National Children’s Bureau

National Children’s Bureau Case Study

Digital strategy

About the organisation

For 50 years NCB has been influencing policy and improving practice to build a better childhood, where every child and every young person gets the right support in the right time and place, no matter what challenges they are facing. To do this, NCB builds partnerships across and beyond the children’s sector and trains those who work directly with children, young people and families, to make sure the changes are long-lasting. NCB also runs several specialist membership groups, each uniting the sector to tackle specific issues affecting children.

The challenge

NCB recognised that their organisational strategy and ambitions – ambitions to become more influential; to empower children and young people; to bring organisations together; to build the skills and knowledge of those professionals working with children; and to be seen as a pioneering and high-performing charity – all needed to be supported by modern approaches to digital - both to ensure that NCB’s stakeholders had a great experience of engaging with the charity, and also to ensure that NCB’s technology, business processes and people were working as effectively and efficiently as possible.

Adapta support

NCB therefore appointed Adapta to work with stakeholders from across the organisation to confirm how their ambitions needed to be supported by new digital approaches, and to share examples of digital innovation – from both within and beyond the non-profit sector. With a broad remit – touching upon themes such as technology and data; digital culture, skills and mindset; governance and resources – Adapta’s consultants then worked with NCB to develop a new digital strategy, and agree a roadmap and investment plan for implementation. Related to this, Adapta helped NCB identify the technology ecosystem required to support this strategy, and where each of the component parts – i.e. CRM, learning management systems, web CMS, digital marketing, events management, video conferencing, business intelligence – would be expected to contribute.

National Children’s Bureau,
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National Children’s Bureau
Rachel Rand
Director of Finance and Corporate Services

“I would not embark on any IT project without first meeting with Adapta to understand how they feel they could support me. Over the past 5 years Adapta have worked with NCB as we’ve selected an IT support partner (moving all IT infrastructure to the Cloud), replaced our finance system and most recently as we selected a new HR and payroll system. I have found their guidance, industry knowledge and practical support invaluable and moreover enjoyed our working partnerships. I know my management team feel the same.”

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