'Technology can offer charities more than just online donations'
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'Technology can offer charities more than just online donations'

10 Apr 2014 | Kirsty Weakley

Charities are focusing too much on using digital tools for fundraising instead of how technology can be used to improve services for stakeholders, a digital expert has warned.

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Battle to overturn Apple's charity donation ban gathers momentum

A petition calling on Steve Jobs to end Apple’s ban on charity donation apps for the iPhone has gained nearly 8,000 signatories.

YouTube set for charity takeover

Beatbullying and Save the Children are among eight charities chosen to feature in this year's annual ‘Project for Awesome’ charity YouTube take-over, which will see the platform overrun with charity and cause-related content for 24 hours.

William Hoyle

William Hoyle is to leave his role as chief executive of the Charity Technology Trust to create a new social enterprise providing technology to businesses in the developing world.

Jumo

Jumo, the social network for charities and non-profits created by Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, has launched, but does not yet allow UK charities to accept donations.

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

Charities invited to utilise government data

Charities are being urged to submit ideas for how they could make use of government data, with up to £50,000 available for the development of the winning proposal.

Dawn Varley

Dawn Varley, vice-chair of the Institute of Fundraising’s technology special interest group, has left her role at Age UK to join Purple Vision as a consultant.

VAT blow for charities with staff on joint contracts

Charities that have IT staff on joint contracts with an external supplier may have to pay more VAT following a recent VAT tribunal decision.

Three new mobile giving platforms launched in one week

The prediction that 2011 will be the year of the mobile looks more and more likely to bear fruit as three different organisations launch SMS and mobile giving services this week.

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