Apps for Nonprofits Free for All Nonprofits; Google Finance Adds New Stock Exchanges

Google Apps for Nonprofits now offer free to nonprofits organization of any size. Google Finance adds new stock exchanges and VIX index. Google adding context to YouTube video is important, offers monetization tips.

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Nonprofit organization that are part of Google for Nonprofits can get now Google Apps for Nonprofits for free.

"Whether your nonprofit is 10 people or 10,000, you are eligible to start using Gmail, Calendar, Drive and more," Google announced.

Previously, the free version of the program was only available to nonprofits with fewer than 3,000 users.

Those new, "Google Apps for Nonprofits suite of tools uses cloud computing to securely store and update documents, calendars and email in real-time - and allows organization to reduce IT costs and helps team collaborate more effectively with having access to data anywhere, anytime."

Google manages all of the updating and maintenance in the cloud, with a 24/7 support team available.

Those interested can join the program by visiting here. Once accepted, you'll receive instructions on how to enroll in Google Apps for Nonprofits and other great products.

Additionally, you can check out this step-by-step getting started guides.

In other Google news today, the company has added three new stock exchanges as well as the Chicago Board of Exchange indices to Google Finance.

In addition, Singapore Exchange stock market data is now available in real time. "This is the first time Singapore Exchange has provided real time data to an open website, and we're proud to be the first website to do so," Google blogged.

Check the full list of stock exchanges and indices available in Google Finance.

Google is also advising users to adds context to their YouTube video, stating,

"YouTube is not a place for shocking or violent content, while graphic material is vital to our understanding of the world. But having title and description added to videos along side graphics adds more value as it helps people find and understand your video as well as reviewing flagged videos that breaks the rules."

Here're some official tips to contextualize videos:

  • Provide an informative and relevant title
  • Fill your description with information
  • Think about narrating what you see as you film, or add detail later using annotations tool
  • link to relevant websites, such as a related news story or artist statement
  • User YouTube's blurring tool, incase if your footage is sensitive and requires visual anonymity, informs Google.

In another blog entry, Google also shared some best practices when monetizing youTube videos.

  • Make sure you own commercial use rights before you monetize
  • Create family-friendly content that advertisers want to sponsor
  • Review spam policies and avoid spamming viewers
  • Follow audience development best practices outlined in the Creator Playbook and watch time. "Using misleading tags, thumbnails, and metadata may give your fans a negative viewing experience, reduce your watch time, and could affect your monetization status," YouTube wrote.
  • Look at the monetization symbol next to a video:
    • "Videos with a grey "$" button are not yet monetized.
    • Videos with a green "$" button are enabled for monetization
    • Videos with an orange "!" symbol indicate that YouTube might need more information for monetization approval," informs Google.

Additionally, make sure to associate you AdSense account with YouTube to get paid, and enable relevant ad formats. "Set your monetization ad defaults, and allow all ad types that are relevant for your videos," Google adds.

google advises to add context to youtube video to avoid getting flagged