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13 Feb 2015 | Tania Mason

Daniel Phelan, owner and editor-in-chief of Civil Society Media, passed away on Wednesday following a long battle with cancer. He was 58.

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Commission launches tool for third parties to submit charity accounts

The Charity Commission has today launched a new digital tool to allow a third party, such as a charity’s accountant, to submit its accounts on the charity’s behalf.

Online training resource for charities launched

Skills Platform, an online marketplace for training and personal development courses for charities and health organisations, launched yesterday.

Service delivery is the top tech priority for charities, according to survey

Improving the way online services for beneficiaries are delivered is the top priority for charities in 2015, ahead of cost-cutting, online fundraising, engaging volunteers and collaboration with others, according to a recent poll.

CRUK crowdfunding effort flops

Cancer Research UK’s three new crowdfunding campaigns did not manage to raise even 10 per cent of the money the projects needed.

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.

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Volunteering platform Do-it relaunches

Online volunteering platform Do-it has been relaunched today by its new owner, the Do-it Trust, with more emphasis on on sharing volunteering opportunities via social media.

‘The challenge is getting people to use IT systems’

Whatever type of customer-relationship management system charities use, the biggest challenge is convincing staff to use it properly, delegates at the Charity Technology Conference heard this week.

'Be careful what you say and don't be boring on social media'

Don’t be too serious on social media and be prepared to pay for premium services, delegates at yesterday’s Charity Technology Conference heard.

'Focus on people as well as technology', IT experts told

IT directors need to learn when to step back and allow others in their organisation to experiment with technology, but be there to pick up the pieces if it all goes wrong, a sector IT leader has said.

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