Google+ is open to nonprofits

Google Plus for nonprofits

If you've been waiting to join Google+ until your nonprofit or organization could have a presence on Google+?

The wait is over.

About 30 minutes ago, Google opened up Google+ Pages!

I've scoured their introductory material and have found references to pages being for "businesses, organizations, and groups." There appear to be no explicit restrictions on nonprofits.

As I told folks in my "Google+ for Nonprofits" webinar last week at Blogworld Expo, I highly recommend using Google as individuals. But now you can have a sanctioned place for your organization too!

Here are some reasons I think Google+ is going to become the way nonprofits communicate with their donors.

  • Google+ is wonderful for sharing pictures and videos as well as really detailed posts
  • Google+ circles allow you to communicate solely with donors or your board or your staff
  • Google+ allows you to follow anyone you want, without having to get "permission" like you do on Facebook or LinkedIn
  • Google is already driving the majority of traffic to nonprofit sites so why wouldn't you jump on board when they roll out a search engine changing platform like Google+?

Get your own nonprofit page at Pages for Google+!


Update

In the time it took me to write this post, Google must've received all the Page entries they wanted. I'm now getting an "it's not open to everyone" image. *sigh* I guess they'll be rolling out invitations similar to the way they did with people. I'll let you know if I get any invites.

In the meantime, I highly recommend getting your personal profile set up. Be sure to include links to your nonprofit!

About Marc Pitman

Marc A. Pitman is the author of "Ask Without Fear!" and founder of FundraisingCoach.com and the weekly email service “Fundraising Kick.” A coach to leaders around the world, Marc's expertise and enthusiasm engages audiences and has caught the attention of media organizations as diverse as Al Jazeera and Fox News. Marc’s experience also includes pastoring a Vineyard church, managing a gubernatorial campaign, and teaching internet marketing and fundraising at colleges and universities. He is the husband to his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you drive by him on the road, he’ll be singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family!

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Comments

  1. What a difference almost a year makes!

    There's now a book on Google+ for Nonprofits. It's available at:
    http://www.GooglePlusforNonprofits.com.

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