Heart-warming news for non-profits who want to save the world via data analysis from Tableau via PRNewsWire:
Tableau Foundation, part of Tableau Software’s (NYSE: DATA) corporate social responsibility (CSR) program, announced today that it will offer free licenses of Tableau Desktop to nonprofit organizations
Qualification criteria is currently listed by Tableau as follows:
- Be registered as a 501(c)(3) organization (global availability coming soon)
- Operate with an annual budget of $5 million or less
- Not be a school, college, mutual organization, healthcare organization, or government agency
If you’re an educational facility then you might already be able to get some free copies courtesy of the longer-standing Tableau’s academic program (but I believe only for use in the classroom, and not backoffice school analytics – this is kind of a shame as UK schools currently seem in quite desperate need of saving money and having decent data analysis tools behind the scenes as well as in-classroom!).
For those that are eligible and interested, the above is a very generous offer you shouldn’t turn down! For reference, Tableau Desktop Professional normally retails around $2k. The tool is easy enough to use, with a great set of online resources and large helpful community, such that you can get by without paying for training.