Six things we learnt about charities and technology this week
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Six things we learnt about charities and technology this week

28 Nov 2014 | Kirsty Weakley

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

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Six things we learnt about charities and technology this week

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NSPCC leaves Charityshare consortium

NSPCC has left Charityshare, the shared IT consortium it helped to create, and is moving its infrastructure and support services to Northgate Managed Services.

Do you have multiple database syndrome?

Ivan Wainewright looks at the common scenario of an organisation running several databases, and outlines routes to that elusive ‘360° view’.

GuideStar website back under wing of GuideStar International

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Using online tools to shape youth provision

Dr Kath Edgar explains how a government-funded IT project is helping to standardise the collection of impact data on youth activities.

(c) Ben Dalton

It's not hot that there are not-spots says Andrew Samuel, and an online competition to point them out somewhat defeats the purpose, no?

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