Free Nonprofit Resources

Make your volunteer and nonprofit organization stronger and more effective by leveraging free nonprofit resources. Many of these tools will even save you time, while providing data and insight about your cause.

1. WordPress

WordPress is the ultimate free resource, not just for nonprofits, but everyone.  The WordPress website framework is free to use, installs on almost any hosting, open-source, secure, scalable, and easy to manage with some basic training.

2. Dreamhost Website Hosting

While not the fastest, or easiest to set up, (but a great free option) Dreamhost hosting offers website hosting for free to nonprofits.  We generally only work with this product with nonprofits because it’s free.

3. Google Workspace

Formerly G-Suite, this powerhouse of productivity tools is free for all nonprofits through its basic plan, and it includes the usage of your domain name for your team’s email addresses. Beyond your domain, you have access to Docs, Sheets, Calendar, Drive for individual and shared cloud storage, and so much more.

4. Canva PRO

Canva Pro for Nonprofits is an online design app that makes your graphics POP! With tons of templates available, you’ll be able to create anything from a quick Facebook post to an entire presentation. Features include saving preset branding color palettes, templates, and so much more.

5. Google Ad Grants

Google Ad Grants show your message to people searching for nonprofits like yours. Each qualifying nonprofit has access to up to $10,000 per month in search ads shown on Google.com. Additional Google Ads may be purchased in a separate account.

6. Social Good by Facebook

Community is at the center of Facebook’s Social Good movement, so it’s no surprise that their nonprofit tools are designed to help raise awareness and money for initiatives that encourage giving back.

7. HotJar

If you know your users are getting stuck, you can either make the relevant parts of your website easier to use or make the relevant information stand out more. Either way, their free advanced tracking tool is available for nonprofits. This is available to nonprofits who are nongovernmental, nonacademic, noncommercial, nonpolitical in nature and have no religious affiliation. Their goal is to assist organizations working to “further charitable causes.” 

8. Follow Facebook’s @nonprofits

The Facebook nonprofit group keeps you posted with all of Facebook’s nonprofit tools and resources! Occasionally they announce fundraisers that your organization can join.

9. YouTube Nonprofit Program

YouTube’s Nonprofit Program will help your organization create more inspiring video content.

10. Hootsuite

For smaller organizations with less than two channels to manage, Hootsuite offers a “free-limited” plan with a 50% discount on the unlimited set-up, which lets you manage more than two social channels. With this great software, you can schedule and manage your social media posts all in one place with built-in analytics.

11. CallHub

For smaller organizations, you can sign up for free and have 5,000 calls on CallHub’s tab for their “Collective Calling Campaign”. This software helps organize and track your fundraising outreach via call and text, and it’s all capable of automation for ultimate efficiency.