'There's a world of tech opportunities for the charity sector'

5 Oct 2015 | John Tate

After 16 years, our longest-standing columnist is calling it a day. John Tate reflects on the pros and cons of the advances in technology we have seen over that period.


'There's a world of tech opportunities for the charity sector'

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Social Charity Spy: #suppawt for Blue Cross on Pinterest

This week we look at how the Blue Cross is using image sharing site Pinterest as part of its #suppawt campaign and a well-timed campaign from the Royal Life Saving Society

MS Society

The MS Society has written to approximately 25,000 of its web users to warn them their personal information may have been accessed by hackers.

Facebook apologise to charity after advert ban U-turn

Social media giant Facebook has apologised to the Royal National Institute for the Blind after it lifted a ban on an advert by the organisation which it originally said was “degrading”.

Patrick Nash

With data leaks and scandals involving charities on the rise, Patrick Nash of Connect Assist explains how to protect your organisation from the catastrophic impact of a malicious security hack.

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

Social Charity Spy: Mind starts a social media fashion show

Macmillan is all over social media for its annual Coffee Morning fundraiser today. Also this week Cafe Direct has a social media twist for corporate partnerships and Mind got its supporters sharing comfortable clothes for London Fashion week.

Social Charity Spy: a digital sponsored silence and pufflings

This week one charity asked people to stay away from social media while Greenpeace shared an exceptionally cute picture. 

People and Culture Conference 2015: Top tweets

The inaugural People and Culture Conference, organised by Civil Society Media, took place yesterday. We round up delegates' views of the highlights.

Social Charity Spy: Save the Children and Benedict Cumberbatch launch fundraising single for refugee crisis

A re-release of the Crowded House song Help is Coming is raising money for Save the Children’s refugee crisis appeal, with a video fronted by Benedict Cumberbatch.

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