In our last few articles, we've looked at some free desktop-based applications that nonprofit staff can use to create choropleths and cartograms, two specific types of maps. These desktop tools, while they can be free and powerful, aren't always user-friendly and many nonprofits don't have the necessary underlying datafiles to use them properly.
From Texas A&M University - select a template, assign different states to different colors, then get a dynamically-generated map of the US with color-coded states. Apparently you can have up to six different color/group/cohorts of states.
Nonprofit-focused article on Google Earth Outreach and their efforts to promote the use of GE and related software in the nonprofit sector, as well as some nice screenshots from MapTogether favorite IloveMountains.org.