A few months ago there was an extra clause in Google’s terms for non-profits. It used to have an additional note that religious institutions were not exempt from the discrimination hiring policies. This made it impossible for an honest church to use their non-profit suite. Have they been forced to reconsider?
Spending some time just now, they no longer have the second line - I wonder why? Microsoft explicitly answers the question of whether a religious organization may be exempt - and says, “maybe.” Google used to say “absolutely not.”
Google has also switched to using TechSoup to verify 501c3 status. That is a switch from a year ago. Maybe they are related?
Could we then begin using Google’s product suite because they no longer say religious organizations must abide by their policy? Updated policy found here: Google for Nonprofits Additional Terms of Service - Google for Nonprofits Help
@ldweeks I know you’ve written about this previously. What was the end result from years ago? Did TRC switch out of Google? Do you think we could use it now as long as we aren’t required to say “no” to the question of discrimination and therefore lie?