It’s called Creative Cloud for teams, so that means I can have my whole team using the software right?

Short answer – yes you can have your whole team on board and using the Adobe CC applications… but you have to pay for the number of individual seats. The $480 cost for Creative Cloud for teams is the cost for a single user seat. I understand the the name “Creative Cloud for teams” may seem a little misleading, but it’s important to understand that there are some subtle distinctions between the Creative Cloud for individuals and the Creative Cloud for teams. As the chart below shows, one of the most beneficial aspects of the CC for teams is that it allows for centralized purchasing, deployment, administration, and overall license management. That ends up being very important for team leaders or managers in general.

For example, if you’re managing a team and someone decides to leave mid-project, you will have the ability to reassign that user seat to a new email address. That’s because the CC for teams licenses are registered to the non-profit itself, not to the individual employees.


If you have any questions about this, remember to give us a shout at 800-433-6326.

Why can’t I just order Creative Cloud through the Adobe website?

If your organization is a non-profit and you’re looking to buy Creative Cloud, the process is made much smoother by going through an authorized reseller. The biggest and most obvious reason is because the Adobe website is simply not set up to process orders for non-profits. You can see a section of plans for Individuals, Educational customers, and For-profit companies, but not specifically for non-profits. The actual product that non-profits qualify for is the Creative Cloud for teams – for education, but it doesn’t mention that anywhere on the website.

Have any other questions about this? Give us a call at 800-433-6326 and we’ll be happy to help. You can see our Creative Cloud for teams (non-profit) product page here.

Why is there a minimum purchase for Microsoft software?

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If you have tried to order something off of our Microsoft non-profit page, you’ve probably noticed that there is a minimum limit of 5 licenses on every product you click on. We’re not doing that to be greedy, I promise! That’s built into those products because all of the Microsoft licenses you would buy from us are part of Microsoft’s Open Volume Licensing program. This program is designed to allow organizations of all types to buy discounted software on a recurring basis. Also, that five license minimum is only a requirement for you first order. After your initial order you will have a Microsoft Authorization number that allows you to come back and purchase any number of licenses within 2 years of that initial purchase. If you end up purchasing 5 licenses of any Microsoft products within that 2 year period, your authorization can continue indefinitely.

So what if you don’t want 5 licenses of Office?

To satisfy the 5 license minimum purchase on your first order, you always have the option to mix-and-match. For example, you could by (2) license of Microsoft Office Pro, (1) license of Microsoft Office Standard, (1) Windows 8 upgrade, and (1) standalone license of Microsoft Outlook. There isn’t a way to mix-and-match like this on our website at this time, so we suggest that you give us a call at 800-433-6326 and speak to a designated non-profit software consultant who can process your order over the phone.

What do I need to submit to qualify for non-profit software discounts?

To qualify for a majority of the non-profit discounted software we have available (including Adobe & Microsoft), we need to collect a copy of your organization’s IRS 501c3 determination letter. You can see an example of what that looks like here. Take note that this letter has to come directly from the IRS – not your state tax exempt certificate. If you place an order on our website you can either immediately fax us a copy at 512-327-0494 or wait for our email confirmation and simply reply with your documentation attached.

If you would like to make sure your organization qualifies before placing an order, go ahead and fill out our New Non-Profit Account form. Finally, if you want some immediate help, reach us by email or phone at 800-433-6326.