Microsoft 365 for Nonprofits: What’s available for your organization

Microsoft 365 is a cloud-based productivity suite that offers a variety of tools and applications for businesses and organizations of all sizes. Many organizations don’t know that eligible nonprofits and charities can receive donated and discounted Microsoft 365 small business and enterprise licensing. And because nonprofits come in different sizes and have diverse technological needs, you can “mix and match” according to your specific requirements.

In this blog, we will take a closer look at what comes with Microsoft 365 for Nonprofits.

Get the tools your nonprofit needs to succeed

First and foremost, Microsoft 365 for Nonprofits offers access to the latest versions of popular productivity tools, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. These tools can help nonprofits improve their workflow and collaborate more efficiently with their team members.

With Microsoft Word, users can easily create and edit documents, while Excel offers powerful data analysis and visualization features. PowerPoint is an excellent tool for creating presentations and engaging with audiences, and Outlook can help nonprofits easily manage their email and calendar.

Chat, make calls, and host meetings

Microsoft 365 for Nonprofits also includes Microsoft Teams, a collaboration tool that enables users to chat, share files, and hold virtual meetings. Teams can be particularly useful for nonprofits with remote teams or volunteers, as they provide a centralized communication and collaboration platform. Teams can also help nonprofits save time and increase efficiency by reducing the need for in-person meetings and travel.

Share & store documents and data in the cloud

Another useful tool that comes with Microsoft 365 for Nonprofits is SharePoint. SharePoint is a web-based platform that allows organizations to create custom sites and portals for sharing information, documents, and data. With SharePoint, nonprofits can create custom workflows and automate tasks to improve productivity and efficiency.

Another key benefit of Microsoft 365 for Nonprofits is that it includes cloud storage through Microsoft OneDrive. This means that nonprofits can securely store and access their files and data from anywhere, on any device. OneDrive offers generous storage space, with each user getting 1TB of storage. This can be particularly useful for organizations with remote workers or volunteers who need to access files and data from multiple locations.

Enable secure work wherever you are

Microsoft 365 for Nonprofits also includes a range of security features to help protect organizations from cyber threats. This includes advanced threat protection, which helps to protect against malware, phishing, and other cyber-attacks.

Nonprofits can also benefit from multi-factor authentication, which adds an extra layer of security to user accounts by requiring a second form of identification, such as a mobile phone or security key.

Train your team

Finally, a range of tools and resources are available to help organizations train staff and volunteers on using the various applications and features. This includes access to training materials and online courses and the ability to connect with Microsoft experts and community members for advice and support.

Additionally, we provide our own courses tailored to address nonprofit-specific challenges for your staff and volunteers. Advisicon Academy provides on-demand and live training courses for nonprofit professionals to enhance their proficiency in using Microsoft solutions.

Pricing & discounts

In addition to these features, Microsoft 365 for Nonprofits also offers donated and discounted pricing for eligible organizations. Organizations must have recognized charitable status in their country of operation to qualify for nonprofit pricing and meet other eligibility criteria. Eligible nonprofits can save up to 75% on their subscription costs, making it an affordable and cost-effective solution for organizations of all sizes.

How to get started

Advisicon is a consulting and work management firm helping nonprofits leverage the full potential of Microsoft technologies, including Microsoft 365 for Nonprofits. As a certified Microsoft Gold Partner, Advisicon has the expertise and experience to help nonprofits navigate the complex world of Microsoft licensing and technology solutions.

You have the option to obtain your licenses from Advisicon, from Microsoft directly, or from another provider, each with their own unique value propositions. If you choose to acquire your licenses through Advisicon, all proceeds are directed toward services, solutions, and offerings that we can provide to the nonprofit sector.

With all licenses procured through Advisicon, we guide you in selecting the appropriate Microsoft Cloud licenses for your needs, ensuring proper activation of those licenses, and maximizing the value of this powerful but intricate platform. We also offer migration and continuous support for your Microsoft 365 products.

In summary

Microsoft 365 for Nonprofits offers a range of powerful tools and features to help nonprofits improve their productivity, efficiency, and collaboration. From popular productivity tools like Word and Excel to collaboration platforms like Teams and SharePoint, Microsoft 365 for Nonprofits has everything nonprofits need to succeed in the digital age.

With generous cloud storage, advanced security features, and access to training resources and expert support, it is a great choice for any nonprofit looking to modernize their operations and improve their impact.

If you need help getting started in your Microsoft 365 journey, we’re here to support you through all stages of growth to help accomplish your organization’s mission. See our Nonprofit Services to learn more.