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Charity data visualisations are increasingly being used to communicate quickly and accessibly with different audiences, from the public to the trustee board. In our latest video session from the Charity Digital Tech Conference, Katy Murray from NPC explains  the principles behind how to craft successful data visualisations that can be powerful vehicles for charities to tell their most important stories. The session breaks down what makes a data visualisation effective, providing charities with some useful ways of structuring their approach and signposting some of the best tools to help. Watch the video below: Source: More →

Oxfam is overhauling its donation systems and supporter-facing digital in response to a fall in fundraising income. Looking at Oxfam’s accounts over the past three years, while there was an increase in legacy donations, overall donations fell and other funding sources stalled, contrasting to overall trends found in similar sized charities. Responding to a falling fundraising income, the charity has been simplifying its fundraising strategy. Going forward the charity is making its fundraising efforts more audience-friendly. Oxfam’s director of engagement Nicola Tallett, said: “In terms of challenges, two years ago we saw that our supporters were being put off by the complexity of the OxfamRead More →

We asked a number of senior accountants what accounting knowledge matters most as you progress through your career, and they all agreed that the answer was knowledge of bookkeeping. The post How to build on strong bookkeeping foundations appeared first on AAT Comment. Source: AATRead More →

Online grant tracking organisation 360Giving has launched a new strategy to help funders and improve data exchange. The platform launched in 2015 to make grantmaking data available to charities and funders in an open, standardised format to help build a better picture of the funding landscape. The new strategy will involve developing resources such as free technical advice, workshops, peer networks, and dashboard to demonstrated shared information in charity sector. It aims to normalise open data sharing, improve data quality, increase data literacy, grow data use and help shared learning. This will help support organisations to publish data, help people understand data, and support decisionRead More →

Kofi Abedi-Boafo is at the very beginning of his career. He’s about to start a traineeship at accounting firm BDO when he meets Chris Argent, a CFO and digital-transformation guru. Kofi got into accountancy through the charity Leadership Through Sport & Business, which offers a combination of an AAT apprenticeship and training in core workplace… Read more » The post Meet the mentor: Chris Argent, CFO and digital-transformation guru appeared first on AAT Comment. Source: AATRead More →

Local charities have been given a social media training boost as part of winning the Celton Manx recognition award. Last year, 25 local Isle of Man charities including Autism in Mann, Diana Princess of Wales Care at Home Trust, Douglas Coal Fund, Isle of Man Federation of Women’s Institutes (IOMFWI), Leonard Cheshire Disability Isle of Man, Pisces Swimming Club and Southern Community Initiatives were recognised with awards – some received financial help, while others received practical support. Selected delegates participated in a social media masterclass delivered by sports betting company Celton Manx, through which they recieved a broad spectrum of social media training. Leonard Cheshire’sRead More →

CRM giant has announced the launch of a CRM and grants management solution for grant applicats and grantmakers in a single package. The new system, foundationConnect, offers grantmakers the ability to track and manage the whole lifecycle of giving from eligibility to application, review, evaluation, distribution and real-time results. Processes are now all in one place, so grantmakers can process and manage stakeholders including board members, reviewers, applicants, grantees and other partners. With the new system, grant applicants can seek out and apply for grants while communicating with the philanthropic organisation’s staff, with the ability to manage and store all information relating to theirRead More →