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Microsoft Download Help

Get the Microsoft donations you've requested through TechSoup with our quick-start guide

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How to Get Help with the VLSC

If you need help using Microsoft's Volume Licensing Service Center, here's where to go.

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How to Add Licenses or Individuals to Your VLSC Account

Manage a license with an existing account or get your permissions sorted on the Volume Licensing Service Center.

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How to Order Installation Media from Microsoft

All Microsoft software donations through TechSoup are download-only, but you can get media directly from Microsoft for a fee.

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How to Use or Renew Your Software Assurance Benefits

You can use Software Assurance to upgrade your software for free. If your benefits have expired, you can renew them.

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Software Assurance Benefits Included with Microsoft Donations

In addition to free software upgrades, Software Assurance provides many other benefits for TechSoup donation recipients.

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Licensing Details for Microsoft Donations

Learn about the differences between retail products and products available through the Volume Licensing Service Center.

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Microsoft Software Donation Program – Eligibility, Allotments, and Returns

Learn more about the Microsoft Software Donation Program's guidelines for eligibility, requesting software, and returning donations.

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Microsoft Open License Agreements

A list of all Microsoft Open License agreements.

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How to Choose Software to Manage Your Church

As people-focused organizations, churches can benefit from software that helps them keep track of and communicate with their congregants. As owners and renters of property that is often used for a variety of congregational and community activities, many churches can also benefit from software that helps them schedule and manage their physical spaces. And as organizations with myriad financial needs — from payroll to donation tracking to accounting — churches can benefit from software that easily manages the inflow and outflow of money.

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What TechSoup Offers Religious Organizations

This article provides an overview of the TechSoup product donations and learning resources that can help your religious nonprofit get the most out of its technology.

Software Tools for New Nonprofits

Software Tools for New Nonprofits

We've put together this simple guide to the donated software that most nonprofits and libraries need in their toolkit, especially when they're just starting out. Plus: we also offer numerous free learning resources to help you better manage your staff, volunteers, and business consultants.

Creating a Social Media Policy

Creating a Social Media Policy

As nonprofits turn to social media, policies to govern their use have become the new frontier. A good social media policy provides clear guidelines as to what staff should and shouldn't do when posting and interacting with the community. What’s involved in creating one?

Introduction to Microsoft Project 2010

An Introduction to Microsoft Project 2010

By using Microsoft Project 2010, your project-management team can benefit from the latest updates and features of a popular and fully featured software program.

What to do After Downloading ISO Files from Microsoft

What to Do After Downloading ISO Files from Microsoft

So you download the software from Microsoft's Volume Licensing Service Center and find out that it arrives as an ISO file that you don't know how to use to install your software. This article tells you what ISO files are and how you can manage your nonprofit or library's Microsoft software donations with them.

Choosing the Best Internet Connection

Choosing the Best Internet Connection

Internet connections can be a huge expense for your nonprofit or library. Make sure you're getting the right Internet service at the right price.

Eleven Tips for Troubleshooting Software

Eleven Tips for Troubleshooting Software

Before you call tech support, check out our step-by-step guide to troubleshooting software.

RFP Library

RFP Library

Selecting the right technology service or vendor can be challenging and costly. Fortunately, you don't have to do it unprepared. Use the resources below to learn about the request for proposal (RFP) process and to see other organizations' sample RFPs.

What TechSoup Offers Libraries

What TechSoup Offers Libraries

This article will provide an overview of the TechSoup product donations and learning resources that can help your library get the most out of its technology.

Learning About Technology Offline

Learning About Technology Offline

Whether you're looking to develop new skills, satisfy your technical curiosity, or solve day-to-day technology problems at your nonprofit or library, the offline resources discussed in this article will help.

Leaning About Technology Online

Learning About Technology Online

When a technology question arises at your nonprofit or library, the amount of technology information available online can be overwhelming. From quick tutorials to an entire college lecture series, you can access information on any topic and in any format. This article will provide suggestions for navigating the amazing array of online resources.

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Your Guide to Microsoft Donations Through TechSoup

The Microsoft Software Donation Program for nonprofits and public libraries is one of TechSoup's most popular resources. But many organizations don't take full advantage of everything the Microsoft donation program has to offer. By understanding Microsoft's donation limits and anticipating your nonprofit's future technology needs, you can be sure to maximize your benefit through the program. Learn how in this article.

A Quick Guide to Discounted Software Programs

A Quick Guide to Discounted Software Programs

If your organization isn't eligible for a particular TechSoup donation, don't despair. Nonprofits and libraries are often eligible for other software discounts and donations. Learn about your options in this article.

Overview of the RFP Process

An Overview of the RFP Process for Nonprofits, Charities, and Libraries

A request for proposal, or RFP, is a document that describes a project's needs and asks for proposed solutions from qualified vendors. A good RFP can help ensure you have good vendors and your project is completed as planned. This article will help you get started writing good RFPs.

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Microsoft Get Genuine Windows Supplemental Agreements

The Get Genuine Windows supplemental agreements in the language that best suits your needs.

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The Purposeful Techie: Nonprofit IT with Intention

Taking control of how we think of the accidental techie can create more empowered, strategic, and purposeful support for nonprofits.

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