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Productivity

How to Work Effectively with Google Apps

You heard about cloud computing, about how effective and efficient it
is, but you’re not sure how to actually implement it into your
day-to-day work? Or perhaps you received a donation of Google for Nonprofits, but are just learning the basics of Google apps?

Your Nonprofit Needs a Wiki: How to Revitalize Your Knowledge Management

Does your nonprofit have turnover in volunteers or staff that sometimes results in lost organizational knowledge? Do you have remote staff or volunteers emailing each other for basic instructions or process guidelines? Does onboarding new staff or volunteers take time because instructions can be hard to remember or documentation becomes easily outdated?

TechSoup Battles: Joyce Reviews Office 365

Many nonprofits are considering working in the cloud due to its low-cost benefits and Microsoft is well aware of this trend. They recently opened their popular cloud solution, Office 365 for Nonprofits, to the list of cloud computing options for the Canadian nonprofit sector.

TechSoup Battles: Tierney Reviews Google Apps

As nonprofits, we don’t have a lot of time, especially for IT - so a great way to get a good, reliable system to meet a range of office administration needs is to use a cloud suite such as Google Apps or Office 365.

TechSoup Battles: Cloud tools for Office Administration

These are everyday challenges faced by many nonprofits in Canada - and since email and documents are something you need to access a daily basis, not having good systems results in a lot of productivity loss over the long term. That’s why this edition of TechSoup Battles will focus on online productivity suites that will address these challenges: in particular, Google Apps for Business and Microsoft’s Office 365 for Nonprofits.

Office 365 Nonprofit is available for charities and nonprofits in Canada!

Would you like to be able to access email and files on the go, work with
staff and volunteers at different locations, and keep your IT costs
down? Good news - Office 365, one of the leading solutions for bringing
your back office to the cloud, have donated and discount plans for nonprofits and charities in
Canada
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Are You Ready for Microsoft Office 365 for Nonprofits?

Is your staff spread across several
locations? Do you have a limited budget for IT support like installations and
upgrades? Are your staff and volunteers requesting to work from personal
devices, such as their smartphones or tablets? Your nonprofit or charity might
be ready to migrate to the cloud. But you might also have some trepidation
about going completely online, especially if you're working with sensitive
information. Microsoft
Office 365 for Nonprofits
allows you to have both: the full capabilities
and secure environment of installed software with the collaborative, anywhere
availability of the cloud.

TechSoup Battles: Jane's Smartsheet review

Are you the type of person that keeps all of your tasks in a spreadsheet, or use Excel to manage your projects? Maybe you have looked at other project management tools but found it to be too cumbersome and requires a steep learning curve. If so, you might want to consider Smartsheet.

TechSoup Battles: The Team Project Management Challenge

Do you find that you’re wasting time when working with others - sending files back and forth, looking for buried emails that contained important information, keeping track of who’s working on what? Maybe this is happening internally, or with your board, or between branches. Since most nonprofits rely primarily on email (or paper), almost everyone has this problem. In this review, we’re going to take a look at software for team project management/collaboration that will help you out with these issues.

How I went completely paperless (with help from my iPad)

When I was just about to start my PhD program in Management at the University of Guelph, I had heard horror stories from friends and colleagues about the number of academic articles that I would need to print, read and annotate. I though that maybe I could do my entire PhD without printing out a single academic article, maybe I could do it all electronically without negatively impacting my productivity.