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. Here are a few reasons why your nonprofit should consider making a switch to SharePoint according to John Stover from StoverEffect.com. SharePoint is free if you are running on Windows Server 2008.

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.

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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. NTEN: Mark, tell us about your organization. Julia Smith. Education Manager. read more

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.

“True cost” of SharePoint

Allegiance Group

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.

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.

The Potential of SharePoint for Nonprofits and Public Libraries - Free Webinar March 9

Tech Soup Blog

If these scenarios sound familiar, come see if Microsoft Office SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint Online could be a fit for your organization. Connect, Collaborate, and Engage: The Potential of SharePoint for Nonprofits and Public Libraries Wednesday, March 9, 11 a.m. Nonprofits and libraries are consistently challenged to collaborate with their staffs, boards, and other supporters in efficient and effective ways.

Open Source vs. Proprietary: CMS

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Proprietary stand-alone CMS (such as Sharepoint.). Microsoft Sharepoint might be the most common I’ve heard of. The advantage of using Sharepoint for Microsoft-centric shops is that there is full integration with lots of internal network resources. CMS Nonprofit Tech Open Source Web Tools blackbaud convio commonground drupal plone sharepoint wordpressContent Management Systems are an essential part of the communications function of nonprofit organizations.

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.

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. . Gavin Clabaugh, Digital Diner , added quite a few thoughts on the side of SharePoint : And, to reiterate your point, Document Management is about documents; secondly it’s about humans. That brought me to SharePoint.

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.

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. Because nonprofits deal with donor, volunteer, partner, sponsor information, and market and social data, a sustainable backup solution is essential to maintaining these resources over time.

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New to TechSoup: Clearing Up Cloud Confusion with npOffice

Tech Soup Blog

SharePoint Online. Just like a traditional server, SharePoint Online lets users in your. can access its cloud equivalent within a SharePoint environment. If you've ever had any questions about whether the cloud is right for your organization, npCloud is here to help. TechSoup's recent Global Cloud Survey. found that more than half of organizations that responded would like to move to the cloud within the next few years, but lack the knowledge or. support to do it.

Now Available on TechSoup: Small Business Server 2011

Tech Soup Blog

Compared to Small Business Server 2008 (which TechSoup also offers), the 2011 versions include updated versions of the bundled server software: Windows Server 2008 R2 instead of plain old 2008, Exchange Server 2010 instead of 2007, SharePoint Foundation 2010 instead of Windows SharePoint Services, and SQL Server 2008 R2 instead of just 2008 (included with the Premium Add-on).

The Cloud for Nonprofits

VisionLink

This cloud service gives organizations email services, file sharing, contact and calendar sharing, SharePoint, website hosting, and more. VisionLink attended the Annual Colorado Nonprofit Association Conference last week to meet many of Colorado''s wonderful nonprofiteers as well as the companies who support them. As always, we attended a few sessions to learn what was going on in the nonprofit world and to hear about the hottest topics in nonprofit technology.

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. In part two of our deep dive into the new Microsoft Office, we show you step by step how to use three of the best new features in Word 2016. Don't have Microsoft Office 2016? Get it now through the TechSoup Microsoft donation program ! — Editor. Collaborate in Real Time.

TechSoup Limited: An Outlet Mall for Your Nonprofit

Tech Soup Blog

Some products unique to TSL include a HIPPA compliant database ( CTK Apricot ), Microsoft SharePoint consulting ( mindSHIFT ), voice over email messages ( GoldMail ), VoIP handsets ( GIPS ), and more. In case you missed the announcement in mid-May, we have a new, special program for product donations called TechSoup Limited. Think of it as a mix between an outlet mall and an exclusive boutique. Products available.

4 Nonprofits Using Office 365 To Further Their Missions

TechImpact

By virtualizing their web-based operations with products like Office 365 and SharePoint, employees were able to access documents, Outlook, shared calendars and even their desktops from any computer or mobile device. Switching to Office 365 provided the foundation with new cloud-based applications for communication and sharing, such as SharePoint and Lync. As of last Tuesday, Microsoft Citizenship is donating Office 365 to eligible nonprofits in 41 countries!

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. " Samuels is thrilled with the results of moving to Office 365, writing that: "[NCFR] is now on the most up-to-date Exchange and SharePoint platforms available, professionally hosted and perpetually updated, with our data safely stored out in the cloud.

CTT Showcases Remote Work Solution as London Prepares for Olympics

Tech Soup Blog

They are taking advantage of web-based email, file sharing through the cloud using Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint Online , a Voice over IP (VoIP) telephone system, and teleconferencing via GoToMeeting. Charity Technology Trust (CTT), TechSoup's partner in the UK, has been devising a strategy to prepare for the predicted impact of the Olympics on London's transportation system this summer.

Are You Ready to DIY Office 365?

Tech Soup Blog

Most nonprofit organizations can get free access to hosted email (Exchange), files (SharePoint & OneDrive), and instant messaging (Lync) in the cloud from Microsoft. Shared Files (SharePoint Online). Do you have a lot of time to explore SharePoint? Unlike Exchange Online most people do not have extensive experience with SharePoint. SharePoint is a complicated tool with a ton of features and a somewhat confusing interface.

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! Eligible organizations can request the full Office for Mac suite or the individual Outlook or PowerPoint applications. New Features for All Applications in Office for Mac.

Microsoft Office 2010 Coming Soon to TechSoup

Tech Soup Blog

The suite will be available as a TechSoup donation in June, along with updated versions of SharePoint, Visio, and other Microsoft products. You've probably heard the news that Microsoft Office 2010 is launching soon. If you're interested in requesting Office when it's available, you might want to make sure your organization or public library is registered with TechSoup and review Microsoft's donation policies.

Digital Asset Management (DAM) Software for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Storing/organizing digital assets : you most likely do on your laptop(s), SharePoint, Google Drive, DropBox, etc. Digital Asset Management (DAM) Software for Nonprofits.

TSG2011: Field Report from Day Two of the TechSoup Global Contributors' Summit

Tech Soup Blog

To me," he said, "More than any other technology we've worked with, Office 365 and Sharepoint provide the biggest opportunity for transforming nonprofit behavior, helping organizations think in new ways about technology. This post was authored by Erica Lorraine Scheidt, Director of Marketing at TechSoup Global. I'm in Silicon Valley, joined by the partners that make up our international network , more than 60 individuals representing 35 capacity-building NGOs from around the world.

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). While he didn't cite any specific issues, my own experience in using SharePoint is that it takes some time to familiarize yourself with the interface and functionality of the site. How about a warmer, fluffier article about Office 365? Literally.

Upcoming Webinar March 20: Office 365 for Nonprofits - A DIY Overview

Tech Soup Blog

SharePoint. Interested in getting your nonprofit or charity onto Office 365 , Microsoft's online email, calendar, office productivity, and. collaboration platform? Not sure how to do it? Then join Sam Chenkin from Tech Impact. this Thursday, March 20 from 11-12:30 Pacific time (2-3:30 Eastern) for Office 365 for Nonprofits: A DIY Overview. This free 90-minute webinar, for a brief overview of what comes. with Office 365 followed by a roadmap of the broader considerations and.

How Nonprofit Board Members Can Help Their Boards with IT – Get Rid of IT!

BoardAssist

Not only is email part of the Office365 package, but it includes something called SharePoint. SharePoint helped us organize all our shared documents in one place, logically. BoardAssist’s mission is to identify high impact agents of change for nonprofit boards. One of the best ways to “be that change” on your board may mean taking a look at your nonprofit’s IT department and asking if your nonprofit is doing the best they can.

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! Eligible organizations can request the following Office 2016 products for Windows: Office Standard or Office Professional Plus. Access. Outlook. PowerPoint. Publisher. Project or Project Professional. Skype for Business (formerly Lync Desktop).

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). While he didn't cite any specific issues, my own experience in using SharePoint is that it takes some time to familiarize yourself with the interface and functionality of the site. 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? Are you ready to take your staff or volunteer training to the next level? You're in the right place! TechSoup will host a live event featuring three training experts on Thursday, September 15 at 11 a.m. Pacific time (2 p.m. Eastern time).

Microsoft Office vs. Office 365 vs. Office Web Apps: How Do They Differ and How Can They Work Together?

Tech Soup Blog

SkyDrive Pro also runs on the newest SharePoint Online and SharePoint 2013 on-premises. Depending on your plan, Office 365 can include a subscription to Office desktop software in addition to hosted versions of Microsoft's Server products (such as Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync) that can be accessed over the Internet.

Upcoming Webinar May 16: Delivering a Seamless Experience with Microsoft Office 365

Tech Soup Blog

Behind the scenes with the Office servers in the cloud – Exchange, SharePoint, Lync 3. Today being productive requires supporting many different devices, and even platforms. Why manage multiple productive solutions that maybe disjointed when Office 365 will allow your end users to be productive across different devices including multiple form factors and platforms? Learn more about Office 365 and how it can help your nonprofit streamline and work seamlessly across your organization.

How the National Council on Family Relations Used the Office 365 DIY Migration Workshop

Tech Soup Blog

His budget projection showed that moving NFCR'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. " Samuels is thrilled with the results of moving to Office 365, writing that: "[NFCR] is now on the most up-to-date Exchange and SharePoint platforms available, professionally hosted and perpetually updated, with our data safely stored out in the cloud.

Microsoft Office 2010 Is Here!

Tech Soup Blog

Lastly, there's also a 2010 version of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010 (MOSS). The brand spanking new Microsoft Office 2010 slate of products has just hit the shelves and is now available for donation through TechSoup. The latest editions of the popular productivity software features upgrades for collaboration among multiple users and improvements for your organization's workflow.

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. There's the "Airing of the Grievances" meeting with lots of complaining and no solutions.

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. Because Caring Partners' staff members were new to SharePoint, they relied on a consultant to help them learn the ins and outs of these programs.

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). We've had a fair number of new product donations in the TechSoup catalog recently. We thought you might like to see what's new and also some product donations that are great, but not getting enough attention.

The Best Tablet for Business Use

Connection Cafe

It is not an open platform, however, and does not have easy integration into Microsoft Exchange/Sharepoint-based businesses. Twenty years ago, everyone brought pen and paper to meetings. Five years ago, it was the laptop. Now, look around the conference table and you’ll see smartphones and tablets. If you haven’t already purchased but are considering a tablet for business purposes you are probably wondering “which one?”. We’ve done your homework for you.

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. " Samuels is thrilled with the results of moving to Office 365, writing that: "[NCFR] is now on the most up-to-date Exchange and SharePoint platforms available, professionally hosted and perpetually updated, with our data safely stored out in the cloud.

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.