We are recommending that parishes set up their domain for email hosting with either Google GSuite for Nonprofits or Microsoft Office 365 for Nonprofits, both of which are available for FREE after registering with an organization named TechSoup. Please follow these steps:
1) Register with TechSoup
Register for an account with TechSoup using the following special sign-up form for GOA parishes and organizations:
TechSoup is an industry standard for nonprofit technology services. They are the official authorizing agent for many technology companies to verify that an organization is a registered nonprofit, and it is the first step for you to take in the migration. To complete this form, you must enter your parish’s tax-exempt EIN. If your parish does not have its own, you may enter the Archdiocese EIN in its place. Please let us know if you do not have either, and we can provide it to you.
2) Register with Google or Microsoft or Both!
After your account is confirmed, register for an account with either GSuite or Office 365:
You can learn more about TechSoup’s free and discounted products at: https://www.techsoup.org/services
3. Next Steps
Once the account with either Google G Suite or Microsoft 365 is verified and set up, continue reading with one of the following articles, or we can then guide you along through the remaining steps of migrating and activating these email accounts.
Next Steps: Google G Suite
Next Steps: Microsoft 365