So, you’ve been tasked with keeping your organization's Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds up-to-date. Seems easy enough at first. However, in addition to posting updates about your organization's events and community outreach, you’d like to post beautiful pictures and messages that highlight and reinforce your company’s mission. Where’s a good place to pull all of that together without blowing your budget on buying stock photos or wasting time trying to use Photoshop? Look no further! We’ve pulled together some amazing and free resources you can use to accomplish your content goals.

1. Pexels: Free Stock Photography

The first step to creating an eye catching post, besides coming up with the post itself, is finding an image that represents what your post is about. Pexels has a huge collection of free, beautiful stock photos that fall under the creative commons rules. Meaning, you can use them for websites, social media, print, etc. without worrying about licensing. All the photos on Pexels are high quality, and the database gets added to regularly.

2. Prisma: Turn Memories into Art


With Prisma, an app for iPhone and Android, you can take photos, stock images, and logos and turn them "into works of art using the styles of famous artists: Van Gogh, Picasso, Levitan, as well as world famous ornaments and patterns. A unique combination of neural networks and artificial intelligence helps you turn memorable moments into timeless art pieces.”

Just download the Prisma App on your phone, then send or save the Pexels photo to your phone, as well. From there, use Prisma to create a beautiful photo and save it to your camera roll, where you can send it back to your computer and begin using it for your organization's social media posts.

3. Pablo

Pablo is an image editor and re-sizer. Team Carely highly recommends you sign up for Pablo. You can resize images for Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, and you can add color filters, and text overlays. They also have a ton of free templates and stock images you can use.

By using these tools, you can create engaging visuals that don't cost your organization a thing.

We hope these resources help, and we’d love to see some of the work you’re able to create using them. Send us links to your posts via Twitter or Facebook. We'd love to share them.

Originally written by Michael Eidsuane, Edited by Christina Best