- WRITTEN BY Jorge Rojas POSTED ON June 28,2017
Greetings, all you not-for-profits out there! Are you a Toronto non-profit organization considering getting Office 365 cheaper?
You’ve come to the right place. Tektonic can help you.
Would you like to be able to access email and files on the go, work with staff and volunteers at different locations, and keep your IT costs down? Then, there’s good news!
One of the leading cloud solutions available, Office 365 has donated and discounted plans for nonprofits and charities in Toronto and throughout Canada.
Office 365 Nonprofit is a cloud application that provides you and your staff with web-based access to familiar Office applications, plus professional email, instant messaging, calendar, video conferencing, and access to your documents from anywhere.
Microsoft has donated and discounted a range of Office 365 subscription plans, so no matter how big or small your not-for-profit organization is, you can find an affordable plan that meets your needs.
Want to know more about Office 365 for nonprofits?
Microsoft Office 365 Nonprofit allows you to have the full capabilities and secure environment of installed software along with the collaborative, anywhere, anytime availability of the cloud.
If you have any questions about storing your data in the cloud, especially if you’re working with sensitive information, then please read on.
Eligible Toronto nonprofits and charities can receive donated and discounted Enterprise and Business versions of Office 365, along with all available guidance and support to make sure you’re getting the max leverage and security out of it.
All versions include powerful features that can help you run your nonprofit more efficiently, securely, and less expensively. And because nonprofits come in different sizes and have wide-ranging technology needs, there are four great plans to choose from.
How to choose the right Office 365 nonprofit plan.
Nonprofits and charities in Ontario vary in staffing and technical needs, so there isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” Office 365 plan. As such, Microsoft offers two fully donated plans and two deeply discounted plans.
The two free donated plans are:
- Office 365 Nonprofit Business Essentials
- Office 365 Nonprofit E1
These free plans do not include the fully-installed version of Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.). To supplement these free Office 365 plans, you can request the latest version of Office through Tektonic. Office Standard 2016 is available to eligible nonprofits for an admin fee of $41, and Office Professional Plus 2016 is available for an admin fee of $57. Both will work seamlessly with Office 365.
Microsoft also offers two discounted paid plans to eligible organizations. These plans offer the desktop Office applications and other additional features. Your staff can use the installed versions of the Office applications on up to five devices per user.
The two discounted plans are:
- Office 365 Nonprofit Business Premium ($2.40 CAD per user per month)
- Office 365 Nonprofit E3 ($5.70 CAD per user per month)
What are the main benefits of Office 365?
Office 365 frees up IT staff time by making email maintenance, software upgrades, and unsecured information storage a thing of the past. It also deepens the word processing, data analysis, communication, and productivity features of the traditional Office suite that your staff is already familiar with.
- Hosted email
- Security and privacy
- Office Web Apps
- Document sharing
- Web and Voice Conferencing
- Social Networking
- Support 24/7, and more!
(Sources: TechSoup Canada, Products.Office.com, Microsoft)
Awesome deal! When can we get started?
Right away! Give us a call at (416) 256-9928, or you can email us via secure contact form and we’ll get back to you immediately and get you set-up with free or discounted Office 365 for non-profits in Toronto ON and all the support you’ll ever need!
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