Google Voice is a Google App that allows people to have one phone number that forwards to all of your phones – your office phone, home phone and cell phone (or none, if you’re on vacation or off from work!) You can also make calls to phone numbers directly from your computer, and because Google Voice contacts is synced with the rest of Google Apps, it allows for easy tracking and online access of contact information.
Tom’s take-aways on Google Voice for nonprofits:
- It’s a cheap way to help nonprofit staff on-the-go to receive phone calls and keep up to date on their voice mail messages.
- For staff members who don’t have an official office phone, making calls from the web using a headset with Google Voice is a cheap alternative to using their personal mobile phone.
- Because contacts are saved accross applicaitons in Google Apps, accessing and saving contact information is a snap.
- The sound quality is generally very good.