Third Sector Round-up

Post-COVID-19 Tech Trends For Charities

Source: Charity Digital

All industries are susceptible to changes brought on by emerging technology, and the Third Sector is no different. Charities must keep on top of technological advancements to continue to raise money in the modern world. There’s no doubt that the pandemic has accelerated the digital transformation of charities, and as a result, charities must now consider how they can use new technology to improve their services moving forward.

This article focuses on technological trends that emerged during lockdowns and are expected to continue as social restrictions are lifted. The following trends in technology are discussed:

  • Contactless card payments
  • Charity live streams on social media
  • Gaming events
  • Automation and AI in charity work
  • Cloud-based data storage

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Four Tips For Organising A Successful Gaming Event

Source: JustGiving

With the number of gaming and streaming Fundraising Pages created on JustGiving quadrupling this January compared to last year, it’s clear that gaming is a new avenue for charitable fundraising. The main platform used for gaming events is Twitch, a streaming service that experienced 200% year on year growth in 2020. With 17.5 million average daily Twitch visitors, there’s a massive potential for charities to raise money on the platform.

In this article, four tips are provided to help charities organise a successful gaming fundraising event. For example, organising a company-wide gaming event for charity is a great way to keep staff connected, contribute to corporate social responsibility and raise money for a good cause. This is just one of the valuable tips from JustGiving, so check out the article to learn more about how gaming can be used for fundraising.

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How Has Donor Behaviour Changed Since COVID-19?

Source: Charity Digital

The pandemic has left no industry or individual untouched, so how has it affected donor behaviour? This article explores donor behaviour and identifies new trends in giving which are emerging off the back of the pandemic. The first finding is that the average age of donors is getting younger as Gen Z gets increasingly involved in fundraising. Generation Z includes individuals born between 1997 and 2012. New research found that “84% of the Gen Z generation donated during the pandemic and half of them say they will continue to give.”

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Feel Inspired With Famous Quotes About Giving

Source: CharityChoice

This lighthearted article provides some famous quotes about giving, to help lift people’s spirits and encourage more donations. Here are three of our favourite quotes from the article:

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” Mohammed Ali

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” Charles Dickens

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