Leeds Charity Box go High Tech
Leeds-based social enterprise Charity Box to use advanced digital technology to boost region’s charity capabilities.
16:42 11 February 2019
Lloyds Bank has recently released its findings on the digital capabilities of both SMEs and charities in the UK. The report revealed that although there were significant improvements across the board, the north still trails the south in terms of digital capabilities within the third sector.
Digital services and tools are long been sought after to help charities generate more revenue. However, the report says that up to 95per cent of charity websites still do not meet basic accessibility standards and that only 8per cent of them have mobile-friendly websites. It added that up to 40per cent of charities still do not have the capabilities to receive donations online.
These challenges are what Leeds-based social enterprise Charity Box aims to address by providing digital services exclusively for charities.
Founder Matt Saunders says “the opportunities for charities to utilise digital tools are immense, and charities can not only increase their fundraising but level-up their organisation generally. Whether a charity’s goal is to fundraise, reach service users or grow awareness of their cause, the internet is a great place to do it”.
“When the Digital Index report comes out next year, we hope to see a positive change in the numbers so that charities are better equipped to serve their stakeholders through digital means”, says Matt.
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