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Google for Nonprofits

Wild Apricot Blog

Is your organization using Google for Nonprofits? On March 16, 2011, Google launched their latest version of this program which offers several new benefits: Instead of applying to each Google product individually, you can now sign up through a one-stop shop application process. read more ).

5 Cloud Based Apps For Teams to Organize Events Better (and for FREE)


To help you keep track of files while keeping your sanity, here are 5 of the tools that will make organizing your conference a breeze. Many of us in the nonprofit space know how much effort goes into organizing large, annual events. Last year, our organization, Games for Change , put together the largest Festival in our 8 year history.

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Google Drive: Does It Matter?


Google Drive is still brand new and not without limitations, but its capabilities are pretty hard to ignore. On April 24, Google announced the much anticipated Google Drive service , a cloud-based "disk drive" where individuals and organizations can store there documents, spreadsheets and a host of other electronic files.

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Comparing Google Apps to Microsoft Outlook


The Google Apps donation program provides organizational email, calendaring and document sharing as a free alternative to Microsoft Outlook. Since Google introduced its Google Apps donation program several years ago, many organizations have adopted it as a replacement for the once-ubiquitous Microsoft Outlook. Quinn.

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Recap: Community Organizing Tools from the Experts


As we all know, the nonprofit tech community is loaded with smart and thoughtful organizers who give their time and efforts to help the rest of us do the good work we do. We recognize NTEN’s 501 Tech Clubs (local in-person groups) and Communities of Practice (CoPs) (online affinity groups) organizers are one clever and innovative bunch!

"Google Was Our First Office": Managing a Worldwide Staff


"Google was our first office", Simi explains. Efrat Ben-Dor Erez, NPTech Israel. So how does this "incubator" work?   .

Join Our 2016 Digital Storytelling Challenge!

Tech Soup Blog

They become the means for nonprofits, NGOs, religious centers, and social enterprise organizations to reach out to customers and enhance their brand.

5 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Care About Cloud Computing


Chances are good your organization is already using some form of cloud computing without realizing it. Image courtesy of entech. Gmail, Yahoo!

Survey: Less Than Half of Nonprofit Websites are Responsive

NonProfit Hub

Google recently announced it was altering its search algorithm to favor mobile-friendly sites. Websites. Financial Transactions. Data Tracking.

Aligning Your IT Needs With Your Org's Mission (or, Doc Brown to the Rescue)


In Back to the Future , Doc Brown gets the cable plugged in -- yes, just in time. While's it's not quite as exciting in real life, getting your IT aligned with your mission can be your sliding down the cable moment, just what you need to send your organization from 88 MPH to, well -- okay, so the metaphor isn't literal.

Observations and Reflections on #TakeBackThePink

Amy Sample Ward

10 Lessons from Community-Driven Organizing. To organize and operate nimbly, you need to leave a crumb trail for others to join and follow you.

Attention #NPdataNerds: Report back from the first-ever Do Good Data Conference

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

After much discussion about Etherpad, Piratepad, okfnpad, Storify, and other tools, we settled on good old Google docs. loved that.”.

5 Apps Doing Good for the World


This is a natural fit for the organization and they have plans for future apps focused on earthquake, hurricane, tornado, and flood preparedness. First Aid by American Red Cross - Google Play. Charity Miles - Google Play. If you regularly manage your organization’s Facebook Page this could be helpful. Google Drive.

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Nonprofit Engagement: Why Website Logins Matter


Remember not to make it difficult to access resources, but I suspect every organization has at least some content that could be secured.

The Known Unknowns


Last spring I was in college, where I typically spent 70% of my working time reading books (made of paper, not the e-kind), and the other 30% writing.

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Creating a Community Resource Guide for Visitacion Valley

Tech Soup Blog

At TechSoup, we're all about community organizations coming together to improve the quality of life for citizens. The Finished Product.

Google Wave: “what might email look like if we invented it today”


What do you do five years after shaking things up with Google Maps. Google Wave wants to change that. Background.

The Remote Office: Putting Free Video Conferencing Tools to the Test


In the past, we primarily used Google Hangouts for meetings between in-office and remote staff. First, a couple caveats about our “review.”

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Association Social Media: National Society of Accountants


Currently, NSA has a presence on LinkedIn , Facebook , Twitter , Pinterest, Google+, Flickr, and Tumblr and they are absolutely interlinked.

4 Ways Nonprofits Can Benefit from the Cloud

Tech Soup Blog

Cloud technology can act as a great simplifier for many organizations, including nonprofits. What can cloud computing do for nonprofits?

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New Book: How To Implement Multichannel Online Campaigns

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Use virtual tools to manage campaign internally (Yammer, Google Docs, Listening Dashboards, Private Facebook Groups, etc). Web Producer.

11 Ways to Make Conference Planning Easier


Conference organizing should be a collaborative effort with a few people from every department. Are you planning a conference?

How To Accelerate Innovation In Your Organization

FI Space

Do you want to accelerate the speed of innovation in your nonprofit? You might first want to read, Optimizing Innovation by Braden Kelly. It summarizes a presentation by Steve Faktor of American Express. Sometimes I wonder if the only innovation going on in the business and nonprofit sectors is the implementation of social media strategies.

Can Nonprofit Organizations Work More Like Clouds? How?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Case in point: because of ‘message discipline’, only a very few people are allowed to speak for an organization.

Association Social Media: ASAE


How do you manage monitoring and responding across the organization? Who do you report to? Are they interlinked in specific ways? Thanks Lauren!

70 Low-Cost or Free Web-Based Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofit staff often need to manage and organize large quantities of web links for later viewing, and bookmarking via browsers is becoming cumbersome.

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33 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

It must be downloaded and is available only to nonprofit organizations. Google Internet Stats ::

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Case Study: Moving to Google Apps


Annika Billqvist, Office and Technology Manager, HandsOn Bay Area When I started at HandsOn Bay Area in 2006, the organization didn’t have a long-term technology plan in place and used many different systems for communication, collaboration, and data storage. My choice was to take on a migration to Google Apps.

60 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

It’s a creative, visual way to tell your organization’s stories of protest to your online communities. 2dCode ::

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Email in the Cloud: A Google Apps Case Study

Tech Soup Blog

Interested in Google Apps but not sure how it would fit in your organization? Switching to a new system is always a big step, so I got in touch with the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) who have been using Google Apps for three years. Why did OCASI move to Google Apps? What issues has OCASI run into?

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111 Low-Cost or Free OnlineTools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

501(c)(3) organizations can register people and try to convince them to vote. Group/as is a user-submitted grouping tool for Google+ Pages.

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85 Low-Cost or Free Web-Based Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofit staff often need to manage and organize large quantities of web links for later viewing, and bookmarking via browsers is becoming cumbersome.

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Top 4 Picks for Free Office Suite Software

Wild Apricot Blog

If you're running any kind of organization, a suite of office software is essential — at the very least, you need a fairly good word-processing program, a spreadsheet application, and some sort of presentation software. read more

DIY Community Engagement Metrics

Amy Sample Ward

Remember – Even if you’re using google alerts and google analytics, you may not really be able to look at data over time in a critical way.

Chromebook for Nonprofits: Are Web Apps All You Need?

Tech Soup Blog

Word, Excel, and PowerPoint can be replaced by a free Google Apps for Education account. Hands-On with the Google Cr-48 Notebook.

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50 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Ideal for activist organizations,  CrowdVoice  allows organizers to create “Voices” of protest where users can monitor and contribute links, photos, and videos of protests worldwide. It’s a creative, visual way to tell your organization’s stories of protest to your online communities. 2dCode ::

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Case Study: NPower Michigan and Board Collaboration Tools


Read the entire case study in NTEN's new quarterly journal for nonprofit leaders by subscribing to the journal for free! ] By Chris Bernard, Idealware When [NTEN Member] Andy Wolber worked for NPower Michigan—first as a consultant, then later as executive director—the organization had a geographically spread-out board of 10-15 members.

Community is even better when it's face-to-face: Check out your local NTEN 501 Tech Club!


Tech Clubs are driven by local leaders who step up to organize and plan group events with the support of NTEN. PDX organizers.

Member Round Up: Summer Learning!


Which means it's the perfect time to invest in your professional development, and seek out opportunities for your organization.

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Cloud Computing Tweet Chat Recap

Tech Soup Blog

People had a lot to say about the roles that cloud computing plays in their organizations. "Not free trips."