From the fundamentals of payment processing to online giving trends, we've covered everything your nonprofit needs to know about online giving
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  Online Donations  

This month, TechSoup Canada is taking a look at online donations and the processes involved. From the fundamentals of payment processing to online giving trends, we will cover everything your nonprofit needs to know about online giving.

Fundraising 101: Why You Should Care About Merchant Accounts

merchantaccountsCanadians are growing increasingly comfortable with donating online and the trend is only gaining momentum. If you want a piece of the fundraising pie, your nonprofit needs to be able to accept money online and offer as many donation options as possible. And it all starts with a merchant account.

How to Take Donations and Payments on Your Smartphone


Have you ever had to turn a donor away at an event because you could only accept cash or cheque? With mobile payment processing tools, you can accept donations and payments anywhere, at any time. Not sure what your options are? We've compiled tools and resources on mobile payments and explain some of the technologies out there. 

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Person iconNonprofit Tech Discussions

Online discussions on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter 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!

Website accessibility
techsoupcanadaTechSoup Canada @techsoupcanada
Is your website accessible? A couple of free tools to help you find out: via
NGONGO2.0 @ngo20
how to achieve accessibility if the website is a map? eg. NGO20MAP
TechSoup Canada @techsoupcanada
Not sure! Does anyone know how to ensure web accessibility if the website is a map? 
ntenNTEN @NTENorg
Hoping @cindyleonard might have ideas here RT: how to achieve accessibility if the website is a map?
cindyCindy Leonard @cindy_leonard
Depends on type of map. If embed, should provide info another way. If image:

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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.
OCT 21 NetSquared Vancouver
Community Management: PR Tips & Tricks

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm PDT, Vancouver
oct 24 NTEN Webinar
A Buyer's Guide to Choosing a Nonprofit CRM

11:00 am - 12:30 pm PDT, Online
OCT 30 NetSquared Peterborough
Analyze This - Making Sense of Google Analytics

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT, Peterborough
NOV 12 SoupBowlTechSoup Canada Event
Toronto Net Tuesday: Taking Events to the Next Level with Tech
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT, Toronto & Online 
New Discounts Available
Dharma Merchant Services

Dharma Merchant Services
Discounted rates are now available for processing credit and debit cards, donations in-person or online, and more!
Microsoft Updates
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Our Microsoft Donation Program has Gone Green!
Microsoft Software Donations are now download-only, making the program a little greener and helping you get your software faster.

Office 365 for Nonprofits is Now Available!
Office 365 is a cloud application that provides you and your staff with web-based access to familiar Office applications, hosted email, and more.
Faith-based and Hospices
Faith-based nonprofits and hospices are now eligible
for Microsoft's Donation Program

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Notification Area 

System Tray

Click on the up arrow next to the icons and select Customize. Once in Customize, you can choose what programs to show, don't show or only show notifications.

Free Tool

Avidemux is an easy-to-learn video editor, well suited for cutting, filtering and encoding your videos.
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