Qubit To Power British Heart Foundation’s Journey To Personalisation

The British Heart Foundation, the single biggest funder of cardiovascular research in the UK, has chosen Qubit, the leader in delivering highly persuasive personalisation at scale, to provide a more personalised experience for their website visitors.

The charity will use Qubit’s technology to drive volunteer sign ups, increase donations, and make it easier for visitors to access the right content. This will include tailoring the website’s wealth of online resources and information to the needs of each visitor, ensuring they can find what they need more quickly – whether they be patients, carers, relatives or researchers. » Continue reading news item ... “Qubit To Power British Heart Foundation’s Journey To Personalisation”

Socitm staff swap a day at the office to volunteer at donation centre

Employees from Socitm, the body representing IT and digital professionals across the public and third sectors, have swapped office life for a day of volunteering to support one of its members.

A 10-strong team, from the organisation’s Northampton head office, spent a day helping out at the Acorns Children’s Hospice donation centre in Halesowen.

The group were given the task of sorting through dozens of bags of unwanted clothing, shoes, toys and other household items and identifying goods suitable for re-sale or recycling within Acorns’ network of charity shops. » Continue reading news item ... “Socitm staff swap a day at the office to volunteer at donation centre”

Moving on the VoluntaryNews facilities

It is nine months after the VolResource newsletter ended and publishing our own news items ceased on this site, although direct news and events contributions have continued. Time to move on with VoluntaryNews facilities.

The direct news submission form will be switched off (done), along with the events form (done), during September. Existing registered users will still be able to add events until later in the year – the events listing section should be removed by the end of December (done). » Continue reading news item ... “Moving on the VoluntaryNews facilities”

Cutting edge deep time audio book launches crowdfunding appeal

A groundbreaking walking audio book project that brings to life the Earth’s 4.6 billion year story has launched a Heritage Lottery Fund-backed £20,000 crowdfunding appeal – to increase its impact in raising environmental awareness, help train future ecologists and encourage people to look after the planet.

Deep Time Walk is the world’s first interactive mobile app of its kind. It allows people to take a 4.6 kilometre walk ­– anywhere in the world – to learn and experience a detailed, dramatized journey of Earth’s Big History, from the planet’s formation to the present day. » Continue reading news item ... “Cutting edge deep time audio book launches crowdfunding appeal”

Lottery grant for Clore Social Leadership to be a sector leadership facilitator

Clore Social Leadership has been awarded £498,744 of National Lottery funding through the Big Lottery Fund to be a facilitator for leadership in the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in England. Engagement is at the core of this initiative where the benefits of leadership development will be highlighted to address the sector’s leadership needs.

The funding will be distributed over three years with a focus on four key work streams: engagement, insight, guidance and innovation. » Continue reading news item ... “Lottery grant for Clore Social Leadership to be a sector leadership facilitator”

Research reveals volunteering enhances young people’s skills, increases employability

New research from the Lloyds Scholars Programme reveals the outstanding impact that volunteering is having on young people including developing skills, becoming more employable and feeling good about their social impact.

Lloyds Scholars is Lloyds Banking Group’s award-winning social mobility programme that is having a positive impact on employability for over 600 students from lower income households. Lloyds Scholars offers talented undergraduates at its nine partner universities financial support, paid internships, professional mentoring and a wealth of opportunities to develop their employability skills. » Continue reading news item ... “Research reveals volunteering enhances young people’s skills, increases employability”