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. 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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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. Many of us in the nonprofit space know how much effort goes into organizing large, annual events.

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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. Text: I have an important document that i would like to share with you i uploaded it with Google document, CLICK HERE. for immediate access, please sign on with your email Respectfully. 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. But if you want to bring that spreadsheet to Google Docs, all that goes out the window because there’s no special setting in Google for zip codes.

Google for Nonprofits

Wild Apricot Blog

Google Google Docs nonprofit non-profit Non-profit technology nptechIs 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.

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. But if you want to bring that spreadsheet to Google Docs, all that goes out the window because there's no special setting in Google for zip codes.

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?

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

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. In other words images in docs do not inherit the permissions of their parent. 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

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. Last month, when I had my horrible computer crash, I lost one or two documents and a few emails. 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? The vast majority of nonprofits employ cloud computing in some way, but they may not know or think about it. The cloud delivers key advantages for nonprofits, who often possess limited funds, space, and 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. Docs live in a designated place within your group and are therefore not as subject to the news feed, which is more timely. Photo by Laughing Squid.

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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.

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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. Database are extremely useful in simplifying business operations, communication, and workflow for both the for-profit sector and nonprofit sector. Nonprofits and charities use databases to manage donor, volunteer, and B2B profiles and aggregate data.

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.

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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. For a number of years at the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC), we have created “Collaborations Notes” for each of the sessions. We have found it adds great value for those who attended and also for folks who, for whatever reason, couldn’t attend that particular session.

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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.

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! The NTEN community is full of volunteers who go to the limits to help each other, create valueable resources, and share knowledge.

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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. The green benefit of this is that if you can collaborate online, it may enable you to commute or travel less, which means lower CO2 emissions.

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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. At first glance it’s just an overloaded Google Doc with a bunch of tech news summaries and links streaming down the page.

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

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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. By the time we all arrived at the event, Heidi had created a separate collaborative note-taking doc for each session, and one that served as a table of contents.

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.

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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. Expert roundup posts flesh out your business’ blog by providing related expert opinions on one topic that can all be found in one article.

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Observations and Reflections on #TakeBackThePink

Amy Sample Ward

You can read the summary of how the free agent community came together to self-organize and create a public action as well as a full report of the lessons learned and reflections on the #TakeBackThePink campaign in this public google doc.

Vote for the Winners of the 2014 DoGooder Video Awards!

NTEN

Don’t forget: Your votes determine which organizations go home with fantastic prizes: NTEN will provide the contest winner with a free registration pass to the 2015 NTC in Austin, Texas Cisco will contribute a cash prize to the winner of the Best Nonprofit Video Award The National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture in partnership with the National Youth Media Network & with support from The National Association for Media Literacy Education Nickelodeon, AFI Docs and Lights.

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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. Note: This is the seventh in a series of posts about the Nonprofit Web Design Process.

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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. Google Docs also offers the ability to access a shared set of documents, but the mental model behind the two applications is fairly different—while Outlook offers a library, Google Docs provides an index of shared documents that can also be opened for easy collaborative editing. PublishDate: July 2011.

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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. I was sent this interesting tactical article on the Junto blog.

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. Google recently announced it was altering its search algorithm to favor mobile-friendly sites.

Nonprofit Engagement: Why Website Logins Matter

NetWits

Think about the websites you most visit: Facebook , Google’s Gmail , Calendars and Docs , Yahoo , Netflix , NYTimes , Friendster –what, you don’t use Friendster anymore?

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 Brown says this in the future as he is peeling off a mask to reveal a dramatically different face. Doc looks exactly the same. Doc: Roads? Doc: Of course it’s erased!

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14 Facebook Page Updates You Can Steal

John Haydon

Do this now: Hop over to Beth’s Google Doc and take your turn. Yesterday Beth Kanter shared insights from lab work she’s been doing to validate a recent study by Buddy Media.

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2 Fiscal Benefits Of Cloud Computing For Nonprofits

TechImpact

Some general programs often taken for granted by contemporary nonprofit employees include Office 365, Google Docs, email software, CRM systems, and database management software, all of which can be accessed in the cloud depending on the service provider.

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The Known Unknowns

Idealware

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.

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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. It’s an Excel/Google Doc-like online app that generates spreadsheets that are more dynamic than just rows & columns.

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