How you promote your group or organisation to the outside world can make a big difference. Good communication can increase your membership, build stronger community relationships, improve your chances of getting funding and allow potential partners to understand more about what you do. Technology can play a large part in good communication, improved services, and effective evaluation and monitoring. The organisations listed below offer a range of services on these topics
Virtual Riders provides IT support to the voluntary sector, ranging from computer and network installation, website design and maintenance, and training
Formerly CTXchange, the programme is brought to you by Technology Trust in partnership with the not-for-profit technology capacity building organisation TechSoup.
Through this programme, eligible UK-based charities are able to request donated technology products from Partners such as Microsoft, Symantec and Cisco. The products include operating system software and server software, security software and hardware products such as switches, routers, wireless equipment and firewalls.
Technology Trust and TechSoup are actively working to further expand the programme to include donations from other leading corporate technology donors.
Charities are required to pay an Administrative Fee per product to cover the costs of delivering the programme. Whilst the administrative fees vary, charities will still make savings of between 92-96% on typical retail prices.
Charities have access to a wide array of educational resources through the tt-exchange Programme which helps them best choose, implement, and use the available technology.
The One Point is a provider support system which helps to look after tools such as IT, business telecoms, Business Mobiles and Digital Web Media/Website Design needs.
They do charge for their services, they also offer a form of ‘pay as you go’ service or a fixed term contract.
Strawberry are a creative, multidiscipline marketing and design agency who specialise in highly engaging communications on and offline.
Mercury are a UK-wide marketing, public relations and design agency delivering creative, impactful and award-winning work for a wide spectrum of clients from SMEs to multi-nationals. They also work extensively in local government and the health sector.
They do charge, but they often do provide services for free depending on the criteria.