Technology

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Making digital work: 12 questions for trustees to consider

This guidance was created by the Charity Commission, Grant Thornton and Zoe Amar Communications to help your board think about how digital can help you run your charity more effectively, and reach more people.
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How to Optimize Your Website

This free guide is designed to advise organsiations on how to improve their Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategy through simple and effective changes to improve the quality of their website.
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Google

A Guide for staying safe and secure online 

Good to Know is a collaboration between Google and CAB to raise awareness about matters related to safe and secure use of the internet and explain how to maximise your online security and protect your data.
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Understanding and Preparing for Cyber Risks

This free guide helps charities understand and minimise the threat of cyber risks. It explores what organisations can do to protect their data, staff and service users from cyber issues such as malware, phishing scams and email attacks .
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Getting Started with Google Analytics

A free, 30 minute introduction webinar for charities and non profits explaining how to get started with Google Analytics. 
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Podio

Podio is a collaborative online work platform that helps manage a team's work and communication. Podio users can create their own Podio Apps without any technical knowledge. Free for most non-profits.
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Interests.me

interests.me is an easy to use multi-channel communications tool for small charities, helping you with all your communications in under 1 hour a week. Write something once and publish it 4 ways – on the web, in an email newsletter, on social media, and in print.
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BT

Easy-to-Build Websites 

BT Community Web Kit provides a free easy-to-build website with a free address and technical support. There is a choice of 8 templates to use, 15 colour themes and an easy-to-use graphical editor .
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Complete Website Package

CrowdSkills provides a 999 all-in-one website package suitable for any charity. Every charity is matched with a local freelancer who completes the project, gives training on how to use the new website and offers ongoing support.
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Free IT Support

CITA can help your charity make better use of IT. They provide pro bono volunteer IT professionals to help charities be more effective through their use of technology.
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Computer Donation Service 

Computer Aid International accept donations of unwanted PCs and laptops (with a free data destruction service included). Donated items are refurbished and redistributed to international non-profit organisations on request.
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Training & Advice 

Happy is part of a Timebank scheme and exclusive to small charities (under 20 members of staff). The company offers free assistance from IT consultants who help with specific IT enquiries, e.g. database questions.
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KindLink

KindLink is an all-in-one software for charities. It is built in the cloud, available on mobile view and completely free. The services include Project Management, Donor & Beneficiary database/CRM, Online Payments/Fundraising and Donation Management with Gift Aid reporting.
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Computer software & hardware for less 

tt-exchange and tt-software will help your charity save money and raise more funds by providing a massive 92-96% savings on a wide range of software and products from world-leading technology companies.
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The People's Operator

A mobile operator that allows for 10% of your mobile spend to go to a cause of your choice, at no additional cost.
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VolResource

Information and Signposting 

VolResource aims to provide practical resources for people involved in charities. It acts as a portal bringing together information, a wide range of links to relevant web sites, alongside tips on key issues and what to look out for elsewhere .
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Technology Services 

Lasa offers a variety of technology services, including a directory of ICT and web suppliers, a knowledge base of simple and practical IT resources, AIMS database software (free at basic level), and ICT training and consultancy services.
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Improve Online Presence 

Grow Your Charity Online is a learning hub, launched by Google in partnership with Media Trust and Technology Trust. It offers free training, tools and advice to help small charities improve their online presence and fundraising potential.
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TechSoup

Online Resources 

TechSoup helps charities connect with technology products and access free learning resources. Members can access a wide range of articles, blogs, webinars, forums led by experts as well as discounted products and services.
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Technology Trust

Technology Trust 

Technology Trust helps you to save money and become more efficient by giving greater access to technology from world-leading providers and advising on how the right technology can further your cause.
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Digital Unite

Guides and Tuition 

Digital Unite offers a collection of comprehensible guides on how to do things on the internet, whether you are a novice or expert. It also provide a 1-2-1 home-based tutoring service for a small fee .
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IT Resources 

IT for Charities hosts an informed blog on databases and has a good directory of other sites with various IT support for charities, including other IT software. Helpful if you have an IT query.
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Guides and Tuition 

Learn My Way is a free website designed to make computers and the internet easy to use. It has video guides for users of any level, from the very basics of using a mouse and keyboard, to online banking and using social media.
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Guides and Tuition 

W3Schools is a site with free lessons and step-by-step guides on how to make a website. Free tutorials in all web development technologies.
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