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Supporting nonprofits with 50 free Canva for Teams seats

We love seeing nonprofits make a positive difference with Canva. That’s why we’ve increased the number of free Canva seats for eligible nonprofits from 10 to 50.

At Canva, our value of ‘Be a force for good’(opens in a new tab or window) has been an integral part of our mission, our culture, and our overall company DNA from the very start.

As a global platform with a community across 190 countries, we believe we have a responsibility to use our voice, our product, and our reach to live out this value every day. It’s the reason so many Canvanauts join our team and it drives so much of the work everyone at Canva does. It’s why we launched Canva for Nonprofits(opens in a new tab or window) in 2015, providing every nonprofit with free access to our platform, as well as educational workshops designed specifically with nonprofits in mind, to upskill users with marketing and visual communication expertise.

Nonprofits across the globe are using Canva to create compelling social media graphics, websites, videos, infographics, billboards and more to spread awareness, rally communities, secure critical funding, and share their stories of impact. We’re eager to scale our impact in the community even more, so as part of our Canva for Nonprofits program, now up to 50 people per eligible nonprofit can make the most of Canva, with access to our premium paid suite of visual communication features, absolutely free.

307, 000 nonprofits use Canva

With the recent launch of Canva for Teams, nonprofits can now unlock even more amazing features to collaborate with team members on their Canva for Nonprofits plan.

All the features to supercharge your nonprofit

Every nonprofit organization knows the importance – and challenges – of achieving cut-through on the complex issues they’re working on to raise awareness and garner support. Visual communication is the most powerful way to do this at scale, and Canva for Teams has everything needed to create impactful branding, messaging, campaigns, and visual storytelling that resonates with as wide an audience as possible.

It’s easy for nonprofits to create all-important consistency with brand colors, fonts, and logos set as presets that empower anyone in a team to easily create on-brand assets, no matter who or where they are.

Nonprofits can make the most of their scarce time and resources by adding their organization’s style to templates(opens in a new tab or window) in seconds using the Brand Kit(opens in a new tab or window), harness efficiency with Magic Resize(opens in a new tab or window), and make use of unlimited folders and 100GB storage for their designs.

Wilderness Society using Canva

Using Canva to create change

The incredible stories from Canva’s nonprofit community inspire us every single day. Here are a few of their stories of how visual communication using Canva has empowered them to amplify their impact.

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday(opens in a new tab or window) is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world on a day that celebrates our common humanity. With a team spread across 80 countries, they have a need to collaborate quickly and efficiently, including translating materials into hundreds of different languages.

Giving Tuesday involves activity that takes place on every corner of the earth – the social media templates(opens in a new tab or window) they create are so far-reaching they’re even used by the international space station! Canva empowers Giving Tuesday's local ambassadors to take the movement and adapt it in a way that’s appropriate for them, transforming and amplifying the impact of their work. Last year, $2.7 billion was raised in 24 hours.

“It’s the sheer ability for us to reach a scale we’ve not been able to reach before,” says Director of Digital Strategy Kathleen Murphy Toms.

The Tererai Trent Foundation

The Tererai Trent Foundation(opens in a new tab or window) is a nonprofit organization that’s improved the lives of more than 38,000 children in Zimbabwe through education. In 2020, Dr Tererai Trent and her team used Canva to create a social media campaign that raised over US $100,000 in eight weeks to send 11 students to university.

Tererai Trent Foundation

The impact of the Tererai Trent Foundation is so powerful that Dr Trent was the recipient of our very first Canva Community Award for an Inspiring Individual earlier in 2022. Her use of Canva to create website, social media, and thank-you graphics to raise the funds to create generational change for girls in Zimbabwe is already seeing tangible shifts and new opportunities as a direct result.

American Cancer Society

With more than 2,500 staff and 1.5 million volunteers across 250 different locations throughout the U.S., American Cancer Society(opens in a new tab or window) (ACS) has raised over $5 billion into cancer research and touched the lives of more than 3 million patients over the last decade.

The more hands on deck and voices united in the fight against cancer, the better, however as more and more people got involved in the ACS’ work, they were facing problems with an increasing number of off-brand campaign materials being distributed. Any nonprofits that rely on donations know that brand confusion can dilute trust within the community – acting as a major barrier in fundraising efforts.

American Cancer Society Canva

The ACS needed professional, on-brand, instantly recognizable fundraising graphics that could be created quickly and easily – and by anyone, so their overloaded design team wasn’t experiencing constant bottlenecks.

ACS took the opportunity to bring everything all together into Canva’s integrated design and digital asset management tool. Alongside consistent templates, systems and workflows, ACS’ marketers, copywriters and designers create branded templates for social media graphics, email and website banners, print materials and sponsorship presentations. Designs that once took two weeks became a five-minute job that anyone across the team was empowered to do.

Wilderness Society

Wilderness Society(opens in a new tab or window) started in 1976 as a local grassroots protest committed to stopping the construction of an environmentally-damaging dam in Tasmania. In 2022, it’s a national operation with 80 staff members and over 400 volunteers across Australia.

Wilderness Society Canva

With staff working remotely across the country, and a relatively small team that needs to create and distribute highly visual communications quickly, Canva has been a game-changer. It’s now their primary design tool, with a huge part of their day-to-day business now done in Canva, from digital advertising and petitions to designs for their website, emails, social media, internal reports, and even maps of the National Park they’re advocating to protect.

Unlock the full power of Canva for your nonprofit team

Want to learn more about Canva and how you and your nonprofit team can make the most of your 50 seats?

On November 30 2022, we’re hosting a live webinar that will cover:

  • How to make the most of your team, groups and roles
  • Create your team in Canva and set everything up for success
  • How to help your team stay on brand with Brand Kits, templates and controls
  • How to collaborate in real time and asynchronously
  • How to turn brainstorms into presentations using Canva Whiteboards(opens in a new tab or window)
Nonprofits using Canva

We’ll explore how to use Canva to unlock the power of your team, save time, and have fun. The webinar is suitable for nonprofits currently on a Canva for Nonprofits plan or looking to apply, and will be hosted via Zoom and streamed live to Canva Nonprofits Community on Facebook.

Register for the webinar

Apply for a Canva for Nonprofits account

Our Canva for Nonprofits program unlocks all the premium features of Canva Pro for up to 50 people in your organization – for free.

Fill out the application form here(opens in a new tab or window), and once our team has verified your eligibility you’ll get an email confirmation and can get started!

Robyn leads Canva’s Social Impact work, identifying partnerships and programs that bring the best of Canva to help solve global challenges in the most impactful way possible.


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