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How charities are utilising technology in their work, fundraising and administration to bring their organisations into the 21st century.
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Nonprofits Tapping Into Mobile Technology & Responsively Designed Websites

Nonprofits Tapping Into Mobile Technology & Responsively Designed Websites | Charity & Technology | Scoop.it
Study after study shows the importance for nonprofits of hopping on the mobile technology bandwagon. Here are seven nonprofits that have created websites with responsive designs.
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Don't have the budget for a responsive website, but want to promote your organization and events? Use our Free Event Listing and/or Blog! Visit www.BmoreEvents.com  

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Mobile for Good Player - Vodafone Foundation -HIV/AIDS - SMS healthcare campaign

Mobile for Good Player - Vodafone Foundation -HIV/AIDS - SMS healthcare campaign | Charity & Technology | Scoop.it

It's estimated that nearly six million South Africans are HIV-positive. However, many people living with the disease are still not aware of their status.

 

To encourage people to get tested and to maintain their treatment, Vodacom Foundation in partnership with a consortium of companies, has initiated and funded  number of innovative mobile based solutions called, Vodacom Mobile Health.

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iBid sees more than 100% rise in the number of charity events using silent auction technology

iBid sees more than 100% rise in the number of charity events using silent auction technology | Charity & Technology | Scoop.it

iBid’s award-winning silent auction technology is raising the roof on charities' event fundraising targets. With clients ranging from the NSPCC and Macmillan Cancer Support through to Action Against Hunger and smaller led events, iBid have seen a 114% rise in the number of charity clients using iBid technology over the last financial year, April 2012 - March 2013.

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Hacking for charity: How one former hacker is getting techies lending a hand in Africa | ZDNet

Hacking for charity: How one former hacker is getting techies lending a hand in Africa | ZDNet | Charity & Technology | Scoop.it
j0hnnyhax didn't know much about Uganda, but he knew about hackers...
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A different take on the charity/technology issue - using technology in unexepected ways to benefit charity.

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Charity digital highlights of 2012 - Reason Digital

Charity digital highlights of 2012 - Reason Digital | Charity & Technology | Scoop.it
So much has happened in the charity marketing sector in 2012 that it's easy to forget a viral video, a successful campaign or a creative use of social media that helped increase donations or raise awareness.
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A look back on how charities harnessed the power of technology and social media in 2012.

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Charities could do more with technology with better support, says Lasa

Charities could do more with technology with better support, says Lasa | Charity & Technology | Scoop.it
Charities are not making the most of information technology (IT) and the cost benefits that can be achieved through effective use of IT, according to new research by technology and social welfare charity Lasa.
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A thought-provoking article about the lack of technology and support within the charity sector.

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5 smartphone apps that support great causes | Socialbrite

5 smartphone apps that support great causes | Socialbrite | Charity & Technology | Scoop.it

Earlier, Socialbrite published a roundup of top 10 mobile apps for social good. This article is intended as a sampler to get you to dig deeper rather than as a comprehensive roundup of all charity-related apps. So, what are your favorite nonprofit apps?

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A good list of non-profit apps that help you support charities and donate to their cause.

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Vodafone Foundation - Accessible Medicine

Vodafone Foundation - Accessible Medicine | Charity & Technology | Scoop.it

This Vodafone Spain Foundation-led project aims to conduct an experimental study that would allow disabled people to access the information on medicine leaflets, through their personal mobile device. 

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Charities get smart on the planet of the apps

Charities get smart on the planet of the apps | Charity & Technology | Scoop.it
Digital technology is being used by charities in increasingly creative ways to raise awareness of their work or to seek support for their causes.
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An informative look at how charities can make the most of apps for phones and tablets.

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How to raise money for charity the tech-savvy way - The Guardian

How to raise money for charity the tech-savvy way - The Guardian | Charity & Technology | Scoop.it
Charities can engage a younger audience by using apps in an innovative way. Rebecca Martin offers a guide to the best apps available.
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An informative list of the different ways charities are utilising technology in their fundraising.

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Vodafone Foundation - EasyWay Accessibility App

Vodafone Foundation - EasyWay Accessibility App | Charity & Technology | Scoop.it

EasyWay is a free application and website for people with disabilities, as well as parents with children’s buggies or elderly persons. Users can search, insert or modify accessibility evaluations of public places such as restaurants, shops, pubs etc. enabling people with disabilities to move around more confidently and making Italian cities increasingly accessible to all.

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Another useful app from the Vodafone Italy Foundation that aims to improve accessibility for all.

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Give To Charity This Holiday Season With These 5 Apps

Give To Charity This Holiday Season With These 5 Apps | Charity & Technology | Scoop.it

Are charitable donations on your holiday to-do list this year? We know you're 

using your mobile devices more than ever — for everything from shopping, to researching health information to playing games. And since you're willing to make purchases on your mobile device, why not donations, too?

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A list from Mashable of 5 great apps that you can use to make charitable donations and get involved in the holiday season (and any other time of the year!)

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Charity Miles

Charity Miles | Charity & Technology | Scoop.it

Ready to become a sponsored athlete? Simply turn on the app, choose a charity, and press start. As you exercise, we'll track your distance and the money earned. When you're finished, accept your sponsorship, spread the word, and we'll send you a note confirming your good work.

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A great app that encourages you to raise money for charity and get some exercise!

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Give While You Live with the Help of Technology

Give While You Live with the Help of Technology | Charity & Technology | Scoop.it
As society and technology have evolved, it has become easier than ever for consumers to be charitable by integrating their regular spending activity with technology that helps them contribute to causes they believe in.
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Google offers £2 million to fund UK charity technology projects | Information Age

Google offers £2 million to fund UK charity technology projects | Information Age | Charity & Technology | Scoop.it

Four prizes of £500,000 on offer for charities with ideas to use technology to "tackle the world's toughest problems". 

 

Web giant Google is offering UK non-profit organisations the chance to win £500,000 to fund technology projects that have the "potential to change society on a large-scale". 

 

Charities and other non-profit social ventures are invited to enter their project ideas to the UK leg of Google's Global Impact Awards by April 17. 

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Charities use mobile technology to boost donations

Charities use mobile technology to boost donations | Charity & Technology | Scoop.it
The charity website Justgiving.com is souping up its mobile service after a surge in fundraising on the go helped to fuel a 26 per cent rise in donations so far this year.
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Charities 'don't invest enough to keep pace with digital developments'

Charities 'don't invest enough to keep pace with digital developments' | Charity & Technology | Scoop.it
YouthNet chief executive Emma Thomas says more collaboration with the commercial sector is vital to prevent charities from falling behind
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Could charities be doing more to keep up with advances in technology?

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Innovative charities engaging with new technologies | Charity Tech Insight

Innovative charities engaging with new technologies | Charity Tech Insight | Charity & Technology | Scoop.it
A glimpse into how your competitors are using new technologies to boost fundraising and improve their infrastructure.
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How your organisation can get started with social media

How your organisation can get started with social media | Charity & Technology | Scoop.it
A practical guide to social media launches with interviews and case studies. Carlos Miranda explains its importance to charities
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A guide from the Guardian for organisations looking to utilise social media.

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How to make use of mobile — Knowhow Nonprofit

How to make use of mobile — Knowhow Nonprofit | Charity & Technology | Scoop.it
As mobile use continues to grow in popularity, charities need to ensure they are making the best use of the medium. This guide explains how to use mobile in charities to better engage the target audience and gain the best online representation.
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A very useful and easy to understand guide about how charities can best use mobile technology.

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Depaul UK - iHobo App

Depaul UK - iHobo App | Charity & Technology | Scoop.it

Just giving loose change won't solve the problem.  Organisations like Depaul UK work hard to provide the support and structure needed to help young people get their lives back on track. We hope that the iHobo app made you think about the issues behind youth homelessness. If you would like to continue to support the work of Depaul UK and young homeless people there are lots of things you can do.

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An app from Depaul designed to get users thinking about what life is like for homeless youths and how to help.

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Girl Power saves lives, can you make the right decisions

Girl Power saves lives, can you make the right decisions | Charity & Technology | Scoop.it
Imagine what life would be like if you weren’t able to make your own decisions. Take a minute and step into the shoes of a young woman who doesn’t share the same power to make choices the way we do in the UK.
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An online quiz by the charity Save the Children that helps raise awareness and sign up signatures to a petition addressed to David Cameron.

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Creative Review - Interactive billboard asks viewers to 'drag him away'

Creative Review - Interactive billboard asks viewers to 'drag him away' | Charity & Technology | Scoop.it

The National Centre for Domestic Violence has placed an interactive billboard at Euston Station in London which encourages onlookers to use their phones to drag an abusive man away from his partner...

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A great way to use technology raise awareness in a public place about domestic violence.

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World Giving Index 2012

World Giving Index 2012 | Charity & Technology | Scoop.it
This is the third edition of the World Giving Index, the largest study into charitable behaviour across the globe, involving 160 countries in total. The report is based on over half a million interviews conducted by Gallup since 2007, as part of their World Poll survey.
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An interesting report from the Charities Aid Foundation about how people support charities and make donations around the world.

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Technology & the Future of Charitable Organisations

Technology & the Future of Charitable Organisations | Charity & Technology | Scoop.it
Recent observations about the charity sector have led to some concerns about its future. Some reports have shown that the voluntary sector will lose £3. 3 billion of government funding by the year 2015.
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An article about the different ways that charities are embracing new technology.

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