Google for Nonprofits Newsletter | February 2019

Thank you for your interest in our newsletter and for sharing your feedback and stories. Our third edition is going out at the end of Black History Month and only a few days ahead of International Women’s Day. Hearing about the great work that nonprofits are doing to further the causes of equity and equality keeps us engaged on the Google for Nonprofits team!


What's New?

Use Team Drives to share all files relevant to your team

Team Drives are a shared space where teams can easily store, search, and access their files anywhere, from any device. Files in a Team Drive belong to the team instead of an individual, so even if a volunteer or a member leaves your nonprofit, the files remain.

Google Digital Garage offers free storytelling and design courses online

Telling the story of your nonprofit’s mission and impact is important to connect with your audience. Your ideas become more powerful if you know how to share them! Learn how to create effective, engaging, and fun presentations with this free online course.

Use Google Analytics Goals to track what matters to your org 

With Google Analytics, tracking online donations, volunteer sign-ups or other meaningful actions on your website becomes easy. For example, you can create a destination goal and measure how many times visitors saw the “thank you page” at the end of a volunteer sign-up process. It only takes about a minute!


Tips & Tricks

Use Test My Site to check the performance of your nonprofit’s website

Test my site is a free way for your nonprofit to measure website performance across devices, from mobile to desktop. The tool provides a list of specific fixes that can help you connect more quickly with people online. You can start by typing your website’s URL on the tool’s page.

Become a G Suite master with hands-on online lessons in real-world scenarios

If you want to learn how G Suite can help you succeed in your daily tasks, these online lessons are what you are looking for. Learn how to use G Suite products to plan an event, manage budgets, communicate effectively and much more.


Nonprofit Stories

DonorsChoose.org raised $497,000 in donations through Google Ad Grants in 1 year 

On the DonorsChoose.org platform, teachers across America create projects requesting resources their students need, and donors give to the projects that inspire them. In just a year, through Ad Grants, the nonprofit raised an additional $497,000 from about 5,000 donations, received 7,400 teacher registrations and 6,600 new teacher project submissions. Click here to read the full success story on the Ad Grants website.

Share the story of how your nonprofit uses Google products by submitting your information via this form.

Your nonprofit could be featured in a future Google for Nonprofits newsletter or video.

 

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