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A Guide to Embarking on Your Journey with CITA

Hello, cherished community member! We're so excited you're considering embarking on your transformative journey in technology with the Charity IT Association (CITA). As a vehicle of hope in the tech world for charities, we understand your needs and we're here to guide you in each step of your adventure!

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Let's take a detailed look at the steps to get you started:

Step 1: Register Your Organisation Free-of-Charge

Your gateway to getting the most out of CITA is straightforward – register your charity with us! All that is required are a few key details about your organisation. Once registered, you can immediately start tapping into our suite of services, all aimed at advancing your cause:

  • CITA Review

  • CITA Advisory

  • CITA Delivery

Step 2: Craft Your Project Brief

Your unique tech needs are crucial; hence comes the vital role of the Project Brief. Try shaping a simple outline of the work that needs to be done and what you're seeking assistance with from a volunteer. Our supportive CITA team will review your brief, get in touch if necessary, and ensure its approved to go live on our platform.

Step 3: Engage with Volunteers

Soon enough, volunteers will express interest in your project! While we strive to provide a shortlist within a week, the application time can vary. Once the applications are in, review them and feel empowered to select the volunteer who you believe will best serve your cause.

Step 4: Nurture Your Partnership

We encourage an introductory session with your chosen volunteer to discuss the project brief in more depth, establish expectations, timelines, and forge a productive working relationship. If you feel the match is not ideal, CITA is at hand to help find a better fit.

Step 5: Collaborate Fruitfully

Once you're satisfied with your chosen volunteer, it's go-time! Draft your Project Agreement, and begin recording your progress using our online system, designed for your convenience.

Step 6: Make a Difference with CITA

CITA depends on donations and grants from you, our valuable community members, to continue providing much-needed support. For charities with an annual income exceeding £50,000, we request a small, one-off administrative contribution when a project commences. For charities with an annual income below this figure, contributions are voluntary. This gesture enhances our capacity to keep serving you effectively.

  • CITA Review: £100

  • CITA Advisory: £250

  • CITA Delivery: £250

Your journey with CITA is more than pairing with an IT expert volunteer; it's about leveraging technology to empower your strategic mission and make a more significant impact!

Thank you for being part of our community. Together, we can achieve even more. Let's transform the world together through the power of charity and technology!

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Learn about CITA’s approach to supporting small and medium charities to harness the full power of technology. Find out about our work providing advice, support, and project delivery services to charities. Register your charity today for free membership with CITA.


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