Attention Canadian Charities and Nonprofits
Great news everyone! Starting June 9, 2014, Google for Nonprofits is now available in Canada!! If you are not already aware, this suite of FREE Google tools and products can help charities and nonprofits better use the internet to achieve their missions. The Google for Nonprofits program includes Google Apps for Nonprofits, Google Ad Grants, YouTube Nonprofit Program, and Google Earth Pro. Canadian Registered Charities, Canadian Federal Nonprofits, and Canadian Provincial Nonprofits are ALL eligible to apply for the program. Read more below for further details about Google for Nonprofits Canada.
Google is collaborating with TechSoup Global and TechSoup Canada to facilitate access to the Google for Nonprofits program and expedite the application process by validating Canadian charities and nonprofits using global standards and practices.
Organizations interested in the Google for Nonprofits program must:
– Have a validated account with TechSoup’s local partner. (Not currently a member of TechSoup? Register here).
– Be a Canadian Registered Charity, a Canadian Federal Nonprofit or a Canadian Provincial Nonprofit.
– Acknowledge and agree to the application’s required certification regarding nondiscrimination and donation receipt of use.
Organizations who are not eligible for Google for Nonprofits at this time are:
– Governmental entities and organizations.
– Hospitals and health care organizations.
– Schools, childcare centers, academic institutions, and universities (philanthropic arms of educational organizations are eligible).*
*Please see the Google for Education program instead.
PRODUCTS & TOOLS
Below are my single sentence summaries of each Google for Nonprofits product. If you would like to discover more about each individual product in the Google for Nonprofits suite, please see the Products for Nonprofits page.
Google Apps for Nonprofits
This product gives your nonprofit free access to cloud-based tools and applications such as GMail, Google Calendar, and Google Drive helping to improve online collaboration between your staff, reduce your organization’s IT costs, provide access to your data from anywhere, and secure all your data from potential loss and damage while still using your organization’s unique domain.
Google Ad Grants
You can use this product to reach new donors, volunteers, and supporters by promoting your nonprofit’s website at the top of Google search results pages using $10,000 worth of FREE AdWords advertising each and every month.
YouTube Nonprofit Program
All nonprofits have compelling stories to tell and now you can share yours more effectively on YouTube using a variety of tools such as Call-To-Action video overlays, annotations, and a unique custom YouTube channel with your organization’s logo and branding.
Google Earth Pro
Another way you can visualize your story and share it with your donors, volunteers, and supporters is through this product where you can create custom maps, narrate with Google Earth movie, host geospatial data online, and more.