Microsoft extends non-profit program

Microsoft recently extended its software donation program for non-profit organisations, enabling more charities to participate.

Microsoft recently extended its software donation program for non-profit organisations, enabling more charities to participate.

Microsoft facilitates the donation of its software through the DonorTec technology donations program run by Connecting Up Australia.

Microsoft has expanded the donation program to encompass organisations including amateur sports and recreational organisations as well as private foundations, while at the same time expanding the products available for donation.

Doug Jacquier, CEO of Connecting Up, is thrilled with Microsoft's decision to expand the program's scope.

"Connecting Up is committed to supporting non-profits across Australia to embrace technology with fewer barriers and more flexibility," he said in a statement today.

"Our team is extremely pleased with Microsoft's donation program, which affords the non-profit sector greater access to a wider range of donated products."

A group of charities fought Microsoft on its Academic Open licence program last year, winning the right to participate in the program and dodging hefty full-price licence fees.

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