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

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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. In today's world, cloud technology can allow most nonprofits with an Internet connection to access hundreds of files, manage multiple teams, and keep track of others whether they are remote or across the office. Cloud dropbox evernote google docs Infrastructure nptech nten sugarsync wunderkit Communications ProgramJeff Ramos.

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4 Tips For Maintaining Your Nonprofit’s Databases

TechImpact

However, database are also used for storing records, files, other types of information. Duplicate files, profiles, and other data are common for every organization. Let’s not for get the multiple files you might have on one donor or volunteer. Image courtesy of WiseGeek.

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How to Buy a Small Nonprofit IT System

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

I think many nonprofits can get away with a kind of virtual IT system where the files reside primarily on Amazon’s S3 and any more specific applications can be set up remotely (maybe even on Amazon EC2 which now supports Windows servers ). Use Google Apps for your e-mail and file storage solution. Unfortunately, Google Docs are just not ready for primetime. You then buy an Internet router and then buy yourself a regular wireless access point.

Why Google Might Be the Answer to Your Problems

NonProfit Hub

Accessibility. That means you can access any of your files anywhere, whether you’re on your work computer, phone, laptop or tablet—as long as you have your login info and an internet connection, you’re set. Pretty much every Google Drive platform (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Calendar) allows you to work on documents simultaneously with your coworkers. At Nonprofit Hub, we use Google for everything—and I mean everything.

Twitter Hacking and Cloud Security

Robert Weiner

And anyone who gets access to the password of an employee with access to those online files gets access to all files shared with that employee. Do they do that with their employees' Google Doc passwords?

Online Tools to Help You Beat the Post-Holiday Blues

NetWits

Best of all, it’s smart phone accessible. Google Docs. Google Docs allows you to set up various types of documents, including worksheets and spreadsheets. Multiple users can work within the same document at the same time, and you can upload files from your desktop.

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Top 4 Web Hosting Providers for Your Nonprofit’s WordPress Website

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Key benefits of using WP Engine : Daily Backups – full copies of your site’s important files are automatically made every day off-site saving you a lot of time. Pantheon dashboard which provides easy access to each staging site, along with Git commits.

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.) Promevo gPanel lets administrators configure user email settings without needing direct access to the account!

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How Can Google’s G Suite Help my Nonprofit Thrive?

Twenti - Digital Marketing For Nonprofits

G Suite is Google’s collection of business apps like Gmail, Google Docs and Google Drive. Nonprofits can access the G Suite Basic collection without any charge. Keep information and files secure. How can I access G Suite for free? Google Docs, Sheets, Slides and Forms.

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Open Source vs. Proprietary: Desktop Productivity

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

It reads and writes all MS Office formats (except for Access files.) The database has not come anywhere near the functionality of Access. The days when many a nonprofit were run by Access databases is coming to a close as things move more and more to the cloud. I recently wrote a blog entry about LibreOffice (LO), the fork of OpenOffice.org (OOo) that came after the acquisition of Sun (the old holder/maintainer of OOo) by Oracle.

Twitter Hacking and Cloud Security

Tech Soup Blog

And anyone who gets access to the password of an employee with access to those online files gets access to all files shared with that employee. Do they do that with their employees' Google Doc passwords?

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The value of collaboration

SocialFish

I used to print and file everything – handouts from every meeting I attended, every document I commented on. Now, at work, I can store all those docs on the firm’s collaboration platform and access them via an iPad.

Comparing Google Apps to Microsoft Outlook

Idealware

To find out, we looked at six different areas: Email Functionality, Calendaring, Contact Management, Folder Sharing, Remote and Mobile Access, and Setup and Support. Microsoft provides two ways for users to access these services on Microsoft Exchange. The first, Outlook Web Access (OWA), requires only a web browser, while the other, Microsoft Outlook, is a program installed on each user’s computer. Remote and Mobile Access. PublishDate: July 2011. Author: Laura S.

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gokubi.com

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Any public tag that a user adds to a record can be viewed by any other user who can also access the record. When you use Apex managed sharing to share a custom object, only users with the “Modify All Data&# permission can add or change the sharing on the custom object’s record, and the sharing access is maintained across record owner changes. This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 6th, 2008 at 10:12 am and is filed under CRM , Technology.

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ROI for a donor database

Robert Weiner

The current software does not interface with our current/new technical environment (MS-Exchange and Office, or Google g-mail, calendar, docs, etc.). The current software will not support our “road warrior” fundraisers, or we cannot access it via the browser or devices that we wish to use.

4 Ways Nonprofits Can Benefit from the Cloud

Tech Soup Blog

Many nonprofit organizations rely on outdated software and legacy systems, mainly because of low funds and generally restricted access to cutting edge technology. For example, staff can manage vendors via Google Docs or create questionnaires via SurveyMonkey.

Software for Collaboration

Idealware

Google Docs) Remote File Sharing Tools: Mechanisms to allow users to access and edit a pool of shared documents (i.e. Everyone suddenly wants to collaborate! For some reason (I suspect it's related to the economy, though I haven't pinned down exactly how) my phone is ringing off the hook these days with people who want to talk about how software can help teams collaborate.

Can Cloud Computing Change Organizational Boundaries?

Tech Soup Blog

Basecamp is a project space where everyone associated with a project can post updates, set and track deadlines and milestones, and even upload files associated with the project.

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Why Upgrade to Office 2013? 4 Compelling Features You'll Want to Know

Tech Soup Blog

all of your documents across all of your Windows devices, so they can be accessed from anywhere. variety of new rich media options to make your documents, presentations, and other files more interactive and engaging. PDF to Word Doc Capabilities.

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Cool App Roundup: Office Apps for Smartphones

Tech Soup Blog

Too bad it’s so hard to use Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and PDF files on them – or is it? All of them view office documents including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files on various types of smartphones, but to varying degrees of effectiveness. It renders documents well on the screen, nearly as well as on a laptop, and allows users to do a surprising amount of formatting, particularly within Word docs. Access cloud storage.

Advice for Consultants - Part 2

Robert Weiner

Use it not only to advertise your services, but also to share files with clients, point to resources, clarify your working style/methods/contract, etc. It’s easy and cheap, accessible from anywhere, and will help you define your work. (3) Even a word doc you update every time you’re on site for a client is better than notes scribbled on post-its. get your files organized: both electronically and paper.

How Cell Phones and Tablets Enable Telework

Tech Soup Blog

To be able to telework, people usually need five things: a computer or tablet, broadband Internet, access to work email, access to work documents, and a phone. Google Drive Mobile is a free app for viewing and editing Google Docs on an Android phone or tablet.

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Email in the Cloud: A Google Apps Case Study

Tech Soup Blog

Staff could also access their email on the web; however, the interface wasn't great and this feature was rarely used. IT staff set up an automatic backup of each employee's Outlook file to their server every night, to ensure that nothing was lost. Since each file was quite large, a lot of space was required to store it all. For staff who like doing other work in the cloud, having access to Google Calendar, Docs and Sites is great as well.

Crazy for the Tools

NTEN

Collaborative Files I couldn't get through my day without Dropbox , which I have blogged about before. Dropbox continuously replicates local files to a personal cloud file space and synchronizes those folders across multiple computers and mobile devices. Within a personal file space, you can define shared folders with others. Because it integrates tightly with your own desktop files, updates to documents are just there, almost immediately, whenever you need them.

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10 things I like about Balsamiq

Idealware

If so, then Balsamiq can replace simple or complex html tools, Gliffy (another passion), Visio, Word/Excel/Powerpoint, Google docs, Access forms, pen and notebook (love that too). Collaborative: Even the off-line desktop version has a team orientation, by allowing you to send and receive diagrams from team members as XML files. I am not by nature a tech tools junkie. I tend to stick with what works for longer than my peers and database designs colleagues.

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

NTEN

A staff member or volunteer with access to a browser connected to the web has everything he/she needs to fight colorectal cancer with us. With Screen Steps, I can easily edit the file to replace an image or rewrite a step. 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.

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

NTEN

A staff member or volunteer with access to a browser connected to the web has everything he/she needs to fight colorectal cancer with us. With Screen Steps, I can easily edit the file to replace an image or rewrite a step. 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.

Reduce Travel with Online Collaboration

Tech Soup Blog

See a good deal more about the new cloud computing online services and other ways of working collaboratively in the TechSoup article: A Few Good Tools for Sharing Files with Distributed Groups. And be sure and check out the great online video, Google Docs in Plain English. You choose who has access to create or modify content, and because each version of a page on Wikispaces is saved, users can compare versions or go back to a previous version for reference.

July Is Web Conferencing Month

Tech Soup Blog

Here’s just a few of the features: Instant access; no download required. Audio, video, application, and screen sharing (jpg, ppt, pdf, flash, mp3, doc). File uploading and downloading. Anytime, anywhere access from any internet-enabled device. This post was authored by Salem Kimble, social media development manager with BetterWorld Telecom. Web conferencing is a technology that can be a game changer for an organization.

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Tips and Tricks for Microsoft Outlook 2010

Tech Soup Blog

One handy feature of Outlook 2010 is the ability to preview attachments (PDFs, Word docs, and so on) within the email itself. You need to start by downloading and installing the files required by the social networks that you want to use.

Ain't Misbehavin'

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

The reports also created their output as files that could be edited in a word processor - something we had been selling as a feature. Our current assessment is that this remains a valid lesson - which is why in the next service pack, we are responding to users requests to output reports in a more widely accessible file format by adopting not DOC or XLS as some people were urging - but PDF files. Well, some folks are.

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gokubi.com

gokubi.com

The app is just an S-Control, so to access it I hit the URL, which makes me log in at the normal sf.com login screen and then I get redirected there. This entry was posted on Thursday, August 16th, 2007 at 3:52 pm and is filed under CRM , Technology.

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Wikis: What, When, Why

Museum 2.0

As the director of education at a small science museum, Woody thought it would be useful for his staff to share and have access to demos being offered by science museums all over the country. Google docs is good if you are writing a single document or creating a single spreadsheet.

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Pro-Tibet Non-Profit Under Cyber-Attack | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Use web file sharing or online office systems to share documents. Teach your users how to recognize suspicious emails – “why would the Tibetan Gov’t in Exile send an email from an @yahoo address?&# “Why is this person suddenly sending emails from a new address?&# “did i ask for this file they are sending?&# Often, if it cannot open a file that way, it is often corrupt and/or contains a trojan.&# doc 2008_beijing_olympic_games__b_.doc

The Social Sector Cloud

NTEN

With cloud computing, you access your software applications over the Internet using a web browser. Chances are you probably already do this with Yahoo Mail or Google Docs or Flickr or Salesforce or Twitter or Facebook. Some of the benefits of cloud computing are obvious - many of the programs noted above are free (that's good), version upgrades are instantaneous and don't require you to contact an IT department and you can access your files from any computer.

The Social Sector Cloud

NTEN

With cloud computing, you access your software applications over the Internet using a web browser. Chances are you probably already do this with Yahoo Mail or Google Docs or Flickr or Salesforce or Twitter or Facebook. Some of the benefits of cloud computing are obvious - many of the programs noted above are free (that's good), version upgrades are instantaneous and don't require you to contact an IT department and you can access your files from any computer.

Print from your phone? Not really… yet | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

I appreciate that it lets me choose a variety of targets – this would let people send a document to everyone in their office to access it later if they needed it, such as a contact sheet or a reimbursement form.

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Dispatches from the Browser Wars | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

And while I trust that they don’t intend to use this data for evil (not only is it in their corporate motto , but to do so would ensure Google’s destruction – we only give them access to all of our data with the understand that they won’t abuse it.

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