30+ of the Best Google Docs Templates for Nonprofits

Wild Apricot

Whatever the task, odds are that there’s a time-saving Google Docs template to help. nonprofit-google-docs google-docs-templates Google Docs collaborationCreating a presentation for your board? Wading into end-of-project paperwork? Or maybe you’re signing up a new crop of volunteers for your non-profit.

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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. 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. Sure, you can just wait until you do the final mail merge in Excel to format the zip column again, but here’s an easy way to have the zip codes display correctly in Google Docs and not worry about it later.

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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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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.

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Converter Word to PDF Online for Free – DOC to PDF

Find the free stuff

The post Converter Word to PDF Online for Free – DOC to PDF appeared first on PhreeSite.com. Having a reliable online converter tool would be helpful, especially when our job mainly requires us to convert multiple files each day, or when we have to convert a file that is due for a nearing deadline. We don’t need to retype and reformat everything anymore with these powerful online converter tools. These tools are.

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Google Docs Gets Better. Again.

Wild Apricot

Google keeps on turning out small but significant improvements to Google Docs, to streamline the editing tools, add useful management options, and make online collaboration with non-Google-users more convenient.( Tags: Non-profit technology nptech office collaboration spreadsheets Google Docs

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New in Google Docs: Shared Folders

Wild Apricot

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

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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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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. Sure, you can just wait until you do the final mail merge in Excel to format the zip column again, but here's an easy way to have the zip codes display correctly in Google Docs and not worry about it later.

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Top 5 Free Cloud Storage Services 2019 – Store files, doc, and photos Now

Find the free stuff

The post Top 5 Free Cloud Storage Services 2019 – Store files, doc, and photos Now appeared first on PhreeSite.com. Have you ever tried to know as to why do humans take photos and want to make memories, an inseparable part of their lives? Have you ever noticed people saying that it would have been better had we kept proper records of memories and documents? You must have heard and noticed these things. I think.

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Google Docs in Plain English

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This one (above) is about Google Docs. Laura Quinn write s about her impressions using Google Docs for collaboration. Michele Martin has an excellent post detailing a suite of online tools for collaborative or team blogging projects which also makes use of google docs I discovered a new blog today called "Tools, Thoughts and Things." " and a long and thoughtful post called Village Green VS Walled Garden.

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


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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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.

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


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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Google for Nonprofits

Wild Apricot

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.

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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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Keep Better Contact Records with the Personal Email to Notes Feature


For a full walk-through of this new feature, please see the ‘Personal Email to Notes’ article in our help docs (accessed in the drop-down under the user account name in the top right corner of the window and by being logged into ActionID). For fundraisers, the clarity of each donor contact record matters. A clean and complete contact record saves time and provides fundraisers with the full picture.

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.

How to Buy a Small Nonprofit IT System

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Unfortunately, Google Docs are just not ready for primetime. Ever wonder what it takes to get a IT system up and running as a nonprofit under 25 people? In these difficult economic times, it’s really important to get your act together regarding your nonprofit’s finances. When I started out in the tech industry in the 1990s, IT departments were still pretty devoted to heavy iron.

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? But there is no way that I know of to have a single Google Docs view that shows the content of all accounts. In fact, there can only be one session of Google Docs at a time when a document is open!

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Get Organized and Increase Your Nonprofit Productivity

Get Fully Funded

They allow you to collaborate with others so you won’t waste time sending Word docs and Excel spreadsheets back and forth while tracking versions. If a Board member sends you a Word doc, remind them that you are using Google Docs, and cut-and-paste the doc immediately into Google Docs.

Top 4 Picks for Free Office Suite Software

Wild Apricot

If you're running any kind of organization, a suite of office software is essential — at the very least, you need a fairly good word-processing program, a spreadsheet application, and some sort of presentation software. Feature-rich Microsoft Office has made that particular market its own for at least the past decade, but now a few strong alternative software suites are fast gaining ground.( read more



Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Prism and Google Prism and Google Last Updated on Thursday, 27 March 2008 12:24 Written by Steve Thursday, 27 March 2008 12:24 I recently started exclusively using Prism for gmail, Google Docs, and Google Reader.

Best Practices for Managing and Organizing Volunteers in 2021

Volunteer Hub

Even though it is possible to create volunteer profiles via Excel spreadsheets and Google Docs, it is not a sustainable process, especially as your volunteer program grows. Strategically managing and organizing volunteers can maximize impact, reduce turnover, and create opportunities in 2021.

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. Here’s why I think Smartsheet is a better choice than Google Docs for team collaboration, so I can just point to this post in the future.

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


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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How to Keep Your Virtual Meetings on Track, Inclusive, and Engaging

Top Nonprofits

I had asked my contact whether participants were comfortable using Zoom with Google Docs. This post was originally published on The Ross Collective ; it is being shared here with the author’s permission. What has been your biggest technology disaster this year?

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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?

A Note About Those Notes


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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11NTC Highlight: Collaborative Notetaking Saves Your Calendar!


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.

Practical tips to prepare your association for virtual work

Nimble AMS

Document sharing and collaborating tools, such as Google docs. Now is an ideal time to assess your organization’s tools and approaches for working remotely. Transitioning to a remote workforce can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are some practical tips to get you started.

Lame Spam(s) of the Day: Federal Tax payment rejected

Robert Weiner

Attachment: claims to be a Word doc, but is a hyperlink to download-eftps [dot] com. Since spammers don't bother with list hygiene, a new variant results in multiple messages in my spam folder. Today I got 4 versions of this spam. That should be a dead giveaway to anyone receiving these messages. Each one had a different "tax transaction ID". Looks like the sender tried to include a graphic but it didn't work (just the old red X in a box).

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Google Drive: Does It Matter?


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.

Why Google Might Be the Answer to Your Problems

NonProfit Hub

Pretty much every Google Drive platform (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Calendar) allows you to work on documents simultaneously with your coworkers. Google Drive also allows you to download documents in multiple formats, like PDF or its Microsoft Office equivalent, which means: Docs? You can click the “Drive” tab in your Google account to see all of your content together—whether it’s from Slides, Sheets or Docs, everything will show up in the same place.

Online Tools to Help You Beat the Post-Holiday Blues


Google Docs. Google Docs allows you to set up various types of documents, including worksheets and spreadsheets. Welcome to 2011! If you are anything like me right now, you are probably sitting at a desk somewhere, trying desperately to pull your mind out of holiday mode and back into work mode. There are probably mountains of work just waiting for your attention, right?

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New Google for Nonprofits Website

Tech Soup Blog

While many nonprofits are probably using tools like Google Docs or YouTube in their organizations, Google for Nonprofits attempts to consolidate the many different parts of the Google portfolio into one site, and simplify the process to receive a donation of YouTube for Nonprofits , Google Grants , Google Apps , and Google Earth Outreach. Last week, Google unveiled a new portal site geared towards U.S. nonprofits.

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Roll Your Own RSS Feed Digest Widget

Wild Apricot

There are many ways to publish any RSS feed on your own website — Feedburner’s BuzzBoost feature, and Widgetbox, for example, among a host of other methods including a Google Docs trick — but lately I’ve been using a free service called Feed Informer, for several reasons.(

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The Best Donation Platforms for Nonprofits

Whole Whale

plus $0.30/transaction Setup Fee: $0 Commitment: None Integration: Salesforce, MailChimp, Eventbrite, Optimizely, Google Analytics, Google Docs, HubSpot, Insightly, Stripe. If you’re getting people to your website, how are you getting them to make you a donation you can’t refuse?

Twitter Hacking and Cloud Security

Robert Weiner

Do they do that with their employees' Google Doc passwords? Does anyone think to disable those employees' access to docs in the cloud? The front-page headlines read " Hacker steals Twitter's confidential documents ," but the real story isn't about Twitter — it's that the stolen documents were stored online, "in the cloud." This could happen to any nonprofit or company storing data this way. As we've seen over and over, it's amazingly easy to guess or steal passwords.

Recap: Community Organizing Tools from the Experts


As we all know, the nonprofit tech community is loaded with smart and thoughtful organizers who give their time and efforts to help the rest of us do the good work we do. We recognize NTEN’s 501 Tech Clubs (local in-person groups) and Communities of Practice (CoPs) (online affinity groups) organizers are one clever and innovative bunch! We learn new community organizing tips and tools from them all the time.

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