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Oxfam trials tap-to-donate technology

17 Apr 2015 | Alice Sharman

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

» Daniel Phelan dies, aged 58

Charity Commission launches beta version of new search tool on its website

The Charity Commission has released a new beta version of its digital charity register which it says will make finding information on organisations easier.

Social media 'slacktivism' encourages people to donate, finds JustGiving report

People who share a fundraising page on social media are four times more likely to donate than those who don’t, and those that share using a mobile device are seven times more likely to give, according to a report by JustGiving.

Samaritans closes Twitter monitoring app permanently

Samaritans has confirmed that it has permanently closed its app that was designed to monitor people’s Twitter feeds for signs they might be struggling emotionally, following a backlash on Twitter accusing it of being an invasion of privacy.

Online platform offers matching service to bring charities IT volunteers

A free matching service to connect charities with international IT volunteers online has been set up by a group of technology professionals.

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