Some thoughts on disintermediation
Whilst disintermediation of charities by digital, and particularly payments technology, quite clearly presents a great risk, I think a greater awareness of the issue will, from an organisational point of view, compel charities to assess what their core value is and will result in three main outcomes:
Sponsume – 7 Things You Need To Know Before Launching Your Crowdfunding Campaign
Interest in crowdfunding has been on the rise in recent years, and in the last couple of months we’ve seen two major crowdfunding milestones boosting its appeal even further. First, President Obama signed the JOBS Act, effectively legalising equity crowdfunding in the US.
Crowdfunding: what is it and how can it help me?
In a nutshell: “Crowd funding or crowdfunding describes the collective cooperation, attention and trust by people who network and pool their money and other resources together, usually via the internet, to support efforts initiated by other people or organizations.”
Localgiving.com helps strengthen local communities online
Lea Garrett writes for Spring about the impact of the recession on charities, the potential of digital tools and the excellent work that Localgiving.com is doing to strengthen local communities online … Read more
Micro-donations – the modern charity collection box
The well -known saying ‘look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves’, couldn’t be truer than during today’s tempestuous economic climate. As a result we are all looking for innovative ways that will engage the public to keep raising funds for overstretched charities.
The Giving State of Mind
Written by David Erasmus, Founder of Givey
Now that I have seen, I am responsible. For anyone who has ever been to Africa, seen deprivation of any kind, suffering or abuse will understand this phrase. It is, after-all, the reason that Comic Relief and Sport Aid are so effective at raising money. People are seeing with their own eyes the suffering and pain that exist in the world.