We might all know tech giants as the institutions building the latest tech products that we need. From the latest drones and digital technologies to machines that may make it possible for humans to be multi-planetary.
But while they’re busy building the next big thing, the majority of them never forget the society that made them who they are. That’s why most tech companies have some form of support, grant, or free programs for nonprofits. It could be in the form of money or a free technology project to help your nonprofit run successful programs. Whatever the case may be, finding these programs and making use of them could help you make a bigger impact.
Which is why we’ve combed the web to bring you some of the best support programs that come from these tech giants to nonprofits. In this post, you will learn how to leverage the following tools and programs for nonprofits to build your organization:
- Google for Nonprofits
- Microsoft for Nonprofits
- Salesforce Nonprofits Cloud Program
- Facebook Fundraising Tools
- The PayPal Giving Fund
- Amazon Smile
Ready to make an impact? Let’s get started.
Google for Nonprofits
Google for Nonprofits is the search engine’s wing that helps nonprofits around the world with free tools to manage their digital activities. The goal is to help nonprofits to manage volunteers and donors, secure funding, and market their courses without spending a dime. As such, Google for Nonprofits has specific free tools to help, including
1. G Suite for Nonprofits
The G Suite for Nonprofits platform provides a lot of tools that you can use as a nonprofit to manage your projects and people. The tools include an organizational-power Gmail account, access to Docs, Calendar, Drive, and Hangouts Meet. This allows you to work with your volunteers, run emails, make video calls, and more.
2. Google Ad Grants
With this, Google provides $10,000 USD of in-kind advertising every month for text ads – which nonprofits can use to market their causes. If you’re a nonprofit, this is the time to leverage Ad Grants to create more awareness, drive visitors to your website, track your marketing campaigns, and reach more donors.
3. YouTube Nonprofit Program
This one gives your nonprofit video creation powers so you can tell stories and create videos for your audience worldwide. Many nonprofits use this to educate their volunteers, run online courses, and help impart knowledge in some of the most remote areas worldwide.
4. Google Earth and Maps.
From making sure that people locate your organization to tracking your impact worldwide, the Google Earth and Maps for nonprofits will help your organization in many ways. You can use it to help your volunteers locate community programs, find resources nearby, and share your impact.
Microsoft for Nonprofits
Microsoft for Nonprofits is a nonprofit package from the tech giant for organizations to manage their programs around the world. If you’re a nonprofit, you should check out this offer. It comes with a free Microsoft 365 Business account that helps you to do a lot with the many tools in this package.
Here are some of the things you get:
- A free email and online storage for your team.
- Access to audio and video conferencing tools.
- Yammer to keep the “social” in your organization and between your volunteers.
It’s a complete package and you should take advantage of it if you’re a nonprofit managing team spread across the world.
Salesforce Nonprofit Cloud
The customer relationship cloud-based provider Salesforce, provides its software to nonprofits to manage programs, expand their impact, and accelerate growth. Since the company has built this purposely to help nonprofits, there are a lot of good programs, including:
1. The Nonprofit Success Pack (NPSP).
The NPSP helpS your organization get set up from the start to manage programs, run fundraising seamlessly, monitor projects and track volunteer reports and many more.
2. The FoundationConnect
This is another of Salesforce products geared towards helping your organization to manage grants, from application and evaluations to grants distribution and impact.
3. A large community
Salesforce for nonprofits has a huge community any nonprofit looking for a family that shares similar goals or for purposes of exchanging experiences. There is The Power of Us Hub where nonprofits share experiences and best practices. And then there is the Local User Groups where you get to connect with other nonprofits near you.
Facebooks Fundraising Tools
Tech giant Facebook has some fundraising tools for nonprofits, and if your organization qualifies, it could help you increase your reach and do more in the digital space. This will give you access to powerful Facebook tools to run fundraising online, track donations, and market your causes.
However, not all countries are qualified. Also, not every nonprofit is qualified for these tools. Most of the organizations that are supported are based in Europe. You can read more about the requirements for Facebook’s Fundraising Tools and learn how you can make it work for you.
The PayPal Giving Fund
The PayPal Giving Fund is from the payment giant PayPal, and its main purpose is to connect donors to charities around the world. Since it’s difficult to make donations to charities, especially for donors living in different parts of the world from the charity they want to contribute to, this fund helps connect the two to make the process of giving seamless.
Through this fund, PayPal is able to receive donations from around the world and then make these available to qualified charities.
How to enroll in the PayPal Giving Fund as a nonprofit
- First, sign up your organization for a PayPal Business Account. This is the account PayPal will use to pay your funds in case someone donates towards your cause.
- Confirm your PayPal Business Account by making available your organization’s bank statement and EIN.
- Once your account is verified, you can now enroll with the PayPal Giving Fund.
If you’re a nonprofit looking for a way to access funds from millions of donors worldwide, then the PayPal Giving Fund is a great place to start. And the good part is you don’t pay any fees to the fund.
Amazon Smile is simple – a customer shops on Amazon Smile and 0.5% of those proceeds go the nonprofit of the customer’s choice. This website has the same products and pricing as Amazon and customers can use their Amazon.com accounts on Smile. If you’re an organization, this is a great place to get funding for your projects. Customers can also donate other things such as computers, tablets, and more.
How to register on Amazon Smile as a nonprofit to start receiving donations.
- If you’re eligible for this, then Amazon has probably added you to the list. So you need to search for your organization’s name or EIN number and select that.
- After that, proceed to create an administrator account for your organization.
- Submit your organization’s bank account information
- Add a copy of a bank statement or a voided check to verify your organization’s financial information
- And you’re in.
If you’re a nonprofit looking to leverage any of these programs bu having difficulty getting started, please reach out and we will be able to assist you. Contact Us