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Digital FundCamp 2017 – Open Space Sessions

At our Digital FundCamp event on 29th June, we held ‘Open Space’ sessions, which are discussion sessions where the attendees set the topics.  I heart Open Space; it’s a brilliant format that encourages people to collaborate and share, and ensures a rich and useful agenda.  These are the notes from the Open Space sessions at […]

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July 3, 2017 | Posted in: Digital Fundraising | News & Training Updates | No Comments


New Resource: Template for Crafting a Supporter Welcome Journey

Irish Charity Lab Toolkit

Together with our friends at Care2 we have produced this template that will help you to brainstorm and plan a welcome journey for your email subscribers. It’s an A3 sheet that you can print out and use to work with your team to map out your supporter journey.  The sheet will help you to query […]

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June 22, 2017 | Posted in: Digital Marketing 101 | Email Marketing | No Comments


Glyn Thomas: I signed up for 100 different charity email lists and this is what happened..

Irish Charity Lab expert panel member Glyn Thomas did an interesting experiment earlier this year where he signed jup for 100 different charity mailing lists, to test out 1) how easy or difficult it was to sign up, 2) the deliverability of the emails, and 3) what kind of content the charities actually sent him. […]

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June 13, 2017 | Posted in: Email Marketing | No Comments


GalaBid & Digital FundCamp

We’re delighted that GalaBid are joining our Digital FundCamp event as sponsors. GalaBid is CrowdComms’ fundraising software: it facilitates bidding, donations, purchases, payment for and management of all fundraising activities before and during live fundraising events, galas, golf days etc. GalaBid’s first auction was in Australia in 2011 and they expanded to Ireland in the […]

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New event – September 2017 – Workshop for Non-Profits: Find Your Audience on Social Media & Beyond

New Event: Workshop on finding your audience on social media with visiting expert Duane Raymond When: Monday 11 September, 09:45 – 13:00 Where: Carmelite Community Centre, Aungier St, Dublin 2 Cost: €35 – €45 (sliding scale for organisation size) Book Now Leading ecampaigner Duane Raymond will be delivering a half-day workshop on Monday 11th September, […]

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June 10, 2017 | Posted in: News & Training Updates | Online Campaigning | No Comments


New event – September 2017 – Ecampaigning Masterclass with Duane Raymond

New Event: Masterclass in eCampaigning with visiting expert Duane Raymond When: 12 September 2017, 9.15 am – 5.30 pm Where: Carmelite Community Centre, Dublin 2 Book Now We’re delighted to welcome Duane Raymond to Dublin this September.  Duane is widely recognised as one of Europe’s best online campaigners – he was one of the first […]

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Article: Charities could lose a third of staff if they don’t get a grip on digital skills

Photograph: Ed Uthman/Flickr

  The challenge with getting non-profits to think digitally is getting interest and support from the people at the top.  Are your senior managers and your CEO recognising the importance of digital? This article in the Guardian Voluntary Sector Network site, also from Zoe Amar, contains some good challenging questions about charities and the state […]

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May 22, 2017 | Posted in: Digital Transformation | No Comments


Article & Report: A manifesto for digital change from CharityComms

Last year, CharityComms in the UK surveyed over 300 digital leads from non profits to find out how their organisations are doing with digital transformation.  They found that digital leads are usually the people pushing for digital transformation in their organisations, but that for various reasons the message is not quite getting through. CharityComms recommend […]

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May 17, 2017 | Posted in: Digital Transformation | No Comments


The Charity Digital Toolkit – Online Resource of the Month

Well, this is awesome.  A team of digital experts led by digital non-profit specialist Zoe Amar and David Evans of Skills Platform have written a comprehensive guide to digital for non-profits.  They have taken the eminently useful approach of looking at digital across a range of disciplines, and covering strategy, digital transformation (or ‘leadership’), digital […]

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May 9, 2017 | Posted in: Digital Transformation | No Comments


Article: Why So Many Organisations Fail at Facebook

There’s a great article on the 101Fundraising blog by Norwegian digital specialist Beate Sorum, about why so many organisations are failing at Facebook. She’s right by the way, lots of us are.  We’ve all seen it: charities and causes posting to Facebook every day with unengaging, inward-focused, dry, overlong content that is clearly only connecting […]

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May 3, 2017 | Posted in: Digital Marketing 101 | Social Media Tips | No Comments


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