The Charity IT Association (CITA), as it is known, aims to give a suite of services – from planning to delivery – to enable charities to use technology to improve their effectiveness.
They’re offering a range of services, which are all delivered by volunteer IT experts:
- Tech Surgeries – a strategic review of IT lasting up to 2 hours and resulting in short report with helpful recommendations on potential projects to improve usage of IT
- IT Consultancy – support to manage IT projects, select and manage suppliers and guide business process change
- IT Project Delivery – help to deliver IT projects, in website development, hardware and network development, CRM systems, accounting systems and any other area of IT
The organisation was founded in response to a report into IT in the charity sector that was commissioned in 2013, which found that mid-sized charities:
- are relatively weak in their adoption of IT and often lack the resources to improve their situation
- often lack IT expertise at trustee or officer level and see IT as a cost that doesn’t directly benefit their mission.
Each of CITA‘s founding organisations have a long track record of collaborating on projects and helping charities make better use of technology.
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