Microsoft Office 365 donation programme for Nonprofits in India


New Delhi: Microsoft Corporation India today announced the availability of Office 365 for Nonprofits for qualifying nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) through its software donation programme.

The donation is available today in 41 countries including India, and will be in up to 90 countries by July 2014. Nonprofits and NGOs interested in implementing Microsoft Office 365 can check eligibility and order donations at

Commenting on the launch of the programme, Manju Dhasmana, Communty Affairs Manager, Microsoft India, said, “At Microsoft, we’ve always recognized the importance of the work that nonprofits and NGOs undertake to bring about a positive impact to society. We believe that by making the latest technology accessible to them, we can help them accomplish even more. In the hands of nonprofit organizations, technology can boost productivity, increase effectiveness through better collaboration, and extend services to new communities and individuals in need.”

“The Office 365 Donation Programme for Nonprofits is a great initiative by Microsoft, which will further enable nonprofits to increase their productivity, reach more people and deliver new, improved services that directly help excluded communities. This programme rounds out our technology for good programmes and will go a long way in enabling us to fulfil our mission of bridging technology gaps for Indian NGOs,” said Rita Soni, NASSCOM Foundation.

Office 365 for Nonprofits access to Microsoft’s always up-to-date Office cloud service, tailored to the needs of nonprofits, including:

  • Ability to access information from virtually anywhere: Office 365 for Nonprofits increases an organization’s ability to work from anywhere with access to documents and files by using Office applications optimized for use across PCs, smartphones and tablets.
  • Collaborate easily: Nonprofits are easily able to work together across an organization by using familiar Office applications with email, shared calendar, document sharing, and video conferencing.
  • Easy IT implementation: Office 365 for Nonprofits includes access to easy-to-use admin controls and the ability to install Office without uninstalling previous versions.
  • Reliable and up-to-date: Office 365 for Nonprofits allows organizations to spend less time on IT maintenance, while providing access to always up-to-date technology that is simple and easy to use. And Office 365 for Nonprofits is financially backed by industry-leading security features and a 99.9% uptime guarantee.

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