10 Essential Free Tools for Nonprofits

10 Essential Free Tools for Nonprofits

I am humbled by the kindness, time, and generous spirit of so many people who have come across my webpage and taken the time to share additional contributions. Sincerest thanks to Abby B for sharing the below article on free tools that helped her reduce some of the administrative costs of the nonprofit she works for. 

Nonprofits often rely on a strong online presence to attract supporers, donors, and volunteers. Maintaining online visibility can be costly from the standpoint of time and money, especially in managing administrative needs to support passions. Author Sharon Hall shares 10 free tools that may help you be more successful. Identified aides can help you create and manage websites, optimize social media marketing and communications, manage projects and volunteers, and fundraise. To read more about each of the tools listed below, click here to be directed to the full article and associated resources.   I have not personally tried these so please do do your due diligence in exploring them before making any commitments. That said, I am familiar with some through my Rodan and Fields business and wish I would have incorporated these all years ago as I was building. I’m definitely looking forward to exploring them now! 
1. Create Your Website With Wix
Website Planet shares a video on how to build your free Wix website:

2. Track Web Traffic with Google Analytics

3. Email Your Audience with Benchmark Email

Email marketing is essential to build awareness of your nonprofit and retain the attention of those who already know about you. One great email marketing service to choose from is Benchmark Email. Benchmark Email has a forever-free plan, allowing you to send up to 14,000 emails a month and to manage a subscriber database of 2,000 contacts. This makes it a great tool to use when your nonprofit is just starting out.

4. Schedule Social Media Updates with Buffer

These days, social media is an essential way to connect with your audience of supporters, volunteers, and donors. But managing social media can be a full-time job. And, as a nonprofit, you probably can’t afford the time. Buffer can help you manage your social media presence with its scheduling tool.

5. Design Web and Social Graphics with Canva

6. Find the Best Volunteers with VolunteerMatch

7. Manage Tasks and Projects with Trello

Trello is project and task management software that helps you plan events, manage content, and keep track of all the things you have to do.

8. Handle Fundraising with Snowball

Snowball is one of the best online fundraising tools there is, and it’s free.

9. Reach More Donors with DialMyCalls

DialMyCalls can help you keep in touch with members, donors, and volunteers most expeditously. It’s an automated calling and texting solution that can be used to send out donation requests and volunteer alerts. The free account lets you send one 30-second message to 25 contacts a week.

10. Manage Your Contacts with Hubspot CRM

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