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Technology Knowledge Center

Technology is a fast-moving train and it is often difficult to keep up with newly developed tools and changes to existing ones. If you find yourself saying “I don’t know what I don’t know,” perhaps we can help. If technology terms are hanging you up, we've even got a page dedicated to translating tech jargon into plain English!

Check out the resources listed below to be connected to our favorite topics, tools, and studies, to ensure that your use of technology is rooted in best practices and helping to advance your mission.

You can also scroll through our blog, to find our thoughts on developments in nonprofit technology.  If you don't find what you need, contact our experts at the Nonprofit Resource Directory.


Team Collaboration and File Sharing

Office 365 for Nonprofits (TechImpact) – an introduction to Microsoft’s cloud productivity suite

Microsoft Teams for Nonprofits (501 Commons)- Detailed walk-through of Teams for internal and external collaboration.

Sharing & Collaborating Using Microsoft Teams (TechImpact) – Learn how Teams brings messages, files, people, and tools together in a single app in Office 365.

Replacing Your Phone Systems with Microsoft Teams (TechImpact)– Learn about the features and benefits of using Microsoft Teams Phone System.

How to Get Free Conferencing Tools From Google and Microsoft for the Next Few Months (LifeHacker)- both companies are offering free conferencing tools for a limited time.

Ten Reasons to say YES! to Microsoft’s Free Offer of Office 365 (501 Commons)

Sharing & Collaborating Using SharePoint (TechImpact)– In this webinar, see how SharePoint can replace your file server, shared drive, or other file storage solutions.

Cloud Storage Comparison for Nonprofits (TechImpact)- compares Office365, Box, Dropbox, and Google Drive on 15 key features with this active tool.

Box Demo (TechImpact)– This webinar will highlight the system features of Box including navigation, user permissions, office integration, and Box Drive.

Disaster Planning and Recovery (TechSoup) – Resources to ensure your organization is prepared for the next disaster.

Understanding the Videoconferencing Tools Available to Your Nonprofit (TechSoup) – Find the perfect tool for your organization.

Nonprofit Resources for quickly setting up Remote Work (TechSoup) – Tools that can be implemented relatively quickly, with little to no external IT support.

Helping businesses and schools stay connected by offering free access to advanced Hangouts Meet video-conferencing capabilities to all G Suite and G Suite for Education customers globally. Educators can also check out tips on the Google for Education blog for inspiration and ideas.

Resources for Remote Teams

Leading & Managing Remote Teams

Remote Access Tools