Communication is a big part of a nonprofit organizations success, and there are a few key tools that can help you better spread your mission. These tools will help not only communicate your cause to the public, but also work more strategically and efficiently within your organization - whether you're just a small group, or large distributed team.
- Office365 - for your Nonprofit to communicate internally and externally
We believe that the heart of productivity is great teamwork, and the heart of great teams is great communication. Productivity today is centered on conversations—sometimes a quick instant message or call, and sometimes a meeting planned in advance including voice, video and content sharing. Office 365 for nonprofits, which organizations can receive free or highly discounted licenses of thanks to Microsoft Philanthropies, is a world-class productivity service that helps great teams to accomplish great achievements.
At the core of Office 365 Communications is the Skype for Business service - connecting your teams with the experience they love, in the Office applications they use every day. With Skype for Business, you can rely on one platform for calling, conferencing, video, and screen sharing. Be sure to check out this post, from Microsoft, which outlines the Six Ways Nonprofits Can Use Skype.
- Wordpress - for your Nonproft Website
Your nonprofit website is often the first look into your mission or cause once they find it online. This will house your donation page, ways to contact or give back, and even how to join your team. Big beautiful photos, pictures of your team, and even upcoming events will also call your website home.
That being said, it's important to make a powerful first impression. Wordpress is a powerful blogging and website management platform that Nonprofits can often utilize for free - pulling from thier robust library of themes and plugins to get you on your way. With a limited technical background, you can easil
And be sure to check out Free Stuff for Nonprofits from NonprofitWP.Org - chock full of useful website, tech, and WordPress nonprofit discounts.
- Buffer for Social Media
Today, Social Media is all around us. You'll see hashtags on your favorite TV shows to join the conversation with other viewers, and you probably see @usernames for Twitter and Instagram all over most traditional marketing materials. (Hint: If you're not doing these best practices, you should get started right away! Learn more about choosing and using the right social media platform for your nonprofit.) But managing these accounts has proven to be a daunting task for many traditional nonprofits.
Buffer helps solve this problem by taking some of the guesswork out of social media management and allowing you to manage all of your accounts in one place. You can easily connect your organizations accounts and start loading up a queue of posts, then Buffer will pick the best times to share them! And did we mention it's free to get started!?
At Tech Impact, our mission is to empower communities and nonprofits to use technology to better serve our world. These 3 communications tools should help get your nonprofit on the right track to doing just that - better serving our world!