The Access Group, the UK’s leading provider of software to growing mid-market businesses and charities, today announced the acquisition of Raising IT, a Not-For-Profit donor and member attraction website software supplier with over 10 years’ experience providing software exclusively to Charity and Membership organisations.

Following on from the acquisition of Rapidata in November 2018, acquiring Raising IT, the leading provider of SaaS based website technology platforms for Charities and Membership organisations, is a testament to Access’ commitment to organisations operating in the Not-For-Profit industry and further demonstrates its drive for innovation within the Not-For-Profit software sector.

Over its 10 year history, Raising IT has quickly grown to become one of the leading SaaS website software technology businesses in this sector.  Raising IT enables 900 customers across two continents to create an engaging digital presence and helps them to raise tens of millions of pounds and to create more impact.

Raising IT has a market-leading suite of tools to create powerful interactive websites, market online, and to enable effective fundraising. Raising IT is a leading Google Ad Grant partner in the UK, and have built a powerful Google Ads Marketing tool using the latest machine learning capabilities that can instantly magnify a charity’s reach and engagement.

Chris Bayne, CEO of Access, commentedAccess is excited to welcome Raising IT into our family. The addition of Raising IT further strengthens our not-for-profit suite and our overall presence in the Not-For-Profit market.  We look forward to deepening our relationship with Raising IT’s customers over coming months and years, while further supporting their organisations to serve their chosen causes.”

Tom Latchford, CEO and founder of Raising IT also shares, “As one of the fastest growing technology providers in the UK, we are confident that Access is the right partner to join forces with to take all we have achieved so far with Raising IT to the next level. Access shares our care for clients and combined we have the strongest suite of tools in the sector. We’re excited to be able to provide integrated CRM and website functionality together with sophisticated online marketing tools.”

Access has continued to go from strength to strength over recent years to what is now a market leading suite of solutions for Not-For-Profit organisations. Access also recently announced the launch of Access Workspace, its innovative platform for connected and collaborative working. Workspace brings together all departments across a Not-For-Profit business, from fundraising, volunteers, finance, HR, IT and compliance to fuel their ability to support their causes all in one place.

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Strata Partners acted as the financial adviser to Raising IT on this transaction