Q: (from Bruce)
I have two clients that tell me that they are a 501C3 Non Profit and both of them are interested in Office 365. How do I know whether they meet Microsoft’s criteria for Non Profit pricing?
The approval process is simple:
- Sign them up for an Office 365 trial
- Submit the NFP review document
- Convert the trial to a paying subscription
The details can be found here:
If you like to evaluate their potential yourself, the eligibility requirements are posted here:
But while researching that question, I stumbled across the fact that Office 365 Business plans have been made available as part of our not for profit programs:
- Office 365 Business Essentials – donation/free
- Office 365 Business Premium – $2.00 per user/per month – That’s a steal!
- Office 365 Enterprise E1 – donation/free
- Office 365 Enterprise E3 – $4.50 per user/per month
More details can be found at the following sites:
http://www.microsoft.com/about/corporatecitizenship/en-us/office365-for-nonprofits/ – I really like the interactive tool that confirms which features are available for which plans about 1/2 way down the page