Sharing economy for social good

Innovation charity Nesta is promoting, and supporting, the idea that the sharing economy can be used for good causes, not just as a way of renting out rooms.

A recent news item leads with the statement that the “younger generation (is) adopting ‘sharing economy’ platforms for social benefit, not just profit”:

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Sage cloud accounting tailored for non-profits, including reduced cost

Accountancy software designed specifically for the not-for-profit sector has been launched by the Sage Foundation. Sage Live Non-profit is built on the Salesforce App Cloud and is available on the Salesforce AppExchange.

Eligible charities can get two Sage Live user licenses donated through the foundation, with further licenses at half price.

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A couple of fundraising resources

A couple of fundraising resource updates, coming our way via Fundraising UK.

Wonderful.org is a new fundraising platform run by a non-profit organisation operated by volunteers. Their approach is to get corporate sponsors to cover all the transaction costs associated with fundraising activities, including card processing fees. Fundraising UK article.

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Exploiting digital tech – trustee guide, volunteer experience

A short new guide which aims to help charity trustees exploit digital technology has been published by the Charity Commission, with input from Grant Thornton and Zoe Amar Communications. The guide consists of key questions for boards to consider, covering 12 areas such as service delivery, fundraising, governance, brand.

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New website and services from charity IT body

The Charity IT Association (CITA) has launched a new website, with a new web address at https://charityithelp.org.uk.

CITA started by offering two hour Tech Surgery consultations for registered charities in late 2015, and the new website paves the way for the introduction of an increased range of volunteer led services for charities.

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