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Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Canva Pro for Free as a Nonprofit

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Canva Pro offers a complimentary subscription to eligible nonprofits, making it a valuable resource for creating professional designs and branding materials. Follow this step-by-step guide to access Canva Pro for free as a nonprofit organization:

Step 1: Check Eligibility

Ensure that your nonprofit organization qualifies for Canva's free offering. To be eligible, your nonprofit must have a valid 501(c)3 status in the United States or be recognized as a charitable organization in your country of operation.

Step 2: Gather Required Documents

Prepare the necessary documents to verify your nonprofit status. This may include your organization's registration certificate, tax-exempt status letter, or any official documents that prove your nonprofit's legal recognition.

Step 3: Create a Canva Account

If your nonprofit doesn't have an existing Canva account, visit Canva's website ( and sign up for a new account. You can create an account using your email address or link it to your Google or Facebook account.

Step 4: Complete the Nonprofit Application Form

Once you have a Canva account, go to the Canva for Nonprofits page ( and click on "Apply Now." You will be directed to a nonprofit application form.

Step 5: Provide Nonprofit Information

Fill out the application form with accurate and up-to-date information about your nonprofit organization. This includes your organization's name, mission, website URL, and contact details.

Step 6: Verify Nonprofit Status

As part of the application process, you will need to submit the required documents to verify your nonprofit status. Follow the instructions provided by Canva to upload the necessary files securely.

Step 7: Wait for Approval

After submitting your application and documents, Canva will review your request. The approval process may take a few business days. Be patient and check your email regularly for updates from Canva.

Step 8: Receive Confirmation

If your nonprofit is approved, you will receive a confirmation email from Canva. The email will contain instructions on how to access your free Canva Pro subscription for eligible team members.

Step 9: Enjoy Canva Pro Benefits

Once your Canva Pro subscription is activated, you and your eligible team members can enjoy all the benefits of Canva Pro, including access to a vast library of premium templates, images, and design elements, real-time collaboration, and the ability to create and maintain branding guidelines through the Brand Kit.

Step 10: Update Your Team

Inform your nonprofit's team members about the Canva Pro subscription and guide them on how to access it. Encourage them to use Canva Pro to create professional designs and branded materials for your nonprofit's marketing efforts.

Congratulations! Your nonprofit organization now has access to Canva Pro, a powerful design tool that will enhance your branding efforts and empower you to create impactful visual materials that effectively communicate your mission and values.

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