Enhancing productivity and collaboration, for employees and volunteers during these challenging times, has become a priority for nonprofits. As a result, many organizations are now looking to get a flexible, endurable, and advantageous solution in Microsoft’s cloud-based products.
To back this up, Microsoft 365 licenses can be combined to best suit the needs of each nonprofit. All licenses have the same application structure, only with different functions and capabilities available.
Some people may merely need a basic license for document collaboration, but others may need access to some advanced security features.
With cloud-based licensing, each user can have their own license and still collaborate smoothly with one another.
Let’s compare each plan and define which one is right for your needs.
What to consider when selecting Microsoft Licenses?
If you are starting the selection process, we recommend that you first ask yourself 3 essential questions that will help you make the right decision.
1. Who is using the license?
Microsoft offers donations only for paid nonprofit employees, but discounts are permitted for all staff and volunteers.
2. How many people in your nonprofit need licenses?
Secondly, be clear about how many people need one. This is basic for getting tailored licenses based on size. Small and medium organizations have fewer than 300 users, and Business licenses will work perfectly for them.
If your organizations have more than 300 users, you require Enterprise licenses. Learn more about Microsoft 365 plans for large nonprofits here.
3. What are the key applications that your team needs to use?
Thirdly, you need to think if your nonprofit needs both cloud and desktop versions of applications, and what features you may want.
If some people require to do some office work, they would need a license which includes the complete Office 365 suite for desktop. On the other hand, if part of your staff is mobile, with a license that allows them to use the applications from any browser on the go, it will be more than enough.
Microsoft 365 plans comparison table
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