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How can third sector organisations thrive during a cost of living crisis?

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When economic conditions are harsh, donations are often the first expenses to be cut. But opportunities – such as partnering with business and embracing tech – can help guide charities through tough times

Exit strategy: 7 ways CEOs can make their final 100 days matter

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New research explains how the last 100 days of a chief executive’s tenure can be used to ensure a smooth transition, retain motivated and inspired staff, and leave the organisation in a better place

Christmas Giving Insights 2022

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We take a look at what we can learn from Christmas giving patterns in recent years to help inform donation strategies, as well as assist charities to navigate the current uncertainty and maximise impact during the festive period

Empower everyone to accelerate social impact

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Microsoft Cloud for Nonprofit can help organisations achieve their goals by integrating solutions that many nonprofits already use. Here, we tell the story of how the children’s charity Barnardo’s has benefited from the tech platform

Cyber security for charities part 8: Budget-friendly data protection tips

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Jonathan Chevallier, CEO, Charity Digital, explains how small charities can protect the personal data they hold.

Cyber security for charities part 7: How can organisations protect their data?

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In this video, Richard Bartlett from the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts explains the steps the medium-sized charity has taken to protect its personal data.

Cyber security for charities part 6: Cyber Essentials

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In this video, Neil Furminger from IASME explains how Cyber Essentials certification can help charities protect against the most common cyber attacks.

Cyber security for charities part 5: Protecting personal data

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In this video, the National Cyber Security Centre's deputy director explains the challenges charities face in protecting personal data and simple steps they can implement now.

The resilience of prize-led fundraising in an economic downturn

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Consumer spending on lotteries is expected to reach over £9bn by 2024. So why is prize-led fundraising continuing to grow when fewer people are giving?

Cyber security guide for charities

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This guide gives you an inside look into the current cyber threats that charities face, how to spot a cyber attack and how to get buy-in from the board to invest in cyber security.

Donor Pulse Summer Edition 2022

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Insights and answers to help charities with their fundraising strategy and campaigns, including evolving donor behaviour as the cost of living crisis escalates, plus changing attitudes towards events

Six ways to keep your charity safe from cyber attacks

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Cybersecurity experts give their top tips to keep hackers at bay.

Cyber security for charities part 4: What does a good incident response plan look like?

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Michala Liavaag, founder and managing director, Cybility Consulting, takes us through what a good cyber attack incident response plan should look like.

Cyber security for charities part 3: Shifting organisation culture and educating employees

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Javvad Malik, lead security awareness advocate at KnowBe4, explains how to educate employees and change organisation culture to prevent cyber attacks and respond to threats.

Cyber security for charities part 2: Getting buy-in from the board

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Save the Children International and Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society give us an inside look into the cyber threats charities face and how to get buy-in from the board to invest in cyber security.

Cyber security for charities part 1: Emerging threats and how to spot them

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Becca K, charity sector resilience lead, NCSC, explains the current cyber threats charities face and how to spot them, as part of a four-part cyber security series.

Donor Pulse summer 2022: cost of giving challenges

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Donor focus has shifted from the pandemic to the cost of living, as the latest edition of Enthuse’s quarterly research study highlights. Here are three key donor behaviour trends from the latest report

Using data to solve society’s toughest problems

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Trailblazing technology can reveal vital insights

Donor Pulse Spring Edition 2022

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Insights and answers to help charities with their fundraising strategy and campaigns, including balancing ongoing concerns about Covid and the cost of living

Expert reports

The toolkit for the successful financial future of not-for-profits

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Read this Third Sector expert report to discover how employing a financial management system can empower your organisation by boosting transparency, accountability, strategic planning and donor trust

Human too: How technology can help with the human element of charity work

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Read this Third Sector Insight expert report as we explore the critical role of technology in fostering connections, breaking down barriers and amplifying the voices of those often unheard

Fast track to a better world: How accelerated changed has enhanced operations in the third sector and should do the same for talent

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Accelerated change has transformed the third sector. Our expert report outlines why it’s time to take it further

Unlocking the power of digital: How charities can make the most of technology

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Is your charity making the most of technology? Our latest report will help you get started today

How to focus your transformation efforts

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Third Sector looks at how not-for-profits have used strategy, modern leadership, technology and more to transform working practices over the last two years in a new report, crafted in partnership with TPXimpact

Five hidden ways digital transformation can empower charities

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"Digital systems and cloud operations are the next frontier for charities". Download this report, published in partnership with Unit4, to explore 5 hidden ways that digital transformation can empower your charity and the key gains that can be achieved.

6 ways to deepen your digital relationship with fundraisers

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So how can charities boost fundraising efforts by strengthening their digital relationships with supporters? Download this report, published in partnership with non-profit online platform People’s Fundraising, to discover six steps to ensure better online experiences for fundraisers and robust, recurring revenue generation for charities.


How do you keep personal data secure? Enter our survey to win £100 Amazon voucher

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Are you aware of the reputational impact of IT risks in your charity? Take our survey today for a chance to win a £100 Amazon voucher.

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How to take the next step on your data journey: from foundation to AI

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Diversifying fundraising and building financial stability in the third sector

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We examine how charities can bolster their fundraising and plot a path to financial stability during these tough economic times

Webinar now available on-demand: Practical steps to help charities protect personal data

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Find out why charities are particularly at risk of a cyber attack and gain best practice tips on how to protect personal data, in our on-demand webinar in partnership with NCSC.

How to (continue to) do more with less: accessible technology for changing times

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Join Third Sector, Microsoft Tech for Social Impact, Community Counselling and Phoenix for an unmissable fireside chat that will explore how using integrated tech simplifies operations and empowers staff to focus on your organisation's mission.

Webinar on-demand: How to keep your charity cyber safe

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What are the emerging threats you need to be aware of, how can you keep up with them and what does a good incident response plan look like?

How to upskill your charity digitally in 2022

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