Two-minute Tech Helps – Blog Archive

Why non-profits are creating technology plans

The old days, when non-profits waited until their outdated technology held them back before upgrading it, are over. And upgrades aren’t enough. Mission-focused non-profits are embracing sustainable technology plans that ready them, and their budgets, for the future. A chat with experts familiar with non-profit challenges is highly advised. Here’s an overview and some key…
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Boost your promotional budget with Google Ad Grants for non-profits

Once your IT is well-maintained and your security culture is in place, it’s time to put your technology to good use! Do you know about Google Ad Grants? You’re probably one of 85,000 Canadian non-profits who are eligible for up to $10,000 in monthly promotional funding from Google. Given the extreme financial pressure Canadian charities…
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Making the most of your data

Geoff Zakaib from Data for Good shares how non-profits can increase their community impact. Here, in part two of our interview: where to begin, where you can find outside data to supplement your own, and when it’s time to engage outside IT and data expertise. Geoff Zakaib is a Board member and the Calgary chapter…
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Data for Good Interview Part 1

Geoff Zakaib of Data for Good shares our passion for the non-profit sector, business intelligence, and better data management. In part one of our two-part interview, he explains what they do and how non-profits can benefit. Geoff Zakaib is a Board member and the Calgary chapter lead for Data for Good, a volunteer-driven, Canadian non-profit…
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Five reasons non-profits should move to the cloud

Your IT staff or contract help-desk professionals can offer dozens of reasons to use cloud storage and cloud-based computing. Here are five good ones, explained. It’s estimated that, by the end of this year, 94 per cent of the internet workload will be processed in the cloud and about 85 per cent of businesses will…
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Worldwide divide—technology poverty differs from continent to continent

Across Canada and around the world, people are working hard to bridge the digital divide and foster digital equity. Here’s a quick snapshot of five areas around the globe, viewed through media coverage amongst a few other sources. Quick take-aways: The bulk of the focus is on the internet which, indeed, is a major issue.…
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Online fundraising: tips and resources

Online fundraising is an absolute must for non-profits and charities today. Whether you’re an experienced organization or just getting started, here’s some info and resources to help you. The use of online fundraising has grown steadily since 2017 and, with many traditional fundraising events off the table thanks to the current pandemic, it continues to…
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Five-lesser known email safety tips

Nothing beats a comprehensive security program. But whether your organization has one in place or not, these tips will help you avoid the daily threats posed by email fraud and cyber-security threats.  About one in 20 of the emails you get contains some sort of malicious intent such as spearphishing. About 30 per cent of you will eventually open one.   These days,…
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