Meet the funders: Millfield House Foundation
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Meet the funders: Millfield House Foundation

16 Jul 2014

The Millfield House Foundation wants to encourage more charities in the North East to get involved in policy work. Trust manager Fiona Ellis explains.

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Database technology: trends and predictions

Technology changes so fast that sometimes it's difficult to keep up. It's also expensive, so when a charity invests in a new database it needs to make sure they buy one that will move with the times and allow them to stay competitive. Here, some of the sector's consultants and suppliers, give their thoughts on what the future might hold for database technologies.

Spread your message by Bluetooth

The Centre for Alternative Techonology used Bluetooth to send a personal carbon calculator to the mobile phones of ravers at Glastonbury festival. Alex Randal explains how.

No donor is an island: don't maroon yours without a paddle

It can be easy to fall into the trap of marooning your online and offline supporters on separate islands with no paddle. Flexible communication channels are key, explains Blackbaud's Steve MacLaughlin.

Agent Provocateur: The value of tax effective giving

It's a travesty that the sector still isn't maximising the potential of gift aid, but when even the Institute of Fundraising and Fundraising Standards Board don't seem to understand the value of tax-effective giving, what more can we expect, says Eric Grounds.

Case study:  Arthritis Care's integrated media campaign

Integrating on and offline media, including the launch of a campaign microsite, paid dividends for Arthritis Care, explains Jo O'Boyle.

Did the avatars flock for coffee with Macmillan in Second Life?

Macmillan Cancer Support ventured into Second Life for its World Biggest Coffee Morning in September 2007. Gemma Ware discovered that avatars are not overly-generous with their Linden dollars.

The Information Commission's charity surgery

The public is growing increasingly worried about who is holding information on them, what it says and what it might be used for. The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), guardians of the Data Protection Act, deal with complaints about personal data and charities are not exempt from their scrutiny.

Ignore traditional marketing channels at your peril

Donors may be demanding more and newer ways to donate but response rate analysis proves that charities should not neglect traditional channels too, says Richard Higginbotham.

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