Monthly Archive November 2019

Making a Difference

All Legions provide ongoing support to their local community in terms of charities, youth development, hospitals, seniors, special needs, local fund raising and more. This is in addition to the support of the Vets. Let people know that everyone is welcome at the Legion. Their support does make a difference….enjoy the entertainment, the events, the many activities or just for a drink and some food; it all helps the Legion with their community support program.

Google for Nonprofits

TechSoup Canada finally approved our membership submission (Oct 2018) to have our Legion recognized as an eligible organization for their services. We now have access to 300+ donated and discounted technology products, such as Intuit QuickBooks, Microsoft Office Professional, Adobe Acrobat, Autodesk AutoCAD, Shopify and more.  We immediately made a submission to the Google for Nonprofits.  On 11 November we received the following note: “Congratulations and welcome to Google for Nonprofits. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 598 has been verified, and you’re ready to activate and use Google products”

We are now working through the process to activate many of the products that they offer such as;

  • G Suite for Nonprofits – Eliminate your IT costs and help your staff/volunteers work together more effectively for free with tools like Gmail and Drive.
  • Ad Grants – Raise awareness, attract donors and help people around the world. Receive up to $10,000 per month in Google Ads.
  • YouTube Nonprofit Program – Tell the story of your organization work through video and enable Link Anywhere cards for your cause.
  • One Today – Simplify giving and matching with a streamlined mobile experience that engages donors across social media platforms.
  • Google Maps Platform – Receive credits to enhance your organization’s community or donor location data.

It is our goal to provide a digital experience that will engage new markets, new audiences and a younger demographic to help drive growth and long term sustainability for the Legions and small towns.