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Canva has now released a paid version (the basic version of Canva is still free) called ‘Canva for Work’. This, more advanced version of their design platform, has a load of exclusive features. Here at Milton Keynes Christian Centre, these new features have offered some simple methods to collaborate and bring cohesion across our design and communication needs, while helping departments and ministries stick on the same page.

Here’s a snapshot of what’s available:

  • Magic Resize – a brilliant tool to convert and resize a design to your chosen design size. For example, Facebook cover, Instagram header, Pinterest graphic and so on – all at the
    click of a button.
  • Store and share church brand elements – colours, fonts, logos.
  • Upload custom fonts.

“Canva is now offering its premium version, FREE to registered nonprofits.”

The standard ‘Canva For Work’ subscription costs $12.95 per month (or $9.95 per month if paid upfront for 12 months) to access Canva for Work’s new features. However, churches and nonprofits can now register for free access to these premium features… and, if you don’t qualify for non-profits status, you can still test out ‘Canva for Work’ for free.

Perfect for teams
Canva’s non-profit package is free for teams of up to 10 members – ideal if you’re planning to roll it out to to a creative team, volunteers, or appoint an ‘advocate for design’ in each ministry / department. You can easily add team members and share designs among the team, while keeping one person in control of all the accounts. This is especially helpful when using volunteers on projects, because you can control who can create and edit templates.

How does it work?
So, how do you go about setting up a Canva non-profit account? Here’s the deal – it’s super simple!… If you’re interested in using Canva for nonprofits, you just need to have an existing Canva account. As soon as you have a free account set up, you just have to fill out the nonprofit application form, and send off documentation that validates your church’s charitable status.

Nonprofit Application
Head over to Canva’s Nonprofit Application form to apply for your free nonprofit subscription to Canva for Work.


I’d love to hear how your church uses Canva for design, to collaborate, and bring cohesion to your design and communication needs. Leave a comment below and get involved in the conversation.


NOTE: Canva for nonprofits doesn’t include free access to premium images or elements, so if you decide to use paid elements, you’ll still be prompted to purchase them when downloading.

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