Written by

Perplexity Team

Published on

Jun 27, 2024

Bringing Perplexity to education and not-for-profits

AI will be an integral part of our lives, influencing how we learn, consume information, and work. For AI to make the most positive impact, it needs to be accessible to all organizations, not just for-profit companies.

Earlier this year, we introduced Perplexity Enterprise Pro to enable companies to leverage our AI with enhanced features like user management, increased data privacy, SOC2 compliance, and fortified security. Now, we’re excited to extend these benefits to philanthropic and public organizations by offering Perplexity Enterprise Pro at a reduced cost.

For all schools, universities, nonprofits, government agencies, and other not-for-profit organizations, Enterprise Pro will be available for $20/seat per month or $200/seat annually.

Perplexity for education

Increasingly, we’re hearing from educators that they want to teach their students to use AI effectively and responsibly. As AI becomes more prevalent, people of all ages will need to understand how to utilize it with strong critical thinking and media literacy skills.

As a knowledge-based platform, we want to make Perplexity Enterprise Pro available to students ages 13 and up while ensuring it is conducive to learning. Our commitment to citing sources and prioritizing accuracy can teach students valuable skills like researching and vetting information. By making Perplexity more affordable for schools, we hope to expand access to our technology and equip students with the knowledge they need to solve the problems of tomorrow.

We’ve begun rolling out Perplexity Enterprise Pro to several schools, including ‘Iolani School in Hawaii. Over the next few months of summer school, teachers will learn how tools like Perplexity can support both their growth and their students’ development. 

“‘Iolani is thrilled to be the first K-12 school to partner with Perplexity, providing our students and faculty with safe access to an advanced AI research and knowledge tool. This partnership is an exciting opportunity to develop case studies that demonstrate how AI can enhance learning, research, creativity, and productivity within an academic setting. We believe that integrating Perplexity into our educational framework will empower our community to explore innovative approaches to research and foster a deeper understanding of AI’s potential in various fields.”

- Dr. Michael Lomuscio, Dean of Studies at ‘Iolani School

Perplexity isn’t just a tool for students—it’s also a valuable resource for teachers and administrators. It can help find resources, develop lesson plans, and quickly answer any question. If you’re an educator looking to learn how to use Perplexity, check out our focused seven-day course, Perplexity for Educators.

Perplexity for not-for-profits and public servants 

Employees at nonprofits and government agencies are already turning to Perplexity for quick answers and real-time updates on trending news, but not all organizations can afford Enterprise Pro subscriptions. That’s why we’re reducing the cost of Enterprise Pro for not-for-profits and government agencies — so more teams can benefit from our research and data analysis capabilities, freeing up time and resources and allowing staff to focus on higher-value activities.

Here are some ways existing Enterprise Pro customers, like the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, benefit from Perplexity:
  • Conduct research on real-time policy updates and current events with no knowledge cutoff

  • Find relevant statistics for marketing materials and grant proposals

  • Generate translations, transcriptions, and summaries quickly 

  • Create internal documents, including first drafts of new policies, job vacancy postings, and meeting agendas

  • Build initial project plans and work breakdowns

  • Analyze large datasets to gain valuable insights into operations, programs, and donor behaviors

  • Verify server and coding issue fixes quickly 

  • Simplify the language of complex documents

"I use Perplexity daily to speed up my workflows around research and analysis, as well as getting past the initial blank page when drafting documents. Just providing a good starting point is often enough to save hours of time weekly. Having the sources of answers cited in-text is a huge benefit to verify the generated answer, and access to multiple AI models is icing on the cake."

- Chris Powell, Chief Information Officer at the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation 

We’re so appreciative of the work nonprofits and government agencies do to address critical societal issues and are excited to see the value they gain from using Perplexity.

Visit perplexity.ai/enterprise or reach out to enterprise@perplexity.ai to learn more about how to get started with Perplexity as a school, university, not-for-profit organization, or government agency.