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Social Charity Spy: St Gemma's Hospice's wedding dress appeal goes viral

12 Jun 2015

This week a social media call-out leads to an unexpected windfall for St Gemma’s Hospice, Plan UK launch #JustATampon selfie campaign with Jon Snow and Out of the Blue launch their latest fundraising single.

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Social Charity Spy: Animal charities raise money through #BringYourDogToWorkDay

This week we feature how charities are fundraising through 'Bring your dog to work day', and look at a film by the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) for drowning prevention week.

Social Charity Spy: How Marie Curie used Vine for Volunteers' Week

As Volunteers' Week 2015 draws to a close we look at how Marie Curie, the Children’s Society and Rethink Mental Illness have used social channels to celebrate and thank their volunteers.

John Tate

Polling errors at the general election show that human judgement is still critical in using digital technology, says John Tate.

Social Charity Spy: WaterAid gets the internet talking about periods

This week we love WaterAid's use of video in its 'If men had periods' campaign, Missing People's annual Big Tweet and British Museum's use of Periscope.

Ten tips for digital transformation at charities

Last week Kirsty Weakley spent a day immersed in all things digital transformation at CharityComms' conference. She picks out the key themes that emerged.

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

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.

Technology lessons from down the ages

Holiday technology frustrations remind John Tate of some important IT rules.

Social Charity Spy: Save the Children and Amnesty International urge politicians to take action

This week we look at how Save the Children UK and Amnesty International have pressed politicians to restart rescue missions in the Mediterranean, as well as how Support Adoption for Pets hopes to get everyone smiling.

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