Office 365 Nonprofit

Productivity software with free or discounted Microsoft Office for nonprofits.

Website:  products.office.com/en-us/nonprofit

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Office 365 Nonprofit

Uses:

  • Access to Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
  • File storage and sharing with 1 TB storage/ per user
  • Business-class email, calendar, and contacts with a 50 GB inbox
  • Online meetings—IM, and audio, HD video, and web conferencing
  • Corporate social network to help employees collaborate across departments and locations

Pros:

  • Very cost effective—either free or a significant discount depending on the plan
  • Each user has access to One Drive, the free 1 TB storage drive, in a cloud environment—additional storage can be purchased if necessary
  • Online web version of Microsoft Office makes it easy to access files from anywhere, using any device or browser
  • Email is accessible and affordable—can access the cloud-based email from anywhere and doesn’t require a hosted exchange server
  • Easy-to-use mobile app makes opening and editing documents simple

Cons:

  • Email archiving and some other features are not included in the basic plans—may require some third-party integrations

Pricing:

  • Office 365 Nonprofit Business Essentials: Free
    • All basic features of Microsoft Office with up to 300 users
  • Office 365 Nonprofit Business Premium: $2/month
    • All basic features of Microsoft Office with up to 300 users plus fully installed Office applications
  • Office 365 Nonprofit E1: Free
    • All basic features of Microsoft Office with unlimited users plus corporate video portal, media broadcasts, and compliance solutions
  • Office 365 Nonprofit E3: $4.50/month
    • All E1 features of Microsoft Office with unlimited users plus fully installed Office applications with Access
  • Office 365 Nonprofit E5: $10/month
    • All basic features of Microsoft Office with unlimited users plus fully installed Office applications with Access and many other features including Skype for Business
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