Quick Start Guide for nonprofits

For: Eligible nonprofit organizations

Communicate and collaborate more effectively with staff, volunteers, donors, and board members. 

Check if you're eligible for a Nonprofits edition through the Google for Nonprofits program. Once you activate  Nonprofits edition (free of charge), you'll be able to upgrade to the Business for Nonprofits or Enterprise for Nonprofits, at prices discounted for nonprofits.

Learn more about Nonprofits edition.


Access your administrator account

The Google Admin console is where administrators manage Google services for people in an organization.

Learn how


Set up your business email

If you didn't activate Gmail during sign-up, you can do so now (or whenever you're ready). You need to change your domain’s MX records to direct mail to Google's mail servers. We also recommend you add an SPF record to your domain settings.

Don't worry if you're not sure what MX or SPF records are. Just see below for steps.


Activate Nonprofits edition

Eligible nonprofits have access to Nonprofits edition at no cost. If you're an eligible nonprofit on a Google Workspace trial, make sure you upgrade your account to Nonprofits edition before your trial period ends.

Learn how


Migrate users' email, calendar, & contacts

Use our migration tools to import your organization’s emails, contacts, and calendar events, to G Suite for Nonprofits.

Learn how


Build and manage your team

Set up team member accounts and manage their identities.

Set up

Learn how


Set up your organization's account

Add your logo and follow best practices for security and compliance. 

Set up


Manage your meetings and email

Make the most of Gmail, Google Contacts, and Google Meet for your team and client meetings.

Set up

Learn how


Work with cloud storage & online documents

Discover a powerful suite of document, spreadsheet, and presentation apps that you work with in your browser.

Set up

Learn how


Train your users

Get training guides, tips, customer examples, and other resources to help your users work smarter and master G Suite for Nonprofits in the workplace.

Learn how


Expand your reach

Ready for more? Enhance your online web presence and adapt your account and Google tools to your nonprofit needs.

Learn how

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