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Posted by tzuche on 30/11/2011 - 14:21 Categories: Design for the Web, Internet and Web, Web Building, Web, Multimedia and Design

You’ve probably heard that creating a website doesn’t have to be hard. Actually, it can be very hard, but with a few tips and techniques the process can be fairly straightforward and, in fact, enlightening. You can build a nice-looking, professional website for your nonprofit without breaking the bank or being an expert, but only if you take the time to consider a few key questions.

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Posted by tzuche on 30/11/2011 - 14:18 Categories: Design for the Web, How To Guides, Internet and Web, Web Building, Web, Multimedia and Design

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.

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Posted by tzuche on 30/11/2011 - 12:08 Categories: Funding, Process Payments and Donations

What tools can help you raise money and rally support for your cause through an online auction? We take a look at the software tools that are widely used in the nonprofit sector.

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Posted by tzuche on 30/11/2011 - 12:05 Categories: Funding, Process Payments and Donations

Enlist your supporters to fundraise for you! A number of online tools make it easy for staff, or anyone eager to help your organization, to set up individual donation pages to engage friends and family in a fundraiser. In this update of the 2009 article A Few Good Tools for Online Distributed Fundraising, we asked six nonprofit technology experts for advice on the tools and best practices that make this fundraising technique work.

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Posted by tzuche on 30/11/2011 - 12:02 Categories: Funding, Process Payments and Donations, Work Remotely

Accepting payments by credit card is not necessarily difficult or expensive. We provide some tips and tools to process credit card transactions, both on- and offline, for organizations of all sizes.

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Posted by tzuche on 28/11/2011 - 17:27 Categories: Learning Centre, Software

The Microsoft Software Donation Program for nonprofits and public libraries is one of TechSoup's most popular resources. Hundreds of organizations request Microsoft product donations every day, but unfortunately, many don't take full advantage of everything the Microsoft donation program has to offer. By understanding Microsoft's donation limits and anticipating your nonprofit's future technology needs, you can be sure to maximize your benefit through the program.

In this article, we'll outline Microsoft's donation restrictions and limits and offer some tips on how to get more out of your donation by summarizing the rights and privileges that come with Microsoft's Software Assurance program. We’ll also provide advice on technology planning so that you can make donation requests in line with your organization's present and future needs.

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Posted by tzuche on 28/11/2011 - 17:24 Categories: Database, Internet and Web, Work Remotely

These days, most participants expect to be able to register for events online. Luckily, there are lots of tools to help with that, ranging from simple to sophisticated and all the way to multi-functional. In this update of an article first published in 2007, we asked a number of nonprofit technology professionals what online registration tools have worked for them.

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Posted by tzuche on 28/11/2011 - 17:16 Categories: Desktop Operating Systems, Manage Workstations, Software

 

Once your organization has decided it's ready to upgrade to Windows 7 and has verified that it meets the technical requirements to do so, it’s time to begin planning for the upgrade itself. This article will walk you through steps to take before and during an install.

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Posted by tzuche on 24/11/2011 - 16:12 Categories: Desktop Operating Systems, Manage Workstations, Software

 

 

It’s important to consider whether upgrading to Windows 7 makes sense for your organization and, if so, how you will go about implementing it. To help you decide whether Windows is a good fit for your organization, we’ve come up with four questions for you to consider.