We Set-Up Your 501(c)(3) Organization
with a Google Grants account To Effectively
Market Your Non-Profit Organization

Our SEM/PPC Process for Non-Profit Organizations

FWRD Digital utilizes a customized Search Engine Marketing and Paid Per Click process for every nonprofit company. By leveraging Google Grants, we are able to create unique text ads on Google Search results with $10,000 USD of in-kind advertising every month for those Nonprofits categorized by the IRS as tax-exempt 501(c)(3).

The Scoping Call

We start off with a meeting to further understand your nonprofit organization and what you are looking to accomplish. We learn more about your cause, what the current challenges are, what’s working and what needs more assistance.

Account Strategy & Application For Grant

The most important component to any initiative is identifying exactly what your nonprofit is looking to accomplish and how we can accomplish this online.

Once goals are established, we either execute a deep-dive analysis of your existing account or prepare a full-fledged, new strategy. We base any new strategy from our initial discussions, industry trends, competitive benchmarking tools, and much more.

The Google Ad Grant PPC Build

With a Google Grant account, you’re held to certain guidelines by Google, one of them being the limit of bidding no more than $2 cost per click (CPC). In an ever-growing ad auction space, that $2 CPC restriction is making it harder and harder for nonprofit organizations to run paid search appropriately and spend the in-kind $10,000 effectively.

At FWRD Digital, we have specific methods (we are not willing to risk sharing on the website) that will drive the most effective traffic to your website. Fill-out our contact form below to get in touch with FWRD and learn our secret method.

A Typical AdWords Campaign Set-Up (click +'s to expand)

Campaign Set-Up

A slew of target techniques are taken into consideration when building campaigns to fully maximize returns. Examples include targeting by device, audience type, match type and/or location.

Ad Group Set-Up

We consider an ad group a “theme” of keywords that are bucketed together. Our best practice is to have only 1-5 keywords per ad group to ensure our messaging speaks exactly to the given search term.

Keywords Set-Up

Keywords are created from a combination of historical Search Term performance, competitive benchmarking research, Google’s Keyword Planner and additional research methods

Ad Copy Set-Up

Through ad copy testing, we have identified that if you put the search term in the headline, you drive stronger Click Through Rates and Lower Cost Per Click. We pride ourselves on mapping very specifically the user’s given search to accurate messaging.


A fully-customized reporting dashboard is built to ensure we are always striving towards hitting our initial KPI and goal. A brainstorming session and a couple revisions result in showcasing the most important metrics, in the most digestible and actionable way. Examples of deep segmentation include performance by tactic, device, keyword level, audience type, location and more.


Tests may include A/B multi-variant ad copy testing, A/B landing page testing, match type testing, new location testing, audience testing, new keyword theme testing, and more. Once a test is established we recommend 30-45 days of data to accrue enough statistical significance. All data is presented in real-time so if we determine we don’t need the 30-days, we can depict a winner ASAP.


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