E-Signatures and how they can help your charity

DocuSign is a cloud-based company allowing traditionally paper-based processes to be done digitally.

This article runs through the various ways it can help your charity save money, storage space and difficulty, giving you more time to focus on whats truly important to your organisation.

Both a standard and business edition are now available in the tt-exchange catalogue at heavily discounted rates so take a look here if you’re interested in finding out more.

How a small Scottish charity is using “Rolls-Royce software”

The Dumfries and Galloway Family History Society is a charity that promotes the study of family history across three counties in Southwest Scotland. Due to the nature of modern research, having computers available for researchers is essential.

“Having been able to upgrade all our computers means that we’re all singing off the same songsheet, whether we are here or working outside or at home – there are no issues with file conversions, etc.”

Success Story: covering the hardest costs to fund with IT

“We need up-to-date software to avoid compatibility issues. We have to operate in the real world and we have people charging around with laptops everywhere; we simply must have decent security.”

“This is all core software: there’s nothing sexy about it, and that’s the virtue of the donation scheme. It helps us with our basic operating costs, and these are often the hardest costs to fund. It’s been hugely valuable to us.”

Securing Britain’s animal welfare champions with Bitdefender

The Hull and East Riding branch of the RSPCA has recently undertaken a complete overhaul of their internal IT systems thanks to donations arranged through the tt-exchange programme.

“The centre deals with rehabilitation and rehoming,” explains Alison Ripley, the branch’s General Manager. “We see cruelty, neglect and abandonment, but we try hard to play a preventative role rather than simply coming in after the event.”

What would you like to know about IT?

We’ve been scratching our heads trying to think about how we can better help charities and nonprofits get to grips with the digital world.

And, after a string of heated debates in darkened rooms, late-night meetings and early-morning discussions, we’ve come up with a plan of action for the content we produce in the coming 12 months.

If there’s anything that you’d be particularly interested in learning about, let us know and we’ll try to make sure we cover it!

10 steps to protect your charity

The government recently put together a list of 10 steps to help organisations protect themselves in cyberspace.

According to their own statistics, 60% of SMEs and 81% of large companies were subject to some form of cyber attack in 2014.