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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 offered by City of Sacramento

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 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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Checkbox
Visual dashboards and accounting services

Find the numbers that are important to your organization and view your progress with visual dashboards that make it easy to track success and identify areas for improvement. From accounting and tax, to outsourced CFO services, Checkbox is here to help.

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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 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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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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Discount Software and Refurbished Laptops

Get more than 600 technology products at drastically reduced prices through TechSoup. Nonprofit organizations generally pay only administrative costs.  TechSoup also can provide nonprofits with refurbished laptops at a fraction of the cost. See their website for more information on the Refurbished Computer Initiative (RCI) Program.

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Discount Web Hosting & Design

Charity Advantage has a nonprofit website design service as well as donor management software.

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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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Save Money and Get Better Internet and Phone Service

The California Teleconnect Fund (CTF) provides discounts on advanced telecommunications services, i.e. broadband, for qualifying schools, hospitals, libraries and community-based organizations, including community technology programs. Your organization may qualify to receive these discounts.

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Discount Retreat and Conference Location

United Camps, Conferences and Retreats (UCCR), manages twelve camp and retreat sites in northern California for nonprofit organizations to enjoy. Rates are tailored specifically toward the nonprofit community.

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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 Davis Consulting Group 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 DCG brings together the diverse professional and academic experiences of MBA students and professors to provide consulting services tailored to client-specific needs.  For more information on DCG including their project request form, visit their website.

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