How to: make a donation on JustGiving using bananas

Last September, I posed the ultimate question (and one you've no doubt asked many times before): can you donate using a banana? At the time, the answer was, "in theory". But yesterday, after a bit of work, I made a breakthrough, and can now answer the question with a fully caps YES. Here's a quick…

The future of Facebook fundraising

This is an article I wrote back in October 2012 and has just been published in the International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing (you'll know it as the IJNVSM). It's predominantly based on a presentation I gave at the IoF National Convention in 2012, so some of the data is now a bit old - for…

Notes from #barcampnfp

Copying my notes live from the barcampnfp sessions. Apologies for brevity and typos... Thanking One friend donated, so I donated. Cartoon - fantasy hospital Took everyone who donated, got twitter pics, and animated into a film. The gut cracker Inspired me to follow the film. Sub $10 level. Personalisation. Charity water. Diabetes uk to thank…

The Internet of Things, #leweb and other ‘zings’

Last week I was lucky to go to Paris for le web conference, which focused on the Internet of Things (IoT). This describes the shift to a time when all your devices are connected to the Internet, and talk to each other through machine to machine (m2m) communication. This has been big for a while,…

Can you donate using a banana? (Update – YES YOU CAN)

**Update 15th July 2013 - yes you can** Here's proof:   //instagram.com/p/bysL98QElR/ If you're interested, here's how I did it. *Here continues original post* Listening to the Guardian tech podcast a few months ago, I heard about a certain kickstarter project that sounded pretty interesting. Called makeymakey, some clever chaps had built a way of…

New presentation – fundraising events and social media, how to #win

Last week I had the pleasure of dusting off my clicker, wearing smart jeans and shirt and obsessing over the tiniest alignments. Yes, it was presentation time. Having not been 'on stage' for about 6 months, it was nice to get back in the groove and share our most recent stats and advice at the…

Open graph now open for service on JG

Back in October, I wrote about one of Facebook's latest BETA features and how I was quite excited about its potential (see Grammar as a platform and sentences as a service – Facebook’s new open graph). After the open graph (or Timeline apps, as they're known) went live in January earlier this year, there have been quite a…