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Civil Society's 12 Days of Christmas

22 Dec 2014

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.

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Civil Society's 12 Days of Christmas

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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.

Match funding campaign for local charities raises over £90,000 in 24 hours

Localgiving.com’s latest match funding initiative raised over  £90,000 for charities in its first 24 hours.

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.

» VSO to slash overheads by a third

People with most Facebook friends less likely to share charity info, says research

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.

Technology is great but it's not a magic bullet

The launch of a new digital fundraising platform for arts and heritage organisations has made Kirsty Weakley think about how she wants to support them in the future.

Giving Card announces new partners

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 cashless mobile payment app could be fundraising tool

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.

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