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December 14, 2021

Connecting Charities Together

Charitable institutions are great for society. With the purest of intentions, they help needy people and make the world a better place. But just because something is great, doesn't mean we can’t improve it any further. Tom Neill, Founder of Time to Spare, developed a way to improve social impact by connecting charities together. Continue reading this article and find out how transparency improves how these institutions work. 

Charitable institutions are great for society. With the purest of intentions, they help needy people and make the world a better place. But just because something is great, doesn't mean we can’t improve it any further. Tom Neill, Founder of Time to Spare, developed a way to improve social impact by connecting charities together. Continue reading this article and find out how transparency improves how these institutions work. 

 “It’s difficult to find out information about what local charities are doing because there's no good central source of that data” - Tom Neill

Tom was a consultant for Oliver Wyman, where he learned a few coding skills. But as he started working with charitable institutions, he found out that these organizations faced a lot of challenges managing and collecting data on their impact. There wasn't enough information on what they were doing, who they were working with, and what activities they were organizing. 

Needless to say that the investors behind these charities also do not know where their money is going and how much impact is being generated by their contributions.

In the United Kingdom alone, the government is spending over 16 Billion pounds on charities. Some money is given to grants, some are given as support to charities in a particular area, but the fact remains, they don’t have enough data on where that money does and the kind of impact that it generates. 

This is why Tom developed software that would connect charities, users, and the government together.

For charities, the software has a Community Activity Management System that records what they are doing and who they are working with. The primary goal is visibility so that investors, if they choose to, can track the impact of the money that they are contributing. 

But this software is also able to track other charities as well for referral programs. If someone in need went to a charity that could not accommodate their needs, using this program will allow that charity to see any nearby charities that could help that particular person. 

For the government, which is the primary source of income for most charities, using Time to Spare gives them the ability to track where their money is going. This information can help them make better decisions going forward on where to allocate money. It also gives them choices and visibility on charities that can cater to anything that they want to outsource. 

But more importantly, local governments can now point people in the right direction as to what charitable organization they need to approach appropriate to their needs. 

With this collaboration between charities and the government, the impact will be multiplied. If everyone would be using this software, the local government would be able to help people better and more accurately. So be sure to check out Time to Spare and be part of an ecosystem that improves the world one step at a time.

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