"We know that times are hard for charities: public giving is suffering in the recession and many big businesses are cutting back on their charitable donations."
(PRWEB) November 12, 2009
With many big businesses cutting back on their charitable donations and public contributions inevitably falling in the recession times are hard for charities. Pentalogic Technology are offering free software licenses worth up to $5,000 to charities and community groups, to help those decreasing donations go further.
Pentalogic Technology, developers of web parts for use with Microsoft SharePoint, today announced the introduction of a free software licensing scheme for charities and philanthropic organizations.
"We have always offered a limited free Community license on our Reminder software, but following a review of our licensing scheme we have decided to revise and extend this to offer free, full featured licenses for all of our products to charities and philanthropic organizations."
"We know that times are hard for charities: public giving is suffering in the recession and many big businesses are cutting back on their charitable donations." says Pentalogic MD Ryan Wheeler "As a small business ourselves we are not in a position to donate large amounts of cash - but we can donate software. SharePoint is increasing widely used in the non-profit sector: our products add task, resource and time management functionality to SharePoint, they are the kind of tools that will improve productivity in large or small organisations. So free licenses for our software should help charities to reduce overheads and make scarce funds go a little further."
"Our licenses currently cost between $500 and $5,000, so a free license will represent a significant cost saving for any charitable organization. There is increasing public resistance to seeing cash donations being spent by charities on overheads, so if we can give in a way that reduces overheads, and allows more of the cash to get to where it's needed, then that has to be a good thing all round."
"We will be allocating a monthly quota of free licenses, based on our own sales, and licenses will be allocated each month on a first come, first served basis. As this is a new project for us we don't yet have a clear idea of what demand is going to be like: but we are confident that there are plenty of charities and philanthropic groups out there who will benefit from the offer."
To apply for a free non-profit license organizations should visit the relevant page of Pentalogic's website to check that they qualify, then contact sales(at)pentalogic(dot)net.
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