Top Microsoft Solutions for Nonprofits

Running a nonprofit organisation requires the same rigour required for a for-profit business. Here’s a quick rundown of how the latest Microsoft solutions can enhance the way you work, collaborate and engage your communities.

Upgrade the way you work with Windows 10

The new Windows 10 is here, and available as a free upgrade for nonprofits. It features a host of new, advanced tools that can help you work better. These include the ability to arrange various windows on multiple virtual desktops, handy for when you are working on different projects and want to avoid mixing important information up.

With Windows 10, nonprofit workers can also enjoy a faster and more productive web experience on the new Microsoft Edge browser.

Find out more about the Windows 10 upgrade options available for nonprofits here, or by visiting the TechSoup website. You can also get the full operating system through the “Get Genuine” program, available here.


Boost your operations with Office Professional 2013

Whether it is to churn out weekly reports or manage campaign logistics, having the right tools can go a long way in helping nonprofit professionals work smarter, and in a more productive manner. Office Professional 2013 provides all the tools and applications you need to increase your organisational impact and foster team collaboration.

Some of the useful applications available via the Microsoft Office suite include:

  • OneNote – Think of this app as your own personal digital scrapbook, where you can capture your thoughts, ideas and embed just about any file in one place.
  • Outlook enables you and your staff to manage emails, contacts and even RSS feeds via a familiar and intuitive interface. The latest Outlook also features calendar sharing to help you organise meetings without the risk of clashing schedules.
  • With PowerPoint, you can create attractive slideshow presentations to better engage with the communities you serve.

Learn how you can get Office Professional 2013 at a nonprofit discount through TechSoup. You can also explore our cloud-based Office 365 Nonprofit offering, available to qualified nonprofits for free or at a significant discount.


Collaborate effectively with Skype for Business

Imagine having to collaborate with teams located across different time zones. With Skype for Business, you can now easily brainstorm on fundraising ideas, and work together on social initiatives without having to travel across the city, or even the continent.

Skype for Business can accommodate online meetings with up to 250 people. What further sets Skype for Business apart is its integration with familiar Office apps, so you can see your contacts’ online status, schedule meetings in Outlook or start conversations from Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more.

Find out how you can start collaborating with Skype for Business here.


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