We know that the nonprofit sector leaders may not have enough funds allotted to institutional support that is why we have put this list and links together.
GRAPHIC DESIGN AND VIDEO TOOLS:
Want to feel like a designer? Canva makes it easy! Canva is a simplified graphic design tool that uses a basic drag-and-drop functionality. It enables even the most aesthetically challenged person to design beautiful content. You should also check out CANVA for Nonprofits. Simply amazing!
Pixler offer the basics in design, including fill, crop, blur and smudge tools. This editor requires flash to be enabled, and some browsers will block it. But you can enable it by clicking on the tiny “blocked” icon in your browser bar and following the prompts.
Create personalized images and video designs in minutes. Design Wizard is similar to Canva but focuses more on video editing and creation. So if video is your priority, this could be the perfect free tool for you.
Have you ever wondered how to create a personalized thank you video for your donors?
Vidyard is a video hosting platform, but the beauty of it is its Chrome extension tool. Vidyard has a free screen and webcam recording tool that makes it easy to create videos on the fly. In addition, you can track who is watching it.
Create word art using Recite, and turn meaningful quotes into images ready for social media. Recite is one of the tools that makes those quotes look amazing. Use this powerful tool to spice up your Social Media pages.
Pexels offers pictures for free by suggesting you promote the photographer or send them a donation, or you do have the option of doing nothing at all. For nonprofits, Pexels offers free images that are impactful and professional.
BRANDING AND LOGO DESIGN:
Get a professional logo for your organization or project. This site offers professional-looking branding free. The design and logo creation is quick and easy and looks sharp. It is definitely worth looking at!
This free tool is a search engine for 16,000+ vector icons. It is a great place to search for free images.
If you’re building your website or developing marketing material and need uniform icons (drawings that signify an idea) You can find it all here!
This visual project management tool helps nonprofit teams stay on task using boards. It allows you to see current and future tasks and collaborate easily with your team.
This is a great place to store and organize your nonprofit’s files. It offers free space up to 2GB. You can store any kind of file here and share it easily with anyone from anywhere. It’s a great central storage space if you need to collaborate with others.
Slack is a must-have chat tool for modern nonprofit teams. It makes collaboration easy and powerful, and the free version offers unlimited users and many features. Slack is the best choice if you need real-time, instantaneous online communication. It keeps your team’s conversation private and allows you to invite other users as needed.
Bring conversations to life with photos, emojis and group video calls.
This project management tool will help your team get more work efficiently. It offers a robust set of tools to help you organize documents, stay on track and hit deadlines. If you stick with it for the first 14 days, research shows you will begin to save time and accomplish more with this powerful tool.
Nonprofits use social media to create meaningful connections that drive people to donate or volunteer. Creating these connections takes time and dedication, and managing social media across multiple channels can be a daunting task.
That’s why you might consider using a social media management tool like Buffer. With Buffer, you can save tons of time by scheduling your posts across different social channels, get the full picture of your content calendar in one dashboard, and track the success of your social campaigns.
The free version offers one social profile per network – compatible with Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. You can also register for their special program for nonprofits and get a Buffer Publish Plan for 50% off.
You have probably heard of Eventbrite – whether you have bought a ticket for a local concert or hosted your own fundraising event. It is an amazing (and free) event management tool.
Did you know it also has a cheaper processing fee for all nonprofits? Not only you can ask your supporters to pay the processing fee, but also they can actually pay a much smaller amount than a normal ticket would cost.
Milanote is a tool for organizing projects into beautiful visual boards. Just like working on the wall in a creative studio, Milanote offers a visual and tactile way to put together projects. It is a perfect collaboration tool for small nonprofit teams.
SURVEYS AND FEEDBACK FORMS:
Build beautiful surveys and forms with Typeform. Typeform will allow you to create effective and professional surveys that you can use to learn more about your donors, volunteers and the people you serve with at your mission. Typeform will tally and report on your results so you can simply review and move forward, taking the right next step.
This survey tool is a little different from Typeform in that the tool converts a survey you make into a line of code you can embed into your website. Here is an example: you add a new page to your website describing a detailed case study of one of your most recent projects. As a reader clicks away from the page, a survey may appear asking them the following:
- Yes, this is exactly what I want to see more of
- Sort of, but I would love to see more ___________
- Not at all, this is not where I feel my donations should be spent
Jotform is another survey platform we really like. It is easy to use and it has over 5,000 beautiful templates to choose from. If you want to give a sleek and professional look to your survey, you can also build your own template and use your brand colors and logo. You can use JotForm for event registration, volunteer signup, post-event surveys, sponsorship forms, and much more!
The best part is that Jotform offers a special discount for nonprofits – 50% off all their packages if you’re ever interested in a premium version. You can always use the free version if it fits your needs.
Culled from Keela.