Make sure you’ve already purchased your website address and have all the information available.
If you’re an organization with non-profit status, you can apply for a free Google Apps account here.
Step 1 – Sign up for Google for Non-Profits
Once you receive an approval email from Google, click the link from the email and go to Step 2.
Step 2 – Click the Sign Up Now button
Step 3 – Click the Enroll Now button beneath Google Apps for Non-Profits
Step 4 – Once you receive the approval email, click on the link provided to access your Admin account
Step 5 – Once you sign into the Admin account, click the Verify Domain button. Follow the Google Domain Verification help article to finish this step
From this point, it can get a little technical. If you’d like to give us a call as you work your way through the rest of the process, we’d be happy to help!
Step 6 – If you’re ready to keep going at this point, just click the Set Up Your Apps button, which is located to the left
Step 7 – The next four steps will just include clicking the Next button each time
Step 8 – Select your domain host from the drop down list. If your domain host isn’t listed, select Other at the bottom of the list and click Next
Step 9 – Google will provide you with MX records that need to be placed in your DNS. Send this information to MSPStream so we can create the records for you. We will advise you once this has been completed. Once you finish that, head back to the Google Apps page and click Next
Step 10 – Click the Yes button and then click Next
Step 11 – If you would like to add more people and email addresses at this point, click the Organization and Users button at the top. You’ll see a Create New Users button that will allow you to add the user name and email address that you would like to create
Keep in Mind:
You may want to check Google’s eligibility requirements first on that application page, because they do have some strict rules for non-profits.
Once you complete the enrollment, you should be approved within 1-3 business days.
It can take up to 48 hours for Google to verify that everything is working and for you to start receiving emails.
To set up your email on your computer or phone, you’ll want to follow Google’s help article.