More and more companies are recognizing the positive impact that nonprofits have on the world. They also know that nonprofits, as the name suggests, are not focused on chasing profits, but rather on maximising their footprint.
That’s why they offer their services/products to nonprofits at discounted rates. So you can take advantage of the cheaper pricing and spend the money you save on more important things.
As a registered nonprofit, you qualify for an array of discounts for different services. These services cover a whole range of activities, from accounting and legal services to CRM software and team management. And everything in between.
Where Can I Get a Discount?
We have put together a list of key discounts that we think your organization might want to take advantage of.
Feel free to scroll through the whole list, or to jump straight to a specific category by clicking one of the following links:
- Email Marketing
- Office Software
- Online Forms
- Social Media
- Team Management
- Web Hosting
|Xero Accounting||You get to try out Xero Accounting with a 30-day free trial. Afterwards, you'll receive 25% off whichever subscription plan you pick.|
|Aplos Accounting||There's a 30% discount for organizations that collect less than $50k in revenue annually. Also, if your organization is less than 1 year old, you qualify for 6 months free. There's also an extra 1% off transaction fees if you're a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit.|
|Food & Supply Source||Just give them a bit of info about your nonprofit and you get a free cost/benefit analysis with no obligation.|
|Salesforce||All eligible organizations get 10 free subscriptions of Lightning Enterprise Edition. You can also enjoy around 75% off subscription plans.|
|Microsoft Dynamics||You could save up to $50 per user every month on Dynamics 365.|
|Mailchimp||Mailchimp offers a 15% discount to nonprofits after a verification process. The criteria they use will depend on your location.|
|Vertical Response||Nonprofits can send up to 10,000 emails free per month. If you need a higher volume, you can get 15% off normal pricing.|
|AWeber||AWeber offers 3 months of free usage. Thereafter, you get 25% off your regular invoice.|
|GetResponse||Nonprofits qualify for a 50% discount. And there's no time frame involved. The discount applies for as long as you are with GetResponse.|
|Constant Contact||Registered nonprofits can receive 20% off a 6-month prepaid package, and 30% off a 12-month prepaid package.|
|iContact||All qualifying nonprofits based in North Carolina are eligible for a free account. If you're based anywhere else, you still get 20% off.|
|Campaign Monitor||Nonprofits qualify for a 15% discount. You can contact their sales team for more info.|
|Stripe||Stripe offers discounted transaction fees of 2.2% + 30c per transaction to registered nonprofits.|
|PayPal||PayPal offers discounted transaction fees of 2.2% + 30c per transaction to registered nonprofits.|
|Legal Zoom||Discounted pricing is offered to nonprofits. It varies for each state, so you need to check with their website to get the precise discount that applies to your location.|
|Google Suite||G Suite for Nonprofits offers access to G Suite Basic edition at no charge. This includes use of your domain.|
|Google Earth Outreach||Eligible nonprofits get premium access to APIs. They also get access to free mapping tools.|
|Adobe||Adobe offers pricing discounts for their VIP and TLP programs globally. However, you must meet their eligibility criteria.|
|Microsoft Office||Eligible nonprofits can use Office 365 Nonprofit for free or get a discount when upgrading to advanced features. You must hold recognized charitable status in your country and sign Microsoft’s non-discrimination policy.|
|Microsoft Azure||You can get up to $5,000 in annual credits to use towards the complete portfolio of Azure services.|
|Zoho||You can contact Zoho directly for discount details.|
|Canva (graphic design)||Canva offers its premium version to registered nonprofits for free.|
|Wufoo||Wufoo offers a 50% discount to non-educational 501(c)(3) organizations.|
|Formstack||Formstack provides registered non-educational, non-governmental organizations with a 25% discount code.|
|Moz||Registered nonprofits get 75% off their membership plan.|
|Google AdWords||Eligible nonprofits get USD$10,000 of in-kind advertising every month from Google Ads.|
|Nonprofits are eligible for significant discounts. Contact LinkedIn directly for more info.|
|YouTube||The Youtube for Nonprofit Program offers donation cards, access to special resources and facilities, etc.|
|Buffer||Buffer offers 50% off their plans to all registered nonprofits.|
|Hootsuite||Registered nonprofits get 50% off Hootsuite Professional & Hootsuite Team.|
|Basecamp||Basecamp is free for teachers and students. Other nonprofits get 10% off.|
|Slack||The Slack for Nonprofits program offers a free upgrade to the Standard Plan for workspaces with 250 or less members. If your workspace is bigger than that, you get 85% off the Standard Plan.
If you opt for the Plus Plan, you get a 85% discount, irrespective of size.
|Dropbox||Dropbox does offer discounts to nonprofits. But you need to contact them directly.|
|DreamHost||US-based registered nonprofits get a free shared hosting plan (including email hosting). They also get up to 35% off on DreamPress plans.|
|Wix||Wix offers nonprofits a free Combo Premium Plan for a year, with the option of extending the plan for an additional two years.|
Many of these websites also offer an additional free trial period before you actually start paying for any services. So it would be wise to check that out too. A subscription-free trial of anything is good, right?
In addition to taking advantage of all these discounts, there are other things you can do to make the most of your budget. Check out this blog post for 17 different ways that your nonprofit can save money.
One great way to increase your donations without doing anything extra is to ask donors to cover the processing fee on their donations. It’s a relatively small amount that most donors don’t mind covering. But it can all add up to a significant amount. And every dollar helps.
In the spirit of saving money, you should also use a donation platform that charges the lowest fee possible, like Donorbox. There’s no Donorbox fee for the first $1000 you raise. Thereafter, a low 1.5% applies. That’s the lowest fee possible when compared feature-for-feature to other platforms. Definitely worth checking out!