Now you can give an Evernote Premium account to everyone in your company, school, organization, or family. We’ve been getting frequent requests for this ever since launching Evernote. It’s probably because people are busier than ever, and few can afford to have a real boundary between their personal, professional and academic lives. Evernote is the perfect tool to help tame this chaos, and now we’ve made it easy to get your whole team on the same page. We call it Evernote Sponsored Groups.
What are Sponsored Groups?
Sponsored Groups are a simple way to purchase and manage Evernote Premium subscriptions for groups of any size. Everyone in your organization gets the benefits of Evernote Premium, and you get the peace of mind of a single monthly bill, but that’s not all.
Easy group management
When you create a sponsored group, you’ll get a customizable invitation page and URL that you can send to everyone you want to sponsor. You can approve and remove members in just a few clicks.
Sponsored Groups are $5 per account per month. Pay for as many accounts as you like with a credit card or get a monthly invoice for groups of five or more.
Need help getting Evernote working for your group? Support requests received from the account sponsor or group administrator are given the highest priority in our support queue.
Who owns the accounts?
Evernote users own their accounts. Period. Sponsoring does not give you ownership, you are simply covering the cost of their Premium subscriptions. If you choose to stop sponsoring a specific user, that user will revert back to their state prior to sponsorship: either to a Free account, or to paying for their own Premium subscription.
For a user, joining a sponsored group does not mean giving up any control. In fact, if you’re sponsored and you leave a company, you take all your notes with you. The memories you keep in Evernote are yours forever.
Sponsorship and Notebook Sharing
Employers and others who want to control the ownership and flow of information in Evernote accounts can make their own corporate notebooks and share them with group members using our normal Shared Notebooks functionality. Currently, shared notebooks are available on the Web and Mac (beta) versions of Evernote, and they’re coming soon to other platforms. We’re also working to make our sharing functionality smarter about sponsored groups, so you’ll be able to easily share a notebook with every member of your team.
Educational discount for Sponsored Groups
To ensure that students and teachers around the world are able to benefit from Evernote Premium, we’re offering qualifying educational institutions a 50% discount off of our regular price.
Educational Showcase: The Montclair Kimberley Academy
The Montclair Kimberley Academy (MKA) is a great K-12 private school in Montclair, New Jersey and a excellent example of an Evernote Sponsored Group. As part of their current school year, MKA launched a 1:1 Program in which every student, from fourth through twelfth grade, received a MacBook. In addition to the laptops, every student got an Evernote Premium account. Since then, the students have been using Evernote for many (if not all) of their classes. Here’s a video that we shot at the school.
We will be posting additional details about the MKA deployment in the coming weeks.
If you’re interested in sponsoring accounts in your organization, go to Evernote Web and click on Settings. There’s a new Account Sponsorship tab along the left side. Click it to begin the process. After you choose your billing method, you’ll be able to customize your group Welcome Page.