- Posted by James Canada
- On May 3, 2018
- free software, microsoft, Non profits, Office 365, office technology, St. Louis
Could your favorite non-profit in the St. Louis region be more successful?
We think so, and our technical experts can help. We are proud to be assisting management teams at local non-profit organizations by updating and standardizing their office technology. Now, qualifying non-profits can receive Microsoft Office 365 at a significant discount or, in some cases, for FREE! We believe that implementing this software system can result in great efficiency, reduced costs, and more productive collaboration.
Alliance Technologies works with qualified organizations to take advantage of this great opportunity from Microsoft. Reviewing the Readiness Assessment, we evaluate the existing communications and collaboration platforms, the organizational needs, and provide a detailed look at the features of Office 365 to help determine if a migration is right for your favorite organization. As a Microsoft partner, our mission is to help non-profits in building organization and technology capacity, including implementation and training.
For any-size organization, there are countless advantages to using Office 365. Here are a few:
Free Hosted Email
Unlimited Exchange hosted email with 50 GB of storage per mailbox
Enterprise calendaring features in Outlook, on the web, and on iPhone, Android, and Windows mobile devices
Skype for Business
Collaborate with your colleagues and volunteers through, voice, video, and instant communication
Office Professional Plus 2016
Enjoy the latest features of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other Office applications with Office Professional Plus for desktop and online web applications
Stop Worrying about Backups and Outages
Microsoft’s server infrastructure keeps your data safe and backed up. By dispersing your organization’s data across multiple servers in multiple locations you get enterprise grade redundancy for free.
Office 365 for Nonprofits utilizes the latest standards in secure communication for incoming and outgoing emails and messages. Office 365 for Nonprofits meets or exceeds security standards such as HIPPA, ISO 27001, and PCI-DSS.
How to Get Started
The eligibility process can take as little as 20 business days or less. Here are the Microsoft requirements for nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations:
- Hold recognized, legal charitable status
- Operate on a not-for-profit basis
- Have a mission to benefit the broader community
- Attest to Microsoft’s anti-discrimination policy (value and respect individual and cultural differences; committed to providing an inclusive environment that is welcoming and free from discrimination)
- Only assign licenses to eligible staff
- Only use the licenses for their organization and not license partner or sister organizations.
Connect us with your favorite non-profit today—our technical experts are ready to help them get the process started.