‘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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Depaul UK launches updated iHobo app

Homelessness charity Depaul UK has launched a new version of its awareness-raising iHobo app for smartphones which introduces new social networking features to the game.

Unite launches campaign to reach civil society workers

Unite the Union is to launch a campaign to engage with workers in charities which have been “forced to the wall” by government cuts.

Jane Ryder, chief executive, OSCR

OSCR has appointed business technology company the Amor Group to create the infrastructure for online filing of annual returns and accounts, and aims to launch the service later this year.

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.

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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.

Do Some Good app was launched on 31 March

Mobile phone provider Orange has teamed up with 12 UK charities to create an app which enables people to volunteer through their mobile phone for the first time.

Prince William and Kate Middleton

Save the Children has launched an online campaign through MSN’s Royal Wedding hub, encouraging people to hold a fundraising street party for the charity’s No Child Born to Die campaign.

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