ENCLUDE is an independent nonprofit IT consultancy service to the Irish Nonprofit Sector. It was established in 2006 and is a charity itself. It has delivered services to a wide range of voluntary, community and development organisations.
ENCLUDE's starting point is the mission of the nonprofit organisation, its language is English and its aim is to enable nonprofit organisations, through the systematic use of technology, to give better service to more people. ENCLUDE staff bring their extensive experience of both the nonprofit and the commercial sectors to bear on their projects.
The ENCLUDE mission is thus to bring affordable, trustworthy systems and IT consultancy to Irish charities and make available the benefits of ICT in terms of performance improvement, operation efficiency and the better use of donor funds. ENCLUDE is about e-inclusion - the reduction of the digital divide in Irish Society.
Martin Cullen TD, Minister for Social and Family Affairs, formally launched ENCLUDEit - Technology Donations for Irish Nonprofits - on December 12th 2007 at 15 St. Stephen's Green. Present were Paul Rellis, Managing Director of Microsoft Ireland, Austin McCabe, CEO Symantec Europe, Michael Galvin of CISCO Ireland and a large gathering of nonprofit organisations. The Minister emphasised the importance of this programme and congratulated Ciaran and Eamon on the development of ENCLUDE and the ENCLUDEit Programme.
ENCLUDE has partnered with the major US nonprofit technology charity TechSoup to bring you the ENCLUDEit Donations Programme which provides donated software from Microsoft, SAP and Symantec and donated hardware from Cisco, to Irish nonprofits through its ENCLUDEit.org donation portal.
The values of this organisation are:
- To address the national problem of digital disadvantage by systematically developing the capacity of nonprofit organisations to deliver e-inclusion
- To put the interest of the nonprofit organisation at the heart of the service
- To use plain English and to avoid jargon or techno-speak
- To bridge and harmonise the nonprofit and IT cultures