Calling all charities

Workplace by Facebook has just announced the formal launch of Workplace for Good. Workplace for Good gives Workplace Premium free to nonprofits and staff at educational institutions globally, so they can build meaningful communities and create change around the world.

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As Workplace partners, here at my new company 300, we believe in giving back too.

Each year we take on projects free of charge to help non-for-profits achieve even more. This year we helped Global Angels draw attention to their life-changing work in Tsavo, Kenya. We photographed and wrote a book as well as holding an exhibition in central London. You can view the book and see the exhibition here.

To support Workplace for Good we will provide our consultancy services completely free to help a charity launch Workplace successfully – making it 100% cost neutral!  We have time set aside to launch one charity this year and at least one next year, so please get in touch if you’re interested in finding out how we help companies roll out Workplace.

Festive offer!
And if that weren’t enough there’s also a festive Facebook giveaway for charities during November and December. Get in touch to find out more.

Charities already using Workplace
Organisations like the World Wildlife Fund, Comic Relief, Unicef, Save the Children, RNIB are using Workplace to connect their people, communicate and take action more effectively than ever before.

Life and death

The ability to work together quickly and effectively isn’t a nice-to-have for these organisations. For some of them, it can mean the difference between life and death. With Workplace, they’ve found mobile, video, communication, and collaboration tools give them the edge.

“Workplace has made a huge difference in the way our staff communicates with each other. Ultimately this makes even more of a difference for children in danger who are in desperate need of Unicef’s help.”

– Ric Sheldon, Chief Information Officer, Unicef UK

Six ways Workplace supports work with a purpose

Workplace provides a critical solution for nonprofits and educational institutions, two sectors that have always relied on creativity and innovation in the face of resource constraints.

Whether it’s reporting back from the field in real time with Live video or mobilizing a network of volunteers in trouble spots around the world through Groups. Or simply accelerating the speed of information through a school district with News Feed, Workplace has empowered these organisations like never before – and they, in turn, have done amazing things with Workplace

Here’s some examples:

  • Video chat. It Gets Better uses Workplace’s super reliable HD video chat to hold weekly meetings to get important updates out to its global affiliate network in over 20 countries with 500 people
  • Groups. Vision India Foundation uses a Workplace Group to keep 5,000 alumni and volunteers up to date with campaign news. Having everybody together on Workplace has helped the charity lower organisational costs and cut time spent in meetings
  • News Feed. When Australian Catholic University’s National Sustainability Manager posted a message about disposable coffee cups onto his News Feed, it was seen, shared and commented on by hundreds of staff members, which resulted in a campaign that cut plastic consumption on campus
  • Bots. Oxfam uses a Bot to demystify industry jargon. OxBot is a jargon-busting bot that will tell employees what specific acronyms mean, and will even provide a link to other internal sources of information if they want to know more
  • Integrated Tools. Oxfam launched Workplace using an integration with Okta to provide single sign-on access for 10,000 employees. They also used an integration with Box for a seamless and more structured way of working across multiple tools
  • Accessibility. Workplace benefits from the pioneering results that Facebook has achieved in its efforts to make the platform more accessible for people with disabilities. For RNIB, this means screen-reading tools for the 20% of the workforce that is visually impaired. The result is game-changing impact at zero cost.

My email address is pj@the300.co if you have any questions.