29 Oct 2013
A lawyer for one of the councils involved in the Public Safety Charitable Trust rate relief case has insisted the charity has no right of appeal in the case and so cannot challenge the High Court ruling.
The Department for Communities and Local Government has scrapped its £6.4m third sector strategic partners programme despite being several months into the bidding process.
The door is "very clearly open" for third sector organisations to change the way they interact with local government, according to a senior civil servant from the Department of Communities and Local Government.
Blackbaud has confirmed that it has no plans to introduce its Financial Edge accounting package into the UK.
New research among voluntary and community sector organisations has found that only half have a budget allocation for IT. The report by Paul Secular from do-it.org.uk and Dr Simon Davey of preponderate.net on IT infrastructure in the sector was based on the results of an online survey. Over three quarters of respondents had income below £1 million, and a third were volunteer centres.
It's a shame that government doesn't think harder about the link between spending money & resources and outcomes.
The launch of the Monday lottery last month was plagued by technical problems which saw the registration deadline for the draw extended by four hours. Chariot, administrators of Monday, have claimed that its web operations were disrupted on the first day of draws by an unexpectedly high level of interest, but stressed that while the site was slowed down, at no point did it crash completely.
Greenpeace has confirmed that it is still chasing refunds from 40 of its donors who were reimbursed with too much money following its direct debit problems at the end of last year. Two extra zeroes were added to the direct debit donations of thousands of donors on 28 December.
Charities have been challenged to make donors ˜feel like movie heroes' through their online communications with them. Speaking at Lionheart's IT showcase event last month, Marc Chardon, president and ceo of Blackbaud, said charities should be aware that people's relationship with technology changes over time and that the internet will increasingly replace more traditional fundraising techniques.