In response to the ongoing refugee and migrant crisis, Google has donated €1m to organisations offering humanitarian relief and is encouraging its users to make a donation. To double the impact of each contribution, Google is matching the first €5m in donations, until – together – €10m is raised for relief efforts.
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Technology Trust has been working with Google and Media Trust to run a series of webinars as part of 'Grow Your Charity Online'.
WeFarm, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and Centrepoint and The Royal National Institute for the Blindhave won a £500,000 grant, as well as mentoring from Google and Nesta staff to deliver their projects, as part of Google’s Impact Challenge which helps UK charities change the world through innovative technology.
Kim Nguyen at Technology Trust said: “If a picture’s worth a thousand words, a video can be worth a million. Connecting with supporters has always been important in the charity sector and thanks to new technologies and changes online, it’s easier than ever to do.”
81% of employers require their workforce to have digital skills yet only 52% of employers believe that their workforce has the digital skills to meet their future challenges, according to a survey by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
Those who attend Grow Your Charity Online’s regular weekly webinars, which aim to improve charities’ digital skills, will be pleased to hear that the next online discussion will focus on how to grow your audience on Google+.