Resources for nonprofits

There are a wealth of resource available to non-profits. Many of these are available for the asking, and provide commercial products and support at minimal costs. This page lists ones that we or our partners have found to be most useful. If you have additions to recommend, please contact us.

Tech Soup

TechSoup provides technology solutions (hardware and software) to 501(c)3 nonprofits, foundations, and libraries. They do charge an administrative fee, but the savings are substantial.

From their web site, you can learn check your eligibility, register your organization, read informative articles, or learn about what they offer from their product catalog pull-down from the menu on their web page.

Google for Nonprofits

Google offers a set of products, available free to non-profits. They utilize Tech Soup to confirm non-profit status. Learn about eligibility.

The product offerings include:

  • G-Suite- a set of applications for effective communication
  • YouTube- Create videos to tell the story of your organization
  • Google AdGrants- raise visibility with AdWords with a monthly grant
  • OneToday- simplify giving and matching
  • Maps- create custom map of locations  of interest

G-Suite

G-Suite is a collection of products available for businesses. The suite includes:

  • Gmail for your domain
  • Google Docs
  • Google Drive
  • Google Calendar

Google provides a description of how G-Suite can benefit a non-profit.

In order to sign up your organization to use these services, follow these steps.

Our experience with the support team from G-Suite was tremendous-  fast, professional, knowledgeable, and working with the skills of the person seeking support.

Bridging the Gap

PCs for People, in partnership with Mobile Beacon, offers a free platform that allows non-profits to offer affordable, high-quality refurbished computers and Mobile Beacon’s unlimited, high-speed internet service for as low as $10/month.

Your non-profit can act as the entry point, but PC’s for People provides all the infrastructure for ordering computers, billing, and establishing service with Mobile Beacon.

They offer:

  • Quick, easy sign-up
  • No administration costs
  • Ongoing support for billing, equipment delivery, and customer service
  • Dashboard view of your impact

As of May 2017, they had 75 organizations using this service.

AdGrants

Drive Google.com search engine traffic to your organization’s website with our monthly $10,000 USD advertising grant. Follow these steps: https://support.google.com/grants/answer/1689506

More detail will be added as we gain experience with this topic.

Maps

Create a custom map of your donors or project sites in ten minutes.  Collect data in the field with and map your data to visualize your cause.  Learn more about each tool at http://www.google.com/earth/outreach/tools/index.html.

More detail will be added as we gain experience with this topic.

Pro-bono lawyer

Use your contacts to find a law firm with experience in non-profits that is willing to provide pro-bono services. We started with some small questions, and have established a relationship. It can be extremely reassuring to have someone to call in when you have legal questions.