Social Charity Spy: Charities’ online response to the Nepal Earthquake
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Social Charity Spy: Charities’ online response to the Nepal Earthquake

1 May 2015

The Disasters Emergency Committee, ActionAid and Save the Children have been making full use of social media tools available to raise money and share information about the relief effort in Nepal following last week’s earthquake.

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Social Charity Spy: Charities’ online response to the Nepal Earthquake

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Are hackathons a fad or the future of charity partnerships with the tech sector?

Charities are increasingly embracing ‘hackathons’ as a way for technology experts to create and test a technological solution quickly, but are they just a fad or the future? Kirsty Weakley sat in on one to find out.

John Tate is a business consultant, IT adviser to CFG and a visiting lecturer at Cass Business School

Charities often worry that if they don’t invest in new technologies they will get left behind. Don’t fall into that trap, warns John Tate.

John Tate, business consultant and a visiting lecturer at Cass Business School

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