New to TechSoup: Skype Credit and Subscriptions

Tech Soup Blog

Eligible organizations can now request donations of credit vouchers or subscriptions for Microsoft's Skype. For those unfamiliar with Skype, it provides voice calling, video calling, instant messaging, and more, allowing users to communicate with other Skype users and with mobile phones and landlines. See a full list of Skype features. The free Skype software runs on computers, smartphones, and other devices. Learn more about Skype.

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Video Job Interviews With Skype

AFP Blog

Video Job Interviews With Skype: "To save on interviewing costs, companies are turning to their computers instead of phones and offices to conduct job interviews, including using programs like Skype to conduct long-distance or even international initial interviews

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New to TechSoup: Skype Credit

Tech Soup Blog

Eligible organizations in the United States and United Kingdom can now request donations of $20 credit vouchers for Microsoft's Skype. For those unfamiliar with Skype, it provides voice calling, video calling, instant messaging, and more, allowing users to communicate with other Skype users and with mobile phones and landlines. See a full list of Skype features. The free Skype software runs on computers, smartphones, and other devices.

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New to TechSoup: Skype Credit

Tech Soup Blog

Eligible organizations in the United States and United Kingdom can now request donations of $20 credit vouchers for Microsoft's Skype. For those unfamiliar with Skype, it provides voice calling, video calling, instant messaging, and more, allowing users to communicate with other Skype users and with mobile phones and landlines. See a full list of Skype features. The free Skype software runs on computers, smartphones, and other devices.

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Skype to Conference Call Bridge Line? Free?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Everytime I use skype conference calls, it is a pain - echoes, static, dropped lines, etc. My solution this morning - I called US person on my landline and used skype with my mic/speaker. I put the phone right up next to the microphone to create the bridge between phone and VOIP.

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Install and Use Skype: Free to Use, Easy to Install

Tech Soup Blog

I use Skype all the time, especially when I am telecommuting. It let's me have a brief exchange (instant message) with a co-worker without the time investment of finding their phone number and getting involved in a long conversation.

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Celebrating Chinese New Year with Skype, Flickr, Stickers and Paper

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I told them that after circle we would use SKYPE internet phone to call Nick in Hong Kong. I explained to them that my computer was turned into a phone and showed on the globe where Hong Kong was.

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gokubi.com

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Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Ribbit: very cool phone integration to come Ribbit: very cool phone integration to come Last Updated on Monday, 17 December 2007 12:03 Written by Steve Monday, 17 December 2007 12:03 I just watched the demo of Ribbit for Salesforce.com.

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Tips for Remote Presenting

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In the past, I have presented remotely using skype audio and video. Last year I audio-skyped into a conference in the UK to present with Steve Bridger. For the audio, we use a phone line that was fed into the AV system and wireless mic. Financial Officers Group.

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When Your Office Is Everywhere: How to Telecommute (Part 2)

Tech Soup Blog

No matter where I'm based, I'd still be spending most of my day on email, Skype, Google+ Hangouts, and the phone. Email, Skype , and Google+ Hangouts keep me in touch with my Netsquared organizers. web conferencing video conferencing Skype telework Yammer telecommuting We know not all good work happens in the office. That's why we're sharing TechSoup's tips and best practices for telework in a three-part series. Don't miss part one !

Resource Roundup 5/11 | Idealware

Idealware

Video Chatting Connects Operations | The NonProfit Times

AFP Blog

Video Chatting Connects Operations | The NonProfit Times : Laura Quinn, executive director and founder of Portland, Maine-based Idealware, said that Skype is ideal for organizations that have a lot of remote partners. “It’s You are able to see people’s faces and gestures — things you wouldn’t get over a phone line.

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Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Influence

Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

Stay Productive On the Road, In the Field, and Away from the Office

Tech Soup Blog

Adobe also has some nifty photo storage and sharing apps: Tired of digging through your computer, phone, and tablet for that one perfect photo you took at your annual fundraiser? Office Mobile is built right in to Windows Phones, and it includes: Mobile versions of Word , Excel , and PowerPoint , so you can view and edit Microsoft Office files using your Windows phone. Skype is also available for a variety of mobile phones.

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Tips to Maximize Your Nonprofit’s Data Plan

Tech Soup Blog

GB), streaming an hour of high-definition video (1 to 2 GB), or making Skype-to-Skype calls (3 MB per minute). mobile Connecting to the Internet nonprofit tech planning nptech Running Your Organization mobile phones data Data Is the New Coin of the Realm — Learn How to Stretch Your Budget! Real time access to information enables nonprofits to more effectively advance their mission in a rapid response world.

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Resource Roundup 12/19 | Idealware

Idealware

Skip to Main Content Area Helping Nonprofits Make Smart Software Decisions Topics Reports Articles Online Training Blog Custom Resources Donate About Topics Reports Articles Online Training Blog Custom Resources Donate About Resource Roundup 12/19 By Laura Quinn , December 19, 2006 VoIP Tools And Online Audio Conferencing Technologies: A Mini-Guide ( Kolabora ) Another fabulous guide from Kolabora - this one on VOIP and audio conferencing software such as Skype , Vonage , GoogleTalk.

Using Smartphones and Portable Wi-Fi Hotspots to Tell Your Story

Tech Soup Blog

Here's an idea for using smartphones with good cameras and video capability like the Dell Venue Pro touch screen phones for digital story telling: Send someone out to video compelling work that your nonprofit or library is doing out in the field for your holiday message. It's reasonably easy to upload videos to Facebook or YouTube even without the phone being on a data plan. The Samsung Galaxy Note series of phones are the best know phablets as yet.

Windows 8 Apps for Nonprofits and Libraries

Tech Soup Blog

Microsoft acquired Skype last year so the voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service has a brand new look for Windows 8. To celebrate the launch of Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, Microsoft announced a new contest to encourage developers to create apps that positively impact the world around them. cloud Microsoft cloud computing nonprofits mobile phones apps App It Up Windows 8 Transforming CommunitiesWindows 8 is here!

App Recommendations from TechSoup Staff: Part Two

Tech Soup Blog

Lookout - a security app that can shutdown and locate a lost or stolen phone remotely. shares the Internet on my phone with a PC, Mac or tablet. I can tether the phone via USB cable, Bluetooth, or WiFi. Photoshop Express - for photo editing on my phone. It is a free app and available on all the major phone and tablet platforms. Skype - for instant messaging and also video calls. app - for reading books and documents on a phone (any platform).

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TechSoup Global NGO Cloud Survey: What We Found Out and What to Do About It Part Two

Tech Soup Blog

For example, when we asked respondents if they were using a specific cloud-based app (such as Skype), responses were different than when we asked if they used a cloud-based app to perform a function, such as web conferencing. We do have a working hypothesis that NGOs in lower-per-capita-GDP countries may be leapfrogging IT; in much the same way as people in those countries adopted mobile phones much faster than older landline telephone technology.

How to Contact Nina Simon

Museum 2.0

com by phone 831.331.5460 by foot 1040 Mystery Spot Road Santa Cruz, CA 95065 by social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter you can chat with me on gchat (ninaksimon), ichat (qquetzal), and skype (ninaksimon by email nina @ museumtwo.

How Accessible Data Can Help You Better Care for Your Donors

Connection Cafe

A physician can read your EKG on their smart phone and use software to pull up your entire health history in real time. They may even conduct your health screening via Face Time or Skype. With the help of technology, every member of our development staff carries our donor database with them on their smart phone. Blackbaud MobilePay , another techie gadget, allows our staff to handle payment processing with just a smart phone and a tiny plug in device.

NetCentric Advocacy: Connection Grid: Students Calling Iraq

Network-Centric Advocacy

There are a couple of Iraqi phone books available on the Internet, and plenty of interesting people willing to share their stories directly, from six thousand miles away, many of them speaking decent English. Is there a way to centralize calls in country then viop them out to phone list pushing for peace. Is there a way to centralize calls in country then viop them out to phone list pushing for peace. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

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How to Produce Your Own Podcast

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For interviews outside of the Bay Area, I use ecamm call recorder for Skype , and a Logitech USB headset. (If If you have a PC, you could try Pamela for Skype). What does not sound good is if person is on their cell phone.

The search for good web conferencing, take 2

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

But interestingly, Yugma is now integrated with Skype, which totally changes the whole audio on a separate channel issue. It does mean that everyone who is involved in a webinar needs to install Skype – but that seems to be a minor issue, to my mind. But, you can’t use the Skype edition on Linux yet, either. And, as a competitor to Skype, ooVoo is much lighter on your system it’s quite easy to use.

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Juicy Blogging Giveaway and Interview

Have Fun - Do Good

To celebrate this fun event, I'm giving away a one-hour blog coaching session (via phone or Skype). Guess what? This week I'm the featured guest on one of my favorite podcasts, the Tranquility du Jour Podcast, hosted by the inspiring and lovely Kimberly Wilson. Wahoo! You can listen to it on her blog , on the player below, or via iTunes. To enter, share the URL and name of one of your favorite blogs in the comments below, or on Facebook by Friday, April 20th.

Resource Roundup 5/7

Idealware

The Pros and Cons of Skype for Business (Small Business Computing) An even handed look at how well Skype - a free service to make phone calls and video calls over the web - works in business situations. Okay, it's been awhile since I've done a resource roundup for the blog - too long!

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Internet Strategy on the Cheap: Tools and Resources

Have Fun - Do Good

Use when recording with Skype. $42 42 on Amazon Skype Podcast Recording Software Skype [link] (Skype to Skype is free. You can pay monthly, or as you go if you call from Skype to a phone).

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How Tweet It Is: Twitter is Becoming a Better Way to Offer Customer Service

SocialFish

Everyone knows the frustration of the long, temper-challenging wait over the phone just to talk to a customer service representative or that email response that never seems to come. And rather than waiting on the line, companies can check Twitter and respond to customers accordingly, shortening response time and eliminating middle steps that customers are often bombarded with on phone calls just to get to a live person. Mountain Dew would return a phone call to the winners.

Social media and the Surveillance Culture

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

Our conversation focused on Facebook, Second Life, and Skype. As for Skype, the e-bay owned internet phone service: " There is basically no security employed by Skype. Living as I do right in the heart of D.C.,

Mobile Messaging News Roundup

Mobile Commons

The plaintiff received a text message on his cellular phone which read, “ Kale Realty named 2013 Top 100 Places to Work by Tribune — We pay 100% on sales — reply or visit [link] to learn more! And Skype is getting in, too, with Cortana. During its Build conference, Microsoft demoed how Skype users will soon be able to start a chat with Cortana and get things done just by having a conversation. We’re starting a new feature on the Mobile Commons blog!

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5 Tips to Jumpstart Your Blog

Have Fun - Do Good

I also offer one-on-one blog coaching via phone, or Skype. Write about what excites you , not what you think you should write about. Learn from the best. What blogs do you looove to read? Why do you love them? How can you incorporate what makes those blogs wonderful into your blog? Schedule blogging time into your week, just like you'd block out time for something else that's important to you. Share your posts on your favorite social networks (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn).

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Staying in Touch with Staff and Colleagues, Virtually

Tech Soup Blog

Have you used instant messaging (IM), Skype, or Wimba video conferencing to collaborate with a others far away? In our office, I'm usually logged on to Skype and AIM (or Pidgin ) most of my days in order to answer quick questions from co-workers whether I'm working from home, traveling, or simply down the hall. Or maybe even nearby?

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5 Essential Tech Tools for Virtual Teams

Idealware

Virtual Phone System. I use my laptop with a headset, Chris uses his cell phone, and Dan uses a landline. Video is the norm for us, and most of the time if I want to talk to a coworker, I use that rather than calling them on the phone. We had sort of a bake-off between four different platforms and ended up with Skype for a while since it seemed to give us the best video and audio quality on low bandwidth.

Where's the remote (worker)?

Connection Cafe

We've been tinkering around with a lot of different settings, options, software systems, and phone arrangements over the past few weeks. I've used Skype for personal video calls, and I've always been pleased with their software as well. Though not always the best way to keep everyone engaged, there's certainly something to just gathering everyone on the phone for meetings. Author: Brandy Reppy.

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Curating Content: How to Leverage Stories from Your Community

Connection Cafe

In our early emails, we supplied them with a list of questions to answer, and also offered to jump on the phone or Skype to talk through things further. Guest post from Georgia Silver, Consumer Marketing Manager, everydayhero. As part of everydayhero’s Marketing team, Georgia has worked closely with a range of both large and small not-for-profits, empowering them to grow their campaigns through innovative technology solutions and targeted Supporter engagement programs.

Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Organized by the nonprofit group Access and sponsored by Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Skype, Mozilla and other major tech companies, the conference brought together business leaders, policy makers and online activists, especially from the Arabic-speaking world. El-Fatah noted that Vodafone offered no resistance to the Egyptian's government's request for a kill switch that shut down cell phone services during that country's Arab Spring. This blog first appeared in the Huffington Post.

Outstanding Offers and New Products of 2014 (Bonus: Crossword Puzzle!)

Tech Soup Blog

If you’re trapped by your desk phone, walk away with the Sennheiser OfficeRunner wireless headset and handset lifter. The 400-foot range, 12-hour charge, Skype compatibility, and secure encryption let you move around the office. Skype Credits Help You Save on Calls. Skype's pilot offer was so popular that this Microsoft product became a permanent addition in November. Tech Donations: How Much Do You Know?

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Closing the Digital Divide Among the Elderly

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

That's my Dad who is 86 and who calls me on Skype. In fact, a few weeks ago, I forgot to turn off my skype connection during a workshop and my laptop was being projected on a screen. I swear I didn't secretly twitter on my cell phone to my dad to call in!

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Update from CDI Mobile Telecentre and How You Can Help

Tech Soup Blog

Skype has made an in-kind donation, allowing CDI to let people make free Skype-to-phone calls. Earlier this week , we told you about TechSoup partner CDI Chile 's plan to restore connectivity to Chilean NGOs. The CDI Mobile Telecentre is now on the road, connecting individuals to loved ones and connecting NGOs to resources helping them get back on their feet.

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Telecommuting Toolkit: What You Need to Work Remotely

Tech Soup Blog

It can also incorporate your entire office's phone system. Eligible organizations in the United States and United Kingdom can request donations of $20 credit vouchers for Microsoft's Skype. For those unfamiliar with Skype, it provides voice calling, video calling, instant messaging, and more, allowing users to communicate with other Skype users and with mobile phones and landlines. Is your staff spread across multiple locations?

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For Work or Play? Using Tablets for Productivity

Idealware

Even VoIP apps, like Skype, can be useful by letting you make calls from your tablet. Lifehacker even suggests services like Site to Phone and MyPhoneDesktop to send links and text between your desktop, smartphone, and tablet. In the years since Apple unveiled in first iPad, there’s been a surge in tablets of a sizes and costs.

The 6 Hottest Training Technologies That You Can’t Overlook

Gyrus

This widespread adoption of mobile phones as well as other mobile devices such as tablets, e-reader, etc. Tools such as Google Hangout and Skype are increasingly being used as cost effective video conferencing training tools. Editor's Note: This blog was originally published in eLearning Industry in May 2016, and has been reproduced here with permission. Technology has impacted almost every aspect of our lives and training & development is no exception.