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A charity CEO's top ten social media tips

15 Apr 2014

There are ups and downs to being a charity chief executive on social media, says Simon Blake, but it's essential to be part of the conversation.

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Virgin Money Giving launches app following year of growth

Virgin Money Giving has launched an app for users after reporting that 30 per cent of traffic to its platform last year came via mobile. 

WaterAid runs water petition for World Water Day

Celebrities including Simon Pegg, Joanna Lumley and JLS founder Ortise Williams have added their signature to WaterAid’s wall of water in Canary Wharf to commemorate World Water Day.

Three crowdfunding initiatives launched in two days

Three separate crowdfunding initiatives pledging to unlock grassroots giving were launched within two days of each other this week as crowdfunding juggernaut Kickstarter announces it’s raised £22m in its first year in the UK.

Generation Y-Not Give? Engaging with donors of the future

Charities can get young people giving. Helen Donald shares insights to help fundraisers speak to Generation Y donors in the right way

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PBee, the Britain's Personal Best mascot

The chief operating officer at Britain’s Personal Best, the £1m Olympic legacy project that will culminate in a national mass participation weekend in early October, is confident that it will meet its first-year participation targets of 6,500 charities and community groups and 125,000 individuals.


Global crowdfunding predicted to top $5bn this year

The global value of crowdfunding almost doubled in 2012, with a new report predicting it will double again in 2013, reaching $5.1bn.

Andrew Reid, Lord McAlpine's solicitor, RMPI

Lord McAlpine has called on those who spread false allegations of his involvement in child sex abuse via Twitter to each make a donation to a children's charity to avoid further litigation.

Report predicts 'explosive growth' in mobile fundraising

The majority of UK charities are investing in mobile technologies and nearly two-thirds expect individual income to rise next year, according to a report.

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