Small charities sometimes have a problem defining and implementing IT solutions that effectively support their operations. Typically this is because they find it difficult to access professional IT advice, which would help identify the most cost effective solution to meet their needs.
Several organisations have come together to try and provide more effective support under a new organisation – the Charities IT Association (CITA).
The founder members of CITA are: AbilityNet, Reach Volunteering, Lasa, Technology Trust and The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists.
The association is developing a range of service offerings designed to assist Charities in the development and implementation of IT :
This consists of a two-hour meeting (usually by phone) with an experienced IT professional to discuss the specific IT requirements of an individual Charity and to outline a plan for any improvements to the current IT infrastructure that may be required.
Virtual IT Director
If there is a requirement for an IT project to improve a particular Charity’s IT infrastructure then an experienced IT professional will be made available on a part time basis to manage that project to implementation.
Technical Project Resource
If the project requires any web site or other software development then the appropriate technical resource will be made available.
With services provided on a pro bono basis, there are no barriers to this great service regardless of your charity’s size. Would you be interested in using CITA’s services? Let them know.
Visit the CITA website for further details.
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