Who doesn't love a good deal? There's that shirt you found hidden on the clearance rack or the coupon you used at the restaurant for dinner. In the same way your church can get deals on technology services and software. Is your church taking full advantage of all the available discounts and freebies that it can?
In the past I've highlighted several discounts you can receive including those related to Mail Chimp and Salesforce. Techsoup.org has a great list of software that coordinates discounts and offers. Some of these include Microsoft products, and Intuit (Quickbooks).
These deals don't just apply to software, but also to services like web hosting, domain registration, and internet connections. There are really too many to list. So, when buying something take a moment to look around for special deals. If you don't see any, just ask. Many times, companies don't have published deals but will give you discounts just because you've asked. In fact, these strategies don't apply to just technology items, but to any product or service that your church might use.
What have you gotten at a discount for your church? What deals have you gotten that surprised you or that greatly reduced a part of your church budget?