With the coronavirus outbreak, working from home has now been enforced among many offices to minimize the spread of the virus. If your organization is among the many who has implemented these safety precautions, we understand that maintaining productivity during these trying times can be difficult.
To help you maintain (or even improve) your productivity, here are essential solutions that can help you better communicate and collaborate with your remote colleagues:
TechSoup Asia-Pacific is proud to announce its newly signed partnership with Blackbaud, a cloud software company that’s built entirely and exclusively to empower charities across the globe. Through this partnership, NGOs across 6 Southeast Asian countries – Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam and Thailand – may access exclusive discounts to Blackbaud’s range of solutions for fundraising, project management, communications and donor management.
NGOS may learn more about the Blackbaud product offers through the links below:
Is your staff spread across several locations? Do you have a limited budget for IT support like installations and upgrades? Do your staff and volunteers want to do their work on personal devices like smartphones or tablets? Are you tired of maintaining an in-house Exchange server? Then Microsoft Office 365 Nonprofit may be right for you!
Looking to develop your nonprofit’s own regular newsletter? With a hefty experience of creating those under my belt, I’m pretty excited to give you a hand with yours!
To begin, you should know that newsletters can be a lot of work. Creating one would require you to regularly do these three things: gather content, draft a layout and then send it out. Sounds simple, right? Well, it’s supposed to be! But, let’s be honest, eventually it gets a bit tedious and time-consuming if you’re not using the right tools. But don't worry though, I'll help you sort that out through Mailchimp.
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
This inaugural post highlights the big nonprofit technology stories of 2012, including making websites viewable on mobile phones, using mobile phones more in the workplace, cloud computing, social media fundraising, foundations and Microsoft donations, greater self-sufficiency among NGOs in developing countries, and some cutting edge things like hackathons. This was an original December blog post by TechSoup's Jim Lynch:
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.
You’ve finally hired two new staff members to join your successful nonprofit. The trouble is, your new colleagues are in Chicago and your headquarters is in San Francisco. How will you share documents? Is there a better solution than constantly emailing attachments?
There is little argument that email and social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter are fast becoming mandatory tools for supporter outreach. These communication channels provide nonprofit organizations with an immediate and effective way to solicit, cultivate, and engage donor support.
From a pure fundraising standpoint, email and social media channels are only effective when the recipient is able to respond immediately to a CTA (call to action). At best, your CTA message is going to be read once, so if that message is compelling enough to cause the recipients to donate, then they must be able to do so immediately.
So what can you do?