'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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Plings was developed by Substance as a comprehensive events listing

Voluntary organisations are being encouraged to take advantage of a new website porthole providing young people with comprehensive information on events and activities in their area in a bid to increase youth participation in structured activities.

Max Hotopf, chief executive for Healthcare Europa, Steve Barnard, Stacey Kitchen and Meera Syal

Hft, a national charity for people with learning disabilities and their families, has been announced as the winner of the Laing & Buisson Independent Healthcare Award for Best Use of Technology after adopting a personalised technology system for its service users.

Macmillan Coffee Morning gets an iPhone app

Macmillan has decided to make finding good coffee easier via a new iPhone app designed to promote tomorrow’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.

Celebrities offer Twitter follows in charity auction

Desperate Housewife Eva Longoria is leading a Twitter fundraising campaign which sees celebrities auction off Twitter favours in aid of charity.

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

New website aims to make register of charities more accessible

A new website has been launched which is attempting to make the Charity Commission’s register of charities available in a clearer and more accessible way.

Commission consults on online plans

The Charity Commission has launched a second consultation on its plans to take all its services online by 2012, this time on the decision to withdraw paper forms for annual returns and annual updates.

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More than £750m is lost every year in gift aid because of an outdated system that disincentivises charities and the Treasury to make the most out of it, according to a report by think-tank ResPublica.

Whizz-Kidz joins microvolunteering movement

Disabled children’s charity Whizz-Kidz is the latest to get involved in microvolunteering, becoming the fourth charity partner of ‘help engine’ Cofacio.

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