A few weeks ago I did a presentation for PDXTech4Good.  It is a local all volunteer group that is a combination of the NetTuesday and 501 Tech Clubs that meets on a monthly basis to look at the role and impact technology and new media can have in creating positive social change in our community.  The presentation focused on online tools that nonprofits and general do-gooders could use to help further their efforts in a manner that is free or low cost.  I thought it might be helpful to share the presentation and resources in case other may find it useful.

A Few Things To Note

The Spectrum

It is fully understood that there is a spectrum of integration for online tools out there.  The spectrum ranges from standalone to fully integrated.  While fully integrated is the ultimate dream we all strive and hope for many small organizations or do-gooders need a way to just get started.  It is for those folks that this presentation was targeted.

Spectrum of Integration


The format of the presentation to to describe an area, why it is important, highlight some example tools and finally look at some key decision points around how to pick which tool best suites your needs. Short amount of time in these monthly meetings so intended to be a top level view of the items and tools.  The best part was the indepth discussions we had after the short presentation.


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Resource Links

Bulk Email Tools


Photo Editing

Video Editing

Online Collaboration

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What other tools would you add to the list? Are there other criteria you would suggest for folks?

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