Google for Nonprofits newsletter | December 2018

As 2018 comes to an end, we are excited to launch the first official Google for Nonprofits newsletter! In this newsletter, you can expect to get updates about Google’s product suite, our work with nonprofits, tips and tricks to use Google products successfully and case studies featuring other nonprofits in the programme.

What's new?

Learn how YouTube can help you to grow your impact

Master the fundamentals of powerful video storytelling on YouTube with simple tips, inspiring videos and lessons tailored for creating social impact. Visit the 'How-to' section of the YouTube Social Impact site to learn more.

Use detailed mapping data to tell your nonprofit’s story

Google’s mapping tools are instrumental for nonprofits looking to tell their story using geolocation data and imagery. Now, nonprofits that want to dig deeper with Google Maps Platform can apply for additional credits. Have a look at a nonprofit case study with Google Maps Platform.

Protect your nonprofit’s Google Accounts from attacks

Google’s Advanced Protection Programme safeguards the personal Google Accounts of anyone at risk of targeted attacks – such as activists, journalists or community leaders. To protect your nonprofit and affiliate network, apply for a grant for security keys at no cost (limited spots); discount codes are also available.

Have a look at Data Solutions for Change, a cloud credits programme

Whether it’s creating sustainable food systems or solving unemployment, nonprofits around the world use Google Cloud to take on real-world challenges. The Data Solutions for Change programme is your chance to apply for Google Cloud Platform credits and use data analytics and ML to make an impact. Learn more about the programme and apply here.

Tips & tricks

Create a professional website in under ten minutes

Still operating without a professional public website for your nonprofit? Google My Business offers a website builder at no cost that makes it easy for you to create and edit your website from a computer or phone. Learn more about creating your own website here.

Get five-minute tutorials on business and marketing topics

Working on your professional skill set? The Primer app provides a fast, easy way to learn business and marketing skills at no cost through bite-sized, jargon-free lessons. Primer's content is carefully curated by a small Google team that partners with top industry experts. Learn more about Primer here.

Nonprofit stories

How do nonprofits such as California Academy of Sciences and Samasource use G Suite to achieve impact?

Google for Nonprofits presented with Jeremy Young and Jaime Lemus at Google’s 2018 Cloud Next conference. Jeremy discussed how Samasource uses G Suite to facilitate seamless information sharing between US and international offices. Jaime explained how Cal Academy’s transition to G Suite helped streamline IT operations. Click here for the presentation.

Want to share the story of how your nonprofit uses Google products?

Submit your information via this form and you could be featured in a future Google for Nonprofits newsletter or video.


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