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Tips for Finding the Things Your Organization Needs

Looking for new office furniture? Desperate to upgrade your software? Need art supplies for your children’s activities? Hoping to spruce up your landscaping? Trying to cut costs from your annual budget? Here are some simple, practical suggestions for finding donations that are either free or very inexpensive. Be sure to also take a look at the other links on this page.

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Free Stuff

Occasionally, local Sacramento businesses contact us wanting to donate gently used items (office furniture, equipment, etc.) to local nonprofit organizations and we list them here.  Please contact the donor directly if you are interested in any of these items.

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Free tickets for Golden 1 Center Community Suite
Offered by Golden 1 Credit Union

The Community Suite is your organization’s chance to be part of the inaugural season at Golden 1 Center—Sacramento Kings games and events. Golden 1 wants to reward the great work that you do for our community. Select organizations will receive a VIP experience at Golden 1 Center, complete with suite access, tickets, refreshments, and promotional giveaways.

To be eligible for the Golden 1 Center Community Suite, community organizations must:

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Golden 1 Center City Suite Community Group/Nonprofit Ticket Program
Free tickets for Golden 1 Center

On September 6, 2016, the Sacramento City Council approved a policy for ticket acceptance, distribution, use, and reporting for use of the City of Sacramento’s suite within the Golden 1 Center. The policy allows for thirty percent (30%) overall ticket distribution to qualifying community groups defined in the following categories as recognized community groups, nonprofit organizations, schools, youth groups, and similar groups and organizations based in and serving one or more of the eight (8) districts within the City of Sacramento.

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Free surplus office furniture, equipment and supplies
csr eco solutions

csr eco solutions assists non-profits, charities, schools and other community organizations by donating furniture, equipment and supplies.  They work with numerous companies across North America assisting them in donating to their communities. 

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Free Email Marketing for Nonprofits that Help Children
From Benchmark Email

Benchmark Email’s We Care About Kids program, gives 100% free email marketing tools to child-focused nonprofits.

You can use their tools to:

  • Drive donors to Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts
  • Share progress photos 
  • Raise money  
  • Tell a story   
  • Invite donors to a benefit
  • Send donors a thank you video

Visit the Benchmark Email website to learn more about their service.

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Free Space to Share for Compatible Nonprofits
Nonprofit education center and organic farm on California’s central coast

The Center for Reuniting Families at Dancing Deer Farm is a non-profit education center and organic farm on California’s central coast. CRF is looking for a long-term partnership with a compatible non-profit(s) where we can share our facilities at no cost on weekdays.

Details here.

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Free real estate services for Northern California nonprofits.
orgspaces.org

OrgSpaces.org provides real estate resources to nonprofits interested in buying, renting or managing their space needs  Find local pro bono real estate services and check out OrgSpaces.org’s FREE space listing service for Northern California nonprofits.

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Free Refurbished Computers

Computers refurbished by students at Heald College in partnership with the Sacramento Sheriff’s Toy Project are available for free to nonprofits who serve K-12 kids.

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Free Electronics Recycling Service

Does your organization need to dispose of unwanted electronics waste? A number of local electronic waste companies offer free e-waste pick up. For a listing, visit the County of Sacramento Waste Management site and look for “How do I recycle…” on the menu to the left.

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Phantom Fireworks
Fundraising Opportunities

Raise money through firework sales.  Visit their website for details or email rdaffon at fireworks.com

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Interconnection.org
Low cost computers and communication technology for nonprofits

InterConnection.org is a Seattle-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to give nonprofit organizations nationwide access to high-quality computers and hardware.  InterConnection helps more than 2,500 nonprofits get access to computers and hardware every year.

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California Clothing Recyclers
Cash for clothes fundraising

Turn used clothing, shoes, belts, handbags and stuffed animals into cash for your organization. California Clothing Recyclers, a large buyer of used clothing, can help your school, church, charity or nonprofit organization generate revenue from donated used clothing.

Find out more about holding a clothing drive and fundraiser for your organization by contacting Julie Brown at 916.225.9138.

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Donate-Back Credit-Card Processing Program

TechSoup has partnered with Dharma Merchant Services to offer credit-card processing services and equipment to nonprofits and public libraries at discounted rates and fees. Dharma is a certified B Corporation, recognized for their triple-bottom-line business that meets comprehensive and transparent social and environmental performance standards.

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Good360
Goods for the greater good

Good360 donates new products like office furniture to nonprofit agencies from the corporations that manufacture them. First you register, then search for the products you need – or you can submit a wish list. Just note that you will be required to pay any shipping costs.  Learn how it works.

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Microsoft Software Donation Program
Software donations and discounts, training and monetary grants

Microsoft Corp. announced July 27, 2011 that is has made updates to its software donation program that make it easier for nonprofit organizations to get access to affordable technology.

Microsoft works closely with the nonprofit organization TechSoup Global and its global network to operate the software donation program in 35 countries including the United States.

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Discount Hardware & Software

TechMarketplace is a project of TechFoundation, an organization that provides discounted and donated hardware, software and technology services to nonprofits.

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Educational Materials

RAFT, Resource Area for Teaching, is an organization that collects donations of teaching materials for distribution to enrich pre K-12 education and community group programs. Their goal is to assist teachers, nonprofits and community groups, by providing materials and ideas for day-to-day teaching and for supporting professional growth. The ideas and materials supplied by RAFT enable students to explore subjects such as math, science, and art through first-hand experience, bringing educational value to thousands of donated items.

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Discount Office Equipment

Aggie Surplus offers a variety of used office equipment.  You can browse items available for public purchase on their website. 

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The Community Corps
Access to over 3000 tech experts

The Community Corps (TCC) connects nonprofits and schools to tech volunteers who are able to assist with community programs throughout the country and around the world. TCC has matched thousands of volunteers to nonprofits, with a large focus on the advancement of STEM education and fostering the development of women in technology.

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Community Organization Representation Project (CORP)
Pro bono legal services

Pro bono legal services are offered to nonprofits serving low-income communities in Northern California by the Community Organization Representation Project (CORP) at the Volunteer Legal Services Program of the Bar Association of San Francisco.  Visit their website or contact Doan Nguyen at 415.782.9000, ext. 8758 or email so they can evaluate how they may help you address your legal needs.

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Center for Small Business
Free managment assistance from CSUS students

Founded in 1969, the Center for Small Business (CSB) is one of the oldest and largest of its kind in the United States. The CSB offers free technical management assistance in all areas of business other than taxation, law, and loan packaging, to small for-profit and nonprofit organizations. The services are provided by juniors, seniors, and graduate students under faculty supervision. These students are assigned to work with clients of the CSB as part of their coursework in various classes offered by the College of Business Administration at Sacramento State University. Services are provided compliments of CSUS and many of the financial institutions of the local area and Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD).

For more information call 916.278.7278 or visit their website.

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Community Consulting Group (CCG)
Free consulting from UC Davis MBA students

The Community Consulting Group (CCG) is an organization of UC Davis MBA students who provide free consulting services to nonprofit organizations. Founded by UC Davis MBA students in 1999, the CCG brings together the diverse professional and academic experiences of MBA students and professors to provide consulting services tailored to client-specific needs. Proposals are accepted quarterly. For more information on CCG including their project request form, visit their website.

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