EU data protection proposals would kill fundraisers’ mailing lists, says report
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28 Aug 2014 | David Ainsworth

Proposed EU data protection rules could destroy mailing lists relied on by charity fundraisers, and would present “the biggest challenge in fundraising for a generation”, according to a report published this week by direct marketing agency Medialab.

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Smaller charities given temporary iXBRL reprieve

Smaller incorporated charities will not have to file accounts using iXBRL format until free software is available that suits their requirements, HMRC has said.

Charities will use technology for more partnership working, says new research

Around two-thirds of charities plan to use technology to collaborate more nationally and internationally, according to new research by Lasa.

Domino's Pizza first to join new microdonation scheme

An electronic charity donation scheme has been launched to collect small donations from consumers who pay for goods by card.

Not cleaning campaign data costs more, charities warned

Charities need to consider the cost of not cleaning their data following a campaign as it is often greater than that incurred by doing so, according to Macmillan Cancer Support.

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

Volunteering impact toolkit moves from CD Rom to web

Volunteering England has launched its second version of the Volunteering Impact Assessment Toolkit as a web resource with further features and step-by-step instructions.

NSPCC leaves Charityshare consortium

NSPCC has left Charityshare, the shared IT consortium it helped to create, and is moving its infrastructure and support services to Northgate Managed Services.

GuideStar website back under wing of GuideStar International

GuideStar International has taken back ownership of the GuideStar UK website following the Directory of Social Change’s decision to place GuideStar Data Services into administration.

Facebook

Charities should concentrate on using Facebook to build relationships with supporters rather than treat it as an outright giving mechanism, according to a top Facebook executive.

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