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Project Management Tools for NGOs

Recommendations on NGO-friendly project management tools


A client has contacted us asking for a review or recommendations on a specific project management tools. We should help them identify the best tools based on their needs.


Initial Questions

Sample questions you can ask the client to help them assess a project management tool:

  1. Do they have the capacity to host the tool in their own network and in their own server?

  2. Do they need a project management tool that can integrate with other third-party applications (Google Apps, NextCloud, etc.)?

  3. Do they need the tool to also run in mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets?

  4. What are their security considerations?

  • Framaboard
    • Managed by the French non-profit organization for open source community software Framasoft, Framaboard is a simple and open source visual task board manager inspired by the Kanban method.
  • Disroot Project Board
    • Managed by Dutch autonomous server Disroot. Disroot is a platform providing online services based on principles of freedom, privacy, federation and decentralization. Disroot’s Project board is a project management tool powered by Taiga, working with agile methodology in mind.
    • Features
    • Documentation
  • Zimbra
  • Gitlab issue board
    • Gitlab is a well-known Git-repository manager providing wiki, issue-tracking, and also boards for project management.
    • Features
    • Documentation
  • Wekan
  • Taiga
    • Taiga is an open source project management platform for agile developers & designers and project managers.
    • Features
    • Documentation


Greenhost, Virtualroad, and other NGO-friendly hosting providers listed in Article #88: Advice on Hosting would be able to host one of the above self-hosted services in a VPS.