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Free and Low Cost Tools You Can Use October 2008
Andy Wolber [email_address] Tools You Can Use
NPower’s Mission <ul><li>To  inspire  and  empower  nonprofits to use technology to better serve their communities. </li><...
Presentations <ul><li>SlideShare.net/NPowerMichigan </li></ul>
Web Browser <ul><li>www.getfirefox.com </li></ul><ul><li>AdBlock Plus, FireShot  </li></ul>
Wikis <ul><li>http://NPTechguide.pbwiki.com/ </li></ul>
<ul><li>Wouldn’t it be nice? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Share calendars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share contacts </li></ul></u...
Email / File Share / Collaborate <ul><li>Option 1: Exchange & Sharepoint </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Need T1 internet: $300 per ...
<ul><li>Google Apps for Nonprofits –  www.google.com/a/npo   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email with your domain (i.e.  [email_ad...
<ul><li>www.xobni.com   </li></ul>Email Plug-in
<ul><li>http://www.google.com/intl/en/options/   </li></ul>Google
<ul><li>Zoho.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online apps (word proc., spreadsheet, presentation) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web ...
Software <ul><li>OpenOffice.org </li></ul>
File Sharing <ul><li>www.Drop.io </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Post documents, audio clips, videos, pictures </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
Image Capture <ul><li>www.qipit.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.scanr.com   </li></ul>
<ul><li>JungleDisk.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use as a shared network drive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use as automated fil...
<ul><li>More Online File Sharing and Backup </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mesh.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mozypro.com </li></u...
Software <ul><li>Productivity Software at TechSoup.org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Office 2007 Professional - $20 </li...
Software <ul><li>Donor Management Databases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>eTapestry – online database, free for under 500 records ...
Online Database <ul><li>Salesforcefoundation.org/product </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free Enterprise version of CRM (Constituent...
<ul><li>WildApricot.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Website & Online Donations -  e-Newsletter tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E...
Online Database <ul><li>Network For Good’s Donor Suite </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Customized Salesforce database </li></ul></ul...
Software <ul><li>Security  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Antivirus –  under $100 at TechSoup </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Norton...
Software Vs. Adobe Acrobat 9 - $299 retail <ul><li>PDF Maker </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PDF Creator -  http://sourceforge.net/p...
Hardware <ul><li>Palm Centro </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lowest cost smartphone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sync Email </li></ul>...
<ul><li>MeetingWizard.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Send a single meeting request to many people with proposed dates and times...
<ul><li>MyCommittee.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a committee, add agenda, invite members, automated meeting reminders ...
<ul><li>VerticalResponse.com/non-profits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free E-newsletter marketing for nonprofits </li></ul></ul><...
<ul><li>Blogger.com  & Wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free way to extend your online presence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
<ul><li>Bloglines.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A way to read many updated blog entries on one page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
Social Bookmarking <ul><li>Del.icio.us </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared (“Social”) Bookmarking tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>FreeConferenceCall.com & Rondee.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Host a conference call for free </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
<ul><li>Skype.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free person-to-person video calls  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free conference call...
<ul><li>Oovoo.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free video conferencing for up to 3 people at a time </li></ul></ul>Video Conferen...
Online Conferencing <ul><li>DimDim.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online voice, video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share slides, ...
SMS / Texting <ul><li>TextMarks.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.mydropcard.com   </li></ul>
<ul><li>LogMeIn.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free access to your computer at the office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work on fi...
<ul><li>Dreamhost.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free webhosting for nonprofits ( http://www.dreamhost.com/hosting-nonprofit.ht...
<ul><li>SurveyMonkey.com  &  Zoomerang.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free for less that 100 responders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
Online Photo Sharing <ul><li>Flickr.com/good </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pro Account for free at TechSoup.org </li></ul></ul><ul...
Online Video Sharing <ul><li>YouTube.com/nonprofits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Video campaigns educate/raise awareness </li></u...
<ul><li>Office.Microsoft.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free training and demos for Office 2003 & 2007 </li></ul></ul>Online Tr...
<ul><li>HP.com/go/learningcenter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic computer, email, Office suite training </li></ul></ul>Online ...
<ul><li>Nonprofit Technology Webinars </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Choosing a database </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogging </li><...
<ul><li>CommonCraft.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plain English explanations of: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></u...
Computer Maintenance <ul><li>Free tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ccleaner – clears out temp files, browser history, log files...
DNS Server / Filtering www.opendns.com
Efficiency Tips www.lifehacker.com http://news.cnet.com/webware/
www.tinyurl.com www.snipurl.com
http://linkbun.ch/2xqk
<ul><li>Andy Wolber </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
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    1. 1. Free and Low Cost Tools You Can Use October 2008
    2. 2. Andy Wolber [email_address] Tools You Can Use
    3. 3. NPower’s Mission <ul><li>To inspire and empower nonprofits to use technology to better serve their communities. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Presentations <ul><li>SlideShare.net/NPowerMichigan </li></ul>
    5. 5. Web Browser <ul><li>www.getfirefox.com </li></ul><ul><li>AdBlock Plus, FireShot </li></ul>
    6. 6. Wikis <ul><li>http://NPTechguide.pbwiki.com/ </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>Wouldn’t it be nice? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Share calendars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share contacts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access ENTIRE mailbox (inbox & all folders) anywhere </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access all your own contacts, calendar, and tasks anywhere </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal website for announcements, discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share & collaborate on documents online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organization-wide calendar </li></ul></ul>Email / File Share / Collaborate +
    8. 8. Email / File Share / Collaborate <ul><li>Option 1: Exchange & Sharepoint </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Need T1 internet: $300 per month minimum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need your own server: hardware + labor $3000 every 5 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need large backup hard drives: minimum 2 @ $150 each </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need separate antivirus protection: $85 dollars @ TechSoup.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintenance and updates required </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Server goes down = email goes down </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet connection goes down = email goes down </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Option 2: Hosted Exchange & Sharepoint </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic DSL connection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No server needed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Backed up by Hosted Exchange provider </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Antivirus protection included </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintenance and updates included </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$9 to $12 per month, per user </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Makes sense for 25 or fewer staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommended providers: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Intermedia.net </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sherweb.com </li></ul></ul></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>Google Apps for Nonprofits – www.google.com/a/npo </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email with your domain (i.e. [email_address] ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared calendars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizational calendar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal team website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share and collaborate on documents online (word processing, spreadsheet, etc) </li></ul></ul>Email & Online Collaboration
    10. 10. <ul><li>www.xobni.com </li></ul>Email Plug-in
    11. 11. <ul><li>http://www.google.com/intl/en/options/ </li></ul>Google
    12. 12. <ul><li>Zoho.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online apps (word proc., spreadsheet, presentation) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web conferencing, Contact Database </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic versions of all apps are free </li></ul></ul>Online Productivity
    13. 13. Software <ul><li>OpenOffice.org </li></ul>
    14. 14. File Sharing <ul><li>www.Drop.io </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Post documents, audio clips, videos, pictures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share with staff, board members, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>100 MB free storage </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Image Capture <ul><li>www.qipit.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.scanr.com </li></ul>
    16. 16. <ul><li>JungleDisk.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use as a shared network drive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use as automated file backup </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$2 per user per month, plus 15 ¢ per GB </li></ul></ul>File Sharing & Online Backup
    17. 17. <ul><li>More Online File Sharing and Backup </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mesh.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mozypro.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Box.net </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YouSendit.com </li></ul></ul>File Sharing & Online Backup More listed at: http://techmagazine.ws/free-online-file-storage/
    18. 18. Software <ul><li>Productivity Software at TechSoup.org </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Office 2007 Professional - $20 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PeachTree Premium Accounting 2009 - $65 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quickbooks Premier 2008 - $45 </li></ul></ul>Should I get Office 2003 or Office 2007 from TechSoup?
    19. 19. Software <ul><li>Donor Management Databases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>eTapestry – online database, free for under 500 records </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizer’s Database </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://metrix.fcny.org/ </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. Online Database <ul><li>Salesforcefoundation.org/product </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free Enterprise version of CRM (Constituent Management Database) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online, accessible anywhere, automatically backed up/updated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tracks donor, clients, volunteers, board members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Needs to be customized for nonprofit </li></ul></ul>
    21. 21. <ul><li>WildApricot.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Website & Online Donations - e-Newsletter tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Event/Class registration - Integrated blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Constituent database - Members only login </li></ul></ul>Website & Database Pricing based on size of database: $25/month for 250 $50/month for 500
    22. 22. Online Database <ul><li>Network For Good’s Donor Suite </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Customized Salesforce database </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customized and integrated online donations page on your website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrated E-newsletter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$99 a month </li></ul></ul>
    23. 23. Software <ul><li>Security </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Antivirus – under $100 at TechSoup </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Norton Antivirus 2008 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Norton Internet Security </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Corporate Edition version 10.2 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ZoneAlarm.com – free firewall software </li></ul></ul>
    24. 24. Software Vs. Adobe Acrobat 9 - $299 retail <ul><li>PDF Maker </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PDF Creator - http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfcreator/ </li></ul></ul>
    25. 25. Hardware <ul><li>Palm Centro </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lowest cost smartphone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sync Email </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calendar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contacts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Browse the web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Requires a data plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Available on AT&T, Sprint, Verizon </li></ul></ul>Priced on 9-9-08 BestBuy.com with 2 year plan
    26. 26. <ul><li>MeetingWizard.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Send a single meeting request to many people with proposed dates and times </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose the time that works best for most </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automated email reminders </li></ul></ul>Scheduling
    27. 27. <ul><li>MyCommittee.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a committee, add agenda, invite members, automated meeting reminders post minutes, discuss/edit online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free for 1 committee </li></ul></ul>Meetings
    28. 28. <ul><li>VerticalResponse.com/non-profits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free E-newsletter marketing for nonprofits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Send up to 10,000 emails a month </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>15% discount beyond 10,000 </li></ul></ul>E-newsletter
    29. 29. <ul><li>Blogger.com & Wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free way to extend your online presence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote your organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Less formal way to communicate your message </li></ul></ul>Blogs
    30. 30. <ul><li>Bloglines.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A way to read many updated blog entries on one page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also called RSS readers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stay up-to-date in your area of specialty </li></ul></ul>Blog Reader
    31. 31. Social Bookmarking <ul><li>Del.icio.us </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared (“Social”) Bookmarking tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sign up for an account and share bookmarks across your organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://del.icio.us/NPowerMichigan </li></ul></ul>
    32. 32. <ul><li>FreeConferenceCall.com & Rondee.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Host a conference call for free </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Usually not a local number </li></ul></ul>Conference Calls
    33. 33. <ul><li>Skype.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free person-to-person video calls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free conference calls up to 25 people </li></ul></ul>Video Conferencing
    34. 34. <ul><li>Oovoo.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free video conferencing for up to 3 people at a time </li></ul></ul>Video Conferencing
    35. 35. Online Conferencing <ul><li>DimDim.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online voice, video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share slides, show your computer Desktop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free for 20 or less attendees </li></ul></ul>
    36. 36. SMS / Texting <ul><li>TextMarks.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.mydropcard.com </li></ul>
    37. 37. <ul><li>LogMeIn.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free access to your computer at the office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work on files, email, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>www.orb.com </li></ul>Remote Access
    38. 38. <ul><li>Dreamhost.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free webhosting for nonprofits ( http://www.dreamhost.com/hosting-nonprofit.html ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes email accounts, domain registration </li></ul></ul>Webhosting
    39. 39. <ul><li>SurveyMonkey.com & Zoomerang.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free for less that 100 responders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Survey staff, members, board, etc. </li></ul></ul>Online Survey Tools
    40. 40. Online Photo Sharing <ul><li>Flickr.com/good </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pro Account for free at TechSoup.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tell your story with photos: Post pictures of events, community, staff, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Embed on your website </li></ul></ul>
    41. 41. Online Video Sharing <ul><li>YouTube.com/nonprofits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Video campaigns educate/raise awareness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote your org or an event </li></ul></ul>
    42. 42. <ul><li>Office.Microsoft.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free training and demos for Office 2003 & 2007 </li></ul></ul>Online Training
    43. 43. <ul><li>HP.com/go/learningcenter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic computer, email, Office suite training </li></ul></ul>Online Training
    44. 44. <ul><li>Nonprofit Technology Webinars </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Choosing a database </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Redesign </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Donations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Media </li></ul></ul>Online Training NTEN.org Idealware.org
    45. 45. <ul><li>CommonCraft.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plain English explanations of: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Social Media </li></ul></ul></ul>Online Training
    46. 46. Computer Maintenance <ul><li>Free tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ccleaner – clears out temp files, browser history, log files, more </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spybot – scans for spyware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disk Defrag by Auslogics – better defrag tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Go to www.download.com and search by keyword </li></ul></ul>
    47. 47. DNS Server / Filtering www.opendns.com
    48. 48. Efficiency Tips www.lifehacker.com http://news.cnet.com/webware/
    49. 49. www.tinyurl.com www.snipurl.com
    50. 50. http://linkbun.ch/2xqk
    51. 51. <ul><li>Andy Wolber </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
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