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  • Looks like this might only be for European customers.

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  • Yeah, Microsoft is usually expensive but the price drops greatly when MS gives it's 'blessing' to charity and non-profit organizations.

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  • techsoup.com for the US based organizations.

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  • It may only be for UK groups but pretty much any  reseller of MS products can put your organization in for the non-profit status. Microsoft of course has to give the thumbs up after you submit the paperwork. I do computer work for a church for free(gotta tithe somehow :-P), and they needed 10 copies of Microsoft Office Professional. We got it(including upgrade assurance) for just a hair over 100 bucks a license.

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  • Religious organizations such as churches, temples, synagogues are automatically approved for charity pricing through Microsoft.

    If you are a non-religious organization your reseller can submit to Microsoft to see if you are eligible.  A federal 501c3 form is required to submit for charity pricing.

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  • Roddey wrote:

    techsoup.com for the US based organizations.

    Techsoup is great!

     

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  • Old thread I know...

    +1 for TechSoup

    We are a valid non profit with the proper tax ID, etc.  We've used Techsoup in th past.  We used to be able to purchase MS licensing at a huge discount via Techsoup.  They (Microsoft) have changed their qualifications and now we are unable to purchase because we offer housing for seniors. 

    Microsoft does not validate that as a worthwhile entity.

    After some time on the phone with a TechSoup rep (Thomas) he was able to advocate for us and get us re-qualified as low income housing which is seen my Microsoft as a valid cause.  Our website had to clearly state we provide services for the low income.  We are also associated with HUD so that helps too.

    Thanks Thomas!  You made my day\week\month!

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  • We use CTX all the time. We are a registered charity. 

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    Roddey wrote:

    techsoup.com for the US based organizations.

    And www.techsoupbrasil.org.br for BR Organizations

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  • And Tech Soup Canada (http://www.techsoupcanada.ca/) for us Canucks!

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  • As a MS partner and licensing specialist, we've work with many non-profit's and found TechSoup to offer a wide range of software for non-profit customers.  If you're a non-profit I would also suggest keeping up to date with MS Community page, they sometimes offer grants.  I've actually had a non-profit win and they really got "hocked" up with a HP ProLiant Server with SBS 2011 Windows Professional 7 HP Printer HP TouchScreen, HP Laptop  along with 2 licenses for Office 2010 Proffessional, and 2-1yr licenses of Office365, plus my services all for free.

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  • Does anyone know if this is available in Australia?

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  • Yep, there's a Techsoup in Aus and New Zealand

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