Cyber Monday: The best software deals for charities
This Cyber Monday we unveil where charities can get some of the best software bargains.
Following the much-hyped mayhem of the Black Friday sales, Cyber Monday sometimes gets forgotten. Taking place on and around the 3rd of December, the sister day to Black Friday focuses purely on deals to be found online.
Cyber Monday harks back to the early days of the internet when online shopping was beginning to be promoted, although these days, now that the distinction between online and offline retail is blurred, you can find online deals around both Black Friday and Cyber Monday and they’ve more or less blurred into one long sale (Check out part 1 here, which covered Black Friday deals).
While the majority of Cyber Monday tech deals are consumer goods, there are some bargains worth grabbing for charities looking to make their IT spending go further.
Since Cyber Monday is supposed to be online we’ve focused more on software and apps – here’s where to grab some great deals.
Software Suggest’s master list of Black Friday and Cyber Monday software and app deals is a gold mine of savings on tools for social media monitoring, marketing automation, analytics, project management and more, some of which offer 75% off their plans. It’s a long list but absolutely worth a browse as the savings are significant. Useful apps for charities include:
Call Hippo: leading on-demand Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service providers are offering 25% off Platinum Plan with coupon code BLACKFRIDAY19
Honstinga: Web hosting service provider – Up to 90% various plans
Social Champ: Social media posting and management tool – Up to 95% off various plans
SyncSpider: Automatically syncs all your data between different web apps and ecommerce stores into a single platform – Up to 95% off various plans
Capturely: An analytics tool designed to help increase website conversions – 95% off
MarketPlan.io: Marketing funnel planning tool – Up to 70% off various plans
Visitor Queue: Marketing tool that collects and analyses information about website visitors – 50% off select plans with coupon code bf2019
Nifty: Project management for easy collaboration – 40% off for the first 4 months & 20% Off + 2 months gratis on annual deal with promo code NIFTY40MONTHLY & NIFTY20ANNUAL
SE Ranking: SEO software suite – 30% off with coupon code BLACKFRIDAY2019
Live Session: Qualitative analytics software that helps to understand users’ behavior across websites and apps. 50% off the first month with coupon code BLACKFRIDAY19
SocialPilot: Social media monitoring and scheduling tool – 20% off monthly and yearly plans with coupon code SPFRIYAY20
StatsGlitch: Tool that notifies you of significant happenings on your website and sends out automated analytics reports – 50% off for the first three months on Business Plan with coupon code BF2019
Document360: SaaS platform that helps you to build a great self-service knowledge base for your customers and internal users – 30% off any annual subscription plans with coupon code BFD360
Gist: Live chat, email marketing and website customer support – 77% off all annual plans
Smartlook: Qualitative analytics platform for websites- 50% off Power Package with coupon code cyber 19
Charity Digital Exchange
Although not specific to Cyber Monday, we couldn’t end the article without mentioning our sister site Charity Digital Exchange. Eligible charities can get hold of discounted and donated software from vendors such as Microsoft and Adobe on this platform designed to equip charities with the best in tech for their needs. Deals and new donations are available all year round, and it’s worth signing up to get new offers to your inbox as they arrive.
Small Charities Coalition
Also a year-round opportunity for charities, by signing up to become a member of the Small Charities Coalition you get a range of benefits including some deals on software and services.
Offers and discounts include:
White Fuse: An integrated website, fundraising and membership platform specifically for small charities – 20% off setup fees
Donorfy: Cloud donor management system – Three months’ subscription free.
IT For Charities
Another useful website, ITforcharities.co.uk points charities in the direction of special non-profit plans and discounts from many major software vendors. They also offer IT services and some refurbished hardware.
Lastly, it’s not a software deal, but we wanted to give a nod to Cyber Monday’s charitable alternative, Giving Tuesday – the charity sector’s answer to all this spending excess that takes place a day after Cyber Monday (3rd December).
In 2012, Giving Tuesday came about as an antithesis to the greed and materialism, and has since become a global movement for change, as well as one of the sector’s biggest online fundraising days of the year – last year, UK charities raised over £7.8m.
It’s a time for charities to bring the attention away from retailers and towards the more compassionate side of the holiday season. Here is our quick guide to Giving Tuesday and how charities of all sizes are making the most of it.