UK Cyber Security Council Granted Charitable Status

The Council’s confirmed status as a charitable organisation further supports its efforts to bolster the UK cyber security community London – 20th July 2021 – The UK Cyber Security Council – the self-regulatory body for the cyber security education and skills sector – today announced that its application for charitable status has been approved by the Charity Commission, and that the Council has been added to the register of charities accordingly. The confirmation of the…

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BCNET selects PebblePad as the preferred supplier of learning technology for Higher Education in British Columbia, Canada

British Columbia, Canada – PebblePad has today announced that it has been chosen by BCNET, a not-for-profit, shared services organization in British Columbia, Canada as a preferred learning technology provider for their education members across the province. This landmark partnership will mean that universities, colleges and institutes across British Columbia will have easy access to PebblePad, which promises to be instrumental in helping them to recover from the Covid crisis and to better support new…

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Designing Social Media Fundraising Messages: An Experimental Approach to Understanding How Message Concreteness and Framing Influence Donation Intentions

Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Ahead of Print. This experiment examined the effects of fundraising message characteristics on donation intentions through a simulated social media campaign. A 2 (abstract vs. concrete message) × 2 (gain vs. loss framing) between-subjects experiment (n = 213) revealed that a message with detailed fundraising outcomes elicited a greater intention to donate through heightened perceived message credibility, perceived transparency, cognitive elaboration, and empathy. Gain and loss framing, however, did not result in significant differences in donation intentions. Theoretically, this study uncovered the psychological mechanisms through which message concreteness increases donation intentions. Practically, results of this study provided implications for drafting effective fundraising messages that can be disseminated on social media.

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15% of FXhome store sales to go to Born Free in support of conservation and animal welfare

Funds raised by FXhome – creators of free video editing software HitFilm Express – during their summer sale will go toward protecting endangered species, and fighting the exploitation of defenseless animals. London, UK (June 29, 2021) – From now until July 6th, 15% of all proceeds from sales at the fxhome.com store will be pledged to Born Free to help support their vital work in conservation and animal welfare. The charity will also be supported…

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Notes at the Crossroads: Reflections on CEP’s “Persevering Through Crisis: The State of Nonprofits” Survey

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June 2021 open thread

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“Where My Gays At?” The Status of LGBTQ People and Queer Theory in Nonprofit Research

Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Ahead of Print. This article critically examines academic scholarship in the field of nonprofit studies that pertains to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people and issues. We introduce the key tenets of queer theory, a critical theory which encourages questioning social constructs, to nonprofit studies as a lens through which to examine the nonprofit sector. Using a queer approach, we analyze the past research on LGBTQ issues along the continuums of whether the research subjects are active or passive participants, and whether the focus on LGBTQ issues is ancillary or central. We find a minority of articles, most written between 2015 and 2019, which position LGBTQ people as central and active participants in the research. We conclude by providing a research agenda for how queer theory can be applied to the nonprofit sector and argue that placing LGBTQ people and organizations as central constituencies in nonprofit research will facilitate social change.

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Book Review: The business of changing the world: How billionaires, tech disrupters, and social entrepreneurs are transforming the global aid industry by Kumar, R. and The enlightened capitalists: Cautionary tales of business pioneers who tried to do well by doing good by O’Toole, J

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