Being a good steward of the finances is really important.

That’s one reason we did a bit of research on your behalf and came up with this list of free or discounted software available to non-profits.


  • Grammarly – This free tool is at the top of the list for a reason. Kiss those pesky spelling and grammar mistakes goodbye once and for all with your new personal editor. I recommend getting the browser plug-in version which will keep your spelling on the up-and-up while typing online. This is especially handy if you use Gmail or another cloud-based email provider.
  • Basecamp – This cloud-based project management program is used by thousands of teams. It won’t take long for you to see why. Check out the free version and see if it could be a good fit for your team.
  • MixMax – This free plugin for your Gmail account let’s you send emails…get this…in the future. You can also see who has opened emails you’ve sent in the past and set up templates for emails you send on a regular basis.
  • Microsoft 365 – Online versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are offered at a discount to non-profits.
  • Google Suite – Formerly known as Google apps for business, this is a really powerful tool. You get custom domains, shared Drive space and a lot of Google services. It’s normally $10 a user for business clients but 100% free for non-profits.
  • Adwords – Speaking of Google, nonprofits can apply for up to $10,000 of Google Adwords credit each month. Use your grant to share content online, target relevant keywords and get your message out. We utilize this at Ministry Ventures.
  • Buffer – This is a great tool for scheduling social media posts. And non-profits can get it for 50% off the regular price.
  • Canva.com – This online graphic creation tool is free for non-profits. It’s great to create social graphics, presentation templates and a lot more.
  • Salesforce – How about 10 editions of the Enterprise version at no cost? And then dramatic discounts for additional users. (You’ll want help getting this up and running. Reach out to our implementation expert, Jason Leming, to learn more about your options. You can reach him at jleming@ministryventures.org)
  • Wufoo – This is a nice form-builder tool and nonprofits get 50% off.

Have other free/discounted resource ideas you’d like to share with us? Tweet your suggestions to us @MinistryVenture so others can get in on your great ideas.