TANO strategically partners to provide Texas nonprofits with affordable access to innovative technology and services. Here's a quick look at some of these ally organizations and how they can help TANO Organizational Member's lower costs and increase productivity.
TechSoup Global is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit founded in 1987 on the belief that technology is a powerful enabler for social change. Its flagship program, TechSoup.org, helps nonprofits and libraries with the technology resources and knowledge they need to operate at their full potential.
Perhaps the largest technology product philanthropy program in the world, TechSoup.org has a catalog of nearly 450 products, which are generously donated by a growing roster of 40 technology corporations, including industry leaders such as Microsoft, Adobe, Cisco, Intuit, and Symantec. As of December 2009, these partners have made 5.5 million donations and provided savings of $1.6 billion to the nonprofit sector.
Here is just a small sampling of products, resources, and savings you can expect:
) offers the complete suite of Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007 for an administrative fee of $20, compared to the full retail price of $499 Norton AntiVirus 2010, Symantec's essential security software, is available for an administrative fee of $4 — a $36 savings off the full retail price.
TANO Organizational Member Benefit: While any nonprofit may join TechSoup, TANO Organizational Members have the added benefit of having a TechSoup Account Representative available to assist with their order processing, questions and refunds. For more information, contact Ellen Tucker, Director of Membership Services at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
NTEN is a membership organization of nonprofit technology professionals who share technology solutions across the nonprofit sector and support each other’s work. NTEN enables members to embrace advances in technology confidently through on- and off-line knowledge sharing, hands-on trainings, and research and industry analysis. Discounts on conferences and trainings help members stay up-to-date with changing technology and valuable resources. In addition, NTEN serves as a channel for the dissemination of innovation and learning in this field.
TANO Organizational Members Save:
Join NTEN for free for your first year! TANO members also receive discounts on select NTEN programming throughout the year. Search for NTEN on TANO's event calendar! Contact Ellen Tucker, Director of Membership Services at email@example.com
Idealware, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, provides candid Consumer-Reports-style reviews and articles about software of interest to nonprofits. Through product comparisons, recommendations, case studies, and software news, Idealware allows nonprofits to make the software decisions that will help them be more effective.
Idealware seminars are designed to give nonprofits the advice they need to make smart software decisions. They include all the candid advice and product comparisons of Idealware's in-depth reports and articles, but offer personalized guidance and extra insights to make sure all participants' questions are answered. The seminars present up-to-date information and are an affordable, efficient way to help you navigate the many software options available and ensure that the choices you make will meet the needs of your nonprofit’s operations. Attendees only need an internet connection and a phone line to participate. For general information about Idealware's online training, visit: http://www.idealware.org/online-training
TANO Organizational Members Save: TANO Members receive a 15% discount on Idealware seminars. Contact Ellen Tucker, Director of Membership Services at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Does your nonprofit have hundreds of initiatives that require good communication? Chapter
officers, subcommittee leaders, board members and volunteers spread out all across your
region? Policies and guidelines to instill across the organization? Tight budgets?
If these scenarios sound familiar, we have a great solution for you…
Nonprofits can use ReadyTalk to:
- Organize and Delegate. Hold board meetings and chapter subcommittee
meetings as conference calls.
- Collaborate: Share spreadsheets, review budgets, prepare Power Point™
presentations with everyone no matter their location.
- Train Volunteers: Bring new volunteers up to speed quickly. Train them
on new programs and initiatives without the need for travel.
- Share Information: Teach the public and volunteers about your programs
and initiatives. Make a presentation, record it, and place a link to your
recording on your website. You now have a way to share your programs
and initiatives dynamically!
- Social Media Tools: Easily embed a recording into Facebook, Twitter or
your blog just like YouTube. Distribute your content via ReadyTalk’s social
media tools at no extra charge!
- Save Money: Meeting virtually means fewer hotels, plane tickets, and
rental cars. Scale back your travel budget and use the money where it’s
- Ensure Compliance: Train your organization on regulatory and policy
guidelines. Record training sessions for future reference.
ReadyTalk Broadcast Audio is also available as an add-on to web conferences with operatorassisted audio. There is a flat fee based on the number of participants as well as a perminute rate for participants who dial-in using their telephone.ReadyTalk users can choose traditional telephone audio conferencing, or combine audio and visual webcasting to create interactive webinars by uploading documents, pictures, or even PowerPoint presentations to your ReadyTalk conferencing center. ReadyTalk also allows you to record and edit your presentations for archiving, viewing at a later date, or embedding on your website. Easy to use and great support, no set up fees or hidden costs. Each session can handle up to 96 participants. TANO Organizational Members Save
As a member, you are eligible for discounted web and audio conferencing pricing. The member rates are listed below.
Audio Conferencing Rates: 3.9¢ / minute
Web Conferencing Rates: 7¢ / minute
Contact Ellen Tucker, Director of Membership Services at email@example.com for details.
With a nonprofit website from Firespring, your organization has complete control of your website through an easy-to-use content management system. This means that no programming knowledge is required and that you have the ability to manage your content, images (including photos), event registration, member management, online giving and so much more with a click of a button. Best of all, websites start at only $2,000, so you can have your new website up and running in just 10 business days.
A true marketing partner, Firespring is also able to help your organization with social media marketing, e-mail marketing, search engine services and more.
TANO Organizational Member Benefit:
Firespring is your marketing partner. To make sure you stay informed on the topics most relevant to you, we offer ongoing educational webinars that help you further your reach with constituents and achieve your mission overall.
As a valued TANO member, you will receive a 20% discount on all products and services offered by Firespring. Contact Ellen Tucker, Director of Membership Services at firstname.lastname@example.org