Software provider and consultancy thankQ has donated a copy of its thankQ CRM system to the Charity Employees Benevolent Fund (CEBF) as part of its corporate social responsibility activities. CEBF paid a nominal £1 for the system.
Rose Farris, CSR Manager at thankQ, said: “CSR is certainly not a box ticking exercise. ThankQ people take great pride in working for a company that genuinely believes in giving back. It’s part of the fabric of who we are.”
CEBF was launched in 2009 to support the 650,000 plus charity employees in the UK. It provides advice and financial assistance in times of hardship, acting as a safety net for charity employees and their families when in need.
It will start with a single user system to assist in its fundraising, mailing and donor management processes, trust application processes and grant administration, and will add functionality as the organisation matures.
John Bird, Managing Director of thankQ, explained why CEBF had been singled out for support. He said: “As thankQ operates almost exclusively in the not for profit sector it can be difficult to find opportunities to demonstrate goodwill towards causes which do not appear
unfair to our existing customers. We feel that the CEBF’s role, with the potential to provide benefit to all of our customers as individuals, gives us a great opportunity to give something back to the sector.”
ThankQ works with other grantmaking benevolent organisations, including Civil Society Benevolent Fund, the Bank Workers Charity, the Charity Finance Directors Group, the Musicians Benevolent Fund and motor industry fund BEN.
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