Workplace by Facebook has launched a separate platform ‘Workplace for Good’ that is free and dedicated to non-profits.
The new platform will offer organisations all of the tools available to businesses via Facebook’s Workplace Premium service, but for free. This includes everything from live video streaming and a Workplace mobile app with instant messaging, to unlimited file, photo and video storage, collaborative project groups and administrative controls to manage company communities.
“Since we started Workplace in 2016, we’ve been overwhelmed by the response of thousands of non-profits using the platform and deploying it company-wide,” said Julien Codorniou, vice president of Workplace by Facebook, speaking to City A.M.
“In reply to that demand and strong adoption, we’ve created a dedicated team and platform to manage community organisations, giving them the same product they’d pay for, for free.”
The platform has already been rolled out to several charities and non-profits across the globe, including Save the Children, Comic Relief and Unicef. Workplace for Good wants to help the charity sector communicate and collaborate more easily.
“Modern productivity has been really undersold by traditional institutions as a source of value,” continued Codorniou.
“When you work in a non-profit as a volunteer or a new staff member, often you don’t have a desk, or even an email address. To attract the next generation of workers, companies need access to tools which are easy to use on mobile and prioritise a user-friendly experience.”
Facebook been increasingly focused on non-profits and how it can work with them in recent times. The company now has a fundraising platform that they can use to collect money for charitable causes, and most recently it has been promoting it by encouraging people to raise money for causes on their birthdays and other occasions.
Find out more about Workplace for Good.