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Overview of the RFP Process

An Overview of the RFP Process for Nonprofits, Charities, and Libraries

A request for proposal, or RFP, is a document that describes a project's needs and asks for proposed solutions from qualified vendors. A good RFP can help ensure you have good vendors and your project is completed as planned. This article will help you get started writing good RFPs.

RFP Library

RFP Library

Selecting the right technology service or vendor can be challenging and costly. Fortunately, you don't have to do it unprepared. Use the resources below to learn about the request for proposal (RFP) process and to see other organizations' sample RFPs.

A Quick Guide to Discounted Software Programs

A Quick Guide to Discounted Software Programs

If your organization isn't eligible for a particular TechSoup donation, don't despair. Nonprofits and libraries are often eligible for other software discounts and donations. Learn about your options in this article.

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Your Guide to Microsoft Donations Through TechSoup

The Microsoft Software Donation Program for nonprofits and public libraries is one of TechSoup's most popular resources. But many organizations don't take full advantage of everything the Microsoft donation program has to offer. By understanding Microsoft's donation limits and anticipating your nonprofit's future technology needs, you can be sure to maximize your benefit through the program. Learn how in this article.

Learning About Technology Offline

Learning About Technology Offline

Whether you're looking to develop new skills, satisfy your technical curiosity, or solve day-to-day technology problems at your nonprofit or library, the offline resources discussed in this article will help.

Leaning About Technology Online

Learning About Technology Online

When a technology question arises at your nonprofit or library, the amount of technology information available online can be overwhelming. From quick tutorials to an entire college lecture series, you can access information on any topic and in any format. This article will provide suggestions for navigating the amazing array of online resources.

Eleven Tips for Troubleshooting Software

Eleven Tips for Troubleshooting Software

Before you call tech support, check out our step-by-step guide to troubleshooting software.

TechSoup for Faith-Based Organizations

What TechSoup Offers Faith-Based Organizations

This article provides an overview of the TechSoup product donations and learning resources that can help your faith-based nonprofit get the most out of its technology.

What TechSoup Offers Libraries

What TechSoup Offers Libraries

This article will provide an overview of the TechSoup product donations and learning resources that can help your library get the most out of its technology.

Purposeful Techie

The Purposeful Techie: Nonprofit IT with Intention

Taking control of how we think of the accidental techie can create more empowered, strategic, and purposeful support for nonprofits.

Choosing the Best Internet Connection

Choosing the Best Internet Connection

Internet connections can be a huge expense for your nonprofit or library. Make sure you're getting the right Internet service at the right price.

What to do After Downloading ISO Files from Microsoft

What to Do After Downloading ISO Files from Microsoft

So you download the software from Microsoft's Volume Licensing Service Center and find out that it arrives as an ISO file you don't know how to use it to install your software. This article tells you what an ISO file is and how can you manage your nonprofit or library's Microsoft software donations with them.

Introduction to Microsoft Project 2010

An Introduction to Microsoft Project 2010

By using Microsoft Project 2010, your project-management team can benefit from the latest updates and features of a popular and fully featured software program.

Creating a Social Media Policy

Creating a Social Media Policy

As nonprofits turn to social media, policies to govern their use have become the new frontier. A good social media policy provides clear guidelines as to what staff should and shouldn't do when posting and interacting with the community. What’s involved in creating one?

Downloading Adobe Software

Downloading Adobe Software

Everything you need to know about downloading and installing your Adobe product donation.

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Microsoft Software Donation Program – Eligibility, Allotments, and Returns

Learn more about the Microsoft Software Donation Program's guidelines for eligibility, requesting software, and returning donations.

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Volume Licensing Service Center – Differences from Retail Products

Learn about the differences between retail products and products available through the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC), Microsoft's website to help you get installation keys, download or order Microsoft installation software, and access other benefits.

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Volume Licensing Service Center – Downloading and Installing Software

Learn how to download and install software obtained from the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC), Microsoft's website to help you get installation keys, download or order Microsoft installation software, and access other benefits.

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Volume Licensing Service Center – Getting Started

Learn how to get started with the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC), Microsoft's website to help you get installation keys, download or order Microsoft installation software, and access other benefits.

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Volume Licensing Service Center – License Information

Learn how to view your license information on the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC), Microsoft's website to help you get installation keys, download or order Microsoft installation software, and access other benefits.

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Volume Licensing Service Center – Maintaining Your Account

Learn about maintaining your account at the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC), Microsoft's website to help you get installation keys, download or order Microsoft installation software, and access other benefits.

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Volume Licensing Service Center – Product Keys

Learn about product keys and how to obtain them from the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC), Microsoft's website to help you get installation keys, download or order Microsoft installation software, and access other benefits.

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Volume Licensing Service Center – Software Assurance Benefits

Learn about Software Assurance benefits and how to access them using the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC), Microsoft's website to help you get installation keys, download or order Microsoft installation software, and access other benefits.

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Microsoft Get Genuine Windows Supplemental Agreements

The Get Genuine Windows supplemental agreements in the language that best suits your needs.

Microsoft Open License Agreements

A list of all Microsoft Open License agreements.

Software Tools for New Nonprofits

Software Tools for New Nonprofits

We've put together this simple guide to the donated software that most nonprofits and libraries need in their toolkit, especially when they're just starting out. Plus: we also offer numerous free learning resources to help you better manage your staff, volunteers, and business consultants.

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