Today we are talking nonprofits. As a qualified nonprofit, do you know you can get free technology or deeply discounted technology? Powerful systems that can help you build your brand, collaborate, and manage your donors, grants, programs and campaigns?
Popular systems like Salesforce NPSP (a CRM app which was built for the everyday charitable nonprofit), as well as Microsoft Office 365, are used by large enterprises all over the world. You too can embrace their power because of your nonprofit status.
Below we talk about three major platforms you can access for free and how to do so:
Salesforce for Nonprofits/ Education Free Technology
With Salesforce NPSP, manage your donors, grants, campaigns, programs, volunteers all in one place. Improve your engagement with constituents. Salesforce offers 10 free subscriptions to its Lightning Enterprise Edition via a program called The Power of Us.
The Salesforce NPSP tool is a CRM (customer relationship management) tool. It allows nonprofits to easily identify leads and nurture these leads. This leads to more donations, quicker and more effective reporting and more control over campaigns and programs. It enhances day to day operations, which leaves more time to spend on bringing in donations and planning programs.
1. Confirm your eligibility
To be eligible for this program you must provide legal documentation. Verify that you are “recognized as charitable, nonprofit, nongovernmental, educational, or social change organization in the country where you are located” (according to the salesforce.org website). For example, this can be your Articles of Incorporation or similar documentation. So first step is to ensure you have this proof of documentation.
2. Obtain a trial for Salesforce
Your must have an active Salesforce trial when applying to the program. Otherwise, you will need a new Salesforce trial. To obtain a Salesforce trial: