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Macmillan: We did not hijack #icebucketchallenge 2

21 Aug 2014 | Alice Sharman

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.

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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.

National Trust to develop new website in £2m digital upgrade

The National Trust has budgeted £2m to update its digital services, including a new website and mobile app, as part of a £30m overhaul of its IT.

RNLI to accept digital currency donations

RNLI has become the first major UK charity to accept donations in the digital currency, Bitcoin, in a bid to attract new supporters.

Centrepoint and RNIB among Google charity tech competition winners

Homelessness charity Centrepoint has been announced as one of the winners of this year’s Google Impact Challenge, while the Royal National Institute of the Blind has been awarded the people’s choice award.

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

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

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.

Greenpeace video removed from YouTube following copyright claim

A campaign video by Greenpeace against Lego’s relationship with Shell has been subject to a copyright claim by Warner Brothers forcing its temporary removal from YouTube.

Oxfam advert removed after appearing before extremist videos

Oxfam has removed one of its adverts from YouTube after it was shown on channels showing content from extremist group ISIS.

Data protection proposals 'potentially catastrophic' for fundraising

EU data protection proposals could have a “potentially catastrophic” impact on charity fundraising, delegates at the Institute of Fundraising’s National Convention heard yesterday.

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