Category: Charity Support


What is a virtual fleet manager, and why do you need one?
January 20, 2022

What is a virtual fleet manager, and why do you need one?

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What is a virtual fleet manager, and why do you need one? A virtual fleet manager is an invaluable tool for business owners who rely on a large number of vehicles to conduct their operations. By using a virtual fleet manager, business owners can improve their efficiency and optimize their resources. In this blog post,…

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Multifactor Authentication (MFA)
December 16, 2021

Multifactor Authentication (MFA)

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What is a Multifactor Authentication (MFA)? What is MFA? Multifactor Authentication (MFA) is the use of two or more authentication factors. MFA is successfully enabled when at least two of these categories of identification are required in order to successfully verify a user’s identity prior to granting access.   1. Something you know: A password…

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Multi-Factor Authentication Special Edition 2021
December 16, 2021

Multi-Factor Authentication Special Edition 2021

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Multi-Factor Authentication Special Edition 2021 Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) requires the user to provide two or more methods to verify their identity in order to access a resource. Instead of just asking for a username and password, MFA requires one or more additional verification factors, which decreases the likelihood of a successful cyber-attack.   Solely having…

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Ascend Executive Newsletter Summer 2021
September 1, 2021

Ascend Executive Newsletter Summer 2021

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Ascend Executive Newsletter Summer 2021   As we reach the end of another unusual summer in the UK, the things we hold dear to us are perhaps even more important and protecting wealth and assets remains a priority both for you and for us. We know that a life less ordinary demands insurance of an entirely different calibre and, when…

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Ascend are proud to announce our new charity of the year: Kids Inspire
August 5, 2021

Ascend are proud to announce our new charity of the year: Kids Inspire

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Ascend are proud to announce our new charity of the year: Kids Inspire We are delighted to announce that Kids Inspire (registered charity number 1129513) will be our Charity of the Year for the remainder of 2021, and 2022. Ascend will be raising money in aid of Kids Inspire through various fundraising efforts, from taking…

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Why charities need cyber insurance, regardless of size
July 29, 2021

Why charities need cyber insurance, regardless of size

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Why charities need cyber insurance, regardless of their size With all the challenges and changes Covid-19 is bringing, we have seen a sudden and near-total shift to remote working (and now a more measured transition to blended working), and many charities have had to re-examine their existing cyber security practices. In the past year, 20% of charities…

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Ascend launch new forest initiative
July 23, 2021

Ascend launch new forest initiative

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Aim to plant 10,000 trees As part of our commitment to the environment we have launched our Ascend Forest initiative. We have been working closely with MoreTrees to help stop deforestation and help the world’s climate change. Our goal is to be part of the initiative to plant 1 billion trees. On behalf of our…

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Putting your staff and volunteers first during lockdown
November 10, 2020

Putting your staff and volunteers first during lockdown

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How to keep in touch, communicate and put your employees and volunteers at the forefront during lockdown. As we come to the end of the first week of our national lockdown, it can be easy to focus on how your charity is doing, how many beneficiaries are being reached, how sales are going, how to…

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Why charities need cyber insurance, regardless of size
November 4, 2020

Why charities need cyber insurance, regardless of size

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Why charities need cyber insurance, regardless of their size With all the challenges and changes that Covid-19 is bringing we saw a sudden and near-total shift to remote working (and now a more measured transition to blended working) many charities have had to re-examine their existing cyber security practices.   In the past year 20% of charities…

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Ascend Broking Olympic Abseiling for RDA
November 28, 2019

Ascend Broking Olympic Abseiling for RDA

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In September, two intrepid members of our team – Edwin Carter and Katherine Smithers – braved the elements to abseil down the side of the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, London. Raising £500 for Little Belsteads. Katherine said it was ‘a hair-raising experience but an exhilarating one’ – not one she would like to ‘repeat too… Read more