Technology Comes to Toronto Wildlife Centre’s Rescue

Toronto Wildlife Centre has been a leader in wildlife rescue, veterinary care, rehabilitation, and education efforts in Southern Ontario since 1993. The Centre’s expert staff of more than 20 along with hundreds of dedicated volunteers come to the aid of sick, injured, and orphaned animals and care for them until they can be returned to…


Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Canada Gains Flexible Access, Consistent Communications with Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Fast and efficient communication is often the backbone for any large nonprofit. This is especially true for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Canada (BBBSC), a quickly expanding and diverse organization that spans more than 120 agencies. It is committed to matching mentors with Canada’s youth in 1,000 communities throughout the country. BBBSC believes in…


Microsoft Keeps Dougy Center Staff Connected Following Devastating Fire

“There’s no one right way to grieve,” says The Dougy Center’s executive director, Donna Schuurman. That’s why this organization in Portland, Oregon, provides children, teens, and young adults with a safe place to process the loss of a close friend or family member. The Center allows participants to openly and honestly talk about how they…


Easter Seals Nebraska Moves People and Information with Microsoft MapPoint

For more than 80 years, Easter Seals Nebraska has helped individuals with disabilities and special needs improve their physical mobility, return to work, or simply gain greater independence for everyday living. Ensuring the success of its numerous programs requires significant ongoing coordination and communication. The organization recently adopted Microsoft MapPoint to help operate its new…


Webinar: How Real Nonprofits Fundraise with Microsoft

By Kyla Hunt, Webinar Program Manager, TechSoup Global Editor’s Note: On June 21, Microsoft and TechSoup Global will be hosting a free webinar for nonprofits and libraries to share how to utilize tools and resources from Microsoft to enhance your fundraising. The following is cross-posted from the TechSoup blog. We hope you can join this…


Fast Five Features for NGOs: Creating Better Spreadsheets

Yesterday, Mark Liu from TechSoup and Kate Libershteyn from Microsoft as well as nonprofit Feet First talked to nonprofits and public libraries about how to get the most from Excel by using keyword shortcuts, pivot tables and other tips to keep spreadsheets running smoothly. Here is this week’s Fast Five Features for NGOs for creating…


Upcoming Webinars for Nonprofits: Microsoft Tips and Tricks Series

By Kyla Hunt, Webinar Program Manager, TechSoup Global Editor’s Note: On June 14 and June 21, Microsoft and TechSoup Global will be hosting free webinars for nonprofits and libraries to share the “tips and tricks” of Microsoft Excel and how to utilize tools and resources from Microsoft to enhance your fundraising. The following is cross-posted…


Claremont Senior Computer Club Makes Savvy Seniors the Norm

As a young electrical engineer in the 1960s, Tom Deno worked with some of the earliest computers. By the time he retired at age 64, he was a self-proclaimed “technology geek.” But he discovered that, among his peers, he was definitely in the minority. So he decided to do something about it and founded the…


Making Its Case: Performing Arts Workshop Attracts Funders in a Down Economy

Photo: Drumming with Jason Brown at Visitacion Valley Boys & Girls Club, from the Performing Arts Workshop Flickr While tough economic times have forced many arts organizations to cut back on staff and programs — or worse, close their doors — Performing Arts Workshop in San Francisco is expanding its reach to help even greater…


From Homelessness to Helping Others: Technology Skills Make a Difference for Community Housing Partnership Staff

In San Francisco alone, there are an estimated 7,000 to 10,000 people sleeping on the streets, in cars, or in shelters every night. Since 1990, Community Housing Partnership (CHP) has worked in partnership with adults, families, and seniors in San Francisco who would otherwise be without a home. One of the many ways the organization…