Many public benefit organizations have found mapping technology to be a powerful tool for bringing crucial issues to the public eye. The next best thing to showing your work to people first-hand and in-person is to do it virtually, and maps can be a great way to bring your cause to life. Many organizations are also using maps as decision support tools.
Download this article to help you develop your ideas and plan your project, whether you are telling a story geospatially or using maps for internal decision-making. GeoStrategies.pdf
Visit TechSoup to read A Non-profit's Introduction to Google's Online Mapping Tools written by Google Developer Advocate, Mano Marks and Chris Peters from TechSoup.
Decide what you'd like to map, be it a virtual tour of your humanitarian work around the world or a simple map of your donor base.
Consider what stories, photos, videos, charts, spreadsheets, GIS data or other information you want to include in your map.
You can do everything from hosting a simple static map on your website to incorporating a full cinematic tour in Google Earth into your website. Or, link to a Google Earth layer.
Learn what to ask for when looking for an external developer.
Now that you have a map, spread the word!