Survey: 2017 donation predictions

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.

Source: Charity Digital News

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 16:25:05 GMT

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Trump's temporary immigration ban opposed by N.Y.C.'s tech leaders

NYC is speaking up against President Trump's temporary ban on immigration from seven Middle East countries and the suspension of the U.S. refugee program for 120 days. The nonprofit technology policy organization has written a letter condemning Trump’s actions.

Source: New York Business Journal

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Costly Cybersecurity Myths

Data Privacy Day, which fell on Jan 28, is a reminder that no matter how small your business is, it simply cannot afford to ignore cybersecurity threats. Target, Anthem and Yahoo might be the first brands that come to mind when you think about victims of cybersecurity crime.

Source: Columbia Business Monthly

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 15:30:14 GMT

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Amnesty International: Why interactive social campaigns could help solve the refugee crisis

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, 07 Feb 2017 15:14:47 GMT

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Comcast Foundation grants help Michigan nonprofits improve their digital literacy

Nineteen Michigan nonprofit organizations expanded digital literacy, promoted the importance of community service and helped build tomorrow’s leaders thanks to $351,000 in grants from the Comcast Foundation in 2016.

Source: Hometown Life

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 19:23:48 GMT

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Report Reveals How NGOs Use Online Technology And Social Media

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." The second annual report uncovers how NGOs worldwide use web, email, mobile communications, online fundraising tools, and social media.

Source: Agri Marketing

Thu, 02 Feb 2017

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Top 21 Common Mistakes on Twitter to Watch Out For

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, 02 Feb 2017 19:33:37 GMT

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JustGiving’s #RunningforGood hub helps London Marathon runners with fundraising

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) in boosting their fundraising total.

Source: UK Fundraising

Thu, 02 Feb 2017

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Fundraising and giving campaigns surge in after affects of Trump's ban

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.

UK Fundraising

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 02:14:48 GMT

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Crowdfunding Popularity Continues to Grow Despite Risk of Fake Fundraising Campaigns

"‘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

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 23:41:06 GMT

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Interview with Paul Vanags - head of public fundraising at Oxfam

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.

Source: Charity Choice

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 16:44:25 GMT

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More then $7 Billion in Charitable Giving in 2016 raised through PayPal

Payments provider sees double-digit growth in contributions over 2015, with more than $971 million raised during the holiday season alone. PayPal reported 11 percent growth in charitable giving in 2016, processing $7.3 billion in contributions over the year.

Source: SAT Press Releases

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 16:44:54 GMT

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How Instagram Can Arm You with New Ways to Tell Your Story

When it debuted in April, Instagram Stories looked like the photo-sharing app’s riff on Snapchat. The service allows users to mix-and-match photos and short video clips, creating montages that are endlessly customizable with on-screen notes, drawings, or emojis.

Source: Fast Company

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 16:45:23 GMT

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6 Digital-Giving Options for Increasing Church Donations

While passing the offering plate is certainly still a viable option, you could be missing out on donations if you aren’t providing online options for your congregation. According to a study commissioned in 2015 by Dunham & Company, about 42percent of churches accept donations online.

Source: Worship Facilities Magazine

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 15:46:57 GMT

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Why Obama Was Innovator In Chief - by 7 Tech CEOs And Execs

Barack Obama was, in many ways, the first president who was truly plugged in. Over the course of his 2008 campaign, Obama embraced social media like no candidate previously had, and upon assuming office, he became the first president to appoint both a chief technology officer and chief data scientist.

Source: Fast Company

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 13:53:18 GMT

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Sugar Free February launched by Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK is piloting a new fundraising challenge event, Sugar Free February. The campaign follows the charity's January Dryathlon, which asks people to give up alcohol for a month, and is being promoted via social media and on the charity's website.

Source: UK Fundraising

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 13:54:46 GMT

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More than $24M in donations raised by ACLU over 1 weekend

The American Civil Liberties Union has raised more than $24 million in online donations since Saturday — one day after President Trump signed an executive order barring citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.

Source: New York Daily News

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 13:57:30 GMT

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$1 Million in Online Donations raised for quadruplet mum

A Kentucky mom who gave birth to quadruplets while battling cancer has been overwhelmed by the kindness of strangers that donated over $1 million to her family. “It renews my faith in humanity,” Kayla Gaytan, a mom of six from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, tells PEOPLE.

Source: App.ViralNewsChart.com

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 13:58:43 GMT

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January BWB Briefing for Charities & Social Enterprises

As you will know, the Supreme Court upheld the High Court’s ruling that Parliament must vote on whether the UK can start the process of leaving the European Union. See today’s briefing for a link to the full judgment.

Source: Bates Wells & Braithwaite

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 14:04:39 GMT

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Online now preferred way to file returns

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

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 13:39:43 GMT

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Facebook's GivingTuesday project - how to participate

Did you get a message on your Facebook screen inviting you to make a donation in honor of Giving Tuesday and your chosen cause will get a matching corporate donation? It’s true. You can find the announcement on the Gates Foundation Facebook page.

Source: Paula Wethington

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 13:45:42 GMT

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7 useful skills for digital charities

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

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 13:46:08 GMT

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Charity Digital Skills Report launched by Skills Platform

The training provider is asking charities to complete a survey to find out where the sector is digitally and pinpoint any skills gaps. Charities are being encouraged to contribute to a new survey aimed at identifying the key barriers to digital skills development in the voluntary sector.

Source: ThirdSector

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 13:46:31 GMT

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Big Data - What are the most pressing issues for 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

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 13:47:20 GMT

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#techmums boosted by corporate partnerships, hope to reach a million mums by 2020

The #techmums campaign is aiming to provide technology skills to one million mothers by 2020 after signing a number of large corporate partnerships.

Source: Charity Digital News

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 13:27:13 GMT

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Could you be facing ICO fines?

Third Sector asked charities that have been implicated in ICO investigations plus some of the largest fundraising organisations if they had been notified of possible fines. 3 major fundraising charities have declined to confirm whether they are among those the Information Commissioner’s Office has said it plans to fine.

Source: ThirdSector

Tue, 31 Jan 2017

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Digital skills gaps across the charity sector

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

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The Role Of The Transform Foundation In The Rapidly Changing Charity Sector

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

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A Primer On Forthcoming GDPR Regulations For Charities

One of the hottest topics for anyone responsible for digital at a charity in 2017 is getting to grips with forthcoming GDPR regulations.

Source: Transform Foundation

Tue, 31 Jan 2017

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Understanding Your Digital Audience

The bedrock of any digital transformation project for a charity has always got to be an in-depth understanding of your digital audience.

Source: Transform Foundation

Tue, 31 Jan 2017

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