RNLI to accept digital currency donations

RNLI to accept digital currency donations

1 Aug 2014 | Kirsty Weakley

RNLI has become the first major UK charity to accept donations in the digital currency, Bitcoin, in a bid to attract new supporters.


RNLI to accept digital currency donations

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Film of the week: Hips Don’t Lie for Helen & Douglas House

A group of Oxford students have produced a music video of their cover of a Shakira single for hospice charity Helen & Douglas House.

Macmillan's voluntary income soars by £34.1m

Macmillan Cancer Support raised £186.9m in 2013 – an increase of £34.1m on the previous year, according to the charity’s latest annual report.

Half of hospices in England saw NHS funding cut or frozen this year

Half of hospices in England have had their statutory funding from the NHS either cut or frozen this year, a survey by Help the Hospices shows.

Get face-to-face with your fundraising agencies

Charities that deploy agencies to fundraise on their behalf would do well to go and meet them, says Leon Ward.

This was not a 'calculated risk', it was a BIG mess, BIG waste of money, BIG incompetence. £1m spent in 6 months and nothing to show for it.

» BIG withdraws £1m grant to Big Society Network charity

Syria and Haiyan appeals boost Oxfam income by 6 per cent

Oxfam’s total income rose by more than £21m to £389m in the year to March 2014, according to its annual report and accounts published today.

Embedding digital in a traditional organisation

The Children's Society has been creating a digital culture. It hasn't been easy, but it has been worth it, says Emma Callagher.

The meeting was held at 10 Downing Street

PTA-UK has revealed that it turned down an invitation from Big Society Network to be a partner in its ill-fated Social Action Fund bid because BSN had intimated, at a meeting at 10 Downing Street, that its grant was “virtually guaranteed”, which PTA-UK thought seemed like “a fix”.

James Taylor

The new £40m Sustainability Fund ought to allocate some money to expert intermediaries so they can help frontline charities to secure their future, says Amanda Tincknell.

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