The not-for-profit and charitable sector is extremely competitive in the UK. Good causes have to compete for income just like commercial enterprises. Every penny counts. Today, the successful use of information technology, from fundraising to back office functions, can make a huge contribution to the bottom line. Although it might seem good financial sense to sweat your IT assets for as long as possible, it can prove a false economy. The costs of keeping your legacy system going might actually be higher than replacing them.