Get the best deals for your charity this Black Friday and Cyber Monday
Are you getting your online shopping basket ready? Leading up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, charities and staff should start looking around for some the best soft and hardware deals out there.
Covering everything from free offers, discounted digital tools and free trials we take a look at the charity sector deals from ourselves and others.
If you haven’t already, you can take advantage of the charity offers already listed on The Charity Digital Exchange. But, this Black Friday and Cyber Monday we’re able to stretch our offers a little
further. From cybersecurity software to operations platforms, charities an opportunity to access much needed tech to help with digital journeys and remote collaboration. Some are even offering software totally free or as trials so you can try before making an investment.
Here are some of the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals out there:
Skurio gives charities piece of mind from hackers. Skurio searches within the web, Dark Web and social for charity information which fraudsters are looking to sell. If any information is found, charities receive an alert with the details. Charities just need to register their domain to activate searches.
What’s the deal? There’s no catch here. The functionality is free for registered charities.
Start launching video content on social media. Charities can use VideoScribe to create advertisements, text-added videos, and promotional content. The content creator is perfect for those with limited production experience. The platform is user friendly and does away with complicated editing functions.
What’s the deal? Charities get 50% off monthly and annual subscriptions. Free trials are also available.
Don’t forget about your drive towards digital transformation this November. Charities not yet working on Microsoft platforms should take a look at the offer. Microsoft 365 includes the classic Office programs including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Added benefits include cloud storage options and Microsoft Teams.
What’s the deal? Non-profits and charities get an extra 10 business licenses free of charge.
Looking to upgrade office laptops, devices, or printers? Lenovo’s Discount Programme lets charities, non-profits, and libraries tap into special discounts across both hard and software.
What’s the deal? The administrative fee of £10 is being waived until the 5th of December. The best part of the programme is that access to discounted items doesn’t expire.
Stay on top of things with digital tools from GSuite. The package includes Google Calendar, Gmail, and Docs. For remote working, digital tools help teams coordinate across geography and time zones. GoogleMeeting also offers charities videoconferencing services.
What’s the deal? The basic package comes at no cost to charities looking to upgrade to cloud-based digital tools.
One of the best tools for remote working, Slack is best for team communications and information exchange. Slack’s channels are dedicated workspaces for teams to exchange messages and documents. For more direct communications, users can videoconference team mates or send direct messages.
What’s the deal? The Slack for Charities programme lets charities choose the package that works for them. Eligible charities receive a free upgrade to the ‘Plus’ subscription. Larger charities get 85% off workspaces.
Xero online accounting platform offers dedicated functionality for charities. Donor information is easily captured and can be shared with senior charity leaders. Xero also takes care of core finance requirements like profit and loss, balance sheet reporting, cash flow analysis and bank account reconciliation.
What’s the deal? For charities, Xero offers a month-long free trial. Afterwards, a 25% discount is applied.
Since lockdown restrictions have been in place, charity retailers have stopped and started business in their stores. But the future for bricks and mortar shops are looking increasingly digital. Charities looking to build their online presence can turn to Shopify to help build a digital store front. Shopify already counts WWF and Charity:water as their clients – both of which have enviable online storefronts which can accept donations and sell products.
What’s the deal? Charities get a free 14-day trial.
With the shift to remote working, every charity needs to be able to coordinate projects online. For both complex and simple projects, Asana tracks responsibilities and goals. The platform also has a calendar, so that project leaders can stick to deadlines.
What’s the deal? Eligible charities can try Asana for free. Afterwards, charities receive at 50% discount on business and premium plans subject to a one-year contract.
For charity workers wishing that they could have discounts all year round, Charity Workers Discount lists special deals from major retailers. Categorised across 9 sectors including travel, shopping, finance, broadband, tv, and utilities, charity workers can pick and choose their discounted items.
What’s the deal? Free access for charity workers.