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A new partnership has launched to improve the use of digital skills and technology in the UK’s charity sector. The collaborative is called The Catalyst and has been set up by digital social change charity CAST with £1.6m funding from the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Further support has come from the City Bridge Trust, Comic Relief, Big Lottery Community Fund, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and Paul Hamlyn Foundation. The aim of The Catalyst is to improve how charities can use digital to help tackle social and environmental issues. This includes helping organisations be more responsive to communities they serve, more resilent and toRead More →

Click here to register for the webinar ‘Prevention is better than the cure: Is your charity doing enough to protect from cyber attacks?’ According to the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2019 from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s (DCMS), over 44% of charities aren’t protecting themselves from cyber attacks because they simply don’t see themselves at being at risk. And while there has been a 15% increase in charities enforcing cyber security policies since the introduction of GDPR, the majority of charities remain vulnerable to security breaches, with the average successful attack costing organisations almost £10,000. But cost isn’t the only concern. Funders,Read More →

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Traditional fundraising tactics involve inserting yourself into someone’s physical path, their doorstep or their phone, mostly unasked for, and without any personal basis for speaking to them. In the marketing world, these tactics are known as ‘interruptive’ – you’re reaching out and fighting for their audience’s attention, and under new GDPR rules consent must be taken into account. While this style of fundraising has its place and time, something’s clearly not working: the latest CAF UK Giving report shows that regular giving has been on the decline for three years in a row. But despite this, the overall amount donated to charity has remained relativelyRead More →