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Valldata Group reports loss of over £500,000

7 May 2015 | Kirsty Weakley

The Valldata Group, which provides payment solutions to the charity sector, made an operating loss of more than £572,000 for the year ending March 2014 and has since lost several senior executives.

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Amnesty trials virtual reality headsets for street fundraisers

Amnesty International UK has given street fundraisers virtual reality headsets so they can show the public the impact barrel bombing has had in Syria.

Claire Hazle, head of digital, Marie Curie

Marie Curie set out to improve its use of digital after realising that it was “limiting its future” by neglecting it, and increased online donors and time visitors spent on the site by a quarter, its head of digital said yesterday.

Shortlist is announced for Charity Awards 2015

Honour-based violence, deforestation in the Amazon, and sexual exploitation of girls by London gangs are just three of the problems being successfully tackled by charities shortlisted in this year’s Charity Awards.

Seaton Delaval (image credit Phil Lindsay)

The National Trust is seeing “powerful results” from using benchmarking tools to help its property managers understand their local audience, with one property seeing a three-fold increase in the number of visitors to an event.

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

» Daniel Phelan dies, aged 58

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

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

Jonathan Waddingham

People using JustGiving to raise money for good causes can now share a fundraising page or the fact they have made a donation with friends and family using WhatsApp.

One-fifth of charities surveyed do not accept donations through their own websites

Some 20 per cent of charities do not accept donations via their own websites, and 38 per cent are not able to receive text donations, according to a report from Barclays.

MSF: Engaging companies in operations also improves fundraising

Companies engaged in a charity's operational work could be more likely to donate, according to the head of mission at Medecins Sans Frontieres, which received a $14m donation from its partner Google to its Ebola appeal.

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