Office 365 Nonprofit is a range of plans and special pricing for charitable organisations. The scheme was created to allow such organisations to do more with what they have, by enabling them to work efficiently and effectively.

The nonprofit scheme is a tiered program where you can select the plan to suit you – from the free ‘Business Essentials’ plan to the subsidised ‘Business Premium’ plan, which includes the full Office Suite.

Core benefits, such as free cloud email, cloud file-storage and sharing, and web conferencing with instant messaging are available with all Nonprofit plans. These facilities can make a crucial difference to the way you operate and are donated to your organisation by Microsoft.

The Microsoft Office Suite, if you choose a plan which includes it, is available to you at a significantly reduced cost. The Suite on Office 365 provides continually updated versions of Microsoft’s most useful applications such as Word, Excel and Access.

Cloud computing

The cloud computing benefits of Office 365 can help your staff and volunteers work together in exciting new ways. Online document editing and storage means that you can access important files such as board reports and grant applications, anywhere, anytime.

You’ll also be able to use the Office Suite on-the-go, on PCs, Macs, and mobile devices, so members of your team can collaborate remotely.

IT security

Cloud hosted Microsoft Office 365 enhances your cyber security, both for on-site desktops and mobile devices.

Charities often handle a variety of personal data pertaining to their staff, volunteers and beneficiaries. Office 365’s security frameworks are based on ISO 27001 standards, helping you to adhere to your data protection and safeguarding obligations, including those of the GDPR.

Do sporting bodies qualify?

Some sporting organisations with recognised charitable status will be eligible. If you do not sponsor national competitions and are not involved in professional development, then you are likely to qualify for the scheme.

If you believe your organisation fulfils the criteria, we highly recommend you contact us and we can assist with the application and your wider IT journey.

How can Microtrading help?

Microtrading can assess your eligibility and, if we believe you should qualify, we can then help you to apply. Once the application process is complete, Microsoft will decide whether or not you have qualified within 20 working days.

We can also provide IT support for your ongoing needs for Microsoft Office 365 and your IT infrastructure, ensuring you are able to take full advantage of all the benefits your Office 365 Nonprofit subscription has to offer.

If you are looking for IT support in Birmingham or would like to discuss the benefits of Office 365 Nonprofit, please contact Microtrading IT support on 0121 784 0077 or click here to see how we can help.