There are several programs and resources that non-profit organizations can use or apply for to get a discount on the software and online tools that will benefit their programs.
I have compiled a listing of some of the resources below.
Graphic Design, Layout, and Photo & Video Editing Software
Adobe has a non-profit licensing program, which allows various organizations including 501(c)3 organizations, religious organizations, hospitals, and government organizations to purchase Adobe products at a discount. The information is listed at: https://helpx.adobe.com/enterprise/using/non-profit.html
This tool allows you to create graphics for social media and other marketing materials. If you’re a nonprofit, Canva’s premium version is available to you for free.
OpenOffice.org provides free office suite software that is compatible with other office software systems and allows you to create PDF’s. This suite includes a word processing, database, graphic, presentation, and drawing software.
Office 365 is offered a discount to nonprofits. This provides access to OneDrive, SharePoint, Teams, and Exchange in the completely free version. For those that want more services like Office applications, the cost is $3/user/month. The price is higher for large nonprofits. See the Microsoft 365 website for details.
YouTube Nonprofit Program
This program offers specific services designed to help nonprofits tell their story, raise awareness, and get more volunteers and donors.
Get a discount of up to 50% off of Hootsuite’s social media management and scheduling services.
Use this tool to plan, schedule, and track the success of your social media campaigns. They offer a 50% discount for all registered nonprofits.
If you’re trying to improve your SEO and drive more traffic to your website, Moz offers a nonprofit discount of 75% discount for their Moz Pro subscription. This gives you access to keyword research tools, link building tools, site audits, and page optimization insights.
DreamHost offers free website shared hosting services to registered, 501(c)3 non-profit organizations in the United States. For those interested in the DreamPress services (managed WordPress hosting), they offer a significant discount.
Email & Newsletter Management
For an easy-to-use system that allows you to collect and manage a database of emails for your volunteer and donor communication, MailChimp offers a 15% discount on their plans for nonprofits.
By prepaying for ConstantContact services, you can receive a 20-30% discount on email marketing services from ConstantContact
Google has a grant program for non-profit organizations to get some in-kind advertising using Google AdWords.
G Suite for Nonprofits
Google offers their business apps: Gmail, Docs, Calendar, Drive, and Google Meet at varying options. The G Suite Basic is free for nonprofits, G Suite Business for Nonprofits is $4 a month, and G Suite Enterprise for Nonprofits is $8 a month. This is heavily discounted from their normal rates. Learn more about G Suite for Nonprofits.
Multiple Programs and Services
TechSoup is a technology product philanthropy service just for nonprofits. They facilitate many programs that pair nonprofits with the software or technology that will help them acquire and use technology effectively. They also produce information and a learning center accessible online. Visit the techsoup website for more detailed information.
Don’t See What You Need Here?
This is not a complete list of all businesses offering nonprofit discounts. If you don’t see what you are looking for here, go to the website of each business and search for ‘nonprofit’ and see what comes up. If you don’t see anything on their website, give them a call, send them an email and ask what they might offer your organization. It never hurts to ask 🙂