Charity Organisational Software
One of our clients who use a FileMaker Pro database are Mendip Community Support. They are a charity who give advice to other charities and voluntary organisations. They provide a wealth of information on funding, financial matters, governance and anything that may be of concern to charitable organisations. They also organise DBS checks (Disclosure and Barring Service), formerly known as CRB checks (Criminal Records Bureau) here in the UK.
The challenges facing Mendip Community Support are those which are prevalent in many charities:
- Lack of funds, requiring therefore a cost-conscious solution
- A largely part-time workforce, meaning that information needed to be centralised and readily available
- Multiple clients, so the data needed careful collation
- Security to protect potentially sensitive information
In short, a central store of data was required, accessible by many. That’s a database!
Voluntary Sector Database
The software we wrote allowed MCS to: