Four groups to provide charities with shared services

23 May 2018 – Charities – especially the smaller ones – which make up more than 50 per cent of the sector, may face difficulties in compliance and governance efforts due to limited resources and manpower, reported The Straits Times. “While many small charities endeavor to do good, and to do their jobs well, some struggle due to the lack of know-how, proper expertise or economies of scale”, said Dr Ang Hak Seng, Commissioner of Charities (COC).

Said Grace Fu, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, the partnership between COC and shared service providers is crucial in improving the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the charities sector.

Amongst others, non-profit IT cloud service company, iShine Cloud, will provide Information Technology shared services to charities. These will include an integrated suite of business productivity solutions commonly needed by charities.

Presided by Ms. Yip Yuen Fong (First from left of photos), Executive Director of iShine Cloud Limited, the scope of the Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) signing on 23 May 2018 also included working with COC to onboard charities to use iShine Cloud services.