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Instant Messenger

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Instant Messenger




Allows users to exchange messages online in real time


Uses and Potential Benefits

A useful tool for team or group members to communicate in real time.  Example: a grantee with multiple offices might use instant messaging to communicate across offices.


Examples of the Tool (Not exhaustive or vetted)



Yahoo Messenger


Windows Live Messenger


Google Talk

Apple iChat


References/Articles/Examples from Nonprofits and Foundations

Instant Messaging 2.0: Secure Instant Messaging Set To Be The Center Of Your Communication And Collaboration Universes

Instant Messaging Tools and Technology: A Mini-Guide 


Real Time or Time Independent?

Real Time


Can Start Small and Expand?



Time/Cost to Implement?



Time/Cost to Maintain



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