ENCLUDE is an independent nonprofit Information Communication Technology (ICT) consultancy service to the Irish Nonprofit Sector.
Having researched the challenges facing the sector with regard to communications and IT at the Centre for Nonprofits at TCD, Eamon decided to create a dedicated Technology Charity with fellow TCD IT graduate Ciaran Hayden. They wanted to focus on building the ICT capacity of the Irish Charity Sector.
Eamon is a software engineer with 25 years development experience in the nonprofit sector. Eamon worked in Portadown, Co. Armagh, for four years and is a founding member of the Garvaghy Road Resident’s Coalition. In 2004, he took up a post at the Debt and Development Coalition Ireland. As their representative on the Make Poverty History Irish campaign, he coordinated the Dublin Rally in June 2005, attended by 20,000 people.
Ciaran brings over 25 years of management, business and technology consulting experience from the commercial sector. He spent two years as a development worker in Cameroon where he set up a computer studies centre. A strong interest in technology for social change led Ciaran to seek opportunities where he could utilise his skills and experience to benefit the nonprofit sector.
ENCLUDE is the first of its kind in Ireland and has delivered services to a wide range of voluntary, community and development organisations. Its mission is to bring affordable, trustworthy systems and IT consultancy to Irish charities and to 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.
ENCLUDE is aligned with the missions of the non-profit organisations and helps to enable non-profit client organisations, through the systematic and innovative use of technology, to give better service to more people.
A key initiative is the www.ENCLUDEit.org website which offers technology products such as Microsoft software at discounts of up to 96% to qualifying charities. ENCLUDE partnered with a major US non-profit technology charity, Techsoup, to develop their Technology Donations Programme. Donor partners include Microsoft, Adobe, Symantec and Cisco.
Our mission is to bring affordable, trustworthy business and ICT consultancy to Irish charities… ENCLUDE is about e-inclusion – the reduction of the digital divide in Irish Society.
Ciaran Hayden & Eamon Stack