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Google for Nonprofits launches in Japan

Japan has a growing and increasingly impactful nonprofit community—a 1998 NPO law invigorated the sector, and gave rise to the incorporation of more than 49,000 new organizations. Nonprofits like these are doing critical work for people in need, including recovery efforts for the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, and we want to do more to support them. That’s why today, we’re excited to collaborate with TechSoup Global to bring Google for Nonprofits to Japan.

Specified Nonprofit Corporations, Public Interest Corporations, and Social Welfare Corporations can now apply to join the program, which provides access to a suite of free products and tools, including:
  • Ad Grants provides a $10,000 grant for nonprofits to raise awareness and target new audiences online.
  • YouTube for Nonprofits and Google Earth Outreach provide rich opportunities for nonprofits to create interactive content and visualize their impact.
  • Google Apps provides a range of enterprise tools -- from email to Google Docs -- that reduce technology costs and encourage collaboration.

We’re big believers in the Internet’s ability to help nonprofit organizations find new donors and volunteers, as well as become more efficient in their work. Japanese NPO Katariba, for example, is an volunteer-led organization that provides career education and counseling for high-school students.
Photo from NPO法人カタリバ | NPO Katariba, an organization using Google for Nonprofits.

Before joining Google for Nonprofits, Katariba’s volunteer recruitment process was labor intensive for staff, and outreach required a large portion of their PR budget. Now, Katariba saves time and money by using their $10,000 per month Ad Grant to reach people who are already searching for “NPO job” or “education volunteer” on Google. Since joining the program, the organization has seen 35,000 new site visitors.

We’re inspired by Katariba’s story and the amazing ways so many more nonprofits are using technology to aid their cause. We’re looking forward to supporting the work of more nonprofits in Japan.

Visit Google for Nonprofits to learn more about the tools and join the program.

Posted by Naveen Viswanatha, Product Manager, Google for Nonprofits

You’re changing the world. We want to help.

Today, we are excited to work with TechSoup Global and TechSoup Canada to bring Google for Nonprofits to Canada. Canadian Registered Charities, Canadian Federal Nonprofits, and Canadian Provincial Nonprofits can apply to join the program, which offers access to our suite of free products and tools.

Once your organisation is approved, you can get access to free Google Apps to cut IT costs and operate more efficiently, up to $10,000 a month in advertising on Google AdWords to reach more donors, and premium features for YouTube and our mapping technologies to raise awareness of your cause.  We’ve also developed other online resources such as educational videos, case studies and other ways to connect with other nonprofits.
We see the impact every day of nonprofits embracing the web - it’s literally transforming the way they work. Samasource has connected women, youth and refugees to meaningful work opportunities over the internet. Kiva funds millions of dollars in loans through online donations to entrepreneurs in need. We’re also seeing this in Canada. And Ladies Learning Code is one of many organizations in Canada using web-based tools to run a network of 6,000 volunteers to host code-learning workshops all over the country.

We’re inspired and humbled by the amazing ways nonprofits are making the world a better place, and look forward to supporting the work of more nonprofits in Canada.

Posted by Naveen Viswanatha, Product Manager, Google for Nonprofits