VU LIBRARY

A collection of our favorite volunteer resources around the web.

FREE RESOURCES

ALL THE FREE STOCK  – (FREE) Stock videos, graphics, icons, and music

CANVA – (FREE) Graphic design online program.

FLAT ICON – (FREE FOR BASICS) Icons and vectors. 

FONT AWESOME – (FREE FOR BASICS) Vectors, icons, and social logos. 
 

FREE VECTOR – (FREE) Thousands of free vectors for all design use.

INTERNET MARKETING NINJAS – (FREE) Resize and crop your media for the web. 

LOGASTER – (FREE) Logo and brand designer. 

PABLO(FREE) Create word art quotes for social media. 

PEXELS – (FREE) Thousands of free to use, high-resolution photographs.

RECITE – (FREE) Create word art for social media. 

THE NOUN PROJECT – (SOME FREE) Thousands of free icons and vectors for design. 

UDEMY – (SOME FREE) Courses on graphic design and learning to make graphics. 

UNSPLASH – (FREE) Thousands of free to use, high-resolution photographs.

ZOOM – (FREE FOR BASICS) Video, conferencing and calling. 

GOOGLE HANGOUTS – (FREE) Video conferencing, calling, and chatting.

HOUSEPARTY – (FREE) Video conferencing with games.

WINDOWS TEAMS – (FREE) Video conferencing, shared documents, calling, and chatting. 

MAILCHIMP – (FREE FOR BASICS) All-in-one marketing platform. 

BUFFER – (FREE FOR BASICS) Social Media management, planning, and collaborating. 

HEMINGWAY (FREE) Online editing tool for your writing.  
 
COSCHEDULE – (FREE) Helps you analyze and write powerful headlines that drive more views to your blog or website. 
 
EDITORIAL CALENDAR – (FREE) A WordPress plugin to help you manage, edit, and reschedule all of your content in one place.
 
ETHERPAD – (FREE) Customizable open source online editor providing collaborative editing in real-time. 
 
LETS BUILD – (FREE FOR BASICS) Collaborative document and form editing for unlimited users. 
 
GOOGLE DOCS – (FREE) Collaborative document editing and sharing as long as you have a Google Mail account. 
 
LIBREOFFICE – (FREE) Open source office suite. 
 
PBWORKS – (FREE) Document editing and sharing, plus project management and reporting. 
 
MAILMAN – (FREE)  Software for managing electronic mail discussion and e-newsletter lists.

TRELLO – (FREE) Collaborative online workspace with boards, lists, and cards.

SLACK – (FREE) Conversation management between teams. 

ASANA – (FREE FOR BASICS) Online management of projects, goals, and tasks for your entire team. 

TEAMGANTT – (FREE FOR BASICS) Project planning, team communication, and gantt charts. 

AGANTTY – (FREE FOR BASICS) Prioritize tasks and goals, while managing projects and communicating across teams. 

WRIKE – (FREE) Centralized communication and project management. 

LEADERSHIP U – (FREE) Podcast hosted by Jim & Christina. 

HOOPLA – (FREE) Use your library card to access thousands of free e-books and audiobooks.

ANDY STANLEY LEADERSHIP PODCAST – (FREE) Podcast hosted by Andy Stanley.

MASTER CLASS MANAGEMENT – (FREE) Online management course with topics on Conflict Management, Leadership, and many more. 

TED TALKS – (FREE) Short talks by industry experts on thousands of topics. 

MIND TOOLS – (FREE FOR BASICS) Blogs, videos, and classes based on hundreds of leadership topics.

PLANNING CENTER ONLINE – (FREE FOR BASICS) Schedule, track, email, and manage volunteers. 

SIGN UP GENIUS – (FREE FOR BASICS) Smart online sign up tools with group messaging and reporting.

YOUR VOLUNTEERS – (FREE) Volunteer scheduling, and tracking with a database to help you manage and engage your team. 

RAKLET – (FREE) A fundraising, event ticketing, database, and email / text tool all rolled into one. 

TEAM KINETIC – (FREE FOR BASICS) Volunteer management software that focuses on registration, auto-approval, and email / text all from a localized dashboard. 

I VOLUNTEER – (FREE FOR BASICS) Schedule, manage, and track volunteers. 

GOOGLE ALERTS – (FREE) Monitor mentions of your brand or anything else you want to keep tabs on over the internet. 

HARO – (FREE) “Help a Reporter Out” is a site that sends daily media coverage opportunities directly to your inbox. 

TWITTER LISTS – (FREE) Keep track of ideas, activities, and popular culture in your industry and beyond. 

EZINE – (FREE) Submit high-quality articles for exposure, credibility, and traffic back to your website and brand. 

RADIO GUEST LIST – (FREE) Similar to HARO but instead of articles, receive interview leads to appear as an expert to expose your brand. 

PROBOARDS  – (FREE) A completely free forum hosting service. 
 
NABBLE – (FREE) Free forum hosting and online web app creation. 
 
TAPATALK – (FREE) Forum hosting and mobile community building.
 
GOOGLE WEBMASTER – (FREE) Track your site’s search performance with Google Search Console and browse around for more webmaster resources.
 
DISCOVER.LY – (FREE) See information from social networks as you browse.
 
TWEET DECK – (FREE) The most powerful Twitter tool for real-time tracking, organizing, and engagement. Reach your audiences and discover the best of Twitter. 

GRAMMARLY – (FREE FOR BASICS) Online editor with built-in thesaurus and dictionary.

EVERNOTE – (FREE FOR BASICS) Note-taking at its finest. Share  notes, meeting outlines, and anything else you can think of on this online app. 

TOGGL – (FREE FOR BASICS) A time tracking app that allows you to organize your efforts by client, project, or role. 

REMEMBER THE MILK – (FREE FOR BASICS) A shared, collaborative online list. 

DROPBOX – (FREE FOR BASICS) File storage and document sharing. 

WAVE – (FREE FOR BASICS) Accounting that’s integrated with invoicing, payroll, receipt scanning, and reporting. 

QUICK BOOKS INVOICE GENERATOR – A free template to create personalized invoices. 

ZAPIER – (FREE FOR BASICS) Workflows that connect your apps to work together efficiently. 

TYPEFORM – (FREE FOR BASICS) A data collection experience. 
 
VIDEOASK – (FREE FOR BASICS) A business tool that allows you to create personalized videos to communicate with and engage your audience. 
 
FREE SURVEY CREATOR – (FREE) Create and embed surveys, get results straight to your inbox. 
 
JOTFORM – (FREE) Easy-to-use form builder with results sent directly to your inbox. 
 
BONFIRE  – (FREE) A t-shirt fundraising platform that also accepts donations. Once your nonprofit is verified, they reduce your processing fees from 8% to 3.5%. 
 
PICKTIME – (FREE) Schedule appointments, meetings, and even manage your team’s time.
 
DROPBOX – (FREE FOR INDIVIDUALS) Online storage. 
 
CLOCKIFY – (FREE) Free time tracking software and timesheet app that lets you and your team track work hours across projects. 

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