Upgrade paths for charities moving to Windows 10

Windows 10 is now available worldwide and it’s highly recommended that anyone using an older version of Windows should upgraded sooner than later.

Microsoft have made many upgrades free to the public, so tt-exchange donations might not be the best route for your charity.

To figure out what to do, just decide whether your charity would benefit most from the Pro or Enterprise version, then take a look at the upgrade paths below to work out your best route going forward. Easy!

Raising funds & sharing charitable resources through Shopify

Facial Palsy UK is a small charity supporting people with facial paralysis due to any cause. They provide information, treatment and support to those affected by the condition and their relatives.

They were able to access a donation for Shopify software, which they’ve used to raise funds and also engage with their supporters in a novel way. Find out about the challenges they faced, and their experiences setting it up and running it in their small team.

New to tt-exchange: access to Adobe Creative Cloud discounts

From today, eligible UK charities can access special discounts on two different versions of Adobe Creative Cloud.

Through our tt-exchange programme, eligible charities could already access donated licences of Adobe Acrobat Pro and Photoshop Elements 13 and Premiere Elements 13 , but the new discounted plans will make a much wider range of creative software affordable for more charitable organisations.

Helping a Scottish charity manage documents with Box software

The Westhill & District Men’s Shed was the first branch of the Men’s Sheds to be set up in Scotland.

“Everyone had a document they’d copied, saved somewhere and made changes to. Some files might be named ‘latest’ even though they dated from a year before”, says their chairman, Nick Pilbeam.

Check out this case study for the issues they faced and the solution they found.

Autodesk donating advanced design software to UK charities

Eligible UK charities can now access 97% savings on a range of Autodesk products through Tech Trust’s tt-exchange programme.

We’re now providing UK charities with access to donated, perpetual licences for five different Autodesk Ultimate Suites – Product Design, Building Design, Infrastructure Design, Entertainment Creation Design and AutoCAD.

The Sabre Charitable Trust – transforming teacher training with tech

The Sabre Charitable Trust is a charity working to improve the lives of poor and marginalised children in Ghana.

They focus particularly on improving children’s access to quality, early-years education, which involves building better schools and delivering transformational teacher training among other things.

This case study explains the sorts of things they are doing to make sure that their award-winning Transformational Teacher Training programme has the best impact it possibly can on children and teachers in the Ghana.