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Microsoft - Now donating Office 365 for non-profits

Posted by Nicola Dickinson on Sep 11, 2013 5:00:00 PM

In the latest in it's software donation program, Microsoft will be donating Office 365 licences to eligible non-profit organizations. The offer is available in 41 countries at the moment, and will roll out in up to 90 countries by July 2014. There's no limit on the number of non-profit employees who can join, whether your organization has 10 employees or thousands - Microsoft is striving to make its software donation programs as accessible as possible to non-profits around the world.

Eligible Organizations

Non-profits and non-governmental organizations must be recognized as charitable organizations in their respective countries in order to be eligible for Microsoft Non-profit Programs. Eligible organizations must also operate on a not-for-profit basis and have a mission to benefit the local community that could include, but is not limited to:

  • Providing relief to the poor
  • Advancing education
  • Improving social welfare
  • Preserving culture
  • Preserving or restoring the environment
  • Promoting human rights
  • Establishment of civil society

Ineligible Organizations

The following are ineligible for Microsoft software donations:

  • Non-profit organizations that have not obtained recognized charitable status in their respective country
  • Governmental organizations or agencies
  • Schools, colleges and universities
  • Healthcare organizations
  • Commerce and Trade Associations without charitable aims or activities benefitting non-members;
  • Religious or faith based organizations that have not obtained recognized charitable status
  • Individuals.

You can find out more about, or apply for the program here.

Did you know...? On average, Microsoft gives out $2 million in software donations a day to non-profits across the globe

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This Post Was Written By Nicola Dickinson
Nicola Dickinson is a Founding Partner at Sparkrock. She formed Sparkrock with a vision and mandate to deliver award-winning, meaningful and affordable technology solutions exclusively for the non-profit and public sector. With a passion for assisting non-profit and public sector, she provides true value by being an active member of the non-profit community.
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