Providing independent business systems advice to charities

Sector - Charities




The demands placed on charities have spiralled in recent years with many organisations finding themselves facing a combination of external factors including:

  • growing need for greater financial transparency and accountability

  • frequent changes in government legislation

  • increasingly complex governance and taxation regimes

  • difficulties in finding and keeping good staff 

Donations from the public are supposedly on the increase, however when you consider the financial impact of the high costs associated with public appeals combined with poorly performing investment portfolios it is clear to see why charities are finding it increasingly difficult to improve efficiency and accountability.

IT systems can assist charities to improve efficiency and accountability. Typical integrated applications available to charities include:

  • CRM and membership management

  • fund raising and donar management

  • grant administration

  • financial accounting and flexible reporting including Charity Commission Reporting, VAT, SORP and SOFA reporting

  • event management

  • mailing and direct marketing.


Careers & educational charity - Defined IT strategy and systems selection of new membership and conference organisation software.

Charity assisting young people to find work - Definition and selection of new software for accounting functions and grant administration.

Charity enabling the development of best practice in the Arts - Identified how technology could potentially be used to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

Worldwide Movement for girls and young women - Reviewed existing computer systems and IT strategy.

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