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  • £200,000 for social enterprises in the UK

    7 November 2016

    Crowdfunder have launched an exciting new community programme with Santander called The Discovery Project to help one million people by 2020.

    The Changemaker Fund aims to help people discover the confidence to make the most of their future by building skills, growing knowledge and supporting social innovation.  Come up with a good idea and you could get 50% of the project funded, up to £10,000.

    Become a Changemaker

  • How wonderful

    3 November 2016

    Wonderful.org is a new fundraising platform which ensures that every penny (yep, you read that right) raised by your tireless marathon runners, skydivers and cake bakers goes straight into your charity’s funding pot. The not for profit organisation runs on the generosity of corporate sponsors and the kindness of volunteers.

    Why not add your charity?

  • Ikea does digital PMs?

    28 October 2016

    Hooray, our new Project Manager arrived! Who knew that Ikea does Project Managers along with meatballs, flat packed furniture, candles and plants?!

    anna-in-a-box

  • 49% of charities lack basic Digital skills

    24 October 2016

    The UK Digital Index 2016 is launched. Hosted by Lloyds Banking Group and the Digital Leaders team, the UK Business Digital Index 2016 looks to understand the state of the digital economy and its impact on small businesses and charities across the UK.

  • Ahoy there

    21 October 2016

    This week Amy, Danny and Tom set sail for the National Historic Ships Photography Competition 2016, on board the impressive HQS Wellington.

    Check out the entries, including the overall winner:

    50 Degrees South but Charles Mclaren

    50 Degrees South by Charles Mclaren

  • ILEP launches Triple Zero campaign

    18 October 2016

    The International Federation of Anti-Leprosy have announced their new campaign aimed at stopping the transmission of leprosy, preventing disabilities, and abolishing discrimination.

    Take a look at the Triple Zero campaign and find out how you can support them in their efforts.

  • #supportadoption

    17 October 2016

    In honour of National Adoption Week, First4Adoption are asking the public to show their support. See if you can spot some of the Fat Beehive team doing just that on their ‘Wall of Fame’.

    Snap yourself and show that you #supportadoption too.

     

    wall-of-fame

  • Google’s Data Studio an interesting alternative to Google Analytics dashboards

    6 October 2016

    Check out the release of Google Data Studio. A potential alternative to Google Analytics dashboards. You can plug in data from various sources, including multiple Google Analytics accounts, AdWords, Google Sheets and many more.

    This video gives a really good (40-minute) overview of what it can do.

    The main limitation with the free version seems to be that you can only create 5 multi-page reports in each Google Analytics account.

  • Help get Tommy’s film to the silver screen for Baby Loss Awareness week in October 2016.

    3 October 2016

    The baby charity Tommy’s have been championing Big Buddha’s powerful documentary “Still Loved” to make it onto screens in the UK in time for Baby Loss Awareness week in October 2016.

    A real labour of love, this documentary is 77 minutes of some of the most powerful, moving and uplifting stories of loss and love that have even been seen.  It follows ordinary families who have suffered the loss of their children, and the extraordinary ways they have dealt with their grief and seek to help others.

    Add your support 

  • Charities are elitist because society is elitist, Labour Party Conference hears

    28 September 2016

    Faiza Shaheen, director of the Centre for Labour and Social Studies (Class), said we can’t necessarily blame charities for this elitist attitude, as they only mirror the rest of society according to a piece in Civil Society today. 

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