Meeting Archive:
Straight Talk About Telecommunications for Your Organization

You can view the recording by clicking on the link to the right. You'll also see a link to the PowerPoint presentation and audio file. Please post additional questions to our new Telecommunications Forum. 



Chris Shipley: Nutmeg Consulting

Kevin Lo: TechSoup Global



How Telecommunications Is Changing Work for Nonprofits

VoIP for Your Nonprofit

Unified Communications Options for Nonprofits


Sample RFP

Thinking About a New Phone System?


Products on TechSoup


Office Communications Server 2007 Standard Edition

GIPS VoIP headset

ICWD (Includes a Telecommunications course is its list)


Forum Discussions

New Telecommunications forum

Google Voice


Telecommunications & Video Conferencing


Telecom Tools/Resources

Better World Telecom




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Meeting Description:

Don't know your VoIP from your POTS or even what these acronyms mean? Scratching your head on all the phone system options out there? Then this webinar is for you. Join us Thursday February 18 at 11 a.m. Pacific for an informative webinar and forums event to help you avoid the buzz-word marketing and get the real picture on telecommunications. 

We'll be joined by telecommunications expert and longtime TechSoup star and forums moderator, Chris Shipley of Nutmeg IT and Kevin Lo, Lead Technology Analyst for TechSoup Global.

Our hosts will address the various voice communication options (VoIP, PBX hardware, voicemail) available and how these differ. We'll explore the pros and cons of different solutions, cost considerations, and examine what kinds of organizations would best benefit from different systems.

This live webinar kicks off the official launch of TechSoup's new Telecommunications discussion forum:  After the webinar, our hosts will continue the conversation in the asynchronous (not live) forums event. We've gotten the conversation rolling with topics like how telecommunications is changing nonprofit work, Google Voice, and what VoIP services organizations are using. Head on over and post your questions and get expert advice on your telecommunications needs!

In addition to participating in the webinar, here are other ways you can participate in the event! Feel free to take part in any and all of these channels:

Date: Thu, Feb 18, 2010
Time: 11:00 AM PST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Kami Griffiths
 Presenter Information
Chris Shipley
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Chris is a principal in a small consulting company (Nutmeg Consulting) and have many NPO clients that I assist with technology assessment, planning, and implementation. We concentrate on data systems, technology planning, implementation, and hardware support. He is also a TechSoup forum host, regularly answering questions from nonprofits around the world on various technology topics.

Kevin Lo
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Kevin Lo is lead technology analyst at, a project of the TechSoup Global Network, where he creates a variety of content—including blog posts, articles, and in-depth papers—for the website. He also does research, analysis, and evaluation for TechSoup Stock, a global partnership that helps nonprofits and NGOs with technology acquisition and utilization. Lo received his master of public administration degree and master’s degree in international relations at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.