In the lead-up to the Christmas break Civil Society News brought readers different festive feature, looking back over the major events of 2014 and celebrating some of the seasonal fundraising efforts from the sector. In case you missed any here they are.
The global value of crowdfunding almost doubled in 2012, with a new report predicting it will double again in 2013, reaching $5.1bn.
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.
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.
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.
Individuals are relying increasingly on their social networks to deliver information about and opportunities to give to charities, but those with larger networks are less likely to share such information, according to new academic research.
This week the Giving Card has announced new partnership deals with Mind and with Pizza Hut as it relaunched its website to improve its online presence.
Barclays has launched a mobile app which will enable consumers to send money via their phones and could introduce a new way for donors to give to charities.