Here's our latest 'recommended reading list' of unique perspectives, innovative ideas and inspiring insights from across the charity sector...
Mags Rivett: 4 lessons for charities as we prepare for GDPR
Published on JustGiving
May 2018 sees a major change for charities, with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect. Most charities we've spoken to are aware this will have an impact, but far from confident about what they can do to prepare. In this short and clear blog, Mags Rivett shares four ways in which charities can get GDPR-ready, as well as some handy links to other material. GDPR is coming - make sure you get up to speed now.
Peter Panepento: Are Virtual Events the Next Big P2P Trend?
Published on PeerToPeer Professional Forum
Fundraising events thrive on a sense of community and togetherness, but there may be plenty of reasons why your supporters can't be in the same place at the same time. This explains the growing trend towards virtual events, fuelled by the increasing popularity of wearable fitness tracking devices. This article features four great examples of virtual events that combine all the benefits of flexibility and organised fun - is it time for you to embrace this?
Leon Ward: Top tips - how to be the best charity trustee
Published by The Guardian
This is a great piece to read if you've recently become a trustee, or work for a charity that would like to do more to build a strong and healthy Board. Leon Ward has been a trustee for several charities as well as an ambassador for Young Charity Trustees, and has written many great articles about being a charity trustee. His five top tips include finding a mentor, getting some training and insisting on being visible to staff.
Alex Swallow: My First Viral Article Online- How To Have One Too!
Published by The Influence Expert
Making your content go viral is the holy grail for many small charities, but Alex's story shows that it's possible with a bit of persistence, marketing effort and luck. His recent LinkedIn article is about to top 2,500 likes, including one from LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner - congratulations Alex! All this means that Alex is very well placed to advise how you can make your content go viral, and how to react if it does.
24 Must-Read Fundraising and Social Media Reports for Nonprofits
Published by Nonprofit Tech for Good
Finally, we recently came across this treasure trove of reports about online fundraising and social media that's well worth sharing. There's a huge range of handy insights here for charities across the world, about topics including online giving, digital skills and benchmark data. Bookmark this page now - it's great to dip in and out of!