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 …

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 …

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 …

The volunteering digital transformation has arrived

Digital Transformation, Micro volunteering, News, Virtual volunteering

Katie Taaffe

Volunteering is experiencing a digital evolution. This evolution has been accelerated by the events of the past year. The constraints of lockdown and their introduction of more remote working has caused many people to rethink the way they use their time, including their availability to volunteer. If we can’t meet or run activities in person then we have to find …

Volunteer Management Software

How can volunteer management software improve productivity?

Digital Transformation, News, Productivity, Recruitment, Retention

Katie Taaffe

Find out how Assemble can create an engaging workspace for your volunteering teams to collaborate and communicate more easily than ever. Request a demo with one of our Digital Transformation Experts.

When CRM systems are not enough…go Assemble!

Data Management, Features, News

Katie Taaffe

CRM’s (customer relationship management) systems are a great digital asset for not-for-profit organisations. They are superb at tracking and engaging with large numbers of donors, which in turn enables fundraising efforts to continually grow.  The likes of Access Charity CRM, Microsoft Dynamics and Salesforce are great examples of how to do CRM Software beautifully. Their user-friendly cloud platforms offer endless …

How to keep volunteers engaged

engagement, News

Katie Taaffe

According to the UK Civil Society Almanac, 64-75 year olds represent 42% of those volunteering for charities and also those that are most likely to volunteer frequently. Right now, with the government’s new social distancing measures in place, many of those will fall into the ‘vulnerable’ category, finding themselves not only unable to volunteer, but to step foot outside their …

What features should a volunteer management system have?

News, Recruitment

Katie Taaffe

Over the past few years, Assemble’s volunteer management software has been adopted by many of the UK’s largest charities, who are currently putting its many features to work. Our continual development with our not-for-profit customers, as well as a long history with the UK’s Police Forces (via our older sibling DutySheet), has enabled us to truly understand what both Volunteer …