Google data-driven: human-focused philantropy

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Google is more than just a Search Engine. It is a technology company with a lot of impact and Philanthropic goals to address and solve social problems through innovation and nonprofits that are committed to creating a world that works for everyone.

Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google, recently announced a number of ways Google is working to create more opportunity for everyone, including a 5-year goal to award $1 billion in grants and contribute 1 million employee volunteer hours.

This commitment has been built on Google’s work, that it has been doing since 2005, in order extend the reach of nonprofit innovators by connecting them with funding, tools, and volunteers from Google. These innovators are the believers-turned-doers that have made a huge impact on their communities and have a vision for creating change at scale.

For example, when Google.org first funded Khan Academy, it was a single person with a big idea: to provide a free, world class education to anyone, anywhere. With the help of Google’s seed funding and ongoing support, Khan Academy now has over 59 million registered users, including 2 million registered teachers.

Let’s find a fast representation of Google data-driven marketing on the video below.

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So what exactly is Google doing?

Closing the World’s Education Gap

What kids learn today shapes the world we live in tomorrow, but students in disadvantaged communities continue to lag behind their peers with access to better resources. This is particularly true for students in developing countries — at the current rate, it would take100 years for students in these regions to catch up. To help bridge this gap, Google is supporting nonprofits that are building platforms to scale digital learning resources to everyone, everywhere.

Helping People Prepare for the Future of Work

Economic mobility lies at the foundation of every productive society, but the nature of work is changing.

By 2020, one-third of jobs will require skills that aren’t commonly found in today’s workforce. To address this challenge, Google is funding organizations that are using technology and innovation to train people with new skills, connect job-seekers with high-quality jobs, and support workers in low-wage employment.

Using data science and innovative new approaches to advance inclusion and justice for all

Without any fundamental commitment to inclusion — the idea that everyone should have an equal opportunity to participate and thrive in society — the dream of equal education and access to economic opportunity for all will never be realized. Bias can lead to the exclusion of marginalized groups, including ethnic and religious minorities.

Google, as an information company, has seen the power of data and technology to empower people and bridge gaps in understanding.

Since 2015, Google granted more than $40 million to nonprofits that are finding innovative ways to challenge bias and prejudice, and build a more equitable and just society for all.

Our Conclusion

Google’s areas of focus are very interesting in a way that it is going to empower a lot of people.

Google wants a world that works for everyone—and they believe that technology and innovation can move the needle in their above key areas of focus.

It is very interesting to see one of the most powerful companies in the world trying to solve social problems and empower others.

This is Philanthropically Innovative and Revolutionary.

To learn more about Google’s Data-driven, human-focused philanthropy, visit google.org.

By Philip Sebole Masango