111 Low-Cost or Free Online Tools for Nonprofits | Dislearning Desapprentissage Desaprendizaje | Scoop.it

 

The number of low-cost or free online resources and tools available to nonprofits today is astounding. Many nonprofit professionals are overwhelmed by the all choices and as mobile media continues to grow, prepare to be mind-boggled by all the new technology options that will be available to your nonprofit in coming years.

 

1. Zeen :: http://goo.gl/zQTN6B

 

Zeen is a new product soon-to-be launched by YouTube’s co-founders that will allow users to “discover and create beautiful magazines.” At this point that’s all we know, but the site is currently allowing users to secure their username on the Zeen homepage. With YouTube’s resources behind the project and tablets changing the way donors and supporters consume Web content, you’d be wise to spend two minutes reserving and protecting your nonprofit’s Zeen username.

 

2. Wufoo :: http://goo.gl/oUl2Gn

 

Wufoo allows individuals and brands to easily create web forms through a simple drag and drop interface. Ideal for capturing contact information for your mailing list, event registrations, and even customizing PayPal into your website for donation processing, Wufoo is well-reviewed and reasonably priced.

 

3. Worldometers :: http://goo.gl/4z8W4k

 

A website that provides world statistics updated in real-time in categories ranging from world population to stats about energy and water consumption.

 

4. Worldle :: http://goo.gl/035u0f

 

Wordle is an online tool that allows you to easily create word clouds. You can customize the color scheme, font, and layout with just a few clicks. Using Wordle, nonprofits could generate word clouds that add some color and creativity to their online fundraising and outreach campaigns.

 

5. Windows Live Writer :: http://goo.gl/mfPMGH

 

Windows Live Writer is primarily known as tool to help you better format and publish blog posts to the Web, but it’s also a very useful, simple, and free tool that can be used to easily generate HTML code. Knowing basic HTML or using a tool like Live Writer to generate HtML can transform a nonprofit’s ROI (Return on Investment) from using social media.

 

6. Wibbitz :: http://goo.gl/Wz9Ytn

 

Branding themselves as the “Play” button for the Web, Wibbitz automatically converts text-based posts and articles into engaging, interactive videos so your supporters “never have to read again.” The Wibbitz Play Button or Player can be easily added to entire websites, single articles, or just on a home page. To see a live example, view the Wibbitz Demo.

 

7. What The Trend :: http://goo.gl/B4H4yb

 

An online database of what is #trending on Twitter with user-generated definitions of related hashtags.

 

8. We the People :: http://goo.gl/vVKUTb

 

We the People is an online petitioning service launched by the Obama Administration that enables U.S. citizens to directly petition the U.S. Government. Although its terms of service specify that only individuals can create and sign petitions, U.S.-based nonprofits and nonprofit staff that regularly participate in e-advocacy should monitor what issues/petitions are most important to U.S. citizens. The site is consistently being reviewed by White House staff and petitions that receive more than 25,000 signatures are guaranteed a response from the Obama Administration. Learn more at: petitions.whitehouse.gov

 

9. VoiceTexter :: http://goo.gl/sfkpoa

 

Ideal for mobile social media managers, VoiceTexter is an iPhone app that instantly transcribes your voice messages. It can also translate your messages in multiple languages.

 

10. Vizify :: http://goo.gl/W7bE6s

 

Vizify scans your Twitter account to find your most retweeted tweets, most influencial and engagaged followers, and the most common words associated with your Twitter account and then packages the data into a Twitter video that you can share with staff and followers.

 

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