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

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