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The Challenge Award has opened for entries, offering funding grant of £10,000 to a project that leverages technology to support democracy. The initiative is the first charitable grant to be made by DADI Foundation, the non-profit organisation backed by cloud and blockchain technology startup DADI (Decentralised Architecture for a Democratic Internet). The Challenge Award is open to small charities, NGOs, and new projects that support or develop robust and inclusive democracies. In addition to the funding grant of £10,000, the award will provide the project with a combination of technical expertise, project management guidance, mentorship and ongoing support for sustainability and scalability. Launched earlier this year, the DADI Foundation’s purpose is to harnessRead More →

  Sponsored by Microsoft For charities, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning have the capability to extract deeper meaning from data, helping to fuel their understanding of their supporters and beneficiaries and, as we’ve shown in our previous article, innovate in all kinds of new directions. But machine learning development requires big sets of data to learn from – this is why AI projects and open data often go hand in hand. The Open Data Institute defines open data as ‘data that is made available by organisations, businesses and individuals for anyone to access, use and share’ – we’ve listed some of the top sourcesRead More →

This article was written by Rhodri Davies, who leads Giving Thought, CAF’s in-house think tank focussing on current and future issues affecting philanthropy and civil society. Rhodri has spent nearly a decade specialising in public policy around philanthropy and the work of charities, and has researched, written and presented on a wide range of topics. He has a first-class degree in Mathematics and Philosophy from the University of Oxford. What would you say if someone offered to donate a digital cat to your charity? Most people would probably laugh politely and back away, which is understandable. But in doing so they could be missing theRead More →

Charitable trust Aberdeen Performing Arts (APA) has adopted the Spektrix cloud-based box office platform to revamp its online booking experience and provide insights into customer requirements. Founded in 2004, APA operates three venues (including the historical His Majesty’s Theatre) with a total capacity of 3,322 audience members. The organisation had an objective to consolidate the disparate fundraising and other box office systems used across its venues. The trust wanted to simplify operations, it said, so that its teams could have easier access to data to inform decision-making, and have more detailed understanding of their audiences. With Spektrix, the trust has unified fundraising, CRM, ticketing, and e-commerce in one platform that provides a singleRead More →

Volunteers from across Deutsche Bank’s global technical personnel will devote 24 hours to designing a mobile phone app for one of the bank’s Charities of the Year, Cure Leukaemia. Teams from the UK, India, Hungary, Germany, Hong Kong, USA, Russia and Singapore will work around the clock at the ‘hackathon’* on July 19th-20th to design an app for use by leukaemia patients around the world. The aim of the app is to give leukaemia sufferers and their families global access to a vital resource that connects them to patients through a dedicated Cure Leukaemia community, and offer key information on their illness and suggestions that canRead More →