A third of top fundraising charities fail Google 'mobile-friendly' test
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A third of top fundraising charities fail Google 'mobile-friendly' test

22 Apr 2015 | Kirsty Weakley

One in three top charities’ websites, including Oxfam, the Royal British Legion and British Red Cross, will fall down search rankings after failing Google's new 'mobile-friendly' test.

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Marathon spectators will be able to make charity donations by taking a picture of a runner's vest on a mobile phone, a not-for-profit organisation has said.

Homelessness charity unveils fundraising app that helps the charity locate rough sleepers

A London-based homelessness charity has launched an app that uses geolocation technology to let people tell them that a person is sleeping rough by making a donation.

Ice Bucket Challenge effect brings down average online donation amount

The average online donation fell by 8.6 per cent in 2014 to £63.69, according to a survey by fundraising software company Blackbaud - the first drop in the five years the survey has taken place.

A third of Britons donate to charity by text message, reveals survey

Over 30 per cent of Britons donate to charity by text message and 61 per cent now donate through online giving websites, according to a study by online shopping scheme Give as you Live.

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Oxfam GB is running a trial of near-field communication technology to allow supporters to both donate to the charity and find out more information about what it does through interactive posters and wristbands.

Comic Relief launches grants programme for digital projects

Comic Relief has launched Tech for Good, a new grants programme to help charities run digital projects to achieve social change.

Education charity UCAS broke electronic marketing rules, says Information Commissioner

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service broke electronic marketing rules because its admission form made applicants feel they had to permit their information to be used for commercial purposes, an investigation has found.

Charities 'need a complete culture change' for digital transformation, says report

Digital teams need to develop better relationships with colleagues in IT and elsewhere in the organisation for the full potential of digital to come about, according to a report from Eduserv.

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