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Charities need to focus less on the cause and more on the consumer, according to a group of experts brought together by The Drum Network. The network gathered together a group of charity sector marketing experts to discuss the challenges facing the charity sector and whether it can regain the trust of the modern consumer – a problem it says is being fuelled by the growth of digital technology. An in-depth article from the discussion can be found here.   Transparency is a key issue Technology such as blockchain could be a good starting point for charities looking to rebuild trust. Danielle Grogan from Gravity Thinking, talkingRead More →

Tŷ Hafan, the only children’s hospice in South Wales, has introduced an even easier way for people to donate much needed funds by launching its first ever contactless shop window. The window, which is located at the front of the Tŷ Hafan store in Cardiff city centre, has accepted hundreds of contactless donations by people merely tapping their debit or credit cards on a contactless terminal affixed to the window, donating a fixed fee of £3. The contactless service went live on 10 March and is part of a campaign to raise funds for the nurses at Tŷ Hafan who provide comfort care and support toRead More →

Key organisations from across the sector are coming together to develop The Charity Digital Code of Practice. As the need to improve the sustainability, impact, and efficiency of charities across the UK intensifies, The Charity Digital Code of Practice will aim to improve digital skills and increase the take up of digital activity in charities. This will help organisations deliver on their charitable purpose in an increasingly digital age. The Code of Practice is due to launch at the end of 2018, with a consultation on the content opening this summer, and will be funded by Lloyds Banking Group and the Co-op Foundation. The sectorRead More →

The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists (WCIT) and its Charity, the WCIT Charity, see technology as a force for good. As such, the WCIT Charity is offering its first ever Charity IT Award of £750,000 to champion the transformative power of IT to help charities have a bigger impact on people’s lives. The award winner will be an outstanding charity running a project that uses the innovative nature and power of IT to tackle clearly identified needs of either young people’s education or those contending with disadvantage, disability or social exclusion. The award is open to all UK registered charities with an annual income between £2mRead More →

The Transform Foundation is now accepting applications for the second cycle of its 2018 Charity Website Grant Programme. The programme provides £18,000 grants to charities to fund the design and build of a new, mobile-optimised website with the latest fundraising and social media functionality. Charities can benefit from bespoke strategy, design, build, training and launch, to help them drive up their online income and better serve their users. In this Q and A we spoke to Nick Scott, Transform Foundation CEO about the programme and websites for charities. You can find full details on the Website Grant programme and how to apply here.   CDN:Read More →