Charity chief executives and trustees 'lack leadership' on digital technology, says report

Charity chief executives and trustees 'lack leadership' on digital technology, says report

28 May 2015 | Kirsty Weakley

A "lack of brave leadership" is holding the sector back from exploiting digital technologies, according to the author of a report published today.


Charity chief executives and trustees 'lack leadership' on digital technology, says report

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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.

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.

A great loss to friends, colleagues and family, but also to the charity sector writ large.

» Daniel Phelan dies, aged 58

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.

Ocius for PC

Nuffield Health has partnered with Commidea and installed a new electronic payment system in most of its hospitals and in its UK contact centre.

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