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April 7, 2011 

Collaborate with Co-Workers and Be More Productive

 From the Learning Centre

Collaboration & Productivity: Spend more time on what matters

Collaborating on documents, sharing files, instant messaging, web
conferencing, task lists and project management are all examples of ways you can use technology to improve your collaboration and productivity in your nonprofit. These things are important because they help you save time on the things you don’t want to be doing (searching through your email for files, travelling from place to place, etc.) and spend more time on what matters. More...

Making Sense of Microsoft SharePoint 2010

Are you looking for a way to collaborate with coworkers and organize your documents? Have you heard of SharePoint and are wondering what it is and if you should use it? This article aims to de-mystify SharePoint and give you the basic details. More...

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 Upcoming Webinars
GrantStation: Your Fast Track to Fundraising

Learn how to use the tools that GrantStation provides to help you identify the right grantmaker for any program or project. If you're interested in learning more about GrantStation before the TechSoup Canada special offer on May 3 and 4, this tour will help you understand whether it's the right tool for your organization and how to get started.

Date: Thursday, April 21, 2011
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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Introduction to TechSoup Canada:  How to Register Your Organization

Does your nonprofit or public library need better technology? Wish you had the latest version of that pricey software? Or sturdier hardware?

Learn more about TechSoup's product donation program and how to get started. Join TechSoup, get registered, learn what it means to be qualified and eligible for different donation and discount programs, and start requesting donations.

Date: Thursday, April 28, 2011
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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Google Apps 101

Gmail, Google Docs, Google Apps, Google Calendar... wondering what it’s all about and if it’s right for your nonprofit or charity? Or are you currently using Google Apps and wanting to learn more about how other nonprofits are using it?

In this webinar you will learn:

  • What is Google Apps and what it can do for your organization
  • How to decide if Google Apps is right for you


Date: Thursday May 5th, 2011
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
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Collaboration & Productivity - Spend More time on What Matters!

How do you keep track of all the things you need to do, and keep others in the loop? Is preparing for a board meeting a monumental effort?

Learn how Timeraiser and Charity Village are using tools and strategies to better collaborate with coworkers, board members, partners and the public.

When: Tuesday April 12  Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Network Orange, 221 Yonge St, Toronto, ON
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