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This article is sponsored by Breathe. Breathe provides cloud-based HR software for businesses and charities with up to 250 employees. A recent survey of charities by Tech Trust found that 95% of charities have never used HR software. This is compared to the 62% who use office productivity software, 40% with finance software and 26% making use of CRM software. 72% of charities are making use of cloud-based software in particular to drive efficiencies and save on resources, according to Tech Trust’s annual report ‘The Charity Digital Spectrum: How all charities can go further with digital’. But while cloud software is bringing efficiency gains toRead More →

In the video below, join Harry Hurd from Clear Honest Design to discover how your charity can up the game when it comes to website design. In his session at the Charity Digital Tech Conference last month, he talked delegates through how knowing the basics of good website design levels the playing field for organisations of all sizes and budgets, with essential tips and tricks. Watch the video below To view all of the videos from February’s conference, go to the full page here. Source: More →

A charity that offers online and telephone advice to paedophiles looking to change their behaviour has been handed £600,000 in Home Office funding. The money has been made to the Lucy Faithfull Foundation following a 65% rise in callers and visitors to its Stop It Now! self-help website and helpline. The Home Office money will help the charity to support more people over the next 18 months who are at risk of offending. The Lucy Faithfull Foundation’s Stop It Now! campaign launched in 2015 to discourage people from looking at illegal sexual images of children online and support those who want to change their behaviour.Read More →

A debate for charities is to take place next month on the ethics of artificial intelligence. The debate “There is no such thing as AI Ethics – just Ethics” is being staged by the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists (WCIT) as part of its Artifical Intelligence and Machine Learning (ML) Learning Exchange, which supports charities engaged in these emerging technologies. The debate will feature University of East Anglia Professor of Computer Science Richard Harvey, representing academia. Meanwhile, commerce is being represented by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, president Chris Rees. The event aims to provide guidance to charities on the ethics of artificial intelligenceRead More →