Google’s Bay Area Impact Challenge – An Amazing Opportunity

Google’s Bay Area Impact Challenge – An Amazing Opportunity

Google’s Bay Area Impact Challenge – An Amazing Opportunity

This week, Google announced the Bay Area Impact Challenge – a contest for Bay Area nonprofits that will grant $5 million total to the winning entries, including $500,000 grants to four innovative nonprofits. The contest criteria are broken down here:

  1. Community impact. How will the proposed project improve the lives of local residents? How many people will be affected if successful and to what extent?

  2. Innovation. Does the project tackle the issue it seeks to address in a new and creative way?

  3. Scalability. If successful, how easily can this project scale? Can this proposal serve as a model for other communities?

  4. Feasibility. Does the team have a well-developed, realistic plan to execute on the proposal? Have they identified the right partners for implementation?

It goes without saying, but this is an amazing opportunity for nonprofits in the San Francisco Bay Area to really broaden their impact and improve the lives in our local community. If you have questions on the application process, or are interested in assistance in completing the application, we’d love to help.

Below are some of the best links we found this week. Don’t forget to follow our Tumblr for more links and resources.

  1. NPQ provides a great tool for nonprofits and those venturing into the world of grant and prospect research.
  2. A cap on charitable deductions is being discussed again. The Nonprofit Times details the recent conversations and potential impact.
  3. Who doesn’t enjoy Twitter Tips & Tricks? #Fundchat followers share their knowledge.
  4. Guidestar hosted their first earnings call to discuss their 2013 financial results. Guidestar’s commitment to transparency is a great example for other nonprofits. The Washington Post discusses the details of the call and its relevance.
  5. In an effort to learn more about the social impact that learning coding can have on children Ben Mangan transcribes an interview with Krishna Vedati, Founder and CEO of Tynker.
  6. Don’t forget to cast your vote for the doGooder Nonprofit Video Awards, hosted by our friends at See3 Communications.

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