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


    with Beth Kanter, Workshop Presenters, Online Fundraising Panel

    Tuesday, May 3rd | 04:30AM - 11:30AM

    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

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    • 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