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  • Social Media for Nonprofits Conference: Becoming a Networked Nonprofit, featuring Beth Kanter


    with Beth Kanter, Workshop Presenters, Online Fundraising Panel

    Wednesday, May 4th | 08:30AM - 03:30PM

    Glen Allen, Virginia, 23060

    Registration | Event Details

  • Nonprofit Technology Tools

    Videoconferencing Communication

    • GoToMeeting – Citrix web-conferencing software
    • Skype – Person-to-person and group video conference calling available
    • Wiggio – Host virtual meetings and conference calls

    Cloud-Based Back-Up Systems and Storage Systems

    • Carbonite – Safe, cloud-based back-up systems for office data and vital information
    • Dropbox – Allows you free document storage with easily controlled sharing or privacy settings
    • MozyPro – Provides online document back up services

    Document and Information Sharing

    • Google for Nonprofits – Provides charities access and guidance on how to use a variety of tools and resources that Google offers. Google Apps, provides a free way to host email and provide organization-wide calendar and document sharing
    • Microsoft One Drive – Document sharing site that is useful for sharing collections of documents with groups of people using a password
    • My Committee – Handles committee member contact information, agendas, minutes and other committee documents for a nominal fee
    • Prezi – Create and share presentations online with the cloud-based, free software
    • Slideshare – share PowerPoint slides and presentations

    Business Enhancing Software Programs

    Visit Techsoup for reviews and discounts for the software below.

    • Account Edge – Manages all elements of accounting
    • Cisco – Servers and Networks
    • Donor Perfect – Manage fundraising efforts with this donor management system
    • ETapestry – Manage donors and all aspects of fundraising
    • Exceed – Several versions provide different levels of donor management
    • Mobile Beacon – Servers and networks
    • Netsuite – Manage fundraising and donors with this system
    • Quicken – Manages all elements of accounting
    • Volunteer Matters Pro – A scheduling software
    • And more!
    • Invoicely – Free, unlimited online invoices
    • Slimvoice – Free invoice generating software

    Website Content Management and Design

    • Bootswatch – Free themes for Bootstrap
    • Drupal – Open-source web design and content management for nonprofits with little or no web design expertise
    • HTML5Up – Free HTML5 site templates
    • Impossibility – Domain name generator
    • LeanDomainSearch – Domain name search
    • Reviews.com – Comprehensive research into the best web hosts
    • Templated – A collection of free CSS and HTML5 website templates
    • WordPress – Blog and site design for nonprofits with little or no web design or content management expertise

    Graphic Design Tools

    • Canva – Create social media and presentation graphics with pre-made or custom templates
    • Easel.ly – Create and share infographics
    • Pablo – An extension of Buffer, this tool provides perfectly sized templates for captivating content creation
    • Piktochart – An easy-to-use infographic maker
    • Relay – Free user-friendly graphic design tool with sharing functions
    • Withoomph – Low-cost instant logo generator

    Social Media Tools

    • Blab – Connected to Twitter, Blab enables real-time video conversations from multiple locations
    • Buffer – Schedule social media posts across different channels in advance
    • Klout – See how you rank and guage your influence
    • Latergramme – Schedule and manage your Instagram posts
    • Moovly – Create animated videos and presentations
    • Periscope – A mobile app that lets you broadcast events in real-time
    • RiteTag – Using a campaign hashtag? Track its performance with this tool
    • Social Image Resizer Tool – Optimize your images for different channels
    • SocialRank – Find, analyze, and manage your Twitter and Instagram followers
    • SharedCount – Track URL shares and likes
    • WriteRack – Want to try a Tweetstorm? This tool can help you do it.

    Photo Editing Tools

    • Giphy – Create fun GIFs from video files
    • Layout – Use this mobile app to create a collage of photos to share on Instagram
    • PicMonkey – Edit photos and resize graphics for free
    • Pixlr – Online photo editor

    Video Editing Tools

    • Replay – An iOS mobile app for mashing together clips, photos, music, and text to make compelling videos for social media
    • Upload’n’Roll – A tool for uploading your photos and videos into Snapchat
    • VivaVideo Pro – An Android video-editing app
    • WeVideo – A comprehensive cloud-based video-editing platform

    Web and E-mail Content Tools

    • Bit.ly – URL shortening and redirection service with real-time link tracking
    • BrainyQuote – Find inspirational quotes to use in your communications content
    • Emotional Marketing Value Headline Analyzer – See how your reader will react to your headlines with your EMV score
    • Free Stock Images – Check out this digest of websites with free stock photos
    • GetEmoji – Copy and paste emoji for inclusion in your e-mails and social media
    • HTML and CSS Tutorials – Learning basic HTML and CSS can help when using tools like MailChimp and WordPress
    • HubSpot’s Blog Topic Generator – Enter a few keywords to get new ideas in seconds
    • Iconfinder – Find icons (like social media icons) for adding to your website or e-newsletter
    • Internet Archive Wayback Machine – Review and reference old versions of your website
    • Mapme – Create, share, and embed your own maps!
    • OptInMonster – Get more newsletter subscribers by adding an e-mail subscription pop-up to your website
    • Portent Title Generator – Need a great headline for your blog or e-newsletter? Try this generator using keywords.
    • SnapWidget – Create a collage of Instagram photos for your website
    • Statista – Need a stat? This is a searchable portal to multiple statistics databases worldwide
    • Thesaurus.com – An online thesaurus for when you need help with your writing
    • WiseStamp – Allows you to create HTML-based email signatures

    SEO, Analytics, and Website Testing Tools

    Productivity and Creativity Tools

    • Board Director – software to help manage communication with board members
    • Evernote – Keep track of all of your notes in one place with this popular app
    • Google Transcribe – a Chrome add-on that helps you transcribe audio
    • LastPass – Create and save passwords for multiple websites
    • Padlet – A cloud-based brainstorming tool. Terrific if you have staff members who don’t all work in the same building & for board members
    • Paper – A mobile app for organizing notes, photos, and sketches
    • Trello – ConnectVA uses this project management tool to keep our web projects organized
    • Yanado – A task and project management tool inside Gmail

    For more great resources, check out Wild Apricot’s comprehensive list of Free or Cheap Online Tools for Nonprofits.

    Know of any tools we missed? E-mail us at info@connectva.org.

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    To learn more about nonprofit technology tools and gain new skills, check out our list of webinars on our Community Calendar. ConnectVA and member organizations add new events on an ongoing basis.