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July 19, 2011 

Managing Volunteers & Flip Cameras

 From the Learning Centre

A Consumers Guide to Software for Volunteer Management

This report has the latest research from Idealware on what volunteer management systems are out there, what to expect and how the different solutions compare. More...

Working with Technical Volunteers: A Manual for NPOs

Even groups that have successfully involved volunteers in their other work have run into problems when asking volunteers to work on technology issues. Recruiting and managing technical volunteers can be intimidating, especially when staff members do not fully understand the work that techies do. Additionally, organizations must balance the benefits of technical volunteers' help with the need to establish sustainable, consistent computer support. This guide will help you recruit, match and manage technical volunteers. More...

 Featured Product

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Capture Your Story and Put It Online With Flip Video 

flip_mino_4gb 2Now you can capture and share your stories with the easy to use Flip Video Mino HD Cameras from Cisco. With Flip Video cameras, you can take up to one hour of high-quality digital, high-definition video anywhere. These lightweight, pocket-sized cameras are ideal for documenting or sharing your organization's work in action. With one-button operation and flip-out USB arm, even staff or volunteers with little technical knowledge can record, edit, and upload video to the web.More...

Admin Fee: One Bundle of 6 Flip Video Cameras- $64.00 

Eligibility: Please read Flip Video Donation Program Guidelines or check your account to see if you qualify.

 Upcoming Webinars
August 3 - Preparing for a Website Redesign

Is your website from 1995? Do you get frequent comments that your site is old, unattractive, difficult to use or out of date? Are you frustrated because you don’t know how to update your website and you have to call your tech volunteer or contractor every time you want any changes? Do you want a website that is dynamic?

This webinar will give you the background you need to know to prepare for a successful website redesign.

Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT (10:00 AM-11:00 AM PDT)
Register Here:

Past Webinars

 Nonprofit Spotlight

"Before TechSoup Canada our network was like Frankenstein’s laboratory, and keeping it all running was an exercise of extreme DIY and creativity. A huge thank you to TechSoup Canada for providing such a great service and support system to non-profits." -Scott Wight, Fundraising Coordinator, Toronto Wildlife Centre
Read more about how the Toronto Wildlife Centre has improved their operations...

Do you have a story to share about how TechSoup Canada has helped your organization? Get in touch!

 The Best of the Blog
  • Tips for Creating Low-to-No Cost Videos for Nonprofits - A lot of non-profits are a bit intimidated by the idea of venturing into the video world, primarily due to fears about the cost. You don't have to hire a production studio, and you don't have to rent or buy expensive equipment. You can actually do it for no money at all! Here's how.
  • Social media policy for busy people - getting to the heart of the matter - Have you been told that you need a social media policy and thought “well that’s great, one more thing to do and to make matters worse the whole topic makes me want to die of boredom”? What social media policy is really about and why you should start the discussion.
  • How to Write a Social Media Policy - Examples, templates and expert advice for writing your own social media policy.
  • Digital Storytelling 101: Video - Video is hot right now - but how can nonprofits take advantage of this? Here are some ideas and examples for all budgets.

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  Feature Download

Free image and photo editing software. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. (Windows only)

 Soup of the Week
Marci's Minestrone Soup



Manage and schdule your staff and volunteers from any web browser
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Preparing for a Website Redesign

Prepare for success: learn about the website development process, popular platforms and tips & tricks from website design experts.

When: Tuesday July 19 (today!) 
Time: 5:30pm
Location: CSI Spadina, 215 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON
>>Register for Net Tuesday

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