Globally, Microsoft give away more than $2 million dollars worth of software to nonprofits every day. Office 365 Nonprofit UK, ‘Microsoft 365 Business’ is now also free for up to 10 users and discounted for any users above that.
What is Microsoft 365 Business?
Microsoft 365 Business is a subscription based, cloud service that has been designed for small to medium sized organisations. It combines Office 365 with advanced security and device management to help your team work from anywhere with a device.
The subscription includes:
- Office apps
Premium versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access installed across PCs, Macs, tablets, and mobile devices.
- Email and calendaring
Business-class email that can be used from your desktop and web browser.
- Data protection controls
Protect your organisation’s data on both personal and organization-owned devices, and remotely remove data from both types of devices.
- File storage and sharing
Manage files from anywhere with 1TB of storage.
- Cyber-threat protection
Guard against unsafe attachments, suspicious links, and other malware.
- Administration and deployment
Manage new PCs and devices faster and more easily than ever before.
- Dependability and support
Includes 99.9% financially backed up-time guarantee and 24×7 online and phone support.
What is the difference between Office 365 Nonprofit UK and Microsoft 365?
This comparison chart helps define the difference between Office 365 Nonprofit UK and Microsoft 365 Nonprofit UK:
Is my organisation eligible?
You must be a UK-registered charity in order to be eligible for Microsoft Nonprofit programs. Microsoft confirms:
“UK organizations must be nonprofit or non- governmental organizations with recognized charitable status in their respective location: England and Wales, registered with the UK Charity Commission and/or registered with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) as tax exempt; Scotland, registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) and/or registered with HM Revenue & Customs as tax exempt; or Northern Ireland, registered with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (CCNI) and/or registered with HM Revenue & Customs as tax exempt.”
Click here to find out if your organisation is eligible.
How to get Microsoft 365
Easy, just register your nonprofit organisation with Microsoft here
Once validation is complete, you will receive an email with a link to the Microsoft Nonprofit Portal where you can access your nonprofit offers.
You can also learn more about nonprofit donations and discounts on this Frequently Asked Questions page.
Choosing the right plan
There are other free and discounted subscriptions available to qualified nonprofit organisations. To find our more, register your organisation with the Charity Digital Exchange
There are three free donated plans and two discounted plans that meet the needs of various sized charities;
Free offerings for charities:
- Office 365 Nonprofit E1 (unlimited users)
- Office 365 Nonprofit Business Essentials (maximum 300 users)
- Microsoft 365 Business (10 free users)
Discounted offerings for charities:
- Office 365 Nonprofit Business Premium (maximum 300 users; includes the latest version of Office Desktop on 5 devices)
- Office 365 Nonprofit E3 (unlimited users; includes the latest version of Office Desktop on 5 devices)
A recent survey conducted by Microsoft found that more than 60 percent of the nonprofit organisations that responded wanted more IT training. To address this, Microsoft is planning to provide training to 1 million nonprofits by 2023.
If you’re an Office 365 Nonprofit UK organisation, there has never been a better time to take advantage of the free and discounted services available to.
If your charity would like more info or is interested in Microsoft’s nonprofit plans, please call us today and speak to one of our friendly team members. We are always happy to help!