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If you want to keep friends of your organization up-to-date on events, meetings, and deadlines, adding a calendar to your website is a must. But who has time to design and build a calendar by hand? Fortunately, there’s no need to do that, since numerous online tools make it easy to build, update, and publish a professional calendar on your nonprofit’s website. All you need is an Internet connection, a web browser, and a bit of spare time.This article was updated in December 2009 by TechSoup Staff Writer, Elliot Harmon, based on the original article authored by Brian Satterfield on March 13, 2007.


While all websites share usability as a common denominator for their success, usability problems are not normally discovered until a user digs into the website. Holding a user’s attention and interest, visually, when they first come to a site plays an important role in keeping them there.



For end users, Windows 10 introduces a new Start menu, web browser, personal digital assistant, and more. For IT admins, the latest version of Windows includes features like Azure Active Directory support and Windows Update for Business.

If your nonprofit or library is considering upgrading your systems, check out some of the most important new features for both users and IT professionals in this version of Windows.


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Shopping for a new smartphone can be as overwhelming as buying a new computer. You have to consider the operating system, design, carrier, a data plan, and hardware specs. We've narrowed down the essential features to look for while shopping as well as some in-store tests you can do. Additionally, we provide tips on looking for a carrier and a data plan.




Thinking about purchasing a tablet for your nonprofit or library? Shopping around for the right tablet can be a bit overwhelming sometimes. Is there a difference between a tablet with a 10-inch display versus a tablet with a 12-inch display? Which operating system do you choose? Does processing speed matter? I put together a quick cheat sheet for the features and specs to look for when shopping around for a tablet.



Is your organization about to place a request? Whether it’s your first time or not, here are a few things that you should check or consider in order to help make the entire experience as simple and as comfortable as possible.



More often than not, attempting to place an order that exceeds the general allotment is the common reason why most orders are denied.

To avoid the inconvenience of having to review and redo your order, see here the maximum allowable quantities each eligible nonprofit can request for:

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Ginny Mies shares how telling your data visually is now easier than ever with the help of web-based infographic tools. She recently had to create an infographic for a project. Having very basic design skills, she was looking for something intuitive and easy to learn that could create an attractive final product. After surveying many of the programs out there, she found a few that meet these requirements. Ginny writes:

Tools for Creating Infographics, Charts, and Diagrams



Organizing your office network? Individual computers provide opportunities for tremendous productivity gains, but they become many times more powerful when they're connected to one another in data networks that give them the ability to share data and processing resources. Chris Peters tells us how.



Tips for acquiring and upgrading to Microsoft’s latest operating system for your nonprofit or library

By: Ginny Mies

October 29, 2012

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By Glenn Fajardo, TechSoup

TechSoup Asia was inspired by the *Weekend Movement in Malaysia. We gathered many of our partners and collaborators for a weekend of rapid prototyping of new ideas to help NGOs better use technology for social impact.

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