‘The challenge is getting people to use IT systems’
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‘The challenge is getting people to use IT systems’

28 Nov 2014 | Kirsty Weakley

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.

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Peter Wanless, chief executive, Big Lottery Fund

Peter Wanless, chief executive of the Big Lottery Fund, has said it will move to online applications for its funding.

Consortium launches e-learning induction template

The Charity Learning Consortium has released a low cost e-learning induction template for its charity members.

Giving website gives donors choice of which projects get green light

Children's charity Global Care has launched a charity giving website, Pick the Bucket, which allows users to choose which projects go ahead.

First free text donation service launched by Vodafone and JustGiving

Vodafone and JustGiving have shaken up the emerging text donation market by launching a free text-to-donate service which they say will open up the fundraising stream to charities of all sizes and income.

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Causes platform provides new ways to interact with supporters

Causes, the social media fundraising platform, has added a range of new functionality making it easier for charities to to raise corporate income and integrate fundraising into their Facebook fan pages.

Richard Morris, manager at Wimpole Farm

The National Trust has partnered with digital agency Public Zone to create the first online farming collective, which is designed to increase awareness of sustainable farming.

Comic Relief raises £15.2m in text donations

Comic Relief raised £15.17m via mobile phone text donations this year, accounting for nearly £1 out of every £5 donated via the event.

More charities entering the cloud, finds survey

Charities are embracing the cloud, with almost three times as many charities using some form of software as a service as two years ago, according to the Charity IT Survey 2011.

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