In our line of work, we often help non-profit organizations to develop and expand their online exposure. We love to help organizations that have a mission to make the world a better place.
These are a few resources that we have learned about that offer free services for nonprofits. Some restrictions may apply to these resources.
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Google for Nonprofits
If you are a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Google can provide you with a free Workspace account, Google Ads, YouTube services, and Google Earth services. Google Workspace is a set of services and tools built by Google that include gmail (using your domain name) [link to choosing a domain name], Google Drive, Google Meet, Google, Calendar and other useful services.
DreamHost website hosting
DreamHost is a website hosting company that we really like. They offer free shared hosting for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. If you want to upgrade to a managed WordPress hosting plan, they offer 35% off for the life of the plan.
Kinsta website hosting
One of, if not the best managed WordPress hosting companies, Kinsta also offers a 15% discount for nonprofit.
The biggest online retailer has a great program for nonprofits. When a nonprofit organization registers on AmazonSmile, they are provided with a link that they can share with their audience. When anyone uses that link and makes a qualifying purchase, a small percentage of that purchase price goes to the nonprofit.
Canva for nonprofits
Canva makes it easy for nonprofits to create graphic media that can be used for flyers, banners, websites, and social media. They have great templates that you can start with or create your own. Having an easy way to create graphics can help you spread the word about your nonprofit faster. Canva gives nonprofits access to the “Pro” features of its platform for up to 10 users.
Nonprofits that help other nonprofits
Some nonprofits specialize in finding volunteers and matching them with nonprofits in need. This is how we first started to build our portfolio. We hope to find more soon but this is a start.
Jericho Road Pasadena
Not specifically a digital resource but they help other Pasadena based nonprofits to grow. We’ve done a few website projects with them as volunteers. They truly make a difference for Pasadena nonprofits.
Nonprofit organizations help to make the world a better place and there are many companies that want to help. We hope these resources are useful for you.
Leave a comment below if you know of any resources we should be including in our list.
Emphasis.LA provides digital marketing and website development services for nonprofits and small businesses. Let us know if we can help you with any of the services mentioned here or with your digital presence.