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27 May 2015 | Kirsty Weakley

Some 20 per cent of charities do not accept donations via their own websites, and 38 per cent are not able to receive text donations, according to a report from Barclays.

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People using JustGiving to raise money for good causes can now share a fundraising page or the fact they have made a donation with friends and family using WhatsApp.

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Companies engaged in a charity's operational work could be more likely to donate, according to the head of mission at Medecins Sans Frontieres, which received a $14m donation from its partner Google to its Ebola appeal.

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Honour-based violence, deforestation in the Amazon, and sexual exploitation of girls by London gangs are just three of the problems being successfully tackled by charities shortlisted in this year’s Charity Awards.

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Children’s charity Action for Children has launched a new mobile-friendly website and digital strategy, as well as refreshing its online brand with a change of colour.

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The Valldata Group, which provides payment solutions to the charity sector, made an operating loss of more than £572,000 for the year ending March 2014 and has since lost several senior executives.

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The new .ngo domain name, which is only open to not-for-profit organisations, is now available to charities.

Virtual currencies present an opportunity for charities to become more transparent, says CAF

Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin could help charities become more transparent about how donations are spent because each coin can be traced through the system, according to a discussion paper from the Charities Aid Foundation.

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