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Mike Buonaiuto is Founder and Executive Director of social change agency Shape History. Mike is an award-winning Creative Director who’s spent a decade working alongside organisations, brands and charities that put people over profits. His background has always involved building teams that use creative tactics and digital tools that grow movements, fundraise and drive real-world change. Shape History is a vehicle to bring like-minded people together, and to prove that if the model is right, a social enterprise can work to support good causes of any type, with both integrity and a sense of adventure. Pride in London is almost upon us, and from rainbowRead More →

Digital fundraising auction platform CharityStars’ second round of charity auctions of power lunches with prominent leaders in the blockchain sector approaches its last day, with the highest bid standing at more than £1,700. The company’s first round of ‘Meet crypto mega moguls’ auctions, in December 2017, raised $137,500 – of which $87,000 was contributed from an auctioned power lunch with Bitcoin entrepreneur and CEO of Bitcoin.com, Roger Ver, toward his charity of choice, AntiWar.com. The current blockchain charity auctions includes power lunches with: Marco Streng, Co-founder and CEO at Genesis Mining; Miko Matsumura, cryptocurrency expert and a speaker at popular crypto conferences worldwide; Moe Levin,  CEO at Keynote and investor in high-techRead More →

Localised fundraising app Buengo – which allows users to sell the things they no longer need with the proceeds going to charity – has launched in London with a new ‘virtual items’ feature option. This feature allows charities to post virtual items for sale in the app, and users can buy them in the same way that they would make a donation. Manchester-based charity HelpHomelessHeroes, for example, is already selling virtual sleeping bags and toiletry packs via the app, and will use the money raised to provide physical versions of these vital items for their beneficiaries. Charities can sign-up for the app free-of-charge on the Buengo website,Read More →

Fundraisers and the vital role they play within the sector have been highlighted in a new industry report released this week by Blackbaud and the Institute of Fundraising (IoF). Launched at the IoF’s Fundraising Convention in London, the Status of UK Fundraising: 2018 Benchmark Report gives analysis of over 800 interviews conducted with UK charity staff. It shows that 83% charities now have the ability to donate through their website, while 45% of charities with fundraisers can take donations via SMS/text. The report also found that charities on the whole feel confident about the future, with the majority of respondents saying they have not beenRead More →

Written by: Glenn Brûlé As a business analyst practitioner and facilitator, I often find myself cautioning those individuals who are embarking on certification to pay particular attention to 2 key things when studying for either the CCBA Exam or the CBAP Exam. Source: BusinessAnalysisHomeRead More →

Written by: Jon Derbyshire In the same way innovation is leading to disruption in the tech industry, so too will individuals in traditional roles continue to innovate, experiment and try new things. Source: BusinessAnalysisHomeRead More →

The development of new Intelligent Assistive Technologies (IATs) for dementia should involve dementia sufferers, their carers, the NHS, and charitable stakeholders, so that these tools can help people to stay in their homes for longer, according to a new study. Engineering and Dementia: The Use of Intelligent Assistive Technologies, published by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), stated that with the number of dementia sufferers in the UK set to double by 2040, these technologies are becoming ‘increasingly important as the range of help they can offer expands’. However, there has been little research into the development and systematic deployment of these digital tools toRead More →