Social Charity Spy: Charities and #BlackFriday

Social Charity Spy: Charities and #BlackFriday

27 Nov 2015

This week Spy looks at how charities have engaged with #BlackFriday and how Plan UK worked with a dating app.


Social Charity Spy: Charities and #BlackFriday

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Digital-first strategy at Royal British Legion encouraged more people to access its services

The Royal British Legion has seen a sixfold growth in the number of supporters accessing its services after launching a digital-first strategy, the Charity Technology Conference heard last week.

Charity Technology Conference roundup: less about technology, more about people

Kirsty Weakley rounds up the learning from the Charity Technology Conference, and finds it was less about new gadgets or apps, and more about the people whose lives they change.

National Trust launches new website as part of £40m technology strategy

The National Trust has launched a new website as part of a £40 million technology investment programme.

Charities should view technology as a tool for change, not an overhead cost, conference hears

IT professionals must explain how technology helps meet charity priorities if they want to be more than an “overhead cost”, the director of information services at Barnardo’s told the Charity Technology Conference last week.

He was just so nice - an over used word, but I can only ever see Daniel with a smile on his face. Genuine, wickedly funny, intelligent, oozing with foresight and interest.

» Daniel Phelan dies, aged 58

IT leaders ‘need to be on the front foot’, Charity Technology Conference hears

Charities must use technology to create change or risk 'sliding into insignificance' Zenon Hannick, chief technology officer at Comic Relief, told a Civil Society Media conference yesterday.

Prince’s Trust announces new mobile-friendly website as part of digital transformation programme

The Prince’s Trust has launched a new website and new IT systems to help it reach more young people, as part of a three year strategy to transform its digital services.

How Diabetes UK became the first charity to offer mobile membership

Regular giving by mobile has become old hat. Diabetes UK is innovating by offering membership on mobile. George Child explains how it’s doing it.

Ivan Wainewright

Ivan Wainewright says that a successful database implementation is about much more than choosing a great customer-relationship management system.

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