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JustGiving page for Manchester Dogs’ Home receives four donations a second

15 Sep 2014 | Alice Sharman

JustGiving has said that donations going to an appeal for the Manchester Dogs’ Home following an arson attack has doubled its previous record for the highest number of donations per hour.

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Commission's new online charity search to launch soon after delay

The Charity Commission’s searchable online register of charities is due to launch in beta this autumn, after a four-month delay, as the organisation prepares to move its website to gov.uk. 

Charities warned that digital campaigns can be 'counterproductive'

Charity digital campaigns can be counterproductive and will need to change to keep the attention of those they’re seeking to influence, an audience of charity leaders heard this morning.

Twitter trials plans to allow users to donate to charity through its site

Twitter has announced plans to allow users to donate to charity through the social media platform, as well as to buy products from commercial retailers, and is currently testing the service in the US.

Fundraisers should engage more with older people online, new research shows

Charities could be missing out on donations by not engaging with older people through online and mobile channels, according to new research.

Hopefully there is a handy recycling bin somewhere for this report which pays little attention to sector views, or indeed the ethos of the sector.

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Over 145 charities receive donations from #icebucketchallenge through JustGiving

Over 145 individual charities have benefited from donations made as a result of the ice bucket challenge, while American charity the ALS Association has tried to trademark the term.

EU data protection proposals would kill fundraisers’ mailing lists, says report

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.

Civil Society Media's Carys Pugh did the challenge for MNDA

Macmillan has hit back against accusations on social media that it has hijacked #icebucketchallenge, saying the craze has been raising money for cancer charities in New Zealand since July.

Smart charity wristbands

A new wristband that will enable people to make faster donations with just a tap of a smartphone, is being tested by several leading charities.

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