Microsoft Updates its Nonprofit Software Donations Program
Article by George Norman
On 29 Jul 2011
Redmond-based software giant Microsoft announced this week that it made a few updates to its nonprofit software donations program, program available in more than 100 countries around the world that has been set up to aid nonprofit organizations gain access to affordable technology and Microsoft software. Via this program, nonprofit organization have gained access to more than $3.9 billion worth of software since 1998 (Windows has accounted for nearly $450 million worth of donations).

Microsoft implemented the following updates to program so that an even greater number of nonprofit organizations can request software donations:

Advertising

Organizations can request more Microsoft software products
Until now nonprofit organizations could request no more than 6 Microsoft software products. They can now request 10 Microsoft software products. Windows 7, Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint 2010 are among the software products they can request.

More organizations can request Microsoft software products

The list of nonprofit organizations eligible for software donations has been expanded to include three new categories, including medical research organizations, private foundations, and amateur sports and recreational organizations.

New Get Genuine offering
With the newly included Get Genuine offering, nonprofit organizations have a means of ensuring that their existing computers are running genuine versions of Microsoft operating systems.

No more 'one request per year' limitation
In the past nonprofit organizations could request but one software donation per year. Now they can request software from Microsoft through the TechSoup Global Network. And if they ask for donations through the TechSoup Global Network, nonprofit organizations can easily get key donations details in one place – the new website Microsoft Donations Center.

“Making technology more accessible enables nonprofits to increase their productivity, reach more people and deliver new, improved services that directly help local communities,” said Akhtar Badshah, senior director of global community affairs at Microsoft. “Although we already help a sizable number of nonprofits, we want to help more, and the changes we’re announcing today are designed to make the program more relevant and accessible to a larger number of nonprofits, which will in turn have a positive impact in local communities around the world.”



Tags: Microsoft, Windows
About the author: George Norman
George is a news editor.
You can follow him on Google+, Facebook or Twitter

I Hope you LIKE this blog post! Thank you!
What do YOU have to say about this
blog comments powered by Disqus
Popular News
By George Norman on 19 Dec 2014
When Piriform rolled out CCleaner 5.0, version that came with a redesigned interface, it promised that it would soon introduce a new Disk Analyzer tool.
By George Norman on 18 Dec 2014
Facebook’s new Rooms app, which has recently been updated to version 1.2, invites us to go explore.
Related News
By George Norman on 05 Nov 2014
The Skype and the Microsoft Translator team have worked hard to get Skype Translator ready for a preview release.
By George Norman on 02 Sep 2014
Norwegian developer Opera Software just rolled out Opera 24 to the public. The cool thing about this latest release is that it comes with a tab preview function.
By George Norman on 10 Nov 2014
Security company BullGuard recently announced that it updated BullGuard Internet Security, explaining that this is the most important product update of the year.
By George Norman on 26 Sep 2014
Piriform updated CCleaner to version 4.18 and made Active System Monitoring available for all the PC users out there who rely on the free version of CCleaner to remove the junk that clutters their machines.
Advertising
Hot Software Updates
Top Downloads
Become A Fan!
Link To Us!
Microsoft Updates its Nonprofit Software Donations Program
HTML Linking Code