In addition to the donations and discounts available through TechSoup Canada's catalogue, there are many other programs and tech services available for nonprofits in Canada. We've compiled a few of our favourite tools and most popular options here.

Want to see a larger directory of open-source software or freeware? We recommend Wikipedia’s list of free and open-source software or Open Source Living. If you have a particular software in mind and would like to find a program similar to it, try using AlternativeTo.net for crowdsourced software recommendations or Capterra to find and compare software for your needs.

Note: We've done our best to compile information that is relevant to Canadian nonprofits, and that is up to date. However since we don't administer these products, the deals and discounts listed here may change without us realizing. We recommend checking each company's website to confirm the details of their discount or service.

Tools and resources by category

Click on the category titles (e.g., [ + ]) to see the list of free or discounted tools for nonprofits that are administered outside of our program.

365 iT Solutions' Special Offer for Nonprofits

 

What is it?  365 iT Solutions is a Canadian based IT consultancy firm. They're offering complimentary Network Assesment and Review of IT proposals for TechSoup Canada members and up to 20% discount on Migration, Integration and Project programs.
What's the deal? Free IT assesment on your network and review of your IT proposals, 20% discount on migration, integration and project services
Who's eligible? TechSoup Canada members

Email us to get access to the complimentary assessment and service discount

Accessible IT's Free Network Assessment for Nonprofits

(Nonprofits in Metro Vancouver, BC only)

 

What is it?  Accessible IT is a Vancouver based IT managed services company, and they're offering free network assessments and service discounts to nonprofits
What's the deal? A free network assessment and a report on their findings, no on-boarding fees for new management agreements, and a 30% discount per-workstation for flat fee monthly management
Who's eligible? BC nonprofits and charities located throughout Metro Vancouver, including Burnaby, Surrey, Richmond, Coquitlam and Delta

Email nonprofit@accessible-it.com about their Free Network Assessment and service discount

D-Tech Consulting's Free IT Assessment for Nonprofits

(Nonprofits in Toronto and GTA, Ontario only)

 

What is it?  D-Tech Consulting is a Toronto based IT managed services company that services medium-sized nonprofits located in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)
What's the deal? Free IT evaluation and if you'd like to switch to D-Tech's IT Support Model, a 50% discount off of their migration/onboarding service
Who's eligible? Ontario nonprofits and charities located in Toronto and the GTA (Markham, Mississauga, York Region, Durham Region, Peel and Halton)

Learn more and sign up for D-Tech's Free IT Assessment

Overture's Free IT Evaluation for Nonprofits

(Nonprofits in Toronto and GTA, Ontario only)

 

What is it?  Overture Group is a Canadian IT consultancy group and they're offering free IT evaluations to nonprofits. The evaluation covers general technology areas such as: computer support, server/networking support, disaster recovery (data backup/restore), hardware/software procurement
What's the deal? Free IT evaluation
Who's eligible? Ontario nonprofits and charities located in Toronto, Mississauga, York Region, Durham Region and the Greater Toronto Area

Learn more and sign up for Overture Group's Free IT Assessment

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Acrobat Reader

   

What is it? Review PDFs, annotate and Comment, collaborate, fill and sign PDF forms. supports enterprise mobility management (EMM), scan documents or forms.

What's the deal? Free
Who's eligible? Everyone

Read more about Acrobat Reader

Adobe Fill & Sign

   

What is it? Fill, Sign and Send any form electronically, Capture picture of form and fill it in on phone or tablet, e-sign.

What's the deal? Free
Who's eligible? everyone1

Read more about Adobe Fill & Sign

Adobe Scan

   

What is it? Capture paper documents and transform into PDF, import photos into Adobe Scan and save scans as PDF.

What's the deal? Free
Who's eligible? Everyone

Read more about Adobe Scan

Office 365 Nonprofit

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What is it? Email hosting, file storage and general office productivity in the cloud
What's the deal? Free and discounted subscriptions for nonprofits
Who's eligible? Many Canadian nonprofits and charities

Read more about Office 365 Nonprofit

Google for Nonprofits

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What is it? Google is donating the following business plans for nonprofits: Google Apps, Google AdWords (through Google Ad Grants), premium YouTube features and Google Earth.
What's the deal? Free for nonprofits
Who's eligible? Most Canadian nonprofits and charities

Read more about Google for Nonprofits

TeamViewer

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What is it? Remote support, remote access and video conferencing software
What's the deal? Free for personal use
Who's eligible? Anyone

Visit TeamViewer's website

OpenOffice

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What is it? Open source productivity suite (e.g., Word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software)
What's the deal? Free
Who's eligible? Anyone

Visit OpenOffice's website

LastPass

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What is it? Online password management software
What's the deal? Free
Who's eligible? Anyone

Visit LastPass' website

Evernote

  Evernote Screenshot

What is it? A comprehensive note taking, organizing and archiving software.
What's the deal? Basic plan is free
Who's eligible? Anyone

Visit Evernote's website

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Trello

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What is it? Project and task management in the cloud
What's the deal? Basic plan is free for everyone
Who's eligible? Anyone

Visit Trello's website

Asana

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What is it? Comprehensive project and task management in the cloud
What's the deal? Basic plan is free for everyone
Who's eligible? Anyone

Visit Asana's website

GenieBelt

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What is it? GenieBelt is a simple project management tool, which can be used by construction companies. Main features include: project management, portfolio management, project reporting, construction project overview. It is cloud-based, so all your information is safely kept in online storage. Gantt chart allows you to easily overview all projects in one place, filter them by tags or people with Drill Down. You can also download reports and overviews of your current projects. The software is mobile friendly and available on IOS and Android. It can be used regardless of user's location or Internet access as well.


What's the deal? Free for one year, then a 50% discount for renewals. GenieBelt has decided to give the software away for free as part of their commitment to social responsibility. The product donation is available for the one-year period. After that, GenieBelt intends to apply 50 % off discount. Organizations that are interested in the offer should contact Taylor Ryan via this email address: taylor[at]geniebelt[ dot]com.


Who's eligible? Nonprofits, charities, social enterprises, etc. Basically all forms of organizations that work with social value.

Visit GenieBelt's website

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Adobe Photoshop Express

   

What is it? A mobile application that let's you edit photos quickly and simply. Some of the features include: cropping, straightening, rotating, flipping photos and adjusting the contrast, exposure and white balance.
What's the deal? Free
Who's eligible? Anyone

Visit Adobe Photoshop Express 's website

GIMP

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What is it? Open source image editor
What's the deal? Free
Who's eligible? Anyone

Visit GIMP's website

Pixlr

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What is it? Browser-based image editor
What's the deal? Free
Who's eligible? Anyone

Try Pixlr

Canva

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What is it? Browser-based image editor
What's the deal? Free
Who's eligible? Anyone

Try Canva

Inkscape

 

What is it? Open source vector graphics editor
What's the deal? Free
Who's eligible? Anyone

Visit Inkscape's website

Scribus

 

What is it? Open source desktop publishing software
What's the deal? Free
Who's eligible? Anyone

Visit Scribus' website

Fotor

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What is it? Online image and photo editor
What's the deal? Free
Who's eligible? Anyone

Try Fotor

Ribbet

  Ribbet Screenshot

What is it? Online photo editor
What's the deal? Free
Who's eligible? Anyone

Try Ribbet

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Adobe Spark

   

What is it? A suite of mobile and web tools that lets anyone create visual content like posts for social media, graphics, web stories, and animated videos
What's the deal? Free
Who's eligible? Anyone

Visit Adobe Spark's website

Avidemux

 

What is it? Video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks
What's the deal? Free
Who's eligible? Anyone

Visit Avidemux's website

Lightworks

 

What is it? Browser-based image editor
What's the deal? Lightworks Free plan is a 7-day renewable license
Who's eligible? Anyone

Visit Lightworks' website

Free Audio Editor

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What is it? Audio and music creation and editing software
What's the deal? Free
Who's eligible? Anyone

Visit Free Audio Editor's website

Audacity

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What is it? Open source software for recording and editing sounds
What's the deal? Free
Who's eligible? Anyone

Visit Audacity's website

VLC Media Player

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What is it? Open source multimedia player
What's the deal? Free
Who's eligible? Anyone

Visit VLC Media Player's website

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Let's Encrypt

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What is it? Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority brought to you by the nonprofit Internet Security Research Group (ISRG).  
What's the deal? Free
Who's eligible? Anyone

Visit Let's Encrypt's website

Certbot

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What is it? Certbot is a free, automatic client enable HTTPS on your webserver by deploying Let's Encrypt certificates.  
What's the deal? Free
Who's eligible? Anyone

Visit Certbot's website

WordPress.org

  WordPress Screenshot

What is it? Open source content management system  (CMS) you can use to create websites and blogs
What's the deal? Free
Who's eligible? Anyone

Visit WordPress.org's website

Drupal

  Drupal Screenshot

What is it? Open source CMS you can use to create websites, blogs and more
What's the deal? Free
Who's eligible? Anyone

Visit Drupal's website

GetSimpleCMS

  GetSimple CMS Screenshot

What is it? Open source CMS that you can use to create simple websites
What's the deal? Free
Who's eligible? Anyone

Visit GetSimple CMS' website

Weebly

  Weebly Screenshot

What is it? Website builder and web hosting
What's the deal? Free plan supports unlimited pages and web hosting
Who's eligible? Anyone

Visit Weebly's website

MailChimp

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What is it? Email marketing service that allows you to send emails to large groups of people, email automation and more
What's the deal? Free plan for up to 2,000 subscribers and a 15% discount for charities
Who's eligible? Free plan is for anyone. 15% discount is for most Canadian charities

Visit MailChimp's website

Buffer

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What is it? Social media management tool, allowing you to post, schedule and analyze your activity in one place
What's the deal? Free plan and a 50% discount on all Buffer plans for charities
Who's eligible? Most Canadian charities

Visit Buffer's website

Hootsuite

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What is it? Social media management tool, allowing you to post, schedule and analyze your activity in one place
What's the deal? Free plan and a 50% discount on Hootsuite Pro
Who's eligible? Most Canadian charities

Visit Hootsuite's website

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Wave Accounting

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What is it? Online accounting software to manage simple invoices, payments, payroll and accounting
What's the deal? Free
Who's eligible? Anyone

Visit Wave Accounting's website

Intuit's Mint

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What is it? Online accounting software for managing personal finances
What's the deal? Free
Who's eligible? Anyone

Visit Mint's website

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Salesforce Foundation

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What is it? An online constituent relationship management (CRM) system you can use for tracking donors, volunteers, members and other types of contact
What's the deal? 10 free licenses
Who's eligible? Most Canadian charities and some educational institutions

Visit Salesforce Foundation's website

CiviCRM

  CiviCRM Screenshot

What is it? An online open source CRM software
What's the deal? Free
Who's eligible? Anyone

Try CiviCRM

A Better Community Database 

  ABCD Screenshot

What is it? Free nonprofit data management and reporting software
What's the deal? Free to download and use
Who's eligible? Anyone

Try A Better Community Database (ABCD)

Zoho CRM Free Edition

  Zoho CRM Screenshot

What is it? Online constituent relationship management (CRM) system
What's the deal? 10 free users
Who's eligible? Anyone

Visit Zoho's website

Zapier

  Zapier screenshot

What is it? An online application that helps you connect and automate tasks between other web apps (e.g., connect Zoho with CiviCRM)
What's the deal? Up to 5 connections for free
Who's eligible? Anyone

Visit Zapier's website

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CodeAcademy

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What is it? Online, interactive courses that you can use to learn how to code websites and programs
What's the deal? Free
Who's eligible? Anyone

Visit CodeAcademy's website

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While we do have a refurbished hardware program, CDI Computers, we recognize that your nonprofit may have hardware needs that extend beyond the scope of the program.

If you are a nonprofit organization and would like to request donations of hardware, here’s a list of organizations that may be able to help:

Note: These organizations are not partners of ours and we are not able to officially condone or recommend them as such. The organizations listed below are those we have knowledge of and have been recommended to us by members like you. So please, use your discretion!