posted on: 07/18/2012 - 2:50pm by mdougherty
Along with the core IT support and website management services we provide for our member orgs, we’re often asked to advise on tools and strategies. Following are five of the tech-related tools we’re loving right now:
On any given day, you can find someone in our office using Google Hangout to meet with a vendor, consultant, or off-site staff member. Up to 10 people from different locations can join a hangout, and the integration of Google Docs and screen sharing makes virtual collaboration a breeze. Oh, and it’s free.
MailChimp has become our enewsletter tool of choice because of its ease of use and low cost options (typically $50 - $150/month for our members, depending on list size). Importing lists, formatting, sending, tracking – it’s all simple and fun. The resource guides are helpful for more advanced uses.
Because of the rave reviews from other BPOC staff, I recently signed up for Trello, an online collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards (somewhat like Pinterest, but with more text and fewer cake pops). You can add tasks, prioritize them, and easily move them between categories like “Do,” “Doing” and “Done.”
For the past eight months or so, we...Read The Rest