So, You Want to Be like charity: water?

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These days, it seems that every nonprofit wants to be like charity: water, especially when it comes to web design. I can’t tell you how many times someone has said to me “I wish we could be as cool as charity: water.” Well, I have some good news for you.

Charity Shopping: Too Good To Be True?

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After you read this post, check out my interview with NPR’s Marketplace Tech radio show about combining charity and shopping. Charity shopping can seem attractive to both shoppers—who get to be donors with no additional cost—and to the nonprofits who benefit from their shopping.

Book Review: “Charity Case”

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Dan Pallotta’s recent TED Talk, “The way we think about charity is dead wrong” , has garnered more than 1.2 But we don’t want people making money in charity. But there’s no such vehicle for a charity and they are left starved for growth capital.

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Social entrepreneurs: Charity begins online

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Social entrepreneurs: Charity begins online : "Enter Irish Charity Lab, which social entrepreneur Jean O’Brien set up last year to help charities in Ireland develop skills and strategies for digital communications to support their causes." ''via Blog this

Mud, Color, Glow, Run, and Raise: The Rise of Multi-Charity Events

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In the United States, there are over 30,000 endurance type events that can benefit a singular charity or multiple charities. Commonly referred to as multi-charity events, they offer a handful of nonprofit organizations an opportunity to be a part of the same event.

Charities must build confidence to unlock £1.7bn text donation opportunity » Charity Digital News

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Charities must build confidence to unlock £1.7bn text donation opportunity » Charity Digital News : "Only 17 per cent of UK adults prefer to use their smartphone to make a charity donation according to new research released today by Fonix and One Poll, " 'via Blog this

ACNC Launches Charity Passport | Pro Bono Australia

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ACNC Launches Charity Passport | Pro Bono Australia : The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) has launched its long awaited Charity Passport - a secure online system set up to save charities from reporting the same information to multiple government agencies. ACNC Commissioner Susan Pascoe said the Charity Passport had enormous potential to create substantial time and cost savings for charities

Innovative charities engaging with new technologies | Charity Tech Insight

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Innovative charities engaging with new technologies | Charity Tech Insight : Below are some examples of charities which are engaging with new technologies in an attempt to promote their cause, improve overall efficiency and increase donations

The emancipation of the charity employee

Steve Bridger

Think about it; not only have we built silos, but we still call them ‘divisions’ I also repeated a line from my post last month: Loyalty to a charity brand is being slowly augmented by a closer affinity with charity employees. Here come charity:water (who else?)

Smart wristbands aim to increase charity giving

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Smart wristbands aim to increase charity giving : A new wristband that will enable people to make faster donations with just a tap of a smartphone, is being tested by several leading charities. National learning disabilities charity Hft and premature baby charity Bliss have already employed the new fundraising technology, with more charities due to start using the bands in the coming months

5 Essential Controls for Charities during the Holiday Giving Season

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For nonprofit leaders, strong controls for fraud are especially important during this time of year. The unofficial kickoff of the charitable giving season occurs on Giving Tuesday, which takes place the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday here in the United States.

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Virtual bus rides for charity

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Virtual bus rides for charity

Up to £3,000 available to charities that upgrade to faster internet » Charity Digital News

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Up to £3,000 available to charities that upgrade to faster internet » Charity Digital News : "Many charities in 50 cities across the UK have access to vouchers worth up to £3,000 towards the cost of installing improved broadband connectivity thanks to the government’s Super Connected Cities (SCC) programme.

Charity online transactions least likely to be abandoned, research suggests » Charity Digital News

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Charity online transactions least likely to be abandoned, research suggests » Charity Digital News : "Online transactions on charity websites are the least likely to be abandoned in comparison to other commercial sectors, according to research by the ecommerce platform provider Ve." 'via

Analysts: 'Giving Tuesday' Raised $46M for Charity - ABC News

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Analysts: ''Giving Tuesday'' Raised $46M for Charity - ABC News

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Crowdfunding: A step-by-step guide for charities » Charity Digital News

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Crowdfunding: A step-by-step guide for charities » Charity Digital News : "t’s tempting to think of crowdfunding as a simple, hassle-free way of raising thousands of pounds for your cause. The reality is that 60% of campaigns on Kickstarter don’t get funded, and on Indiegogo, 9 out of 10 campaigns don’t reach their target. Successful campaigns require a great deal of preparation and attention – and in the guide, “Make It Rain,” the process has been broken down into three stages."

Contactless donation terminals will help hungry schoolchildren » Charity Digital News

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Contactless donation terminals will help hungry schoolchildren » Charity Digital News : "Contactless payment terminals have been placed in cafes and restaurants in London and Oxfordshire to enable consumers to make a spontaneous donation to charity." 'via

Ten tips for digital transformation at charities

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Ten tips for digital transformation at charities : "Last week Kirsty Weakley spent a day immersed in all things digital transformation at CharityComms' conference. She picks out the key themes that emerged." 'via via Blog this

Charities latch onto 'crowdsourcing' - CSMonitor.com

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Charities latch onto ''crowdsourcing'' - CSMonitor.com : Instead of looking for a few large donors, they''re finding that acquiring many small ones is an effective way to battle homelessness, poverty, hunger, and so on. Instead of narrow appeals tied to specific events or drives – as has long been done for charity walks and races – philanthropic groups are using the power of the Internet to expand their fundraising to a mass audience at a much lower cost than traditional methods.

Why the world needs more online charity community forums | nfpSynergy

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Why the world needs more online charity community forums | nfpSynergy : 'via Blog this

Online training resource for charities launched - Civil Society - IT - News

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Online training resource for charities launched - Civil Society - IT - News

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Online training resource for charities launched - Civil Society - IT - News

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Online training resource for charities launched - Civil Society - IT - News

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Online training resource for charities launched - Civil Society - IT - News

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Online training resource for charities launched - Civil Society - IT - News

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Crowd Sourcing Charity – Forward.com

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Crowd Sourcing Charity – Forward.com : The synagogue is one of four winners in the American Express Partners in Preservation program, which awarded grants of up to $250,000 to nonprofits in New York City based on votes from followers on social media platforms.

#charity platform to connect experienced tech volunteers with charities | UK Fundraising

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#charity platform to connect experienced tech volunteers with charities | UK Fundraising : "#Charity is a new digital platform that aims to connect experienced technology staff to charities who require their voluntary skills. Based in Budapest, Hungary, the initiative involves both an online community and project management platform to help find appropriate volunteers and manage the work they do for the selected charity.

Are you part of the charity industrial complex?

Steve Bridger

This is Seth Godin at his disruptive best – speaking at last year’s NextGen:Charity conference on the topic of “Embracing Risk & Failure in Philanthropy” Most charities are part of the charity industrial complex , he says.

Facebook Launches Ebola Charity Donation Button - ABC News

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Facebook Launches Ebola Charity Donation Button - ABC News. NPebolaFundraising

13 Twitter Hashtags to Follow for Nonprofit and Charity Updates, Events and Inspiration

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You can use hashtags to monitor charity and non-profit news, find new people to connect to and participate in related events without ever leaving your office. Major Nonprofit and Charity Hashtags to Follow. Charity Events and Chats on Twitter: 8.

CAF Donate platform launches to open up Direct Debits to charities | Charity Digital News

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CAF Donate platform launches to open up Direct Debits to charities | Charity Digital News : CAF Donate is a new platform that will help free up small and medium size charities from the administrative burden of processing donations on and offline and make it easy for them to accept regular donations by Direct Debit, as well as one-off gifts. Previous research by the Payments Council has shown that a staggering 91% of charities still do not accept Direct Debit payments.

Canadians say yes to checkout charity (Survey) | Marketing Magazine

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Canadians say yes to checkout charity (Survey) | Marketing Magazine : "Most Canadians have opened their wallets for charity when they’re at the checkout, according to a new survey. The survey by Ipsos Reid in collaboration with Companies & Causes Canada found 60% of Canadians have donated to a charity at the checkout, with 30% having done so in the past month." 'via

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Charity Commission to start live-streaming public meetings

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Charity Commission to start live-streaming public meetings : "The Charity Commission has announced that people can watch its next public meeting online via a live video stream. People will be able to watch the next public meeting, which takes place in Southampton on 29 February, via the Commission’s website." 'via via Blog this

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Charity Commission to join national fraud database

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Charity Commission to join national fraud database : The Charity Commission is to become a member of Cifas, the national fraud database, so it can develop a risk fraud profile of the charity sector and provide a means of checking trustees for linkage to fraud and rights to remain in the UK.

Charity comms re-imagined #cc2020

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The result is an insightful collaborative presentation… where key figures in charity communications have teamed up to produce a snapshot of the most significant communications trends of the coming decade. Tags: charities ideas cc2020

Charity harnesses social media for PNG's disadvantaged children | Pacific Beat

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Charity harnesses social media for PNG''s disadvantaged children | Pacific Beat

Charities should make the most of social media | Charity Digital News

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Charities should make the most of social media | Charity Digital News : Research gathered from The Charity Social 100 Index 2012 highlighted how charities have seen a doubling of support on social media channels in the past year. Connecting with supporters through social media has proven to be very effective, yet the extent of this remains unexplored by a large part of the sector

Charities failing to engage using digital platforms, reveals survey | Charity Digital News

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Charities failing to engage using digital platforms, reveals survey | Charity Digital News : A recent survey from Connect Assist, which quizzed 240 senior charity professionals, found that only one in five think they are effectively engaging with their supporters using digital platforms. The survey found that less than 20% of charities use text messaging, live-chat, and online channels to reach potential donors

Donations To Charities Increase 7 Percent

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Two thirds of American’s give to charity every year. In 2014 charities raised over $358 billion, a 7 percent increase, according to a new report by Giving USA. The report says this is the most amount of money that has been raised for charities in the last 60 years.

15 Australian charities trial text giving — Third Sector

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15 Australian charities trial text giving — Third Sector : "A 12 month text giving trial will involve 15 charities, with UNICEF Australia and World Vision the first to launch text giving campaigns. The campaigns will allow anyone to donate to a cause by simply sending an SMS." 'via via Blog this

Regular SMS giving rules relaxed for charities

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Regular SMS giving rules relaxed for charities : Rules around charities using regular SMS donations have been relaxed following a trial which found that few complaints, and much more money, was generated by a more relaxed regime. Premium rate services regulator PhonepayPlus has announced that charities will now be able to enable their monthly SMS donors to ‘SKIP’ rather than ‘STOP’ their donations each month, with an offer to cancel now only having to be made every three months.

Charity Village? Research: Spontaneous “Online Volunteers”

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Charity Village Research: Spontaneous “Online Volunteers