Thoughts from the team

Category: Business Development

Remote Working and How to Get Started

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Melissa Devlin  24th March 2020

It’s an unprecedented time for many of us, lockdown has been ordered with the government calling for individuals and businesses to work remotely, where possible. For some teams, remote working might seem like a daunting concept. They may be thinking, How do I start? What do I need? How do I keep everyone connected?

Here at GCD, remote working is something we have plenty of practice with and we hope by sharing some insights into our approaches and tools, it might just make the transition a little easier for any company out there in need of guidance. Read more…

GCD Achieves ISO Certification

Melissa Devlin  18th July 2019

The team at GCD are very proud to announce their achievement of the ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management Standard) and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 (Information Security Management Standard) certifications. The company was assessed and accreditation awarded, by the internationally recognised body NQA. Read more…

GCD Launches New Fundraising CRM for UK and Ireland Charities

gcd launching a new fundraising crm - chariteer
Emma Kerr  13th December 2018

We at gcd are delighted to announce the launch of our new cloud-based ‘Fundraising CRM’ platform – Chariteer.

Developed from our base in Craigavon, and the product of over 15 years experience in the nonprofit sector; Chariteer has already been trialled and subsequently adopted by some of Northern Ireland’s best-known third sector organisations, including Fields of Life and Drop Inn. Read more…

Richard McClean shares his experience working with gcd.

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Greg Dalrymple  14th March 2016

We recently interviewed Richard McClean, the Managing Director of Belfast Telegraph, and asked him to share his experience working with gcd over the past decade.

Getting Things Done

Greg Dalrymple  4th April 2014

How often do you put things off? When you know you’ve got a morning to get through a huge list of important tasks do you find yourself getting distracted by pointless and meaningless things? Getting Things Done by David Allen is a productivity method which describes how to organise all the bits of information in our head in such a way so that we can focus on actually doing tasks rather than remembering and recalling the tasks that need to be done.

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59% say running a small business is harder today than five years ago

Alice Neeson  20th June 2013

With new technologies emerging at a rapid pace over the last few years, it’s no wonder that almost 60% of small business owners say it’s harder to run their business now than it was five years ago.

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Is Pay Per Click for you?

Alice Neeson  5th June 2013

Pay Per Click (PPC) is a form of search engine marketing where the advertiser bids to appear on search engine results pages, but only pays when someone clicks their ad. PPC allows you to bypass competition for a spot on the first page of Google results. It is one of the most effective ways of boosting traffic to your website in a short space of time.

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