It can be challenging to run a nonprofit on a tight budget. Every penny counts – especially since it was generously donated – so you have to be very intentional about every expense. That’s why it’s crucial to know about every available resource at your disposal. The good news is, there are many.
For nonprofits, many companies offer free resources and insights. This is particularly true with online and tech services. It’s just a matter of knowing where to find them. Here are seven (of many) services that offer unique resources to nonprofits:
- Google Ad Grants – Google ad grants allow select nonprofits up to $10,000 per month in search ads shown via Google. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you can apply for a Google for Nonprofits account. Once you’re verified, you can use that account to set up your campaigns. Many nonprofits have seen a lot of marketing success through these ads by growing site traffic, increasing donations and more.
- Social Impact by Meta
Meta, now the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, has a website dedicated to helping nonprofits utilize Meta’s technologies to grow their impact. It has information about how to run fundraisers through Facebook and Instagram, how to manage ads, and details about the free tools you can utilize through its different platforms. Meta also offers its business communication tool, Workplace, for free to nonprofits.
- Walmart Local Community Grants
If your organization operates at a local level or has local chapters, Walmart offers grants quarterly through its local community grant program. Grants range from $250 to $5000 and are awarded through an open application process. Learn more about eligibility and apply for grants here.
- Point Volunteer Management
Point is a platform that allows you to manage, engage and mobilize volunteers – and it’s free for nonprofits. This app gives you a cloud-based administrator dashboard for data management and coordination, integrates into your website for volunteer signups, and allows volunteers to download an app for staying engaged.
- LinkedIn Guides for Nonprofits
LinkedIn has a unique section of insights and resources on its website solely dedicated to nonprofits. The hub offers robust guides on everything from messaging potential donors on LinkedIn to building a diverse, inclusive workplace – all free to download.
- Salesforce for Nonprofits
CRM platform Salesforce aims to give nonprofits access to all their programs, constituents, fundraising efforts, marketing and more all in one place. It has a dedicated offering specifically designed for nonprofits, which includes “dedicated configurable solutions for program management, fundraising, and marketing and engagement.”
- Classy Blog
This blog is packed with resources like fundraising and marketing tips, webinars, industry insights, information on technology trends, downloadable guides, case studies and more. Check this page out periodically to see if anything is helpful for your team.
We love helping nonprofits save money so they can use their budget to do more good in the world. WIN Warehouse accepts corporate donations of excess inventory ranging from office chairs and cleaning supplies to work boots and safety equipment, and then we pass those items on to nonprofits for just a small handling fee. Often our nonprofit members get the items they need for more than 75 percent off standard prices.
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