Nonprofits, Get Your License to Design!

Tech Soup Blog

Get your design driver's license by taking a few of TechSoup's online design courses. Get your design license. Go from zero to 60 — or at least gather enough speed to get on the highway entrance — with our Design for Nondesigner course series.

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The Huddle Perpetual License

Tech Soup Blog

What Is a Perpetual License? " If you already have a Huddle donation from TechSoup, you're now automatically included in the perpetual license. You also now have a perpetual license agreement. One of the common characteristics of cloud-based services is the pay-by-month or pay-by-year model. TechSoup donor partner, Huddle , which is our cloud-based collaboration and content management donor partner has just broken that mold.

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Want More Donations? Hold Off On Thank Yous

See What's Out There

web charitable donation donation increase donations fundraising fundraising ideas generosity giving moral licensing Nonprofits Want your donors to give you more money? Don''t tell them thank you (at least, not at first). The post Want More Donations? Hold Off On Thank Yous appeared first on The See3 Blog.

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

Tech Soup Blog

Topics covered include taking the first steps toward accessing the Volume Licensing Service Center, what you may need to do before retrieving your donation, and signing up for a Windows Live ID. Check out Microsoft's tutorials on the Microsoft Volume Licensing site. 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.

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License your photos and more on Facebook

Amy Sample Ward

This blog has a Creative Commons license. Because Creative Commons licenses help creators, sharers, and readers enjoy online content respectfully. So, when I saw that Creative Commons released a version of the licensing and an application for Facebook , I had to check it out!

Great reads from around the web on March 30th

Amy Sample Ward

" roundup best bookmarks casestudies decisionmaking facebook global howto license list lists metrics ngos nonprofits photos postalicious resources socialchange socialmedia strategy tools wireframeI come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

Lame spam of the day: Termination of my CPA license

Robert Weiner

I didn't even know I had a CPA license, and now it's being revoked. Subject: Your accountant license can be revoked. Subject: Termination of your accountant license. Subject: Your accountant CPA license termination. I'm crushed.

Microsoft to Issue Blanket License to NGOs - PCWorld Business Center

AFP Blog

Microsoft to Issue Blanket License to NGOs - PCWorld Business Center: "Microsoft will issue a blanket software license to nonprofit groups and journalist groups outside the U.S. after the New York Times reported that Russian police have used software copyright raids to seize computers of activist groups

Enabling a Participatory Culture using Creative Commons Licenses

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Subsequently, I invited Gautam John who works with Pratham Books to write a guest post about their social publishing strategy where he briefly touched upon their use of Creative Commons licenses. Enabling a Participatory Culture using Creative Commons Licenses by Gautam John.

A hole in your license = no fly zone

Robert Weiner

I recently renewed my California driver's license. The clerk punched a hole in the license and gave me a paper "temporary license." " I didn ’t recall this procedure from my last renewal 10 years ago and assumed my old license would be valid until the printed expiration date several weeks hence. I was mildly surprised when I was asked to show the temporary license when I boarded an airplane from San Francisco to L.A.

Best Practices Using Creatives Commons License

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by Cambodia4kids Creative Commons License. This post titled " To My Readers: Avoiding Plagiarism, Understanding the Creative Commons License " made some great points about giving attribution in blog posts beyond a link.

TechSoup Content Now Available Under Creative Commons License :: PNNOnline ::

AFP Blog

TechSoup Content Now Available Under Creative Commons License :: PNNOnline :: : "TechSoup Content Now Available Under Creative Commons License Posted by: laurakujawski on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 Topic Special Features TechSoup, the nonprofit technology Web site, today announced that most of its content is now available for reprint to nonprofits, schools, and libraries under a Creative Commons License.

Creative Commons Licensed Music for Your Videos

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

He mentioned using Creative Commons licensed music. Depending on the CC license, you should be able to use them without too much trouble. Generally CC licenses allow for use as long as it's noncommercial, you credit the source, and the license on the thing you are making with the music is also CC. Nathan Ketsdever dropped a comment in the Tips for YouTube and Viral Video with lots of examples from e-politics. see his live blogging of last night's YouTube debates).

Share, Use, Remix: An Overview of Creative Commons


Plus, it lays out the set of circumstances where nonprofits may use content that is licensed under one of the Creative Commons Non-Commercial licenses. 14ntc copyright license creative commons nptech nten Social Media Strategy Web Sites Communications Carly Leinheiser. Associate Attorney. Perlman & Perlman, LLP. Copyright laws can be confusing and so mired in legalese that they're almost incomprehensible.

Interplast Releases Story of Healing under CC License

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Ten years after its original release, A Story of Healing has been released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivatives license (by-nc-nd) and is available for free online. under a Creative Commons by-nc-nd license.

Free/Open Source licenses upheld in court


From Lawrence Lessig, big news for anyone who cares about the legal underpinnings of the free software movement : I am very proud to report today that the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (THE “IP&# court in the US) has upheld a free (ok, they call them “open source&# ) copyright license [PDF] , explicitly pointing to the work of Creative Commons and others. The specific license at issue was the Artistic License.) theory of the GPL and all CC licenses.

How to license mixed media, without a law degree

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

s licensing and that of the sound bite? When deciding where to indicate licensing information, it is again a case of ???more on Magnatune there is a clear link to license information for that album. license to play the song. Beth's Flickr Stream.

Creative Commons Licensing Teachable Moment and An Apology!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

of the power of the "by" license and had just turned my default to it. I put that photo under that license because that was the default licensing available in flickr. At the time, I was pretty darn clueless about creative commons licensing and the why it is important.

QuickBooks Premier Editions 2011 (with 3 User Licenses) (Includes Nonprofit Edition), Admin Fee: $99.00 USD

Robert Weiner

Accounting and financial management software with a choice from six. editions (electronic delivery only). TechSoup

Intuit QuickBooks Premier Editions 2010 (with 3 User License) (TechSoup Limited), Admin Fee: $65.00 USD

Robert Weiner

Limited offer: Accounting and financial management software with a choice from six editions (electronic delivery only). TechSoup

Giveaway: A License for Techsmith's Screencasting Tools - Camtasia and Snagit

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The good folks at TechSmith have given me a free license for Snagit (screencapture tool) and Camtasia (the screencasting editing and capture suite) to give away to a nonprofit. Two years ago, I got little obsessed with screencasting hoping that more nonprofits would use the tools for training materials or maybe even fundraising. If you travel through my flickrstream , you'll see that I'm addicted to screenshooting - taking stills of the screen. There's no better tool for that than snagit.

What happens when you set your content free with creative commons licensing?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I use the " BY Attribution " creative commons license. I've used this license. I still sometimes see rather blank expressions when I ask about turning to CC licensed resources to find photos. I created a version to teach folks about creative commons licensing.

How Many Microsoft Products Can My Nonprofit Request from TechSoup?

Tech Soup Blog

Microsoft offers two licensing models for its server products. Core-based licensing. This licensing is based on the number of cores in the physical processors of your server machines. The product page on TechSoup will tell you whether the server uses this type of licensing.

Licensing and TechSoup: A Quick Guide

Tech Soup Blog

Even so, I managed to carve out some time to quickly touch on a subject that we get a many questions about on the phones: Licensing. When browsing through the donated and discounted products available through TechSoup and trying to figure out what the licensing options and agreements are for the different items, it is safest to assume that (unless otherwise stated in the product title) each product or quantity will include one Software License. with 5-User License). rumor about nonprofit licenses | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) eCRM , nptech , rumor about nonprofit licenses 03.13.07 | 3136 6 Comments [link] 2007-03-13+17%3A59%3A13 Allan+Benamer Before or by the NTEN NTC , will offer the specific licensing fees for nonprofits that have more than 10 users. I always knew this had to happen but I’m hearing a ballpark figure of a 75% discount on their normal licensing fees.

What A Second Grader Knows About Creative Commons Licensing.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I wanted him to appreciate Creative Commons and not just think of it as "those t-shirts that mommy makes me wear" So, we sat down tonight and he shared what he learned about the Creative Commons "by" license -- attribution is a big word for an eight-year old. Harry is in second grade and he is very much a digital native. He's pretty smart too.

Two Cool Tools to Search Flickr for CC License

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Web FlickrCC via Stephen Downes Search for and edit photos on flickr that use creative commons licensing Searching through flickr to find photos that are interesting and by creative commons using the flickr search is sort of a pain. Here's two tools that play with the flick API that let you add annotations. The one mentioned by Stephen Downes has an online image editor. Cogdogblog walks you through using it. FlickrStorm.

The Cost of Starting a Nonprofit in Every State

NonProfit Hub

Alaska business license: $50. Arizona state taxes: $12 per license/location. Colorado charitable license: $8. Delaware Combined Registration Application (CRA) form: varies based on applicable licenses and accounts. Florida sales tax license: $5, if applicable. Form BT-1 (business tax application): $25 for sales tax license, if required. Iowa business tax registration: varies based on tax accounts and licenses. General business license: $324.50.

How Use Creative Commons Licensing and Flickr To Find Powerful Visuals for Your Presentations

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This screencast focuses on how nonprofits can use flickr and creative commons licensing to search for powerful visuals to use in their presentations without violating copyright laws. And, depending on the license, you are free to use many of them. Creative Commons Licenses.

The 7 Steps to Choosing Nonprofit Accounting Software

Connection Cafe

One mistake to avoid is to budget only for the cost of the software license or subscription. Estimate the upfront cost and total cost of ownership difference between perpetual license and subscription-based systems, two common pricing models.

How to License Hyper-V on Windows 2008

Tech Soup Blog

Petri IT Knowledge Base, an excellent IT resource from Microsoft MVP in Israel, posted a plain-English post on Windows 2008 licensing concerns when using Hyper-V technology. Definitely bookmark-worthy if you are planning on virtualizing in the near future using this technology.

Get a Google Earth Pro License for Free! - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


60) Search « NPower Greater DC Region Technology Innovation Award | Main | Building a Successful Internet Presence » Tuesday Aug 21 2007 Get a Google Earth Pro License for Free!

How To Find CC-Licensed Flickr Photos for Your Blog

Wild Apricot Blog

Suppose you’re writing about Earth Hour (this year it’s 8:30 – 9:30 pm on Saturday, March 27th). You want a picture that attracts the eye and helps your readers to see at a glance what your blog post is about — stars? candles? a city skyline before the lights go out? — but you don’t have the time or opportunity to go take a photograph. No problem. Stock photo sites often have great deals on low-cost images for your blog or website. but what if your budget is a big fat zero? Again, no problem.

The Changing Landscape of Nonprofit Technology (and What It Means for Your Org)

Connection Cafe

There’s no need to invest in expensive hardware, software licenses or hiring significant IT staff. Licensing costs become a thing of the past. The emergence of cloud technology has changed the way people around the world work, communicate, share information, and support causes.

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7 Fantastic Free or Low Cost Sources To Get Images for Your Content Strategy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Some images are in the public domain and some of licensed through creative commons which can be used as long as you give proper attribution. Wylio – This is a searchable archive of public domain or creative commons licensed photos that bloggers can use. Flickr Image by Sam Howzit.

Microsoft Office 2010 Now Available Through Volume Licensing; Office 2003 Discontinued

Tech Soup Blog

This is still true, but we have more good news for TechSoup users who received donations of Microsoft Office 2007 or 2003 in the past two years, and therefore have current Software Assurance benefits: you can now upgrade to Microsoft Office 2010 for free directly from Microsoft through the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC). A couple of weeks ago we announced that we're expecting Microsoft Office 2010 at TechSoup in early June.

Speaking of open social networks …

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

is a microblogging service based on an open source project, Laconica , and all of the updates are copyrighted by a Creative Commons (Attribution) license. Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Speaking of open social networks … August 14, 2008 I just joined

Licorize To-Do Manager for Bookmarks - Free Premium License to Nonprofits

Wild Apricot Blog is a new web-based bookmarking service that collects all your bookmarks into a project-based to-do list so you can actually "get links done" – alone or in collaboration – and nonprofits may request a free Premium account.( read more ).

Good Curation VS Bad Curation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

So, given that the presentation was published under a creative commons license, I decided to remix it and remove the troublesome words.

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Why is the Cloud Right for Your Nonprofit?

Connection Cafe

Ironically, these cloud services are typically offered at costs that are more economical than traditional licensed software and internal support expenses combined. Everything you’re hearing tells you that SaaS is better than the old licensing model.

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