CRUK crowdfunding effort flops

CRUK crowdfunding effort flops

15 Dec 2014 | Kirsty Weakley

Cancer Research UK’s three new crowdfunding campaigns did not manage to raise even 10 per cent of the money the projects needed.


CRUK crowdfunding effort flops

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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.

A Big Issue vendor. Courtesy of 'Funkdooby' on Flickr

Homeless people selling the Big Issue are to be given smartphones in order to “go beyond selling the magazine, and to begin acting as news gatherers”.

Charities warned about changes to cookie rules

Charities are being urged to be prepared to seek users' permission when using cookies on their websites following the government's recent announcement on the regulation of cookies.

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

Ocius for PC

Nuffield Health has partnered with Commidea and installed a new electronic payment system in most of its hospitals and in its UK contact centre.

Unwanted emails, texts and calls could attract fines of £500k

Charities could be fined up to £500,000 for sending unwanted SMS messages, emails, live and recorded phone calls as a result of amendments to UK regulations due to come into effect next month.

Report names most prolific social networking charities

The Royal British Legion, RSA and the Tate Gallery have been named as the leading social media charities by a new report from nfpSynergy.

Martin Jervis leaves Blackbaud

Martin Jervis has left his role as managing director of Blackbaud Europe after four-and-a-half years at the helm.

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