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

28 May 2015 | Kirsty Weakley

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

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

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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.

Children's Society and NSPCC to improve their digital services

The Children's Society and NSPCC both said last week they plan to revamp digital services for young people, while vInspired said it is engaging more young volunteers after changing its online form.

RNLI releases first charity app for the Apple Watch

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution has today launched what it believes to be the first UK charity app that works with Apple’s smartwatch, for people involved in its mass-participation fundraising challenge, H2Only.

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.

He was just so nice - an over used word, but I can only ever see Daniel with a smile on his face. Genuine, wickedly funny, intelligent, oozing with foresight and interest.

» Daniel Phelan dies, aged 58

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.

NPC

A review programme has been launched by think tank NPC to assess how to improve access to digital technology in a charity sector “lagging way behind” in its approach.

Unicef

Unicef has launched a challenge to encourage companies to create new wearable technology to solve health problems for new mothers and young children.

CAF customers may have fallen victim to internet fraud scam

The Charities Aid Foundation has warned that some of its customers are receiving fraudulent phishing emails claiming to be from the organisation and CAF Bank.

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