Fundraisers should engage more with older people online, new research shows
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Fundraisers should engage more with older people online, new research shows

2 Sep 2014 | Jenna Pudelek

Charities could be missing out on donations by not engaging with older people through online and mobile channels, according to new research.

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Fundraisers should engage more with older people online, new research shows

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Online donations forms are too long and cost charities donations, finds report

One third of leading charity websites require potential donors to complete more than 20 actions before they can make a donation, according to an audit of 50 fundraising charities’ websites by technology charity Eduserv.

Charities will be able collect donations via dot NGO domain pages

Charities that sign up for the new generic top-level domain, .ngo, will be able to collect donations via their directory page.

Charities to need active consent for add-on donations

Charities will no longer be able to automatically include a donation as part of a purchase when consumers buy from them online, according to new regulations which come in to effect this week.

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. 

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.

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Pregnancy advice charity fined after anti-abortion hacker website attack

The British Pregnancy Advisory Service is planning to appeal a fine of £200,000 issued by the data security regulator after an anti-abortion hacker gained access to thousands of client names, addresses and phone numbers and threatened to publish them.

Name and shame charities under inquiry on the Register of Charities

All late-filing charities are clearly highlighted with a bright red border around their entry on the Charity Commission’s website. Kirsty Weakley asks why charities under a Commission investigation don't face the same treatment.

Government to ensure sexual health charities are protected from tougher internet filters

The UK Council for Child Internet Safety is compiling a list of ‘safe’ websites for internet service providers, after a number of charities were blocked when tougher filters were introduced at the end of last year.

NSPCC faces backlash over letters from Santa

A glitch in NSPCC’s Letter from Santa website has resulted in incorrect personalisation of letters and delays in sending them out.

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