Digital Transformation Charity Fund

Digital Transformation Charity Funding Initiative from Class Networks
Apply for your £5,000 Charity Digital Transformation Fund today!

At Class Networks we’re investing over £1.5 million into a Digital Transformation funding initiative to help not for profits access technology and improve working practices.

We’re offering the first 300 Charities that apply, the opportunity to use £5,000 towards their Digital Transformation strategy*.

Digital Transformation Registration Form

To register for our Digital Transformation Fund please complete the registration form below. Once registered we'll contact you to confirm your eligibility.

 

1 (Have not yet started) - 5 (Have already implemented)

By completing this form you agree to opt-in to receive further information from Class Networks.  We will only use your details to send you relevant information and will not share your details with any third party. You can opt-out from receiving information at any time. Your information will not be shared with any third parties.


So what is Digital Transformation?

Put simply, it’s about changing the way you work by better utilising technology; bringing together IT and communications to empower smarter working. With constrained and changing resources and pressure to ‘do more with less’ Charities must change the way they work. Once the technology is fixed, you can focus on your job and become more productive.  We can provide advice and support to:-

  • Save your charity money
  • Protect your donor data and help to drive fundraising income
  • Improve communication with colleagues and beneficiaries
  • Enhance security and back ups
  • Help to avoid compliance issues
  • Resolve IT issues e.g. access emails and share documents remotely, slow internet connections and old servers

What is a Digital Transformation Strategy?

Class Networks is an expert at helping charities improve productivity by understanding your frustrations and challenges, looking at your technology environment and how people work together. We will help and advise at each stage of your cloud journey, guiding you through each digital stage:-

  1. The Digital Workshop
  2. Your Digital Roadmap
  3. Digital Strategy Implementation

 

Digital Workshop

We will kick start your strategy with a 2 hour workshop with key stakeholders to understand the current situation, future plans and a review of your existing IT infrastructure and operational processes. Don’t worry about the technology simply tell us what’s NOT working and we can help with step 1 of your journey to the cloud!

  • Can’t access emails when out of the office
  • Unreliable connectivity and slow internet connection
  • Lack of control over sharing sensitive data
  • Security and back-up worries
  • Homeworkers and remote workers can’t access documents
  • Unable to share calendars and files
  • Old on-premise servers
  • IT could be better at supporting the organisation

We understand that people are at the heart of change and workshops give employees a voice to provide feedback. It also helps with implementation to create a culture to embrace digital transformation.


Digital Roadmap

Following your workshop, we will summarise the findings and help you to build a business case for changing IT and present this as part of step by step improvement plan. However, it’s not just about the technology or an IT change, it requires a change in culture. We will help you to rethink how you use technology, people and processes to change the way you operate.

The roadmap will present:-

  • Improvements to current working practices and user experience
  • Deliver robust, future proof and secure underlying technology
  • Simplify the supply chain and remove the blame culture
  • Provide an affordable and demonstratable return on investment

Digital Implementation

Our experienced team will work with you as your inhouse resource, designing and scheduling the best plan to implement, migrate, train and support the whole organisation. The successful implementation of any digital strategy will need the backing of your people and optimising your IT & Comms infrastructure. This includes:-

  • Connectivity (broadband and multi-site networking)
  • Voice and Multi-media Communication
  • Cyber Security
  • Cloud IT Infrastructure (Azure)
  • Microsoft Applications (Office 365)
  • Mobility and Device Management

If you would like to know more about our cloud services or have questions about moving to the cloud, we can help! If you are cloud ready or are already in the cloud but unsure if you’re getting the most from your current supplier, please speak to us. As a Microsoft Charity Cloud specialist, we offer a wide range of services including Microsoft Office 365 license, email set-up, data migration, security and training.

Email - contact@classnetworks.com


Adoption UK – How moving to the Cloud and using digital technology has helped make a difference to their cause

Adoption UK have truly embraced digital transformation across their charity to increase response times, training support and overall help to adoptive parents and social workers. This is a fantastic example of how Class Networks can help charities to embrace technology to improve teamwork and productivity; and ultimately drive greater social impact.

Read about the positive impact that digital technology has had on a normal working day at Adoption UK 

Adoption UK

“The biggest difference is that now I can access all the documents I need, wherever I am, on whatever tablet, laptop or phone I’m using. It also means carrying less equipment which is good for practical and physical reasons! However, the most rewarding aspect of being able to access documents 'on the go' is that I can be more responsive to the needs of the adoptive parents and social workers. If a thought comes into my head 'oh I have a film, document, flyer that explains that topic', I can access it on the spot. Even without WIFI; OneDrive means things like this are now possible".

Phillipa Williams, Adoption UK


Cloud Packages from Class Networks

Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider

We have several Cloud packages to fit the needs and budgets of all charities. Choose the most suitable version of Microsoft Office 365 and add optional extras for security and back up or select our ‘All-in-One’ Cloud Complete package.

 

Microsoft TEAMS

Chat, call, collaborate and meet with Microsoft Teams, as part of Office 365, and access heaps of services through the Teams hub and more:-

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- Chat, call & meet across devices inc. mobile
- File and screen sharing
- Instant Messaging
- Track project notes, files, chat and meetings in 1 place
- Audio, web and video conferencing
- Cloud recording of meetings
- Advanced call management e.g. call routing, auto attendant and reporting

We are now offering Teams Training so please get in touch if you would like more details:-

Email Class Networks at contact@classnetworks.com



Who is Class Networks?

Class Networks is a leading provider of IT, Cloud and communications technology. We understand that charities do amazing work because we've been working with them since 1989! Trusted by over 1,000 voluntary sector organisations across the UK, our solutions deliver improvements in productivity, security and sustainability. We are committed to making technology accessible for all charities, empowering employees for smarter working and providing straightforward and honest advice to help drive greater social impact.

Other services include implementation and management of Cloud Computing, Security, Hosted Voice (VoIP), Mobile, Broadband, Fixed and Inbound call management and video conferencing technology.

*Terms & Conditions

The Digital Transformation Strategy Funding offer is available until 31st December 2020. Registrations received by 31st December 2020 will be counted. The offer is only available to registered UK charities. Those registered will receive an Application form, which must be completed and submitted to Class Networks to apply for funding. All charity applicants will be notified in writing within 1 week of receipt of application, to communicate if funding has been approved or declined. Eligibility for the funding will be based on a set and agreed criteria on the application form. Only single use Application per charity is permitted.

Approved charity applications can select to exchange all or part of the £5k fund offer against specified Class Networks Digital Transformation Strategy services. Funding can only be used against services from Class Networks and must be agreed with a written order placed within 12 months of the application approval date. Services provided by the Class Networks Digital Transformation Strategy funding are subject to availability, are non-transferable and non-exchangeable. Funding cannot be exchanged for monetary value, a cash alternative or any other item. All published prices are subject to change without prior notice. The Digital Transformation Funding initiative is wholly owned and is the intellectual property of Class Networks. Class Networks reserves the right as its sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of this agreement or offer an alternative service if the current options are not available.

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