Top 10 Nonprofits You Don’t Know, But Should

10 Non-Profits you should know

A look at ten not-for-profit organizations that are doing outstanding work within communities across the U.S and beyond

While we all (hopefully) strive to do good in our daily lives, few can say they live up to this ideal more than those who spend their time and energy working for community-serving nonprofit organizations. As a service that provides a conferencing platform for numerous nonprofit organizations, FreeConference would like to recognize just a few of the many nonprofits out there that are doing great work in the communities they serve.… Read more →

6 Times You SHOULD Test Your Call in Advance

musician testing microphone It’s never a bad idea to test your technology

It’s a phrase uttered by performers, singers, and public speakers to test out their microphones before a show starts. It’s a very simple but important thing for them to remember to do before a performance to make sure everything is working —and sounding— as it should. So, what do performers testing their microphones have to do with conferencing, you ask?… Read more →

How SMS Reminders Saved My Meeting and Helped Me Make a Sale

well-lit bungalow house with no car in driveway

John pulls into his driveway on Friday night, “Wow, what a day, what a week rather, thank goodness it’s the weekend.” The sun was almost fully set and the windows in the house are completely dark, it seems that his roommates aren’t home yet. John locks the car door behind him and gets into the mood to unwind and rest after a tiring week.

“SURPRISE!”… Read more →

How To Eliminate Conference Call Echo

Echo is one of the most annoying distractions that you can have on any type of conference call.

Echoing can happen on any type of conference call: a video conference, free conference calls with a dedicated dial-in or even on a conference call with toll-free numbers. As someone that has tried to communicate with a caller while they were echoing, I can honestly say that being unable to hear someone is extremely frustrating. While conference calling technology has enhanced our communications, it has created unique issues that need to be addressed — namely, conference call echo. Here are 3 things to keep in mind when dealing with it.… Read more →

Free ScreenSharing leads to Successful Collaboration for Non-profits

black and white picture of non profit owner janet in wool cap and scarfJanet is the executive director of a non-profit calledHats4Homes

Hats4Homes is a non-profit that provides shelter and subsidized housing for at-risk youths in her area by leveraging the sale of ethically sourced wool caps and scarves. Janet is proud to say that her enterprise has helped a lot of people in her community, and has grown stronger as a result, but Janet is constantly running from one appointment to another because of the nature of her work.… Read more →

5 Business Etiquette Tips For Hosting International Conference Calls

Thanks to the internet and advancements in communications technology, it is easier than ever for people in different parts of the world to connect and do business. In today’s global economy, international conference calls are very commonplace and very simple to set up. Now, before you go off to arrange your next international conference call, here are 5 international business etiquette tips to help ensure your call goes smoothly and successfully.… Read more →

3 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Hold More Video Conferences

“We Really Need to Cut Back On Our Free Video Conferencing”
– No one, ever.

Despite video conferencing technology being a relatively recent development, it has had a profound impact on the way people around the world communicate with one another. Thanks to the many web-based video conferencing platforms that are now available, face-to-face communication no longer has to happen face to face. For organizations such as nonprofits, free video conferencing helps keep operating costs to a minimum by facilitating communication and reducing travel expenses. In today’s blog, we’ll be going over 3 of the main reasons why nonprofit organizations should use video conferencing to their full advantage.… Read more →

5 Things All Non Profits Need to Do to Move into the Digital Age

Non Profits have been around for a long time, their origins can be traced back to the British Colonies, where for the first time in documented history governments granted special tax standards to charitable/donated money. Obviously, non profits have changed a lot since then, most have privatized and formalized to be more economically competitive. But to truly adapt to the digital age, non profits still need tools to help with day-to-day operations or even in times of emergencies. Here are 5 Things All Non Profits need to do to move into the Digital Age.… Read more →

Why Screensharing is the Perfect Non Profit App

While cost management is important to all organizations, it is essential to the mission of those which work for causes rather than profits. For this reason, nonprofits of all sizes utilize a variety of tools that allow their staff to collaborate effectively and on a tight budget. Not surprisingly, many such groups depend on services such as FreeConference to allow their members to hold virtual meetings via phone or internet. With features such as web conferencing and screen sharing, FreeConference.com is the perfect non profit app that contains everything that a non profit would need.… Read more →