Everyone knows Google. it has a lot of tools for us to use These tools include:
Maps & My Maps
Spreadsheets and Documents
Forms such as our financial assistance application
Collecting and holding photos and videos
We map our team addresses so we can easily deliver things if needed, drop off/pick people up, etc
No cost for this at this point. At some point, we might move to g-Suite so we can have branded email addresses and additional features and more storage for photos and videos, etc.
If you don’t know zoom by now, you were just born. It has become a core technology for many during Covid times. Zoom is a virtual meeting technology used for live, video meetings that can be used to share information via screensharing and recording.
We are blest to have approved access to an enterprise version of Zoom through Cvent, the company Coach Clark works for.
This is an online content management system built by Atlassian. It allows for you to build custom pages in a structured, related way, like a web-page, but with controllable permissions/access.
Paid for out of our technology budget.
An online design tool that allows you to make all kinds of digital assets like logos, posters, social media posts, and more.
As a non-profit, we have free access to a Pro Canva account.
Automate is an online automation platform that allows us to connect different technologies that we use and automate certain task/items in one system based on the actions in another.
This is paid out of our technology budget.
Eventbrite is a well-known event ticketing system that gives you the ability to register people for events or other items. It can issue tickets where needed, too.
We pay fees per registration/payment (variable)
These come out of payments made in registration.
Slack is a commonly used communication platform used by thousands of businesses and other organizations. It has the ability for organizations to set up public and private channels to communicate in, with many enhanced communication features like workflows, bots, emojiis, and many plugins to integrate with other tools/technology.
We have 250 free professional licenses for our use as a non-profit.
The system NICA uses to register league riders, coaches, and to manage coach licensing.
Paid for by NICA
This is a dynamic web site building site that you can use to build custom websites without code. It can provide membership logins, a store, blogging, and much more.
This is our biggest cost per month and yearly. It is paid for out of our technology budget. This cost pays for us to have a store, which we hope will then pay for the site over the year (so shop away!)
Square now owns Weebly as well, but it also has a website building application as well as it’s primary use, as an online financial portal for taking payments, selling items, sending invoices, and more. It also provides a set of physical hardware for collection of payments.
We do pay credit card transaction fees per payment made through that platform, similar to any CC processing service.
This is an email marketing software. It integrates with our different technologies to enable us to send emails, track how well they perform, etc so I know who is getting info and who is not, templatize our weekly emails, and better organize our contacts.
Integrates with our Eventbrite registration platform
Integrates with Google Contacts
We use it to send team emails - including special announcements, weekly updates, etc.
Paid by our operational/technology budget.
Online presentation software that allows us to build and present information like powerpoints in a more templates, online way.
Coach Clark pays for this personally at this point.
We might end up switching out this technology to save money.
Online payment platform used for sending and receiving funds.
Our Venmo account is @cvmtb
We will use Venmo to collect payment for gear sold, such as bikes, hats, etc.
Payment option for sponsors, team fees, and other items
Reimbursing people for things they paid for
CRM tool. This will be our foundation database for managing the entire team next year.
We have 10 free enterprise licenses as a non-profit.
Mobile app and website for tracking rides/physical activities, doing physical challenges, and being part of groups (like our team, etc)
Unless you pay for the pro version, it is free. The team pays nothing for this.
Mobile app technology that allows you to build mobile apps easily on top of google sheets
Coaches app that contains our team roster with contact info, coaches info, schedule, and more.
Trailwork app that allows us to track trailwork that we do.
Paid by technology budget.
An online and mobile application software used to see property ownership, roads, and more.
This is paid for by Coach Clark.
A website and mobile app that shows local trails and information about them.
You can purchase a pro version if you want, but the team pays nothing for this.
A desktop and online software used to do basic mapping.
we use Google Earth to build maps that can be uploaded to Trailforks, used for custom maps for our team, designing trails, etc
Online website and mobile app we use for running time trials/races.
We pay for this out of our technology budget.
This is a free, open source GIS product that can handle complex mapping and analysis of geographic data.
Coach Clark uses this for doing larger scale Geographic Information Systems (GIS) work for trails , such as designing trail systems, planning, inventory of city trails, and more.
This is open source, so we don’t pay for this.