CRUK crowdfunding effort flops
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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.

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Everything Everywhere suspends text donation fees

Everything Everywhere, the mobile communication behemoth created in the merging of Orange and T-Mobile, has suspended fees for text donations and announced a review of its text-to-donate service following an Institute of Fundraising push for the fees to be dropped.

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Blackbaud targets smaller arts organisations with latest package

Software provider Blackbaud has launched a new a new software product, The Patron Edge Essentials, for smaller arts and cultural organisations in the not-for-profit sector.

Robert Ashton

BT’s move to launch a no-fee fundraising website has drawn criticism from social entrepreneur and author Robert Ashton, who has accused the telecoms giant of using its financial muscle to deliberately undermine the market's creator JustGiving.

BT enters online fundraising market with fee-free offer to rival JustGiving and Virgin Money

BT is hoping to expand the online giving market via the launch of its web fundraising offering myDonate, a launch which sees it compete with established players JustGiving and Virgin Money Giving in the online sponsorship and fundraising arena.

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