GCD Technologies, a Co Armagh technology firm, has invested £250,000 in new software as it launches its ‘Chariteer’ software.
12 jobs in software development, marketing and customer services will be created over the next 18 months, with an additional eight employees being hired this year.
The firm described the project as the first of its kind available in the third-sector market, stating the new cloud-based platform has been created to help charities not only manage their donors, but to meet a need for greater transparency and trust.
The platform enables charities to communicate the impact personal donations made to their cause by tracking donations through to how they are spent.
GCD Technologies has been providing its services to the third sector for 15 years, increasing its revenue by 65% over the past five years. The company currently employs 30 people.
Managing director of GCD Technologies, Andrew Gough, said: “There is a major gap in the market for a product of this kind. Not only does it provide charities with all the essential tools to manage a growing organisation, such as donor, campaign and donation management, but, uniquely, it connects charities much more closely with donors.
“It enables them to build stronger relationships with them by keeping them informed about what the charity is doing and what the money they are donating is being used for.”