available for donation to charities, foundations, and libraries.

Free Graphics Software and Images

Tech Soup Blog

It’s not super easy to use, but it has lots of assistance like help files, a user manual and online resources such as tutorials , a wiki , documentation (in 11 languages), forums , FAQs , tips etc. There’s also the GIMP Basics tutorial, which is more geeky, but still manageable.

A Case Study In Launching A Facebook Page

John Haydon

We accomplished this with live training, a set of video tutorials on using Facebook, and a series of model updates on the Page. The Brain Aneurysm Foundation hired Inbound Zombie in June to help create a stronger presence on Facebook. Following is a case study in launching their Facebook Page.

Upcoming Webinar: FluidSurveys Demo

Tech Soup Blog

Since FluidSurveys is a recent addition to TechSoup's catalog of donated products, so we asked them if they'd do a live walk-through of their tool as a special introduction for our nonprofit and library audience. You will be granted a tour around the FluidSurveys website, information on where to find video tutorials, advice on using the FluidSurveys product, and more! Trying to find a tool that allows you to create great, flexible surveys for your organization?

Photoshop Elements vs. Photoshop

Tech Soup Blog

This newly updated image- and video-editing bundle runs on Windows machines or Macs, and is now available to eligible nonprofits, charities, and public libraries through TechSoup. You can start at Adobe's own Learn Photoshop CS6 tutorials on Adobe TV.

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You Can Code It! Free Resources for Learning HTML, CSS, and More

Tech Soup Blog

offers a library of free courses, including a whole index of computer science courses. As Elliott pointed out in his post, it isn't the most user-friendly, but you can find tutorials, reference sheets, and more here.

What's New With Microsoft? A Quick Guide

Tech Soup Blog

Microsoft: Now with Video Tutorials! We've also created a few short video tutorials to help you quickly and easily gain answers to your questions regarding the Microsoft Donation Program and using the Donation Center. Get your questions answered about both software and hardware by our community of experts and fellow nonprofits and libraries.

Apps for Youth, By Youth

Tech Soup Blog

Teen Book Finder (iOS), developed by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), helps teens, parents, teachers, and librarians find the best books and media for teens. Curated by library staff and educators, the app lets users search by title, author, genre, or list.

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Raspberry Pi for Educators

Tech Soup Blog

For educational nonprofits, schools, and libraries, Raspberry Pi is very useful for teaching students about electronics, computing, and many other technical subjects for a price that's far less than a new computer. Raspberry Pi Model B.