Charitable foundations and technology companies

As head of Charity Digital, I often meet with tech companies of all sizes looking to engage with charities. In addition to helping them with starting a donation programme, I also find that I play the role of a coach, acting as a link between businesses and charities. The tech sector has a strong history of linking with charitable foundations and even though Bill Gates didn’t start his own foundation until he left Microsoft, he still provides a good example of how successful technology companies can drive and support charitable missions of their own. Salesforce, Huddle and Adobe are all…
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‘The Digital Edge’ – using IT in the third sector

The Digital Edge Digital technology impacts every aspect of the lives of people in the UK. Ever since the introduction of the computer, digital technology has been used to improve the way organisations work. In the second decade of the 21st century however, it’s moved out of the basements of large companies and arrived at centre stage in the lives of ordinary people both at home and at work. Whether they are addicted to Facebook and Twitter, or simply want to know the time of the next bus, digital technology has become so commonplace that in many instances its presence…
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