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This page lists the benefits for Not For Profit organizations (NFPs)

  • Need to minimize costs - no license fees to pay for installation or upgrade
  • No license issues / audits
  • Can be given away free to share with volunteers etc
  • Compatibility with MS-Office means migration / use of casual labour is easy
  • Cannot afford vendor-enforced upgrades
  • May need to operate in multiple, possibly local minority languages

Not For Profits

Not for Profit (NFP) organisations of all sizes are turning to OpenOffice.org 2 - software that meets their needs and shares their values. The flexible word processor, powerful spreadsheet, dynamic graphics, database access and more meet all the requirements for an office software package. OpenOffice.org 2 offers a high degree of compatibility with commercial office software, but with none of the costs or licence worries.

Software for all

More than ever, NFPs need to be able to compete for attention in a crowded marketplace. With OpenOffice.org 2, NFPs have access to essential office software which is every bit as good as the expensive commercial tools used by those for whom money is no object. Developed over twenty years, OpenOffice.org is a mature, stable, product, guaranteeing trouble-free usage. OpenOffice.org is a leading international force in the movement for digital inclusion - making software of the highest quality available to all, regardless of income. Join in OpenOffice.org's international community to exchange ideas, look for inspiration, or just ask for help.

Better but compatible

OpenOffice.org 2 prides itself on its compatibility with other office software. NFPs who rely on voluntary workers appreciate the fact that people who have any office software experience are immediately at home with OpenOffice.org 2. OpenOffice.org 2 also understands that no organisation is an island, which is why it can exchange files with other office software. It also allows you to create pdf files for those all-important times when you want to retain control of documents after they leave your office. It is also the first software in the world to store your precious information in an ISO approved format - the best guarantee for the future.

Open world

Amazingly, OpenOffice.org 2 comes without any license fees, or any worrying small print. You can install it on as many computers as you like, use it for any purpose, and even give copies away for employees, supporters, etc. to use at home. Already available in a wide variety of languages, OpenOffice.org actively encourages local teams to provide more translations. For NFPs - charities, voluntary sector organisations, etc - OpenOffice.org 2 is simply the easiest and cheapest way of providing the essential software tools needed for an effective operation.

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