Several charities are collaborating on a survey into successful investment in information systems.
Organisations including The National Trust, the RSPB, Shelter and WRVS are working with auditors Sayer Vincent on the survey.
It will cover a range of topics such as strategic planning and governance of IT projects, access to applications, outsourcing, project management and spending on information systems.
Steering group member Ajay Burlingham-Bohr, head of information systems at the RSPB, said: "Other benchmarking exercises within the charity sector have looked at specific facts and figures. What has been missing is a way of getting hold of some of the softer measures."
Charities with more than 100 paid staff are being invited to participate in the survey at a cost of £250.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.