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Take Advantage of Microsoft Tech for Social Impact Grants and Discounts for Nonprofits

2 min to read ✭ Learn how to get access to discounted and donated technology solutions for your nonprofit organizations through Microsoft's Nonprofit Offers. After reading, you will understand if your nonprofit is eligible and how to get started with free technology grants and custom-built solutions for nonprofits.

Do you hear that? That’s the sound of yet another affordable and accessible opportunity knocking at your nonprofit’s door. Microsoft Tech for Social Impact is dedicated to providing low-cost and obtainable tools to help nonprofits of all sizes achieve their missions. That’s why they are offering grants and discounts on their products and services to help eligible nonprofits around the world. Are you ready to improve your team’s day-to-day work, modernize processes, operations, and measure impact? Well, let’s dive in.

 

How to Take Advantage of Microsoft’s Nonprofit Resources

To get started with Microsoft’s grants and discounts, you first have to determine your nonprofit’s eligibility. Organizations must be a nonprofit or non-governmental organization with recognized legal status in their respective country (equal to 501(c)(3) status under the United States Internal Revenue Code). 

 

After determining your eligibility Microsoft suggests completing the registration form and providing proof of eligibility with required documentation. Once submitted, they will verify your application which could take up to 1o business days. In this time, you and your staff can get empowered with many free and low-cost courses, demos, and training categorized by experience level so you can advance your mission with cloud-powered technology. You can find more information here about the digital skills training and courses. 

 

Once deemed eligible, you will receive a link to Microsoft’s Nonprofit Hub where you can immediately start taking advantage of grants and discounts.

 

Microsoft Tech for Social Impact Most Popular Offers

Whether you are looking to analyze data to measure impact, adapt to hybridized working environments, drive deeper engagement with your stakeholders, or modernize your financial systems and organizational processes, these low-cost or free solutions listed below are for you! Check out what other nonprofit organizations find most useful from Microsoft’s Tech for Social Impact Program. 

 

1. Microsoft 365 Business Premium

Enable your team’s day-to-day work by connecting people in a new intelligent way.

 

2. Power B1 Desktop & Power B1 Pro

Data is essential to your success. Get the tools to analyze your data and measure your impact.

 

3. Azure

Optimize your costs while securely protecting workloads across your hybrid environments. Increase agility with best-in-class Azure infrastructure built to scale with your organization’s needs.

 

4. Power Apps & Dynamics 365

Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform can help you drive deeper engagement with your stakeholders, modernize your financial systems, and build agile organizational processes.

 

Lastly, as one of Microsoft Advertising’s newest offers, Ads for Social Impact, offers a 50% discount on its owned and operated search advertising including Bing, Yahoo, and AOL, up to a maximum of $5,000 (USD) monthly spend for eligible nonprofits. This offer is available for a limited time so why not take a few minutes to head over to Ads for Social Impact and apply now!

 

Training and Support

As mentioned before, you can head to the training resource page for an overview of all free or low-cost training options. This is the best way to ensure your employees are equipped with the digital skills to make the most of your technology after you are approved. 

 

Do you need guidance to help you navigate your digital transformation journey? Microsoft offers live product training with Microsoft experts via the Microsoft Store. Representatives can help you find the right products and answer questions about eligibility and technical support. Contact them at aka.ms/NGOSupportForm and search for technical support partners to help you navigate your journey at aka.ms/nonprofits.partners.

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