Collaborative Tools MindmapThere are 1,000s of tools out there for collaborating online – tools that could help you do what you do better – amazing, right? These can range from techniques to help you make more effective to do lists to highly intensive real-time online collaborative suites where you can video chat, share computers screens, and make visual revisions to (draw on) each other’s plans. Determining which is right for you, your project, your partnering organizations, your organization’s culture — well, it can get overwhelming.

I’m in the process of developing a set of worksheets and guidelines to help guide you through the technology decision-making process — to get right to the point of which tool (if any) you should adopt and include in your next collaborative project.