'Technology can offer charities more than just online donations'

'Technology can offer charities more than just online donations'

10 Apr 2014 | Kirsty Weakley

Charities are focusing too much on using digital tools for fundraising instead of how technology can be used to improve services for stakeholders, a digital expert has warned.


'Technology can offer charities more than just online donations'

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Pregnancy advice charity fined after anti-abortion hacker website attack

The British Pregnancy Advisory Service is planning to appeal a fine of £200,000 issued by the data security regulator after an anti-abortion hacker gained access to thousands of client names, addresses and phone numbers and threatened to publish them.

ICO issues fostering and adoption agencies with a ‘wake-up call’

The Information Commissioner’s Office has warned that fostering and adoption agencies are not transferring data between themselves and local authorities securely enough and need to “take action before it’s too late”.

Vodafone Foundation launches mobile network in a backpack to support aid work

The charitable arm of mobile network Vodafone has revealed its mobile network in a backpack, which will enable aid workers to send calls and texts to provide crucial information following a disaster.

Sightsavers starts general election lobbying with digital mosaic

Sightsavers is urging people ‘put themselves in the picture’ and add their social media profile to an online mosaic, calling on politicians to commit to disability-inclusive development policies.

It is vital that the voices suggesting the change are heard by the ears that need to hear it and until we understand and map that cross functional landscape, collaboration remains purely an aspiration.

» Sector needs a 'data manifesto', says leadership review

CTG: HMRC should provide better Charities Online advice

Charity Tax Group is urging HMRC to provide more detailed advice for large charities about claiming gift aid online using their databases, to clear up areas of confusion.

Cancer Research UK unveils smartphone game to help scientists find a cure for cancer

Cancer Research UK has unveiled a smartphone game that it hopes will speed up the analysis of gene data, necessary in research into cancer cures, as people play it. 

Government to ensure sexual health charities are protected from tougher internet filters

The UK Council for Child Internet Safety is compiling a list of ‘safe’ websites for internet service providers, after a number of charities were blocked when tougher filters were introduced at the end of last year.

CRUK launches Facebook-style 'do' button

Cancer Research UK has created a digital 'do' button, akin to a Facebook 'like', which directs people to a CRUK website which encourages support for the charity through various activities.

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