Over 145 charities receive donations from #icebucketchallenge through JustGiving
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Over 145 charities receive donations from #icebucketchallenge through JustGiving

1 Sep 2014 | Alice Sharman

Over 145 individual charities have benefited from donations made as a result of the ice bucket challenge, while American charity the ALS Association has tried to trademark the term.

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Ethecol chip and pin

The Plunkett Foundation has created a membership scheme for the UK’s 255 community-owned shops and signed a deal with Ethecol Merchant Services to install a card-processing system in each one.

Access UK

The management team at accounting software provider Access UK has landed a £50m deal with venture capitalist Lyceum Capital to finance an ambitious expansion strategy.

Cloud computing

Over 60 charities have signed up to Charity Cloud, the cloud services partnership between appiChar and ThinkGrid that launched last September.

Spending cuts 'will put a brake on technology use by small groups'

Civil society’s ability to use communications technology to reach out to service users and other stakeholders will be badly hampered by cuts to support providers’ budgets, the project manager in charge of Navca’s regional ICT champion scheme warned last week.

NGOs need to look more closely at expense claims from their staff, in particular from UK staff based overseas as expatriates, and from staff who travel from the UK to field offices and projects overseas.

» VSO to slash overheads by a third

JustGiving to launch direct debit facility

JustGiving will be launching a direct debit function to its website in the next one to two weeks following a significant rise on regular giving on the site.

Adobe software

Eduserv has extended for two more years its agreement with Adobe offering lower-priced creative software for universities and colleges.

CCITDG decides not to broaden membership, for now

Members of the Charities Consortium IT Directors Group have voted against a proposal to lower the organisational income required for membership from £25m to £10m, but have not ruled out making the change in future.

Google for Nonprofits coming to the UK

After launching its package for nonprofits in the US last week, Google has confirmed that UK charities will also be able to benefit from Google for Nonprofits in the future.

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