Micro tier and nonprofit LION members get free access to Canva’s premium features

New membership benefit provides two-thirds of LION member organizations with free access to Canva’s premium features.

March 13, 2024 by Stephanie Snyder

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LION Publishers is thrilled to announce an expanded partnership with Canva that now provides free unlimited access to Canva’s premium features to create visual assets for Micro tier member organizations earning less than $50,000 in annual revenue and nonprofit member organizations of all revenue tiers, including those operating with a fiscal sponsorship under the umbrella of a 501(c)(3). 

That means that two-thirds of LION’s current member organizations can now access, at no cost, all the features of Canva Pro and Canva for Teams for up to 50 users (valued at approximately $6,000 per year) through the Canva for Nonprofits subscription

Canva is used to create visual assets, including social media posts, presentations, infographics, websites, reports, posters, flyers, and signage. The Canva for Nonprofits subscription includes:

  • Unlimited access to a library of 75 million+ premium images and video (non-editorial in nature), plus thousands of fonts and designer-made templates.
  • Collaboration features that allow team members to work together on designs in real time.
  • Access to create and store your brand assets, such as logos, color palettes, and fonts, in one place via Brand Kits to ensure consistency across all your designs. 

Here’s how to access this new benefit as a Micro tier LION member or a LION member that is registered as a Nonprofit 501(c)(3) or Canadian nonprofit, or is operating with a fiscal sponsorship under the umbrella of a 501(c)(3):

  1. If you haven’t already, create a free Canva account using your work email address.
  2. Complete this form to have your account upgraded to access the Canva Pro/Canva for Teams features for free as long as you are an active LION member.

If you are an active LION member organization that is a for-profit Small, Medium, or Large tier organization not operating with a fiscal sponsor, you can access Canva Pro for free for three months if you are new to Canva by completing this form.

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