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Charities open their finances to donors via smartphone apps

Charities open their finances to donors via smartphone apps | Innovation in Giving | Scoop.it
If you're looking to donate to a good cause, there may be a smartphone app to help make the choice.
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Online Fundraising Increased 19% in 2011, Says New Report - Social Philanthropy - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

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ATM giving to be widely enabled in 2012

ATM giving to be widely enabled in 2012 | Innovation in Giving | Scoop.it
UK cash machine network Link plans to enable users to make charitable donations from any of its 64,500 nationwide ATM sites before the end of the year.
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The rise of #socialgiving ...

The rise of #socialgiving on JG, donations from Facebook grew 130% 2010-2011 http://t.co/D5YUJm7I
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The rise of #socialgiving on JG, donations from Facebook grew 130% 2010-2011 http://t.co/D5YUJm7I...
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Learning from Kenya: Mobile money transfer and co-working spaces

Learning from Kenya: Mobile money transfer and co-working spaces | Innovation in Giving | Scoop.it
Since Africa is trying to solve problems that we in the Western world do not have, it's tempting to say that innovation there isn't really relevant to us. But upon visiting Africa, ...

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Forging a 21st Century Model for Philanthropy

Forging a 21st Century Model for Philanthropy | Innovation in Giving | Scoop.it
GlobalGiving's Mari Kuraishi: Forging a 21st Century Model for Philanthropy by Knowledge@Wharton, the online business journal of the Wharton School.
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Paul de Gregorio: SMS donor behaviour from the other side of the pond

Paul de Gregorio: SMS donor behaviour from the other side of the pond | Innovation in Giving | Scoop.it

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PHILANTHROPY 2173: Shaking up the long tail

PHILANTHROPY 2173: Shaking up the long tail | Innovation in Giving | Scoop.it

"While the ability to give small amounts of money quickly might seem like a fragmenting force for donations, the energy with which these donors tell others about their donations might serve as some form of “glue” and “direction” – sending donations to a few organizations with the most vocal early givers, for example."

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Fundraising through gaming | UK Fundraising

Fundraising through gaming | UK Fundraising | Innovation in Giving | Scoop.it
It was a good few months ago when I came across a really good blog post on fundraising via gaming from Caroline Howes on Spring Giving.

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Social Media for Social Good: 3 Secrets to Raising Big Bucks Online | Social Media Today

Social Media for Social Good: 3 Secrets to Raising Big Bucks Online | Social Media Today | Innovation in Giving | Scoop.it
According to a study by Blackbaud, NTEN and Common Knowledge, over 92% of nonprofit organizations have a presence on at least one social networking site, but most raise very little money through their social activity.In fact, 87% have raised under...
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Local charities and community groups need to focus on online efforts

Local charities and community groups need to focus on online efforts | Innovation in Giving | Scoop.it
Online marketing and donation tools can help grassroots organisations survive the current economic difficuluties, argues Marcelle Speller...
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JustGiving raises £1 billion

JustGiving raises £1 billion | Innovation in Giving | Scoop.it
Online fundraising service JustGiving has now helped individuals raise over £1 billion for charity since it was established in 2001.
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Crowdfunding isn't a quick fix for charity fundraisers

Crowd-funding might be increasing in popularity, but charities need to ensure they have a proper strategy in place, reports Sophie Hudson...
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What Does the Social Good Ecosystem Look Like?

What Does the Social Good Ecosystem Look Like? | Innovation in Giving | Scoop.it
Blackbaud, a fundraising software company, has put together an infographic that tries to answer the question: "What good is social good?
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CRUK new app will enable donations

Cancer Research UK has announced that it is developing a new smartphone app that will provide more services, including donations, than its current app on a greater range of devices.
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Real Time Charitable Giving | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

Why mobile phone users texted millions of dollars in aid to Haiti earthquake relief and how they got their friends to do the same...
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Smart Moves: Why Harnessing Mobile Technology is a Must for Charities

Smart Moves: Why Harnessing Mobile Technology is a Must for Charities | Innovation in Giving | Scoop.it
The rise of the smartphone has changed the way we consume information. Charities, government and those who provide public services need to pay attention to this shift if they're to move the feast closer to those most in need.
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Rovio’s Angry Birds take up the fight for Bird Life International | UK Fundraising

Rovio’s Angry Birds take up the fight for Bird Life International | UK Fundraising | Innovation in Giving | Scoop.it

They say birds of a feather flock together and that’s certainly true in the case of the Rovio and Bird Life International.The critically acclaimed and bestselling Angry Birds created by Rovio will be using their considerable brand awareness to bring...

 You can't mention social gaming and not feature Angry Birds. And now there's a charity tie-in.


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