Slack for Nonprofits

The Slack for Nonprofits program offers eligible organizations a free upgrade to our Standard plan for teams of up to 250 members. For eligible teams above that size, we offer an 85% discount on the Standard plan. 

Also, we offer an 85% discount on the Plus plan for eligible teams of any size. To learn more about the features available on the Standard and Plus plans, see our Pricing Guide.

Note: We can only offer one Slack for Nonprofits team upgrade per organization.

Eligible teams

We welcome Slack for Nonprofits applications from organizations that hold a valid charitable status with either the IRS (in the United States), a local tax service/charity commission, or a local TechSoup Global partner.

Additionally, your organization must meet the following criteria:

  • Is not a legislative or political activity organization
  • Is not a church, association of churches, or other religious or evangelical organization
  • Is not a school, college, or related organization*
  • Is not an organization that attempts to influence public opinion
  • Is not a hospital, organization involved with health insurance or group health plans, and related organizations
  • Is not a private grant-making, independent, or operating foundation
  • Does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, political affiliation or beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression
  • Does not promote a particular religious affiliation, dogma, or doctrine as part of its mission or in exchange for its services (being affiliated with a religious organization is not in itself disqualifying)

*Educational organizations may be eligible for our Slack for Education program.

How to apply

Team Owners can submit an application directly from the team you want to be on the Standard or Plus plan. If your organization is not already using Slack, take a moment to create a team

When you’re ready, fill out the Slack for Nonprofits application form. You'll be asked to provide your organization's legal name, location, website, and a brief description of what your organization is all about.


The review process

Slack is partnered with TechSoup, a service that helps us review and validate nonprofit and charity status so we can provide free upgrades to eligible teams.

If your team is not approved, you’re welcome to apply in the future if the charitable status of your organization changes. In the meantime, you’re welcome to continue using Slack on the Free plan for as long as you’d like.

Billing changes

If you have been approved for the Slack for Nonprofits program, teams that were previously on the Free plan will be upgraded to the Standard plan within three days of receiving confirmation.

If your team is currently on a paid plan, it will be switched to the complimentary Standard plan within three days of receiving confirmation.

Note: We do not offer refunds for subscription fees paid prior to being approved for the Slack for Nonprofits program.

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