Earlier this week we started a petition at change.org for Google to extend the free version of Google Apps for UK based charities and non profits – In the US Google already offer the full service for free to all non profit orgs – please take a moment to sign and share ~ Thanks.
“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.”