Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Help make your case---visibly

Google has announced that it will tutor and help nonprofits use its Google Earth service through what it is calling Google Earth Outreach. The program, complete with tutorials, allows you to use the mapping and satellite imagery to make your mission statement more compelling.

Think: "We need funds for our group homes" with a map that shows your existing facilities and the unmet needs in your community.

Think: "Where can I make a donation to Goodwill when I'm on vacation?" With a map of Goodwill donation boxes by zip code, and a map of how to get there.

Think: "Our mission is to stop deforestation" with close up images from space of what deforested land looks like.

This is a terrific resource, only limited by our imagination. Check it out.

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