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?

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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.

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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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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.

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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?

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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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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

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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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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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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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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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Keep Better Contact Records with the Personal Email to Notes Feature

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

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).

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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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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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.

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.

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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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.

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.



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.

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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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

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!

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Time is Money: Solutions for Monitoring Problems With Your Website

Byte Technology

Using a combination of their free services—Google Spreadsheets, Google Docs and Google Scripts—you can actually construct your own uptime monitoring page to track any number of websites.

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?

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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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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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.

2 Fiscal Benefits Of Cloud Computing For Nonprofits


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.

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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4 Tips For Maintaining Your Nonprofit’s Databases


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.

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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Life after Common Ground: Part 3 – Causeview

Judi Sohn

It’s a bit like buying Microsoft Office or Adobe Create Suite, rather than using Apple Mail as your email application and Microsoft Word for your word processor and Google Docs when you want to edit a spreadsheet.

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Creating Strong Passwords

Robert Weiner

The recent theft of confidential documents from Twitter's Google Docs account points out the dangers of insecure passwords. NTEN's blog discusses the details of the break-in and lessons we should learn from it. The chief lesson: good passwords are key to good security. .

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Guest Post by Seema Rao: How Museums Can Resist Racism and Oppression

Museum 2.0

Seema and I have started an open google doc to assemble ideas for specific things museums and museum professionals can do to resist oppression. please add yours to our open google doc. This guest post was written by Seema Rao , a 2017 MuseumCamper and brilliant GLAM visitor advocate.

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‘Why don’t you have a nonprofit data management plan?’ Q&A with Debbie Snyder and Gary Carr

3rd Sector Labs

The most popular is Facebook – https://developers.facebook.com/docs/facebook-login/permissions/. Third Sector Labs recently co-hosted a data management webinar with Debbie Snyder , VP of Sales & Marketing for Adcieo. The topic – “Why don’t you have a data management plan?” ” – focused on why you need, and how to create, a nonprofit data management plan. We had also blogged earlier on the topic.

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How to Engage Everyday Instagram Influencers and Reach Millennial Donors

Connection Cafe

Start a list (say, in a spreadsheet or doc) of the Instagram micro influencers you want to track and consider reaching out when you have something great or time-sensitive to share. Instagram is here to stay.

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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5 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Care About Cloud Computing


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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