We have been working with a few charities in the Yorkshire area and I have to say I am shocked to find they don’t know about the discounts on offer when buying software and services!  Have a look at this website:

http://www.ctxchange.org/

Most registered charities and certain non-profit organisations qualify for heavily discounted software from quite a number of providers so I wanted to share the discounts that are available.  I have picked out a few choice packages from their price list and compared them to the standard pricing on the internet from a typical supplier.

Product Retail Price Discounted Price % Saving
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (32 or 64bit) £ 158.62 £ 5.88 96%
Microsoft Office Professional 2007 £ 269.60 £ 12.93 95%
Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 Premium Edition £ 1,101.22 £ 45.83 96%
Symantec Endpoint Protection (10 licenses) £ 291.38 £ 43.48 85%
Cisco 520 Wireless Router for ADSL £ 437.09 £ 58.75 87%

All the prices include VAT as IT supplies and services still attract VAT even for charities 🙁  But what fantastic savings!

So if you are a charity looking to invest in technology to help you raise money and connect with your donors and clients use this service and save yourself a pile of money!  If you want some help gathering your thoughts contact us.