In my previous February Freebies post, I shared six free graphic editing tools for your marketing and communications team. For this post, I’d like to focus on the dedicated folks at the center of every nonprofit operation: the program team!
We’ve done the research for you and rounded up great suggestions for image and document-related programs. This four-part blog post series will cover these four types of applications: PDF editing software, publishing and typesetting software, vector editing software, and finally, photo editing software. We’ll share two options for each product: one advanced application for the designer pros, and one easy-to-use option for the novices and “aspiring” designers.
In our last article, we briefly addressed the obligations of non-profit organizations in relation to the collection and use of personal information. We also provided an overview of information safeguards, noting that you have a duty to keep your records secure and up to date. But what exactly does all this involve? We will see this by examining the principles set out in the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), which applies at the federal level, to the storage and destruction of information.
"The cloud" refers to a computer concept whereby groups of large computers specializing in storing and processing information (known as "servers") work together to share information and workloads towards completing a specific task.
Cloud technologies have become commonplace, and the benefits are tremendous. Organizations can spend less time managing internal computing systems and communications infrastructures, and more time focusing on their mission. This decrease in overhead is invaluable, and it significantly streamlines how an organization spends their resources. But what are the real costs of not having cloud technologies?
Imagine trying to get feedback on a document. You attach the file to an email, send it to your team and they review the file. Some emailed you directly with input; others replied-all. Now, you have the not-so-efficient task of consolidating everyone’s feedback back into one document.
Computer not working? Before calling support or taking it to a repair shop, learn some basic desktop troubleshooting techniques. Checking out these tips may save you time and money.
Google Apps is a popular option for nonprofits, however it seems that many people are confused about the file/documents part of the suite, Google Drive (GDrive). In this post I’ll discuss whether you should be using GDrive for your files and explain how to set it up for use at an organization.
Is your organization working for a better way to coordinate your work in an online, flexible way? In this Jane vs. Tierney review on project management tools, I’ll be looking at Huddle.