Tools exist to help us accomplish what we seek out to accomplish.
In conversation, meetings, workshops, panels, etc. people ask about digital tools to help them with their organizing, outreach, sales, etc. efforts. Below is a sweet list of tools I've used to different capacities.
There are no amount of words I can type of tutorials that you watch that will replace playing around with a tool for a few minutes. Most of these are free or offer free trial periods, so go forth and digital.
*Feel free to suggest the tools you like to use in the comments section below*
NationBuilder - tool for leaders to organize and mobilize communities
Loomio - make decisions as a groups
Twitter* - have conversations
Twubs - find hashtags/conversations about the topics that matter to you
Action Sprout* - create forms and surveys to collect info within your Facebook page
Scup - monitor what is being said about you and the things you care about
Blurrt - monitor what is being said about you and the things you care about
Tweet Archivist - find and export lists of people who use a specific hashtag (list can be imported into NationBuilder)
Accurate Append* - verify and append data, including emails, phone numbers, and physical addresses
Follower Wonk - find people with influence based on keywords in their Twitter bios
Storify* - tell stories using the posts, tweets, pictures, etc. shared by your community
123 Contact Form* - create and embed forms to collect info on your website
Tweet Deck - monitor and manage different Twitter accounts at the same time
Slideshare* - Upload your presentations and decks to make them easily embeddable/shareable for the interwebz
Instagram - tell stories using images and videos
CallHub*- international SMS
Bit.ly - shorten and track specific links
TweetChat - run and monitor Twitter parties/chats
*integrates with NationBuilder