Many non-profit organizations are unaware of the benefits they receive as a result of their status. Techsoup Canada offers substantial discounts on software and computer hardware, and I often recommend Google Apps for Business to NPOs for several reasons.
First and foremost, the suite of services including emails, calendars, documents, intranet, and teleconferencing are offered at no cost per month. Additionally, NPOs can receive up to $10,000 in Adwords credit per month, making it one of the best ways to advertise a business. This offer is often met with amazement, as people often believe it is $10,000 per year, but it is actually per month, which is truly impressive.
Google also offers an enhanced version of YouTube and a free license for public Google Earth Action, which are valuable benefits.
In conclusion, I am grateful that Google is helping NPOs, who often struggle with limited funds, to make themselves known.