GCD launches new fund-raising platform for charities - and creates 12 jobs

Launching the new Chariteer platform for charities are (from left) Emma Kerr, marketing director of the company, Andrew Cuthbert, technical director of GCD Technologies, David Hall, international operations manager of the charity Fields of Life, and Andrew Gough, managing director of GCD Technologies

FAST-growth software company GCD Technologies has signed up some of the north's best-known third-sector organisations for its new cloud-based platform which has the potential to revolutionise how fundraising charities engage with their donors and supporters.

Chariteer, which has been developed at the local software company's Craigavon base, has been launched into the market, having been trialled and adopted by a number of leading charities including Fields of Life and Drop Inn.

The fundraising platform, the first of its kind available to third sector organisations, helps charities not only manage their donors, but to meet a need for greater transparency and trust.

By tracking donations through to how they are spent, the platform enables charities to communicate the impact that personal donations make to their cause.

It represents an investment of £250,000 by GCD Technologies ( and is the latest offering from the expanding business, which has increased its revenues by more than 65 per cent in just the past five years.

As a result of its continuing growth, GCD is creating 12 jobs in software development, marketing and customer services in addition to eight new positions being hired for this year, which will bring its total payroll to 50.

The firm's managing director Andrew Gough said: “There's a major gap in the market for this kind of product.

“Not only does it provide charities with all the essential tools they need to manage their organisation, such as donor, campaign and donation management, but uniquely it connects them much closely with their donors and enables them to build stronger relationships with them."

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