Charity Digital Skills Report

Charity Digital Skills Report 2021

James Field, Customer Strategy Director at Smartdesc – non-profit IT specialists – comments on the Charity Digital Skills Report 2021 The Charity Digital Skills Report, now in its fifth year, is an annual report on the charity sector’s use of digital technology and an excellent barometer of support needs, digital skills, and attitudes from across…

Cyber Security

Cyber Essentials for charities and non-profit organisations

Andrew Coyle,  Head of Information Security at Smartdesc, explains how non-profits can achieve Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation to demonstrate their cyber security commitments to funders, supporters and other stakeholders:   What is Cyber Essentials? Cyber Essentials is a government backed certification introduced following concerns that organisations were not putting the basic technical…

Technology and Communications for Charities

Back to the office? How charities can blend technologies to serve remote and office based staff [VIDEO]

Adam Monks, Co-Founder and Director at Smartdesc – Charity IT specialists – discusses how charities and non-profit organisations are planning their communications technology to support a blend of office-based and home-based workers. View the full interview: Or read the following summary:   What technologies have worked well during lockdown? Teams, Zoom and online project management…

Trends for Charity IT in 2021

There is no doubt that the year 2020 put many charities on a steep learning curve with a fast shift to remote working, cloud services and delivery of digital services.  The way that organisations adapted was remarkable, and although the challenges are continuing in 2021, now is also a good time to reassess how IT…