Office 365 for Nonprofits

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Re: Office 365 for Nonprofits

Postby aebrown » Fri May 30, 2014 6:45 pm

xenserve wrote:...significantly superior to ... Skype (unless you buy a skype subscription to allow multiple users).

Actually, Skype recently changed their free license to include group video calls (up to 9 simultaneous participants). I know that's not the point of your post, but thought I'd mention that one clarification.

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Re: Office 365 for Nonprofits

Postby russellhltn » Fri May 30, 2014 6:54 pm

xenserve wrote:such capabilities as OneDrive for Business (which will be fantastic for collaboration between units and the presidency (not financial data tho, that is against policy))

Nit-pick: I'm pretty sure I can find policy against membership data as well.
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Re: Office 365 for Nonprofits

Postby aebrown » Sat May 31, 2014 4:41 am

russellhltn wrote:
xenserve wrote:such capabilities as OneDrive for Business (which will be fantastic for collaboration between units and the presidency (not financial data tho, that is against policy))

Nit-pick: I'm pretty sure I can find policy against membership data as well.

I'd say it's much more than a "nit-pick." Given the policy against storing any membership related data in the cloud, it's difficult to imagine what else the units and presidency would have to talk about in this "fantastic collaboration."

Meetinghouse Technology Policy, Section 4.8:
  • "4.8.1 Information about members, donations, and financial transactions is confidential and must be protected from unauthorized disclosure."
  • "4.8.4 The use of cloud-based services for storing and/or backing up MLS or any membership related data is prohibited."

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Re: Office 365 for Nonprofits

Postby xenserve » Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:29 pm

Yes correct, MLS data is not allowed on any cloud storage (membership or financial), however that is not the primary benefit from the collaboration I was referring to. Stake forms, meeting notes, non-MLS related reports and such are just a couple of examples I can think of.

Glad to hear about the change with Skype. Maybe that's something we can leverage for our stake now.

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Re: Office 365 for Nonprofits

Postby stevengolson » Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:31 am

So early on in this thread, it was stated that "Someone is looking into this, and we will let you know". That didn't happen. It's been over two years. Clearly, no one is looking into this, or perhaps they just failed report the findings back to the thread.

Can someone please provide an update regarding the official research of using Office365 for non-profits?

If the answer is "yes, we can do this, but do not know how to manage, secure, oversee the roll-out, etc." we can support that and perhaps also help. Just don't leave us in the dark because you are not ready to proceed. An update would be appreciated.

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Re: Office 365 for Nonprofits

Postby athey » Tue May 05, 2015 10:28 pm

like Steven I would like to know if there been any progress in getting Office for Church units? I am specifically interested in getting licenses for a aregional Family History library. We have a number of systems used by presenters and the Open/Libre Office products invarialbly have problems when prsenters bring their PowerPoint presentations in. I will give the procedure dtailed in the pist reference here but would really like to knwow what the current status on MS Office is.

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Re: Office 365 for Nonprofits

Postby russellhltn » Wed May 06, 2015 1:45 am

athey wrote:We have a number of systems used by presenters and the Open/Libre Office products invarialbly have problems when prsenters bring their PowerPoint presentations in.


For that specific situation, you may want to download and install the free PowerPoint viewer. They won't be able to do any last minute editing, but they will be able to show it.
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Re: Office 365 for Nonprofits

Postby athey » Wed May 06, 2015 7:59 am

For that specific situation, you may want to download and install the free PowerPoint viewer. They won't be able to do any last minute editing, but they will be able to show it.


Thanks, having the PP viewer would help but at least half the time people want to make small changes. The Library Director wants a fully functional version.

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Office 365 for Nonprofits

Postby beesting » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:20 am

Hi All

Has there been any progress on the above topic. I am a Microsoft reseller and believe we can use non-profit licenses. We specifically want to use Teams. Please let me know if this is possible.

I am open for discussions on this over an email or telephone call.

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