5 Free Tools To Help Your Not-for-profit Effectively Tell Its Story

Posted by: Lyndsey Chauhan

5 Free Tools to Help Your Not-for-profit

Last week I participated in The Storytelling Non-Profit Virtual Conference, hosted by Vanessa Chase. It was a great opportunity to hear from experts about the best ways to engage an audience and share a compelling not-for-profit or social purpose organization story. The conference consisted of a number of online sessions, which are archived and can be found on The Storytelling Non-Profit Blog.

In addition to strategies and tactics, the sessions provided some very practical tools to help tell and share your story. I participated in sessions on storytelling, blogging, social media and building a strong case for support, and from these sessions I’m sharing some of my favourite newly found free tools and resources. 

Canva.com let’s anyone connect with their inner-graphic designer. This site allows users to create a design with a simple, easy to use platform that includes backgrounds, graphics, colours, and text.

Infogr.am allows users to illustrate their data and create interactive infographics. What better way to demonstrate your organization’s impact than in an easy to understand infographic? 

FreeDigitalPhotos.net allows users to download stock photos and illustrations at no cost. The free downloads are generally 400×266 pixels, but users also have the option to download higher resolution images for a small fee, ranging from $3.00 – $11.00, depending on image size. 

Socialmention.com  provides real-time social media search and analysis. Search any word or phrase and Social Mention will scour social media platforms for its use, so you can see what is being said about your organization or sector and contribute to the conversation. 

Tweriod.com is a free twitter tool that helps you make the most of Twitter by letting you know the best time to tweet. The tool analyses your tweets and your followers’ tweets so you can tweet when it makes the most sense to reach others. 

Do you have any others that you use and find effective? Please let us know!

(header image created in Canva) 

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