Google Doesn’t Consider Churches to be “Non-Profit”

Posted: August 27, 2011 in church, current events, technology

Christianity Today:

For years, the search and software giant individually offered some of its products—including its office software and popular Gmail—for free or discounted use to qualifying nonprofits. Eligibility requirements varied by product, but churches and faith-based groups were welcome to use some.

All of that changed in mid-March when the company launched “Google for Nonprofits.” The new initiative united a robust set of Google’s tools into one program, but it also came with new guidelines that excluded numerous entities, including schools, political thinktanks, churches, proselytizing groups, and any organization that considers religion or sexual orientation in hiring decisions.

Somewhat frustrating (but not unexpected).  I think we can expect to see more and more of this in the future.

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Comments
  1. laurensheil says:

    “any organization that considers religion or sexual orientation in hiring decisions.”??

    That definition is so broad it also excludes most athiest and gay rights groups too but I somehow doubt it would be inforced on those grounds….

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