The Access Group has acquired DutySheet, a provider of cloud-based volunteer management software to hundreds of charities and public sector organisations.

The business management software giant said the deal expands its focus on the not-for-profit sector.

Surrey business DutySheet will be incorporated into The Access Group’s non-profit and education division, which delivers software supporting over 10,000 public sector, charity and educational organisations in the UK and Ireland.

In particular the addition of Assemble, its volunteering solution for the charity sector, to Access’s software offering will be the latest in a series of solutions that provide a unique, connected software experience for Not For Profit organisations in the UK following the launch of Access Workspace for Charities.

“The acquisition of DutySheet Ltd proves once again our dedication to supporting our customers in making a greater impact on their causes, offering end-to-end solutions that improve their core mission and operations, whether that’s greater awareness-raising, increased donations and other fundraising activity, better relationships with their volunteers, or more efficiency,” said Simon Baines, managing director of Access Non-Profit and Education.

“Today’s charity leaders recognise the growing importance that technology plays as they recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. By integrating Assemble’s volunteer management system into our connected donor management software, Access Workspace for Charities, we can create an unrivalled technology proposition for the sector.

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“Our continued investment into the charity sector is matched by our passion for Giving Back, including the Access Charity of the Year initiatives and The Access Foundation, which is focused on making a real difference in people’s lives by awarding grants to charities that make a valuable and measurable positive impact.”

Ben Hayes, co-founder of DutySheet, commented: “Having met the team at Access we believe we have found a company with a similar ethos to our own and see exciting times ahead for our customers and all the team at DutySheet Ltd. 

“We know that the organisations and volunteers that we support will benefit greatly from the broader range of connected solutions they will now have at their disposal through the integration of Assemble with Access Workspace for Charities.”

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