More Microsoft Office 365 Nonprofit Tips for Collaboration Using Delve, Skype for Business, SharePoint Online, and OneDrive Susan Hope Bard - May 13, 2016 Delve lets you easily find your co-workers and learn more about what they're working on. Skype for Business helps you connect and collaborate with other people in real time using instant messaging, audio and video conferencing, and screen sharing. SharePoint Online and OneDrive allow several people to simultaneously edit a single file. Let's take a closer look at these additional features that can help your organization get, well, more organized.Organize Your Files and Contacts with DelveEver forget where you put files that your team, volunteers, or executive director are working on? Unable to recall the names and special skills of co-workers, partners, spouses, or children? You are not alone.So, do we need psychic powers? Nope. Microsoft recognizes that nonprofit organizations need help working smarter, not harder. It's created Delve — sort of like your own personal psychic channel, only much more accurate.Delve is a program that's included with all of the Microsoft Office 365 nonprofit licensing options. It functions like many of our favorite social media or shopping tools. Delve helps you organize and quickly access frequently used or favorite files that have been shared with you in SharePoint Online or OneDrive for Business.Your organization's Delve also includes the names, contact information, and pictures of your colleagues, so you can browse around to connect with your co-workers.Watch Linda from Tech Impact highlight the benefits of Delve in this short video: View VideoUsing the Delve Board The Delve board allows you to "pin" your favorite topics and add files to a board — just like using some social media apps or selecting favorite items while shopping online.You can set up boards for multiple topics, projects, or departments. Say your organization is working on this year's annual report — you can make that document a favorite on your board. Just click on the document, choose the board you want to "pin" it to, and access at will. You don't need to remember if the most recent version is stored in SharePoint or in an email or on your computer. You just need to go to your Delve board. To review, here are some easy steps to take to connect in Delve:Click a co-worker's name or picture in Delve to see documents they're working on or to learn more about them and access their profile.Find a document you're interested in. You can add it as a favorite or to a board so you can check it out later when you have more time.Access the highly functional search engine to look for people, documents, or boards.Delve is also available on your iPhone or Android mobile device.Want to explore more about Delve? Check out Microsoft's Delve here.Better Meetings with Skype for BusinessYou know how boring conference calls can become. It's so difficult to know when to jump in to the conversation. Without visual cues, it can be awkward to navigate through conference calls with many stakeholders.Microsoft Office 365 provides users with access to Skype for Business, a highly collaborative and engaging communication tool. Users can connect and collaborate in real time using instant messaging, voice calls, video calls, screen sharing, and more. In fact, we use Skype for Business for the majority of our conference calls and meetings here at TechSoup.Ready to get started? Check out Linda's overview of setting up your contacts in Skype for Business. View VideoBenefits of using Skype for Business includeIncreased attendance at meetingsSaving time when scheduling meetingsConducting and broadcasting online meetings to almost any deviceAudio and video conferencingInstant messagingEasily getting input from co-workers, remote staff, and volunteers, wherever they arePresence management that is linked to an Outlook calendar — you can quickly see who's available to collaborateAccessing the program on iPhone, Android, and Windows mobile devicesConcurrent Editing: One Document, Multiple Authors, Zero ProblemsSpeaking of collaboration and communication, we also want to highlight how SharePoint Online and OneDrive allow multiple users to simultaneously edit files. That's right — two, three, or more staff can work on the same document simultaneously. And you can watch your co-workers as they make changes in real time.This is a great option for taking minutes at meetings, brainstorming sessions, training events, and reviewing documents. Working on documents with co-workers in real time gives your organization the opportunity to streamline processes and save valuable time. And you'll never, ever wonder: "Who's got the most recent version of that file?"Watch Sara from Tech Impact demonstrate this collaborative feature in Microsoft Office 365 Excel on SharePoint Online: View Video See more about Microsoft's Web Apps (Office Online).View Our Other Microsoft Office 365 Videos and Tips Microsoft Office 365 Nonprofit Tips Tips for Setting Up SharePoint Online Tips for Staying in Sync with Microsoft Office 365 Power Up Your Organization's Data with Microsoft Power BI Increase Your Nonprofit's Security Using the Microsoft Cloud Image: Tech Impact / Microsoft Image: Tech Impact / Microsoft This work is published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International License.