4 Reasons Your Nonprofit Should Use SharePoint

TechImpact

Put very simply, SharePoint is software used to build websites. Once you and your team learns a little bit about SharePoint, it can help you incorporate your social networks, professional networks, search engines, and website without touching any code. Image courtesy of Unity ECM.

Why SharePoint Scares Me

Idealware

For the past four years or so, at two different organizations, I've been evaluating Microsoft's Sharepoint 2007 as a Portal/Intranet/Business Process Management solution. Sharepoint 2007 (aka MOSS) is not free, but I can pick it up via Techsoup for a song. All pretty compelling, and I'm not alone -- from the nonprofit CIO and IT Director lists I'm on, I see that lots of other mid to large-sized organizations are either considering Sharepoint, or already well-ensconced.

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Improving Internal Communications with Sharepoint

NTEN

Find out how a simple Sharepoint site cuts down on headaches and improves communications. At the largest science center in the Western Hemisphere, data sharing used to involve a lot of emails to different departments.

The Ultimate Nonprofit SharePoint App: The Case Management Database of Children's Network of Solano County

Tech Soup Blog

Here’s what I asked Darren: Why you decided to build a case management database in SharePoint? Our new SharePoint web-based version how many organizations we can serve. We decided to upgrade the Childnet Results Manager from a local area network based system using Microsoft Access to a web-based system using Microsoft SharePoint 2010, backed with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 on Windows Server 2008.

Microsoft Citizenship Donating Office 365 To Nonprofits

TechImpact

Office 365, SharePoint, and Disruption. Industry News case study cloud computing donate donation foundation free Lync microsoft nonprofit Office 365 SharePoint software virtualization "); September 10, 2013, Microsoft announced Office 365 donations for eligible nonprofits, large or small.

“True cost” of SharePoint

Beaconfire Wire

Useful article in CIO about what to factor in when calculating the true cost of implementing Microsoft SharePoint. Some of it is obvious, but there are a few things that are easy to miss.

Office 365, SharePoint, and Disruption

Tech Soup Blog

First, if you have not been exposed to Microsoft’s Office 365 product or to their SharePoint solution, let me take just a moment to provide some background. What Are Office 365 and SharePoint? Some of the plans that you can choose also include SharePoint. SharePoint is a powerful alternative to traditional shared folders. There is a hosted or cloud version of SharePoint and a locally-installed server version of SharePoint.

SharePoint Server 2010 Learning Resources

Tech Soup Blog

Microsoft just released SharePoint 2010, the latest version of its enterprise-level content-management, search, and collaboration platform. TechSoup has donations of SharePoint 2010 Standard Edition , SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise Edition and SharePoint Workspace 2010 to eligible nonprofits and libraries. Expert SharePoint Consulting from mindSHIFT. Sandboxing SharePoint 2010.

Top 5 Content Management Systems Drive 62% of Nonprofit Websites [INFOGRAPHIC]

Connection Cafe

SquareSpace, FinalSite, and ExpressionEngine each managed 2% of sites studied while the following each managed between 2% and 1%: SiteInfinity, MS Sharepoint, Concrete5, Craft, BusinessCatalyst, Kentico, SiteCore, and Wix.

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4 Steps To Assessing Your Data Protection Plan

TechImpact

Nonprofits are looking to cloud services, such as Microsoft SharePoint, Google Drive, and DropBox to backup their backups, but some organizations don’t stop there. Image courtesy of GRT Corp.

Free Webinar: An Introduction to SharePoint 2007 - July 22

Tech Soup Blog

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server is a comprehensive set of tools that — when supported and deployed well — can help nonprofits and libraries simplify collaborative efforts, organize documents and institutional knowledge, and manage electronic content. Microsoft makes SharePoint available for donation to eligible organizations through TechSoup.

SharePoint Post on Idealware.org Blog from Gavin Clabaugh

Tech Soup Blog

On July 22, Laura Quinn from Idealware posted a message to their blog titled " A Microsoft SharePoint Overview " which was re-posted from the NTEN Discuss discussion list and Gavin Clabaugh. read more.

Microsoft Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, and the Cloud

Tech Soup Blog

Microsoft's new version of Office 2010 is interesting in several ways, especially in its approach to green IT and cloud computing. It introduces a hybrid approach in which MS Office users can use "on premises" based software that is loaded on your PC for tasks that require full-featured tools, and you can also create, store, edit, share, and co-author office documents online at no cost so that they are accessible to you anywhere with an Internet connection.

Getting Your Paws On Office 365

Tech Soup Blog

He did share that the one exception was getting staff to use SharePoint (which for those who are not familiar is document storage and collaboration software). How about a warmer, fluffier article about Office 365 Nonprofit? Literally.

Tech Training Tips from the Experts: Free Live Event

Tech Soup Blog

He works with large and small nonprofits to adopt technology, including Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint Online, and OneDrive for Business. Are you interested in learning how to create and deliver effective tech training?

Why Your Meetings Suck (and How to Fix It)

Tech Soup Blog

We also use SharePoint for shared document storage and collaborative editing, rather than emailing documents around for review. SharePoint for document storage and collaboration. We've all been in meetings that suck.

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Microsoft Office 2016 Is Now Available!

Tech Soup Blog

Cloud storage: Office applications integrate with OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, and SharePoint, so you can access your files across devices. The newest version of Office is now available as a donation through TechSoup!

3 New Word 2016 Features to Try Today

Tech Soup Blog

Whenever you save a Word document to OneDrive or SharePoint, it can be shared with your co-workers. Here's how to set things up: Create a new Word document and save it to OneDrive or SharePoint.

Hidden Gems for Nonprofits in the TechSoup Catalog

Tech Soup Blog

It is useful for any charities and libraries that are moving to Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint, or OneDrive for Business for document management. It provides Office 365 and SharePoint migration and management solutions. (Please visit the site to view this video).

Nonprofit Tech Resources: TechSoup Is Your One-Stop Shop

Tech Soup Blog

Tips for Nonprofits Setting Up SharePoint Online. TechSoup is justifiably famous for our product donations, but we also have great digital and in-person training resources for your charity, foundation, or library.

Office 2016 for Mac Now Available

Tech Soup Blog

Cloud storage: Office applications integrate with OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, and SharePoint, so you can access your files across devices. The newest version of Office for Mac is now available as a donation through TechSoup!

Resource Roundup 8/20 | Idealware

Idealware

How TechSoup Uses Box Donations

Tech Soup Blog

Although we use SharePoint for secure internal document sharing, we like to use Box for its easy bulk downloads and photo thumbnail views. Like any nonprofit, we like to take advantage of the product donations that are on offer for charities, churches, foundations, and libraries.

Getting Your Paws Around Office 365

Tech Soup Blog

He did share that the one exception was getting staff to use SharePoint (which for those who are not familiar is document storage and collaboration software). How about a warmer, fluffier article about Office 365? Literally.

4 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Move to the Cloud

Tech Soup Blog

It also has hosted email via Exchange Online and online document sharing with SharePoint Online. Over 90 percent of businesses report using cloud solutions now, and many software companies are in the process of moving to it or already have.

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Fun with MOSS – Data Views and Custom Filters « Digital Diner

Gavin's Digital Diner

It was probably my ignorance, or it could have been SharePoint’s obscurity and overall lack of good documentation, but it seemed a herculean task to simply filter information by a dynamic variable like “current user.&# They are one of the more powerful SharePoint tools.

Moving to the Cloud? Keep These 8 Security Tips in Mind

Tech Soup Blog

For example, you can use SharePoint to host and share files instead of going with a third-party cloud storage provider like Box. Cloud-based applications and services are super convenient.

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The Real Meaning of Digital

SocialFish

They complain that they are being forced to use email or Sharepoint or whatever tool the older generations are infatuated with, even if it doesn’t get the job done or is structured in a way that interferes with the goals.

From the Collective Desk of NTEN Discuss

NTEN

We also considered Sharepoint, which we use here, but ruled it out for a number of reasons, mostly because we don't want to store our documents in a database. Peter also shared an Idealware article on DMS systems and a post on why SharePoint scares him. .

Association/Nonprofit Social Media Jobs

SocialFish

Specific duties include managing: ASHA’s collaboration sites (SharePoint), SIG online communities (Higher Logic platform), live events (CoverItLive), and web-based meetings (GoToMeeting). Here are two of the latest association social media job postings I’ve heard of recently. Know of any others? Please post links in the comments!

Tech Impact Helps Nonprofits Open a Door to the Cloud

Tech Soup Blog

His budget projection showed that moving NCFR's Exchange and SharePoint servers to Office 365 would save several thousand dollars compared to the costs of software licenses and consulting help to implement platform upgrades.

TechSoup Tools for Desktop Publishing and Presentations

Tech Soup Blog

Multiple users at different locations can co-author or edit the same file at the same time via Office Web Apps, SharePoint, or OneDrive. We know nonprofits need good tools for illustrating their accomplishments and communicating with their donors and constituents.

August Communications Roundtable

NTEN

blogging Communications NPTech policies sharepoint socialmedia web2.0You know that we're always trying something new here at NTEN, especially if it means that it will bring our members closer together. We recently launched a couple of roundtable discussions - phone calls with an online chat component - for IT Staff and communications/marketing folks.

Six Things to Know in Nonprofit Technology News

Tech Soup Blog

Microsoft's MSDN blog has released a whole new batch of free technical ebooks that cover everything from Windows 8, to Office 2013, to SQL Server, Office 365, Office 2013, SharePoint 2013, Dynamics CRM, PowerShell, Exchange Server, Lync 2013, System Center, Azure, Cloud, etc.

Dumb Blobs

Gavin's Digital Diner

With only a little fancy footwork, I was even able to detach any attachments, saving them with a unique “key&# to a SharePoint document library, along with a PDF copy of the original message (also tagged with the same unique key).

How Office 365 Helps Caring Partners Support At-Risk Youth

Tech Soup Blog

Besides email, Caring Partners' staff members have already benefited from Office in the cloud, particularly SharePoint. Staff members also use the Newsfeed SharePoint app , which is sort of a mini internal social network for an organization, to coordinate care for individual youth.

Is Google+ The Future Of Networking, Social And Otherwise?

Idealware

Google+, Facebook, and the like will mirror the functionality of business portals like Sharepoint (we already see them adopting the social networking features ).

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Webinar Recap: Creating Better Presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint

Tech Soup Blog

Office 365, SharePoint, and Disruption. On May 24, I had the pleasure of facilitating our first webinar in our Microsoft Tips and Tricks Series, Creating Better Presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint. You can now view the recording of this webinar. During this webinar, TechSoup’s Elliot Harmon and Microsoft’s Doug Thomas provided us with a multitude of advice and resources. I wanted to take a moment to provide you with some of these resources. TechSoup Resources.

The Five Best Tools For Quick And Effective Project Management

NTEN

Worthy alternatives (and superior, because they're multi-user): Sharepoint or Open Atrium. Sharepoint can replace a number of the tools listed here. Peter Campbell, IT Director, Earthjustice As an IT Director, co-workers, peers, and consultants frequently ask me, "Do you use Microsoft Project ?" The answer to that question is a resounding denial. Then I elaborate with my true opinion of Project: it's a great tool if you're building a bridge or a luxury hotel.

Use Your Donation on the Go with TechSoup Donor Partner Mobile Apps

Tech Soup Blog

SharePoint Workspace Mobile supports editing Office documents and saving them back to your organization's SharePoint site. Want mobile access to the software your organization relies on to get its work done?

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