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Top charity chief executives on social media I Zoe Amar

The 30 charity leaders who excel in social media have been named. Here are some key pointers on how, like them, to create a distinctive voice online<p>Facing the challenges of Brexit, a decline in public trust and fundraising reform, the charity sector has its work cut out. Charity leaders will need …

CEOs

Amnesty International looks to spread #iwelcome message with social media push

Check out how The Drum's other Do It Day challenges fared here - and remember, it's never too late to commit your talent to any of the fantastic …

The best charity Halloween social media campaigns

<b>There are plenty of ghosts and monsters that set out to terrify the charity sector this All Hallows' Eve so we've taken a look at how some charities</b> …

Social Media

Half of charities lack basic digital skills, report finds

Skills: 72% of charities said they needed to train staff<p>Research reveals fewer than 60% of charities have their own website and just 44% use social …

Small Business

Charity partners with Facebook to launch guide for women to deal with online abuse

A guide to help women report and deal with online harassment has been launched by Women's Aid and Facebook.<p>The charity has partnered with the social …

Social Media

Coppafeel encourages young people to #GetItOffYourChest

Coppafeel, the breast cancer charity, has rolled out a celebrity-backed new digital campaign that aims to make improve early detection of potential …

Breast Cancer

People are donating their first plastic £5 notes to charity as part of a social media campaign. After the new polymer fivers went into circulation last week, fundraiser John Thompson came up with

People are donating their first plastic £5 notes to charity as part of a social media campaign.<p>After the new polymer fivers went into circulation …

Social Media

A New App Turns Facebook Likes Into Donations

Today, many consumers feel a real sense of accountability to address global issues and they look to brands to be their partners in social good. There's a new app for that!<p>Mido Desanti, CEO and Founder of Pixhug, launched this venture in August 2016 to "bring social value to social media." Here's a …

What does the future of social media for charities look like?

<b>Zoe Amar discusses the importance of charities getting to grips with social media, as a vital tool in helping to develop successful campaigns</b>You may …

Public Relations

Interview: How can charities embrace the latest digital trends?

Ahead of the Institute of Fundraising’s Innovative Fundraising in a Digital World Conference, Erin Niimi Longhurst from Social Misfits Media …

Public Relations

How social media can help charity leaders in an uncertain world

With the Brexit vote rocking the boat and trust in the voluntary sector sinking, how can charity leaders use social media to tackle the challenges?<p>Charity leaders face a unique set of challenges. Brexit means they will be operating in a volatile climate in the years ahead. And public trust in …

Social Media

Charities offered free online guide to social media

Charities are being invited to make use of a free online guide to using social media.<p>The guide, which has been produced by Zoe Amar Communications …

Breast Cancer

Social media activities of charities praised in report

Brandwatch has published its 2016 Social Index for the non-profit sector, a league table that ranks international brands on their social media …

Public Relations

Cristiano Ronaldo’s New Charity App Lets You Post Selfies With Him, Topless or Otherwise

If selfies are the ultimate expression of digital narcissism, soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo is doing it all wrong.<p>Ronaldo's new smartphone app, …

Digital Strategies for Small Charities

<b>By Lisa Gagliani, CEO of The Childhood Trust</b><p>The digital age has made it easier for small charities who have limited budgets to fundraise, but to use …

Marketing

Q&A: Bloodwise on why social data is a vital tool for charities

We recently sat down with Insights & Analysis Manager, Owen Bowden, to find out why social data (and a brand new image) has helped turned the charity …

Public Relations

Can Facebook's new donate button help turn likes into charity cash?

As Facebook works to make it easier for charities to talk to their supporters, Emma Sheppard looks at how organisations are embracing social media<p>The rise of social media has given all charities a unique (and mostly free) opportunity to connect with a wide audience. But many have learned the hard …

Red Cross

Social media essentials for boards and trustees

Celebrating volunteers or summarising board meetings online can raise an organisation’s profile, but trustees may feel nervous about getting stuck in<p>As well as the usual meetings and decision making, trustees and board members have a responsibility to be open and accountable to their stakeholders …

Social Media

Now You Can Raise Money For Charity On Facebook

Major like.<p>Facebook just made it that much easier for you to do good in the world.<p>The social media giant launched a new feature on Thursday that lets individual users start their own fundraising pages on the site, according to Mashable. People will now be able to create personalized pages allowing …

Social Media

Just 1 Project Aims to Raise £500,000 for Five Charities in Five Months Using Only Social Media

LONDON, July 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --<p>The Just 1 Project, launched on July 1, 2016 could change forever how we donate to charities and the way in which …

Sri Lanka : Sri Lankan President launches national program to develop 10,000 Green Smart Villages

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Sri Lanka

4 Ways Organizations Use Social Media To Engage With Millennial Donors

Once labeled as the "me, me, me generation" by TIME magazine, millennials are making impressive strides when it comes to donating and contributing to charities and non-profits across the globe.<p>Based on research provided by the 2015 Millennial Impact Report, millennials possess a higher giving power …

NFPs Shouldn’t Fear Digital Advertising | PBA

<i>Even the most successful charities are losing thousands of dollars in donations by failing to harness the power of digital advertising, writes</i> …

Digital Advertising

Donate Life America and UPMC Utilize Social Media to Help End Waiting List Deaths

San Diego Health Connect is doing everything we hoped health information exchanges could do.<p>The upgraded 9-1-1 system will improve location …

Global backing for Annabelle's Challenge, as supporters turn social media red

SUPPORTERS from all over the world backed a Bury charity's awareness-raising campaign by turning social media red last week.<p>Annabelle's Challenge put …

Social Media

Charity Donors Prefer to Give Online

Nearly two-thirds of donors worldwide prefer to make charitable contributions online, and social media can be a big motivator, especially for younger …

Investing

Exploiting the scope of social media for community outreach

<b>New Delhi:</b> The not-for-profit sector is not known to be digitally savyy. However, the social media explosion and the expansive reach of the Internet, …

Elections

Send Digital 'High-Fives' to Charity on National High Five Day with GoodWorld's #donate

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- This National High Five Day, social media users can give five and get five for their favorite charities …

Charity hoping to mobilise 12 million people through social media

A UK-based charity is using social media to highlight its message ahead of a key date in its calendar.<p>The International Day for Street children takes …

Charity boards are failing to adapt to the digital age – this has to change

The change in technology is no longer just a skills challenge for the voluntary sector, it is now a governance issue<p>There is tension in the way the charity sector views digital technology. A recent report, by Eduserv in partnership with CharityComms, showed that 80% of digital specialists agree …

Digital Age