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tools graphicsThe internet offers thousands of online and software tools for busy leaders of nonprofits and small businesses. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have a chance to try them. We want to solve that problem by providing periodic “Tools for Tasks” posts that identify services and tools that we have tried at Risk Alternatives. We will identify three tools in each post, along with a brief description and link.

Trello – free/low-cost website that provides an online way for teams to organize and track projects, using the “kanban” system that we like here at Risk Alternatives.

Contactually – free/low-cost CRM tool that allows you to track and build relationships. – powerful free app for creating to-do lists.

Do you have any ideas for tools that busy nonprofit and startup owners would want to try for risk management or continuous process improvement? If so, provide your ideas in the comments.

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  1. Adrian 06/29/2015 Reply

    Trello is good, but I would also some “pure” Kanban apps which are more office friendly and focused on task management than Trello. We use one of them in our office ( to be more exact) and it can be also a great tool for project management.

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      Ted Bilich 06/30/2015 Reply

      Adrian, thanks for the feedback. I had not seen, and I plan to take a look at it. In the coming weeks we are going to be featuring some online resources for using Lean methodology in startup and nonprofit environments. If you have any other suggestions, please let us know either here in the comments or by sending us an email. – Ted

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