Archive for July, 2009

Safety of Skype Overseas

Let me preface this post with the following caveat. I am not an expert in internet security and what I present is my impressions of what I’ve read on the internet. Just recently I received an e-mail from a colleague asking if it is safe to use Skype to communicate with people in China. She […]

A Nonprofit’s Guide to Building Simple, Low-Cost Websites (from techsoup)

Affordable solutions for planning, creating, and maintaining your organization’s online presence By: Chris Peters from techsoup, July 13, 2009 Editor’s note: We recommend reading this article in conjunction with Tips for Designing (or Redesigning) a Nonprofit Website to get a more complete picture of options to create a well-designed, affordable, website and the process you […]

File Repositories Online (Storing & Sharing Files using the Web)

The last couple of months a common question has been coming up on how to share large files with other people. In a previous post, I shared about a resource called “YouSendIt” which allows you to send file too large for your e-mail client to handle using e-mail to let the receiver know where to […]

Online vs. Offline Office Suites (e.g. MS Office vs Google Docs)

Recently Techsoup, the non-profit organization industry technology website put up an article comparing Microsoft Office with Google Docs. About a year ago, I heard of several churches who dropped their copies of the expensive Microsoft Office for a whole Google Docs office. I personally am not ready to drop ubiquitous Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint […]

Good Stuff at ISI National Staff Conference 2009

ISI’s National Staff Conference 2009 wrapped up today. Honestly it was one of ISI’s best in recent history and many of us left challenged and encouraged. One of the special images to my eyes was when I walked around the lobby of the hotel, I saw everywhere people more experience in technology helping those who […]