Assemble announces integration with Access Charity CRM

Features, News

Katie Taaffe

Our market leading volunteer management solution became part of The Access Group family in June 2022. We are now thrilled to announce the integration between Assemble and Access Charity CRM.    The complimentary products, which sit side-by-side in our Not For Profit Division, each provides specialist functionality for donor and volunteer management and together will empower customers with an even more …

Security essentials for any Volunteer Management System

Data Management, Governance, Security, Technology in third sector

Katie Taaffe

Recruitment, retention and reporting features are some of the leading benefits of a Volunteer Management System, but what truly underpins any robust software is its foundations and infrastructure. Here are some of our most commonly asked questions around Security.  How do I know if my volunteer management software is secure?  Ensuring your data remains safe and secure requires a combination …

Top 5 tips for your volunteer engagement strategy

engagement, Retention

Wendy Halley

We’re approaching that time of year when those new year’s resolutions lead to a surge in volunteer applications. Across the sector, volunteering departments will be sifting through all of these offers of help. But recruiting volunteers is just the start. Keeping them engaged can be more of a challenge. So here are five tips for a great volunteer engagement strategy. …

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 


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?


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 …