Charities & Non-Profit Organisations
Charities and non-profit organisations are fundamental in building public trust, providing services to the community and enriching society.
At the forefront of the many political, social and economic challenges they face is funding. Like businesses the vast majority of charities and not-for-profit organisations are small with low income making them reliant on the generosity of donations to operate. While the organisations themselves strive to make their voices heard, the public are calling for transparency - wanting access to information alongside insight and understanding on how charities are managed, what their money is being spent on and how its transforming lives.
What we’ve learnt at Carbon Six Digital is that charities and non-profit organisations are well placed to pioneer leading-edge platforms to engage, educate and effect change, ensuring that the government’s vision for a "shared society" involves the voluntary sector.
We work closely with charities and non-profit associations to help them gain insight and transform and deliver websites that raise awareness of their cause, engage new audiences and communicate complex concepts effectively.
Our work has included the development of public-facing marketing and micro-sites, creation of e-commerce sites for merchandise, development of internal staff extranet, and full intensive site audits providing reporting and recommending how systems can be improved.
Some of our recent clients in this sector
Case Study: Sports Leaders UK
We built a learning portal for Sports Leaders UK for customers within the education sector.
Sports Leaders UK provides nationally recognised leadership awards and qualifications that help people develop essential life skills such as organisation, motivation, communication and working with others. As an OFQUAL awarding body Sports Leaders UK’s qualifications are recognised as part of the KS3, KS4 and KS5 curriculum providing learners with an independently assessed measure of knowledge, skill and volunteering.
Carbon Six Digital have worked with Sports Leaders since 2009. Our original brief was to take over the support of the existing public facing marketing site from a previous incumbent agency. Since then our relationship has grown and diversified and to date includes:
- Development of several new versions of each of the Sports Leaders digital properties;
- Infrastructure hosting and support for the web tier;
- Development of resource for digital marketing activities including social media and email marketing;
- Provision of consultancy on the development and implementation of a new company wide CRM and ERP system using Microsoft Dynamics, advising on the impact on the web tier and integration with Umbraco.
Sports Leaders have a number of Umbraco websites all hosted from a single Umbraco instance hosted on their own Amazon cloud server managed by Carbon Six Digital.
The Sports Leaders suite of websites provide:
- A public facing marketing site
- Online ecommerce system for sale of merchandise
- A secure members area for Learners (providing access to learning resources and special offers) and Tutors (providing access to Tutor Resource Packs and other learning resources as well as self-service ROA’s and certificates for awards)
- An online eforms service to enable forms to be sent direct to Sports Leaders
- A staff extranet
- Microsites for campaigns at certain key times
Awards & Qualifications database
The Awards & Qualifications database on the public website provides marketing information to engage schools and colleges to deliver Sports Leaders qualifications. Awards and qualifications are categorised by their qualifications framework (QCF or SCQF). This section of the site is currently being redeveloped to integrate an online quotation and ordering system to integrate with Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
Using TeaCommerce the Sports Leaders eCommerce engine enables customers to order Sports Leaders branded merchandise. The system integrates with SagePay for card processing services and with the internal database of Sports Leaders fulfillment company, enabling seamless end-to-end ordering with little human intervention from Sports Leaders staff.
Tutor training course booking
Tutors must attend an appropriate tutor training course prior to delivering a Sports Leaders qualification. The course booking system is integrated with the Awards & Qualifications database to signpost potential tutors to the appropriate course and enable them to request a reservation.
This secure members area provides a learning resource database where Learners can download PDF and other resources. User logins are managed through integrations with Sports Leaders CRM systems. We also provide a Premium Membership service, integrated with PayPal, where older learners can choose to pay to access additional resources. The Learners Association also has integrations with the national volunteering opportunities database Do-It.
This secure members area provides information and guidance notes to existing tutors. Once a tutor has attended a tutor training course, they are granted access to the appropriate Tutor Resource Pack for that course, providing guidance, learning outcomes, assessment criteria and downloadable learning resources.
Through the Tutor Association we also enable tutors to produce personalised PDF based Records of Achievement and certificates for awards. These are based on information fed from the Sports Leaders qualifications database.
What our customers say…
STOP THE TRAFFIK
“It was such a pleasure working with Paul. I felt that Paul didn't just seek to understand the scope of the project, but the vision of STOP THE TRAFFIK and how that was expressed through the project. He delivered 2 microsites within a tight budget, against tight deadlines and working with an existing brand whilst giving the projects their own fresh look.”
Tell us about your charity project
We love to help Charities and Non-Profits with building new Umbraco sites or supporting existing sites. Fill in your details below and one of our team will get in contact as soon as possible. If you prefer to write us a note, then send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.