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

31 Mar 2015 | Kirsty Weakley

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.

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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.

Civil Society Christmas Charity Quiz

It's the last Civil Society News bulletin before Christmas, and we know and you know that you're just sitting at your desk waiting for the holidays. So we thought we'd see how much you know about the sector you work in. Take our festive quiz and find out how much of a charity nerd you really are.

Top charity news stories of 2014: October to December

Civil Society News is bringing you a festive countdown in the run-up to Christmas. On the eleventh day we look back at the ten most read news stories from October to December.

Top charity news stories of 2014: July to September

Civil Society News is bringing you a festive countdown in the run-up to Christmas. On the eighth day we look back at the ten most-read news stories from July to September.
 

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

John Tate shares his private letter to Santa about his Christmas technology wishlist.

Top 10 charity blogs of 2014

Civil Society News is bringing you a festive countdown in the run-up to Christmas. On the fifth day we look back at the ten most popular blogs of 2014.

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