Three Tech Tools for the Nonprofit

For any nonprofit news organization, finding tools that are affordable or free for your operation can be hard to find. However, there are a variety of tools for general nonprofit organizations that you can take advantage of. Here is a list of just a few to help your operation:

Volunteer Match
It can be hard to identify community volunteers to help with your news organization’s initiatives and programs. is an online network that allows you to set up a free profile on the website and post volunteer opportunities. Volunteers sign up as members on the site and are matched up to your organization if they are interested in the volunteer opportunity. The site also features tips on volunteer recruitment and management for nonprofit organizations.

Google for Nonprofits
Google has a variety of tools for the nonprofit organization. If your organization qualifies, you can take advantage of the following options: grants for a Free AdWords advertising campaign, access to free or discounted Google apps, free licensing for Google Earth and other mapping capabilities, and the YouTube nonprofit program.

PayPal for Nonprofits
As a nonprofit organization, managing donations from the public can be a complicated process if you don’t have a central system to collect the money. PayPal offers a discounted program for nonprofits with no monthly or setup fees and you pay only when you receive a donation in the system. Fees range from 1.9% to 2.2% and $0.30 per a transaction depending on the amount of donations received monthly.