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All About Office 365 for Nonprofits
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Is your staff spread across several locations? Do you have a limited budget for IT support like installations and upgrades? Take Office to the cloud! Eligible nonprofits and charities can now receive donated and newly discounted versions of Office 365 tailored especially toward nonprofits. And because nonprofits come in different sizes and have diverse technology needs, there are four plans to choose from.
Everybody Grants Now!
Grantstation is coming September 24 and 25
GrantStation is coming September 24 and 25! TechSoup and GrantStation are pleased to present a special offer for eligible U.S. nonprofits, charities, and public libraries to help you become a successful grantseeker. Connect to thousands of federal and state grants and other funding opportunities with a specially discounted membership to GrantStation.
  • Grants are a necessity for nearly all nonprofits to stay alive and do good work. Jim Lynch revisits fundraising consultant Stephanie Gerding's blog on grantseeking tips and offers his own insight and experience.
  • Want to learn more about GrantStation? Attend a free webinar on September 23 and get a tour of the GrantStation website.
  • Share your organization's experiences in grantseeking with GrantStation's fall survey.
  • The latest Chronicle of Philanthropy survey of American corporate giving essentially finds that companies are still giving out cash grants but are putting more energy into product or in-kind philanthropy.
Wise Decisions About Social Media
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Just in time for Social Media September, Idealware has published its helpful Nonprofit Social Media Decision Guide. TechSoup's social media squad weighs in with their perspective on the best social media tools and strategies for nonprofits and libraries.
  • Summer might be coming to an end, but Social Media September is just heating up. TechSoup and NetSquared have joined forces to bring you a September full of social media learning! All month long, we're putting on events and publishing content to sharpen your social media skills.
  • Join our upcoming tweet chat to get a global perspective on social media for nonprofits.
  • Curious about fundraising with social media? Tune into our upcoming webinar where guest speakers from Razoo and Social Media for Nonprofits will show you how to get the most out of your online fundraising campaigns.
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WEBINARS & EVENTS
Social Media September Global Tweet Chat
September 18
Learn about social media for social good in a multi-time zone Twitter party. Check times and topics to join in.

Fundraising with Social Media
September 19
11:30 a.m. Pacific time
Join the founders of Social Media for Nonprofits and Razoo, who will share three simple tweaks to double online donations within one month and other tips to help you earn big bucks for your
cause online.

Jump Start Your Grants Program
September 23
11 a.m. Pacific time
Find out if a GrantStation membership is the answer to your org's grants research needs. Join GrantStation for a free tour of their website ahead of a $99 TechSoup offer available
Sept. 24-25.

Microsoft's Office 365 for Nonprofits: An Introduction
September 24
11 a.m. Pacific time
See how the cloud-based productivity suite lets you focus on what matters: planning, fundraising, and services.

Going First: The Edge Pilot Project and Rural Libraries
September 25
11 a.m. Pacific time
The Edge Initiative is rolling out to public libraries nationwide in January 2014. Get a head start by learning from the libraries that are piloting the assessment program. In this month's free webinar, librarians from rural communities share their Edge experiences.

More Events
LIBRARIES
Fundraising ideas for libraries
INCLUSION
Is community broadband coming to your city?
BIG DATA
Data and philanthropy at SOCAP13
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