Ben Terry
Ben TerryCreative Director, Access Ventures

What are some of the best apps for nonprofits?

I'm looking for some of the best apps and software nonprofits and provide a nice discount for nonprofits to use in their organizations.
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    1Password for Teams

    Securely share secrets + info within your team

    Jason Heydasch
    Jason HeydaschTechnology Solutions Director · Written
    1Password offers a great, 50% discount for non-profits (and educational institutions). I love it and highly recommend it.
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    Zenkit

    The project management tool that grows with you

    A user-friendly tool that will help nonprofits with building relationships with clients, and keeping on top of everything. Can definitely recommend.
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    • Using Zenkit for a few months now and can't see myself going back to my old tool. The team has done a phenominal job of building an application that addresses the need of power users, light users, and everything in between.

    • Edited my review to reflect the awesome response time to problem I encountered. Incredible, hard working team and their app reflects the care and dedication they have put into Zenkit. Keep up the great work, Zenkit!

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  3. Britain Green
    Britain GreenFront-end Developer, Iluminere · Written
    TechSoup is a platform built for nonprofits. They partner with companies to release free, or discounted software and services.
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    A_Sky
    A_SkySearch & find the best · Written
    We got a lot of great things thanks to them ! you have a one time licence with Box.com for around 110$ I think for 10 users sharing 100gb all together.
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    Shelf

    A better way for teams to manage & share files, links & more

    Katarina Wajda
    Katarina WajdaBlogger @ Innerpieces.blog · Written
    Katarina Wajda made this product
    Hi Ben, Non-profits are especially fond of our product (just to name a few: Waterkeeper Alliance, Partners In School Innovation, Children's Literacy Initiative, TrickleUp, Down Syndrome Affiliates In Action). We offer special discounts specifically for non-profits who choose to upgrade from our free version. Hope this helps! :)
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    • Matt Storeygard
      Matt StoreygardDirector - Connecticut Innovations

      I love Shelf! I've been using it for a while now and it really helps me find and organize my cloud content. As storage of information and ideas gets messier and messier, Shelf helps me feel organized, knowing I can get to anything I need with ease. I can't wait for the future integrations that will make accessing my information in the cloud even easier.

    • Ursula Ayrout
      Ursula Ayroutgeneration for startups

      I really enjoy using Shelf, what I really like about the product is the fact that I can add any types of file into my shelf, from emails, attachments, LinkedIn posts, articles. As someone who works in marketing, I am always collecting information that will help with projects later on. Sharing it with the rest of the team is super easy, and best of all it takes away the frustration of finding files.

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    Give

    A WordPress plugin for easily collecting donations

    Amjad Ali
    Amjad AliProduct Manager · Edited
    Message me to learn how you can get an average credit card processing rate of 1.75% + $0.30 per transaction.
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  6. Srebalaji Thirumalai
    Srebalaji ThirumalaiMade in India. Startup enthusiast. Coder · Written
    Mail for good helps you to send emails in an affordable way, It uses AWS Simple Email Service to send emails. And its build for nonprofits in mind.
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    Quinn Comendant
    Quinn ComendantSRE, Strangecode LLC · Written
    OSS mail campaign tool!
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    GetSiteControl

    7 most important website widgets in a single app 👊

    Ksenia Borisova
    Ksenia BorisovaGetSiteControl, Content & Communications · Written
    Ksenia Borisova made this product
    GetSiteControl website tools are not specifically for nonprofits, they are for any websites or blogs, but we offer nonprofit organizations completely free access to our paid subscription plan. Most nonprofit organizations have a website these days. With GetSiteControl they can get all sorts of useful engagement tools free of charge: online surveys, contact forms, email lead forms, live chats, promotional popups, etc.
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    • Jeff Reckseidler
      Jeff ReckseidlerI run http://tuuk.me

      Really happy to see the flexibility and options available in this tool. Thanks getSiteControl, I started using it on a project this morning and already feel pretty good about the decisions

    • Beth Fiedler
      Beth FiedlerHappy Entrepreneur w a PH product 🙌

      A set of 7 website widgets readily available. This is an amazing tool for startups! I particularly like the Survey and Chat widgets. Also appreciate the flexibility to choose the widget position. Now my challenge is not to overcrowd the website. Thanks very much for sharing!

  8. Jason Heydasch
    Jason HeydaschTechnology Solutions Director · Written
    Microsoft has always offered great discounts for (most kinds of) non-profits and Office 365 is no different. Entry level plans that include the full Office desktop suite start at $2/mo/user. The best plan is (currently) Office 365 E3 at $4.50/mo/user. You get so much with that package. They also offer a 'donation' plan for up to 300 users. That one's completely free and includes email and online versions of Word/Excel/etc. Great offering. https://products.office.com/en-u...
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  9. Ben Terry
    Ben TerryCreative Director, Access Ventures · Edited
    Here's one example that I'm familiar with, which is basically the Salesforce but catered specifically for nonprofits to help them build better relationships with funders and volunteers.
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  10. Kesava Mandiga
    Kesava Mandiga14Curious cat. Writer. Explorer. · Written
    If you're looking for a powerful yet easy to use solution for documents, spreadsheets and presentations, Google Docs is the best. And it's free!
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    Buffer for Instagram

    Plan, track, and analyze your Instagram marketing

    Kesava Mandiga
    Kesava Mandiga14Curious cat. Writer. Explorer. · Written
    Buffer makes setting up Social Media posts easy! It works with all major social networks, and is free with some limitations. I'm not sure if they have a specific plan for nonprofits, but no harm in checking with the team. They are super helpful.
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    • You can schedule it via the Buffer but then you must add the text and hastags when it's time - which the buffer lets you know via a notification. But it's a great feature to have!

  12. FerminRP
    FerminRP4Growth Hacker · Written
    All the information and documents you need for your everyday tasks
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    Trello

    Organize anything, together

    FerminRP
    FerminRP4Growth Hacker · Written
    Organize all your projects together
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    • Lindsey Winsemius
      Lindsey WinsemiusMarketing, Author, Supermom

      I just started using this with my marketing team at work, and so far it seems to be an efficient way to coordinate on projects. Now if I can just remember to log in and actually use the boards...

    • Nick Allen
      Nick AllenHead of Marketing at FileInvite | Kiwi

      Brilliant for managing all your project backlogs in a Kanban fashion. Including a list for the DIY tasks around the house.

      As a Marketer I use this daily to manage workflow, sort ideas around future content and prioritize my activities. My team collaborate and report using handy integrations with Google and we use it as a Customer service and Sales script repository to store links to docs and how-to videos.

  14. I've started to see several NFP projects leveraging Patreon lately. Good for building an engaged donor base.
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  15. I think Kumu is one of the most versatile and useful tools for NGOs that want to map and visualise networks, theories of change, systems dynamics and more.
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  16. Free for Non profits with 501(c) status for upto 3000 users, or on 66% discount for more than 3k users.
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    Airtable 2.0

    Beyond the spreadsheet

    A_Sky
    A_SkySearch & find the best · Written
    They offer one table for free !
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    • Seeing how Airtable has progressed since it first launched is quite impressive. My only qualm with the application is the level of effort one has to put in to get a project setup. After spending a couple hours trying to set something up I ended up giving up and setting up someting in sheets using formulas in 30 minutes.

    • Mina Zivkovic
      Mina ZivkovicBrand & Content Marketing, Canvas

      I have just started using it, so I'm still getting proficient at it. So far, I'm in love. I had been digging for a tool to help me with content management and strategy, and I couldn't be happier with what Airtable lets me do.

  18. Quinn Comendant
    Quinn ComendantSRE, Strangecode LLC · Written
    Impressively comprehensive business management software includes: CRM, email campaigns, memberships, online store, digital downloads, meeting management, finances, fine mananger, and more. Free up to 500 contacts.
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  19. Nandini Sharma
    Nandini SharmaMarketing Engineer · Written
    ProofHub is online project management and collaboration tool that help organizations to plan, collaborate, organize and deliver projects on time. ProofHub offering a discount of 20% on monthly billing and 20% + 10% on annual billing on all ProofHub plans to nonprofit organizations.
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    Slack

    Be less busy. Real-time messaging, archiving & search.

    Ben Terry
    Ben TerryCreative Director, Access Ventures · Written
    Slack is a great tool for communication and they offer a 85% discount on the Standard plan.
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    • João Oliveira Simões
      João Oliveira SimõesDesign Lead, 44 Studio

      As a remote designer, this is a must have. I'm always contactable and available. Super easy way to also have quick calls and communicate with other team members on different teams.

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    • Amrith Shanbhag
      Amrith ShanbhagCommunity at Product Hunt & Feathrd

      I'm a part of a ton of Slack communities but I'm active in only a handful.

      Slack works to its fullest only when it is implemented in a team and everyone's supposed to use it for communication. Slack could/should improve on making the communities on it better by adding relevant features.

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