Nonprofit newbies, never fear: Google Workspace Essentials is here.
February 04, 2022

Nonprofit newbies, never fear: Google Workspace Essentials is here.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

G Suite Essentials

Overall Satisfaction with Google Workspace Essentials (formerly G Suite Essentials)

We are an extremely small, collaborative, cross-departmental team, so it is imperative that, particularly over the course of the pandemic, we have one centralized location where multiple hands can be on multiple projects at the same time. Google Workspace Essentials allows for the exact kind of remote-based, team-centric workflow that we need. Everything is in one place, and the various programs and add-ons all inform one another and help build the consistency and efficiency of our operations.
  • UX design and ease of onboarding/training
  • Suitable for smaller nonprofits at a price point that's unmatchable
  • Impeccable and responsive customer service
  • Collaborative team software for program development
  • I'd love to see a formal integration of an Airtable-like program that expands on something like Sheets to really make project management extremely efficient and robust.
  • I think it would be useful if public-facing pieces like Google Forms were more customizable to our org's brand.
  • Creating some sort of easy-to-manage/integrated CRM, donor management, and marketing software would really change the game.
  • Google Sheets
  • Google Forms
  • Google Documents
  • Various integrations with 3rd-party apps and software like Slack and Airtable
  • Our fundraising and development efforts nearly doubled 2020-2022, largely in part to the organizational tools within Google Workspace Essentials.
  • We've opened up the capacity to work more closely with contractors in a more collaborative nature because of GWE's capabilities.
  • It was integral to our brand overhaul.
It's the beast of all beasts and the only platform we really considered when building the organization. A lot of that was due to Google Workspace Essentials' price point: as a nonprofit, we're always looking at ways to cut costs, and Google is extremely affordable and prices its programs out fairly.

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Anyone starting a nonprofit organization from the ground up could use to sign on to Google Workspace Essentials because it's a gigantic platform with lots of capabilities that can serve as the central hub for so many different components to launching a successful, mission-driven entity. It's extremely affordable, which makes it quite a perk and bonus for nonprofits with limited budgets trying to get their fundraising game going. Specifically, startup nonprofits with small teams and remote working situations are pitch-perfect for the Google Workspace Essentials suite, as it allows for real-time collaborative workflows and feels ideal for less complicated project management.