The Arthur Rank Hospice Charity supports the running of Arthur Rank House, which operates in Cambridgeshire and the surrounding area.
They recently undertook the process of upgrading their servers to newer versions with the help of an independent IT support company.
This article gives the background to their setup, why they upgraded, the challenges faced and successes found. It also offers advice on hardware and infrastructure upgrades more generally.
Facial Palsy UK is a small charity supporting people with facial paralysis due to any cause. They provide information, treatment and support to those affected by the condition and their relatives.
They were able to access a donation for Shopify software, which they’ve used to raise funds and also engage with their supporters in a novel way. Find out about the challenges they faced, and their experiences setting it up and running it in their small team.
“Huddle is the primary tool that we use to track volunteers. We have over 3,700 volunteers who are managed by 18 full-time employees. One of the best ongoing uses of Huddle for us is tracking and organising the suggestions, ideas and concerns that come in from volunteers” – Michael Hersher, American Red Cross.
This case study runs through the problems faced by the American Red Cross of the Bay Area, the decision-making process they took, and how that decision has helped the charity achieve even more.
Box.org provides organisations with Box’s file-sharing, content management and cloud collaboration service.
They’re signed up to our tt-exchange donation programme to provide access to UK charities that might not otherwise be able to access the software.
This article runs through some of the features, and explains some of the options available to charities.
The Westhill & District Men’s Shed was the first branch of the Men’s Sheds to be set up in Scotland.
“Everyone had a document they’d copied, saved somewhere and made changes to. Some files might be named ‘latest’ even though they dated from a year before”, says their chairman, Nick Pilbeam.
Check out this case study for the issues they faced and the solution they found.
The Sabre Charitable Trust is a charity working to improve the lives of poor and marginalised children in Ghana.
They focus particularly on improving children’s access to quality, early-years education, which involves building better schools and delivering transformational teacher training among other things.
This case study explains the sorts of things they are doing to make sure that their award-winning Transformational Teacher Training programme has the best impact it possibly can on children and teachers in the Ghana.