Thursday, June 30, 2011

GoogleServe 2011

Photo Credit: Google Serve 2011

GoogleServe is an employee-driven initiative where Googlers serve their communities through partnerships with non-profits, schools, and local governments in 119 cities in 36 countries around the world.  This company tradition started in 2008 and hopes to build community between employees and the towns where they live, play, and work.  From Seattle and Ireland to Pittsburgh and West Delhi, Googlers serve in various community projects around the globe.  Employees donate both time and money to partner nonprofits, so learn more about their giving back pledge at The Official Google Blog.

Google has a number of other resources for good:
  • Google for Nonprofits: Gives non-profits free access to Google Apps and resources to raise awareness, reach donors, and improve operations
  • Google Scholarships: Provides scholarships to encourage students to excel in computing and technology, as well as to become active role models and leaders
  • Google+: Launched yesterday to a few public early adopters and invitees, Google+ is social networking of the future!  We were lucky enough to score an invite, and we're exciting about the possibilities of people and nonprofits using the new platform to drive engagement and volunteer activity.

For more examples of GoogleServe, visit each year's blog posts: 2009, 2010, 2011.

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