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JustGiving page for Manchester Dogs’ Home receives four donations a second

15 Sep 2014 | Alice Sharman

JustGiving has said that donations going to an appeal for the Manchester Dogs’ Home following an arson attack has doubled its previous record for the highest number of donations per hour.


JustGiving page for Manchester Dogs’ Home receives four donations a second

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More than £750m is lost every year in gift aid because of an outdated system that disincentivises charities and the Treasury to make the most out of it, according to a report by think-tank ResPublica.

Whizz-Kidz joins microvolunteering movement

Disabled children’s charity Whizz-Kidz is the latest to get involved in microvolunteering, becoming the fourth charity partner of ‘help engine’ Cofacio.

Online bullying specialist given closure reprieve

Bullying UK will continue “for the next couple of months” after finding a number of potential funders who could save the charity.

Organisations' websites and social networks to fall under ASA rules

Marketing messages on organisations’ own websites and non-paid-for material on social networks will soon fall under the authority of the Advertising Standards Authority.

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

Mix and match: Merging IT infrastructures

In tough economic times, more and more organisations are looking to merge, but what does this mean for their IT infrastructure? Gareth Jones takes a look at two examples.

Harvesting the IT crop

Reaping the best from the latest crop of IT developments takes time, says John Tate.

IT new business wins August 2010

Gareth Jones oversees this month's roundup of IT procurement in the sector, which includes new websites for the British Library, the Campaign for National Parks and Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust and CRM systems for the Institute of Physics and Marie Stopes International.

Oxfam and Shelter share search marketing experience

The Internet Advertising Bureau has teamed up with Oxfam and Shelter to offer a search marketing toolkit designed to help charities and public sector organisations increase their visibility online.

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