Online Tools to Help You Beat the Post-Holiday Blues


Google Calendar. Set up a Google Calendar and allow your colleagues to see which activities are happening at various times without having to sort through multiple spreadsheets. Google Docs. Welcome to 2011!

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Why Google Might Be the Answer to Your Problems

NonProfit Hub

From our calendars, to our email accounts, to important documents and spreadsheets, Google is our best friend. 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.

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Tools I use: basic workflow

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

It’s core is a very powerful and flexible ticket tracker, but it includes all of the important project management features you want and need, milestones, time tracking, wikis, file repository, even discussion boards, and it connects with version control repositories. I use it for to do lists, stuff like blogging calendars, and also the Chrome Evernote extension allows for clipping of whole web pages, which I love (there is a Firefox extension as well.).

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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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The Known Unknowns


I wasn’t all that picky about the tools I used—Microsoft Word was good, but Google Docs did just as well, and sometimes a pen and paper was preferable if I just needed to concentrate. My use of calendar and reminder apps was minimal at best.

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


G Suite is Google’s collection of business apps like Gmail, Google Docs and Google Drive. As you can all work on projects at once with Google Docs, and easily share information through the various apps, it will become easier than ever to work efficiently as a team. Google Calendar.

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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. While not as powerful in every area as Outlook, Google Apps—offered free to most 501(c)(3) organizations—allows your entire staff to send and receive email at your organization’s domain (, and share online calendars, documents and much more. Calendaring. PublishDate: July 2011. Author: Laura S. Quinn. Jay Leslie.

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The value of collaboration


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.

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 cost of fundraisers refusing to use the current database because it’s not user-friendly, so their pipeline and contact history is in their heads, in spreadsheets or paper files, or has to be entered by an assistant (though you can put a cost on the last one).

Software for Collaboration


Google Docs) Remote File Sharing Tools: Mechanisms to allow users to access and edit a pool of shared documents (i.e. vBulletin or phpBB) Longer Term, Structured Collaborations Online Project Management Tool : Users share documents, calendars, tasks, and structured conversations (i.e. Basecamp, Central Desktop) Online Community: Users share profiles, documents, calendars, message boards, and more (i.e. Everyone suddenly wants to collaborate!

4 Ways Nonprofits Can Benefit from the Cloud

Tech Soup Blog

Those who work within a nonprofit can benefit from the numerous team collaboration tools, including calendars, video chat, file sharing, and so on. For example, staff can manage vendors via Google Docs or create questionnaires via SurveyMonkey.

Tips and Tricks for Microsoft Outlook 2010

Tech Soup Blog

It's a good tool for managing email, calendars, and tasks in the office setting. Creating calendars for each project you work on is a handy way to stay organized. Send Calendars and Screenshots Within an Email.

Email in the Cloud: A Google Apps Case Study

Tech Soup Blog

Google Apps is a cloud system that can manage your organization's email, calendar, documents and sites. 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. Many staff also take advantage of Google Calendar to manage their personal calendars.

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. 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. Get files to hold all your new categories of information (esp. Last week I posted John Elbare’s advice for new nonprofit consultants.

Reduce Travel with Online Collaboration

Tech Soup Blog

All of the tools mentioned allow you to do things like store and share documents, calendars, project management schedules, and presentations online at no or low cost. 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.

How Cell Phones and Tablets Enable Telework

Tech Soup Blog

We can easily calendar with them, do email, do Internet searches, make calls, instant message, text, and conference on them. Google Drive Mobile is a free app for viewing and editing Google Docs on an Android phone or tablet.

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OutLook Addict Seeks Gmail Rehab Program.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Why is that I could easily make the switch from PowerPoint to SlideShare -- from Word to Google Docs from Excel to Google Spreadsheets? Then I kept dual systems and finally about 2-3 years ago, I made a partial switch - may calendar. I have: Exported my calendar information from Outlook into Google Calendar after learning about the privacy functions and relieved that you set up reminders. In Outlook, I have extensive folder file system with accompanying rules.

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Google also released a Google Calendar to Outlook sync product. This entry was posted on Wednesday, March 5th, 2008 at 9:01 pm and is filed under CRM , Technology. others have discovered buttons in Salesforce four using Google Docs and composing emails with Gmail.

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I fully expect Salesforce and Google Apps to be closely integrated in the near future, and was reminded of that today when Google released a new API for Google Docs. All events would sync to your google calendar. Files in Docs and Spreadsheets (and soon Presentations) could be tagged with records, and then be discoverable via This entry was posted on Monday, August 6th, 2007 at 10:09 am and is filed under CRM , Technology.

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Case Study: Moving to Google Apps


My job was to keep everything up and running: the network, file servers, computers, printers, email systems, etc. Most of the staff were used to Gmail and familiar with email, calendar, and docs services. 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.

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Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I love the excel spreadsheet topic calendar, although personally, as an individual I would probably not be that disciplined. Another option might be to use a shared google calendar. How many out there have an editorial calendar for their personal or organizational blog?

111 Low-Cost or Free OnlineTools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Additionally, the app serves as hub to all other Google Apps, such as Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Reader, Voice, Maps, etc. Your nonprofit can record audio files using your deskptop/laptop computer or Audioboo’s mobile app and then upload them to your own Audioboo Channel.

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This entry was posted on Tuesday, May 6th, 2008 at 10:12 am and is filed under CRM , Technology. Matthew Scholtz | Wednesday, 07 May 2008 at 4:08 pm Kyle: yes, according to what I read in the docs. When I saw the blurb about Multiday Events for the calendar, I [.]

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