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Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
Free Tools for Families & School Communities
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Free Tools for Families & School Communities

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What free tech tools can help simply your busy family life while still helping you stay involved doing good in your community? We'll show ya!

What free tech tools can help simply your busy family life while still helping you stay involved doing good in your community? We'll show ya!

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  1. Free Tech Tools for Families & School Communities Facilitator: Karen Bantuveris, Founder & CEO @VolunteerSpot @VSpotMom #FreeTech4PTA @VolunteerSpot
  2. Share your Faves! Grab a partner Show ‘em your favorite Apps! Why are they your faves? #FreeTech4Families @VolunteerSpot
  3. Tech Today Smartphone Ownership in U.S. • 56% of Adults (Pew) • 65% of Moms (Nielsen Report) Tablets • New sales more rapid than smartphones (Meeker Report) • 34% of US Adults own a tablet (Pew) Social media usage among online adults • • • • • • #FreeTech4Families 67% Facebook (75% of MOMS!) 20% LinkedIn 16% Twitter 15% Pinterest 13% Instagram 6% Tumblr @VolunteerSpot
  4. You are busy Superheros! So much to do…  Manage Time  Boost Participation  Build Accountability  Grow Community  Spark Action! #FreeTech4Families @VolunteerSpot
  5. What frustrates you in your Role? What keeps you from being the Superhero you want to be? What takes too much time, frustrates you, or gets in the way of your important work? #FreeTech4Families @VolunteerSpot
  6. FREE Tech Tools for: • Advancing Your Mission • Organizing Docs & Planning Meetings • Building Community • Family FUN! #FreeTech4PTA @VolunteerSpot
  7. Tools for: Advancing your Mission #FreeTech4PTA @VolunteerSpot
  8. A Week in the Life of a Volunteer Superhero #ILPTA2013 @VolunteerSpot
  9. A Week in the Life of a Superhero #ILPTA2013 @VolunteerSpot
  10. A Week in the Life of a Superhero #ILPTA2013 @VolunteerSpot
  11. A Week in the Life of a Superhero #ILPTA2013 @VolunteerSpot
  12. A Week in the Life of a Superhero #@!%! #ILPTA2013 @VolunteerSpot
  13. Simple Steps…BIG BOOST in Involvement Doing GOOD just got easier! • For Anyone…Anytime # • Board permission not required • Partnerships for State & Regional Organizations #ILPTA2013 @VolunteerSpot
  14. Receive a personal invitation #ILPTA2013 @VolunteerSpot
  15. Fast & Easy Sign Ups! On-the-Go, In Person or On Computer NO PASSWORDS FOR PARENTS & VOLUNTEERS! “So simple to sign up! I’m not good at computers and this was soo easy!” ~ Mari M., Ft. Worth, TX #ILPTA2013 @VolunteerSpot
  16. Receive Confirmation & Reminder emails #ILPTA2013 @VolunteerSpot
  17. NEW! Group Pages All your Signups on ONE page with ONE link! #FreeTech4Families @VolunteerSpot
  18. Why Leaders & Volunteers LOVE Us SAVE TIME BOOST Volunteer Turnout • Simple signups – no registration required • Automated confirmation and reminder emails help people keep their commitments • iPad Clipboard app for easy on-site signups REDUCE Leader Burnout • Eliminate clipboard sign up sheets, phone trees and spreadsheet juggling BUILD Loyalty & Donors #ILPTA2013 @VolunteerSpot
  19. What Parent Leaders Say… “Your program has changed our PTA! Gone are the same 10 people helping. More parents are pitching in, our leaders are happy, our kids are better supported!” ~ Cindy R, PTA Leader 99% of Organizers 95% of Volunteers would refer VolunteerSpot to a friend or colleague. “Thank you for making me look like a hero! This was our easiest season ever – more help in less time! ~ Jodi, CSA Leader #FreeTech4Families @VolunteerSpot
  20. FREE Upgrades for TX PTA Members! www.VolunteerSpot.com/TXPTA #FreeTech4Families @VolunteerSpot
  21. GET STARTED NOW @ VolunteerSpot.com For everything you organize! Classroom Volunteers Walkathons & Races #FreeTech4Families Scouts Sunday School Carnivals & Festivals Book Fair Concessions Potlucks & Parties @VolunteerSpot 21
  22. The world’s petition platform empowering people everywhere to create the change they want to see #FreeTech4Families @VolunteerSpot
  23. #FreeTech4Families @VolunteerSpot
  24. #FreeTech4Families @VolunteerSpot
  25. Change your Neighborhood or World! 1. Start Your Petition Online 2. Promote Your Petition 3. Talk to Your Decision Maker #FreeTech4Families @VolunteerSpot
  26. Tools for: Planning Meetings & Organizing Documents #FreeTech4PTA @VolunteerSpot
  27. Google Drive: Storage & Collaboration #FreeTech4Families @ChangeOrgs @VolunteerSpot
  28. Google Drive: Document Collaboration #FreeTech4Families @VolunteerSpot
  29. Google Drive: Document Collaboration #FreeTech4Families @VolunteerSpot
  30. Google Drive: Sharing #FreeTech4Families @VolunteerSpot
  31. Dropbox: Document Storage & Sharing #FreeTech4Families @VolunteerSpot
  32. Dropbox: Document Storage & Sharing #FreeTech4Families @VolunteerSpot
  33. Dropbox: Document Storage & Sharing #FreeTech4Families @VolunteerSpot
  34. Meet Anytime….Anywhere! #FreeTech4Families @VolunteerSpot
  35. Skype  Keep Chat open for ongoing group communication (IM)  Smartphone too #FreeTech4Families @VolunteerSpot
  36. Join.me: Online Meetings w/ Screen Sharing #FreeTech4Families @VolunteerSpot
  37. Join.me: Online Meetings w/ Screen Sharing Enter Code on any device: 123-456-789 #FreeTech4Families @VolunteerSpot
  38. Free Conference Call.com #FreeTech4Families @VolunteerSpot
  39. Livestream: Online Stream Meetings #FreeTech4Families @VolunteerSpot
  40. LiveStream: For PTA Presidents & Presidents! #FreeTech4Families @VolunteerSpot
  41. Tools for: Building Community #FreeTech4PTA @VolunteerSpot
  42. Journey of a Volunteer Thanks to Chris Jarvis, @RealizedWorth #FreeTech4Families @VolunteerSpot
  43. Journey of a Volunteer Thanks to Chris Jarvis, @RealizedWorth PARTICIPATION & RECOGNITION Social Media Accelerates the Journey #FreeTech4Families @VolunteerSpot
  44. Build Engagement Listen Inspire It’s like having a conversation! Share Connect #FreeTech4Families Engage supporters actively… not a one way communication! @VolunteerSpot
  45. Engagement Drives Action & Ownership Listen Trust Inspire Share Action Connect #FreeTech4Families @VolunteerSpot
  46. Facebook & Twitter #FreeTech4Good @VolunteerSpot
  47. PTAs: What to Post?  Thanks to volunteers + photos of their work  Appreciation to teachers  Interesting local news, parenting & education content  Legislative updates  School news, meetings, deadlines, form links, sports scores, polls  Fundraising & Membership Links & Status updates (Carnival tickets, donation buttons, join now, % completed, $ raised)  Call for Volunteers (with a signup link)  Results of fundraisers & elections (e.g. # books sold at book fair, # miles walked at walkathon, $ raised)  Thanks to local businesses that sponsor events #FreeTech4Good @VolunteerSpot
  48. Pinterest #FreeTech4Families @VolunteerSpot
  49. Pinterest Board Brainstorm What would you find Interesting, Helpful, Engaging, SHARE WORTHY?? • K-6 • Parents • 7-12 • Parents • Students #FreeTech4Families @VolunteerSpot
  50. PTAs: Board Ideas K-6 • • • • • • • • • Educational Websites Healthy Lunch & Snack Ideas Class Party Ideas School Fundraising Ideas School Carnival Games After School Activities Spirit Wear Ideas Homework Help Local places for family fun We’re pinning PTA fun! Pinterest.com/VolunteerSpot Please follow & share! #FreeTech4Families @VolunteerSpot
  51. PTAs: Board Ideas 7-12 • • • • • • • • • • • Scholarships & Grants Teen Books Rec. Sports Clubs Prom Fashions Educational Apps Volunteer Opportunities Science Fair Ideas School Clubs New Drivers Info. Drug & Alcohol Prevention Spiritwear #FreeTech4Families We’re pinning PTA fun! Pinterest.com/VolunteerSpot Please follow & share! @VolunteerSpot
  52. Follow Us: Pinterest.com/VolunteerSpot #FreeTech4Families @VolunteerSpot
  53. Tools for: Fundraising #FreeTech4PTA @VolunteerSpot
  54. Tools for Fundraising  Many + New Entrants  Social Share a MUST  Think Teachers Too!  DonorsChoose.Org  ClassWish.Org  Calculate Payout #FreeTech4Families @VolunteerSpot
  55. Tools for: Organizing Yourself #FreeTech4PTA @VolunteerSpot
  56. Cozi Family Organizer  #1 Shared Family Calendar  Add school calendars to Cozi  Share shopping & To-do-lists  Track appointments, birthdays, practices & more  Set reminders  Cozi.com + Apps for smartphones & tablets #FreeTech4Families @VolunteerSpot
  57. Cozi Family Organizer * Grants & Giveaways for PTAs at Back-to-School Time #FreeTech4Families @VolunteerSpot
  58. Penultimate  Written notes BETTER!  Sync to Evernote  Search your handwriting  Email notes IMMEDIATELY to team & self (or save to Dropbox & send link) #FreeTech4Families @VolunteerSpot
  59. Evernote Store (and search) your ideas, notes, photos, receipts, lists and more…. in the cloud! #FreeTech4Families @VolunteerSpot
  60. Tools for: Family Fun 4 Pics, 1 Word Field Trip Yoshino The Game of Life Minecraft #FreeTech4PTA Famigo @VolunteerSpot
  61. Family Fun 4 Pics, 1 Word 4 pictures that have 1 word in common – what is it? Field Trip Field Trip is your guide to the cool, hidden, and unique things in the world around you. Field Trip runs in the background on your phone. When you get close to something interesting, it pops up a card with details about the location The Game of LIFE Anything can happen in THE GAME OF LIFE! Play with up to 3 friends as you navigate animated tokens through winding roads and lush landscapes with easy touch controls. Live on the edge or play it safe. Minecraft Minecraft is about placing blocks to build things and going on adventures. Pocket Edition includes Survival and Creative mode. Yoshino Yushino is Scrabble with Numbers! Sudoku lovers, lonely no more: Yushino is played with company . Lose the dictionary. Yushino is easy as 1,2,3 Famigo Famigo provides a kid phone lock that turns smartphones and tablets into safe, educational, mobile playgrounds. #FreeTech4Families @VolunteerSpot
  62. More Helpfuls we Love… Don’t Forget your List: Store-by-store shopping lists with reminders! Group Text: Setup lists for your PTA Officers, Exec. Committee, Room Parents, Carpool, Team and more! #FreeTech4Families Ca CamScanner: Sign docs On-the-go The BEST Crowd-sourced coupons. When shopping online OR in stores – GO to RetailMeNot first! @VolunteerSpot
  63. Paid Tools We Appreciate! Constant Contact – Easy eNewslettersl Mail Chimp – Easy eNewsletters Send to a list of 2,ooo up to 12,000 emails per month for FREE, fee after that DirectorySpot – School Directory Apps No more paper directories! #FreeTech4Families @VolunteerSpot
  64. Put ‘em to work! Who has a current challenge these tools address? #FreeTech4Families @VolunteerSpot
  65. ASK US & Connect with Us!! Take a tour at: VolunteerSpot.com Facebook.com/VolunteerSpot Pinterest.com/VolunteerSpot Karen Bantuveris Founder & CEO VolunteerSpot.com @VSpotMom @VolunteerSpot #FreeTech4Families @VolunteerSpot

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