How to Make Your Online Meetings More Accessible

As a nonprofit where communications accessibility is the core of their mission, Ability Central regularly hosts meetings with participants who have sight or hearing loss, have sensory processing issues, or have difficulties speaking. Their board chairperson communicates by typing on an iPad with his toes. Moving meetings online after COVID hit presented challenges. However, with a few adaptations, their online meetings now go smoothly, and everyone participates fully. Below are their top tips and resources.

Food Security | Help Us Better Support South African Nonprofits

Food security is the measure of the availability of food and individuals’ ability to access it. According to the United Nations’ Committee on World Food Security, food security is defined as meaning that all people, at all times, have physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food that meets their food preferences and dietary needs for an active and healthy life.

Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights For An Equal Future

Achieving equality between women and men and getting rid of all forms of discrimination against women, are fundamental human rights. Women’s Rights are Human Rights. Millions of women around the world continue to experience discrimination and suffer violations of their human rights. These include: the right to education sexual and reproductive health choices equal pay …

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Engage Communities. Create Resilience – Our Experience At The 2021 TechSoup Global Network (TSGN) Summit

TechSoup, the leading nonprofit network facilitating distribution of technology solutions to civil society organizations globally, convened more than 500 civil society leaders from 50 countries virtually for the biennial TechSoup Global Network (TSGN) Summit in June 2021. Centered around the theme “Engage Communities. Create Resilience,” the virtual gathering took place June 16-30 across every time zone and showcased the voices of capacity builders, philanthropists, corporate partners, NGOs and team members of TechSoup’s more than 60 global network partners.

What You Need to Know About Changes to TechSoup’s AWS Credits Program

In order to empower more organisations to use Amazon Web Services (AWS), TechSoup has changes to the AWS for Nonprofits Program. As of July 1, eligible nonprofits can access $1,000 in credits per fiscal year (July 1 to June 31) instead of the previous $2,000 offering. These credits will be made available for a lesser admin fee, and we hope that a greater number of organisations can now use this versatile and valuable offering.

Top 4 Reasons Nonprofits Join TechSoup in Southern Africa

At TechSoup in Southern Africa, we equip changemakers with transformative technology solutions and skills they need to further their mission, and we have been front and center helping nonprofits transform their operations and learn new systems during the pandemic. Whether your organisation is looking for affordable technology, tech support, or new ways to leverage tech, there are many reasons to check out what TechSoup in Southern Africa has to offer. Here are four of the big reasons to join TechSoup in Southern Africa if you are not yet a member — and it’s totally free to sign up!

Zoom Etiquette For Nonprofits – Why Is It Important And Where Do We Start?

For the past year, parents and guardians have had to rapidly change meetings from boardrooms and offices to their homes, with kids and pets running around while trying to concentrate on what is happening on a screen! It has become a new way of life having to juggle the distractions around us and at the same time conduct ourselves appropriately during a Zoom call.

Food Security: How Technology Can Help

Food security is when every person, continuously has social, physical, and economic access to nutritious, safe and sufficient food. The food must meet their dietary needs and food preferences required for a healthy and active life. Some examples of food security include feeding schemes; soup kitchens; lunch clubs; shelter feeding & lunch packs. Food security is often challenged by factors such as a lack of education; inadequate planning; lack of transparency and improper governance; financing; slow paces in technology development and other governance issues. Improving these factors should contribute to improved food intake and less hunger.