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I'm volunteering for a religious organization, and we're trying to take advantage of Microsoft's non-profit donation. We've already signed up through Microsoft's site and gotten the Microsoft 365 Business, which includes, as I understand it, licenses to Windows 10 Pro (or "Business"), but I haven't figured out how to actually get those licenses yet. Our donated computer is running Windows 10 Home (and another running Windows 7 Home). All the upgrade paths I've found through TechSoup
a) require a letter of 501(c)(3) determination from the IRS which we don't have yet;
b) require a Windows 10 Pro license on the computer; and/or
c) are a one-time ever purchase of Windows 10 Pro.
Has anyone else gone through this process before? I've emailed TechSoup, but they're closed for another week for the holidays.
I have grandiose plans of setting up Teams for each of the committees and being able to hold meetings online and providing an Intranet using SharePoint, as well as keeping the church files backed up via OneDrive or Azure.
gprellwitz at uujoliet.org
well, it's an upgrade license. which usually mean, you will need 7 pro, 8 pro, 8.1 pro. in order to legally qualify. Home to Pro require addition license. which you can buy option C (one-time ever). this allow home to pro upgrade.
see this link, it may help https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/business/set-up-windows-devices
note , this is one-time. so think wisely. if you can afford it, just get max number of licenses. so this will cover future donated computer (home version) to legally installed windows Pro version.
Hi Gprellewitz. Eligibility requirements are set by each product donor. Microsoft products are only available to nonprofits with 501(c)(3) designations. One option might be to find a fiscal sponsor. Your org would then be covered under the sponsor's 501(c)(3). (I happen to be on the board of one fiscal sponsor, Community Initiatives.)
RobertForum Moderator Robert L. Weiner ConsultingStrategic Technology Advisors to Nonprofit and Educational Organizationsrobert [AT] rlweiner [DOT] comwww.rlweiner.com
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