(Another little break in my parade of online storytelling and presentation tools.)
Since collaboration is such a hot topic these days, I thought it might be useful to do an overview post about the online tools that make it easier and less expensive than ever. Many of these tools are free, or very low cost. (Even with cool tools, collaboration can still be challenging. That’s a whole other post to come.)
Whether you’re interested in working with a group of people outside of your organization or interested in creating a more collaborative internal environment, here’s a great collaborative map from Robin Good showing the best tools available for different kinds of collaboration. (Zoom in for the links to each web site.)
To help you choose the right collaboration tool, the Idealware blog offers quick comparisons of some the major options, including a nifty little chart. And here’s a list of 27 free must-have online collaboration tools from crazeegeekchick.
Techsoup offers tips about eight free software products to help manage far-flung teams, and this post from Wild Apricot’s blog explains how nonprofit boards and staffs can use free Google docs and spreadsheets to work more collaboratively on strategic planning.
Go forth and co-create!
And I’d love it if you could share information about any of YOUR favorite collaboration tools!
CC photo credit: pascal.charest