Microsoft 365

For Charities and Non-Profits

Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365, formerly known as Office 365, provides you with access to your email and documents wherever you are, on any device. Microsoft 365 Hosted Exchange email provides industry-leading technology at a fraction of the cost, making Microsoft office 365 for charities the perfect option

Whatever service you wish to utilise, our team is on hand to provide the expertise needed to discover, implement and support your new Microsoft 365 solution.

All Qlic's cloud services are based in the UK and we are a Microsoft Silver Cloud Services Partner, so you can rest assured that our solutions meet the highest security and compliance requirements for your business.

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Different Microsoft 365 Applications For Charities



Microsoft Exchange Online is primarily an email client, however, it also includes other functions like calendaring, task and contact managing, note-taking and web browsing.



Microsoft SharePoint Online is a document management and collaboration tool. It allows easy sharing and management of files, folders and content, from any internet connected device to empower teamwork.



Microsoft OneDrive is a synchronising and file hosting service operated by Microsoft as part of its web version of Office.



Microsoft Teams is a communication platform offering workspace chat and videoconferencing, file storage, and application integration.

Microsoft 365 Non-Profit Packages Comparison


Web & Mobile Versions of Microsoft App

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote plus a web version of Outlook.

Business Basic

Business Standard

Business Premium

Email & Calendaring

Email hosting with 50GB mailbox. Manage your calendar, share available meeting times, schedule meetings, and get reminders.

Business Basic

Business Standard

Business Premium


Teamwork & Communication

Host online meetings and video calls for up to 250 people with Microsoft Teams. Chat with your team from your desktop or on the go with Microsoft Teams.

Business Basic

Business Standard

Business Premium

Security & Compliance

Protect your email against spam, malware and known threats with Exchange Online Protection.

Business Basic

Business Standard

Business Premium

Desktop Versions of Microsoft Apps

Fully installed and always up-to-date versions of Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote for Windows or Mac on up to 5 PCs or Macs per user.

Business Basic
Business Standard

Business Premium


Advanced Threat Protection

Help protect against sophisticated threats hidden in email attachments and links, and get cutting-edge defenses against zero-day threats, ransomware, and other advanced malware attempts with Microsoft 365 Advanced Threat Protection.

Business Basic
Business Standard
Business Premium

PC & Mobile Device Management

Configure security features and settings on Windows 10 PCs and mobile devices running iOS or Android. Configure your PCs to automatically install Microsoft and Windows 10 updates.

Business Basic
Business Standard
Business Premium

Resilience & Recovery

Cloud computing is complex and new to many organisations. Microsoft is very aware of this and the concerns that organisations have. For this reason, they have specifically designed their cloud services to maximise reliability and minimise any negative effects if things go wrong.

Built-in resilience and recovery are based on several assumptions – the main one being that at some point either the underlying infrastructure or the processes will fail. No matter how prepared you are, there is always a risk that hardware will fail, humans will make mistakes or software will have bugs. Since the move to cloud computing developers has a very different approach to dealing with such occurrences.

We know that once you have moved to the cloud you expect continuous innovation from Microsoft without compromising quality, and this is one of the reasons why Microsoft have built their services and software with resiliency and recoverability in mind.

Fault Zones

Copies of customer data must be separated into different fault zones or as many fault domains as possible to provide failure isolation.

Customer Data

Critical customer data must be monitored to ensure transactions are complete and do not affect each other, data is valid and written data is not lost.

Critical Data

All organisations have critical and non-critical data. Critical data (for example, customer data such as email messages) should be protected at extreme cost. As a design goal, delivered mail messages are always critical, and things such as whether a message has been read are non-critical.


Customer data must be protected from corruption. It must be actively scanned or monitored, repairable, and recoverable.

Data Loss

Most data loss results from customer actions, Microsoft 365 allows users to recover items on their own enabling them to restore accidentally deleted items.

Through the building of Microsoft’s cloud services to these principles, coupled with robust testing and validation, Microsoft 365 is able to meet and exceed the requirements of customers while ensuring a platform for continuous innovation and improvement.

Microsoft 365 FAQs

To get nonprofit status on Microsoft 365 you will need to please register and confirm your organisation’s eligibility with Microsoft and then meet these criteria points:

  1. Hold a recognised, legal charitable status.
  2. Have a mission to benefit the community.
  3. Meet Microsoft’s anti-discrimination policy.
  4. Only assign licenses to eligible staff members.
  5. Only use the Microsoft 365 licenses for their charity/non for profit organisations and not license partners, affiliates, or sister organisations.

To register and confirm your organisation’s eligibility with Microsoft, click here.

The first ten users, Charities and Nonprofits can have access to Microsoft 365 Business Premium at zero cost. Any more users will come at a cost.

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