Social Charity Spy: Charities and #BlackFriday

Social Charity Spy: Charities and #BlackFriday

27 Nov 2015

This week Spy looks at how charities have engaged with #BlackFriday and how Plan UK worked with a dating app.


Social Charity Spy: Charities and #BlackFriday

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Digital-first strategy at Royal British Legion encouraged more people to access its services

The Royal British Legion has seen a sixfold growth in the number of supporters accessing its services after launching a digital-first strategy, the Charity Technology Conference heard last week.

Charity Technology Conference roundup: less about technology, more about people

Kirsty Weakley rounds up the learning from the Charity Technology Conference, and finds it was less about new gadgets or apps, and more about the people whose lives they change.

Over £6m raised for BBC Children in Need appeal through text donations alone

Mobile payment company Fonix has announced that it processed over £6.6m worth of text donations for this year’s BBC Children in Need fundraiser.

Coffee Morning

A session at last week’s Charity Technology Conference about why Macmillan embraced analytics reminded Fran Swaine just how powerful data can be for charities.

He was just so nice - an over used word, but I can only ever see Daniel with a smile on his face. Genuine, wickedly funny, intelligent, oozing with foresight and interest.

» Daniel Phelan dies, aged 58

National Trust launches new website as part of £40m technology strategy

The National Trust has launched a new website as part of a £40 million technology investment programme.

Charities should view technology as a tool for change, not an overhead cost, conference hears

IT professionals must explain how technology helps meet charity priorities if they want to be more than an “overhead cost”, the director of information services at Barnardo’s told the Charity Technology Conference last week.

Top tweets from the Charity Technology Conference 2015

The tenth annual Charity Technology Conference took place yesterday, organised by Civil Society Media. There was a host of insightful, informative and witty commentary on Twitter throughout the day.

IT leaders ‘need to be on the front foot’, Charity Technology Conference hears

Charities must use technology to create change or risk 'sliding into insignificance' Zenon Hannick, chief technology officer at Comic Relief, told a Civil Society Media conference yesterday.

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