Assemble + Epilepsy Action: The importance of a consistent volunteer journey 

Case Study, Features, Productivity

Katie Taaffe

Whatever the product or service – retailer, restauranteur or SaaS provider – delivering a consistent and authentic experience is what keeps consumers coming back. Have you ever wondered why it is that you love how your local cafe churns out the same silky oat flat white every time? It’s every carefully considered element of that process that works for you….the …

Assemble lands on The Digital Marketplace 

Uncategorised

Katie Taaffe

Assemble has once again secured a position on The Digital Marketplace – the Crown Commercial Service’s G-Cloud 13 framework.  G-Cloud 13, launches on November 9th, 2022, to replace G-Cloud 12. Its purpose is to improve the government’s commercial activity, making it faster and easier for UK central government departments and public sector bodies to procure qualified cloud software and associated …

The volunteer journey: What is it? And why is it important?

Uncategorised

Katie Taaffe

The ‘volunteer journey’ has become more than just another sector buzzword. In fact, it’s is a phrase we’ve grown to love and has earned a well-deserved spot in change-making discussions amongst leaders in the voluntary sector.  What is the volunteer journey?  The volunteer journey typically represents the series of engagements between a volunteer and a charity or nonprofit from beginning …

How can charities and nonprofits prevent a cyber-attack? 

Cyber security, Data Management, Security

Katie Taaffe

 In a recent survey conducted by Third Sector and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) just half of nonprofit respondents were fully aware of the potential consequences of a cyber-attack on charities and 70% had no plans to deliver cyber security training in the next six months. A lack of action, knowledge, training and confidence among nonprofit organisations around cyber …

The Access Group acquires DutySheet Ltd. (Assemble) and expands its focus in the Not For Profit sector

News, Nonprofit, Public Sector, Technology in third sector

Katie Taaffe

The Access Group, one of the leading providers of business management software for small and mid-sized organisations in the UK, Ireland, and Asia Pacific, today announced the acquisition of DutySheet Ltd, trading as Assemble and DutySheet, a leading provider of cloud-based volunteer management software to hundreds of charities and public sector organisations.    The business will be incorporated into The Access …

Q&A: Behind the doors of Abbotsford House with Volunteer Coordinator Karen O’Brien-Barrett 

News, Nonprofit, Recruitment, Retention, Technology in third sector

Katie Taaffe

As we begin to step into a new post-pandemic phase, there is a sense of hope and optimism in the volunteering community. After several years of uncertain and unpredictable times, it seems what we are craving most of all is “business as usual.” Volunteer teams are firing on all cylinders to get back on track since funding gaps and the …

Assemble achieves ISO 27001:13 certification 

Data Management, Governance, News, Procurement, Public Sector, Security, Uncategorised

Katie Taaffe

We are proud to announce that after a rigorous independent audit by BSI, Assemble has been awarded with the prestigious, internationally recognised information security standard certificate ISO 27001:2013.   ISO 27001:2013 is the international standard for Information Security Management. It provides a best practice framework for companies to comply with confidentiality, integrity and legal compliance, providing confidence that the appropriate …

App overload? The power of a single volunteer management system

Digital Transformation, Features, Nonprofit, Public Sector

Katie Taaffe

Digital technology is designed and intended to help employees be more productive. However, a surplus of workplace applications — dubbed as app overload — could, in fact, cause the opposite effect. By switching between apps throughout the day, employees are less efficient and more likely to miss messages, actions, and deadlines.  In a survey among 2,000 workers from the US, UK, and Australia, 69% …

4 things to consider before buying a volunteer management system

Digital Transformation, News, Nonprofit, Procurement, Public Sector

Katie Taaffe

Getting started with a digital transformation of any kind is so much more than simply selecting and implementing a new piece of software. As well as overcoming a number of potential barriers to getting your project started, further challenges around attitudes to adoption, changes to process and organisation-wide culture can play a significant role in its success.   So, what should you consider when …

How is technology shaping volunteer management?

Digital Transformation, Features, Productivity, Technology in third sector

Katie Taaffe

Technology. Resist it as some of us might try, it’s there. Popping up in every workplace, every home, every commute, every school, every device. The connected world is an essential part of how we live – especially since the pandemic -and has enabled us the freedom of flexible working on a global scale. It’s a fast and furious sector that can barely keep …