Extend the free version of Google Apps to include non profits in the UK
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Extend the free version of Google Apps to include non profits in the UK

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      White Fuse Media

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July 2013

Victory

From Petition creator: After years of excluding UK charities from its core free offering, Google has now extended the Googe Apps for Nonprofits to the UK. Thank you Google!

Google Apps is a powerful productivity platform but can be costly for charities. In the US Google offer this freely to non profit organisations but the same provision in not available in the UK.

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Google Apps is available free to any organisation with under 10 users. This means it is a great option for small charities. However, as charities increasingly draw in the support of volunteers, even small charities can quickly hit the 10 user ceiling. 

Charities needing more than 10 users must move up to 'Google Apps for Business'.* This costs £3.30 per user per month. So the yearly cost for a small charity with 20 users would be £792 and a larger charity with 100 users would pay £3,960. While this is not exhorbitant and a service that we still recommend to our clients, we have found that due to the squeeze currently being put on the charity sector in the UK even this cost is prohibitive.

In the US, charities with between 10 and 3,000 users can use Google Apps for free and charities with over 3,000 users are eligible for a 40% discount. 

With charity donations down 20% this year from £11bn to £9.3bn (CAF survey) we are representing our clients and other small charities to reach out to Google to extend their preferential treatment of the non profit sector from the US over to the UK. 

UK page listing pricing for all UK organisation - http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/enterprise/apps/business/pricing.html

US page listing details of Google for Nonprofits - http://www.google.co.uk/apps/intl/en/nonprofit/index.html

CAF report on donation - http://www.ncvo-vol.org.uk/sites/default/files/uk_giving_2012_full_report_1211.pdf

* UPDATE: Since launching this petition Google has announced the complete withdrawal of the free version of Google Apps for up to 10 users.

To:
Google
Please extend the free version of Google Apps to include non profits in the UK.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Michael Stickley LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      This would be extremely useful for all small non-profit organistaions, particularly as its the smaller ones which are most likely to need to keep costs low!

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    • Peter Cowdrey PETWORTH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      Would cut costs for UK charities

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    • David Petts EXETER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      It's an important resource that should be available for free to UK charities.

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    • Graham Torr GUILDFORD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      This was a useful tool for us as a small cahrity to get started. It would be a great support if Google were willing to support us by continuing a free service as we expand

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    • andy woodward BAGSHOT, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      charities should get all the help possible

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