Free Tools for Nonprofits - Updated for 2014


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There are a ton of free tools out there...but are they any good?

Why waste the time to figure out what works and what doesn't when you can learn from the experts at Here's My Chance! From marketing to project management, social media engagement to time tracking, we'll walk you through the top tools that we love using with our clients and partnering organizations.

Join Kevin Colahan, COO of Here's My Chance, for this informative and valuable presentation. We'll explore the latest and greatest tools and resources to get a step ahead of the competition.

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Free Tools for Nonprofits - Updated for 2014

  1. 1. Free Tools forFree Tools forFree Tools forFree Tools for NonprofitsNonprofitsNonprofitsNonprofits …and social impact organizations ☺
  2. 2. Meet KevinMeet KevinMeet KevinMeet Kevin • Co-Founder and COO of Here’s My Chance • PSU Alum • Snowboarder, Tech Nerd, Sarcastic Fella, Dad to Be • Pug Lover (Lily - Team Mascot) • Shy Guy Who Gets Stuff Done
  3. 3. here’s my chance @HMCTwit #HMC101 A Creative Agency for Good
  4. 4. • Founded in March 2011 • Here’s My Chance (HMC) is a creative agency for good – we work with clients we believe in! • HMC empowers organizations to capitalize on the influence of community, content, and social impact • Using our creativity to make a positive impact on the planet is a core mission and part of our business model WHO IS HMC?
  5. 5. • Google Stuff • Tools for… • Project Assistance • Team Collaboration • Tool Creation • Website & Web Hosting • Fundraising • Social • Email • CRM • Time Tracking • Q&A #HMC101 WHAT will we talk about?
  6. 6. • Google Ad Grants: Free AdWords advertising to promote your website on Google through keyword targeting. Up to $10,000/month • YouTube Nonprofit Program: Premium branding capabilities on YouTube channels, and increased uploading capacity. • Google Apps for Nonprofit: Free version of the Google Apps business productivity suite, including Gmail, Docs, Calendar, and more. • Google Earth Outreach Grants: Free licensing for Google Earth Pro and Maps API for Business. • One Today by Google: Free access to a mobile fundraising platform
  7. 7. • Based in the U.S, U.K, and Wales (other on an ad-hoc basis) • Hold current 501(c)(3) status, as determined by the IRS • THE FOLLOWING ORGS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE: • Governmental entities and organizations; • Hospitals and health care organizations; • Schools, childcare centers, academic institutions, and universities (philanthropic arms of educational organizations are eligible). Sign up Here - AgendaAgendaAgendaAgendaAm I Eligible?
  8. 8. Donate button for viewers to directly contribute to the cause right from YouTube videos
  9. 9. Community forum to connect with fellow non-profits
  10. 10. Live Streaming for events, conferences, and reporting
  11. 11. • Mobile app only available to Android users • Add a project (or multiple), get connected with people/networks who donated to similar projects, and track via metrics • Helps people learn about Nonprofits and select orgs in line with their values • Amplify impact by matching friends’ donations • Must be a member of Google for Nonprofits to register • Increases online presence and fund inflow • No fees associated ☺
  13. 13. • Organizational Effectiveness grants = capacity building • $3,000 - $40,000 • Great for strategic plans, marketing plans, technical upgrades, infrastructure (read: website!)
  14. 14. VSVSVSVS
  15. 15. - Brings together worthwhile causes with talented marketers, innovators, strategists, advertisers, graphic designers, and web developers - Focused solely on marketing - More freedom of interactions between causes and potential volunteers including direct messaging - More of a social network - Matches professionals who want to volunteer their skills with Nonprofits who need their help - Wider variety of volunteer types and skills - More structured way of pairing volunteers with Nonprofits - Jobs last 3 months max with around $10K in services - Location not an issue
  16. 16. Team collaboration TOOLS
  17. 17. Makes it easy to track and collaborate on tasks and projects everyday
  18. 18. • Makes it easy to track and collaborate on tasks and projects everyday
  19. 19. Makes it easy for anyone to organize a local group.
  20. 20. Utilize this to garner followers, promote their cause through another outlet of social media, and market events to locals.
  21. 21. Tool Creation Tools
  22. 22. Creates “word clouds”
  23. 23. Enables nonprofits to create polls that can be shared on Twitter or any other social network. Non-profits can view statistics about what time people voted and from what country.
  24. 24. Website Tools
  25. 25. • Free Signup ($4/month to host your own domain • 100’s of responsive designs • Reporting Dashboard • E-Commerce integration • Features - Video, Forms, Blogs
  26. 26. VSVSVSVS
  27. 27. Disk Space 100MB 20MB Templates 7 94 Blog Yes No Forum With a surcharge Yes Stats With a surcharge Yes Site search Yes Only through Google Support Yes With a surcharge
  28. 28. Web Hosting Tools
  29. 29. Although it is not free, Host Gator Is “practically synonymous with cheap, reliable web hosting”, making it an invaluable investment for any organization needing a website. -
  30. 30. • Unlimited Disk Space • Unlimited Bandwidth • $100 Google Adwords Offer • 4500 Free Website Templates • $3.96/ month Few other options are Weebly and Wix, so check them out too!
  31. 31. Fundraising Tools
  32. 32. VSVSVSVS
  33. 33. Payment Options Pay as you go: 4.9% + 3% Credit Card Fees Flat fee: 5.75% Facebook App Yes Integration w/social Plug-ins Credit Card fees Extra Included Rally: Has its own funds processing capabilities. Fundly: Claims to raise 52% more funds through their method of social media integration Rally: One of lowest payment processing %
  34. 34. Social Tools
  35. 35. is a platform that enables charities, nonprofits, and NGOs to increase their social media reach.
  36. 36. Supporters can donate a tweet or status update to benefit your cause. Only one tweet per cause per day Easy sign up and approval process Messages can be managed by causes of what will be sent out
  37. 37. Helps with various sharing, networking, monitoring and analyzing tools.
  38. 38. • Improve productivity by managing all social networks within HootSuite. • Maintain control over Twitter, Facebook,LinkedIn, Google+, and more from one hub. • Basic Analytics Reports • Message Scheduling • App Integrations • Up to 3 Social Profiles
  39. 39. The first crowd-speaking platform that helps people be heard by saying something together.
  40. 40. Get enough people to support your message through the Thunderclap website and they'll all tweet/facebook it out at once. “Successful Thunderclaps require passionate people that believe in an idea and message they want heard.”
  41. 41. Measure the reach of a campaign or hashtag
  42. 42. Discover and share content based on your interests and audience • Social Login through Facebook/Twitter to pick up your interests and interests of your followers • Ability to select keywords that are associated with your cause and your interests (technology, sustainability, Philadelphia education, etc) • Up to 2 accounts with FREE version • Daily email of recommended content to push and a dashboard of suggestions • Recommended hashtags to add to post • Nuzzel = Another option for this
  43. 43. Connect all of your services and get insights on your data all in one location • Social Login through Facebook/Twitter to pick up your interests and interests of your followers
  44. 44. Email Tools
  45. 45. Mail service provider More than 6 million people MailChimp is free for lists of up to 2,000 subscribers.
  46. 46. • Smart Emailing • Segmentation • Add Notes to create campaigns that suit specific readers. • Includes revenue reports to monitor activity, meet goals, and set new ones.
  47. 47. CRM Tools
  48. 48. Time Tracking Tools
  49. 49. Questions? @hmctwit/@kevincolahan Kevin Colahan COO
  50. 50. Upcoming events • SBN Tech Forum feat. Elliot Cowan • Tuesday, August 5th from 8:00am – 12:00pm • Hosted at Benjamin’s Desk • • Getting Heard on a Noisy #Giving Tuesday • Featuring Dave Gloss & Lansie Sylvia • Thursday, Aug 21st from 3:30PM to 5:00PM • National Museum of Jewish American History • Event RSVP TBA – check the Meetup page!