[Update: Please note that this program has now ended.]
At the close of his session at the 2008 Nonprofit Technology Conference on Thursday afternoon, Google Adwords Evangelist Frederick Vallaeys announced a new partnership between Google and NTEN.
"Due to our similar goals in supporting the non-profit community, particularly through technology, Google Grants and NTEN are partnering to enhance their impact on non-profits. We would like to invite all qualifying NTEN organizations to apply to Google Grants and we will expedite the review of those that apply."
How cool is that? Very.
If you don't already know about Google Grants, they allow qualified nonprofits to use Google Adwords for the low, low price of free.
To take advantage of this offer:
- If you're not yet a member of NTEN, join today!
- Then, apply for the Google Grant at http://www.google.com/grants through Google's easy online application. Please spend some time reviewing the site to learn more about the program, eligibility, grant details, etc.
- Finally, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to help Google identify you as an NTEN member, which should hasten your application through the process.
Google also plans to partner on education initiatives for the nonprofit community, and will be developing these efforts over the next several months
Stay tuned for more news from the NTC as things calm down and we all finally catch our breath (and a nap).