I'm Eli, the Community Manager for TechSoup’s NetSquared, a global volunteer-run network of nonprofit technology meetups. Every month our chapter leaders bring together the local nonprofit community for live events that share best practices and case studies of how technology can be used for social good.
We’re currently looking for people to join our NetSquared community as co-organizers
Creating online surveys or information blasts is quite easy nowadays thanks to cloud tools such as MailChimp or Survey Monkey. But, what if the community you’ll be reaching out to have neither an internet connection nor the devices to connect to one? Will your organization be willing to roll up your sleeves to go to the site personally?
RightsCon Souteast Asia, the biggest summit for activists and techies had come and gone last 24th to 25th March in Manila, Philippines. Standing as an enormous success, over 50 countries were represented by the whopping 650 experts that came in attendance, all to talk about how everyone can work together to make the internet a safer place for generally anyone.
TechSoup is proud to announce the newest version of Adobe's Elements bundle, containing both Photoshop Elements 13 and Premiere Elements 13.
Both programs are lighter editions of Photoshop, Adobe's popular photo-editing application, and Premiere Pro, its robust video-editing application.
Is It Right for My Organization?
Is your nonprofit looking for a unique learning opportunity? Well then, heads up guys as Netsquared has finally been launched in Manila, Philippines!
Through Netsquared, nonprofits, government organizations, funders and basically anyone who’s interested in using technology for good can now connect and learn from one another through regularly held casual meetups!
A unique learning opportunity
Looking to develop your nonprofit’s own regular newsletter? With a hefty experience of creating those under my belt, I’m pretty excited to give you a hand with yours!
To begin, you should know that newsletters can be a lot of work. Creating one would require you to regularly do these three things: gather content, draft a layout and then send it out. Sounds simple, right? Well, it’s supposed to be! But, let’s be honest, eventually it gets a bit tedious and time-consuming if you’re not using the right tools. But don't worry though, I'll help you sort that out through Mailchimp.
I’m happy to announce that our family has grown yet again! Based in our Indonesia partner’s (Kitabisa) office, it’s my pleasure to introduce you to Iqbal Hariadi, our new TechSoup Asia agent in Indonesia.
At only 22 years old (as of 2015), Iqbal is a fresh graduate from Universitas Indonesia with a degree in Biology. Though he dedicated his college years studying life sciences, Iqbal is just as passionate towards social entrepreneurship as well, and also, how creativity and social activism can be used to make a positive impact in communities.
Yet again, Facebook has proved how integral of a marketing tool it is through the release of a new function called Call-to-Action. Basically, it’s a button that allows like pages to be linked directly to a product, website, etc.
In line with this newly added tool, we’ll help you really make the most out of your like pages by exploring the various other tools that you may have missed! From tools to help you understand your audience up to those that can help you target specific people with your posts, here are some of your like pages’ functions that you should definitely try:
Malaysia and Vietnam, I’m happy to tell you that we now have local representatives to help out your local nonprofits! Without further ado, I’m happy to introduce you to Natrah (Malaysia) and Thang (Vietnam), my colleagues, and also, the newest members of the TechSoup Asia family!
Dang Viet Thang
Working on files while you’re on the run can be a big inconvenience. Let’s admit it, even just the idea of dragging your laptop around with you is already cringe-worthy enough. But, the fact of the matter is, working on-the-go really just can’t be avoided.
Thanks to Microsoft though, working on-the-go doesn’t have to be as awful as it used to be! With the ever handy Word, Excel and PowerPoint now available for mobiles, you can now work on your documents, spreadsheets and slideshows even with just your smartphones or tablets!