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A Guide to Free Services for Charities


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In the world of charitable work, every penny counts. Charities often operate on shoestring budgets, striving to maximise their impact while minimising costs. Thankfully, many organisations recognize the importance of supporting these vital entities in their missions to make the world a better place. From tech giants to local businesses, numerous entities offer free services to help charities thrive.


In this blog, we'll explore some of these invaluable resources that can empower charities to do more with less. Enjoy!


1. Tech Assistance:


Google for Non-profits: Google offers a range of tools and services tailored specifically for non-profit organisations. These include free access to Google Workspace (formerly G Suite), advertising grants through Google Ad Grants, and opportunities to collaborate and raise awareness through Google Maps and YouTube.


2. Fundraising:


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Crowdfunder.co.uk: Crowdfunder UK offers charities the opportunity to create a range of different types of fundraising campaigns on their platform and they do not charge a platform fee. This means charities can set up a crowdfunding project to raise funds for their causes without incurring any upfront costs.


Crowdfunder UK also provides online guides to help charities to create engaging campaigns and reach potential donors effectively. In addition, the Ethical Good team can provide affordable tailored support in getting your charity set up, planning, creating, optimising and promoting your campaign, crowd mapping, obtaining press coverage and more. For a friendly discussion and subsequent proposal on how we can help you, contact us here.


3. Design and Marketing Support:


Canva for Non-profits: Canva provides eligible non-profits with free access to its intuitive design platform, empowering organisations to create professional-quality graphics, presentations, and marketing materials.


Adobe Express: An online and mobile app for creating social graphics, videos, and more. You can gain free access for up to 10 devices here.


Mailchimp for Non-profits: Mailchimp offers discounted pricing and enhanced features for non-profits, including email marketing tools, audience insights, and automation capabilities. These resources can help charities effectively engage with donors, volunteers, and supporters.


4. Legal and Financial Assistance:


Pro Bono Legal Services: Many law firms and legal professionals offer pro bono services to non-profit organisations, assisting with legal compliance, contract review, and other essential matters.


Financial Consulting: Some accounting firms and financial consultants provide pro bono or discounted services to help non-profits with budgeting, financial planning, and compliance with regulatory requirements.


5. Training and Education:

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Non-profit Capacity Building Programs: Various organisations and foundations offer capacity-building programs and workshops to help non-profits strengthen their operations, governance, and strategic planning.


Online Learning Platforms: Platforms like Coursera, Udemy, and LinkedIn Learning offer courses on non-profit management, fundraising strategies, and other relevant topics. Many of these platforms provide free or discounted access to their courses for non-profit professionals.


6. Communications:


Core Telecom: Charities can obtain a free 03 telephone number from Core Telecom and by simply having this telephone number in place can help to drive donations and improve the professional appearance of your organisation. Plus, the offer from Core Telecom comes complete with 11 free fantastic features, from creating a personalised greeting message to an answerphone service that ensures you never miss a call.



Explore other great offers for charities here.


Conclusion:


The generosity of organisations offering free services to charities plays a crucial role in empowering these organisations to fulfil their missions. By leveraging tech assistance, fundraising platforms, communications, design and marketing support, legal and financial assistance, and training and education resources, non-profits can operate more efficiently, reach more people, and make a greater impact in their communities and beyond.


As we continue to navigate the challenges of the non-profit sector, let's remember the invaluable support available and work together to build a more compassionate and equitable world.


Get in touch with our experienced and knowledgeable team here.

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