Nonprofit Connect Workshop

Google Apps, Maps and Beyond!

Google Map

Google offers nonprofit organizations free access to many tools that can help you reach new donors and volunteers, work more efficiently, and bring your organization’s work to life. 

Dr. Cynthia Annett and Scott Lemmon, Google Earth trainers and consultants, outline a variety of tools you can use to help raise awareness about your organization. They will provide an overview of the Google Apps suite for nonprofits and provide particular focus on the Google Earth Outreach program. Google Earth and Maps offer incredible tools for nonprofits to highlight the areas in which they work and the impact of their efforts. You can create maps of project sites, collect and map data in the field, and even use your data as part of a YouTube video to tell more effective visual stories.

Make time in your schedule to learn about these free tools that can be game-changers for your organization's online awareness and fundraising campaigns.

Google Form to My Maps Cell Phone Activity


 Google Apps for Non-Profits

Eliminate IT costs and help staff work together more effectively

Control your own IT with free access to Google Apps for Nonprofits:

  • Create unlimited email accounts for your staff on your own branded domain ( through Gmail
  • Store files in the cloud: 30GB of storage space per account across Gmail and Google Drive
  • Collaborate in real time with colleagues on grant proposals, meeting agendas, and more through Google Docs
  • Conduct surveys, training assessments and event sign ups through Google Forms
  • Manage appointments and schedules in Google Calendar
  • Monitor group discussions and distribution lists through Google Groups
  • Hold video conference calls for up to 15 participants at a time on your desktop or mobile device; audio and screen sharing tools included
  • Free 24/7 support by phone, chat and email
  • Work online through any modern browser; no hardware, no updates
  • Securely access your data from mobile devices

Use Google My Business to manage the Search and Map presence of your nonprofit organization

Become a Google Local Guide and add reviews and photos of locations in your community that are important to your nonprofit's mission Local Guides Support Page

Google Map Maker allows you to add and update map information for millions of users to see in Google Maps and Google Earth with Map Maker. By sharing information about the places you know, like businesses in your town or roads in your area, you can ensure that the map accurately reflects the world around you. Your updates will be reviewed and then can appear on the map.

Report an error on the Google Map


Create a My Maps with your own content and share it online

With My Maps, you can:

  • Create a map.
  • Draw lines, shapes, or placemarks on the map.
  • Import geographically-specific data including addresses, place names, or latitude and longitude coordinates.
  • Organize your map with layers to hide or show different kinds of content.
  • Style your content with different colors, placemark icons, and line widths.


Create Google Account (Individual)

Google Drive
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Google Sites
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YouTube Support

Google Groups
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Google Calendar
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