When you think of Microsoft tools, you probably think of PowerPoint, Excel and Word. This trio will likely be familiar to many charity professionals, used throughout our working life. However, the Office 365 Suite consists of these amazing tools and even more! Think Teams, SharePoint, Outlook... the list goes on. What’s more, as a charity, you’re eligible to access this plethora of productivity apps at a discounted rate.

There are a few different types of 365 subscriptions offered on the Charity Digital Exchange. We know it can be a little confusing trying to figure out what each subscription offers and which one is best for your organisation. If you’ve already found your perfect match, you might be wondering what you can do with it now and how you can best use the tools available to you.

That’s why Charity Digital is bringing you this three-part series in Microsoft 365 subscriptions. The series will consist of two webinars and an interactive workshop. Charities are welcome to attend all three segments, or just one. The series has been designed to support your organisation on their full 365 journeys, from license purchase right through to the end. No matter which stage you’re at, there’ll be a segment to suit you.

Read below for a quick overview and for a more detailed breakdown click the tab of the three-part series!


Webinar 1: Choosing the right Microsoft 365 subscription for your charity: what you need to know

25th January 14:00-15:00

  • Deciding the correct 365 subscription for your charity
  • Pricing and offers
  • Volunteer eligibility
  • Case studies to help you choose


Workshop: Understanding validations for your Microsoft 365 subscription

8th February 14:00-15:00

  • What validation means and what you’ll need to get validated
  • How to lodge an application to be reviewed for eligibility
  • What to do if you run into technical issues
  • Q&A session to answer any validation questions you have


Webinar 2: How to maximise your Microsoft 365 subscription

22nd February 14:00-15:00

  • What to do once you’ve got your validation email
  • How to create users
  • How to obtain licenses and assign them
  • How to access different Office applications via 365