Whether you’re a startup or an established organization, finding new and better tools can help you scale your growth. Here are some of the most useful online software and tools that we use ourselves and for our clients. They are a mix of free and paid resources.
Donation platforms & CRMs
A free donation platform with great customizable pages and forms. Features include peer-to-peer fundraising, campaign goal tracker, and text message engagement. They have a 4% platform fee along with processing fees. Paid monthly plans have additional features.
A free donation platform that simple to setup and looks great. Features include donor fee coverage, multi-currencies, popup/page forms, goal meters, and donor profile & login. They have a 1.5% platform fee along with processing fees, but no other monthly costs.
A free donation platform with automated and AI-powered features. Some include donor fee coverage, multi-currencies, popup/page forms, AI suggested donation amounts, A/B testing, and donor profile & login. They have a 3-4% platform fee along with processing fees, but no other monthly costs.
A full-fledged donation & CRM platform. Features include peer-to-peer campaigns, event registration, text-to-give, donor logins, email marketing, and in-depth donor data. Plans start at $100/month based on number of contacts.
Social media & email
A free social media tool that let's you schedule your posts ahead of time. Speed up the process with timeslots that posts are automatically queued up in. Connect up to 3 accounts on the free plan, with more available on their paid plans.
A free online graphic design tool that lets you easily make your own designs without any technical skills. Use beautiful templates and a drag-and-drop editor to create online or print designs. A premium plan gives access to more photos and templates.
A free social media tool to schedule posts ahead of time, including Instagram. Collect all your media assets in a library and auto post to 4 accounts on the free plan, with more accounts and media storage on paid plans.
A free social media tool to schedule and auto-post to Instagram. Upload graphics, write captions and plan out your grid feed ahead of time. Paid plans allow for scheduling more posts and analytics.
Productivity & communication
A free online database to organize your data in a user-friendly interface with multiple views, including grid, calendar, and kanban. Create multiple databases and invite other team members to view and edit. Use it as a CRM, marketing calendar, project management, and many other options. Paid plans include more users and databases.
A free project management platform for teams to collaborate on tasks. Assign tasks and due dates, group into projects, and communicate on threads. Paid plans include more team members and features.
A free hub to manage your organization’s collateral and assets in one place online. Define your style guide, upload media and files, and keep your branding unified. Paid plans offer more users, storage space, and organizational features.
A free cloud storage and document collaboration platform. Store and organize your files online. Collaborate in real-time on editing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Paid plans include more storage space.
A free communication platform to chat with your team and keep track of conversation threads. This desktop and mobile chat app helps keep discussions on point by having various channels for different topics. Paid plans allow more file storage and longer chat archives.