3 Tablet Apps for Simplifying Nonprofit Daily Operations

by J.B. Maverick

2 min read

Relying on mobile device applications to help you run your nonprofit on a daily basis and make tasks more manageable. There are a variety of free and low-cost apps you can easily access from your tablet. These apps can help you run your organization more smoothly, but can also help you curb costs and funnel more money back into your cause.

Social Media

Marketing your nonprofit is an important daily function, especially if you are offering new services or programs. Social media is quickly evolving as one of the best ways to market your organization for free. Apps for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat, the top four social media platforms, are readily available to you and your organization to help spread the word about your organization. These apps are ideal for keeping younger clients, existing and potential donors, and even volunteers informed about what’s happening with your nonprofit.

Box for IPad

The Box app, available for use with your iPad, is perfect for creating, editing, and storing documents in the extra-secure Box cloud-storage service. You can also edit, store, share, and present slideshows and other projects from the Box app. Simply connect your iPad to LCD monitors, televisions, or projectors, and use the app for inter-office meetings or presentations to potential donors. This app is completely free, so, it’s an effective way to accomplish tasks without spending any money.

Dragon Dictation

Dragon Dictation, another free app for your iPad, is a handy app that cuts out the need to use the iPad’s on-screen keyboard. Dragon is widely used and has grown in popularity because of its easy ability to recognize your speech and see words on-screen instantly in text form. You can quickly copy and paste this text to send it as a social media message or as part of an email. This app helps you create concise, quick notes that appear as fast as you say the words. You can easily save your notes in document form and return to them later for further editing or just as a point of reference.

Google Drive

The Google Drive app, for a low monthly cost, is ideal for your tablet, especially if you’re already used to using the Google suite of tools. Google Drive offers you the ease of document and presentation creation in one place and enables you to securely store and quickly share whatever you create. The specific apps, like Docs for word processing, Slides for slideshow presentations, and Sheets for spreadsheets are perfect for taking care of the daily work you need to get done at your organization. Once created, you can share a link to a document with anyone, which lets you collaborate with multiple departments or employees and makes it easy for everyone to stay on the same page. Everything you do is saved instantly and is easy to access over and over again, even offline.Consider using these or other and low-cost tablet apps to help you manage the daily ins and outs of your nonprofit organization. Apps can represent a significant time and money saver.

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