In each issue Civil Society IT approaches charities of varying sizes and asks them what software and service providers they use for different tasks. This month’s focus is on education and training charities.
Gareth Jones hears how NSPCC’s helplines development programme brought about an up-to-date, multi-platform counselling service.
Poverty-relief child-sponsorship charity Compassion UK claims to have increased its income by more than £250,000 in the first year of using cloud-based customer experience software from RightNow.
iHobo, the controversial iPhone app produced by homelessness charity Depaul UK, has received more than 100,000 downloads and earlier this week topped the download chart for free apps.
Hopefully there is a handy recycling bin somewhere for this report which pays little attention to sector views, or indeed the ethos of the sector.
The Charities Security Forum is considering the creation of a mentoring scheme to give smaller charities access to the security expertise of larger organisations.
David Taylor, author of the best-selling Naked Leader books, has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for the fifth annual Civil Society IT Conference on 18 November.
There needs to be a fuller exchange of information between local government and civil society organisations on IT issues in order to improve the delivery of public services, according to a workshop held at the Socitm Spring Conference.
The first ever televised advertisement for abortion, due to be screened on Monday for sexual health charity Marie Stopes International will not be shown in Northern Ireland, where abortion is still illegal.