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  • What donation portals should charities use?

    By Patrick Nash This summer, online donation website CharityGiving.co.uk was suspended amid fears charities had gone unpaid by more than £250,000. I here discuss the best practice for charities using fundraising portals and what a charity should look for when selecting the right one for them.   The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England […]

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  • How can charities build a social media communications strategy?

    By Patrick Nash With social media transforming the way we communicate, I share my top tips for charities keen to make the most out of these online platforms. Social media is a serious business these days. Platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are now key channels for charities to interact with their prospective volunteers, donors […]

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  • Q&A: How do we differ from The Call Centre?

    BBC Three’s The Call Centre documentary has sparked a social media storm. But is it reflective of everyday life in a busy call centre? We talk to one of our dedicated call handlers about her role. The Call Centre – a documentary series based on a Swansea financial services call centre – has caused a […]

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  • 140 pages vs. 140 characters: How can charities improve the reach of impact reports?

    By Patrick Nash After a leading charity communications consultant claimed that impact reports were ‘deeply boring’ and could be replaced by tweets, I explore the different methods charities can use to explain the difference they make to peoples’ lives. Joe Saxton, co-founder of nfpSynergy, has labeled impact reports “deeply turgid, boring and dull” and suggested that […]

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  • Charities not investing enough in technology to inspire digital innovation

    By Patrick Nash A new survey has found that many charities are not investing enough in technology to keep up with digital innovations. This week, I explain how they, and other third sector organisations, can increase their reach online, while cutting costs.   Digital communication is growing rapidly and multimedia channels have a large part to […]

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  • How to maintain positive customer experiences in times of high demand

    By Patrick Nash In the week that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced that it is to close 281 of its face-to-face enquiry centres, 2 million extra calls to are expected to be made to the HMRC helpline. Here, I suggest the best ways for contact centres to ensure positive customer experiences when face […]

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