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heart Special Announcement: A new website and expanded eligiblity to nonprofits!

Katsumoto NPO expansion (1) 2Happy Valentines day everyone! We are excited to tell you that in the next couple of weeks, we'll have a brand new website. Stay tuned for updates.

And... did you hear the good news? Adobe, Symantec, and many more of our donors have opened eligibility to registered nonprofits (that are not charities) in Canada.

> Read more about programs now available to nonprofits.

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Heartbeats and Remarkables: Cutting Through the Social Media Clutter

Big Wild campaignYou are on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and post great content. But guess what, so does everybody else! How do you stand out amongst the online noise these days?

Julie Szabo, from Capulet Communications, recommends putting activities into two buckets: "heartbeat" activities and "remarkables: Here's how they work together for a thriving online movement.

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The Next-Generation Office is Here!

Office 2013 Small Product Page 2 The 2013 Office products offer a number of new features and benefits over Office 2010 including integration with SkyDrive (Microsoft's Cloud Service), the ability to open and edit PDF's, and a sleek new user interface designed to complement Windows 8.

Here are some of the key highlights:

  • Word - for the first time, you can open and edit PDF's in Word, and share and collaborate more easily.  Read about the new updates in Word.
  • Outlook includes "Peeks" — which let you grab a quick glance at your schedule — as well as an updated calendar sharing function.
  • Excel recommends charts and graphs, and displays selected workbooks collaboratively.
  • OneNote now allows integration of pictures, video, and Excel spreadsheets into your notes; plus links, webpages, maps, and sketches.

Not sure if the new Office is right for you?
We've put together information and resources to help your organization decide.

Also, if you are thinking of combining new Office with Windows 8 check out this article - should you upgrade to to Windows 8?

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Online discussions on platforms such as Facebook and LinkedIn. You don't need to be a member of these platforms to read the discussion, but you do if you would like to participate!

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Event iconEvents & Webinars

Upcoming events & webinars from TechSoup Canada and other nonprofit tech capacity builders. All are free or for a small donation unless otherwise noted.

FEB 19 NetSquared Fraser Valley: Analytics (Google, KISS Metrics etc.) for nonprofits
7:00 - 9:00 pm PST, Abbotsford, BC
FEB 21 NetSquared Vancouver: IT Project Management for nonprofits
5:30 - 7:30 pm PST, Vancouver, BC
MAR  5 Artez Webinar: Twitter Strategies for Nonprofits
5:30 - 7:30 pm PST, online
MAR 12 Toronto Net Tuesday: Content (Curation) is King
5:30 - 7:30 pm EST, Toronto and online
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