Office 365 Nonprofit

Do more good and create more impact with Office 365.

Find out if your organization qualifies
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Get the tools your nonprofit needs to succeed

Empower staff and volunteers to succeed with the dynamic set of tools included in our Office 365 Nonprofit plans. Provide team members with free email and online document editing and storage. And with video conferencing, instant messaging, and your own Yammer site, you can bring teams together from around the world.

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Accomplish more in the cloud

Deliver a best-in-class cloud productivity experience to help staff and volunteers work together in exciting new ways. Access your board reports and grant applications anywhere, anytime, with online storage and remote file sharing. Office 365 gives you the flexibility to work in online versions of the familiar Office applications or purchase a plan that includes the latest versions to install across PCs, Macs, and mobile devices.

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Security, compliance, and privacy

Office 365 is the first major cloud-based productivity service to use security frameworks based on ISO 27001 standards verified by an independent auditor. Office 365 contractually commits to a robust Data Processing Agreement, the EU model clauses, and a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement to all customers. No need to worry about security on mobile devices either. You can use the built-in tools to manage access to data across phones and tablets.

Frequently asked questions

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Designed to help nonprofits and NGOs do more good, this global offering provides eligible customers with access to Office 365, Microsoft’s best-in-class cloud-based productivity and collaboration tools. Nonprofits can learn more, check their eligibility, and apply for a donation by visiting www.microsoft.com/office365nonprofits.

  1. Register with the Microsoft Nonprofits program.
  2. If eligibility is confirmed, Office 365 Nonprofit offers will become available in the Office 365 admin portal.
  3. Go to the License Management tab in the admin portal to assign your users to any of the Office 365 Nonprofit offers, including the donated E1 and Business Essential offers.

Yes. A customer that has become eligible for Office 365 Nonprofit offers can purchase both commercial and nonprofit offers going forward.

Nonprofit customers should use the standard support channel for Office 365. Details on Office 365 support options are available here.

Eligible Organizations: Nonprofits and non-governmental organizations must be recognized as charitable organizations in their respective countries in order to be eligible for Microsoft Nonprofit Programs. Eligible organizations must also operate on a not-for-profit basis and have a mission to benefit the local community that could include but is not limited to:

  • Providing relief to the poor.
  • Advancing education.
  • Improving social welfare.
  • Preserving culture.
  • Preserving or restoring the environment.
  • Promoting human rights.
  • Establishing civil society.

For a detailed explanation of eligibility criteria and links to country specific eligibility criteria, visit the Eligibility page.

Microsoft works with its software donation partner TechSoup Global to determine if a nonprofit fits its broad eligibility requirements. We strive to make eligibility determinations as quickly as possible, and the process can take up to 20 business days. This timeframe can vary depending on nonprofit responsiveness to requests for additional documentation. Required documentation may include the certification or registration provided the nonprofit’s governing body. For example, in the U.S. we require a copy of the IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter.

Office 365 Nonprofit is intended primarily for employees of eligible nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit members or beneficiaries are NOT eligible for Office 365 for nonprofit licensing. Nonprofits may license volunteers that have significant fiduciary or managerial responsibilities for the organization, such as members of the Board of Directors. A volunteer of an eligible nonprofit organization can receive a license for Office 365 ONLY if they meet ALL THREE of the following tests:

  1. The volunteer is accountable for specific activities and results within the nonprofit organization that are defined by a written volunteer position description;
  2. The volunteer’s role with the nonprofit is a year-round ongoing role or is seasonal or part-time role that reoccurs annually; AND
  3. The volunteer will not use Office 365 for personal uses that result in income to the person who is volunteering.