Google for Nonprofits Newsletter | March 2019

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What's New?

Our new Google for Nonprofits how-to guide 

We are excited to announce the first of a comprehensive and practical set of how-to guides dedicated to the nonprofit sector, made by Google for Nonprofits. This month, discover how Google products and solutions can be used to manage your volunteers! We’ll be releasing more how-to guides in upcoming newsletters.

Wondering how other nonprofits are using Google products?

Join our upcoming livestream with the Kids & Art Foundation, a nonprofit that provides art workshops to children with cancer. Learn from the Kids & Art Foundation’s founder and programme manager how they are using Google products to fuel their mission! Register here for the livestream on 5 April 2019, at 11:00 Pacific Time.

Gmail can help make your team even more productive

Sometimes managing your inbox can be overwhelming, but Gmail has built-in features to help you focus and communicate efficiently. For example, you can add the label 'High-Value Donor' to all conversations coming from your top sponsors. Labels can be colour-coded for better visualisation, and can be automatically applied to your incoming emails via filters. Discover the top ten ways to use G Suite to optimise your inbox.

Tips & tricks

Let grammar suggestions in Google Docs help you write even better

Drafting your next grant proposal? Writing an article for your blog? Let the grammar suggestions in Google Docs help you catch tricky grammatical errors, including how to use prepositions correctly or choose the right verb tense. Learn more about this at no charge tool built into Docs here.

Use Google Data Studio to showcase your impact

Google Data Studio helps you build reports that tell a story. Learn how you can create an interactive Geo map to show the impact of your activities across all the areas where you work.

Nonprofit stories

Google Ad Grants drives an average donation value of $212 for Days for Girls

Days for Girls shatters stigmas and limitations for women and girls by increasing access to menstrual care and education. The organisation uses Ad Grants and relies on conversion tracking to track donations, e-commerce sales email subscriptions and calls generated by Google Ads. Learn how conversion data helps Days for Girls achieve their marketing goals.

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


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