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Web Conferencing


Web conferencing allows nonprofit organizations to save money on travel and gives them the opportunity to enhance conference calls through sharing images, documents, Web pages, slides and desktop applications. Your organization can use Web conferencing to offer online seminars, training and one-on-one technical assistance.

Basic Techniques

Web conferencing works by allowing participants to join a conference that is set up by the conference leader or presenter.


Typical Web Conferencing Features

According to E-Philanthropy Review, typical features include:

  • Show Slides and Pictures: Present a slide show directly from a PowerPoint file or load a folder of slides and images.
  • White Board: Using drawing tools to mark up slides and pictures or to sketch out new ideas. Presenters use a remote mouse pointer to guide the audience.
  • Web Tour: The presenter guides participants on a Web tour and can ensure that all participants see the same Web pages at the same time.
  • Screen-Casting and Application Sharing: Presenters can broadcast any software application running on their PC, complete with mouse movements.
  • Record for Playback: Record a meeting or training for future playback.
  • Text Chat: A group text chat board for text which is displayed to all participants and private chat, which enables users to communicate verbally or textually with the host or other participant.


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