Changes to Microsoft Software Donations to Charities

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Charities, Get the Microsoft Products You Need, When You Need Them!

Microsoft is making it easier for your charitable organisation to get the Microsoft products you need, when you need them, as part of its donation programme through CTXchange.

Your organisation now has more flexibility in when you can request donations and in the product donations available.

To make navigating the programme easier, we're introducing the Microsoft Donation Centre to organisations' accounts, where eligible organisations can track Microsoft requests, see donations received to date, and more.

How the Microsoft Programme Updates Benefit Your Organisation

Request what you need, when you need it: Your organisation can now request Microsoft products as needed, not just once per year. Also, there is no longer a five-seat minimum requirement, so you can request just one license if that is all you need.

Get more complete solutions
: Now you can request up to 10 different Microsoft titles in each two-year cycle instead of 6, helping you to build more complete solutions to help you meet your mission. And, with the addition of Microsoft's Get Genuine Windows product, you can ensure your existing computers are running genuine versions of Microsoft operating systems.

Easily see Microsoft donations details at a glance: To help you manage your Microsoft donations, TechSoup has created the Microsoft Donation Centre (accessible from the My requests link next to the My account link), where you can get all the key details in one place. You can easily track what your organisation has received so far, what remains of your software entitlement, when your cycle resets, and more non-profit resources available from Microsoft.

Existing Microsoft Cycles Have Been Reset: Your two-year donation cycle will start again when you place your first Microsoft request after July 27, 2011, and will reset every two years on the anniversary of that request. Orders placed before July 27, 2011, will not count against your new Microsoft software donation entitlement.

To learn more about the changes to the Microsoft Software Donation Programme and how they affect your organisation, visit our Overview of the Microsoft Software Donation Programme.  Together with Microsoft, we're excited to help you understand the changes and how they can benefit your organisation.



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