The Tech Corps attended the Washington Food Coalition Conference in Chelan WA to present on Google Apps for Nonprofits. The attendees consisted of 20-30 nonprofit members who serve to alleviate food and hunger related issues to low income individuals within Washington State.
We began our presentation by providing general information on Google for Nonprofits through case studies that show how these applications have been implemented to advance similar nonprofits. This was followed by an overview of specific Google products that we felt were most helpful for our audience. Among those were:
Google Drive and Apps: Real time editing and collaboration with basic documents, presentations, and spreadsheets.
Google Sites: Creating simple websites or supplemental sites for personal and professional usage.
Google Analytics: View and analyze data about users visiting your website.
Google Adwords: $10,000 a month of free advertising from Google
Google Forms: Paperless method to gather and organize survey information.
We concluded the presentation with the steps of applying to the Google for Nonprofits program to those interested in accessing the exclusive tools provided in the program.
As we forward into our service year, we will continue hosting workshops relating to technological applications and social media methods. If you were not able to attend this workshop, we will be conducting it again in the Seattle area. The details of this event will be posted soon.