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The average person, world-wide, has five social media accounts and spends nearly two hours a day browsing these networks, according to a recent study.

As every savvy nonprofit can attest, digital outreach can be costly. Here are some FREE communication tools that can further your nonprofit’s mission without breaking the bank.

Microsoft

Windows 10

Upgrade your nonprofit to Windows 10 for free. Windows states, “On July 29th, Windows 10 became available for nonprofits across the world. We have made sure that you can get the free upgrade, regardless of what version of Windows you are currently running.”

Want more details? Head over to their page here.

google

Google Tools for Nonprofits

Google offers an array of helpful communication tools for nonprofits including: Google Chat, Google Docs and Google Calendar. In addition, nonprofits can apply for a $10,000 grant with Google AdWords.

In order to apply, you must be a nonprofit and hold current, valid charity status in your country. In the U.S., that means that you have 501(c)(3) status. If this sounds like a good fit, check your eligibility here.

Hootsuite

Hootsuite

Manage your social media channels in one place with the Hootsuite dashboard. Schedule, monitor and post with this free social media management tool. If you are looking for more features, Hootsuite offers up to 50% off to nonprofits. Find out more here.

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Mention

This free social media monitoring tool can put your nonprofit’s mind at ease. With Mention, you can easily track what is being said about your nonprofit on the web and social media. Daily alerts can be sent directly to your email.

bitly

Bitly

Tracking your links is one of many steps when sharing content. Bitly allows your association to easily save and share your favorite links from around the web, as well as your own content. Sign up for a free account to begin customizing and shortening URL’s.

We know that we haven’t scratched the surface with this list. What are some favorite communication and marketing tools that your nonprofit loves? Please let us know in the comments.