On Tuesday, Microsoft took a significant step forward in its mission to help nonprofits harness the power of technology with its announcement of the global availability of Office 365 for Nonprofits through the Technology for Good program.
Office 365 for Nonprofits is available today in 41 countries around the world, and will be available in up to 90 countries by July 2014. There’s no cap on the number of nonprofit employees who can use a donated instance of Office 365 for Nonprofits, whether the organization has 10 employees or thousands.
The benefits of having access to the cloud and a simpler IT administration structure through Office 365 have been experienced by many customers, such as the Delaware chapter of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, which also happens to be a Microsoft YouthSpark partner, according to a post from General Manager of Microsoft Citizenship & Public Affairs Lori Harnick.
Here’s what George Krupanski, chief executive officer of the Delaware chapter, had to say about Office 365: “For many of our kids, Boys & Girls Club is a home away from home. Office 365 allows us to spend more time and resources helping our young people because we are spending less time trying to manage our systems. It also frees up space on our servers, so we can spend our resources on programs for kids instead of on additional technology equipment.”
For the rest of this story, watch the video above and then head on over to the Corporate Citizenship Blog. You can also learn more about Office 365 for Nonprofits in this press release over on the Microsoft News Center. To apply for a donation of Office 365 for Nonprofits, click here.
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Posted by Jeff Meisner
Editor, The Official Microsoft Blog