Oxfam uses new app to encourage shop visitors to donate online
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Oxfam uses new app to encourage shop visitors to donate online

4 Aug 2015 | Kirsty Weakley

Oxfam is the first charity to use a smartphone messaging app to encourage visitors to its shops to engage with the charity’s online content.

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Diabetes UK launches mobile phone membership scheme

Diabetes UK believes it is the first charity to offer its membership content by text message in return for a monthly £3 donation.

 Kim Lawther, assistive technologist, with a student from Craig y Parc school in Cardiff

Disability charity Scope has announced a £1m partnership with broadband provider Virgin Media to use digital technology in new ways.

Nearly one in ten people donated by text last year

Text donation was worth £115m to charities in 2014 and is expected to grow to £124m in 2015, according to the premium rate regulator’s annual market report.

JustGiving

JustGiving launched a free guide yesterday to help charities use data to shape fundraising strategies.

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» Daniel Phelan dies, aged 58

Institute of Fundraising unveils new mobile-compatible website

The Institute of Fundraising has unveiled a new mobile-compatible website which it says better “reflects its most up-to-date branding”.

Get a mobile compatible website or lose donors, Google executive tells charity conference

It is "not an option" for charities to have websites which don't work on mobile, because donors are increasingly "giving on the go", a Google executive told a charity audience yesterday.

Data breaches by charities in six months to March double those in previous year

Charities suffered 53 data breaches in the six months to March this year, more than double the amount in the same period the previous year, according to figures published by the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Contactless donations set to soar, CAF study suggests

There is a “massive future” for charity donations using contactless payment technology, according to a survey by the Charities Aid Foundation.

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