On Friday, 9 August 2019 in MAST News, Our News

MAST ICT were proud to sponsor Chase Live, the No. 1 leadership conference for NFPs, held in central London at the beginning of July. Our Director Martin Thompson delivered a timely presentation entitled ‘Product or Platform – Choosing a New Membership or Fundraising System’. Decision-making about future investments in systems has always been critical for

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On Friday, 21 June 2019 in Our News

Sodalitas CRM is widely used by Trade Unions and other not-for-profit bodies in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. With so many users, Sodalitas is a key part of the CRM landscape for NFPs. Here’s how it came to be so important. The roots of CRM are in a digital evolution of a Rolodex

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On Friday, 14 June 2019 in Our News

We’re delighted to be sponsoring chase Live on Thursday 4th July at The Brewery, London. A free event for leaders and managers of non-profit organisations, chase brings together professionals from a range of NFP associations, charities and membership bodies. On the day a mixture of keynote speeches, Ted-style talks and roundtables will highlight best practice

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On Wednesday, 12 June 2019 in Our News

The biggest name in commercial CRM systems is Salesforce which now has an estimated 25% of the global CRM market*. With huge corporate users like American Express, Vodafone, Coca-Cola, L’Oréal and British Airways you might think ‘what’s Salesforce got to do with NFPs?’. The answer is ‘a lot’ because of four main factors: 1. Salesforce

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Membership organisation team working planning CRM database
On Tuesday, 16 April 2019 in Our News

Today’s data landscape It’s a simple fact that data proliferates over time. Organisations of all kinds gather more data every time there’s a click, a transaction or other interaction in the digital space. The challenge for leaders is to make sure their teams are using this ever-growing bank of data effectively. That’s why a CRM

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On Wednesday, 27 March 2019 in MAST News, Our News

On 2nd May 2019, we will be joining the elite of Membership Organisations at this year’s Membership Excellence 2019 conference, taking place at the Novotel London West Hotel. As a key supplier for the Membership Organisation and trade union sectors, having worked with organisations such as English Heritage, The Woodland Trust and Royal Horticultural Society,

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Collection donations - balloons spelling the word Donate
On Friday, 11 January 2019 in MAST News, Our News

The importance of collecting donations for charities and not-for-profit organisations Charities and NFP organisations exist to support and raise funds for specific causes from donkeys in Egypt to historic buildings, from hospices to raising awareness about debilitating diseases, from refugees in war-torn countries to homeless people in the UK. Many depend almost entirely on donations

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On Tuesday, 11 December 2018 in MAST News, Our News

What is Gift Aid? Gift Aid gives a charity an extra 25p for every £1 donated. HMRC Gift Aid is a scheme that allows registered charities to reclaim tax on a donation made by UK taxpayers. A registered charity can claim Gift Aid using a spreadsheet or eligible software. For larger third-sector organisations processing claims

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Andy explains NG
On Wednesday, 25 July 2018 in Our News

If you’re a CARE-NG user and you’re anything like the CARE-NG users I talk to, you probably have some frustrations with the way it works. You may have some functionality that really needs to work differently, or even some new functionality to add. Perhaps you’re finding that the pace of change at your charity is

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