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8 Amazing eResources That Are Free For Non-Profits



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111 Low-Cost or Free Online Tools for Nonprofits

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CompassPoint’s Resources page supplements their one-on-one programmatic work with organizations and individuals by offering users helpful information on nonprofit management-related topics and terminology.

The Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York (NPCC) informs and connects nonprofit leaders, saves nonprofits money, and strengthens the nonprofit sector’s relations with government.  NPCC has created a compliance checklist part 1 and part 2 to help nonprofit leaders keep up with new management and governance guidelines.  To make sense of it all, NPCC offers a “checklist” of requirements.  For each, they provide a direct link to sample forms that can be copied and modified to suit your organization.


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Good 360 is dedicated to helping people and communities by distributing corporate product donations to qualified non-profit organizations. Donated products include books, toys, personal care products, clothing, computers, home improvement materials, and much more. Non-profits can join for free.

NAEIR or The National Association for the Exchange of Industrial Resources is a non-profit collector and distributor of new, donated overstock inventory from U.S. corporations to schools and nonprofit organizations.

DeliverGood matches charities & non-profits who need goods, including: computers, office chairs, desks, event tickets, clothes, food, and anything else you can imagine with people who have them. Simply set up a profile with DeliverGood to let donors know what you need, and they’ll find you!

Animoto has just released “Animoto for a Cause” which gives non-profit organizations full use of their services absolutely free. Animoto allows you to create amazing, professional-quality videos using your own photos and music, helping organizations promote their cause by posting and sharing videos on websites, YouTube and social networks, or downloading them to DVD for distribution at events.

Tap Root Foundation offers service grants to organizations in need, by matching professionals willing to do pro bono work with good causes in need of help. Services include: consulting, management, marketing, human resources and IT skills.

Charityfocus.org leverages volunteers to work with hundreds of small nonprofit organizations (NPOs) to build custom web-solutions.


Ben & Jerry’s Foundation Established in 1985 through a donation of stock in Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc. These funds are used as an endowment.

Enterprise Foundation Assists community-based nonprofit organizations and state and local governments in funding and developing affordable housing and community services.

EPA Grants Information Grants available from the U.S Department of Environmental Protection Grants. Includes funding opportunities, current RFP’s and how to apply.

Global Fund For Women An international network of women and men committed to a world of equality and social justice, advocates for and defends women’s human rights by making grants to support women’s groups around the world.

Hewlett Packard Philanthropy HP’s Philanthropy and Education programs focus on developing and supporting programs and partnerships that promote educational opportunity and e-inclusion for people in underserved communities in the U.S. and around the world.

HUD Grants The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awards grants to organizations and groups for a variety of purposes.

IBM Community Relations IBM corporate philanthropy spans the globe with diverse and sustained programs that support initiatives in education, workforce development, arts and culture, and the environment to benefit communities in need.

The Getty Grant Program Funds projects that promote the understanding of art and its history and the conservation of cultural heritage.

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation A private, independent grantmaking institution dedicated to helping groups and individuals foster lasting improvement in the human condition.

U.S. Dept. of Education grant information Information on grant and other programs at the Department. Includes information for new grants seekers.

Verizon Foundation Supports programs that create innovative eSolutions, help bridge the digital divide, foster basic and computer literacy, help enrich our communities, and create a skilled workforce.


Center For Nonprofit Management Provides staff development and management assistance to charitable organizations.

Free Management Library Complete, highly integrated free library for nonprofits and for-profits.


Foundations On-Line A Foundation directory and search tool.

Guide for Grantseekers. Basic principles to help grantseekers increase their chances for a successful application. Provided by the Downing Family Foundation.


Nonprofit Good Practice Guide Provides good practices to assist nonprofits in improving their efficiency and effectiveness. The free Guide is designed as a one-stop-shop for nonprofit leaders, foundation staff, and university faculty and students. A project of the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership.

Npower Resources including free articles about technology and toolkits that contain guides, sample documents, and useful links.




38. Screenr :: screenr.com

Screenr is a free, web-based screen recorder that makes it easy for nonprofits to record and share screencasts. Nonprofits could use Screenr to train staff, mobilize donors and activists, or tell their stories in a new way online.

Animoto has just released “Animoto for a Cause” which gives non-profit organizations full use of their services absolutely free.






year after year. Reconnect the donor with your mission, mention your specific programs, and restate the need. Let the giver know just what his or her donation did, the results it made possible.

Dear Frank and Louise,

This week, thanks to your help, we moved Tom and Francis, a senior couple in their 80s, into a bright, well-furnished apartment in a community devoted to the health and happiness of our older citizens.

No longer isolated in a hard-to-reach walk up in a high-rise building, Tom and Francis now have easy access to the services they need. Plus, they will receive two meals a day and participate in healthy and fun activities ranging from exercise classes to community field trips.

Thank you for your thoughtful donation of $250 to the Wildthorne County Agency on Aging. Your donation will make sure that older people in our county, such as Tom and Francis, thrive.

As you know, more than 30 percent of our seniors live on small, fixed incomes. The Agency on Aging provides meals, rent subsidies, counseling, recreation, and health care for many of them.

Because of you, we can keep helping older people in distress. Donations from caring people like you help us make up for cuts in our state and local government funding.

Truthfully, we could not do this without you. We, and those we serve, sincerely appreciate your generosity