We believe that the our mission of providing funds, skills and knowledge sharing to support charities in their digital projects is more important than ever.
Source: Transform Foundation
Tue, 31 Jan 2017
One of the hottest topics for anyone responsible for digital at a charity in 2017 is getting to grips with forthcoming GDPR regulations.
The bedrock of any digital transformation project for a charity has always got to be an in-depth understanding of your digital audience.
We are actively curating an up to date resource of the latest happenings in charity tech and top tips on digital.
All the latest stories on the charity digital issues that matter, from top sources of charity digital news. Stay informed and join the conversation.
At last! After months of speculation and uncertainty, the charity sector has had some much-needed good news from the Information Commissioner’s Office regarding the General Data Protection Regulation ( GDPR ).
Source: UK Fundraising
Fri, 2 Feb 2018
The level of donations to charity from FTSE 100 companies has fallen by £655m since its peak in 2013, according to a report published today by the Charities Aid Foundation. Total donations in the financial year 2015/16 were £1.9bn, out of pre-tax profits of £82bn.
Source: Civil Society
Wed, 24 Jan 2018 23:20:53 GMT
The Charity Finance Group has released new guidance for charities on how to prepare for the General Data Protection Rules (GDPR). The guide has been a partnership CFG, Buzzacott, Crowe Clark Whitehill and Kingston Smith.
Source: Charity Times
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 23:04:46 GMT
The Charity Finance Group (CFG) has published a free guide to help voluntary organisations comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Tue, 23 Jan 2018 23:12:49 GMT
Charities Aid Foundation has released a report putting forward a number of alternatives to the Charity Commission ’s plans to introduce a levy for all registered charities.
Mon, 22 Jan 2018 23:22:23 GMT
The Charity Law and Governance: A Practical Guide Report has been published. It provides updated in 2018 year analysis of industries from Business, Business and Finance, Nonprofit Sector Markets. Charity Law and Governance: A Practical Guide is the essential publication
Source: PR Distribution
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 23:13:24 GMT
It’s not always easy getting trustees actively involved in fundraising and legacies can be even more of a challenge, but it’s crucial if you are to meet your legacy fundraising potential
Source: Charity Choice
Thu, 21 Dec 2017 23:25:45 GMT
As 2017 draws to a close, this edition of BWB’s Legacies Roundup looks back on a busy and eventful year in charity legacies, and forward to what’s already promising to be another one with the introduction of GDPR.
Source: Bates Wells & Braithwaite
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:06:09 GMT
When to change charity structure?
Your charity’s legal structure sets out what type your charity is.
Source: Government UK
Mon, 4 Dec 2017
A new report published by NCVO shows a lack of diversity among people formally volunteering with charities, which it says poses “a big challenge” for the sector.
Wed, 29 Nov 2017 23:23:11 GMT
The National Audit Office has today published its report on the progress made by the Charity Commission. The Commission is the regulator of charities in England and Wales and is an independent, non-ministerial government department accountable to Parliament.
Source: National Audit Office
Wed, 29 Nov 2017 23:23:25 GMT
Of the £68bn spent by the charitable sector in England and Wales in 2015, only £2.9bn was spent overseas, a study by the by the Universities of Sheffield and Manchester have shown.
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 23:23:59 GMT
Often seen as one of the most traditional arms of charity fundraising, legacy marketing has leapt into the digital arena in recent years and is all the better for it, says Louise Pavoni, Digital Communications Manager at Remember A Charity.
Source: Charity Digital News
Thu, 23 Nov 2017 23:25:32 GMT
The Information Commissioner’s Office has said that it will be "proportionate" in its approach to fining charities that break rules when new rules come into force next year.
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:43:56 GMT
A free guide to help trustees and chief executives improve the leadership of their charities has been published this week. , is produced by Clore Social Leadership, which provides training for leaders in the charity sector.
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:49:13 GMT
The Charity Commission today published a major report into charity trusteeship, which has highlighted the need for charities to do more to promote diversity on their boards.
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:45:19 GMT
The findings of the Charity Commission's new report into trusteeship offer challenges for the sector. David Ainsworth asks what needs to happen next. Trusteeship is a country for old men.
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:54:02 GMT
The first cohort on the University of Chichester’s undergraduate degree, the Charity Development BA (Hons), has graduated. The event took place at the Chichester Festival Theatre. The course was set up in 2014 by Donna Day Lafferty, who has worked in fundraising for 20 years.
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:03:49 GMT
Lord Grade, chairman of the Fundraising Regulator, has threatened to ban charities from sending unsolicited gifts. About 16,000 of 42,000 complaints the regulator received about charities last year were related to direct mail.
Sat, 11 Nov 2017 16:04:28 GMT
Charity consortium Remember A Charity has welcomed proposals for electronic and video Wills in its submission to the Law Commission’s consultation, but warns that legacy giving must be safeguarded. The Law Commission’s consultation on Wills closes today (10 November).
Fri, 10 Nov 2017 16:01:10 GMT
Billy Dann, grants digital innovation manager at the charity, tells the Association of Charitable Chairs annual conference that funders 'have missed the game a bit'
Funders must get more digital-savvy, says Dann
Charitable funders should have been at the forefront of digital fundraising.
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:59:47 GMT
The Fundraising Regulator has welcomed its 1000th sign up to the registration scheme launched in March 2017 to charities not within the scope of the fundraising levy.
Source: Fundraising Regulator
Thur, 9 Nov 2017 16:04:48 GMT
As well as raising millions of pounds, Will Aid has an enduring impact and engages solicitors with charity, explains campaign director Peter De Vena Franks.
Wed, 8 Nov 2017 16:01:29 GMT
The Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) has launched a first round of bursaries towards its Introduction to Fundraising Practice qualification.
Wed, 1 Nov 2017 16:59:14 GMT
Remember A Charity has welcomed its 200 th member to its consortium this month: Shine Charity. Established as the Legacy Promotion Group by a steering group including five charities in 2000.
Thu, 26 Oct 2017 16:11:45 GMT
Like any other sector, charities are not immune to criminal abuse from fraudsters. Fraud poses a serious risk to valuable funds and sensitive data, and can damage the good reputation of charities, affecting public trust and confidence in the sector as a whole.
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:15:49 GMT
Charities should use consent as the “route of last resort” when deciding the basis on which they processed personal data, an audience of charity finance directors heard this week.
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:20:30 GMT
Next week is Charity Fraud Awareness week. BWB will be hosting a “Fighting charity fraud” event on Monday 30th October.
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:21:03 GMT
In our 2017/18 charity and not-for-profit sector outlook, we discuss a number of issues currently impacting on the sector and look at how these could affect your charity.
Source: UHY Hacker Young
Tue, 10 Oct 2017 12:10:39 GMT
You must send your charity’s accounts to the commission every year if:
it’s a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO) – regardless of its income it’s a registered charity and its gross income is over £25,000
Mon, 9 Oct 2017 14:22:20 GMT
Spending on direct mail by charities has fallen by nearly 15 per cent since 2011, but remains the most popular form of advertising for voluntary organisations, according to new research by nfpSynergy.
Thu, 5 Oct 2017 14:27:40 GMT
The exponential rise in digital data over the past decade has changed the way the public and organisations of all kinds engage. Now every bank, local charity, hospital or public authority, each holds personal data about every customer, patient, client or constituent it comes in contact with.
Source: GT News
Wed, 27 Sep 2017 13:17:56 GMT
Over four in ten Britons believe that businesses with 50+ employees should be required to give a percentage of their annual profits to charity, new research from YouGov and the Greg Secker Foundation shows.
Wed, 27 Sep 2017 13:33:41 GMT
The Law Commission published its very substantial report on technical issues in charity law, following its initial consultation in 2015 and supplementary consultation last year. Those who do not have the time (or inclination) to read the full 484 page report may find the summary helpfully provided
Source: Mills & Reeve
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:22:17 GMT
An ongoing court case regarding a will dispute involving four charities has meant that once again charities are facing the criticism of the media. Despite a recent success for charities in the Supreme Court ( Ilott v Mitson), charity legacy disputes are on the rise.
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:23:17 GMT
Income from legacies and gifts in wills are expected to rise by 2.7 per cent per annum over the next five years to over £3bn, according to Legacy Foresight’s latest market forecast.
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:23:19 GMT
If you’re a charity or CASC you can claim top-up payments on small donations of £20 or less under the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme ( GASDS ). From 6 April 2017, you can claim on donations made using contactless technology, such as a contactless credit or debit card.
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:27:04 GMT
In the Autumn edition of the Charity & Social Enterprise Update:
Mairead O'Reilly and Alistair Williams look at the Fundraising Regulator's achievements, and how charities can meet the requirements of its Fundraising Preference Service.
Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:47:54 GMT
The Charity Commission for England and Wales is concerned that charities are not always reporting serious incidents to them despite being required to do so. It has published updated guidance to help tackle this.
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:30:53 GMT
The complex nature of the Law Commission's Report on Technical Issues in Charity Law (the Report ) meant its publication on 14 September was greeted with little fanfare. That should not detract from the wide-ranging changes to charity law that it recommends.
Source: Farrer & Co
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:21:02 GMT
CNBC reporter Robert Frank has the numbers from a new Chronicle of Philanthropy report. How much cash have billionaires, including Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, shared with those less fortunate? And which charities do they support?
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:31:52 GMT
Trustees’ reporting responsibilities
This guidance helps trustees identify serious incidents and ensure that they are reported to the Charity Commission. It also explains how to report them. The Commission requires charities to report serious incidents.
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:32:32 GMT
The Technical Issues in Charity Law report, out last week, stated problems in charity law prevented or delayed legitimate charitable activities. It concluded this discouraged people from volunteering, and forced charities to obtain professional advice that should not be necessary.
Source: Public Finance Magazine
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:27:46 GMT
The Law Commission has published its final report on Technical Issues in Charity Law, including a draft Bill. The review which preceded this report considered “selected technical issues”, and was not a full review of charity law.
Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:30:19 GMT
This week is ‘Remember a Charity Week’, an annual campaign to encourage us all to leave a legacy to causes that we care about. The campaign, now in its eighth year, is organised by ‘Remember a Charity’ in collaboration with 180 of the UK’s leading charities.
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:25:13 GMT
Gifts in wills can make a huge difference to your income – and you don’t need a huge budget to promote them, as these five tips from Claire Routley show
Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:25:24 GMT
Proposals include removing the legal barriers to charities merging and helping them amend their governing documents more easily
Charity law should be reformed to ensure it does not discourage volunteers or "prevent or delay legitimate charitable activities".
Thur, 14 Sep 2017 13:21:36 GMT
Posted in How To Guides Training & Development , Charity Management
In a world in which change is here to stay and where many charities need to completely re-evaluate their approaches to income generation, now is a good time to think about reviewing and updating your fundraising strategy
Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:24:50 GMT
Recent figures from UK Fundraising show that only 7% of the population leave a legacy to a charity in their Will, despite 35% saying they would consider doing so, and that it is actually younger people who are more likely to leave something than the older generations.
Source: Blake Morgan
Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:25:32 GMT
This week (September 11-17) is Remember a Charity week, an annual awareness week run by a consortium of charities which aims to encourage more people to think about leaving gifts to charity when they die.
Source: Radio Times
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:22:15 GMT
Changes in wording and language can either positively or negatively affect how the public views controversial charity issues, according to a new guide published by NCVO.
Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:23:47 GMT
In the lead-up to ‘Remember A Charity In Your Will Week’, Rob Cope outlines the latest inheritance research findings, and emphasises the importance of solicitors reminding clients about charitable donations in their wills
Source: Solicitors Journal
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 09:21:21 GMT
Charity shops in the UK save their councils £27m a year by diverting clothes from landfill, research has suggested. A report from think tank Demos found charity shops recycled or reused 331,000 tonnes of textiles in 2015/16, which would otherwise have been sent to landfill.
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 09:29:19 GMT
Digital fundraising is a hot trend in the third sector, but how can we best use it to inspire action and empower people to make a difference? And does it really work better than more traditional methods? Online fundraising presents a massive opportunity for charities to reach new supporters
Source: Third Sector
Tue, 05 Sept 2017 12:59:40 GMT
We’re just a few weeks away from Remember A Charity Week (11-17 September 2017) – the annual celebration and public awareness drive for legacy giving. Are you ready? With a record number of 190 charities now working together as part of Remember A Charity
Tue, 29 August 2017 11:35:33 GMT
In the first of a series looking at GDPR and what it means for charities, Andrew Cross , Data and Insights Lead at Lightful, one of the only GDPR Certified Practitioners in the beyond profit sector, explores the basics of the new regulations
If you’ve not heard of the General Data Protectio...
Tuesday, 22 Aug 2017 13:24:01 GMT
Digital marketing in the charity sector has experienced a boom in the past few years, and will only continue to do so. Charities like the British Heart Foundation and the NSPCC have paved the way for better website experiences and mobile apps for charities
Source: Hallam Internet Ltd
Friday, 11 Aug 2017 10:21:52 GMT
The great British public are a charitable bunch. But people do not give out their hard-earned cash equally, and they prefer certain charities. A new study I led suggests that a person’s political views and attitudes towards their own country
Thursday, 10 Aug 2017 10:24:24 GMT
Today’s digital world has disrupted conventional learning and development methods. In response to this changing landscape, Clear Lessons Foundation has launched a new digital platform which provides free, video learning resources for UK charity workers and volunteers.
Source: Charity DigiRead more
Start Network , which includes 42 leading aid agencies such as Oxfam, Care International and Save the Children, has partnered with a start-up social enterprise to push forward the use of blockchain in the delivery of humanitarian finance
Tue, 01 Aug 2017 11:13:52 GMT
Is it time to develop your GDPR understanding beyond a few top tips? Charity CRM software partner, Blackbaud, has had its legal team condense 88 pages of complex law into just five. No-one in our sector is in any doubt now as to the importance – and the imminence – of GDPR.
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:04:46 GMT
Charities are being urged to get behind #CharitySpotlightFortnight which is set to return for a second year. The 2017 campaign will run from 7-20 August and, as with last year, it’s a pretty simple format. We want you to:
Tell your charity’s story by sharing an image every day over the fortn...
Mon, 31 Jul 2017 13:19:28 GMT
The Charity 100 Index lists the largest charities in the UK, and of the 100 which it listed last year, 94 have reappeared this year. (For context, the UK has more than 200,000 charities.)
The top 10 biggest charities were exactly the same as the top 10 last year.
Thursday, 27 July 2017 12:18:56 GMT
Charitable donations made by text fell by £7m last year, according to figures published by the Phone-paid Services Authority (PSA). The organisation’s 2016/17 annual report revealed that the value of text donations to charity declined by 6% from £122 in 2015 to £115m last year.
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:23:57 GMT
Successful fundraising is key to any charity’s success, yet recently I have found that it is the operational aspects that many struggle with. This could be due to several factors, yet the increasing competition from the growing amount of charities is undoubtedly an issue in securing both funding and the public’s attention.
Mon, 10 Jul 2017 01:26:2Read more
Michelle Wright , founder and CEO of Cause4 , tells us why she feels fundraising should be every professional’s responsibility, as all of us benefit, personally and professionally, from improving our fundraising knowledge and strengthening our organisations financially.
Thu, 6 Jul 2017 16:42:16 GMT
There is a way for missionaries to do more of what they’re not often too good at: getting people to donate! Facebook says it’s in the process of expanding its Fundraisers tool to more than 750,000 non-profits.
Source: FAMVIN NewsEN
Tue, 4 Jul 2017 19:38:19 GMT
Paul de Gregorio, head of digital fundraising at the agency Open, tells the IoF's fundraising convention the mobile phone giving technology has brought interesting changes in the US.
Tue, 4 Jul 2017 19:40:27 GMT
On 25 May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will come into full power, replacing the existing Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA).
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 19:39:36 GMT
Remember a Charity is asking people to share their visions for the future to inspire legacy giving with this year’s Remember A Charity in your Will Week.
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:39:09 GMT
Charities were slow to embrace new technologies, but innovative apps are now common in the fundraising sector. The adoption of digital technology in the charity fundraising sector is still in its infancy, with even the bigger organisations only at the start of their journey.
Source: The Guardian
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 19:40:07 GMT
The chief executive, Jane Collins, and head of digital, Steve Armstrong, from Marie Curie will deliver the opening keynote at this year’s Charity Technology Conference. They will address the subject of transforming traditional organisations into digital leaders.
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:32:15 GMT
Blackbaud has entered into an agreement to acquire JustGiving in a £95m deal. Under the purchase agreement for the transaction, Blackbaud has agreed to acquire all of the outstanding equity interests of JustGiving. Blackbaud expects to finance the acquisition with cash on hand and borrowings u...
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:36:34 GMT
SmartSurvey has created a new infographic designed to inform organisations about preparing for GDPR and the issues that they need to consider when collecting data from citizens who reside in Europe.
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:37:27 GMT
UK games industry charity GamesAid is pleased to announce the launch of a new era of fundraising with the ‘Digital For Good’ initiative.
Tue, 30 May 2017 19:43:31 GMT
Nominet Trust has awarded £450,000 of follow-on funding to help accelerate the development of three tech for good ventures through its Social Tech Growth programme.
Fri, 19 May 2017 19:44:48 GMT
The ‘Q2’ round of the Transform Foundation’s 2017 Charity Website Grant Programme is now officially open. Once again, this unique programme will be providing £18,000 grants to charities to fund the redevelopment of their websites.
Source: Giving Times
Wed, 10 May 2017 19:44:07 GMT
Last week, Charity Digital News reported on a recent NetSquared London Meetup that investigated the IT tools that can be used to get charity operations done cheaply and effectively and how charities can tackle the process of finding the tech that helps the most.
Tue, 9 May 2017 19:45:18 GMT
The second round of Transform Foundation’s 2017 charity website grant programme has opened for applications. Tranform Foundation's programme will again be providing £18,000 grants to charities to fund the redevelopment of their websites.
Mon, 8 May 2017 19:44:17 GMT
A recent NetSquared London Meetup investigated the IT tools that can be used to get charity operations done cheaply and effectively and how charities can tackle the process of finding the tech that helps the most when you don’t necessarily have the time to research.
Thu, 4 May 2017 19:45:16 GMT
Brexit has had no effect on donations to charity in post-referendum Britain, but more people are getting involved in protests and campaigns, according to the UK’s leading study on charitable giving.
Tue, 11 Apr 2017 19:45:27 GMT
Facebook today announced it’s expanding its set of online fundraising tools to include its own GoFundMe competitor, with the added support for personal online fundraisers.
Source: Peter O'Kelly's Reality Check
Fri, 31 Mar 2017 19:44:37 GMT
A new grantmaker has revealed its plans to expand its grant programmes, to help charities make better use of technology. The Transform Foundation has said it wants to support more charities to develop their digital presence.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 19:43:44 GMT
The viral video has long been hailed the holy grail of charity marketing but Amnesty International is taking a less risk adverse approach to social media to make sure its campaigns are driving action as well as awareness.
Source: The Drum
Tue, 7 Feb 2017
A new survey by digital donations platform Givey has revealed that foreign aid charities receive the highest average annual donations of any charitable cause in the UK.
Mon, 6 Feb 2017
UK charities can now apply for £5,000 grants to be spent on ‘innovative’ Facebook advertising campaigns. The funding comes from Transform Foundation, the charity that provides small and mid-sized charities with funding , research and training to transform their digital presence and increase their s...
Fri, 3 Feb 2017 19:43:56 GMT
Mistakes happen. And with no edit button, Twitter easily lends itself to human error. The best way to fix something is to prevent it going bad in the first place, so we compiled a list of common mistakes on Twitter that you should avoid making.
Source: Business 2 Community
Thu, 2 Feb 2017
Public Interest Registry, the not-for-profit operator of the .org, .ngo and .ong domains and Nonprofit Tech for Good reveal the results of the "2017 Global NGO Online Technology Report."
Source: Agri Marketing
Wed, 1 Feb 2017
JustGiving has launched its Running for Good hub to support and inspire charities and fundraisers in the run-up to the London Marathon. The #RunningforGood hub is a collection of guides and case studies, plus some digital ‘gifts’ to inspire runners to go the extra mile (or 26).
Time and again we hear from charities that they want to know how other organisations are approaching digital. We’re launching a survey today in partnership with Skills Platform which will establish how other charities across the UK are using digital and where the skills gaps are.
Source: Zoe Amar Communications
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 13:32:44 GMT
President Trump’s executive order banning refugees from seven predominantly Muslim countries has inspired a variety of fundraising and giving campaigns. These are designed to support individuals directly affected, organisations supporting refugees.
Mon, 30 Jan 2017
For me 2017 is about one thing: skills. With Brexit and Trump on the agenda, our best weapon in volatile times is what we can do well and our expertise. Whatever the political and economic fallout from this year, the rise of automation and the pace of change driven by digital is unlikely to change.
Source: JustGiving blog
The recent Monetary Penalty Notices issued to BHF and the RSPCA by the ICO have understandably raised concerns and questions for charities and fundraisers about their implications for charitable fundraising moving forward.
Fri, 27 Jan 2017
Paul Vanags, head of public fundraising at Oxfam, tells us about the groundbreaking MyOxfam app, what other charities can learn from its development, and what he loves most about being a fundraiser.
Wed, 25 Jan 2017
OSCR’s shift to digital filing has been a resounding success – with nearly every Scottish charity now filing their information electronically. Scotland’s charity regulator revealed some 95% of charities are now choosing to submit returns online representing a 14% increase on this time last year.
Source: Third Force News
Mon, 23 Jan 2017
"‘Dying’ Dad Tells Scamming Son to Knock It Off With This Fake GoFundMe Campaign." "Kentucky Parents ‘Angry’ Over Fake GoFundMe Campaign For Their Deceased Baby." These headlines come from a 1-day sample of the news posted on crowdfunding watchdog website GoFraudMe.
Source: Charity Watch
Fri, 20 Jan 2017
It’s fair to say that 2016 has been another formative year for data. As the buzzword that was ‘Big Data’ has fast become yesterday’s term in the marketing lexicon, the industry has finally woken up to the array of challenges posed by the astonishing rate at which data volume is growing.
Source: Digital Marketing Magazine
Thu, 5 Jan 2017