Everyone knows that funding is one of the challenges that almost all nonprofits face. But, did you know, that many technology companies and retailers offer nonprofit organizations discounts on their products and services? For organizations that are not currently taking advantage of some or all of the following discounts, this could be a relatively quick and easy way for your nonprofit to save some money.
1) Hardware and Software
Techsoup.org is a nonprofit organization that offers computer hardware and software to nonprofit organizations at greatly reduced costs. This site does require organizations to pay a membership fee, however, in the long run, your nonprofit will still save money on the retail price of these items.
2) Email Marketing Service
VerticalResponse offers free email marketing to nonprofit organizations so that they can easily keep in contact with donors, supporters, partners, and the community. However, there are some limitations on the free version of their software. If your organization has more expansive email marketing needs, GetResponse and Benchmark offer their services to nonprofit organizations for 50% off the regular retail price.
3) Phone Service
Cabertel is a phone service provider that offers nonprofit organizations customizable plans so that they are only paying for the services they absolutely need. When compared with the phone/internet bundle price offered by most mainstream providers, Cabertel could save nonprofits up to $100 a month.
Google for Nonprofits and Google Ad Grants both provide quality Google services to nonprofit organizations free of charge. Nonprofits can get premium features like email, storage, surveys, webinars, and video conferencing with Google for Nonprofits without paying a thing. Some organizations can even get up to $10,000 a month in free advertising credits from Google Ad Grants.
5) Web Hosting
Grassroots.org and DreamHost both offer free web hosting to nonprofits. This will allow your organization to get your website up and running without the additional cost of hosting.
6) Microsoft Office 365
Microsoft Office 365 offers many of their services, including use of the cloud, to 501(c)(3) nonprofits free of charge.
7) Digital Transaction Management
In today’s digital age, it is vital for organizations to be able to conduct business online. DocuSign offers a 30% discount to nonprofits for its software that will back all documents up in the cloud.
These tips could help your organization save a lot in operating costs. For more information for nonprofits, visit www.FoundationsEC.org.