Why I didn’t accept an ice bucket challenge
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1 Sep 2014 | Kirsty Weakley

With one survey out last week indicating that more than half of the people taking part in the #icebucketchallenge did not go on to donate, Kirsty Weakley asks whether it's time for charities to cool their enthusiasm for the craze.

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How combining international aid and social media can transform Africa

Social media is impacting life in Africa at breakneck speed, and it is not just the usual suspects Facebook and Twitter. Clare George-Hilley explores what's happening.

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Charities are doing exciting things with mobile apps. Kirsty Weakely takes a look at some that are great at engaging t supporters.

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The Heartbleed bug: A modern horror story

John Tate’s assessment of the latest risks to technology posed by cyber-crime is not for the faint-hearted.

How three charities hijacked #tubestrike

As much of the London Underground network ground to a halt yesterday, Save the Children, Macmillan Cancer Support and Leonard Cheshire Disability hijacked the Twitter hashtag to put commuters’ frustrations into perspective. Kirsty Weakley takes a look.

Simon Blake, chief executive of Brook

There are ups and downs to being a charity chief executive on social media, says Simon Blake, but it's essential to be part of the conversation.

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