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The People’s Choice category of the Impact Awards is now open for votes, with the deadline closing on the 28th February (next Thursday). Now in their third year, the awards are open to any UK business, government or non-profit using digital products or services for positive social impact. Awards are given out under the themes of people, society, business, and a special award for individual impact. The People’s Choice award, sponsored by Charity Digital News, has 36 finalists competing for support, and is the only on open to public vote. Shortlisted finalists represent a diverse range of organisations and projects. Last year’s winner, TalkLife, isRead More →

Cancer Research UK has launched a campaign across social media and TV to encourage people to leave the charity a gift in their will. This is the first advertising campaign for legacies by the charity for three years and aims to increase awareness of the importance of legacies to the work of the charity. Gifts in wills fund around a third of the charity’s work to prevent, diagnose and teat cancer. A campaign video released across social media, including Youtube, features a raft of people who are leaving money to the charity in their will. The charity’s workers involved in support and research and thoseRead More →

Tech Trust’s inaugural Charity Digital Tech Conference saw 187 attendees from across the non-profit sector come together to learn from a wide range of experts and discuss their digital strategies. The conference, taking place at Resource for London on the 13th February, attracted a wide range of charities and non-profit organisations with an interest in furthering their cause through digital. The 21 sessions taking place across four streams included interactive talks and a panel discussion designed for everyone from beginner to advanced level, focused on giving charities at every stage in their digital journey the chance to learn from experts and peers, and improve the wayRead More →

A hospital charity has launched a virtual reality video tour to show the impact its fundraising has on improving support for patients. Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH Charity) has made the virtual reality video tour available on Youtube to give the public a more immersive look at the hospital. Featured in the video, which has been made by creative agency REWIND and is narrated by the charity’s Chief Executive Mat Shaw, are specific facilities that have received funding from the charity, including its chapel as well as play and sensory rooms. “Various teams at the charity identified virtual reality as a useful toolRead More →

Nine out of ten parents want to see a social media regulator appointed to make social network firms legally responsible for protecting children, according to a charity’s survey. The NSPCC survey also found that six out of ten adults do not think social networks protect children from risks such as sexual grooming and inappropriate content around self-harm and suicide. The survey findings have been released to raise awareness of the charity’s Taming the Wild West Web report, which sets out how a regulator would enforce a legal duty of care to children on social networks. The charity wants a regulator to have legal power toRead More →