Looking for ways to save your nonprofit money so you can put more of it towards your mission? We’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite places for nonprofits to get discounts. If you’re looking for more ways to save, check out this post on discounts and additional exemptions from our friends at Charitable Allies.
1. Email Marketing: Mailchimp
Mailchimp has an easy-to-use email tool that allows you to build an email list for your nonprofit and send beautiful emails, whether you’re sending emails to start a toy drive or looking for volunteers. They offer a free plan, and a 15% discount for nonprofit organizations.
2. Social Media Scheduling & Management: Hootsuite
Hootsuite allows you to schedule social media posts on multiple channels (Facebook, Instagram, etc.) all in one place. Hootsuite has a free plan and 50% off for nonprofits on paid plans. You can apply for their discount here.
3. Social Media Scheduling & Management: Buffer
Buffer is another social media scheduling tool that allows you to publish and schedule posts on multiple channels. They offer half off for nonprofits, which you can apply for here.
4. Advertising Your Mission on Google: Google Ad Grants
Google offers free advertising for nonprofits that allows you to advertise to people searching for similar nonprofits, your cause, etc. Through Google ads, you can raise awareness of your cause and your nonprofit, and get more people involved. You can read more and get started here.
5. Bookkeeping: Quickbooks Online
For bookkeeping, from tracking expenses to creating invoices, Quickbooks Online is a great tool. They offer a lower rate for nonprofits through TechSoup. You can access the Quickbooks Online discount here.
6. Payment Processor: Stripe
Many fundraising softwares and platforms use Stripe, but nonprofits can directly sign up for a Stripe account as well. Stripe takes a fee from all transactions, but lessens that fee if you apply and are approved for their nonprofit discount here.
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7. Task & Project Management: Asana
Asana can help your growing nonprofit organize and manage work. You can create tasks with deadlines and organize them as a calendar, list, or kanban board, depending on your preference. They offer a free version to try Asana and offer savings for nonprofits through Techsoup, which you can access on their website.
8. Task & Project Management: Monday.com
If Asana isn’t your cup of tea, monday.com also offers lower prices for nonprofits through their nonprofit program. They even provide ideas for how nonprofits commonly use their platform to manage volunteers, organize fundraising efforts, and more.
9. File Storage and Organization: Dropbox
If you want a place to store and organize all the files for your nonprofit, Dropbox is super helpful. They offer 40% off for nonprofits through TechSoup.
10. Communication: Slack
With many nonprofits working a hybrid schedule of remote or in-the-office, Slack is a great communication tool for quick chatting with your team. Slack offers a free upgrade for nonprofits with less than 250 employees and an 85% discount to larger organizations, which you can apply for on their website.
Getting discounts is just the start of running a thriving nonprofit that makes a difference. If you want an ally in your corner to provide coaching from experienced nonprofit leaders, request a free consultation with one of our caring consultants.