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Low-Cost Improvements For a Charity Website

Posted by Ida Lucente on 11/12/17 6:36

One of the biggest assets to effective online fundraising is an up-to-date website   There is no doubt that charities have limited resources, and failure to deploy them effectively will make it very difficult to raise enough funds. Websites have a pivotal role for charities and their fundraising processes, but if they are not user-friendly and interactive, you may miss out on many donations. It is a common misconception that it’s necessary to spend a lot to improve the appearance and functionality of a website but actually, you can achieve incredible results with a few simple fixes.   Improvement checklist...

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How Apps and Tech are Transforming the Way Charities Raise Money

Posted by Ida Lucente on 20/11/17 7:20

The digital platform has great potential to boost  fundraising campaign results for small charities. Innovative apps also have the potential to make things a lot easier, even for people that don’t have digital skills. In the grand scheme, digital technology is a resource still largely untapped by charities. Even the big charities are still working to incorporate the advances into their operations.     Blackbaud’s 2016 Charitable Giving Report tells us that almost 7.2% donations made in the UK are processed online. Stats also reveal that around 17% of this 7.2 % are on mobiles, and 2014 saw an increase...

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3 Reasons Why Small Charities Should Embrace Digital

Posted by Ida Lucente on 30/10/17 9:10

Digital technology has made things much easier in every way for small charities. The biggest advantage however is in time saved, as the digital platform allows for technologies to easily work together seamlessly, enabling people to better work together for great results. It is much easier for everyone to access information, and huge amounts of data can be managed centrally. There are so many benefits of embracing digital technology and integrating it into the operation of small charities. Below are a few of them.       It offers a user-friendly tool kit:   There is no doubt that digital...

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Charities Need to Get Equipped with Digital Tools

Posted by Ida Lucente on 25/09/17 7:29

In the last few years, technology has revolutionised almost every aspect of life. We are now living in the digital age, in which everything can be controlled with a few clicks of a mouse and a few swipes on a screen. It is therefore high time for charities to make an effort to keep up with the pace of technological advancement. Recent research found that almost 68% of charities believe that digital transformation will reinvent the voluntary sector within the next few years. The same thing is going to happen in both private and public sectors. Analysis reveals that the...

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It Is High Time To Set Your Social Media Donation Plans Into Motion

Posted by Ida Lucente on 30/08/17 13:45

  Vinay Nair, well-known as Lightful’s CEO, recently discussed a few key aspects of the growth of social media for charities in the near future. He has argued that digital technology and social media are not size-restrictive, and therefore that everyone needs to adapt and keep pace if they are to succeed.       Experts believe that social media is one of the most effective fundraising tools because it has the power to engage supporters throughout the world. A small amount of strategic planning and campaign execution on social media can easily produce excellent returns.   Many organisations are...

Contactless

Charities Can Boost Income By Embracing Contactless

Posted by Ida Lucente on 09/08/17 13:25

A number of studies have revealed that street artists and charity collectors can easily increase their takings simply by going contactless. For several years, trends reveal that Brits will often donate a higher amount when they are able to pay it via card or smartphone. Analysis shows that when people pay by cash they are able to give an average donation of £2.34, but this rises £5.47 for an online donation. It therefore simply boosts collections by around 91%.     Because of the boom in popularity of contactless payments, many fundraising charities that are not yet able to accept...

Change

A manifesto for Charity Digital Change in 2017

Posted by Ida Lucente on 17/07/17 9:49

Digital leaders are better armed to evaluate how much headway the charities have made with the digital help. Last year 300 digital leads were asked to rate their establishments. The basic idea was to know how the charities are getting equipped digitally for better functioning. Also, to understand how well different teams are digitally functioning to achieve and what teams are not so keen on functioning with the digital help.   A report on a research published in Business Transformation and the Role of Heads of Digital affirms that only few charities are progressing well that have digital support. Here...

Online Fundraising

Top Tips for Online Fundraising

Posted by Ida Lucente on 10/07/17 11:29

Everyone knows that charitable giving is one of the best ways to contribute to society, and this is likely the main reason for more donations to charity these days - from foundations, companies and individuals. One amazing thing about this is that digital ways of giving are among the most popular; increasingly so.     If you are also thinking about running an online fundraising platform, here are a few top tips to help you achieve great results:   Put Online Donation Options on your Website The best way to maximise online fundraising income is to add a donation page...

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Race against time for charities

Posted by Ida Lucente on 19/06/17 14:47

Digital skills should take priority No-one can deny the importance of digital technology in the modern world, and charities are no exception. The experts believe that digital is a game changer, and that it is here to stay. Charities must therefore keep pace or perish; it is curtains for them if they don’t go digital. No charity can function today without the help that digital can bring - both in governance and operations. Without it,  fundraising will be an uphill struggle, and charities will lag behind their more technically adept peers. It is now or never, for the traditionalists to...

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Charities lacking digital skills likely to lose a third of their staff

Posted by Ida Lucente on 31/05/17 7:31

Surveys have concluded that 50% of UK charities lag behind in training and funding, and risk losing out on fundraising income. The UK Government has emphasised the importance of technology and digitalisation to charities. They are bent on imparting technical training to millions of people, but actually very little has been done to improve the digital skills of charities. In a recent survey, 500 charity professionals responded on the use of technology by charities, and the real life challenges they face. The report is concerning, as it clearly indicates that charities lack skills, and are thus on the verge of losing...