As the world becomes more and more technologically advanced, it’s important to recognize and understand all the tools and resources that you have available at your disposal. However, sometimes the sheer amount of programs and tools on the market today can make choosing the one that best suits your needs frustrating and confusing.
If you and your nonprofit are looking into what you can do to make remote work smoother, videoconferencing is a great way to stay connected with your colleagues, peers, and clients, all from the comfort of your own home. But with so many videoconferencing tools and apps out there, how do you find one that’s best for you?
Let’s look at three of the top videoconferencing tools out there today, and why they are the best.
Of course, you’ve probably already heard of Zoom, which has become a popular app for both professional and personal use since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
There is a reason why Zoom is so popular: it’s secure, reliable network allows people to create multi-person rooms on both computers and mobile devices, even allowing you to call in if your current mobile device doesn’t have video!
This is a great option for nonprofits looking to connect with their clients, since it doesn’t require a bunch of fancy equipment, or a paid app on your phone. You can even opt in to a multitude of add-ons with your Zoom program, which can allow you to hold webinars, meetings of up to 500 people, and even record your meetings if you need to review them later.
GoRemote is an extremely secure videoconferencing platform that features a number of great tools that will make working at home a breeze.
All of GoRemote’s features are password-protected and encrypted, making it a very safe and secure method of communication, particularly if you are using it to communicate sensitive information to colleagues or clients.
It also allows you to have an unlimited amount of video calls, as well as screen sharing, document editing, and integrated chats. It can be used on both computers and mobile devices, and has readily available IT experts how can help problem solve 24/7, making it perfect for all age and ability ranges. No need for any of your employees or clients to struggle with getting this system to work!
3. Google Hangouts
Google Hangouts encompasses both the Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet feature- Hangouts Meet is what you will use for a videoconference, but chat can be used simultaneously so you can easily type messages and talk at the same time.
If you are a larger nonprofit that has thirty or more employees, Google Hangouts may be the option for you. It is also useful when talking to a wide range of different people, because it doesn’t require you to download any apps or plug-ins, meaning you can use it on any device that has access to the internet, not just computers or smartphones.
While there are numerous other video conferencing apps and programs, these three are considered the easiest and most accessible to a wide range of people. For information on pricing, please visit the individual program’s website- these three will typically allow you a free trial before beginning!