Over 145 individual charities have benefited from donations made as a result of the ice bucket challenge, while American charity the ALS Association has tried to trademark the term.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Domino’s Pizza has raised £175,000 from one million separate donations, for its main charity, Special Olympics Great Britain through the Pennies Foundation microdonation scheme.
The Big Give is reviewing last December’s match fund challenge, which raised more than £11.5m, after unprecedented levels of demand forced the challenge to be postponed for a day.