The IoF Technology Special Interest Group is for anyone working in or with charities who has an interest in fundraising and technology.
For us, technology includes (but is not limited to) websites, databases, CRM software, emails, social media and even the humble spreadsheet. This often means we discuss topics such as Gift Aid, data protection, list swapping, data hygiene, social media trends, web development, accessibility and user experience.
There's no entry exam – you don’t have to prove your l33t coding skills or execute database queries while blindfolded. All you need is an interest in how technology is used in the not-for-profit sector.
Our members are typically fundraisers, administrators, webmasters, web editors, database people and IT support staff at charities, as well as a few consultants and commercial suppliers.
For further information on the groups and to view presentations from recent events please follow this link: www.ioftech.org.uk
The next event from the IoF Technology Group is on 15th June 2017 at 6pm. This T3T Plus meeting will be with the Fundraising Regulator and with representatives of Syrenis, the contractor responsible for implementing the Fundraising Preference Service.
Attending from FR will be Daisy Houghton, on secondment from the Charity Commission, at the Fundraising Regulator since April 2016 and responsible for large scale projects including the Fundraising Preference Service. Attending from Syrenis will be Nicky Watson who founded Syrenis in 2000 and is CEO.
The meeting will cover elements of the FR Regulation and how the FPS will work in practice. As both attendees are involved in the technical mechanics of this implementation the meeting will deliver a different dimension and work towards ‘takeaways’ for attendees to better understand and implement FR/FPS during the coming year.
Venue is: The Foundry, 17 Oval Way, London, SE11 5RR
Time: 6 - 9 pm.
Tickets start at £12.50. Register here
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