114 Free Resources for Associations and Chambers

Free Tech Resources for Associations and ChambersIn an effort to support organizations during these uncertain times, hundreds of tech companies are offering free use of their product, extended trials, discounts, and more. As a technology resource for associations and chambers of commerce, GrowthZone aggregated this list of relevant and useful programs to help member-based organizations.

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COMMUNICATIONS

 

RingCentral: Free video conferencing for non-profits

Google: Free premium version of workplace video chat tool. Until July.

Comcast: Free Xfinity Wi-Fi for everyone, with hotspots available to all, including non-Xfinity subscribers.

LogMeIn: Free, site-wide licensing of GoToMeeting – for non-profits. 3 months.

Intermedia: Free Video Conferencing (for all of 2020) and Pro Video Conferencing (until 2021).

Vonage: Free Vonage Business Communications services for non-profit organizations within the US, UK, and Australia. 3 months.

Adobe: Free access to Adobe Connect for web conferencing. 90 days, until July 1, 2020.

Vidyard: Free secure video messaging to enhance internal communications for all businesses.

8×8Free video meetings for all users. Meetings of up to 50 participants without any time restrictions.

Lifesize: All organizations impacted by coronavirus are immediately eligible to use the company’s cloud-based video collaboration platform. 6 months.

Chatfuel: Free access to all Pro plan features for non-profits who are offering emergency aid and information as a public service.

BirdEye: Free access to communicate with customers via text messages, website chat, and bulk text and email messages. 2 months, valid during the month of April 2020.

Numa: Free business messaging platform and virtual answering service to companies impacted by the pandemic.

Whispli: Free platform to keep an open line of communication with employees.

FreshworksFree and unrestricted use Freshchat and Freshcaller to manage customer queries. For small businesses with less than 50 employees.

Ribbon Communications: Free Work@Home licenses. Until June 30, 2020.

Boardable: Free to manage virtual meetings and committees. 90 days for non-profits who sign on before the end of April.

Otter.ai: Free access to Otter for Teams, which automatically transcribes meetings, distance learning classes, and other things. Sign up for the service by May 1 to add up to ten employees to the service as users. 2 months.

FYI:

4 major cell phone carriers have committed to:

    • Not terminate service to any residential or small business customers because of their inability to pay their bills due to the disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
    • Waive any late fees that any residential or small business customers incur because of their economic circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic.
    • Open its Wi-Fi hotspots to any American who needs them.
    • Giving customers unlimited smartphone data for the next 60 days.
PRODUCTIVITY AND TEAM COLLABORATION

ClickUpFree access to the productivity platform

Project44: Free transportation tracking for organizations, including non-profits and NGOs, to help support coronavirus relief and prevention efforts.

Atlassian: Free access to Cloud products for issue-tracking and project-tracking software, including Jira and Confluence.

Flevy: Free, best-practice frameworks used by global management consulting firms.

MicrosoftFree Office 365 E1 Trial, including Microsoft Teams. 6 months.

FarEye: Free access to delivery optimization software for organizations

Scoutbee: Free supplier sourcing for organizations needing COVID supplies.

ZohoFree suite of 11 Remotely apps. Until July 1, 2020.

Wrike: Free licenses of the versatile collaborative work management platform (Professional Edition) to new customers. 6 months.

Smartsheet: Free templates that can be used to build a coronavirus preparedness dashboard, rich with CDC documentation and other resources, and related sheets and forms.

PandaDoc: Free eSign plan with unlimited users, unlimited document uploads, unlimited eSignatures, and payment processing.

Docusign: Free access to Docusign for managing electronic agreements.

Lucidchart: Free single user account with access to Lucidchart introductory library and basic templates.

Calendly: Free Zoom and GoToMeeting integrations for online appointment scheduling. Through June 30, 2020.

Evernote: Free sign up and access of Evernote Basic plan.

GanttPRO: Free, chart-based software for project planning and management. For non-profits. Until August 15, 2020.

Nimbus Note: Free Business Version. For the next few months.

Threads: Free access to collaboration tools and Pro/Team plans for all users. Through July 1, 2020.

RedmineUP: Free Small Plan for 10 users. Until the end of 2020.

Kissflow: Free trial of this SaaS-based business process management (BPM) and workflow automation tool. 14 days.

undamail: Free of remote-team-management software. 3 months.

Avaya: Free Business Edition cloud meeting and team collaboration solution of Avaya Spaces. For non-profit organizations. Through August 31, 2020.

JotForm: Free healthcare forms non-profits.

Range: Free “team success” tool used by Twitter, Carta, Pocket, and more. Available to non-profits.

Airfocus: Free starter plan to create Kanban roadmaps, generate prioritization matrices, and more. 6 months.

Wildix: Free Wildix Collaboration for communication between employees. 6 months.

Ubersuggest: Free plan for Neil Patel’s Ubersuggest, to generate keywords for content marketing strategy and production.

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SALES AND MARKETING

 

Benchmark: Free trial of email marketing solution.

Hatchbuck: Free trial of the company’s all-in-one sales and marketing platform.

Chamaileon.io: Free plan for email design editor tool.

GoDaddy: Free version of the company’s website builder with built-in marketing tools.

WistiaFree video-hosting services for non-profits using video to support current community needs.
Email support@wistia.com.

TigerConnect: Free trial of email marketing solution.

Shutterstock Free Resources: Free images, virtual backgrounds, videos, and music.

Unbounce: Free access to landing pages, pop-ups, stick bars for non-profit organizations.
3 months. Any time before June 1, 2020.

Affinity: Free trial of all creative and publishing tools. 90 days.

Hyperproof: Free software to help stay compliant with privacy regimes in the U.S. and Europe.

Hootsuite: Free access for Hootsuite Professional social media management to small businesses and non-profits. Until July 1, 2020.

IT

Igneous: Free access to DataDiscover visibility service. Until September 2020.

Espressive: Free Rapid Assistance Program to help enterprise organizations automate IT help desks. 90 days.

Support.comFree tech support to anyone working or studying remotely right now.

SECURITY, REMOTE ACCESS, AND FILE-SHARING

Okta: Free access to Single Sign-On (SSO) and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).

Ping Identity: Free cloud single sign-on (SSO) and multi-factor authentication (MFA).

1PasswordFree business accounts to share logins and other important resources with remote workers. First 6 months.

SecureAuth: Free Intelligent Identity Cloud package. Through 12/15/2020.

Cloudfare: Free Teams products to help small businesses and remote workers operate securely.
At least the next 6 months.

Push Technology: Free, real-time enterprise-grade data delivery. Until October, 2020.

Surfshark: VPN plans to small businesses (up to ten employees). 6 months.

SlashtopFree licenses to Business Access remote access software. 60 Days.

SentinelLabsFree cybersecurity platform SentinelOne Core. Monday, March 16 – Friday, May 16, 2020.

eClickFree remote access Basic Starter Package to assist remote workers. Next 3 months.

Commvault: Free Metallic Endpoint Backup and Recovery with unlimited Microsoft Azure backup storage. Through September 1, 2020.

Webroot: and Carbonite: Free trial of Webroot Business Endpoint Protection, DNS Protection, and Security Awareness Training. 60 days.

Dynatrace: Free trial access to the Dynatrace® Software Intelligence Platform. Through May 19, 2020.

ManageEngine: Free fully functional products for remote security access. Until July 1, 2020.

AdGuard: Free licenses during COVID-19 pandemic to block cross-platform ads and tracking.

Box: Free secure file sharing and collaboration platform. 3 months.

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HUMAN RESOURCES

Workable: Free use of the video interviewing software and access to a library of COVID-19 response content.

Lever: Free video interviewing for 1:1s and panels via Zoom Integration. The software enables scheduling and joining Zoom meetings from within its app.

Harver: Free pre-employment assessment platform for hiring at scale for those affected by COVID-19. Offer valid for at least 60 days.

OutMatch: Free access to video interviewing platform—pre-recorded and live video interviewing to screen and hire candidates, 100 percent virtually. 60 days.

ClarityWave: Free access to Clarity Wave employee engagement software. 3 months.

Workhuman: Free special editions of Life Events® and Conversations® products to motivate employees to establish and deepen relationships and build trust. Until March 2021.

Breezy: Free live video interview and assessment capabilities to all organizations. For at least 60 days.

OTHER BUSINESS SOFTWARE

Aware: Free Spotlight to understand the conversation health, sentiment, and trends of your collaboration communities over time. Through May.

Qualtrics: Free for all organizations to use Qualtrics Remote Work Pulse.

Autodesk: Free access to select Autodesk products and services. For commercial use.

TechSmith: Free licenses to Snagit screen capture software and Video Review software. Through June 30, 2020.

Wave: Free financial software solutions (accounting, bookkeeping, invoicing) for small businesses.

Kabbage: Free account through Kabbage Payments, sharing your custom gift certificate URL on your website, through social media, and in other communications.

SurveyMonkey: Free questionnaire templates written by survey research experts to gather data/feedback from employees, customers, and broader groups impacted by the coronavirus.

Ureeka: Free platform access using the code “UreekaHelp” and a guaranteed one-hour session with a mentor to talk about unique business challenges.

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HEALTH AND FITNESS

Headspace: Free meditations to listen to anytime.

Calm: Free resources from Calm to take help stay grounded, including content to support mental and emotional wellness.

Aura: Free access to the company’s mindfulness app. 3 months.

Core Power Yoga: Free access to a new collection of online classes every week.

Peloton: Free trial of its subscription workout app. doesn’t require a Peloton-branded bike or treadmill. 90 days.

READING

Audible (Amazon): Free stories for kids of all ages to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone, or tablet. For as long as schools are closed.

ibd: Millions of free books, audiobooks, magazine articles, and more. Available to anyone for 30 days.

LEARNING

Moz: Free Moz Academy courses. Promo code: wegotthis

Linkedin: Free 16 learning courses.

Scholastic: Free five days of content; 15 additional days is on the way.

Powtoon: Free classroom education plans for all teachers, educators, and schools. Free, premium access to NGOs, and non-profits, and charities. Through June 30.

Brit.co: Free DIY classes. Use discount code “selfcare” at checkout. Next 1-2 weeks.

Nikon: Free photography courses. Through April.

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FUN, ENTERTAINING, and WHY NOT?

Rev: Free, unlimited call recorder app on the iOS app store.

Netflix Party: Watch Netflix with friends online. Free Chrome extension.

ZencastrFree Hobbyist plans will have no recording time limits or limits on the number of people in your recording. Effective through July 1, 2020.

Sling Free: Free access to thousands of shows and movies

Noisli: Free Business Plan with unlimited access to Noisli, which provides background sounds to mask distracting noises and create a personal sound environment. For team members. 2 months.

TripIt: Free licenses to their Tripit Pro flight tracking service. 6 months.

Shopify: Free trial for all new customers. 90 days.

Android Authority: Apps and games you can get for free while stuck at home.

Dealhack: A compilation of over 100 websites, educational institutions, and other businesses that offer free services and programs not just for home-based learning but also for your general well-being throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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