Multiple Google Docs in same browser - Incognito mode to the rescue! (it's not just for porn)

Judi Sohn

All well and good, but it does't work for Google Apps or Google Docs, and it's driving me batty. I'd still have to load Docs, Calendar and Sites separately anyway so what was the point?

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Thoughts from EMSA 2010

NetWits

The week before last, I was lucky enough to attend the Email Marketing Summit Australia 2010 (EMSA). Consider using a free online tool such as Google Docs and/or Google Calendar to plan when emails/communications will be sent.

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20 Great Google Docs Templates for Non-Profits

Wild Apricot

Whatever the task, odds are that there’s a time-saving template, free at Google Docs, to help you do more with less effort. Tags: Non-profit technology General non-profit interest nptech Volunteers Staffing Non-profit Communications office collaboration websites surveys event management project management spreadsheets Google Docs print productivity documents templates Creating a presentation for your board? Wading into the end-of-project paperwork?

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Better Sharing for Google Docs

Wild Apricot

New sharing features in Google Docs are rolling out this week that not only make it easier to share your documents, spreadsheets, and presentations online but also give you more control over who you’re sharing those materials with and how.( Tags: Non-profit technology nptech Google Docs

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Google Docs Now Supports All File Types

Tech Soup Blog

As of yesterday , you can now upload files of any type to Google Docs, not just Google Docs–supported formats. You probably heard Google's big news yesterday , but it might have overshadowed a less historic (but still pretty cool) announcement. read more. Tools Web 2.0 Tools

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Create, Edit, Share Docs Online with Free Microsoft Office Apps

Wild Apricot

You’re keen to collaborate online, but other members of your nonprofit team are dragging their heels? If they're simply leery of learning to use new software, the new (free) Office Web Apps from Microsoft may help you get past that collaboration roadblock.( read more ).

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Promevo gPanel: Google Apps management without tears

Judi Sohn

For Google Apps administrators, the offerings in the Google Apps Marketplace seems to be a lot of 3rd party tools that pull in gApps data (Docs, Calendar, etc.)

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Beth’s Surprise Party: A Case Study in Crowdsourced Action

Amy Sample Ward

First, we created an open Google Doc where we put in the introduction language, so anyone that clicked through from someone’s blog or Twitter post would have context about what was happening (and included a numbered list up to 53, so people could easily see where to add their name and blog address). See the Google Doc for links.). Yesterday was a very exciting day: we threw a surprise party for Beth Kanter online!

Building Stronger Online Communities Without Losing Your Sanity

Amy Sample Ward

Next week I’ll be in Atlanta for the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference ( connect with me there! ). We are all really looking forward to this discussion and hope that be creating the google doc ahead of time we can let the community build a resource far better than we could have alone.

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Tips and Tricks for Microsoft Outlook 2010

Tech Soup Blog

Continuing a series of posts on tips and tricks for Microsoft Office, this month we're tackling Outlook 2010. If you've just upgraded to Office 2010, check out this post for a roundup of new features to the suite as a whole. Microsoft Office 2010 Outlook 2010

Reviewing Tweetnotes from The Extraordinaries

Amy Sample Ward

Tabs management : I wish that the administrators of a dashboard could create tabs (within reason) for separate resources so that you could have a separate tab for the slides or notes, and another for pulling in a google doc-survey, and another for a google doc for real-time notes or something. Tweetnotes is one of the newest tools from The Extraordinaries. Between SXSWi and 10NTC, I’ve now used it a handful of times and do really like it. I also think it can be better!

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Things We Like (January 2010)

NTEN

Primary Pad is like Google Docs for elementary school students. And not just because the winner will be announced at the 2010 NTC.) A monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources. Read more posts on our blog. They're ba-aaack. Kika has given birth to 5 brand new Shiba Inu puppies, and you can watch them grow, live, online. Seriously, anytime you think the world is against you, check in with these pups for 5 minutes, and you'll be ready to go again.

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Things We Like (January 2010)

NTEN

is like Google Docs for elementary school students. And not just because the winner will be announced at the 2010 NTC.) A monthly roundup of our favorite nonprofit tech resources. Read more posts on our blog. They're ba-aaack. Kika has given birth to 5 brand new Shiba Inu puppies, and you can watch them grow, live, online. Seriously, anytime you think the world is against you, check in with. these pups for 5 minutes, and you'll be ready to go again.

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Too Soon?

Connection Cafe

How are we going to thank our donors for giving to us in 2010? Have a place (like Google Docs) where you and your team can record thoughts for next year - what to change and what to keep. Author: Joey Martin. The year is almost halfway over and it is never too soon to begin planning and executing your end of year fundraising strategy. Here are some questions to get you started and a suggested timeline to follow in the coming months. Questions.

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What Tools Are You Using for Listening, Engaging, and Social Media Management?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It searches Twitter and Facebook for phrases or hashtags and dumps them into a google doc spreadsheet. Based on the discussion threads in my Facebook page , I’ve updated my mega list of tools in my social media listening and engaging instructional wiki.

How Can Volunteer Coordinators Help Their Organizations Become Networked Nonprofits?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Recently I got my first full-on blast of the Networked Nonprofit at a session the authors presented at the 2010 National Conference on Volunteering and Service. Training could also be done virtually with videos or through shared docs on a wiki.

10 Tips for Starting a Virtual Social Change Book Club

Have Fun - Do Good

As I mentioned in my post, Community, Beauty, Party, Wisdom: More Reverb 10 Reflections , one of the highlights of 2010 was organizing a virtual social change book club. Start a Google Doc where people can add ideas for future books 10.

Reflections from Networked Nonprofit Workshop for 300 People

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It has a lot of features , but most importantly it grabs hashtags or keywords from Twitter (and Facebook) and dumps into a google doc spreadsheet with other data points. Colorado Project. View more presentations from Beth Kanter.

A Month with the Palm Pre

Robert Weiner

gSyncIt can get my notes into Google Docs, but those don't sync with the Pre and I don't want to have to get Internet access just to read or write a note. Also, gSyncIt also brought my Google Docs into my Outlook Notes, which wasn't good. I've had my Palm Pre Plus for a little over a month now. I wrote up my initial impressions after having it for a week. Overall, I love it except for Outlook sync.

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33 Free MS Office Templates for Non-Profits

Wild Apricot

You've heard about some time-saving free Google Docs templates that can save time for non-profits creating documents, spreadsheets and presentations – but did you know Microsoft.com has a bundle of free Office Suite templates that are designed especially for non-profits?

The Green Side of Cloud Computing Campaign: Security

Tech Soup Blog

The theme for this week of TechSoup's GreenTech Initiative campaign, The Green Side of Cloud Computing , is security in the cloud. This is the topic that covers whether or not it's risky for you to put your data on someone else's website that you don't have any direct control over.

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Five Reasons Why WordPress Is Ideal For Small Nonprofits

John Haydon

Easy To Use – If you can edit a Word Doc, you can publish webpages with WordPress. "WordPress Is The Best" by Allwin Samuel Jeba. If you’re like most nonprofits, retooling and redesigning your website so that it’s more social is a frequent topic of conversation. Facebook launched a series of social plugins that you’d like to implement on your site. Adding a blog to your site is also something you’ve been considering.

Cthulhu Calling

Gavin's Digital Diner

There was nothing stopping me from giving the iPad its own mailbox, a mailbox dedicated to transporting simple stuff, like PDFs and the not-so-occasional Word doc; a mailbox wholly divorced from the unreality of my real email account.

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

NTEN

They used Google docs to help share documents with the volunteers worldwide as they worked on the magazine. Efrat Ben-Dor Erez, NPTech Israel. Imagine a Jewish girl, selling Challah bread on a college campus in America to help support black Muslims in Darfur.

Platforms break open, part II

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I looked over Allan Benamer’s post on the Convio and Kintera initiatives, I looked harder at the Convio Open and Kintera Connect docs, and I also had a chat with some Kintera folk. Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Platforms break open, part II October 18, 2007 The dust is settling.

Cloud Computing for Small Nonprofits: Lessons Learned from 5 Years in the Cloud

NTEN

When we first rolled out Google Apps in early 2008 I had visions of a Microsoft Word burning party as everyone embraced Google Docs. If someone prefers to create a Word file rather than a Google Doc, that's fine. Judi Sohn, C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition. When C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition started in 2005, cloud computing wasn't the buzz word it is today. It was simply the only way we could operate and build the organization.

Cloud Computing for Small Nonprofits: Lessons Learned from 5 Years in the Cloud

NTEN

When we first rolled out Google Apps in early 2008 I had visions of a Microsoft Word burning party as everyone embraced Google Docs. If someone prefers to create a Word file rather than a Google Doc, that's fine. Judi Sohn, C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition. When C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition started in 2005, cloud computing wasn't the buzz word it is today. It was simply the only way we could operate and build the organization.

Routine Busting With My Head up in the Clouds

Beaconfire Wire

Google Docs – While I had MS Office on every computer I used during this time, I never knew from one day to the next which version it would have, or whether I could use it to connect to our network.

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Routine Busting With My Head up in the Clouds

Beaconfire Wire

Google Docs – While I had MS Office on every computer I used during this time, I never knew from one day to the next which version it would have, or whether I could use it to connect to our network.

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10NTC: Don't Be Afraid of Low-Tech Communication

Tech Soup Blog

Ian and company had even set up a Google Doc where the audience could post their notes on the panel as it was taking place. One of the sessions at NTC I enjoyed a lot was Are You For Real?! Working With a Virtual Team. Host Ian Rhett of Civic Actions was joined by his coworker Jenn Sramek and Tom Heck of the International Association of Teamwork Facilitators. As was the case at many NTC sessions , this panel had a heavy online component.

Letter from Participation Camp: The Digital Divide

Influence

Service providers should conduct training on free tools, such as Google Docs, that are more widely available for those on tight budgets. As a relative newbie here at Forum One, I wasn't sure what to expect when as I headed to my very first "unconference."

5 Questions: Social Media's Potential for Faith Based Communities

NTEN

Note: As we prepare for the 2010 Nonprofit Technology Conference , we wanted share a wee bit of the wisdom our speakers will be serving up, so as not to overwhelm you when you get to Atlanta. What's the most important trend in nonprofit technology for 2010? In 2010, I expect this to become more explicit, especially with new hires.

TechSoup Products that Live in the Cloud and Reduce IT Energy Consumption

Tech Soup Blog

It also goes by the name software as a service (SaaS), which is basically using Internet-based software or services like Google Docs , Salesforce CRM , and Microsoft Office Live Workspace. During our recent GreenTech campaign on Reducing Your IT Energy Use , I fear we may have failed to provide a solid list of TechSoup donated and discounted products for nonprofits and libraries that live in the cloud and reduce IT energy consumption.

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The iPad as an Honest to Goodness Business Tool: 4 Apps You Need

NTEN

LogMeIn allows me to log into my computer back at the office and control it, opening apps, printing docs, running searches in our database. Last week, we asked our Facebook community what tech goodies they hoped to receive this holiday season. The most popular answer? The iPad of course!

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The iPad as an Honest to Goodness Business Tool: 4 Apps You Need

NTEN

LogMeIn allows me to log into my computer back at the office and control it -- opening apps, printing docs, running searches in our database, haunting office-mates. Last week, we asked our Facebook community what tech goodies they hoped to receive this holiday season. The most popular answer? The iPad of course!

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Charities in the Cloud: Why the Hype Might Not Be Quite Hypey Enough

NTEN

This enables free services (Google Docs) and cloud vendors can offer product donations as part of their corporate citizenship programs (NetSuite.org). David Geilhufe, NetSuite, Inc. Simply put, the cloud by its very nature offers you better, more effective software solutions while saving your organization time, money and effort. Cloud solutions increase the probability of success and reduce the costs of failure.

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Empowering Your Board to Fundraise: Treating Your Board Members as Major Donors

NTEN

Use Google docs to share information and materials. Barbara Talisman, Pursuant. According to BoardSource , one of the ten basic responsibilities of non-profit boards is to, “Ensure adequate resources. One of the board's foremost responsibilities is to secure adequate resources for the organization to fulfill its mission.” Yet this seems to be one of biggest challenges facing Board members and their organizations.

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Nature vs. Nuture, or Why You Should Follow Your Gut on the Social Web

NTEN

It has its own Google Doc.) Photo: johncabrerea@att.net I've been crafting the "official" NTEN Social Media Strategy. What makes it official? The majority of the time I spent thinking, I can't believe it's taken me this long to watch our own webinars and listen to our own advice! I scoured the internet for resources. Turns out, there were plenty in our own backyard. I read and read and quickly became overwhelmed. I took a break from reading. I watched. I listened.

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Happy Earth Day! 7 Ways to Green Your Technology

NTEN

This fantastic doc from MIT will walk you through your office to help you pinpoint places where you can do more to help Mother Earth. Flickr Photo: peppy sis Most people probably wouldn't put Earth Day and technology together, but you and I know that's just silly. There are many ways we can use IT to make the world a bit greener -- and that's what Earth Day is all about, right? .

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Internet Strategy in a World of Ubiquitous Tools: Sometimes You Just Gotta Launch and Learn

Influence

First of all, while there are many choices for collaboration tools, a few simple filters will get one 90% of the way there (if you want to control the content but get some feedback, use a blog tool; if you need to develop a written product, use a wiki or Google Docs; if you want group discussions and networking, use a social network tool; etc.). Those of us who sell strategy services for a living tend to rely on the desire for measured approaches to big problems.

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Charities in the Cloud: Why the Hype Might Not Be Quite Hypey Enough

NTEN

This enables free services (Google Docs) and cloud vendors can offer product donations as part of their corporate citizenship programs (NetSuite.org). David Geilhufe, NetSuite, Inc. Simply put, the cloud by its very nature offers you better, more effective software solutions while saving your organization time, money and effort. Cloud solutions increase the probability of success and reduce the costs of failure.

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Intenet strategy in a world of ubiquitous tools - sometimes you just gotta launch and learn

Influence

First of all, while there are many choices for collaboration tools, a few simple filters will get one 90% of the way there (if you want to control the content but get some feedback, use a blog tool; if you need to develop a written product, use a wiki or Google Docs; if you want group discussions and networking, use a social network tool; etc.). Those of us who sell strategy services for a living tend to rely on the desire for measured approaches to big problems.

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The Social Sector Cloud

NTEN

Chances are you probably already do this with Yahoo Mail or Google Docs or Flickr or Salesforce or Twitter or Facebook. Lucy Bernholz, Blueprint R+D. Once upon a time, just a little more than a century ago, every factory that wanted to run its systems on electricity had to build its own electrical generating system.