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Blog – Free websites/community sites for charitable organisations

6th August 2019
Type: Blog
Tags: blog, free websites, webinar
During the Q&A session at the end of our latest webinar (Introduction to Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp), some attendees asked for information about free websites or access to community sites where they could host information about their charitable organisation without having to create a website of their own. This blog highlights some pointers to tools and platforms that might be useful.

Are Costs all you should consider when looking for a replacement to BT MyDonate?

7th June 2019
Type: Blog
Tags: blog, BT MyDonate
While charities have had 5 months’ notice of the closure of BT MyDonate (with last donations being accepted at midnight on Sunday 30th June 2019), the date seems to have come around remarkably swiftly. The announcement showed how challenging it is for profit-making organisations to fund, manage, develop and support a charitable giving/crowdfunding platform on an on-going basis, especially when times are tough and profits from the commercial side of the business are being challenged.

News – 360Giving Blog, Technology in the Charity Sector

4th June 2019
Type: Blog, News
Tags: blog, grant application, research, survey
Guest blog post on 360Giving – Charity research into Technology in the Charity Sector finds hundreds of hours spent completing application forms but just two in five being successful & two thirds of grantmaking organisations facing difficulties with funding applications.

Blog – Looking to the future at NCVO’s annual conference 2019

21st March 2019
Type: Blog
Tags: Events
The Good Exchange team attended & exhibited at NCVO annual conference in April. Speakers discussed the challenges the sector is facing in today’s turbulent political environment & the conference provided a platform to discuss how charitable organisations can look ahead into the future & adapt to the evolving landscape.

Blog – The Good Exchange reports back from Fundraising Live 2019

13th February 2019
Type: Blog
Tags: Civil Society, Fundraising Live
Civil Society’s Fundraising Live, designed to give fundraisers a voice on the things that really matter, returned to the ILEC Conference Centre on 7th February 2019 with Paul Amadi, chief supporter officer at the British Red Cross (BRC) stating that the charitable sector is at an ‘adapt or die’ moment post-GDPR when it comes to donations.

Blog – The Good Exchange takes part in #GivingTuesday

27th November 2018
Type: Blog
The Good Exchange is excited to join over 2,000 charities taking part in this year’s #GivingTuesday campaign, to be held on the 27th of November. The campaign was brought to the UK in 2014 by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), as an antidote to the mass consumerism surrounding Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Blog – Charity Digital Code of Practice launches – The Good Exchange responds

15th November 2018
Type: Blog
The Charity Digital Code of Practice aims to help charities increase impact, develop skills and improve sustainability. Developed by a steering group of organisations across the sector – including the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO), The Charity Commission and National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) – the Code sets out seven principles representing areas of focus: Leadership; User-led; Culture; Strategy; Skills; Managing Risks and Ethics, and Adaptability. Read what COO ED Gairdner has to say.

Blog – The Good Exchange reports back from the 2018 ACEVO Conference

13th November 2018
Type: Blog
The Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO) conference took place in London on Thursday 18th October. The one-day event explored different aspects of impactful leadership and offered diverse perspectives on key issues that not-for-profits must face. One of the highlights was a speech given by Dr Pippa Malmgren, co-author of the recently published ‘The Leadership Lab: Understanding Leadership in the 21st Century,’ on the importance of understanding what leadership means today. The main takeaway was the urgent need for a shift in the way we think.

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