As communities around the world respond to coronavirus (COVID-19), we know nonprofits are facing unique challenges. We’ve compiled a set of quick tips for how to use technology to navigate this time with your employees and beneficiaries. For the most timely information and guidance on COVID-19, please monitor the World Health Organization website.

Connecting with employees, volunteers, and board members online

Supporting your staff and volunteers as they transition to working remotely

  • Prepare to effectively work from home with these resources from Grow with Google.

  • Check out these productivity tips on how to make “work from home” work for you.

  • If you’re using Chromebooks, ensure they have the right policies in place to access company resources from home and to keep devices and data secure.

Shifting to digital program delivery to provide ongoing support to beneficiaries

  • Consider using the “out of office” email auto-reply to instead provide beneficiaries with quick answers to frequently asked questions.

  • If possible, shift your programming to a virtual/digital format, such as video. This guide offers tips for setting up a YouTube channel and live streaming events.

  • For nonprofits looking to recreate an in-person learning environment, set up online classes with Google Classroom (available through G Suite for Nonprofits).

  • Get the word out about virtual volunteering opportunities and programming through Ad Grants. For expert support, contact one of the Ad Grants Certified Professionals.

Bringing offline fundraising experiences online

As the situation evolves, we’ll update this page and will also share additional resources, learnings and best practices on our Google for Nonprofits social channels: YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.

Learn more about Google’s overall response to COVID-19 here.