Facebook’s new Internet.org initiative is a big news item in NPTech and global digital inclusion news. The program aims to develop very low-cost Internet on mobile phones to bring the 4 billion souls on earth who don't yet have Internet to the information age — or is it?
It's not our first time advocating for charities and libraries in the hallowed halls of the U.S. Congress, but this time I've created a catch phrase that I hope will capture some hearts and minds of policymakers. I call it "humanitarian electronics recycling and refurbishment." Perhaps I should explain.
Microsoft's Windows MultiPoint Serverthin-client or shared-resource-computing software solution in which one host computer is shared by multiple users simultaneously. Basically, it allows one computer to serve several people in a lab or library at very low cost and with minimum maintenance. Find out more in our upcoming webinar, Lower Your Public Access PC Lab Costs.
It often surprises people when I mention that education accounts for fully one-fifth of nonprofit activity, second only to human services. Of course libraries are all about education in its various forms. There are now a dizzying array of online resources in this area. But what's good, effective, and also entertaining for kids? I think I may have a lead for you.
More than any other time of the year it's a great time to tell your compelling library story. To quote a somewhat recent YouTube blog piece, "If a picture is worth a thousand words, then is a video worth a million?" May well be. TechSoup has some tools that may come in handy.
This roster of shocking statistics about wasting paper was originally part of TechSoup's GreenTech Initiative's Reduce Your Paper Use challenge.
These statistics, we hope, convey why it is so important to conserve paper in your organization's office.
I recently attended the Green IT Summit in Washington DC and got a chance to see Mike Walker’s great presentation on all the new things that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program is up to. Right then I wanted to try and find a way for nonprofits and libraries to have the same experience.