Whether you just started your nonprofit or have been making a difference in your community for years, resources for nonprofit organizations are always beneficial and can help your nonprofit go above and beyond.
As a rule of thumb, you should always have an ongoing list of resources to help you stay aware of all things nonprofit-related. From email marketing tips to nonprofit hot topics, it’s good to utilize these resources. To save you time and make life a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best online resources for nonprofit organizations.
The Best Online Resources for Nonprofit Organizations
Nonprofit Quarterly – A great resource for nonprofits that offers a range of topics regarding news and trends, organizational management, and development.
The NonProfit Times – A very popular resource for best practices on how to manage your organization.
TechSoup.org – TechSoup is an online community that brings together nonprofits and libraries with the technology solutions they need to maximize their efficiency.
HubSpot – HubSpot is an inbound marketing platform. Unlike traditional marketing tactics like direct mail or cold calling, inbound marketing uses valuable content to attract people to your brand. Whether you’re a nonprofit or a for-profit business, HubSpot’s blogs offer a wealth of smart, valuable tips that any organization can apply to their marketing strategy.
The Storytelling Non-Profit – Telling your story as a nonprofit organization is crucial to its success. The Storytelling Non-Profit provides a variety of workshops, blog articles, and webinars with excellent advice about how you can communicate and make meaningful connections with your donors through your story.
The Fundraising Authority – The Fundraising Authority offers a range of fundraising how-tos and pointers. Find articles that touch on fundraising basics, direct mail tactics, and donor cultivation to get your nonprofit off the ground.
Canva – Create beautiful, branded memes for social media for free with Canva. You can also make posters, signs, or other branded materials for your nonprofit. Learn more.
Hootsuite – Manage all your social media accounts from a single dashboard. With Hootsuite’s free plan, one user can pre-schedule social media messages for up to three accounts. Learn more.
Tweetdeck – Manage multiple Twitter accounts, track hashtags, organize lists, respond to notifications, schedule tweets, and more.
Later – A great resource for scheduling Instagram posts ahead of time. Start scheduling today.
Hashtags.org – Track hashtags to see which are the most popular and relevant to your audience. Learn more.
Grammarly – I love, love, LOVE this website for multiple reasons! Grammarly is a Google Chrome extension that checks your grammar and spelling anywhere you type on the internet. Double check your written publications, website content, email content, etc., Grammarly is the perfect resource and tool.
Headline Analyzer – Write better headlines for your website that drive traffic, shares, and search results. Learn more.
Trello – Another resource that we use here at TaxBandits! Trello helps you get organized, make to-do lists, track progress, and set deadlines.
GoToMeeting – An online meeting, desktop sharing, and video conferencing software that enables the user to meet with other computer users, customers, clients or colleagues online in real time.
Slack – A group messaging app built and designed for team communication and collaboration.
With Slack, you can send group messages, create searchable persistent team chat rooms, send 1:1 messages, share files and integrate with over 80+ products, and more.
GIPHY – Do you ever wonder where I get these GIFs from for comedic moments in my blog posts? They always come from GIPHY; another one of my favorites. GIPHY is your top source for the best & newest GIFs & Animated Stickers online. Find everything from funny GIFs, reaction GIFs, unique GIFs, and more.
MailChimp – Create and send beautiful email campaigns with no coding experience required. MailChimp is free for users who have less than 2,000 email subscribers and send less 12,000 emails per month.
Font Squirrel – Switch things up by using a creative font or two in print or online publications. Font Squirrel has hundreds of free fonts you can use to spice up your marketing.
Constant Contact – With Constant Contact, you can create effective email marketing and other online marketing campaigns to successfully market your organization or small business.
SenderScore – Planning to send fundraising emails from your organization’s email account? Make sure that your domain has a good reputation and that you’re not getting into spam folders by checking your SenderScore and looking for ways to improve your email delivery rate.
Imprint – Create a touching thank you video to thank your donors from your photographs, memes, or short videos. Learn more.
ExpressTaxExempt Blog – Shameless plug (haha)! But seriously, our sister product’s blog is a great resource for information that relates directly to nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations.
Wild Apricot – Wild Apricot is web-based software for small associations and non-profits to help manage membership, website, events and other activities. They also have great blog posts that are super beneficial to you and your team!
“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” -Maya Angelou
Now that you know about these great resources, bookmark this blog and share it with other nonprofits to help them grow. As you make a difference in your community, don’t forget about your annual IRS Form 990 tax filing requirements. TaxBandits provides a simplistic filing process that helps keep your organization in compliance with the IRS. Create a free account today and get back to helping others!
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