Tim Parfitt’s checklist aims to increase the likelihood that your next website project runs as smoothly as possible while maximising the effectiveness and success of your new site
A three-way knowledge transfer partnership (KTP) between the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), the University of Reading and a qualified graduate helped the disability charity to shift all its business from manual to electronic systems during 2006-7. Dr Paul Naylor, KTP adviser, explains how.
Charity Finance’s longest-standing columnist sharpens his brash stick ready for a second decade of debunking. 1999. Cast your mind back. There was the total eclipse of the sun in the UK. Charles Shultz, the creator of the comic strip Peanuts retired. The Euro came into existence. Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones become the first to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon. And – I wrote my first column for Charity Finance.
John Tate has been rabbiting on about IT driving the transparency agenda for a couple of years. Now the topic of charity CEO expenses has become a major talking point and this was kicked off via John's blog posting. Without technology this would not have been possible.
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.
Over the last few years, the development and mass adoption of new web-based services which specifically support collaboration and sharing between users – known as Web 2.0 – has transformed the way in which we can engage with each other, and with brands, online.
The Adopt a Word site sets out to raise money for the children’s charity I CAN by allowing you to pay £20 to literally adopt a word. Conceptually it’s like buying a piece of the moon – you wonder whose it is to give away in the first place. But that aside I Can aims to support the development of speech, language and communication skills in all children – hence the link to words.
Web 2.0 has been variously hailed as the vehicle that would revolutionise charity communications – and as a resource-intensive tool that would be monopolised by a few irritating comment whores and put your organisation’s reputation at risk. But while some charities have no doubt experienced the latter, the Blue Cross animal charity says its All About Pets networking site has proved an unqualified success.