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Digital governance: the board, the internet and social media

13 Mar 2015

A British Council poll recently declared the invention of the internet the most momentous event of the last eight decades. But what are the implications for trustees?

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Case study: Stroke Association opts for online solution to create printed materials

Gareth Jones hears how the Stroke Association saved £30,000 a year by using a web-based publishing tool for its printed marketing leaflets.

VSO revitalises its international communications with video conferencing

Gareth Jones looks at how VSO went about implementing a managed video conferencing service, and the benefits it brought to the development charity.

Technical briefing: New Data Protection Act penalties

New powers for the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) to impose monetary penalties of up to £500,000 for serious breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) came into force on 6 April. Rachel Holmes explains.

Getting better connected: the Charity CRM Survey 2010

Some 66 per cent of charities would recommend their supplier to other charities, up from 63 per cent last year, according to Civil Society IT’s third annual Charity CRM Software Survey. For the third year running, Raiser’s Edge from Blackbaud is the most popular specialist package, used by 16 per cent of all charities surveyed.

Jenny Searle on representing IT on the Leonard Cheshire board

Leonard Cheshire Disability vice-chair and IT specialist Jenny Searle talks to Gareth Jones about the charity’s IT plans and her role as an IT expert on the board.

Should civil society organisations upgrade to Windows 7?

We asked four experts to give their opinions on Windows 7 and whether organisations should be looking to upgrade.

The trials of getting back online

Roger Chester tells the story of a phone bill audit which had unexpected consequences.

The IT list: healthcare and medical research

Each issue Civil Society IT approaches 15 charities of varying sizes and asks them what software and service providers they use for different tasks. This month’s focus is on healthcare and medical research charities.

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