As a nonprofit tool, Skype is in a lot of organizations’ back pockets. Easy international (and domestic) calling, low rates and a simple interface make it a great communications tool. One glaring hole was the fact that there is no good built-in way to record conversations and video. Luckily, Gunner put together a toolbox of software on SSC for recording Skype calls (seen at the right; click through to see, RSS reader readers).
Skype has been in the news a lot recently (read: geeky tech tool news that normal, sane people don’t read). They recently acquired the startup Qik which focuses on mobile video recording and streaming. This, in addition to its new group calling features to its enterprise edition make the future seem bright for the ol’ comms tool that could. Right now, I think that most organizations see Skype as an easy way to make calls when other, more conventional ways won’t work. But with the addition of recording and easy group conversations, I can imagine a world where organizations use Skype as their go-to tool for voice conversations. Imagine if you could easily record your board conference calls in Skype? I think that alone could make many nonprofits start to drool. What do you think?
Does your nonprofit use Skype for organizational business?
What features do you wish would be implemented to help you do your work?
In the meantime, Check out the tools and let us know what you think.