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Why Google Might Be the Answer to Your Problems

NonProfit Hub

Google gives you virtually unlimited storage, easy sharing and compatibility with tons of apps and websites all for FREE. 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.

How to Buy a Small Nonprofit IT System

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

I think many nonprofits can get away with a kind of virtual IT system where the files reside primarily on Amazon’s S3 and any more specific applications can be set up remotely (maybe even on Amazon EC2 which now supports Windows servers ). Use Google Apps for your e-mail and file storage solution. Unfortunately, Google Docs are just not ready for primetime. When you buy your laptops and desktops, say no to the optional antivirus software.

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4 Ways Nonprofits Can Benefit from the Cloud

Tech Soup Blog

Most of the processing power needed to run cloud-based applications is online rather than on an individual computer or on-site server; therefore, your data can be viewed as quickly on a hundred-dollar desktop as on a high-end laptop. What can cloud computing do for nonprofits?

Crazy for the Tools


I also need to be able to work on the move: I need my "virtual desk" in front of me quickly, whether from my laptop or some other desk or smart device. Collaborative Files I couldn't get through my day without Dropbox , which I have blogged about before. Dropbox continuously replicates local files to a personal cloud file space and synchronizes those folders across multiple computers and mobile devices.

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Cthulhu Calling

Gavin's Digital Diner

It has replaced the myriad of papers — displacing them from the briefcase — that the laptop never did. The file-sharing sucks, really sucks. I set out to discover an easy, scalable, and transferable method of getting a mixed variety files onto an iPad.

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111 Low-Cost or Free OnlineTools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

A Facebook app that creatively displays you and your Facebook friends in a virtual museum. Additionally, the app serves as hub to all other Google Apps, such as Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Reader, Voice, Maps, etc.

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Pro-Tibet Non-Profit Under Cyber-Attack | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Use web file sharing or online office systems to share documents. Teach your users how to recognize suspicious emails – “why would the Tibetan Gov’t in Exile send an email from an @yahoo address?&# “Why is this person suddenly sending emails from a new address?&# “did i ask for this file they are sending?&# Often, if it cannot open a file that way, it is often corrupt and/or contains a trojan.&# doc 2008_beijing_olympic_games__b_.doc