Resources for Nonprofits

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TechSoup.org

To address the technology needs of nonprofits, Daniel Ben-Horin founded CompuMentor (later TechSoup). His objective was to create a program in which those with technology skills (“mentors”) volunteered to assist nonprofit organizations in gaining a foothold with new information technologies.

It provides technology assistance services and NGO validation services to nongovernmental organizations, foundations, libraries, and other civil society organizations worldwide in partnerships with companies like Microsoft, Adobe, Cisco and Symantec. In partnership with Microsoft, it formed the TechSoup Global Network to support increased distribution of services to nonprofits.

Launched in January 2002, TechSoup.org is a web site serving nonprofits that provides training webinars, community forums and other resources about the use of technology in nonprofit organizations and public libraries. TechSoup partners with Microsoft to distribute Microsoft’s product donations globally, [13][14] and helps to connect nonprofits and libraries to corporate donors such as Adobe, Symantec, Cisco and Intuit. TechSoup.org also verifies the nonprofit status of organizations seeking donations and matches them to the donated technology products they need.


DreamHost.com

Get free website hosting for your nonprofit organization from DreamHost. DreamHost offers a FREE shared hosting plan to non-profit, charitable organizations registered in the United States. This discount applies to a single shared hosting plan per non-profit, hosted within only one account, for US-based 501(c)(3) organizations. Follow the instructions to provide proof of nonprofit status here.


Nonprofits on Facebook

All Facebook activity starts with your Page. Learn how to set up your Page and build a strategy to achieve your organization’s goals on Facebook. A Facebook Page gives your cause a presence on Facebook. Keeping your Page active makes it easier for people to discover your organization and connect your community. Learn more about creating and running a nonprofit Facebook Page here.


Google for Nonprofits

When you aim to solve big problems, you need to have the right tools to be successful. With Google for Nonprofits, you’ll be able to fundraise more easily, collaborate more efficiently, and share your story with a wider audience. No matter how your nonprofit makes a difference, Google’s nonprofit resources can help you connect to the people who matter, increase support, and raise greater awareness on a global stage. You should at least take advantage of the free Google Adwords advertising program.


2 Acre Studios

Web Design from Kalamazoo, Michigan - design, development, consulting, marketing, business automation. 2 Acre Studios, the small business agency.2 Acre Studios can help your organization take advantage of these programs plus we can provide lots of valuable tools integrated with your website. Donations, e-commerce, email newsletters and more. Please contact us now and let’s discuss your needs as a nonprofit organization. We also provide a limited number of grants each year to nonprofits for free websites and other services. If you know of any worthy causes, please point them in our direction!