When you aim to solve big problems, you need to have the right tools. Even better if they are free, and absolutely amazing.
Many nonprofit organisations in the UK struggle with migrating to online digital solutions, usually because of two reasons:
Regretfully, I have recently found out during a chat with one of Google Senior Sales Engineers - yes, Google! - that many of those organisations are not aware that the biggest provider of digital online tools in the world gives out all of its services to charities for free. Correct – at absolutely no cost a UK non-profit organisation can get access to free website hosting, email accounts, cloud based storage, applications and much more.
During the chat with the Google guy we discussed how we could have worked together to spread the word about free digital tools available to non-profit organisations. If there is one thing that we care about here at KindLink is sharing the knowledge to enable charities achieve great results with inexpensive tools, so here I am sharing all Google for Nonprofits' free softwares and services that could help you boost your charity and engage with your audiences at absolutely no cost.
Google for Nonprofits resources and product support:
- Google for Nonprofits (Products Overview, Join The Programme etc.)
- Google for Nonprofits Help Centre (Product Support)
- Overview of Google Apps for Nonprofits (YouTube video)
Once a non-profit has signed up for Apps (or now G Suite) then you will get access to the business level support (again, at no charge). So basically all Google channels for support and product pages can be used by non-profits too:
- G Suite (Home)
- G Suite Admin Help Centre (G Suite is new naming for Google Apps)
- G Suite Support (including phone number to call)
- The Apps Show (YouTube Videos)
And last but not least, imagine what you could do with $10,000 USD of in kind advertising every month from AdWords. Yes, you can advertise on the biggest ad platform in the world for free.
How to Register for Google for Nonprofits
To register for Google for Nonprofits, you must be a registered non-profit organization in the United States or in the UK, so make sure to review the eligibility requirements before applying.
Do not hesitate to contact the KindTeam if you need any assistance.