“Google Voice for Nonprofits” isn’t a new Google offering intended for nonprofit organizations. It’s a question.
Is Google Voice right for nonprofits?
As with any worthwhile question, the answer is “it depends”: on the organization’s size, its culture, its work needs, and plenty of other things. This article takes a look at some issues to weigh in considering Google Voice for professional use. Read more…
You need to share files. Whether it’s with friends, clients, partners, or coworkers, there’s some file you need them to see, and vice-versa.
My last two posts drew a distinction between whether you’re file-sharing for publication or for collaboration (How to Share Files — Part 1: Overview), and then explored some options for the publication-based options (How to Share Files — Part 2: Publication Tools). Read more…
Over the last few months I’ve answered a lot of questions about online file-sharing.
“Should I upload my files to my own website or put them on a file-sharing service?”
“How can I make a PDF available on my blog?”
When creating a Facebook presence for your nonprofit, you need to decide which kind of presence to use.
In addition to creating a Facebook Cause—which you should consider as a supporting service rather than a primary presence—you really have three options: a Profile, a Group, or a Page.
Profiles are intended for individuals; Pages are intended for brands and organizations; and Groups are generally more informal, may give you less control, and (not coincidentally) seem more prone to going viral. Read more…
This week I’m giving a presentation on social media to the Dane County Administrators of Volunteer Service (DCAVS).
In a 75 minute talk (including discussion) I’ll only be able to scratch the surface of this enormous topic, so I’m providing them with additional resources to help with later planning and learning. I thought I’d post the resource list here for anyone else who’d find it useful.
Ask yourself this question: “Why am I doing this?”
(This is a pretty good question to ask before doing most things.)
If you can’t answer that question clearly and specifically, you should do more thinking before you make a Page. Answers like “Because everybody’s doing it” and “Because somebody asked me why we’re not on Facebook” don’t count. Read more…