Charities Need to Adapt to the Digital World or Pay the Price

In mid-2016, a statistic stating that there were a huge 6 million instances of online fraud and cybercrime in the UK alone was released. When the Office for National Statistics released this figure, the nation truly realised the nature of the horrifying fact that this is one of the fastest growing areas of crime.

While the government has unveiled a recent programme with £1.9bn behind it to protect the UK from cyber criminals until 2020, this still remains a concern for businesses and, especially, for how the investment will affect the charity retail business and any related SMEs.

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Social Tools for Charity Fundraising

Many modern charities invest in digital technology to ensure their impact on their audience is maximised. Social media is typically chosen as the platform to drive people to donate, which companies like Facebook and charities alike are taking advantage of to reach a wider audience.

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Digital Learning Innovation to Help Educate UK Charities

As discussed in one of our previous blogs Alternative Online Donation Platforms for Charities, the digital world is a huge part of our daily lives and is one of the main forms of communication. As digitization increases, companies are constantly growing due to developments in technology which allows them to produce more innovative concepts for the charity sector.

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UK Charities Affected by Email Fraud

UK charities rely heavily on emails, whether for internal communication or to contact donors. This is just one of the many reasons cyber security is important, especially when less than 1% of charities in the UK are protected against mail fraud and phishing attacks, a staggering figure reported by Red Sift.

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Nominet Trust Launches New Engagement Initiative for Young People

Charities aim to reach as many people as possible, to provide aid and assistance. Young people all around the UK need help from charities, and Nominet Trust has brought this to their attention. Nominet Trust, the tech for good funder, has announced the launch of its Digital Reach Programme – a pioneering initiative developed to support the UKs efforts to increase digital skills amongst some of the UKs most disadvantaged young people.

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Warwickshire Hospice to Increase Revenue with In-Store Till System

Myton Hospice, which provides a range of services for terminally ill patients and their loved ones, has upgraded its in-store electronic point of sale (EPoS) and gift aid systems with a solution from Nisyst, specialist charity solutions provider.

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Charity Retail Specialist Launches Queue Busting App

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Leading charity software solutions provider, Nisyst, has launched QBuster, an app for charity retailers aimed at reducing queues at till points, increasing in-store efficiencies and boosting revenue and gift aid. Continue reading

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Microsoft Prize for Charity Donation App

Donating money to charities helps the running of many businesses and shops, creating a more profitable and efficient operation. It can often be a slow process, but with this in mind, Charity Digital News has reported an application that makes it easier to donate money to charity, which has won first place at Microsoft’s ‘Imagine Cup’ final. Below, we can take a look how this will be useful for helping charities. Continue reading

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Alternative Online Donation Platforms for Charities

Companies are constantly evolving and producing innovative ways with ideologies; and now charities are doing the same. Many individuals are working with charities and coming up with alternative ways to donate, changing and improving the way the charity works.

Over time, the digital world has become the way many of us interact, and it has also become the main source of how charities receive donations and engage with people. As a result, this has led to the development of alternative online donation platforms. Continue reading

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Northern Ireland cancer charity chooses CHARiot

Electronic Point of Sale (EPoS) specialist, Nisyst has rolled out its market-leading charity retail EPoS system into retail shops of Cancer Focus Northern Ireland.

The CHARiot system has been installed in six of the Belfast-based charity’s shops and Head Office. Cancer Focus NI has moved to the CHARiot system with aim of increasing its Gift Aid, having previously used a manual till system.

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