G Suite for Nonprofits is similar to G Suite Basic (plus shared drives), but is offered at no charge to eligible nonprofit organizations. If you already have a paid G Suite account, you actually have a head start on activating the nonprofit edition.
Upgrade an existing G Suite account to G Suite for Nonprofits
- Ensure that your organization is on the G Suite Basic edition. To check, your organization's G Suite Administrator should log into your G Suite Admin account at admin.google.com, click on the Billing icon, and confirm G Suite Basic under Subscriptions. If your organization is not on G Suite Basic, follow these steps to downgrade to G Suite Basic.
- Sign in to your Google for Nonprofits account. If you don't have a Google for Nonprofits account, follow the directions here to request one.
- Navigate to G Suite for Nonprofits under Products and click Activate.
- Enter your organization's domain in the field provided. Enter your domain like "nonprofit.org" - do not include "www" or "http." If you don't follow this formatting, your activation may not be processed.