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Microsoft raises prices for non-profit organizations

Microsoft has generous price discounts for non-profit organizations but that hasn’t stopped them raising the cost of Microsoft 365 plans up to 28%

The new prices start in September 2022, Microsoft announced them as monthly price changes to make them appear lower than they really are.  Redmond does that knowing most media will just copy and paste their bullet points like this:

  • Microsoft Office 365 E1: from 2.00 to 2.50 USD
  • Microsoft Office 365 E3: from 4.50 to 5.75 USD
  • Microsoft Office 365 E5: from 14.00 to 15.20 USD
  • Microsoft 365 E3: from 8.00 to 9.00 USD
  • Microsoft 365 Business Premium: from 5.00 to 5.50 USD

Just like with the other price increases for Microsoft 365 customers we’ve opened Excel to do a simple but more realistic analysis.

In US dollars, there will be similar changes in other countries. % increase based on annual price comparison.

As you can see, those ‘small’ monthly price rises are really increases of 9% to a whopping 28%.

Even so, the discount for non-profit users is quite generous, mostly costing a quarter of the price to most organizations.

The price increases are mostly inline with the rises for regular customers except for Office 365 E3 users.  The regular price rose only 15% earlier this year but for non-profits the same plan is going up by 28%.

Also like the earlier rises, the larger increases are mainly for the cheaper plans.

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