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Charity Digital News, which is run by Tech Trust, is kicking off the first of its new series of free educational charity webinars with a session on cyber security by the Government’s NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre). The webinar, running on Thursday 24th January, will explain the types of risks that charities will face from cyber attacks in 2019, and some simple proactive steps to protect themselves. The NCSC is part of GCHQ and is the Government organisation established to help protect the UK from major cyber security incidents and provide cyber security advice to citizens and organisations. “With the threat from cybercrime increasing, itRead More →

The shortlisted entries for an annual charity video making award have been revealed. The Charity Film Awards is staged each year to recognise the best promotional films made for good causes and distributed across social media, including YouTube. Following a public vote by more than 40,000 people the 300 entries have been narrowed down to a 90-strong shortlist. Judges will then whittle this down to five finalists including a winner across eight categories based on annual turnover. Among 15 charities to go through in the £500,000 to £5m category is Book Aid International for its film Reading Where the Wild Things Are in the GreatRead More →

Charities are running the risk of being left behind by the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ of new technology, an NCVO report is warning. The sector organisation’s The Road Ahead analysis of 2019 says that the coming year will see further technological advances in areas such as artificial intelligence (AI). But few charities are taking advantage of such innovation and will find it increasingly difficult to catch up unless they act now. Technology too many charities are missing out on include drones, AI, robotics and online data tools, which can all help with development and humanitarian work “So far – aside from a few of the largerRead More →

Whether you’re looking for your first charity digital job or are planning a move or return to the sector after a stint away, it can be hard to know where to start looking for your next charity sector digital role. There are over 160,000 charities in the UK and digital or tech now encompasses a vast range of job roles within them, from marketing and communications to online editing and development, data and infrastructure management and IT project management. This doesn’t even begin to touch on the thousands of roles that may not be strictly ‘digital’ roles but that savvy charity recruiters know require aRead More →

JustGiving has announced it has completed its sign up to the Fundraising Regulator Code. It is now a full signatory of the Fundraising Code of Conduct following work with the regulator to ensure transparency around its terms of service, costs and security. Last year the online donation platform became marred in controversy after it was claimed it had earned £500,000 from charges for fundraising for the Grenfell Tower fire, Manchester bombing and London Bridge terrorist attack tragedies. In October it announced the removal of its 5% charge on emergency fundraising. “JustGiving sees our continued and close partnership with the Fundraising Regulator as a fundamental wayRead More →