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Great Benefits Of Using Google Apps For Your Charities In Australia

By Tristan Hough

For most charities, the internet is one of the best ways for you to gain visibility, awareness, and connecting with possible donors and volunteers. The question is how do we make the most out of this technology available to them?

Google has been supporting a number of non-profit agencies for many years now. This is in the form of free Google Ad grants, YouTube tools and mapping resources using Google Earth Outreach.

Google has recently launched its Google for Nonprofits program in Australia through connecting up. This means that the nonprofit organisations will now have free access to the enterprise grade apps available from Google. This includes everything from Gmail to Google Docs.

Here is a list of benefits nonprofits can gain:

  • Up to $10,000 of Google Ad Grants each month, so they can get their site in front of people who are searching for their services.

  • Free use of Google Apps, so they can run their email and important documents in the cloud and work collaboratively on documents while dramatically reducing IT costs

  • Google Earth Outreach, a free license for the pro version of Google Earth so they can visualize their data in map version online

  • YouTube for Nonprofits, so they can make great campaigns that catch the eye of donors and supporters

  • Google hopes that these new tools for nonprofits will help link all Australian nonprofits to improve their services and to help them change the world for the better.

Changing the infrastructure at any organization will require a lot of time and effort. It will affect everyone and everything inside the organization. To properly get the desired outcome of the change that you want to implement, this needs to be properly managed.

Myrtec are a preferred supplier with connecting up and a Google Apps partner. We offer expert advice on assisting organisations manage the migration to the cloud and have significant experience working in the non-profit sector. Please contact us if you would like to learn more about how Google Apps can benefit your non-profit organisation.

 

Author

Tristan Hough

Managing Director

With over ten years professional experience in both private and public organisations, Tristan provides consulting, project management and strategic planning services to a broad range of industries including financial, healthcare and legal.

Tristan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (IT Major) degree from Southern Cross University, as well as IT industry qualifications including MCSE, MCDBA and CCNA certifications.