Congregational Resource Guide
Finding the right resources for your congregation
Microsoft sells most of its products at significant discounts through its Charity Open License Program. Qualifying congregations and organizations can purchase Microsoft software for discounts sometimes nearing 70% of retail pricing. To qualify, a congregation must be a 501(c)(3) and must make an initial purchase of five items. After the initial purchase they may make single purchases. The products must be purchased through one of the Approved Charity Resellers (available at www.microsoft.com/licensing/downloads/charity.doc). Note that although discounts are sizeable, Approved Charity Resellers have flexibility in their pricing, so it is worth getting several quotes. Even though a company is listed as an Approved Charity Reseller, it may take some investigation to find someone in the company who is familiar with the program and can help with pricing and purchasing. A Product List of qualifying products is available at www.microsoft.com/licensing/downloads/April03ProductList.doc.