Increasing Productivity With Google Apps & Gmail Tools


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Google Apps is popular communication and collaboration platform for nonprofits. Gmail is the most-used part of Google Apps. This webinar introduces a number of third-party tools and techniques that make Gmail and Google Apps even better.

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Increasing Productivity With Google Apps & Gmail Tools

  1. 1. Increasing Productivity With Google Apps & Gmail Tools Cooper Marcus April 24, 2012 Use Twitter Hashtag #npwebA Service Of: Sponsored by:
  2. 2. How This Webinar Works •  A link to the slides/materials will be sent in an email after the webinar •  If you’d like to ask a question during the webinar, you can type it in the question box of your control panel on the right side of your screen •  Chat with us on twitter using the hashtag - #npwebA Service Of: Sponsored by:
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  4. 4. Increasing Productivity With Google Apps & Gmail Tools Cooper Marcus April 24, 2012A Service Of: Sponsored by:
  5. 5. Protecting and Preserving the Institutional Memories of Nonprofits Since 1993 (866) 598-0430 A Service Of: Sponsored by:
  6. 6. Affordable collaborative data management in the cloud.A Service Of: Sponsored by:
  7. 7. Today’s Speaker Cooper Marcus CEO, WisheryAssisting with chat questions: Hosting:April Hunt, Nonprofit Webinars Cheri J Weissman, CJW Consulting & Services, Inc. A Service Of: Sponsored by:
  8. 8. Increasing Productivity with Google Apps & Gmail ToolsTools and Techniques for Nonprofits Presented by: Cooper Marcus, CEO, Wishery @CooperMarcus @Wishery
  9. 9. Get More Done, Faster - in Gmail• Gmail productivity = Nonprofit success• Gmail Labs• Browser Extensions• Google Apps• Stick around for special offers!
  10. 10. Gmail Labs• “Labs is a testing ground for experimental features that arent quite ready for primetime. They may change, break or disappear at any time.”• Built-in to Gmail - neither addon nor extension• Enabled by individual users• Explore and experiment!
  11. 11. Gmail Labs - Pros and Cons• Pro: • Anyone can install and use (Apps admin must enable for domain) • Specific to Gmail account - works across browsers and computers • Rarely conflict with other addons• Con: • Only Google makes ‘em! • Mostly “small” improvements
  12. 12. Gmail Labs - Enable in Google Apps Dashboard
  13. 13. Gmail Labs - Access in Gmail
  14. 14. Gmail Labs - Favorites
  15. 15. Browser Extensions for Gmail• Available from: • Chrome Web Store • Firefox Add-ons Manager • Safari Extensions Gallery • Publisher’s websites
  16. 16. Chrome Web Store
  17. 17. Firefox Add-ons Manager
  18. 18. Safari Extension Gallery
  19. 19. Browser Extensions for Gmail - Pros and Cons• Pro: • Specific to single browser on single Mac/PC • Anyone can install and use• Con: • Not centrally installed/configured/managed • Unavailable for Internet Explorer • Conflicts possible
  20. 20. Google Apps• Available from the Google Apps Marketplace • Many are just Single Sign On (SSO) • Some do more: • Gmail Gadgets • Calendar, Docs, Contacts integration
  21. 21. Google Apps - Pros and Cons• Pro: • Centrally installed and administered • Available to all (or some) users, all at once, on every browser • Never conflicts with other addons• Con: • Different technical capabilities compared to Browser Extensions • Must by installed by Google Apps Administrator
  22. 22. Rapportive• “Get rich contact profiles, right inside Gmail”• Browser extension• Free
  23. 23. Rapportive
  24. 24. Boomerang• “Schedule an email to be sent later. Easy email reminders.”• Browser extension• Freemium - $5 or $15/month
  25. 25. Boomerang• Send Later• Snooze Button• Follow-up Reminders
  26. 26. AwayFind• “Get AWAY from your inbox — let urgent emails cut through the clutter and FIND you...instantly.”• Browser Extension or Google Apps (functionality may vary)• Freemium - $10/user/month or less
  27. 27. AwayFind
  28. 28.• “A better way to find attachments in your email”• Browser extension or Google Apps (functionality varies)• Free
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  31. 31. Wishery• “Get More Done, Stay in Gmail”• View and edit MailChimp email list membership inside Gmail• Automatically search Google Docs for email addresses• Browser extension (coming soon) or Google Apps• Freemium - up to $99/year/organization
  32. 32. Wishery
  33. 33. Wishery - Volunteer ManagementMailChimp Gmail + Wishery
  34. 34. Wishery - Donor Management
  35. 35. Wishery - Donor Management
  36. 36. Wishery - Nonprofit Links• Simple & (Nearly) Free Donor and Volunteer Management for Nonprofits (Wishery blog)• Wishery Integrates MailChimp with Google Apps (MailChimp blog)
  37. 37. Tout• “Tout streamlines your email workflow with Groups, Analytics, and Templating”• Browser extension• Freemium - up to $49/month
  38. 38. Tout• Templates• Tracking• Delayed sending
  39. 39. Special Offers for Nonprofits• - it’s free!• - Nonprofit pricing for 5+ seats - email• - Pro free for 3 months - email• - it’s free!• - 50% off Wishery Pro - email•
  40. 40. Upcoming Tech Tuesday Webinars Dates Topic5/1 Supporting A Development Office: Have You Got What It Takes?5/8 How to Blog your way to Increased Constituent Engagement and Fundraising Register at NonprofitWebinars.comA Service Of: Sponsored by:
  41. 41. Thank you! Please complete the post event survey that will show up as you leave the webinar. You will be receiving an email with links to the materials shortly after the webinar.A Service Of: Sponsored by: