Category Archives: Online Meetings

Host an Online Meeting and Win an iPad Mini!

If you haven’t hosted an Online Meeting with FreeConferenceCall yet, you’re missing out! You could be:

Introducing Chat to the Meeting Wall

Conducting a conference call and need to use Chat?  With the newly introduced Chat feature to StartMeeting, you can easily chat with your callers right from your Meeting Wall.  This feature is great for collecting questions for Q&A sessions, as well as, collaborating on a variety of projects. You can even password protect it. Did we mention it’s completely free to use!

Not hosting a conference call? No problem! Chat may be used at anytime for instant messaging - a live conference call is not required. Just instruct everyone to go to your Wall URL and start chatting from the Chat panel.  No logins or software downloads needed. Read More...

One more way to Share Better

This week at StartMeeting we are announcing our Outlook Plug-in. With the Outlook plug-in, you can organize meetings instantly, schedule future meetings and launch your Meeting Wall - all with one click. Simply download the StartMeeting plug-in application and you are set. It won't cost you a cent. Just one more way that StartMeeting allows you to Share Better!

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7 Best Practices for Working With Remote Colleagues

Working with remote teams is a reality for many of today’s modern businesses. Impeccable organization, collaborative tools, and strong communication are the keys to keeping your projects on track. Use these best practices for collaborating with your long-distance colleagues:

Regularly communicate your organization’s vision and goals with every member of your team. When distant employees understand the overarching business goals, it helps to motivate them, keep their work on track, and create a sense of shared purpose. Read More...

Fundraisers: How to Host a Profitable Event

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Fundraising events are a great way to bring in large donations and publicize your organization. However, throwing an event that is both fun and profitable is no easy task. Successful event planners understand that the bulk of the work, from strategizing to budgeting to marketing, occurs before the event.

Budgeting

Improper budgeting and goal setting can result in a fundraising event that only breaks even or, worse, costs more money than you raised. Your budget and financial goals should be detailed and realistic. Account for all estimated costs, including the cost of supplies that might be donated, such as food or equipment. Be conservative in your donation estimates, and consider padding your budget by 5-10% for unexpected and last-minute costs. Read More...