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Anti-virus software in donation programme

ADMIN UK Fundraising reports that Technology Trust has made Bitdefender antivirus cloud-based software available to eligible charities, at up to ninety per cent off the retail price. The software was voted antivirus software of the year for 2014 by PCmag.com. Read...

Updated guidance on maternity, paternity and adoption rights

ADMIN Personnel professionals body CIPD has updated its factsheet giving introductory guidance on maternity, paternity and adoption rights to reflect changes due to The Children and Families Act 2014. ‘Maternity, paternity and adoption rights’ factsheet (registration required) at http://www.cipd.co.uk/hr-resources/factsheets/maternity-paternity-adoption-rights.aspx

Getting started on social media

RESOURCE Locality, the organisation for multi-function community bodies, has produced a short guide to making the most of social media. You will need to “like” the My Community Rights Facebook page to access the  practical how-to ‘Guide to LinkedIn and...

Tips on recruiting trustees

RESOURCE A short blog article from SCVO, not just relevant to Scottish charities, gives some tips on “recruiting great trustees”. The summary: Trustee recruitment is about knowing what skills you’re looking for and making your new trustees feel welcome. At...

Public service transformation – cost benefit analysis

RESOURCE The government has published guidance on assessing the value for money of public service proposals. ‘Supporting public service transformation: cost benefit analysis guidance for local partnerships’ is in pdf, 514KB (66 pages) https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/300214/cost_benefit_analysis_guidance_for_local_partnerships.pdf

Global opportunities from digital fundraising

RESOURCE From sector consultancy nfpsynergy, a new report ‘Global Digital Fundraising – a world of opportunity’. Global communication has opened up new opportunities for non-profits everywhere to engage with their communities and key audiences. This report aims to explore the...