I wanted to take a moment to share a few of my favorite free/low cost marketing and communications resources for nonprofits with you. Before I do that, I thought this would be a great opportunity to introduce myself to those that I have yet to meet. My name is Anthony Boarman and I am the newest staff member at GAR Foundation after joining the team in mid-June as the Strategic Communications Manager. Throughout the last few months, I have been spending time getting to know the Foundation, the work that our staff does, and most importantly, about the crucial efforts of our Akron-area nonprofits.
A bit about me:
One of my early goals has been finding ways that we can foster a supportive relationship with the organizations that we work with through messaging, sharing stories, and other creative ways. A really simple, but impactful way to assist you is by sharing useful resources that will help you make the most out of your time, skills, and overall organizational needs.
Below, you can find a selection of my favorite marketing and communication resources for nonprofits. If you’re already using these tools and have any questions about them, don’t hesitate to reach out to me at [email protected]; I’d be happy to assist you! Additionally, if you could spare a minute to complete the survey below, I’d appreciate learning more about the types of resource topics your organization is interested in.
I look forward to collaborating with you in the future!
Anthony BoarmanStrategic Communications ManagerGAR Foundation
These five free or low-cost resources will assist in simplifying your nonprofit’s marketing and communications needs with easy-to-use tools that will help to make you more efficient while creating a cohesive and recognizable brand.
1. Canva for Nonprofits
As a nonprofit, you know the importance – and challenges – of spreading the word and managing a cohesive brand across all online platforms. With Canva’s FREE Canva Pro program for nonprofits, you get access to premium design tools to help you create impactful marketing and campaign materials.
2. TRIAD’s Design4Good Program
TRIAD has always believed in providing pro bono services to organizations that serve their community, contributing free creative services to nonprofit groups that make a difference. The deadline for considerations is November 30, 2023.
3. Google Workspace for Nonprofits
Google Workspace for Nonprofits helps your organization collaborate more effectively with smart, secure business apps so you can focus on what matters. Through Google for Nonprofits, eligible organizations get access to Google Workspace offers at discounted rates.
Despite the skepticism and uncertainty, AI is a part of our present and is undoubtedly going to be a big part of our future. ChatGPT is a really simple, free (for now!) tool that can assist you in working more efficiently by using it to complete small communications tasks, content ideation, generating surveys, and everything in between.
5. Nonprofit Learning Lab Webinars
Nonprofit Learning Lab is a national nonprofit that connects and supports individuals seeking to lead in the nonprofit sector. Their low-cost trainings work to sharpen skills in socia media, marketing, and communications, especially for organizations where individuals are serving in dual roles.
We want to learn from our grantees about how we can better serve you when it pertains to non-grant, informational resource sharing that is available and how to best use our different platforms (website, social, email newsletters) in order to support your organizations. Thank you for any feedback that you’re able to provide!
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