Tips for non-profits and NGOs

Podio proudly sponsors over 2000 non-profit organizations, and we don't want to be just another tool in your toolbox. This article can help you get the most out of Podio. The first step is to sign up for Podio here if you haven't done so already.

Your next priority is to get your team on board. There are a few different approaches to this. We suggest that you follow these 10 steps, and spend the time to check out this short introduction guide. This has proven to be successful with other NGOs. 

We also have some ready-to-use apps in our App Market that could benefit your organization. We suggest that you have a look at these three app packs: 

These app packs each contain apps that can get you started right away, even before you start exploring the app builder. Remember that all apps can be modified to suit your need.

You can do a lot in Podio, but if we had to pinpoint two really helpful features to learn, it would be the webforms and the external calendar. With webforms you can get feedback, volunteer applications and surveys directly into Podio. The external calendar gives you the opportunity to export your Podio calendar into your Google Calendar, iCal or Exchange calendar. 

If you're interested to see how other NGOs have been using Podio, here is a blog post about Makeshift. They use Podio for nearly everything in their organization.

We really hope that this article is helpful, and has given you a better idea on how Podio can be used in your organization.

If you are a non-profit organization and are not yet on Podio, first sign up here and then you can apply for a sponsorship here.

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