HOW DOES ISKCON.NET HELP ME?
With ISKCON.NET, the possibilities are limitless. Here are a few typical use case scenarios that will help you determine the right products to use for your situation.
Although some of these products are available independently, the benefits of ISKCON.NET arise from all of our users being on a single common domain name and contacts directory, and having access to free business-class products that we have sourced as a non-profit organisation.
USE CASE 1 – Find and contact a devotee or centre/department/team
Google Contacts Global Directory – Search for and email any ISKCON.NET user, including external contacts that opt to include their identities in our directory.
USE CASE 2 – Create and manage a mailing list (conference)
Google Groups for Business – Powerful cloud-based mailing list software with granular controls. You can add ISKCON.NET internal users as well as non-ISKCON.NET email addresses.
USE CASE 3 – Conduct a meeting online
Google Hangouts Meet – Enterprise-class audio and video conferencing with screen-sharing and online presentations.
Google Hangouts Chat – Persistent rooms with audio and video conferencing.
Google Contacts Global Directory – Use the global directory to find and invite participants.
Google Calendar – Schedule your meeting, send calendar invites and monitor responses.
USE CASE 4 – Manage a Temple
G Suite – Use Docs, Sheets and Drive to collaborate on files and securely share them.
Asana – Delegate tasks and manage internal projects.
ISKCON Centres, Events, Jobs – List your centre, events and job opportunities.
USE CASE 5 – Organise an Event
Google Groups for Business – Create a powerful mailing list for your organising team, and another one for attendees.
Asana or Microsoft Planner – Use advanced online project management tools to plan and execute your event.
ISKCON Events – List your event for global and local audiences.
USE CASE 6 – Create and Manage a Project
Workplace by Facebook – Post your ideas and get feedback from the community.
Microsoft Delve – Find and recruit the devotees with the right skills to join your project team.
Asana or Microsoft Planner – Manage your project online in real time.
Google Hangouts or Microsoft Teams – Chat with your team in real time.
Google Hangouts or Microsoft Skype for Business – Conduct group audio/video calls.
ISKCON Jobs – Post a public job opportunity to reach a wider audience.
USE CASE 7 – Share Best Practices
G Suite Google Groups – Create a Google Groups mailing list for your target audience.
Microsoft SharePoint – Create custom private intranet sites for your target audience to share knowledge in the form of web pages and document files.
USE CASE 8 – Create a Social Network
Workplace by Facebook – Workplace is the private social network only for ISKCON, but it’s entirely on the familiar and powerful Facebook software. ISKCON.NET users are seamlessly logged into Workplace with their ISKCON.NET Google Accounts. Users can post to their own walls, create groups, share ideas, photos, videos and chat instantly with others.
USE CASE 9 – Build a Custom Web or Mobile App
Asana – Create a detailed product specification, assign tasks to developers and comment on output during delivery stages.
Google Single Sign On – If your app is for a specific ISKCON audience, restrict access to target groups using G Suite Google Groups and SAML-based Single Sign On.
Microsoft PowerApps – Build custom apps in the cloud, integrate with other Office 365 tools to share with internal audiences, and develop APIs to offer them to external audiences.