The Charity IT Association is a registered charity (1168721) and we have a passion for helping charities get the most from their IT. CITA founding members first came together in order to survey the charity sector about their experience of using and managing IT (the report arising from that can be found here).
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 free volunteers who were willing to help them to get more advantage from their IT. Our vision is a world in which charities are able to harness the full potential of technology to increase their potential for good.