You know it, I know it. Email is rubbish as an internal communications tool. It was never designed to be a channel for many-to-many conversations, but that’s how we’re all using it. It’s virtually impossible to find stuff within email threads without wasting masses of time. It’s a slow way of getting a response to a quick question. It kills collaboration and creativity within workplaces. It’s woefully inadequate as a project management tool. The only advantage email has is its ubiquity – your staff know how to use it and so do the partners you work with. Other than that, email is dead.
Here’s four email alternatives that charities are using to transform the way they get things done: