TechSoup@PND

Through an arrangement with TechSoup, PND is pleased to offer a series of articles about the effective use of technology by nonprofits.

A Few Good Methods for Processing Credit Cards

A Few Good Methods for Processing Credit Cards

Dan Rivas, Kyle Henri Andrei  |  May 18, 2017

Whether you're receiving donations over the phone, processing on-site registration fees at your next conference, or ringing up purchases at a booth, gift shop, or craft fair, there are a number of ways to accept credit cards as payment....

Microsoft Office vs. OpenOffice.Org

Microsoft Office vs. OpenOffice.Org

Dan Rivas  |  March 14, 2017

How do open-source productivity suites compare to Office 2016 — and does it make sense for your organization to choose free, community-based software rather than the commercially licensed offering from Microsoft? Dan Rivas breaks it down....

How to Up Your Digital Marketing and Fundraising Game in 2017

How to Up Your Digital Marketing and Fundraising Game in 2017

Michael Stein  |  February 15, 2017

The start of a new year is the perfect time, says Michael Stein, to figure out how your organization can push the envelope on its digital efforts to engage constituents, grow its list, and raise more money....

Power Up Your Organization's Data With Microsoft's Power BI

Power Up Your Organization's Data With Microsoft's Power BI

Susan Hope Bard  |  January 18, 2017

With a little help from her colleague Jordan McCarthy, Tech Soup's Susan Hope Bard shows you how to use Microsoft BI to gather data from different sources, prepare it, and show it in bar graphs, line charts, maps, and more....

Ten Tips for Donating a Computer

Ten Tips for Donating a Computer

Ariel Gilbert-Knight, Jim Lynch  |  December 13, 2016

Your old computer might have some life left in it. But dropping it off at your favorite nonprofit, charity, or library might not be the best way to pass it on. Learn about the environmentally smartest options in the latest installment of our TechSoup@PND series....

5 Steps to Improving Your Website on a Tiny Budget

5 Steps to Improving Your Website on a Tiny Budget

Nicole Sirivansanti  |  November 11, 2016

A major challenge for nonprofits is how to upgrade a website on a limited budget. Elefint Design's Nicole Sirivansanti shares a few actions you can take to improve your website without spending tens of thousands of dollars....

How to Measure the Value of an IT Investment

How to Measure the Value of an IT Investment

Peter Campbell  |  October 18, 2016

Life is a gamble, but calculating the return on investment for your next major tech investment doesn't have to be. Peter Campbell, chief information officer at the Legal Services Corporation, tells you what to do and what to avoid....

10 Steps for Planning a Successful Webinar

10 Steps for Planning a Successful Webinar

Ariel Gilbert-Knight  |  September 19, 2016

Hosting a webinar can be a great way for nonprofits to offer training or promote a program. TechSoup's Ariel Gilbert-Knight shares some advice to get you started....

Top Tech Training Tips for Nonprofits

Top Tech Training Tips for Nonprofits

Ariel Gilbert-Knight, Susan Hope Bard  |  July 13, 2016

Nonprofits cannot afford to be behind the curve when it comes to new tools and technologies. TechSoup's Ariel Gilbert-Knight and Susan Hope Bard share a dozen tips designed to help your nonprofit get the most out of its technology trainings....

Finding and Using Images for Your Nonprofit

Finding and Using Images for Your Nonprofit

Laura Kindsvater, Robin Good  |  May 16, 2016

There are loads of images available online for your organization or charity to use, but how do you know if you need permission? Laura Kindsvater and Robin Good break it down....

A Nonprofit's Introduction to FileMaker

A Nonprofit's Introduction to FileMaker

Bob Nowacki  |  April 15, 2016

In the latest installment in our PND@TechSoup series, Bob Nowacki explains what FileMaker is, does, and how your organization can get it....

Seize the Opportunity for Mobile Engagement in 2016

Seize the Opportunity for Mobile Engagement in 2016

Michael Stein  |  February 17, 2016

Mobile use is at an all-time high, writes digital strategist Michael Stein, and nonprofits of all sizes must consider the opportunities it presents to better engage with their supporters, donors, and fans....

Twitter's Most Useful New Features for Nonprofits

Twitter's Most Useful New Features for Nonprofits

Ginny Mies  |  January 20, 2016

The social media platform's increasingly visual enhancements are especially useful for nonprofits and you should expect to see more of the same in the future, says TechSoup's Ginny Mies....