Community Community7.x ProductionForum Post: RE: Discount for TeamViewer or another reliable secure remote access program, 16 Aug 2019 22:11:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:0ed35d11-ed4b-4dc3-8f79-e3cdb6189f52DLeDuc Yann Glad to see that TeamViewer is now available on TechSoup for organizations located in the USA: The effort is appreciated, though the $60 for one year one time only forever was a bit disappointing.  The 60% off still costs a couple hundred dollars/yr/user is still too much for us. Forum Post: RE: Discount for TeamViewer or another reliable secure remote access program, 16 Aug 2019 20:38:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:89df7269-d0ee-4857-a09d-d6b49c2a66dbYann Glad to see that TeamViewer is now available on TechSoup for organizations located in the USA: Forum Post: RE: Reddit users talking about TechSoup, 16 Aug 2019 20:27:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:84f30c50-cd8d-44f3-b8af-2b4eb438f4e0Yann Valuable feedback about TechSoup's products and services. A good thread for TS employees to bookmark and follow. Forum Post: Design makes Twitter not accessible for all, 16 Aug 2019 19:35:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:7fcb8eb8-ecd2-4f78-b1cb-de4e354b269djcravens42 relaunched with a new look on July 15, 2019. Apparently, Twitter did not have any beta testers that were people with disabilities using screen readers. As Knowbility's Anthony Vasquez notes , "The behavior of the new on modern Windows browsers has led to a regression in accessibility for screen reader users." A screen reader user for 20 years and a journalism professor at Cal State Long Beach, Vasquez certainly knows a thing or two about online accessibility. He graciously shares his thoughts on the ways the new desktop layout on hinders the user experience for people with disabilities and ways it needs to be improved.  #accessibility #a11y    Forum Post: Renewing Quickbooks Online Subscription, 16 Aug 2019 16:44:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:d1db6320-79ea-4c18-88bc-44d20570befbFriendsRRC If I pay $150 for QB advanced, what happens when the subscription comes up for renewal? Will I have to pay $75 per month after the first year? Forum Post: Office 365 Phone System, 15 Aug 2019 19:20:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:c2b93cd4-4c7f-4274-914c-7965cf0ce0feZroze Hello TechSoup. Has anybody had experience with implementing and using Phone System in Office 365 in their non-profit? Would be interested to know what the overall experience has been like thus far. Thank you. -Zac Forum Post: volunteer web design teams sought for AIR event; registration deadline Sept. 6, 14 Aug 2019 23:52:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:0bedec53-a9a6-4cd0-a40b-809240cc4778jcravens42 The  Accessibility Internet Rally (AIR)  is an award-winning global web accessibility competition by the nonprofit organization  Knowbility . Teams of volunteer designers and developers compete to create accessible websites for nonprofit groups, musicians, and artists. AIR raises accessibility awareness and imparts valuable new skills to participating teams while providing community connections with profound, far-reaching impact. Note: In a May 2018 study, 84% of industry respondents said it is important or very important to their company to hire developers and designers with accessible technology skills. Professional designers and developers, as well as designers and developers that are still students, can form volunteer teams (or sign up to be assigned to a team) to participate (as volunteers) to design accessible web sites for nonprofit groups, musicians, and artists. Web design teams volunteer from around the world participate - many live in Austin, Texas but many also participate remotely (virtual volunteering!). If you are a nonprofit, NGO, musician, or artist anywhere in the world , you can apply to have a web site designed or redesigned by volunteer teams participating in AIR.  More information for nonprofits, NGOs, artists clients . Only 24 volunteer design teams will be accepted th is year, so don’t wait! Registration is open until September 6, 2019. Here is the signup for volunteer teams  (or individuals that want to be assigned to a volunteer team). Knowbility trains the designer/developer teams on accessibility. Knowbility pairs the designer/developer teams with a nonprofit, musician, or artist to make their dream website come true. For 6 weeks the pairs work together to design and build awesome, accessible websites. Knowbility’s accessibility judges evaluate each website and pick the winners! The AIR 2019 timeline of events is as follows: June – August – Recruitment September 6 – All registrations close September 9 to 30 – Designer/Developer Team trainings, NPO asset gathering and training. October 4 – Kick Off Event (broadcast online -  here is the 2018 event ) October 7 – November 15 – Website build time November 15 – Final Countdown Event and site submissions November 18 – December 18 – Judging January 16 – Award Ceremony (broadcast online) See the FAQs for more information . There are participation fees. Forum Post: Reddit users talking about TechSoup, 14 Aug 2019 23:27:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:833e1cd0-666d-4ccf-a496-8ad154d30814jcravens42 Someone on Reddit asked for nonprofits' experience with TechSoup:  "I am looking to help a non-profit client get MS Office Licenses at a discounted rate and purchase new PCs and monitors and from Dell through TechSoup on their behalf. What have your experiences been like? Are there better alternatives? TIA!" Here's the thread: Spoiler alert: it's very positive.  Forum Post: Zelos App for Volunteer Teams, 14 Aug 2019 22:44:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:5252ba0e-dfcd-414a-8129-c24be61d1933jcravens42 This was posted here on Reddit: We just launched our new site: Zelos App for Volunteer Teams The app is free for teams of up to 50 members and we are offering a FREE 1-month upgrade for all early-bird sign-ups. We would like to get feedback from real users, so please feel free to visit our site and send us your comments and suggestions. We are a for-profit working with community-driven organizations in the EU and US. Our product is available in three versions: free, standard, and premium. Feel free to ask any questions. The purpose is to help volunteer coordinators manage tasks better. We have push notifications, scoreboards, private groups, and user roles so we can serve both small and large teams. On this first phase, a manager can assign tasks, assign points per task, see which volunteer is doing what, and handle team communication in a single platform. We serve all kinds of organizations including film festivals, startup events, folk festivals, and even a political campaign. Our first customers have had great ideas to make the app better but we do need to have more feedback to decide which features will the next update include. The goal is to make volunteerism more efficient and engaging. According to the 2018 State of the World’s Volunteerism Report, there are 109 million volunteers collaborating in a full-time mode. The non-full time volunteers are harder to track, but we have seen there is a need to create a tool focused in making volunteering more efficient. I haven't looked at it yet, but if you do, and have feedback, you can post here for others to see, but for the developers to see it, you would need to comment on the original Reddit post.  Forum Post: RE: Cisco Meraki Hardware & Licensing, 14 Aug 2019 01:30:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:56b3ca17-5351-46aa-bbb8-cb24cb7b395dyvonne_at_techsoup Hi kjudge, Thank you for the kudos! We're really excited about Meraki too We will be adding new products to the TechSoup catalog in the coming months, and the MX64W looks like it could be a great addition due to its combination of Wireless, Security, and SD-WAN. In the meantime, TechSoup is not limited to processing requests for the Meraki products on our website only. Requests to order products not on our site can be sent to Thank you again for the feedback! Sincerely, Yvonne Hargrove Associate Program Manager - Strategic Relationships/Partners   Forum Post: RE: Cisco Meraki Hardware & Licensing, 14 Aug 2019 01:06:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:6d399f52-c139-47c3-99c1-00be56d5f1a9yvonne_at_techsoup Hi mdemeran, Thank you for your feedback on the Cisco Meraki for Nonprofits program! We will be adding new products to the TechSoup catalog in the coming months, and it is helpful to learn that 3 year versions of the licenses may be beneficial to the sector. Also it is great to hear there is interest in the smaller Switching products. We will be launching several new Access Points in the coming months – starting with the MR33, possibly being followed by the MR52! In the meantime, TechSoup is not limited to processing requests for the Meraki products on our website only. Requests to order products not on our site can be sent to Please let us know if you have any questions! Thank you, Yvonne Hargrove Associate Program Manager - Strategic Relationships/Partners Forum Post: RE: Adding an additional user to license to Quick Books Desktop Premier, 13 Aug 2019 20:00:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:2110c840-90d2-460c-87b2-23e1faa6883bbaily_ann Hi Dale, Thank you for your message! You may be able to purchase additional user licenses from Intuit directly, but purchasing the 1-user product through TechSoup would not work if you are trying to add additional users to your existing QuickBooks product. Hope this helps, and please let me know if you have any further questions! -Baily Maples, Program Manager, TechSoup Forum Post: app use policies and fireable offenses re: social media use, 13 Aug 2019 17:22:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:caf3fc6c-f931-4652-ab6a-9446dfc2719ajcravens42 I'd love to see some examples of policies that: provide guidance regarding staff or volunteers using instant messaging as a part of their work (not just "you are forbidden from using it") detail what would be a firing offense regarding something posted to social media by an employee or volunteer, beyond violating confidentiality  Forum Post: RE: Happy to be here!, 13 Aug 2019 17:13:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:b8f1692d-50cb-468c-84cc-90b34fe91534SusanChavez Welcome to the TechSoup community!  We know you're just on your way to obtaining nonprofit status but, please, feel free to have a look around the site to get to know all the technology resources available for our community members. Should you have any questions, we invite you to contact us directly or come back to the forums to ask the community. Sincerely, Susan TechSoup Social Media Manager Forum Post: Ayoba - African app challenge to WhatsApp, 13 Aug 2019 17:11:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:312323ec-0c97-4ef2-abd7-8284f5bb1a2cjcravens42 "Ayoba is a free instant messaging app, designed by Africans for Africans." African telecommunications group  MTN  has released of an instant messaging mobile app called Ayoba . The primary function of Ayoba is to send and receive messages however, it comes with a truckload of additional services that could make it a significant rival to  WhatsApp .  Ayoba is optimised for memory efficiency as its size is drastically small when compared to WhatsApp.  A major difference from other instant messaging apps is that Ayoba has SMS integration. What this means is that you can send a message to anyone even if they are not using Ayoba. Your message gets sent as an SMS. It also  allows you to set a download limit. Site says it has e nd-to-end encryption.  Ayoba is available for download for an Android mobile phone - support for other platforms and devices is supposed to be coming soon. A bout ten years ago  MTN started a social media campaign  using the slogan ‘Ayoba’, which it says means "super cool."  Recently, MTN obtained a Super Agent Licence from the Central Bank of Nigeria to aid its Fintech cause in the country through its subsidiary Yello Digital Financial Services Limited. It plans to launch Mobile Money (MoMo) that will enable people to make mobile payments through the Ayoba app.   Forum Post: Happy to be here!, 13 Aug 2019 01:19:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:1c70df5a-6826-4b60-b659-d8fa3209e7d9ParentsVax Hello, I am the founder of a newly formed business which will hopefully soon become 501(c)(3) organization. Papers have recently been submitted and waiting on a response from the IRS! A little about our mission and how we got started... On September 13th I had a beautiful baby girl come into this world. Unfortunately, the circumstances behind the pregnancy were not optimal which turned the relationship between my daughters mother and myself into a that of a split parenting situation. At approximately three months of age she had gone into the hospital under intense care due to an illness that had befallen her. Vaccinations soon became the topic of conversation and soon would become something of a passion of mine. This said, our organization does not want to force vaccinations onto people but, we do encourage vaccinations and want to educate individuals on both sides of the spectrum. This includes both the benefits and risks associated. In addition to educating the public we also want to make it affordable and convenient for individuals wanting to vaccinate their children. We intend to do this by working with clinicians, pharmacies and hospitals to create vaccination drives in order to achieve a 95% vaccination rate that is inline with the CDC's guidance. I know this might not be in line with some individuals views on this forum and we respect that as I hope that you would respect our cause and mission.  Forum Post: Adding an additional user to license to Quick Books Desktop Premier, 12 Aug 2019 22:07:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:35832b67-2d9b-4c3b-bca4-c64ad62bfa78dalejthompson I need to add an additional user license to our 3 User Quickbooks Desktop Premier.  Can I just purchase the 1 user license from Techsoup and add it to our existing installation? Thanks Dale Thompson Forum Post: RE: Boost and HP programs question, 12 Aug 2019 12:44:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:2e4ce8a4-2123-4bab-b172-eab451bc9f9cfredora Did anybody answer this post? I have the same question. Forum Post: UNDP & Samsung unveil SDGs app, 10 Aug 2019 00:46:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:9596cb97-9ae8-4f20-b509-7c9248ec00e2jcravens42 The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. have launched a new Global Goals app and accessories to promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Samsung Galaxy phones will carry the free Global Goals app that defines each of the 17 goals showing users how they can take small actions towards achieving the SDGs.  Every in-app advertisement a user sees raises funds that can be put toward a goal of that user's choice. A  portion of the proceeds generated from sales of the special edition accessories will go directly to UNDP in support of the Global Goals. Whether it is clean water, accessible education, or a peaceful society, we want you to champion a cause you believe in. Each time you send funds, select which goal you want that donation to be directed toward. Your contribution will go on to put that goal into action. Afterward, the app will continue to keep you updated on the projects that benefited from your help. Turn on the lock screen feature and the Global Goals app will display a new engaging message from history's most influential leaders each time you reach for your phone. The app will come pre-installed on Galaxy Note10 and Galaxy Note10+ and will be available for download for Samsung Galaxy Smartphones in 19 languages. The special edition phone cases and wireless charger will be available through and select Samsung Experience Stores in the U.S. and Korea. The Sustainable Development Goals are a set of 17 interconnected goals in a universal call for people, planet and prosperity. By 2030, the SDGs will address the world’s biggest issues like poverty, inequality and climate change. For more information about this Samsung effort, visit The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in nearly 170 countries and territories, we offer global perspectives and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations. Forum Post: RE: How can I make a forum like this?, 09 Aug 2019 23:45:00 GMTcaa7681b-025a-49ce-809f-7435bfe4d232:919bff4b-a318-4c8d-be9b-da2e006202ebYann A forum platform like MyBB (as Christian mentioned) should be able to meet your needs.