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Scope and Virgin Media announce £1m technology partnership

30 Jul 2015 | Kirsty Weakley

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

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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.

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.

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

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.

Wakehurst Place. Picture by David Iliff

Kew Gardens has denied claims that it pressured travel site TripAdvisor into deleting negative reviews about its Wakehurst Place property.

JK Rowling charity scoops top prize at Charity Awards 2015

A charity set up by JK Rowling ten years ago to close children’s institutions and orphanages in developing countries and resettle their young residents with their families or foster carers, has won the Overall Award at The Charity Awards 2015.


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