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The Open Source Security Foundation, also known as OpenSSF, is a collaboration which is backed by Microsoft, Google, GitHub, NCC Group, OWASP Foundation and more.  This foundation is...
WordPress is one of the most popular and well-known content management systems (CMS) as nearly 45% of websites are WordPress sites.  If you’re new to using the CMS there are several free...
Creator of the internet, Tim Berners-Lee created the “Contract for the Web” as a global plan of action to make the internet safer and more accessible for everyone.  The contract was created...
Built especially for membership and non-profit organisations, CiviCRM has several functions that make volunteer management simpler and easier. CiviVolunteer’s features allow for the recruitment and...
The internet contributes to 2% of the world’s greenhouse gases, and this is predicted to double by 2025. This may come as a surprise as digital is seen as the eco-friendly alternative to pen and...
We’ve rounded up the best CiviCRM learning resources for complete beginners, but here’s one for the devs with specialist sites to solve more technical problems. If you are a Drupal or WordPress...
Mailchimp is well-known for its simple drag and drop email builder, and is popular with small and large businesses. However, Mosaico is a lesser-known, but just as powerful drag and drop email...
As the pandemic has driven many charitable organisations to adopt a digital-first strategy, what are the emerging trends that have come from this?  Take a read of our tech trend roundup to...
CiviGrant is one of CiviCRM’s many functions which is designed to track outgoing funds from your organisation. This makes it a useful tool for grant-giving organisations, such as foundations....
You may have heard the term ‘digital inclusion’ thrown around lately and wondered if this is just another corporate buzzword. In fact, digital inclusion is what it sounds like, making sure that...
Whether you’re learning the ropes with a new CiviCRM set up at your organisation, or are looking to fill an appetite for learning, we have gathered the top five most useful resources to get to grips...
Caldera Forms is a WordPress plugin that needs to be installed and activated to use with your WordPress site. Once installed, you can create forms to set up automated marketing communications and...
Digital fundraising, also known as “online fundraising” is what it says on the tin. Fundraising online encompasses all of the great benefits of the internet, such as a worldwide reach and low cost,...
Wix, a popular low-cost CMS, has been under fire recently for running a controversial marketing campaign that impersonates WordPress unfavourably. As part of the campaign, WordPress influencers...
As one of the most well-known CRM systems in the world, Salesforce has been a go-to for many companies for digital transformation.  However, CiviCRM, an open-source customer relationship...
As GDPR is an EU regulation it technically doesn’t apply to the UK anymore. We say “technically” because UK companies must still follow UK data protection laws, and GDPR is incorporated into this....
In 2021 it is more important than ever to have an online presence, particularly if you're a nonprofit organisation that depends on volunteers, members, and donations from the public....
Although remote working can come with many positives, it presents challenges in running your events calendar as usual. Luckily there is still a way to bring people together for events through online...
The new year is here, and, as well as finally seeing the back of 2020 (!), we will see the emergence of new website development trends.  Only time will tell what will reign supreme, but for...
From the 1st January 2021, the transition period will be over, and Brexit will be in place.  This means that there will be changes to the way that online UK businesses can operate with EU...
  The Christmas period is the most valuable time for e-commerce, but it is also a very important time for volunteering, internal marketing, and event planning. A CRM (customer...
Article updated on 20/09/2019 From 14th September 2019, the European Commission is introducing new requirements to improve the security of online card payments. This directive is known as the...
In July, we wrote to all of our customers to advise that Google were changing the useage terms for their Google Maps feature which essentially means that organisations - regardless of status -...
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) recently conducted voluntary information risk reviews with eight charities, and you can read the ICO's full report here. The ICO noted many examples of...