Tuesday, February 17, 2009 | 9:09 AM
Looking for a nice, easy way to keep track of your Google Grants account information? Want to improve communication about your grant among staff and volunteers at your organization? Well, we've put together a handy reference document where you can store your Google Grants AdWords account information. This document includes details about when the account started, how to access it, your organization's goals for the account, and more. We encourage you to take advantage of this resource by spending 5-10 minutes filling it out and sharing it with your team - either copying and distributing hard copies or emailing out soft versions. Please also have this document filed (online or as a hard copy) somewhere in your office where it can be included with other grant information or with new hire training materials. Doing this will help improve communication regarding your grant across your organization. And in the future, having this information accessible to others is particularly important should you leave your organization and need to help the new account contact easily get up-to-speed.
To make communicating this information (and any other documents your organization uses) even easier, you might also consider using Google Apps to store and share your information "in the cloud". By creating documents in Google Apps (which is currently free for eligible non-profits), your organization's staff and volunteers can share data online, access documents from any internet connection, and collaborate much more easily. To find out more, check out the Education Edition offer for non-profits on the Google Apps site.