Communication Tools

Communication & web conferencing tools

Free Conference Call

An invaluable tool. Host conference calls with up to 96 participants without having to make a reservation, all for free. You can even record the conference and download it later. Toll free numbers are available for a fee.


A great tool to keep in touch. Use your computer like a phone and have conversations with multiple people and send instant messages anywhere in the world for free. Video conference is available if your computer is equipped with a webcam. This is a free program that you will have to download and install on your computer. You can even call a phone from your computer for a fee.


Host free online meetings with up to 10 people. No software to download, share PowerPoint presentations, documents, videos, images, mp3 files, and features like white boarding, video conferencing, screen sharing, and Voice-over-IP.

Meeting scheduling & group tools

Any Meeting

Host free webinars with up to 200 people. Share what’s on your screen with others, record your presentation, assists in scheduling and registering participants, and share your smile with video broadcasting.


MyCommittee is a free tool to manage boards, committees and other groups that meet regularly and make decisions. Easily create meeting agendas and minutes, share and work together on documents and other tasks, communicate with other members through message boards.

Resist Collective

The Resist Collective is a small group of activists in Vancouver, Canada. They provide free email addresses as well as hosting listserves.


Buffer allows organizations to schedule all their social media posts and stream line their social media presence. There is a 50% discount for nonprofit organizations.

Email marketing & e-newsletters

Email marketing is an important tool not just for businesses, but for nonprofit organizations as well. These tools help you provide updates to your donors and members, share pictures and videos, and track responses and manage subscription lists.

Most of these services cost money, and the pricing depends on the number of subscribers you have to your list but generally average about $10 per month for up to 500 contacts, $20-40 for up to 5,000 contacts, and over $100 for up to 25,000 contacts.

For a comparison of the pricing and reviews of the top 10 industry leaders, click here.

Here are a few free options:

Email Marketing Pro

Unlike the paid services, you will have to download and install software, but you get many of the same tools as the paid options.

Vertical Response

Vertical Response is one of the industry leaders, and if you are a 501(c)(3), you will be able to use their services for free with a 10,000 emails per month limit.

Mail Chimp

Mail Chimp offers a no-contract, free service for up to 2,000 subscribers, and a monthly limit of 12,000 emails sent.


Wufoo allows people to accept donations, manage volunteer applications, create polls and build forums. Basic membership is free and for 501(c)(3)s there is a 50 percent discount on all paid plans.