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Civil Society's 12 Days of Christmas

22 Dec 2014

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.

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Civil Society's 12 Days of Christmas

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Top six charity social media stories of 2014

This year it certainly felt like charity had gone viral. On the second day of our festive countdown Civil Society News looks back at some of the best ways charities have harnessed the power of social media to make a difference this year.

Top charity news stories of 2014: January to March

Civil Society News is bringing you a festive countdown in the run up to Christmas. On the first day, we look back at the top ten most read charity news stories from January to March.

Six things we learnt about charities and technology this week

The ninth Charity Technology Conference took place on Wednesday and Civil Society News has collated some of the insights from the day.

‘The challenge is getting people to use IT systems’

Whatever type of customer-relationship management system charities use, the biggest challenge is convincing staff to use it properly, delegates at the Charity Technology Conference heard this week.

NGOs need to look more closely at expense claims from their staff, in particular from UK staff based overseas as expatriates, and from staff who travel from the UK to field offices and projects overseas.

» VSO to slash overheads by a third

Film of the week: How to Not Die (From Ebola) by Save the Children

The latest in Save the Children’s #vlogforgood series offers some top tips on how to avoid catching Ebola.

'Be careful what you say and don't be boring on social media'

Don’t be too serious on social media and be prepared to pay for premium services, delegates at yesterday’s Charity Technology Conference heard.

'Focus on people as well as technology', IT experts told

IT directors need to learn when to step back and allow others in their organisation to experiment with technology, but be there to pick up the pieces if it all goes wrong, a sector IT leader has said.

Charity Technology Conference 2014: Top tweets

The ninth successful year of the Charity Technology Conference, organised by Civil Society Media, took place yesterday. We round up delegates' views of the highlights. 

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