How to make the most of Microsoft 365 as a charity

Microsoft 365 can bring a great number of advantages to your charity, but it is important to make the most out of its features, this article will go through all the benefits that Microsoft 365 brings and how to make the most out of them.

Microsoft offers many packages to its customers such as a free version to charities which can help get your charity up and running. This free package offers Microsoft cloud services which provides your charity with free outlook email , cloud file storage and sharing and online video conferencing.

This first level of subscription service which Microsoft provides for free can bring great utility to charities but, if your charity decides to pay for Microsoft 365 it will be able to access many more useful tools to help manage your day-to-day needs.

Microsoft 365 is a cloud-based productivity suite that offers a range of features and benefits, from enhanced collaboration to increased security.

In a world where charities need the most help that they can get, it is important that your charity stands out. One way to do this is to make use of the great tools which Microsoft 365 has to offer; here is a list of all the benefits that Microsoft 365 brings for charities and how to make the most out of them:


Free upgrades

By implementing Microsoft 365 into your charity, you will not only have access to many great apps such as Word, Outlook, Teams, SharePoint, and PowerPoint just to name a few. These tools can help increase the efficiency of your charity which will subsequently lead to helping more people.

Microsoft is continuously striving to improve their apps daily; therefore, by using Microsoft 365, your charity will have access to the most recent updates of apps which are optimised 24/7, updating in the background without having to interrupting workflow.

With the reduced price of free upgrades your charity will have access to more funds to invest elsewhere.


Reduce upfront costs

One of the most significant advantages which charities receive when using Microsoft 365 is the low upfront costs that come from using the service. Instead of having to pay a high upfront license cost, Microsoft offers a subscription services to Microsoft 365; this can be even cheaper if you choose to go on an annual basis. Through this model, charities can receive all the services which Microsoft provide for a low price.

As many services are available for free by Microsoft, integrating the whole Microsoft 365 can bring the most benefits to a charity. With this model, it can make it much easier for charities to budget with their software costs and allocate funds elsewhere.


Improve collaboration

One of the main ways to make the most out of Microsoft 365 is to improve collaboration between the charity team members and clients. This is due to the features offered within Microsoft 365, allowing you to work together in files and communicate easily with clients through the help of Microsoft Teams with video conferencing capabilities and phone services. Teams provide you with a central place to chat, share files and work on projects together.

With Microsoft 365, the days of sending files back and forth are now gone; now, you can work on documents in real time with whoever you need to, no matter where they are in the world. This is especially beneficial for charities with team members located in different parts of the country or the world.


Increase security

Another key benefit of Microsoft 365 is increased security. This is thanks to features such as multi-factor authentication, which adds an extra layer of security to your account by requiring you to confirm your identity using a second factor, such as a code from your phone or a fingerprint scan.

There's also Advanced Threat Protection, which uses artificial intelligence to protect your email account from phishing attacks and other malicious activity. With Microsoft 365, you can rest assured that your data is safe and secure.



Microsoft 365 offers charities a range of benefits that can help them improve their operations and better meet their goals. From enhanced collaboration to increased security, Microsoft 365 has something to offer every type of organisation.

Having access to Microsoft 365 is just the beginning, learning how to use their diverse range of apps to their fullest potential is the next step to taking your charity the next level. So, if you're looking for a way to improve your charity's efficiency, consider switching to Microsoft 365. If you wish to learn more from us contact us here.

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