Tools Every Non-Profit Needs to Succeed

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July 16, 2022
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by Lori Shecter

This comprehensive list of tools for non-profits will help everyone on your staff get their job done! Some tools are free and some are paid – share with your team. Share with the world! 🙂 We know you don’t need all of them, but someone on your team needs them.  Have more you’d like to add to this list? Shoot us an email from the form on the right!  Some of these tools are also available at a discount on TechSoup.

Featured Tools For Non-Profits:

This area features some pretty awesome stuff that we are trialing for all of you awesome non-profits out there. We’ve selected them based on their ability to help you FIND THE MONEY.

Donor Search – We are just demoing this huge database full of individuals and donors.   completely robust tool to find the exact donor or sponsor you may need. So far, I love what I am seeing. The great news about Donor Search is a FREE three-week trial PLUS the account team will help you use the tool and run reports. Worried about having time to use this tool? Don’t be! Donor Search’s account team is almost like having an on-staff development staff member.

Double the Donation -Another rad tool but very different than Donor Search. Most employees don’t know about their company’s donor match programs. This unique little piece of code integrates with your donation software and shows people whether their company will double their donation and guides them down the easy path to do so. Free trials and More!

10-Minute 360MatchPro Overview from Double the Donation on Vimeo.

Latest Discovered:

We just added this section in case you have bookmarked this list – it makes it easy for you to find the newest listing!  This tool helps people write content. Whether or not you are a great writer, this perfect tool for non-profits (free!) can help you write content for websites, grants, and social media. – Turns your blogs into videos, they say. Not exactly – more like into a moving PowerPoint.  But try it to see for sure.
uber suggest io This is a free tool from Neal Patel and helps you find the keywords that you need to make your website easier to find by search engines
Instafinsta – This really works and is amazingly cool! You can edit on Instagram and download it, reupload it to Vimeo or YouTube and embed it on your site.
Story Blocks: A paid tool to get stock videos. We like it – it’s a subscription so you can cancel any time.
Motion Array:  Paid tools for non-profits for stock videos and music, templates, motion graphics, and more. It’s about $30/month and well worth it if you are a video creator. View this website – we used motion array for the top video.

Design Tools

Canva – Free + Paid Design tool
Adobe Suite – Paid Design Tool
Figma– Free + Paid Design Tool Design tool
Pixabay – Free Images
Unsplash – Free Images
FreePik – Free Images
Adobe Stock – Free 10 Images
Digital Annual Reports:  Free
Pexels:  Free
Milanote:  Free + Paid  Free + Paid : Removes backgrounds from Images
Flaticon – Free Icons
Icon Finder – Free Icons
The Noun Project – Free Icons

Conference Calling

Zoom: Free + Paid
Uber Conference: Free + Paid
Skype:  Free + Paid
Google Meeting: Free + Paid
Jitsy:  Free
Doodle:  Meeting Scheduler

Video Editors

We Video 
Lumen 5 

Video Maker

Break Out Clips

Project Management

Airtable: Free + Paid
Monday: Paid
Asana: Free + Paid
Trello: Free + Paid
Slack: Free + Paid
Google Doc: Free + Paid

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Email CRM

Mix Max: Free + Paid
YesWare: Paid (30-day trial, best open rates)
Mail Chimp: Free and Paid
Constant Contact:  Paid
Hub Spot: Free and Paid
Intercom: Unknown but sends pretty cool-looking emails.

Email and Ad Writing

Copy Ai – Checks subject line
Send Check it – Checks subject line
Sharethrough – Checks subject line
Portent – Creates the subject line
KeeWee – Free + Paid – creates copy for FB and Google Advertising
WordTune-  Free+ Paid –  added to Chrome. Helps you rephrase your thoughts.
Copysmith – Paid + Free trial

Check your Grammar!


Donation Software

GiveWP:  We use it because it’s completely integrated with WordPress and we use it on our websites.  Example
Donor Box:  Free
Little Green Light
Give Box
Auction Software
Cause Vox  –   This actually is free which always makes me wonder…how do THEY make money to survive?

Grant Finders

Funds for NGOS
Foundation Center 
Grant Gopher 
Wells Fargo
JP Morgan Chase 


Dropbox:  Free and Paid
Google Drive:  Free and Paid
One Note:  Paid included in Microsoft Packages


Google: Free
Leadfeeder: Paid + Free Trial – See who comes to your website
Hot Jar: Free + Paid – Watch videos of your users
Mouseflow: Free + Paid – Watch videos of users
Bitly:  Link tracker.

Surveys and Forms

Survey Monkey:  Paid + Free Trial
Typeform: Paid

Social Scheduling

Hootsuite:  Paid + Free Trial
Sprout Social: Paid + Free Trial
Planoly:  Free and Paid
Only Pult: Paid

Website Builders

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