Are you running a small non-profit organization and looking for ways to save money and maximize your resources? In this quick podcast episode, Susan Finch, our founder, shares some valuable tips and resources that can help you streamline your operations and promote your cause more effectively. From free email services to volunteer recruitment platforms, Susan covers a range of tools that can benefit your organization without breaking the bank. Listen in to discover how to take your non-profit to the next level!

Key resources mentioned:

  • Google Workspace: Offers free, unlimited email accounts for non-profits with their domain (e.g.,
  • TechSoup ( Provides discounts on software, equipment, training, and accounting services for 501(c)(3) organizations.
  • Nextdoor: A platform where you can register your non-profit, post events, and engage in conversations with the local community.
  • Local media outlets: Television stations, newspapers, and community broadcasting stations often have opportunities for non-profits to promote events, volunteer opportunities, or share success stories.
  • Local service organizations: Connect with groups like the Scouts, Lions, Elks, and Kiwanis, as they may have resource directories or volunteer opportunities.
  • City resources: Register your 501(c)(3) with your local city to be included in their community resources and post volunteer opportunities.
  • VolunteerMatch ( A platform to create and manage volunteer opportunities at a low cost with excellent support and resources for non-profits.



Here are some key questions listeners should discuss with their non-profit leadership to identify additional local partners and resources:

  1. Have we reached out to local businesses to explore potential partnerships, sponsorships, or in-kind donations?
  2. Are there any local community foundations or grant-making organizations that align with our mission and could provide funding opportunities?
  3. Have we connected with local schools, universities, or educational institutions to discuss volunteer recruitment, internship programs, or collaborative projects?
  4. Are there any local faith-based organizations or religious institutions that share our values and could become partners in our cause?
  5. Have we investigated potential partnerships with other local non-profits that have complementary missions or serve similar populations?
  6. Are there any local professional associations, trade groups, or industry-specific organizations that could provide resources, expertise, or networking opportunities?
  7. Have we explored partnerships with local government agencies, such as social services departments, to identify areas of collaboration or support?
  8. Are there any local service clubs, like Rotary or Kiwanis, that we could engage with for volunteer recruitment or community outreach?
  9. Have we contacted local media outlets to discuss potential partnerships, such as public service announcements or featured stories?
  10. Are there any upcoming local events, festivals, or conferences that we could participate in to raise awareness about our organization and build community connections?

By exploring these questions and proactively seeking out local partnerships, non-profit leaders can tap into a wealth of resources and expand their organization’s impact within the community.