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Pivoting to Remote Work - COVID-19 Response for Nonprofits

Pivoting to Remote Work - COVID-19 Response for Nonprofits

To continue serving your community during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, you may find the need to quickly transition to remote work. To help you, TechSoup has consolidated courses and relevant resources to provide information and tools as you make this transition.

This course track will help nonprofits lay the groundwork for successful remote office environments. You will learn how to:

  • Identify the necessary technology tools to get your remote office up and running in no time.
  • Boost collaboration.
  • Ensure information security.

TechSoup Courses is an online learning resource of free and paid bite-sized training courses created just for nonprofits.

This track would ideally cost $100 however, we have availed it for free so that anyone can access this information and rapidly respond to the current situation on the pandemic.

Coronavirus Mitigation Resources
Coronavirus Mitigation Resources
CyberSecurity 101: How to Become a Human Firewall
CyberSecurity 101: How to Become a Human Firewall
CyberSecurity 201: How to Make Your Organization Safe
CyberSecurity 201: How to Make Your Organization Safe
OneDrive 101 - Storing Smartly
OneDrive 101 - Storing Smartly
Outlook 101 - Increase Efficiency
Outlook 101 - Increase Efficiency
Planner 101 - Effectively Organize Tasks
Planner 101 - Effectively Organize Tasks
SharePoint 101 - Improving Collaboration
SharePoint 101 - Improving Collaboration
Teams 101 - Getting Started
Teams 101 - Getting Started
Teams 201 - Using Advanced Functions
Teams 201 - Using Advanced Functions
Get Your Design Learner's Permit

Get Your Design Learner's Permit

Get up to speed on how to create and manipulate images and graphics, and understand creative design and layout concepts.

These on-demand courses will put you on the road to creative design success for your nonprofit.

Course Fee: $40

*All course fees are non-refundable.

Adobe Absolute Beginners: Getting Started with Illustrator
Adobe Absolute Beginners: Getting Started with Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop 101
Adobe Photoshop 101
Branding Basics for Nonprofits 101
Branding Basics for Nonprofits 101
Branding for Nondesigners 201: Applying Best Practices for Design
Branding for Nondesigners 201: Applying Best Practices for Design
Adobe Absolute Beginners: Create a Fundraiser Invitation Using InDesign
Adobe Absolute Beginners: Create a Fundraiser Invitation Using InDesign
Web Design Best Practices
Web Design Best Practices
Email Marketing for Nonprofits

Email Marketing for Nonprofits

This self-paced, five-course track will show you how to create and implement an effective email marketing strategy for your nonprofit. We will cover segmenting and customizing your email marketing messages and content for better results, goal setting, benchmarking and analytics as well as discuss the best frequency for your email campaigns to optimize your response rates and budget.

Whether you are a marketing maven or a newbie, you will come away with a deep understanding of how to integrate email with online and offline marketing channels for a successfully integrated campaign.

Cost: $200

*All course fees are non-refundable.

Email Marketing 101: How to Get Started Building Your Email Marketing Strategy
Email Marketing 101: How to Get Started Building Your Email Marketing Strategy
Email Marketing 201: Goal Setting and Benchmarking (Analytics are Fun!)
Email Marketing 201: Goal Setting and Benchmarking (Analytics are Fun!)
Email Marketing 202: The Importance of Target Lists
Email Marketing 202: The Importance of Target Lists
Email Marketing 203: Segmenting Your Targets and Growing Your Email List
Email Marketing 203: Segmenting Your Targets and Growing Your Email List
Email Marketing 204: How to Stand Out in Your Audience’s Email Inbox
Email Marketing 204: How to Stand Out in Your Audience’s Email Inbox
What Facebook Ads Can Do For Your Organization

What Facebook Ads Can Do For Your Organization

Sometimes you have to pay in order to get meaningful social media engagement. Digital ads are becoming the cheapest, most effective way to engage new or existing audiences on social media and other platforms.

In this on-demand course track, we will share tips and tricks for running effective campaigns and getting the most out of your Facebook ad budget to drive impact for your organization. Whether you are a total newbie to Facebook ads or you are an old pro, these on-demand courses will give you new ideas for ways to use Facebook to further your mission. 

Course Fee: $50

*All course fees are non-refundable.

Facebook Ads 101: Using Insights & Analytics to Inform Your Strategy
Facebook Ads 101: Using Insights & Analytics to Inform Your Strategy
Facebook Ads 201: How to Build, Manage, and Optimize your Ads
Facebook Ads 201: How to Build, Manage, and Optimize your Ads
Google Ad Grants Seminar Series

Google Ad Grants Seminar Series

We want to help you spend $120,000 in Google’s advertising money this year. You can unlock this potential through the Google Ads Grant for Nonprofits, which will help you bring in traffic to your nonprofit’s website and amplify your digital impact.

Our four-part seminar series will walk you through the grant application process and show you the special nuances of working within a Google Ads grant account.

Cost: $75

*All course fees are non-refundable.

Google Ad Grants Seminar 1
Google Ad Grants Seminar 1
Google Ad Grants Seminar 2
Google Ad Grants Seminar 2
Google Ad Grants Seminar 3
Google Ad Grants Seminar 3
Google Ad Grants Seminar 4
Google Ad Grants Seminar 4
Social Media Marketing for Nonprofits

Social Media Marketing for Nonprofits

Social media success can seem elusive to a small nonprofit. Without the money to hire an outside agency or even a full time person, how can you keep up with all of the changes? Can you really raise money using these platforms?

The good news is that small but mighty organizations can use the power and potential of these platforms to raise funds, connect with supporters, and drive impact. In this four-course self-paced series, we will share tips and tricks for running effective social media fundraising campaigns that accomplish measurable results.

Whether you are a total newbie to the social media landscape or you are a social media superstar, you will walk away with new ideas for ways to use these platforms to connect with donors and elevate your fundraising.

Cost: $150

*All course fees are non-refundable.

Social Media Marketing 101: How to Get Started With Social Media for Fundraising
Social Media Marketing 101: How to Get Started With Social Media for Fundraising
Social Media Marketing 201: How to Build an Engaged Audience on Social Media
Social Media Marketing 201: How to Build an Engaged Audience on Social Media
Social Media Marketing 202: Problem Solving Session-Challenges and Solutions
Social Media Marketing 202: Problem Solving Session-Challenges and Solutions
Social Media Marketing 203: How to Measure Social Media Success
Social Media Marketing 203: How to Measure Social Media Success
Coronavirus Mitigation Resources

Coronavirus Mitigation Resources

Course Price: Free

This is a collection of resources for nonprofits to make possible the mitigation of the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

We will update these resources as the coronavirus pandemic evolves.


Social Media Marketing 101: How to Get Started With Social Media for Fundraising

Social Media Marketing 101: How to Get Started With Social Media for Fundraising

Course Price: $10

Social media success can seem elusive to the small nonprofit. Without the money to hire an outside agency or even a full time person, how can you keep up with all of the changes? Can you really raise money using these platforms? The good news is that small but mighty organizations can use the power and potential of these platforms to raise funds, connect with supporters, and drive impact. In this on-demand course, we will share tips and tricks for running effective social media fundraising campaigns that accomplish measurable results. Whether you are a total newbie to the social media landscape or you are a social media superstar, you will walk away with new ideas for ways to use these platforms to connect with donors and elevate your fundraising.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand and identify the factors to consider when choosing social media platforms to suit your nonprofit’s fundraising goals, resources, and staff capacity  
  • Understand the current social media landscape and the strengths/weaknesses of several of the major social media platforms
  • Understand how social media platforms fit in with your overall nonprofit fundraising plan/infrastructure, including your CRM/database, website, and email communications

About the Course

This on-demand course offers self-paced content for the beginner. This can include videos, self-assessments, activities, checklists, links to external resources, handouts, live events and quizzes. All course content is available for at least one year, or until the course content is no longer relevant. Live events are always recorded and archived in the course for you to access at your convenience.

You can gain TechPoints by accessing and interacting with course content such as watching a video, completing an evaluation and clicking on links. 

*All course fees are non-refundable.


Social Media Marketing 201: How to Build an Engaged Audience on Social Media

Social Media Marketing 201: How to Build an Engaged Audience on Social Media

Course Price: $50

With the fast-changing digital landscape and the proliferation of algorithms that control what your fans and followers see, engagement and reach are way down across all social media channels. Having an engaged, vibrant social media community for your nonprofit may seem elusive, but there are certain techniques that can help build engagement and affinity for your nonprofit. In this on-demand course, we will share tips and tricks for building an engaged audience for your nonprofit on social media. You will walk away with new ideas for ways to use these platforms to connect with your target audience and how to stand out in a crowded social media landscape.

Course Objectives

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Identify and apply effective strategies to build an engaged audience using social media
  • Identify and understand five things nonprofits should do to standout in a crowded social media landscape

About the Course

This on-demand course offers self-paced content for the advanced beginner. This can include videos, self-assessments, activities, checklists, links to external resources, handouts, live events and quizzes. All course content is available for at least one year, or until the course content is no longer relevant. Live events are always recorded and archived in the course for you to access at your convenience.

You can gain TechPoints by accessing and interacting with course content such as watching a video, completing an evaluation and clicking on links. 


Social Media Marketing 202: Problem Solving Session-Challenges and Solutions

Social Media Marketing 202: Problem Solving Session-Challenges and Solutions

Course Price: $50

In this coaching session, our social media marketing expert, Julia Campbell, walks you through the six most common challenges that nonprofits face when using social media. She'll help you learn to apply best practices to implement an actionable plan that will address your organization's social media challenges.


Social Media Marketing 203: How to Measure Social Media Success

Social Media Marketing 203: How to Measure Social Media Success

Course Price: $50

Even though the majority of nonprofits have a presence on at least one social media channel, how many of them take the time to measure and analyze what they are doing? Measurement of your social media activity is a critical learning tool, as it will demonstrate whether or not you are accomplishing your goals and getting desired results. In this on-demand course, we’ll walk you through the creation of your own Social Media Measurement Spreadsheet. Several low-cost and free social media measurement tools will be explained to save you time and get you better results. You’ll walk away with a concrete plan to start measuring the ROI of your social media program. This course will cover goal-setting, time-saving tools for social media measurement, and creating a Social Media Measurement Spreadsheet.


Digital Storytelling for Beginners

Digital Storytelling for Beginners

Course Price:$10

Ready to become a digital Storymaker? TechSoup has created an on-demand course so you can dive right into the three phases of the storytelling adventure. Our course provides a step-by-step roadmap from story creation through postproduction and marketing. Become a digital storyteller today!

About the Course

This on-demand course offers self-paced content for the beginner. This can include videos, self-assessments, activities, checklists, links to external resources, handouts, live events and quizzes. All course content is available for at least one year, or until the course content is no longer relevant. Live events are always recorded and archived in the course for you to access at your convenience.

You can gain TechPoints by accessing and interacting with course content such as watching a video, completing an evaluation and clicking on links. 

*All course fees are non-refundable.


Branding Basics for Nonprofits 101

Branding Basics for Nonprofits 101

Course Price: $10

You do not need to be a designer to build and execute brand guidelines! This course will help you build a foundation for understanding and implementing brand guidelines in your organization. During the course, you will conduct a self-assessment for your organization, watch videos and presentations to learn about design, and practice applying sample brand guidelines. We will also walk you through creating your own brand guidelines.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Analyze your current organizational brand standard readiness
  • Understand why implementing brand guidelines creates value for your organization
  • Recognize and define basic core elements in a brand guide
  • Identify practical ways to use organizational brand guidelines consistently
  • Understand basic best practices for developing brand guidelines


About the Course

This on-demand course offers self-paced content for the beginner. This can include videos, self-assessments, activities, checklists, links to external resources, handouts, live events and quizzes. All course content is available for at least one year, or until the course content is no longer relevant. Live events are always recorded and archived in the course for you to access at your convenience.

You can gain TechPoints by accessing and interacting with course content such as watching a video, completing an evaluation and clicking on links. This course requires you to earn 40 TechPoints to access your course certification.

*All course fees are non-refundable.


Branding for Nondesigners 201: Applying Best Practices for Design

Branding for Nondesigners 201: Applying Best Practices for Design

Course Price: $50

This is the second course in the Branding for Nonprofits series. With a deeper understanding of basic design principles along with a comprehensive brand book, nonprofits can create materials that not only stand out, but demonstrate a cohesive brand.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify and apply standard processes for creating visually appealing and effective design
  • Understand and identify brand book elements
  • Identify and apply best qualities and characteristics of typography, imagery, and color for your organization
  • Evaluate visual content using design standards and best practices

About the Course

This on-demand course offers self-paced content for the advanced beginner. This can include videos, self-assessments, activities, checklists, links to external resources, handouts, live events and quizzes. All course content is available for at least one year, or until the course content is no longer relevant. Live events are always recorded and archived in the course for you to access at your convenience.

You can gain TechPoints by accessing and interacting with course content such as watching a video, completing an evaluation and clicking on links. 

*All course fees are non-refundable.


Web Design Best Practices

Web Design Best Practices

Course Price: $10

This on-demand Web Design Best Practices course will equip you with the basics on how to design a user-friendly website. Adobe's designer Colleen Schweizer shows you simple, practical steps to develop your website's layout, look and feel, and user experience. Learn reliable standards for crafting web content, navigational dos and don'ts, best practices for creating an engaging web experience, and tips for maintaining design consistency on multiple devices. Once you master the basics, you can apply these to your organization's website.

About the Course

This on-demand course offers self-paced content for the beginner. This can include videos, self-assessments, activities, checklists, links to external resources, handouts, live events and quizzes. All course content is available for at least one year, or until the course content is no longer relevant. Live events are always recorded and archived in the course for you to access at your convenience.

You can gain TechPoints by accessing and interacting with course content such as watching a video, completing an evaluation and clicking on links. 

*All course fees are non-refundable.