Charity IT Association

Objectives

CITA provides services to help charities be more effective through their use of technology

Activities

The Charity IT Association is a team of like-minded groups which have a passion for helping charities get the most from their IT. Some are charities themselves, and others are membership organisations. CITA members first came together in order to survey the charity sector about their experience of using and managing IT.

By talking to mid-sized charities about their experiences, we learned that they were typically under-resourced in the areas of IT, didn't know whom to ask or to trust about their IT problems, and weren't aware of the resources available to them in terms of IT expertise. Through our own individual experiences, the members of CITA were also conscious that many charities have a tactical, rather than strategic, approach to IT.

We therefore set out to create a simple, easy-to-consume entry point for charities to engage with the pro-bono and low-bono partners who were willing to help them to get more advantage from their IT. Our first 'product' is the Tech Surgery, acting as a condensed initial engagement either to help resolve a specific problem, or to help a charities find the right resources to up their game in the exploitation of IT.

Charity sectors

  • Animals / wildlife
  • Arts
  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Campaigning
  • Children / families
  • Community safety / victim support / domestic violence
  • Counselling / advice
  • Criminal justice
  • Education
  • Emergency Services / Armed Forces
  • Environment
  • Faith and ethics
  • Financial inclusion
  • Gardens and parks
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Human rights
  • International development
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender
  • Local / community
  • Men
  • Mental health
  • Museums / heritage
  • Older people / later life
  • Physical disabilities
  • Poverty relief
  • Refugees / migrants
  • Social care
  • Sports
  • Substance misuse
  • Training / employment support
  • Voluntary sector support
  • Women
  • Young people

Other details

Geographical remit: 
National - Britain
Charity registration number: 

Current opportunities

  • Strategic IT Advisor

    Charity IT Association

    London (Central), EC1A 7JN or Remote

    Short term project

    Are you a senior IT manager or advisor? Would you like to use your IT skills and knowledge to help small and medium-sized charities? Read more

    Time commitment: This will require approximately half a day - making initial contact with the charity, conducting the two-hour "Tech Surgery" session by phone.

    Read more Ask a questionApply
  • Previous placements

    Strategic IT Advisor

    IT Researcher

    Strategic IT Advisor

    Charity IT Association seeks Trustee with experience of Business Change projects in a small to medium sized charity.

    For full details please register or log in.