10 Tools Every Nonprofit Leader Should Know

Updated: Sep 30, 2020

Hello nonprofit friends! I'm here to make your life much simpler. In this blog post, I have complied 10 innovative and efficient tools to help you run your nonprofit much smoother. I'll share how each tools works and how you can incorporate them into your workflow.

1. Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a free web analytics tool that can help you analyze your website traffic and measure the effectiveness of your marketing efforts. It can help nonprofits optimize their website to turn their traffic into donations, event registrations, or volunteer applications.

By using Google Analytics, your nonprofit can measure return on investment, identify which strategy yielded the most results and understand what content is performing best. Data can also help inform staffing decisions, which is incredibly valuable for nonprofits who are often resource constrained. It's FREE!

2. TechSoup

TechSoup offers a range of services to help your nonprofit better implement and manage your technology. From emergency tech support to strategic planning to fully managed IT services, our offerings are designed to meet the needs of all types of organizations. There is a nominal fee.

3. Hootsuite

Hootsuite is a Social Media Management System or tool. It helps you keep track and manage your many social network channels. It can enable you to monitor what people are saying about your brand and help you respond instantly. You can also preschedule, in advance, of what you want to share on your social media platforms. It's FREE!

4. Canva

One of my favorite digital tools is Canva! Canva is a graphic design platform that allows users to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, posters, documents and other visual content. You can use this to make newsletters, logo, event flyers, and so much more! Canva PRO is FREE for nonprofits!

5. Unsplash

Unsplash is a website that provides beautiful, free images and photos that you can download and use for any project. Better than any royalty free or stock photos. This is a great resource if you're a new nonprofit and need high quality images for promotion. You can type in the words "volunteer", "community", "nonprofit", or "partnership".

6. Slack

Slack teams allow communities, groups, or teams to join a "workspace" via a specific URL or invitation sent by a team admin or owner. Although Slack was developed for professional and organizational communication, it has been adopted as a community platform, replacing message boards or social media groups. The Slack for Nonprofits program offers FREE or discounted plan upgrades to eligible organizations.

7. Amazon Web Services

AWS, through TechSoup Global, makes a grant of $2,000 in AWS Promotional Credits to eligible nonprofit organizations. Organizations can now apply these service credits toward usage fees for all AWS on-demand cloud services, as available by region for 12 months.

8. Survey Monkey

SurveyMonkey offers nonprofit survey templates You'll be able to create your online survey in a matter of minutes. SurveyMonkey also gives you access to the survey tools you need to easily deploy and analyze your nonprofit survey—empowering your entire organization to make smarter decisions

9. Mailchimp

Mailchimp offers a wide range of FREE marketing tools and channels, including email, marketing CRM, 1-click automations, websites, and more. (And when you’re ready for paid features, Mailchimp also offers a discount for nonprofit organizations.)

10. Volunteer Match

VolunteerMatch is the most effective way to recruit highly qualified volunteers for your nonprofit. The website matches your organization with people who are passionate about and committed to your cause, and who can help when and where you need them.

I hope you found this to be extremely helpful! If so, let me know.

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