Lack of understanding of technology is a barrier to social change
News

Lack of understanding of technology is a barrier to social change

1 Jul 2016 | Kirsty Weakley

The voluntary sector’s poor understanding of the potential technology could have is one of the barriers to scaling new tools, the co-founder of a charity that champions technology for good said yesterday. 

Share

Lack of understanding of technology is a barrier to social change

Displaying 1 to 8 (of 217) | next | last »

Marie Curie appoints digital advisory board

Marie Curie has appointed a digital advisory board to help it build on the successes of its digital transformation programme.

'Fake' charity app to help migrants at sea has been removed by Apple

An app that claimed to support a charity rescuing refugees in the Mediterranean by enabling users to search satellite data has been pulled from Apple’s app store, after technology experts said it did not work.

Facebook looking to make ‘donate’ button available to UK charities this year

Facebook is looking to roll-out its ‘donate’ button feature to all charity pages at some point this year, a fundraising conference was told last week.

Blue Cross, Mary's Meals and Barbican start to fundraise with contactless technology

The Blue Cross, Mary’s Meals and the Barbican are the latest charities to trial the use of contactless payment technology to take donations.

Losing Daniel is so painful. A very special man, he combined his brilliance with a way of making everyone around him feel valued, included and respected.

» Daniel Phelan dies, aged 58

 Charities need to address digital skills gap or they will lose beneficiaries

Charities must improve their digital offering or lose beneficiaries, the chief executive of Parkinson’s UK warned yesterday.

Charity Tax Group launches new website

The Charity Tax Group has launched a new website and online guide to tax for charities, intended to help charities find their way “through the increasingly complicated tax landscape”.

NCVO publishes free digital skills toolkit for charities

NCVO has launched a toolkit for the voluntary sector, which is designed to help organisations “plan, design and deliver” digital skills programmes.

Google announces grantees of $20m disability fund

Google has announced the 29 organisations which are to receive a share of the £14m ($20m) fund set up to use technology to take on accessibility challenges.

Displaying 1 to 8 (of 217) | next | last »

Directory

Search the Directory

 

The Civil Society Directory is a comprehensive and effective resource for finding organisations and people in the sector.

Charity Technology Survey 2012
Charity Technology Survey 2012
Price: from £105.00
Save £25.00
£80.00
BUY NOW

Charities call for wider reform of the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme

1 Jul 2016

Charities have called on HM Revenue and Customs to do more to remove the barriers for small charities...

Charity Commission investigates 72 RAF mess charities

1 Jul 2016

The Charity Commission has launched an investigation into 72 Royal Air Force mess charities, following...

Is your risk register a complete waste of time?

30 Jun 2016

Jonathan Orchard, partner at Sayer Vincent, talks about why charities need to re-think their risk policies....

Major donors are often ‘badly handled’ by fundraisers, according to NPC

1 Jul 2016

High net worth individuals and philanthropists are often “badly handled” by fundraisers, who lack...

Commission on the Donor Experience launches, outlines 25 focus areas

1 Jul 2016

The Commission on the Donor Experience has announced the 25 areas of fundraising that it will focus on...

Fundraising Regulator rejected by Scotland in favour of self-regulation

30 Jun 2016

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations has rejected extending the remit of the Fundraising Regulator...

Commission opens consultation into use of official warning power

1 Jul 2016

The Charity Commission is looking for responses to its proposals of how it will use its new power of issuing...

Scottish applications for charitable status rose by 7 per cent, OSCR accounts reveal

1 Jul 2016

The total number of registered charities in Scotland has risen by 7 per cent to 24,055, according to the...

Charity Commission investigates 72 RAF mess charities

1 Jul 2016

The Charity Commission has launched an investigation into 72 Royal Air Force mess charities, following...