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Civil Society's 12 Days of Christmas

22 Dec 2014 | IT

In the lead-up to the Christmas break Civil Society News brought readers different festive feature, looking back over the major events of 2014 and celebrating some of the seasonal fundraising efforts from the sector. In case you missed any here they are.

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Civil Society's 12 Days of Christmas

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Six things we learnt about charities and technology this week

The ninth Charity Technology Conference took place on Wednesday and Civil Society News has collated some of the insights from the day.

SIBs have advantages but face problems with complexity, scale and evidence, BIG report finds

Social impact bonds have several advantages but face challenges to success including complexity, scale and difficulty proving their effectiveness, according to a report commissioned by the Big Lottery Fund.

New policies in place at school following head’s 381 per cent pay rise

The Charity Commission has closed a case reviewing the high pay of a school’s head after finding that the governance at the school has been “significantly improved”.

 Society Diary: A big pink dress, zombie fundraisers, and things that are not mosques

Our weekly round-up of outlandish and interesting information collected from the corners of the charity sector.

The “formalised systems of volunteer management” has been driven by legislation, safeguarding vulnerable adults and health and safety as well as leading umbrella organisation like the NCVO.

» Public service contract culture undermines volunteers, new report claims

‘The challenge is getting people to use IT systems’

Whatever type of customer-relationship management system charities use, the biggest challenge is convincing staff to use it properly, delegates at the Charity Technology Conference heard this week.

Listen pledges £45k to emergency appeal to save Damilola Taylor Trust

A charity set up in memory of Damilola Taylor, the schoolboy who was stabbed to death in south London, could be saved from closure after a telephone fundraising agency stepped in to provide funding.

Film of the week: How to Not Die (From Ebola) by Save the Children

The latest in Save the Children’s #vlogforgood series offers some top tips on how to avoid catching Ebola.

 No 10 told Hurd to keep funding Big Society Network despite poor performance

The Prime Minister’s office told Nick Hurd to continue funding Big Society Network even though the then-minister for civil society had raised concerns about its poor performance and financial sustainability, the National Audit Office has found.


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