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Asana for Nonprofits expands to organizations of all budget sizes

September 22nd, 2021
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At Asana, we believe that humanity thrives when we can work together effortlessly. Easy collaboration helps teams do great things, including nonprofit organizations with big missions to improve our world. That’s why we launched our Asana for Nonprofits program, which offers eligible nonprofits a 50% discount on Asana Premium or Asana Business. 

Asana for Nonprofits aims to boost the impact of nonprofits and help them improve efficiency, connectivity, and visibility. And now, we’re expanding the program’s 50% discount to all eligible nonprofits—regardless of budget size. So whether organizations have a small budget or a big one, they’re empowered to tackle important missions with the help of Asana. 

Asana helps drive big missions

There are currently over 3,900 nonprofits, big and small, using Asana from more than 80 countries. Here’s how they’re making an impact. 

YMCA Victoria’s marketing team transforms project management with Asana

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YMCA Victoria helps Australians improve their well-being—a mission that’s especially important now that people tend to move less and sit more. The organization spans over 150 locations including camps, community recreation and sporting facilities, swimming pools, child care, learning centers, and youth services. 

Josh Russo supports the organization’s digital needs as YMCA Victoria’s Digital Optimization Manager. When Russo and his team needed to create 70 new YMCA websites to support local programs and services, they turned to Asana to help manage tasks and strengthen communication. As a result, the team was able to reduce email volume, improve trust and transparency, and save an hour per week through automated reporting. They also freed up valuable brainspace, meaning they could think strategically and achieve more KPIs than ever. 

“Asana helps me keep my team’s workload balanced and helps us have informed discussions with stakeholders about timelines and work progress,” says Russo. 

United Way of Salt Lake responds to 25% more grant proposals and increases community impact with Asana

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United Way of Salt Lake works to improve educational opportunities and life outcomes for those in need. For example, they help people like Nour—a young woman who left Syria to find refuge in Utah. Nour enrolled in a UWSL community school, learned English, and was paired with a mentor to guide her through her high school experience. 

When UWSL went through a period of growth, the organization’s expanded workforce and scope became more difficult to manage. Siloed and scattered work were common, along with what CEO Bill Crim calls “email overwhelm.” 

Crim turned to Asana to help orchestrate the nonprofit’s work, and eventually rolled the tool out organization-wide. With that change, UWSL now responds to 25% more grant proposals thanks to a streamlined process, and saves 15% of time on planning for routine projects by using templates. Plus, they now onboard more volunteers and provide volunteer support for partners and community events. 

“With Asana, our whole organization is so collaborative,” says Katy Shoemaker, Grant Manager at UWSL. “It’s broken down silos between teams and projects, helping people realize where they fit into the larger scope.”

Hope for Haiti improves the lives of more Haitians with Asana

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Hope for Haiti works to improve the quality of life for Haitian people, especially children. The organization helps lift people out of poverty through programs that focus on education, healthcare, infrastructure, access to water, and grants to Haitian businesses and entrepreneurs. Hope for Haiti experienced some growing pains when the nonprofit’s annual budget grew from $1 to $4 million. With a team 15 times bigger, the organization could make more impact—but they still faced challenges such as inefficient communications, donor relations, and reporting. To solve these problems, CEO Skyler Badenoch rolled out Asana across the organization. With Asana, Hope for Haiti streamlined its grant management, freeing up resources to pursue new funding sources and report on expected cash revenue. Staff can now track all donor touchpoints and information in one place, resulting in an improved donor experience. And the team can get things done faster thanks to better visibility and centralized communication. “Grant management is critical because funding is so hard to come by,” says Badenoch. “The efficiencies we’ve gained with Asana help us become a more competitive organization so we can pursue new funding sources and save time.”  

Do great things with Asana

Nonprofits are working on some of the world’s hardest problems, and we want to help. If you’re interested in getting your nonprofit started with Asana, sign up via our Asana for Nonprofits page.

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