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How to choose a new CRM for your charity

Investing in the right technology is crucial for charities, especially a CRM solution, but it can require some difficult choices along the way. Blackbaud’s Fiona Watts de-mystifies this topical area.

Cass professor appointed Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London

The director of Cass Centre for Charity Effectiveness, Paul Palmer, has been selected as a deputy lieutenant of Greater London.

The Lord Lieutenant of Greater London, Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE, appoints deputy lieutenants who are well known for their service to the community through their public life, charitable activities, voluntary service or uniformed services.

Digital transformation: why culture is the key to success

Digital transformation is a common process for any charity, but convincing those who are resistant to change isn't always as easy.

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Peter Lewis: Excellent fundraising is about so much more than counting the pound

"Over the last year or so, I’ve heard a lot from fundraisers who are saying that we are in the midst of a period of change – a feeling that I think is being backed up now with findings from recent pieces of research."

Save the Children appoints new chief executive

Save the Children has appointed a former trustee as its new chief executive.

Just 7% of people aware of Fundraising Regulator

A large majority of the charity sector is unaware of the Fundraising Regulator, highlighting the need for it to boost raise greater awareness of its services within the sector.

Srabani Sen: There are six things blocking the sector's progress on diversity

"What’s going on? Surely the voluntary sector is values based? We exist to address inequalities, don’t we? So why do we struggle to address the inequalities in our own organisations? I think there are six things blocking our progress towards diversity and inclusion, and these are them."

Volunteering Matters appoints new CEO

National charity Volunteering Matters has appointed Paul Reddish as its new chief executive.

Heart Research UK appoints new chief executive

Heart Research UK has appointed Kate Bratt-Farrar as its new chief executive.

Bratt-Farrar will be taking on the role from Barbara Harpham, who is stepping down from the post after almost 16 years with the charity.

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