I recently asked a group of Church Communicators what their favorite FREE tools/resources were. In this blog post, I give you a list of what they said as well as some of my personal favorites.

 

1. Unsplash.com

At my previous church, one of our campus pastors actually introduced me to this website. You can find high-quality images that are beautifully captured on basically anything! This has been a huge resource for me when designing graphics.

 

2. Flaticon.com

Flaticon has been essential to me for graphic design. This website provides free vector icons that you can download in different colors and sizes.

 

3. Canva.com

This is a great resource for those with little or no graphic design experience. You can choose from templates or start from scratch to create your own graphics right on the internet!

 

4. Pixlr.com

For those who might not have much experience or the resources to purchase photo editing software, this is a great resource for you. You are able to edit photos online or on their mobile app.

 

5. Techsoup.org

Discounted software and technology products for nonprofits, charities and libraries.

 

6. Recurpost.com

RecurPost automatically shares your updates at perfectly timed intervals to save you hours and increase your engagement every week.

 

7. Evernote.com

I absolutely love evernote for note taking! I have it installed on all of my devices. Having the ability to take great notes on any device and having access to them immediately on all your other devices is helpful during creative meetings, leadership meetings, and on the project.

 

8. Grammarly.com

A free writing assistant that has a desktop and online version as well as extensions for your web browser. As I am writing this blog, Grammarly is automatically checking for misspelled words, as well as how to use the correct punctuation. The best part is, I don’t even need to do anything. It just gives me suggestions and I can choose to change it or not.

 

 

9. Trello.com

I don’t use Trello but this was a recommended resource from other Church Communicators. Trello lets you work more collaboratively and get more done. Trello’s boards, lists, and cards enable you to organize and prioritize your projects in a fun, flexible and rewarding way.

 

10. Google Analytics 

Google Analytics is a free tool and resource that everyone should have installed on their websites. Get a deeper understanding of your viewers. Google Analytics gives you the free tools you need to analyze data for your organization in one place.

 

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