Contactless donations set to soar, CAF study suggests
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24 Jun 2015 | Emily Corfe

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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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.

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.


Daniel Phelan is remembered at Charity Awards 2015

Cathy Phelan, wife of Charity Awards founder Daniel Phelan, paid tribute to him last night at the first Charity Awards ceremony since he passed away in February.


A great loss to friends, colleagues and family, but also to the charity sector writ large.

» Daniel Phelan dies, aged 58

Barbara Frost wins Daniel Phelan Award for Outstanding Achievement

WaterAid chief executive Barbara Frost was honoured with the Daniel Phelan Award for Outstanding Achievement at last night’s Charity Awards.

Pennies extends its digital donation box to mobile apps

People making payments through companies' retail apps can now make donations at the same time, using a service set up by microdonations organisation Pennies.

Oxfam campaign

Oxfam has unveiled a new advertising campaign to publicise its online charity shop and hopes to raise £2.3m from it over the next year.

Charity chief executives and trustees 'lack leadership' on digital technology, says report

A "lack of brave leadership" is holding the sector back from exploiting digital technologies, according to the author of a report published today.

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