Simon Blake, chief executive of Brook
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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. 

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.

It is vital that the voices suggesting the change are heard by the ears that need to hear it and until we understand and map that cross functional landscape, collaboration remains purely an aspiration.

» Sector needs a 'data manifesto', says leadership review

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.

Woodland Trust website wins Plain English award

The Woodland Trust  has won the Plain English Award for its new website this week.

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.

Dot NGO domain set for 2014 launch

The Public Interest Registry’s application to manage a new generic top-level domain, .ngo, has passed the initial evaluation stage, and the body has now announced that it is building a Facebook-style hub for organisations to connect with each other.

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