I have a new nonprofit with 8 board members/volunteer staff, plus 10 outside advisers and a limited start up budget. My immediate need is to figure out the best way for the advisers to review reports and brainstorm without scheduling meetings. Ideally I would like it to go like this:
Adviser receives an email containing a pdf file of a Quarterly Report and a link to provide comments
Adviser clicks the link and is directed to a place where he or she can comment, and see and reply to comments from other advisers.
(This is not feedback in terms of editing the document, but comments, suggestions and questions based on the information provided in the report. )
I know I could do this with a "reply all" email but they tend to be annoying and cumbersome. I am experimenting with using a google group forum. which might work and be free. I also looked at Asana, which would give us a really nice interface and lots of other tools. It's free for up to 15 people, I have 18.
Any other ideas or suggestions? Thanks!
Hi LynneNHC. Welcome to TechSoup!
It seems like a collaboration tool would be your best bet. Here's a write-up of 6 of them. It's from the 2nd vendor listed, so they get the most ink. (Quip sounds like it might do the trick, but I haven't used it.)
RobertForum Moderator Robert L. Weiner ConsultingStrategic Technology Advisors to Nonprofit and Educational Organizationsrobert [AT] rlweiner [DOT] comwww.rlweiner.com
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