Online donations forms are too long and cost charities donations, finds report
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Online donations forms are too long and cost charities donations, finds report

28 Jul 2014 | Kirsty Weakley

One third of leading charity websites require potential donors to complete more than 20 actions before they can make a donation, according to an audit of 50 fundraising charities’ websites by technology charity Eduserv.

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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.

GuideStar Data Services falls into administration

GuideStar Data Services CIC has been placed into administration seven months after it was assimilated into the Directory of Social Change.

Community donation scheme

The government is examining proposals for a scheme to allow people to donate to good causes in their communities by adding a nominal charge to their bills in local shops and restaurants.

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Jane Ryder, chief executive of OSCR

OSCR may be forced to delay its planned IT upgrade and online services due to lack of funds.

The Nokia 5230

Oxfam has created a free app for Nokia phones which allows supporters to donate to and track the progress of five of its programmes around the world.

Information Commissioner to launch first code of practice on data sharing

The Information Commissioner has launched a consultation on the first ever code of practice on data sharing for public, private and civil society organisations.

Humanitarian Centre to launch year-long focus on ICT

Networking charity the Humanitarian Centre is to launch a year-long focus on the part of ICT on international development, with activities, training courses and an online directory.

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