Microsoft Office 2010 now available for nonprofits through our technology donations program

Earlier today we announced the worldwide availability of Microsoft Office 2010. This new release of the world’s most popular productivity software provides a range of tools that help nonprofits work more efficiently and effectively from managing e-mail, to connecting and working with colleagues online, and creating and sharing professional documents.

Microsoft has long recognized the benefits technology can bring to nonprofit organizations. In keeping with our commitment to nonprofits, we are delighted to announce that Microsoft Office 2010 is available immediately for qualifying nonprofits through our technology donations program in the United States and in 32 other countries around the world through our partnership with TechSoup Global. Office 2010 is also available immediately through our other grant programs – learn more about our work in the community here.

What’s new in Office 2010?

Express ideas more visually

Office 2010 opens up a world of design options from new and improved picture formatting tools to a wide range of new customizable themes and graphic layouts.

Accomplish more when working together

Brainstorm ideas, keep versions in sync, and meet deadlines faster when you’re working in groups. Co-authoring in Word 2010, PowerPoint 2010, Excel Web App, and OneNote 2010 shared notebooks enable you to edit the same file at the same time with other people — even when they’re in different locations using your Windows Live account or Sharepoint Foundation 2010.

Microsoft Office Web Apps

Extend your Office 2010 experience to the Web. Store your Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote files online and then access, view, edit, and share content from virtually anywhere.2

Stay connected to your business and social networks

Outlook 2010 is your hub for colleagues, donors, and friends. Use Outlook Social Connector to quickly view history of e-mails, meetings, or attachments you receive from individuals. Get additional information about people to stay on top of your business and social circles through SharePoint My Site, Windows Live, or other popular third-party sites.

Broadcast your message

Broadcast your PowerPoint presentation to a remote audience, whether or not they have PowerPoint installed. The new PowerPoint Broadcast Slide Show feature enables you to present right from your desk, while your audience views the presentation live in their Web browser. PowerPoint 2010 also delivers exciting new video editing capabilities for bringing your presentation alive!

Create powerful data insights

Track and highlight important trends with new data analysis and visualization features in Excel 2010. The new Sparklines feature delivers a clear and compact visual representation of your data through small charts within worksheet cells. Slicers let you filter and segment your PivotTable data in multiple layers so you can spend more time analyzing and less time formatting. {Beth Kanter recently shared how she is using Excel as a critical tool to guide the effective use of social media – Excel 2010 is full of features and imagery that will help her bring her data to life.

Manage large volumes of e-mail with ease

Save valuable time by streamlining your inbox. Outlook 2010 lets you compress long e-mail threads into a few conversations that can be categorized, prioritized, and conveniently filed. The new Quick Steps feature lets you perform multi-command tasks, such as reply and delete, with a single click.

Store and track all of your ideas in one place

Get the ultimate digital notebook for tracking, organizing, and sharing text, pictures, and audio and video files with OneNote 2010. New features such as page version tracking, automatic highlighting, and Linked Notes give you more control over your information, so you’re always on top of your content and changes made by others.

Work your way, faster and more easily

Microsoft Office Backstage view replaces the traditional File menu to give you a centralized space for all of your file management tasks, including save, share, print, and publish. The enhanced Ribbon, common across Office 2010 applications, lets you access commands quickly and create or customize tabs to fit your work style.

There are two versions of Office offered through the technology donations program:


Office Standard 2010

Office Pro Plus 2010

Microsoft Word



Microsoft Excel



Microsoft Outlook with Business Contact Manager



Microsoft PowerPoint



Microsoft OneNote

Yes New!

Yes  New!

Microsoft Publisher



Microsoft Access



Microsoft SharePoint Workspace


Yes New!

Microsoft Office Web Apps

Yes New!

Yes New!

Microsoft InfoPath



Microsoft Communicator



For more information

· Find out how qualifying nonprofits can order Microsoft Office 2010 through the Microsoft Technology Donations program here.

· Discover information and resources on Office 2010 from the Microsoft Office site.

· Explore the new Microsoft Office 2010 Web Apps visit here.

Comments (7)

  1. Hi,

    thanks for your comment, please send an email to cause AT microsoft DOT com and they'll be able to point you to the right option.


  2. D Morrissey says:

    We would like to purchase MS Office 2010, however TechSoup will not accomodate as as we are a church.  Is there another option to puchase at a discount

  3. Joe Oldendick says:

    I have the same question. We need 3 licenses…and are a non profit church.  Does Microosft just not like Jesus?

  4. sword says:

    we are a nonprofit pregnancy center in need of this program. Is there a discount for nonprofits?

  5. darrell says:


    There are alternatives if you're a church, nonprofit, or 501(c)3 charity organization and are not qualified to use Tech Soup. Here's an example:…/discounted-microsoft-non-profit-licensing

  6. David D says:

    It looks like the TechCrawl limits eligibility to 501(c)3. Was that the intent? That is, non-profits and church groups are excluded unless they are a 501(c)3. Is that the intent of this program?

  7. Chris says:

    I’d like to know if caters to countries outside of the US. If no, are there other websites like tech-crawl who can provide non-profit licenses worldwide?

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