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.

1

Access your administrator account


one person business sign inThe Google Admin console is where administrators manage Google services for people in an organization.  

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2

Set up your business email


one person business verify domainIf 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.

3

Activate Nonprofits edition


medium size business set feature release preferencesEligible 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.

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4

Migrate users' email, calendar, & contacts


one person business migrate dataUse our migration tools to import your organization’s emails, contacts, and calendar events, to G Suite for Nonprofits.

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5

Build and manage your team


Set up team member accounts and manage their identities.

Set up

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6

Set up your organization's account


one person business manage accountAdd your logo and follow best practices for security and compliance. 

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Manage your meetings and email


small business manage meetings and emailMake the most of Gmail, Google Contacts, and Google Meet for your team and client meetings.

Set up

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8

Work with cloud storage & online documents


one person business cloud storageDiscover a powerful suite of document, spreadsheet, and presentation apps that you work with in your browser.

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9

Train your users


one person business get more trainingGet training guides, tips, customer examples, and other resources to help your users work smarter and master G Suite for Nonprofits in the workplace.

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10

Expand your reach


one person business grow businessReady for more? Enhance your online web presence and adapt your account and Google tools to your nonprofit needs.

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