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Harnessing technology to scale social impact

Technology can be used in many ways to help a social enterprise be more effective and impactful.

You will be better equipped to undertake the processes of social impact measurement, and to amplify your impact, if you use some of the tools listed below.

Get On The Cloud

Cloud based software helps social entrepreneurs communicate and run the organisation from any location. It also eliminates the need to invest in expensive servers to store data which might be important.

Here are few common cloud based software solutions for:

Communication/Collaboration: Slack

Data storage: Google Drive, Dropbox

Getting documents signed: Docusign

Accounting/Bookeeping: Quickbooks

Website deployment: Heroku

Business networking: LinkedIn

HR: Gusto, Zenefits

Social Media

Having a strong social media presence can help amplify your reach and impact. You can inform and educate your audience by sharing creative content and connect with other organizations doing similar work.

Here are some tools to help you be more productive on social media: Product Hunt Social Media Tools

You can search for tools that are most useful to each platform, like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

After exploring the list of resources, please share with your fellow learners a technology product, or tool, that you find have found useful.

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