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20 Great Google Docs Templates for Non-Profits

Wild Apricot Blog

Whatever the task, odds are that there’s a time-saving template, free at Google Docs, to help you do more with less effort. Creating a presentation for your board? Wading into the end-of-project paperwork? Or maybe you’re signing up a new crop of volunteers for your non-profit. read more ).

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

NTEN

Cloud dropbox evernote google docs Infrastructure nptech nten sugarsync wunderkit Communications ProgramJeff Ramos. Community and Content Manager. Games for Change. 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.

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Tip: How to add leading zero for zip codes in Google Docs

Judi Sohn

When Excel (or Google Docs) sees just numbers in a field, it assumes you want the field to be a number. My old zip code in Stamford was 06902.

Google for Nonprofits

Wild Apricot Blog

Google Google Docs nonprofit non-profit Non-profit technology nptechIs your organization using Google for Nonprofits? read more ).

Lame spam of the day: Google Doc

Robert Weiner

Please tell me no one would ever click on something like this (I only wish it were true). Plain text, bad English, the document isn''t actually attached, and the CLICK HERE link doesn''t point to google.com. Sender: Laila Brenner [brenner.laila@gmail.com]. Subject: Fwd: Attached Document. Laila Brenner.

Tip: How to add leading zero for zip codes in Google Docs

Judi Sohn

When Excel (or Google Docs) sees just numbers in a field, it assumes you want the field to be a number. My old zip code in Stamford was 06902.

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 use 6 different Google Apps accounts.

New in Google Docs: Shared Folders

Wild Apricot Blog

Two new updates for Google Docs make this very simple and free collaboration tool even more useful for a board or committee at any small non-profit — shared folders, and the ability to upload multiple files at one time.( Tags: Non-profit technology nptech office collaboration Google Docs read more ).

Who's Reading Your Google Docs?

Tech Soup Blog

TechCrunch is reporting a security flaw found by a security expert in Google Docs, but says that Google has not replied to the problem yet. Allegedly the flaw consists of: Embedded images in docs can be accessed by those without permissions, even after deletion. read more. Tools

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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More online than local: Why I love Google Docs

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

So, I've used wikispaces, pbwiki, socialtext, jotspot, and writely (now google docs). But, since Google combined writely and its spreadsheets into Google Docs - I'm going to consolidate there. You can easilyl collaborate with spreadsheets and docs. It was because I wasn't only backed up within 24 hours, not minutes.

How Nonprofits Can Ensure Security and Compliance of Sensitive Data in the Cloud

NTEN

If you use Gmail, Google Docs, Microsoft Office Live Workspace, Salesforce, or Yahoo mail, you’re in the cloud. Matt Goche. Director of Security Consulting. Sungard Availability Services. How can a nonprofit protect the data it holds in the cloud? cloud back-up compliance Data IT Staff

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Making Facebook Groups Rock for Nonprofits – Guest Post by Miriam Brosseau

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Docs are like super-simple wikis, and probably the most truly collaborative aspect of a Facebook group. Photo by Laughing Squid. Group chat.

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Google Drive: Does It Matter?

NTEN

That may sound like a big deal but organizations and individuals with Google accounts could do that already using Google Docs. TJ Rainsford. Chief Technology Officer. 501cTECH. Google Drive is still brand new and not without limitations, but its capabilities are pretty hard to ignore. So does Google Drive really matter?

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

Wild Apricot Blog

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 ).

Online Tools to Help You Beat the Post-Holiday Blues

NetWits

Google Docs. Google Docs allows you to set up various types of documents, including worksheets and spreadsheets. Welcome to 2011!

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4 Tips For Maintaining Your Nonprofit’s Databases

TechImpact

Image courtesy of WiseGeek. Nonprofits and charities use databases to manage donor, volunteer, and B2B profiles and aggregate data. Keep it clean.

A Note About Those Notes

NTEN

This is a Google Doc that anyone can access and contribute to before, during, or after the session. Ash Shepherd. Education Director. NTEN. A reveal of the magic behind the 15NTC collaborative notes URL creation. api Integration & APIs Program

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Join Our 2016 Digital Storytelling Challenge!

Tech Soup Blog

May 3 – 4, 2016 — Around-the-world Twitter chat (sign up in this Google doc ). Ladies and gentlemen, Storymakers 2016 is here.

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

NTEN

In Back to the Future , Doc Brown gets the cable plugged in -- yes, just in time. There's a trope in many a science-fiction movie: you need to fix the tech to save the day. In Empire , R2D2 reconnects the hyperdrive just in time. In Wrath of Kahn , Spock fixes the warp drive just in time. It's free for NTEN Members!

11NTC Highlight: Collaborative Notetaking Saves Your Calendar!

NTEN

Every session page also includes a direct link to the Google Doc where you can review or contribute notes in real-time (and after the session is over). How to access collaborative notes from 11 NTC sessions: Use the QR code above Go directly to the Google Docs folders myNTC sessions include links to their specific doc Thanks, Jodi!

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How Do You Collaborate with Staff Online? Google Docs Can Save Time, Money, and the Planet

Tech Soup Blog

Online collaboration is a great way to work with colleagues without having to be face-to-face. Whether I'm in a remote office, on the road, working from home, or just sitting down the hall, sharing documents and using other collaborative tools online saves time, money, and the environment. read more.

The Launch Ticker = Awesome Way to Get Your Tech News Fix

SocialFish

It’s basically a Google Doc, continuously updated and curated by Kirin Kalia and other researchers. Do it in real time. in June to 22.7M

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Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 3: Content Strategy

Connection Cafe

Messaging hierarchy – Word doc or PowerPoint deck. Page Description Diagrams – Word doc. Editorial Calendar – spreadsheet or Word doc.

5 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Care About Cloud Computing

TechImpact

Mail, and Google Docs are all examples of cloud-based applications, also known as software as a service (SaaS). Image courtesy of entech.

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. I loved that.”.

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. I have a few comments. Allan is right – the Kintera API is more comprehensive, and provides for more flexibility than the Convio API. Control?

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4 Prerequisites to Writing an Excellent Roundup Post

SocialFish

Something else you may want to consider is the creation of a shared document in Google Docs, as suggested by WPCurve. Create a Series.

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Observations and Reflections on #TakeBackThePink

Amy Sample Ward

link for the google doc so that sharing the information and inviting people to participate would be easy to do. Five hundred people?

Vote for the Winners of the 2014 DoGooder Video Awards!

NTEN

We’ve been working hard the past few days and are happy to share that we’ve narrowed down this year’s DoGooder Video Award submissions to a few special finalists! We received a wide array of funny, moving and informative videos that embraced strong storytelling to communicate important messages. Visit the contest site today and cast your vote!

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Comparing Google Apps to Microsoft Outlook

Idealware

Like Microsoft Exchange, it provides email, calendar and basic contact-management services, while Google Docs—another component of Google Apps—provides file-sharing. If allowing multiple people to update documents over time is important, Google Docs provides much smoother support. PublishDate: July 2011. Author: Laura S. Quinn.

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Interesting sites I’m looking at (weekly)

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Google+ Tips and Tricks – Google Docs. tags: google+ google tips toblog. Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here. Blogs I read

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How To Simplify Content Promotion with the Twitter Leapfrog Method

SocialFish

Compile all of the exported Excel docs into one sheet, and delete any Twitter handles that have a reply ratio of 0 or a retweet ratio of 100.

Going Back to the Future to Help Your Nonprofit

NonProfit Hub

Doc: I went to a rejuvenation clinic and got a whole natural overhaul. Doc looks exactly the same. Doc: Roads? What do you think?

Survey: Less Than Half of Nonprofit Websites are Responsive

NonProfit Hub

Almost 60 percent of the nonprofits surveyed used gmail, while just more than half (51 percent) use Google Docs. Websites. Daily Technology.

Nonprofit Engagement: Why Website Logins Matter

NetWits

Well, my point is that all of these sites have user logins. Benefits of Website Logins. These could be included online or in email newsletters.

14 Facebook Page Updates You Can Steal

John Haydon

Do this now: Hop over to Beth’s Google Doc and take your turn. Write for the News Feed, not the Wall. Timely: Today is Mozart’s Birthday!

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2 Fiscal Benefits Of Cloud Computing For Nonprofits

TechImpact

Image courtesy of Advantages of Cloud Computing. Your nonprofit may be employing cloud computing without even knowing it. Reduce capital expenditures.

The Known Unknowns

Idealware

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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Smartsheet: Frustrated with online project management no longer

Judi Sohn

Why aren’t you just using Google Docs?” ” Yes, some of what we’re doing in Smartsheet could be done in Google Docs.

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