Google for Nonprofits Goes Down Under

Over the past few months, we’ve been overwhelmed by the incredible energy and excitement of the Australian charities who have participated in the Google Impact Challenge.  On issues ranging from ecological preservation, to homelessness, sanitation and solar power, Australian charities are proving that digital tools can have a transformative effect on an issue. 

That’s why today, we’re excited to take our commitment one step further by launching Google for Nonprofits in Australia.

Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits can now apply to join the program, which provides access to a suite of free products and tools, including:

  • Google Apps provides a range of enterprise tools -- from email to Google Docs -- that reduce technology costs and encourage collaboration.
  • 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.

Australia has 60,000 charitable institutions, and many of them are already using Google tools. For example, The Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) is using Google Earth Pro’s 3D mapping technology to demonstrate their impact to donors, community members, and a global audience.

With twenty-three wildlife sanctuaries across Australia, AWC protects more native Australian animal species than any other non-government organization. Using Google Earth Pro, AWC is now able to take their supporters on a virtual “tour” of their sanctuaries around Australia and provide a broad overview of the scale and diversity of the wildlife and habitats they protect.

Check out our case studies learn how AWC and other Australian NGOs are using Google for Nonprofits, and join the program.