Ashley Smith-Hammond

Nonprofit cultural organisations in Scotland can get big discounts on software, email marketing and more.   

Digital Tools: Episode 1 – The Technology Trust from Culture Republic on Vimeo.

With the non-stop pace of technological development, keeping up to speed with the latest tools and platforms can feel like a challenge for cultural organisations. It’s worth it though. The right tech can make a serious difference, helping you to boost your reach, streamline your day-to-day operations and save money.

We’re kicking off a four-part series that will take a look at some of the tools and services that have helped us. We hope you’ll find some of them as helpful as we have. If you’ve any to add or you’ve used some of the tools yourselves, we’d love to hear about your experiences! 

Get a digital discount with the Technology Trust

The Technology Trust was set up in 2001 to make access to technology smooth and simple for charities. To date, they’ve helped nonprofits save £180 million. They currently support over 27,000 groups. Cultural and arts organisations like yours should make sure to reap the benefits. Culture Republic’s been a member for years and we can attest to the advantages.

What’s on offer?

Helping nonprofits upgrade their software and hardware is the main focus for the Technology Trust. Their tt-exchange initiative is one-of-a-kind in the UK, offering savings of up to 96% on tech products from Microsoft, Adobe, Symantec and more. From vital office solutions like spreadsheets and word processing software to antivirus protection and digital design tools, they cover a wide spectrum.

Cultural organisations can also access email marketing tools with tt-mail. It’s lower cost for non-profits and features tools designed for charities’ communications. tt-mail even throws personal support from a marketing specialist for its users.

For those of you soliciting donations, tt-giftaid makes collecting Gift Aid on charitable contributions stress-free while tt-forex streamlines overseas payment transactions, making them transparent and straightforward.

There are some restrictions. You need to be a registered charity to take advantage of the service. But if you meet that bar, the Technology Trust could save you money and make you more efficient.

It’s a no-brainer for nonprofits who want to worry less about tech and more about their mission.

Did you find this video useful? Got something more to add? Join in the conversation #CRresources

Tune in next week for Episode 2 – Google for Non-profits


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