Facebook adds 'Donate Now' button
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25 Aug 2015 | Alice Sharman

Charities in the UK can now ask their supporters to give directly via Facebook, after the social media giant rolled out a "Donate Now" button previously available only in the US.

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Stonewall's new mobile website

Equality charity Stonewall has today revealed its new website and has added the tagline “acceptance without exception” to its logo to emphasise its commitment to change.

Royal British Legion launches new mobile compatible website

The Royal British Legion has launched a new mobile-compatible website which it says will “encourage regular and new users to get involved” with the charity.

Reach Volunteering

A new digital service to connect skilled volunteers with charities around the UK has been launched by Reach Volunteering, a specialist volunteering support charity.

Social Charity Spy: Dogs Trust promise ‘children will ditch the tech… if they have a dog’

The Dogs Trust has launched an online campaign encouraging parents to buy their children a pet dog to keep them from spending too much time glued to technology.

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

» Daniel Phelan dies, aged 58

Oxfam uses new app to encourage shop visitors to donate online

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.

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.

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