9 Nov 2009
The voluntary sector should create a “data manifesto” that identifies who holds data about the sector and enables the sharing of data, recommends Dame Mary Marsh’s review of leadership and skills in the social sector.
Plaza Publishing, producer of Charity Finance, governance and Professional Fundraising magazines, has rebranded as Civil Society Media to reflect the market we serve and tailor our content to a more defined audience.
Farm Africa has used social media to launch a quirky fundraising campaign called ‘Pimp this Goat’. The campaign, which launched on 29 October, sparked a frenzy of activity on the social networking site Twitter.
Charities and environmental organisations can win a day’s free website user testing and usability consultancy in a competition run by digital media company Cogapp. Launched to coincide with World Usability Day on 12 November, entrants must send a brief summary of how their organisation could benefit from a website usability MOT and send it to UXcomp@cogapp.com by 26 November.
Despite concerns, web-based accounting packages are ﬁnding favour, says John Tate. Last month saw the results of Sift Media’s software satisfaction awards. Based on a survey of over 8,000 end users the results make interesting reading.
Hopefully there is a handy recycling bin somewhere for this report which pays little attention to sector views, or indeed the ethos of the sector.
The world society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) claims to have increased online donations by nearly 50 per cent with a campaign powered by on-demand email and one-to-one marketing solutions provider ExactTarget. It ascribes this success to its ability to tailor email content to the preferences of its supporters.
GuideStar International has integrated its free website GuideStar UK and its Data Services trading subsidiary and appointed Les Hems, formerly director of third sector data and analysis at GuideStar Data Services CIC, as director of the combined programme.
John Tate compares the Microsoft upgrade path to a cloud solution. October sees the full release of Windows 7 – Microsoft’s new desktop operating system. This is a very interesting time for Microsoft as last release, Vista, has gained very limited traction in the business sector. Home users who have purchased new machines recently are likely to have had them delivered with VISTA and in the main use what they have been given.