First Steps

As a 501(c)(3), you can sign up for a Google for Non Profit account you'll need a few things:

  1. A Google account, something like "myfiredept@gmail.com" -- you'll only use this likely short term until we set up your @YourDomain.com email and such later. You can also use a personal one worst case, but we don't recommend it. We recommend using a gmail address that you'll use for your organization that others can access should personnel and leadership change.  If you don't Google account for your organization/department, visit https://accounts.google.com/SignUp?hl=en to create one. 
  2. Get your 501(c)(3) validated at TechSoup.org, a clearninghouse and resource for non-profits. Follow the directions here: https://support.google.com/nonprofits/answer/7348743?hl=en&ref_topic=3247647 -- you'll need to register with TechSoup and THEN retrieve your TechSoup validation token. 


Apply for the Google for Non Profit Program

Once you've done the above, head over to the Google for Non-Profits landing page at https://www.google.com/nonprofits/ and hit the "Start Now" button at the top right of the page.

  • Login with your Google account and have your Techsoup validation token ready.
  • Once you submit your application, you should receive an approval email or further information within a few business days


Once You Are Approved

Once you're approved, you'll need to add First Arriving as an Administrator of your Google for Non Profit account. This will allow us to set up/manage your email, your OneToday campaigns, create and manage your Google Ad Grant program, custom YouTube features and more. 


Just login to the Google for Non Profit landing page at https://www.google.com/nonprofits/https://www.google.com/nonprofits/select the "Manage Administrators" button, and then from there "Add Administrator". When promoted (shown below) enter First Arriving for the name and accounts@firstarriving.com for the email address. You don't need to enter a Job Title. That's it! 





Be sure to let your Project Manager know once you've completed it and we'll ensure it's all set up!


Questions During the Process? Issues?

If you have any questions during this process, be sure to touch base with your Project/Client Services Manager at First Arriving or email support@firstarriving.com