Irish Charity Lab is a not-for-profit organisation that is working to build digital skills in the Irish charity sector. We provide free and affordable resources specially designed for Irish non-profits.

Big Changes to Google Grants – Some Good, Some Scary!

They’re all at it – after the new features for non-profits at Facebook last week, now Google have announced some significant new rules for their Ad Grant accounts. Details here: https://www.en.advertisercommunity.com/t5/Google-Ad-Grants/Ad-Grants-policies-updated/td-p/1539306# Phil McMinn of Torchbox* summarised the changes on the ECF list: All Google Ad Grants accounts must maintain a 5% click-through rate (CTR) each month. The […]

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Big news from Facebook – new fundraising features for non-profits

Some major news for non-profits from Facebook – they’re expanding their Facebook Fundraising function to a wider range of countries (including Ireland), and are giving 100% of donations raised directly to the benefiting charities: Facebook are apparently processing a huge backlog of applications from charities to receive funds on this platform; only a small number […]

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A View from the Other Side: Sigwatch

Sigwatch is a slightly sinister online tool that tracks NGO campaigns from the corporate perspective.  In their own words, “SIGWATCH tracks NGO campaigns and the emerging issues driven by activists nationally and globally so our customers can stay ahead of reputational problems and market liabilities.” The image above shows a snapshot of some of the […]

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