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The Microsoft Software Donation Program for nonprofits and public libraries is one of TechSoup's most popular resources. Hundreds of organizations request Microsoft product donations every day, but unfortunately, many 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.

In this article, we'll outline Microsoft's donation restrictions and limits and offer some tips on how to get more out of your donation by summarizing the rights and privileges that come with Microsoft's Software Assurance program. We’ll also provide advice on technology planning so that you can make donation requests in line with your organization's present and future needs.


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TechSoup conducted a Global Survey in 2012 to learn more about how nonprofits, libraries, foundations and all types on NGOs use traditional and cloud-based technology. More than 10,593 individuals from 88 countries participated.

There are three fairly standard reactions I receive when I am telling people about the work Microsoft is undertaking with Governments and community partners to improve lives and drive national competitiveness and first up is usually surprise! I find people are generally unaware of the breadth and depth of work we are doing at a grass roots level in areas such as access to technology, skills training, disaster response and the fight against human trafficking. They are also generally surprised by the amount of this work being undertaken specifically in Asia Pacific.

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