• Our Autumn 2021 Newsletter is now available to download    |
  • The complete Bridge to the Future boxset is now available to view - here    |
  • Adaptive approach to information security - view the updated guide here    |

Adapta's Video Streaming

Discover more about Adapta Consulting and our team of specialists. Our video streams offer insights into our thinking behind many of the issues affecting charities as they embark on important change programmes. Click on the image to start the video clips.

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Bridge to the Future: the future of non-profit CRM, data and digital

Joined by a host of friends, all specialists in their fields, we have cast our gaze into the future, to share our thoughts on how the use of technology solutions by non-profit organisations might change over the next decade, and what things might look like in 2030.

Bridge to the Future features 6 short films released via Adapta’s YouTube channel each week during the Spring. Our guest speakers have been provided merely with a theme – within the context of ‘the future of non-profit technology’ and asked to contribute their own thoughts using this theme. Themes, include:

Episode 1

Back to the future

Iain Pritchard, Adapta Consulting

2021: A review
Episode 2

We are not alone

Dan Lockeretz, UnLtd

The commercial influence
Episode 3

Are you experienced?

Jonathan Cook, Insight-ful

The supporter/customer experience
Episode 4

Too much information

Jo Fulford, Associate Consultant, Adapta Consulting

How we will manage the change
Episode 5

Culture club

Mark Abbott, Adapta Consulting

How to cope with the data
Episode 6

Back to the beginning

Keith Collins and Iain Pritchard, Adapta Consulting

Adapta’s predictions

Bridge to the Future: The next non-profit workplace

To build on our 6-episode Bridge to the Future boxset which focussed on the future of technology in the non-profit sector, we are releasing two additional ‘bonus’ episodes which will explore the next non-profit workplace - with a particular focus on people and technology.

Episode 1

People in the workplace

Philippa Webster & Beverley Howard, Associate Consultants, Adapta Consulting

People in the workplace
Episode 2

Technology in the workplace

Ingrid Jack, Associate Consultant, Adapta Consulting

Technology in the workplace
Episode 1

Back to the future

Iain Pritchard, Adapta Consulting

2021: A review
Episode 2

We are not alone

Dan Lockeretz, UnLtd

The commercial influence
Episode 3

Are you experienced?

Jonathan Cook, Insight-ful

The supporter/customer experience
Episode 4

Too much information

Jo Fulford, Associate Consultant, Adapta Consulting

How we will manage the change
Episode 5

Culture club

Mark Abbott, Adapta Consulting

How to cope with the data
Episode 6

Back to the beginning

Keith Collins and Iain Pritchard, Adapta Consulting

Adapta’s predictions

Bridge to the Future: The next non-profit workplace

To build on our 6-episode Bridge to the Future boxset which focussed on the future of technology in the non-profit sector, we are releasing two additional ‘bonus’ episodes which will explore the next non-profit workplace - with a particular focus on people and technology.

Episode 1

People in the workplace

Philippa Webster & Beverley Howard, Associate Consultants, Adapta Consulting

People in the workplace
Episode 2

Technology in the workplace

Ingrid Jack, Associate Consultant, Adapta Consulting

Technology in the workplace

Adaptive Approach to Software Selection

The primary technical purpose of a contract is to define the legal obligations and entitlements of the parties involved. However, when it comes to contracts for Information systems products or services the primary purpose should be to define the projects roles and responsibilities, the expectations on both sides - and so in a way to flesh out the skeleton of the project plan. After all a contract is a project document. Adapta's Iain Pritchard explains.

Making good choices – Software selection for Schools

Schools, in common with other organisations, depend on good information to make better business decisions. In the drive for more efficiency and effectiveness, good technology can bring huge benefits – but also huge risks. Finding the right software – and the right supplier – for your school can be a challenge. In our latest video Adapta's Iain Pritchard explains the right approach needed when selecting software for schools. The supporting article is also available to download.

A guide to CRM systems for not-for-profit organisations

Our updated CRM systems guide details suppliers and software packages that are capable of meeting many of the key requirements for effectively managing relationships. Adapta's Paul Sypko explains some of the notable changes that have occurred over the last couple of years.

What is 'Agile' project management?

Agile methodologies are becoming increasingly popular, and the word "agile" has become a buzzword in connection with delivering projects – but what exactly is Agile methodologies and what changes do NFP's need to make to use agile approaches effectively? Adapta's Libby Hare explains.

Processes, People and Technology

Well it's no accident that our strapline is incorporated in to our logo – these are the three areas that are key to achieving operational effectiveness. Most people tend to include the 'People' element first, but we believe Processes, People and Technology is the correct order when thinking about information systems and technology. Adapta's Iain Pritchard explains why.

Reflections on the evolution of CRM

CRM has changed massively over recent years. People now take for granted that information will be available to them in a number of different forms and expectations have never been higher. The centre of gravity has moved away from the technologists in organisations and much more towards the users of information in terms of setting the agenda and what the requirements are. Organisations that are going to be successful in the future are those that meet the expectations being set outside their organisation and not in it. Iain Pritchard reflects on how CRM has evolved in helping organisations meet strategic objectives.