TechSoup's New Year's resolution: go green and travel less!

TechSoup has launched another practical series of New Year's resolutions this year, the year of the ox. Read on to learn how, just like the ox, this installment includes ideas that are dependable, calm, modest, and stable.

Skip the Trip: Meet on the Phone

How can you collaborate with your colleagues, partners, and donors when they're miles away? All that driving or flying can break the bank and pollute the environment. Why not meet on the phone? Thanks to a generous donation from ReadyTalk, TechSoup offers eligible organizations a conference calling solution that fits your budget and helps you collaborate in new ways. With a one-year ReadyTalk subscription available through TechSoup, you can speak to your colleagues in over 80 countries for the specially discounted rate of 6 cents a minute. Easily set up calls to discuss your grant progress, brainstorm fundraising ideas, or more -- and you can record your conversations.

But ReadyTalk is not just for conference calling. For example, MaintainIT and TechSoup uses ReadyTalk to host webinars, which are also recorded for libraries and nonprofits to view any time (view our Upcoming Events and Event Archives pages). You could use ReadyTalk to hold Web meetings, train new volunteers, or connect with constituents. With this subscription, you receive unlimited free minutes for Web conferences with you and 14 participants (plus a reduced rate for additional participants). Everyone sees the same slide show or you can share what's on your desktop -- with just your Web browser.

    DONATED SERVICE TO HELP YOU: Place your request today for a one-year subscription to ReadyTalk, made possible through a generous donation from ReadyTalk. This product, which has a $360 retail value, is available to eligible organizations thorough TechSoup for a $45 admin fee (eligibility details).

    GREEN BENEFIT: Teleconferencing helps you to avoid traveling to meetings by air or car, which pollutes our environment.

    LEARN MORE AT TECHSOUP: Read our blog post to learn how to Go Green with Virtual Meetings and Web Conferencing. For more green tips visit TechSoup's GreenTech pages.

For more information on how to go green in 2009 without breaking the bank, visit TechSoup's GreenTech page.