Third-Sector (Page 61)

Technology Trust has announced one of the slightest brand updates of the year – shortening its name to Tech Trust. The change of name, though subtle, better reflects the nature of digital services today as well as Tech Trust’s own offerings to the charity sector.   New offerings on the horizon The decision comes as the charity looks to develop new services that better match the third sector today. Two such projects in the pipeline are a combined digital self-assessment / signposting tool and a marketplace for tech suppliers to UK charities – both expected in early 2018. “The logic behind the name change isRead More →

The sector’s legacy consortium, Remember A Charity, is announcing that a new milestone has been reached, with 200 charities now working together to promote legacy giving. By focusing on what no single charity can do alone, the consortium enables the sector to collaborate with one clear voice about the importance and impact of gifts in Wills. Remember A Charity delivers high impact public awareness campaigns, lobbying government and the legal sector to help make legacy giving become a social norm. Joining as the consortium’s 200th member this month, Shine Charity supports those with spina bifida and hydrocephalus. Chief Executive, Kate Steele, highlights the importance of legacyRead More →

First aid charity St John Ambulance has created a pioneering interactive online training pilot. The project, produced by Digital Training Solutions (DTS) using the company’s own Near-Life technology, incorporates the growing trend for gamification in learning. The scenario-based training allows the public to test their skills and confidence in spotting a life-threatening situation, learning vital skills and revealing gaps in their knowledge. Using cutting-edge gaming technology, users’ can test their knowledge in real-time through ‘point of view’ interactive video scenarios. Karen Wain, Training Products Manager at St John Ambulance, said: “Feedback on the pilot has been incredibly positive; 400,000 people every year learn to saveRead More →

The MissionBox Philanthropic Fund is offering grant funding for nonprofits and charities, from anywhere in the world, an opportunity to win one of twelve $250 cash (US dollars or equivalent) micro grants for sharing their service delivery best practices with other interested MissionBox.com nonprofit readers. Twelve separate grants will be awarded to applicants, but ALL applicants will be featured on MissionBox.com, along with links to websites and how to donate to your worthy organisation. The grants will be awarded to the most compelling and/or valuable examples of best practices in service delivery across three content types: Videos (less than 3 minutes) Educational papers (white papers,Read More →