Through the years at red bamboo marketing we have had the opportunity to work with many nonprofits championing many causes. Our clients include the Affordable Housing Alliance, FORCE and, The Tigerlily Foundation just to name a few. We have helped young organizations take their first steps into relevance and helped expand the reach of more established ones. But there are some things that all nonprofits can take advantage of – free resources. These are resources that we have recommended to clients for years now and no matter the size of your organization there is something that your nonprofit can use from this list:
IMAGES & ICONS
When it comes to pictures every organization will need some images and icons for digital or print use. These resources are free image and icon databases and free photo editors and image helpers. Images are free use with only some requiring attribution.
Pixabay – home to over a million stock images
Pixlr – powerful online photo editor
Unsplash – beautiful, high quality images
Flaticon – the largest database of free icons
Canva – photo and layout designer
There are a myriad of donation services out there but when it comes to what service your donors will trust with their money, it helps to go with a company with brand recognition. We have also included free services for managing donors and constituents as well as services that allow you to find unique ways to get donations.
Paypal – one of the biggest names in handling money in the digital age
360MatchPro – finds and identifies potential matching programs connected to donors
Shop2Give – get 1-3% donations when donors make a qualified purchase
Bloomerang – donor management software
With how important the digital aspect is to a nonprofit there are certain programs and tools we could not function without. Luckily there are free options available.
Microsoft – Microsoft office suite
G Suite – G suite by Google
Google Grant – free online advertising budget with Google Ads
DreamHost – free domain hosting
WordPress – free CMS from the world’s most powerful platform
Avira – web security suite
Box – 5 Gb of cloud storage
There’s always a lot going on when it comes to managing a nonprofit. Turn to these tools help with task management and social media management.
Communicating your message to the world is one of the most important parts of ensuring your nonprofit is successful in its mission. But not everyone is a gifted writer. Use these tools to help check and improve your writing.
Email has become and essential communication method. Make sure you are maximizing the value of every email you send with these free tools.
Every situation is different and there are a ton more needs for a successful nonprofit. Hopefully these extra free tools can help.
Taproot+ – help finding pro bono services
TechSoup – free/discounted hardware/software
Typeform – survey creator
Good360 – item exchange – connects companies who have unneeded items with nonprofits who need them