'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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Online giving rises by 35 per cent in the US

Donors in the US are getting more comfortable giving via the internet according to new research which shows a 34.5 per cent spike in online giving in that market last year.

Caron Bradshaw

CFDG has asked HMRC to extend the small charities exemption from iXBRL to trading subsidiaries of these groups.

Local, micro-funding site launched by Action for Children

Action for Children is going local with the launch of a new microsite which will allow supporters to identify and support small, individual projects in their local area.

Socitm adds charity expertise to board

David Membrey, deputy chief executive of the CFDG, has been appointed to the main board of Socitm.

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Salvation Army donation app receives 190,000 downloads

A mobile app created by the Salvation Army has received more than 190,000 downloads in six weeks, with 6.2 per cent of users clicking the ‘donate now’ button.

IoF judges give approval to Donor Strategy

The Institute of Fundraising’s Innovation Zone has awarded good marks to IRIS Donor Strategy in its latest round of reports.

Marie Curie app dodges Apple’s fundraising ban

Marie Curie Cancer Care has launched a fundraising smartphone app as part of its £5.5m Daffodil Day fundraising effort.

Campbell Robb, chief executive, Shelter

Charity campaigners must treat social media in the same way as any other campaigning tool, devising a proper strategy for its use, Shelter chief executive Campbell Robb has said.

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