Utilizing Technology to Increase Capacity


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  • -TechSoup is a collaborative project of CSI, TechSoup Global and ITAC, made possible with funding from Trillium -launched in Jan, 30 2009, the donations program has realized cost savings of 17 million to the sector, currently over 7 thousand orgs registered.
  • -who are we? -people who are passionate about how to use technology for social good -passionate about how to provide access to software, hardware, and knowledge to the sector -collaborate with private sector, public sector, nonprofits, techies to work together and make the world a better place
  • Utilizing Technology to Increase Capacity

    1. 1. Utilizing Technology to Increase Capacity <ul><li>Presented by TechSoup Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Jane Zhang </li></ul>
    2. 2. About Us <ul><li>Launched Jan 30, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>...working toward a time when every Nonprofit on the planet has the tech resources and knowledge to operate at their full potential. </li></ul>
    3. 3. TechSoup Canada
    4. 4. What is Technology? <ul><li>Website </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media (myspace, twitter, facebook etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Newsletter </li></ul><ul><li>Library Database </li></ul><ul><li>Stories </li></ul><ul><li>Conversations </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas, inspiration </li></ul><ul><li>Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge Exchange </li></ul>
    5. 5. Role of Technology <ul><li>Simplification of tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Generating awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding your audience </li></ul><ul><li>Cost savings </li></ul><ul><li>Support your passions </li></ul>
    6. 7. Where to Begin?
    7. 8. Setting Goals <ul><li>Translate mission into action </li></ul><ul><li>Prioritize what’s important </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be afraid </li></ul><ul><li>Be in the driver seat </li></ul>
    8. 9. Making the List Shopping list: milk eggs mushroom green pepper onions Omelette!
    9. 10. Arts Organization Shopping List: Web Site Email Conferencing Database Office Productivity Multimedia & Graphics Communication & Relationship Development
    10. 11. Before you shop...
    11. 12. Tech @ TechSoup Canada Twitter Google Sites External Internal Collaboration Skype Facebook Constant Contact Drupal CiviCRM Dropbox Google apps Google mail RSS Reader Youtube
    12. 13. Get Informed
    13. 14. Technology Resources <ul><li>Techsoupforlibraries.org </li></ul><ul><li>Idealware.org </li></ul><ul><li>Beth Kanter’s blog </li></ul><ul><li>N-TEN </li></ul><ul><li>TechSoup Canada By-the-cup Newsletter </li></ul>
    14. 15. Techsoupforlibraries.org <ul><li>Online Learning Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Cookbooks on how-to for technology </li></ul><ul><li>Global Community Forum </li></ul><ul><li>Webinar/blogs </li></ul>
    15. 16. Idealware.org <ul><li>Review and information about nonprofit software </li></ul><ul><li>Online reports, articles and webinars </li></ul><ul><li>Offers review on low-cost to more robust options. </li></ul>
    16. 17. Beth Kanter’s Blog <ul><li>Beth’s Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media </li></ul><ul><li>Articles and interviews on Social Media Topics. </li></ul>
    17. 18. N-TEN <ul><li>Association of nonprofit technology professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing of knowledge and experience </li></ul><ul><li>N-TEN Conference </li></ul><ul><li>N-TEN Online Office </li></ul>
    18. 19. By-the-Cup Newsletter <ul><li>Featured Product </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Articles </li></ul><ul><li>News & Events </li></ul><ul><li>Hot Forum & Blog Topics </li></ul><ul><li>Free downloads </li></ul>
    19. 20. TechSoup Canada: the place to go for technology tools
    20. 21. TechSoup Canada Product Donations Program <ul><li>Donated and Discounted software for Nonprofits and Charities </li></ul><ul><li>Over 25 Donor partners, one registration process </li></ul><ul><li>Request over 300 products online </li></ul>
    21. 22. What you will need: <ul><li>proof of incorporation documentation </li></ul><ul><li>mission statement, overview of program and services </li></ul><ul><li>annual operating budget </li></ul><ul><li>fit eligibility guidelines of donor programs </li></ul>
    22. 23. Eligible Donor Programs for Libraries <ul><li>With Charitable Status </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft </li></ul><ul><li>Adobe </li></ul><ul><li>Symantec </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Readytalk </li></ul><ul><li>Intuit (Quickbooks) </li></ul><ul><li>16 other programs </li></ul><ul><li>Nonprofit Status only </li></ul><ul><li>Symantec </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul><ul><li>Readytalk </li></ul><ul><li>Intuit (Quickbooks) </li></ul><ul><li>8 other programs </li></ul>
    23. 24. Let’s shop!
    24. 25. Website Hosting <ul><li>Four Freebies: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wordpress.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogger </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yola </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bargain: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wild Apricot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Concentric Website Hosting (TechSoup Canada) </li></ul></ul>
    25. 26. Email & List Management <ul><li>Four Freebies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Apps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zoho Mail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google/Yahoo groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vertical Response </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bargain </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Constant Contact/Email Now/Vertical Response/mailchimp </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Concentric Email Hosting (TechSoup Canada) </li></ul></ul>
    26. 27. Office Productivity <ul><li>Four Free-bies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Docs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NeoOffice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slide Rocket </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bargain: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Office 2007 (TechSoup Canada) </li></ul></ul></ul>
    27. 28. Multimedia & Graphics <ul><li>Four Freebies: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paint.net </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gimp </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Infranview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Camstudio </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bargain: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adobe CS 4 Suite (TechSoup Canada) </li></ul></ul>
    28. 29. Database (CRM) <ul><li>Four Freebies: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SalesForce.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Surgar CRM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CiviCRM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>vtiger </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bargain: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Dynamics CRM (TechSoup Canada) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Sharepoint Server (TechSoup Canada) </li></ul></ul>
    29. 30. Conferencing & Collaboration <ul><li>Four Freebies: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Skype </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DimDim </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yugma </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calliflower </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bargain: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ready Talk (TechSoup Canada) </li></ul></ul>
    30. 31. “ Hidden Gems” <ul><li>Wild Apricot Nonprofit Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Net Tuesdays </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter account to follow: @techsoupcanada, @canadahelps, @Imaginecanada </li></ul>
    31. 32. Contact Us <ul><li>www.techsoupcanada.ca </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>@techsoupcanada or @jzhang99 on Twitter </li></ul>