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New chuch plant seeks advice on software

Joined: 07/07/2010

hi,
We are a church plant set for pre-launch in September. We will be mobile and are looking for the best web-based file-sharing system (Dropbox perhaps?)
Also: multi extension phone system using cell phones?

We are located in NE Edmotnon Alberta and want to do as much as possible online since we are without office space at the moment and, once we have some, we want to remain as accessible as possible for volunteers and for staff working from different locations.

Thanks for the input!
Alison

Joined: 07/07/2010
additionally

looking for the best online integrated calendaring/scheduling system.

Merci!

Joined: 12/01/2008
Go google for calendar and

Go google for calendar and dropbox for file sharing. Just remember that the free version has a capacity limit.

Peter Awad
ChurchTechGuy.com

1Peter 4:10 ~ Are you using your gifts?

Joined: 07/17/2010
web based file sharing

google apps works great for us.

We have business version of email, which we have about 60 staff, its free and easy to use. Although in terms of us using Google documents to share files, myself and my boss and the two other IT staff use it, but the rest of the staff just use traditional Word/Excel 2003.

IT Systems administrator
Bridges for Peace
Jerusalem ISRAEL

Joined: 09/16/2011
Google Apps for non-profits

Google has changed their non-profit policy with regard to churches:
Restrictions

The following organizations are not eligible for Google for Nonprofits:
Commercial / Goods and Services

Car, boat and real estate donation websites
Websites with a primary focus on selling goods, products or services
Consumer credit counseling

Communities and Groups

Programs requiring membership and/or providing benefit solely to members, such as clubs, sports teams, alumni, networking and other membership organizations
Religious content or proselytizing on website as well as organizations that use religion or sexual orientation as factor in hiring or populations served
Groups serving a primarily political function such as lobbying, think tanks and special interests
Schools, childcare centers, academic institutions, and universities, unless the organization’s sole (entire) purpose entails serving a disadvantaged community (e.g., the blind, hearing impaired, low-income members, etc.) or the organization is a philanthropic arm of a school (e.g. research programs)
Places or institutions of worship (e.g., churches, ministries, temples, synagogues)

Does anyone have any other ideas for an exchange replacement to handle email, calendar, contacts and tasks?
I want to be able to sync with Outlook and mobile phones.

Thanks in advance