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Communications Software and Services from TechSoup

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TechSoup's Audio and Video Conferencing Toolkit
Not all the work at your nonprofit, charity, or library is done in the office! Audio and video conferencing software and hardware lets you hold virtual trainings, meet with out-of-office staff or volunteers, or contact a donor to thank them face-to-face. We've compiled the best audio and video resources from TechSoup and beyond for this toolkit. Make sure to bookmark this page as it continues to grow with new articles, blogs, and videos.
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Work Remotely with Donated TechSoup Products

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Need audio and video conferencing software? TechSoup offers a wide variety of software and services for all your organization's needs. 

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20 Options for Real-Time Collaboration Tools - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

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20 options for real-time collaboration tools for you to select from.

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Here's a nice curated list of solutions for working remotely from one another.

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How Businesses Enable and Support Telework - BizTech Magazine

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How Businesses Enable and Support Telework
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Telework has gone mainstream at businesses of all types and sizes. Of course, it isn't for everyone, but for St.
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This applies to businesses. Does it work the same way with non-profits?

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Study Indicates Telecommuting Isn’t the Promise Land

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A recent university study on telecommuting suggests that telecommuting isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
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Or is THIS true of you?  Seems like your mileage may vary.

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Go Green with Video, Audio, and Web Conferencing

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TechSoup's Jim Lynch explains why audio, video, and web conferencing is good for the environment. 

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Communications Software and Services from TechSoup

Communications Software and Services from TechSoup | TechSoup's Audio and Video Conferencing Toolkit | Scoop.it
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Get your organization up-and-running with donated communications software and services from TechSoup!

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Private Foundations Are Now Eligible for Citrix Online Donations

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Foundations are also eligible for donated technology through TechSoup!

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How to Work Across a Distributed Team

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At TechSoup, the need for us to all work in the same office is becoming decidedly old school. We have had to find ways for people to work well together when they are in different locales.
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Organizational Culture in the Cloud

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This case study is part of the research project in 2011-2012 conducted by NTEN with the help of Idealware.

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7 Ways for Nonprofits to Make the Most of Google Hangout

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Google Hangout is an easy and *free* way to meet virtually. The video quality isn't always the best, but if you need to quickly meet with donors or volunteers face-to-face, it is a great solution.  

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Hands-On with Microsoft Lync 2013

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TechSoup GreenTech's Jim Lynch got a hands-on look at the latest version of Microsoft Lync. 

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Web Conferencing Showdown: What's the Best Software for Online Meetings?

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Web conferencing can power anything from a quick, two-person pow-wow to an all-hands assembly. We test-drive four services to find a crowd-pleaser.
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Although this was written for small businesses, much of the information can be applied to nonprofits. 

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Online Collaboration Tools

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Remote working: Improve your out-of-office experience - WTOP

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WTOP Remote working: Improve your out-of-office experience WTOP WASHINGTON - In an area where it's not uncommon for daily commutes to clock in around one or two hours each way, working remotely, if even for a few days a month, is an attractive idea...
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Beating the awful commute while still being productive - local TV/Radio station describes its efforts.

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Telecommute: Frenchman runs business from deserted remote island - DigitalJournal.com

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DigitalJournal.com Telecommute: Frenchman runs business from deserted remote island DigitalJournal.com Following his bright idea last year, Toulemonde set off in the middle of October for a 40 day telecommute on a remote, deserted island in...
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You wish! As long as the work gets done,right? But wouldn't you get lonely?

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Office vs. Remote Employee Infographic

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Take a look at this entertaining “day in the life” look at an office and remote employee. Who would you rather be?
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How do you divide up your working time between home and the office? Is a balance good?

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Study Shows Working from Home Increases Wellbeing and Productivity

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According to a well-respected online mental health site, researchers have found a link between working from home and increased wellbeing and staff productivity.
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Is this true of you?

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Video Conferencing Apps: Take Virtual Meetings on the Road

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Video conferencing apps let you hold meetings from anywhere--anytime! We've rounded up apps across multiple operating systems for both your tablet and smartphone. 

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Why Your Organization Needs Telecommuting – When the Commuter Train Shuts Down

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This guest blog from TechSoup partner, BetterWorld Telecom, provides an excellent case study for why telecommuting is important!

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How to Run an Online Meeting with GoToMeeting

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Create Dynamic and Interactive Virtual Meetings and Training

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Libraries can use virtual conferencing tools as well!

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How to Create High-Quality Web Video Interviews

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Skype can be a great tool for creating high-quality web videos without exceeding your nonprofit's budget. Find out how a few minor investments and five simple tips can help you produce a video to help tell your organization's story.
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Want to meet with a potential donor, but they live halfway across the world? Use video conferencing! 

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Virtual Meeting Smackdown! 15 Top Web Conferencing Services Compared

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A screenshot from Watchitoo, an inventive and powerful new addition to the Web conferencing field. (Click for full size)   Here are our top choices for live streaming tools, webinars & employee collaboration online Target audience: Nonprofits...
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This article was originally posted by TechSoup, but Socialbrite added their own spin on it to include more social apps. 

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The Business Case for Videoconferencing for Nonprofits

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How can your nonprofit save money, accelerate projects, develop more effective fundraising and bring in additional volunteer resources?

Surprise: The answer just might be videoconferencing.
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New from ReadyTalk - Video Conferencing for Collaborative Meetings

New from ReadyTalk - Video Conferencing for Collaborative Meetings | TechSoup's Audio and Video Conferencing Toolkit | Scoop.it
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At TechSoup, we rely on ReadyTalk for all of our audio conferencing needs!

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