Google’s One-Stop Shop for Nonprofits: What are Google Sites?

As part of the Google for Nonprofits program, the company offers a suite of Apps including Google Sites which allow nonprofit organizations to easily create and share group websites to promote their cause. Nonprofits can create dynamic websites without coding or HTML knowledge, which saves on billing costs. Google Sites are a useful tool for centralizing documents, spreadsheets, presentations, videos and slideshows to keep teams organized.

Google Sites offer dozens of pre-built website templates – all customizable – and easy, single click page creation. New templates for company intranets and project workspaces help nonprofits to build collaborative sites.

A great advantage of Google Sites is that it is securely powered by the web, so users can access pages anywhere from the office or on the road via mobile or tablet technology. “Google Sites has revolutionized the way we communicate with our clients and with our team members. We currently have 15 Active Google Sites. Each of our clients has a dedicated site containing important project related information. As an example, we use lists to capture information about the meetings we setup. Several people can update information on each meeting in real time…we now use Google Sites as our core vehicle for communication. We have sites for HR, Training, Sales, Systems and Project Management,” says Steve Lightstone, president of Corner Office Leads.

The full suite of Google Apps includes:

  • Google Sites
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Docs

Nonprofits can get started with Google Apps for free by applying at Google for Nonprofits.  If you have any questions regarding setting up Google Apps or Google Sites, Blue Interactive Agency can help. We provide interactive marketing tools such as search engine optimization and social media marketing strategies to help companies increase their online visibility. Contact us at 954-779-2801.