Helping the charity sector with technology

Useful tips, advice and guidance on IT - specifically for charities and other non-profits.

How charities can track the ROI of software investments

Whether or not an IT investment is paying off can be a hard thing to track. It may not be immediately or directly obvious what you’re getting out of it.

However, it’s important that you consider all the difference it could be making and equate this to a monetary value. That way you can make informed decisions on whether something is worthwhile or not.

A beginners guide to SEO for charities

Search engine optimization is all about helping your website get the recognition it deserves.

We’ve run down some simple tips and tricks that can really help your ranking and get you noticed, and all with little time and no cost.

Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 15 – what’s new and different

The latest versions of Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements are now available as a bundle through the tt-exchange donation programme.

The previous version, Photoshop Elements 14 and Premiere Elements 14 are now available as part of the TechSoup Boost subscription free from admin fee.

To work out which package makes most sense for you, here’s a brief overview of the main features included in the Photoshop Elements 15 & Premiere Elements 15 that aren’t in the previous incarnation:

Why and how your charity should be using collaborative tools

Collaborative tools help members of your charity to function as well as if they’re all in the same place at the same time even if they aren’t.

There are multiple ways of collaborating with your work. Some you may know, but some you might not have thought about…

How your charity could benefit from CRM software

Customer relationship management software, it doesn’t sound riveting does it?

But it can make a huge difference, and not just in business but in the charity sector too.

Having clear and easy access to all your data has so many positives, it’s just about knowing what software or programme is right for you…

A guide to Microsoft server licensing for charities

Understanding Microsoft server licensing can be tricky. Each Microsoft server product follows one of four basic licensing models, which you need to know before you start.

To help you make the right choices when you plan your own server implementation, here’s a brief overview of the four server licensing models (and a couple of extra, useful tidbits).