Below are CTT's most recent press releases and media mentions.
Technology 4 Good Awards celebrate charity partnership - Get Connected project honoured with top charity award
13 July 2012
Charity Technology Trust (CTT) and Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) today announced that the Get Connected project has won the "Working Together" award at the Technology4Good Awards. Get Connected is a joint initiative carried out by CTT, SCIE and Lasa. It delivers technology and technology education to adult care home residents and staff across the UK.
More than 1 in 5 charities report cancelled contracts - Charities feel the strain as economic downturn continues
27 February 2012
A new survey commissioned by Charity Bank has revealed that more than 20% of charities have suffered from the cancellation of contracts with businesses and government bodies during the last year. The research, conducted by CTT in January and February this year, polled 386 charity workers across the UK. It exposes the difficulties that charities are facing as cash strapped businesses and government organisations struggle to fulfil business agreements.
SAP uses CTXchange to encourage sustainable business practises amongst charities
23 January 2012
Charity Technology Trust (CTT) has announced that SAP, the world leader in collaborative business software, has added additional products to its technology donation programme, CTXchange. Charities will now have access to more SAP business intelligence and collaboration software packages through a discounted two year license.
Cameras roll on massive collaborative video learning project
9 January 2012
Members of The Charity Learning Consortium are busy filming for a huge collaborative video learning project. All members have been offered a free flip camera to create short pieces of video learning to share with other members of the community. Martin Baker, the founder and CEO of the Consortium, said members had enthusiastically embraced the exciting video challenge.
Flip Video Cameras available through CTXchange while supplies last
14 December 2011
Charity Technology Trust (CTT) has announced the launch of its Flip Video donation scheme through CTXchange. The pocket-sized video cameras will be available through CTT’s technology donation programme to eligible charities and not-for-profit organisations while stocks last.
CTT holds photo competition to mark its 10th anniversary
26 October 2011
CTT is celebrating its ten year anniversary by organising a photography competition open exclusively to charities. The competition, entitled ‘A Day In The Life’, invites entrants to share their stories and capture what a day in the life of their charity means by submitting a snapshot.
SlideRocket joins Charity Technology Trust’s CTXchange programme
13 October 2011
CTT has today announced that SlideRocket, the provider of online presentation software once described as "PowerPoint on steroids," has joined CTT’s technology donation programme, CTXchange. Charities and not-for-profit organisations will be able to access the software as a CTXchange donation.
New AIME Charity Sector Research highlights opportunities around technology led fundraising and engagement
13 October 2011
The Association for Interactive Media & Entertainment (AIME) has today released the results of its inaugural charity sector research, sponsored by the Charity Technology Trust.
CTT partners with eight&four and Wizz-It to broaden charitable organisations’ digital presence
1 September 2011
Charity Technology Trust has announced two new partnerships with digital strategy services provider, eight&four, and DIY website builder, Wizz-It. The two organisations join CTT’s growing network of partners, which includes IT4Communities and LASA. The partnerships are aimed at providing IT solutions, support and services to charities and not for profits.
Microsoft and Charity Technology Trust broaden CTXchange software donation programme for UK charities
28th July 2011
Microsoft Corporation today announced updates to its software donations programme to make it easier for charities to get access to affordable technology. The programme, which has already provided over £47 million worth of software in the UK since 2006, is being expanded to enable more charities to request software donations when they need them at any point in the year.
Citrix joins CTT's CTXchange Programme
15th June 2011
Charity Technology Trust (CTT) has today announced that Citrix’s web hosted service GoToMeeting has joined its technology donation programme, CTXchange. Available to UK Registered Charities and Charitable Housing Associations, eligible organisations will be able to sign up for one year of unlimited online meetings using GoToMeeting.
Citrix GoToMeeting allows organisations to hold meetings securely online with up to 15 participants. After installing the GoToMeeting software on the meeting host's computer, the host can invite users to participate in an online meeting on that can be accessed through any Java-enabled web browser as well as through the phone. The software provides audio for all participants either through free integrated VoIP services or through toll-based phone conferencing using a randomly generated area code and phone number.
First Technology4Good awards deemed a success
15th June 2011
The first ever Technology4Good awards were held in London last week. Organised by AbilityNet with the support of BT and charity sponsors including the Charity Technology Trust (CTT), the awards were a chance to acknowledge charities and businesses whose work enables people to better their lives through the use of IT.
CTT and Microsoft sponsored the Innovation Award, for which We Are What We Do's web tool, Internet Buttons, received the trophy at the awards ceremony. We Are What We Do is the not-for-profit organisation behind the well-known 'I'm Not A Plastic Bag' shopper bag and historic photo sharing site 'Historypin'. Its latest creation is Internet Buttons, a web tool that makes the Internet easy and accessible for anyone overwhelmed by or nervous about getting online.
FluidSurveys joins CTT’s Technology Donation Programme
31st May 2011
CTT today announces that FluidSurveys is the latest technology company to join CTT’s technology donation programme, CTXchange. FluidSurveys’ online survey tool allows organisations to quickly gather and analyse informal data through on-line surveys, forms, or polls.
Charity Technology Trust selects new chief executive from IT industry
15th February 2011
Charity Technology Trust (CTT) today announces the appointment of Richard Craig as its new chief executive. Richard takes over the role from William Hoyle, who is leaving the organisation to set up a new charitable venture.
CTT begins race to get all charities online by 2012
10th June 2010
Charity Technology Trust (CTT) announced yesterday a partnership with Race Online 2012 to help all UK charities have a presence online by 2012.
Race Online 2012 is a landmark challenge led by the Martha Lane Fox, which aims to make the UK one of the first countries in the world to establish a fully online, internet enabled society.
BT and Charity Technology Trust offer charities a new platform for collecting telephone donations
9th March 2010
Charity Technology Trust (CTT) has announced a partnership with BT to enable charities to significantly cut the cost of collecting telephone donations while reducing the risk of theft and fraud with the launch of BT’s SafePay payments system.
BT SafePay is a dedicated automated telephone interactive voice response (IVR) system for securely collecting credit or debit card donations using CTT’s card payment processing system. It enables charities and other organisations to avoid the expense of using call centres and guarantees every call is answered.
Online help for social care organisations
17th December 2009
The Social Care Institute for Excellence is delighted to announce that it will distribute £12 million of investment grants, supporting care providers who don’t currently have good access to the internet. The two-year programme will enable adult care and support providers to access information and communication more effectively.
Get Connected will enable improved access for staff, people who use services and carers, so they can use the internet to communicate, learn and train. Computer literacy, and the internet in particular, are transforming the way we communicate, learn and work. It follows on from the successful launches of SCIE’s Social Care TV and the Dementia Gateway.
Leading charities in the field Lasa and Charity Technology Trust are providing support to ‘Get Connected.’ Lasa will bring technical advice and resources to the project, whilst CTT will be managing the grant-making aspects of the project.
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