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Sponsored Groups: A way to get Evernote Premium for groups of any size

Posted by Andrew Sinkov on 08 Dec 2010

Posted by Andrew Sinkov on 08 Dec 2010

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Now you can give an Evernote Premium account to everyone in your company, school, organization, or family. We’ve been getting frequent requests for this ever since launching Evernote. It’s probably because people are busier than ever, and few can afford to have a real boundary between their personal, professional and academic lives. Evernote is the perfect tool to help tame this chaos, and now we’ve made it easy to get your whole team on the same page. We call it Evernote Sponsored Groups.

What are Sponsored Groups?

Sponsored Groups are a simple way to purchase and manage Evernote Premium subscriptions for groups of any size. Everyone in your organization gets the benefits of Evernote Premium, and you get the peace of mind of a single monthly bill, but that’s not all.

Easy group management
When you create a sponsored group, you’ll get a customizable invitation page and URL that you can send to everyone you want to sponsor. You can approve and remove members in just a few clicks.

Simple billing
Sponsored Groups are $5 per account per month. Pay for as many accounts as you like with a credit card or get a monthly invoice for groups of five or more.

Priority support
Need help getting Evernote working for your group? Support requests received from the account sponsor or group administrator are given the highest priority in our support queue.

Who owns the accounts?

Evernote users own their accounts. Period. Sponsoring does not give you ownership, you are simply covering the cost of their Premium subscriptions. If you choose to stop sponsoring a specific user, that user will revert back to their state prior to sponsorship: either to a Free account, or to paying for their own Premium subscription.

For a user, joining a sponsored group does not mean giving up any control. In fact, if you’re sponsored and you leave a company, you take all your notes with you. The memories you keep in Evernote are yours forever.

Sponsorship and Notebook Sharing

Employers and others who want to control the ownership and flow of information in Evernote accounts can make their own corporate notebooks and share them with group members using our normal Shared Notebooks functionality. Currently, shared notebooks are available on the Web and Mac (beta) versions of Evernote, and they’re coming soon to other platforms. We’re also working to make our sharing functionality smarter about sponsored groups, so you’ll be able to easily share a notebook with every member of your team.

Educational discount for Sponsored Groups

To ensure that students and teachers around the world are able to benefit from Evernote Premium, we’re offering qualifying educational institutions a 50% discount off of our regular price.

Educational Showcase: The Montclair Kimberley Academy
The Montclair Kimberley Academy (MKA) is a great K-12 private school in Montclair, New Jersey and a excellent example of an Evernote Sponsored Group. As part of their current school year, MKA launched a 1:1 Program in which every student, from fourth through twelfth grade, received a MacBook. In addition to the laptops, every student got an Evernote Premium account. Since then, the students have been using Evernote for many (if not all) of their classes. Here’s a video that we shot at the school.

We will be posting additional details about the MKA deployment in the coming weeks.

Get Started

If you’re interested in sponsoring accounts in your organization, go to Evernote Web and click on Settings. There’s a new Account Sponsorship tab along the left side. Click it to begin the process. After you choose your billing method, you’ll be able to customize your group Welcome Page.

Learn more about Sponsored Groups on our dedicated page and check out our Sponsored Account FAQ.

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12 Comments RSS

  • Atsushi Sakai

    great boys and girls!!

  • Stephen Hebert

    Does the educational discount only apply to sponsored accounts?

    • Andrew Sinkov

      Yes. The discount is for the institution

  • John Marshall

    I work for a small business that designs circuit boards, and we’re looking into Evernote as a project collaboration tool. We’re a small team of 6 guys and we all work on multiple projects at once, often using each others computers. Is there a good way to avoid login problems and keep track of projects? Should we have one big notebook for the whole team, or several small notebooks for each individual?

    • Sorush

      Better if everyone have their own Evernote so they can have Side note as well as bigger work books. If everyone uses the same account, then it would mean that you would need 6-12 different workbooks. Everyone is also not the same, you will easier adjust to the individuals in the group with their own account. But if it is a matter of money/economy, then one account is enough.

  • JFW

    What about individual students? Could they submit identification papers or cards and receive discounts as well?

    • Andrew Sinkov

      The discount is for the institution. We would recommend contacting you school’s administration.

    • PCjabber

      I think this would be a great idea. As a student, I’d be willing to pay for Evernote, but $5/month is a bit steep for my budget right now… Even needing a dot-edu email address to verify would work for me =)

      • drben

        It is far more likely that using .edu addresses will bring students. It is near impossible to get large institutions to set up sponsorship like this. I would happily pay for premium with an educational discount that I could apply for using my student address.

  • Nicholas Ahn

    Hi,

    I’m currently a college student and have been using Evernote for virtually all of my management for my school and personal life. First off, I’d like to say that I love using your product, and your product has been invaluable towards my organization as a a student.

    I’d love to upgrade my account, but unfortunately the annual fee is quite steep for me, but I feel as though my school will not accommodate its students for group pricing. Does Evernote currently provide discounts for .edu email address? Are there any other discounts for students available?

    Thanks so much for your product,

    Nick

    • Ron Toledo

      Thanks for all the support. We currently don’t offer an education discount for individuals, only groups. We are having a promotion currently where you can upgrade your account for free through the end of the school year, you can get all the details here. http://www.evernote.com/about/schools/redeem/college_promo.php

  • singtelgroupstrategy

    Hi there, I hope someone could help me out here. Is the sponsored group plan still available? I am not able to find this option in any of the account setting? I’m subscribing Evernote premium account for my colleagues and I’m looking at a group package. Can someone help or advise me where I can get this info? Thanks a million!