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Charities currently play no part in digital revolution, says Nesta chief

Charities currently play no part in digital revolution, says Nesta chief

Geoff Mulgan tells the NPC annual conference that the sector is 'a bystander, not a shaper' and should find a way to have a bigger say

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JustGiving to drop fees on donations to major disasters or terrorist attacks

JustGiving to drop fees on donations to major disasters or terrorist attacks

The online donations firm generally charges 5 per cent on the donations it processes

Digital code requires further work, sector leaders warn

Digital code requires further work, sector leaders warn

Responses to a consultation on the Charity Digital Code of Practice cover a number of key themes

Think about whether you should contact donors, says IoF head of policy

Think about whether you should contact donors, says IoF head of policy

Daniel Fluskey tells a direct mail event that charities should worry less about compliance and more about whether contacting donors is actually effective

Fears of being 'bombarded' deter almost two-thirds of people from telling charities about legacy gifts

Fears of being 'bombarded' deter almost two-thirds of people from telling charities about legacy gifts

A survey by the marketing data company fastmap was presented at the Institute of Fundraising's legacy conference

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Digital Good Practice

Impact reporting should never be painful or expensive

Impact reporting should never be painful or expensive

Many small organisations struggle to demonstrate the difference they make, but by following some simple steps they can show the value of their work to funders and supporters. Emma Sheppard reports

Mid-level donors need to feel special

Mid-level donors need to feel special

Convincing supporters to give bigger amounts can often be achieved without breaking the budget. Lisa Clavering reports

Charity shops: Alive and thriving on the high street

Charity shops: Alive and thriving on the high street

The retail sector as a whole is struggling. Yet many charity shops are not only surviving, but growing their income. PJ White finds out what it takes to succeed

Charities can win at digital

Charities can win at digital

The sector as a whole might be lagging behind, but some organisations are getting digital right - and they are improving lives as a result. Kirsty Marrins reports

Blockchain: what charities really need to know

Blockchain: what charities really need to know

Don't have a clue about digital public ledgers? Then read on (subscriber only)

Corporate partnerships should be about more than just big cheques

Corporate partnerships should be about more than just big cheques

Companies are moving away from one-off donations towards more long-term strategic partnerships (subscriber only)