No dependencies on other outside hosting company or in-house e-mail server
Google Apps: Calendar
Invitations from Gmail interface
Public areas shared on web site
Data API to other calendar programs
Google Apps: Google Docs
Supports multiple formats
Caveat: Does not yet provide a full feature set from any office software. But 80% of the people use only 20 % of the features anyway.
Need a web site quickly and free?
Provides RSS feed
Easy text interface
Easy picture upload
Easy integration of other content like RSS feeds or YouTube videos, etc.
Many layout templates
Through Dec 31, 2008 501c (3) organizations collect online donations through Google check-out for free.
After that there will be a charge of 2% of the amount+ $0.20 per transaction
Online Data Management
Member, donor or client information
Professional e-mail communications with
Constant Contact: Newsletters
HTML format tested
Constant Contact: Personalized Letters
Constant Contact: Surveys
Constant Contact: Reporting
Constant Contact: Tracking
Constant Contact: Support & Pricing
Summary: Advantages of SaaS
No need to own software
No upgrading necessary
Data stored on server
Easy to use
News & articles
TechSoup Stock - discounted & donated products
TechSoup Stock Register & Qualify : An individual needs to register first, and then registers the organization and then becomes the agent for the organization. At this point make sure you keep written records on who is the registered agent at TechSoup for your organization and keep that information with the rest of the username/password pairs of the organization…. BTW: Where do you keep ALL the username/passwords??
Study Requirements for Purchase per Vendor
ie: Microsoft: six titles, 50 licenses in two years
ie: Adobe: four separate products or a single suite product, but only certain kind of organizations.