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October 18, 2011 

Everything You Wanted to Know About
Cloud Computing

 Cloud Computing Resources

Cloud Computing Worldwide

Cloud Campaign LogoThis month, TechSoup Canada is collaborating with our partners around the world (the TechSoup Global Network) to bring you information on cloud computing for nonprofits. Here are the highlights of each week so far (and check back next week for more):

Week 1: Introduction to Cloud Computing

Why Should Nonprofits Care About Cloud Computing?

If you are a small to medium-sized nonprofit, why should you care about cloud computing? Because it can save you time, money, and help spare the environment.

Clearing Up the Cloud

NTEN recently hosted a day-long cloud computing workshop in San Francisco. Read some reflections on the opportunities and challenges of cloud adoption for nonprofits.

Week 2: How Cloud Computing Changes Organizations

Email in the Cloud: A Google Apps Case Study

Learn how a cloud-based solution helped the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) work more efficiently.

Week 3: Security in the Cloud

Security: The Scary Part of Cloud Computing

Recent security breaches in the cloud have made headlines, but the greatest security risk to nonprofits is still human negligence.

Why Are We So Scared of Cloud Security?

Why nonprofits should be realistic when weighing the risks of cloud computing.

For even more resources on the cloud, visit our Cloud Computing Worldwide page.


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ELearning LogoE-Learning October Special Discount

For a limited time, the Society for Nonprofit Organizations (SNPO) has generously discounted its Learning Institute Certificate Series courses available through TechSoup Canada. From now until October 31, the administrative fees for individual Learning Institute Certificate Series courses have been reduced by 15 percent.

For a $65 admin fee (regular admin fee is $76), learn about:

  • Board Governance
  • Mission-Based Management
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Strategic Planning

Or get the whole series of eight courses for a $400 admin fee - a twenty percent discount.

Browse the full list of courses for more information.

Eligibility: Please read the SNPO Donation Program Guidelines and check your account to see if you qualify.

 Upcoming Webinars

October 27: A Walk in the Cloud - Is Cloud Computing Right for You?
Imagine if you could work from anywhere and collaborate with others: how would you work differently in your nonprofit? Cloud computing enables on-demand, convenient access to shared technology infrastructure and services that have traditionally been out of reach for many nonprofits. Learn more about these benefits of the cloud and get answers to common questions. Read More

Date: Thursday October 27th
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST

To find out about more upcoming Canadian events and webinars about nonprofits & technology, visit our Events and Webinars Calendar.

Past Webinars (Recording & Slides Available)

 The Best of the Web

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  In The Community

Social media – you get it, you really get it! Now what?

On October 4, TechSoup Canada helped to organize a talk by Alison Fine during her visit to Toronto - all about social media and where we go once we’ve figured out the basics of how to update our Facebook wall or send a tweet. More importantly, Alison discussed what it means for our organization to truly embrace social media - a painful but critical change from a traditional, hierarchical, complex organization to a networked nonprofit. Read the recap and watch the recording. Thank you to Philanthropic Foundations Canada and Maytree for sponsoring and organizing this event.

  Free Tools

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 Soup of the Week

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Sumac Gold

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Sumac Silver

Sumac Silver  is a non-profit CRM that offers up to 1,000 contacts, 2 specialized modules for all your non-profit management needs.  More..
Admin Fee: $10.00

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