Daniel Phelan, 1956-2015

Daniel Phelan dies, aged 58 15

13 Feb 2015 | Tania Mason

Daniel Phelan, owner and editor-in-chief of Civil Society Media, passed away on Wednesday following a long battle with cancer. He was 58.


Daniel Phelan dies, aged 58

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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.

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.

He was just so nice - an over used word, but I can only ever see Daniel with a smile on his face. Genuine, wickedly funny, intelligent, oozing with foresight and interest.

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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.

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