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  • 6Jun

    Macmillan launches new BSL videos

    Macmillan has added two new entries to its collection of British Sign Language (BSL) videos. One is about treatment for brain tumours and the other is about a serious complication of chemotherapy called neutropenic sepsis. They contain personal stories and information from healthcare professionals. The new videos join the charity’s other content for BSL users living with…

  • 21May

    Investing in quality: the contribution of large charities to shaping future health and care

    The King’s Fund has published ‘Investing in quality: the contribution of large charities to shaping future health and care’. The report was commissioned by the National Garden Scheme (NGS) which distributes funding to health and care charities. By examining the work of six charities funded by NGS, the authors highlight the important and strategic role…

  • 19Jul

    New grant to fund website redevelopment for small charities

    The new programme from the Transform Foundation offers charities with an income of between £100k and £350k funding to redevelop their website, helping them amplify their impact. The Transform Foundation has announced the launch of a new funding programme designed to fund the development of new websites for small charities with incomes between £100k and £350k. With…

  • 12Jul

    Three great examples of charity ‘AI for good’ projects

    The doors of AI innovation are opening for the charity sector, with companies such as Microsoft reaching out to partner with charities on their ideas. Charity Digital News showcases three standout examples of charity AI partnerships already emerging. There is a huge amount of excitement around Artificial intelligence (AI) right now in all sectors and industries. But look…

  • 5Jul

    Google and Media Trust offer free digital skills training for charities

    New training programme run by Media Trust and funded by Google aims to provide UK charities and community organisations with essential digital skills training, mentoring, resources and support. Media Trust has announced plans for a digital skills training programme for UK charities and community organisations, enabled by a grant from Google’s philanthropic arm, Google.org. The programme has…

  • 2Aug

    Calling health and care charities: share your work with National Voices

    National Voices’ Wellbeing Our Way programme has launched the WOW! Exchange: an online catalogue of exciting and innovative practice in health and care. Health and care charities deliver some exciting projects, and the WOW! Exchange is a space to share that practice, exchange ideas, and to enable learning. The work listed on the site includes…

  • 5Dec

    Funding available for charities to support evidence-based approaches to self-care

    NHS England has launched the Realising the Value Programme, a new initiative which will empower people and communities to take more control of their health. Through this initiative, NHS England will award a grant of up to £500,000 to a charity or not for profit organisation (or consortium) to identify evidence-based approaches to self-care. This…

  • 11Oct

    Positioning your organisation to succeed in the new health service market conference

    Recent NHS reform has created a diverse provider market for healthcare, where NHS, private and voluntary organisations compete for contracts. This presents new challenges for charities as they face a unique opportunity to develop or grow their health and wellbeing public sector contracts and services. Charities face a growing requirement to market their expertise and services to commissioners across the sectors. But how do charity leaders ensure their charity can position itself on a level playing field with competitors from the public or commercial sectors, without straying from their core mission? How do communicators get their charity’s key messages to existing or potential NHS and local government commissioners? This conference is designed to guide charities through the new health and wellbeing provider market.

  • 27Feb

    Event: Social Media conference for charities

    From influencing behaviour and raising awareness to recruiting activists, donors, volunteers and fundraisers – there’s no doubt that social media has radically transformed the ways in which charities make connections and develop meaningful relationships. The question today is not whether we should be engaging with our audiences through social media, but how we should be maximising its potential. With a mixture of practical breakouts and thought-provoking plenary sessions this one day CharityComms conference will bring together some of the best brains in the charity world to explore the latest trends, case studies and innovations. The conference takes place on 21 March 2012 in London.

  • 14Feb

    New two part guide to using social media for charities

    Thousands of charities in the UK are aware of social media, but aren’t sure what it can do for them. Even more are engaging with their audiences on social networks, but want to know how to develop and optimise their activities. CharityComms has put together a two part Guide to Social Media for Charities. Part One is aimed at those just getting started, with Part Two written for charities who are actively using social media and want practical advice on taking their comms to the next level of success.

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