Improvements in Fundraising Standards

Data released this month in the Fundraising Regulator’s first annual report has revealed that the number of complaints received about fundraising activities has fallen in proportion to last year. This is extremely promising news, as concerns and complaints about fundraising had been increasing in frequency and vociferousness over recent years. In response to fundraising’s precarious public perception, efforts for regulation and transparency have been made by the charities, fundraisers, and regulators. And yet, until August, private-site fundraising was operating largely unpoliced. In March, a webinar was hosted by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations in which the policy manager of the Fundraising Regulator, Stephen Service, voiced his concerns regarding fundraising […]

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Brand New Microprocessors Released for Data Centres

Intel Corp has this month made an announcement revealing that it will be entering into a form of battle with AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) and other big companies which are capitalising on the demand for microchips which can be used for cloud computing. Intel’s microprocessor is set to be called the Xeon Scalable Processor chip, and according to its creators, is set apart from its existing counterparts. Navel Rao, the VP of Intel’s artificial intelligence branch, has reportedly informed that it Intel’s microprocessor will provide users with more support for the ways that computing is expected to be implemented in the near relatively near future, including artificial intelligence and cars […]

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The Good, the Bad, and the Absent from the Google Voice Update

For the first time in five years, Google has announced significant updates to its Google Voice service, with promise of even more developments to come. Many users are hopeful that these new features will start bringing Voice closer to its stated intended function when it was first released: ‘to create “one number for life” – a phone number that’s tied to you, rather than a single device or location’. The idea was to prevent people from having to have multiple devices connected to multiple numbers – an office landline, a company mobile phone, a personal mobile, a home landline. Google Voice’s idea was to offer users one phone number which […]

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Don’t Just Give… Be Wonderful.

Support Kieron's NYC Marathon for Mind

A new charity fundraising platform goes live this month – and 100% of donations will go directly to supported charities. The Wonderful Organisation has been launched by Manchester businessman Kieron James to give fundraisers an alternative to platforms that charge charities, make deductions to cover costs, generate profit or take a cut from Gift Aid – a scheme enabling charities to reclaim tax on donations made by UK taxpayers. This new platform, which uses the strapline ‘Don’t Just Give… Be Wonderful’, will also be free from card processing charges as Nexbridge, the telecommunications company which Kieron co-founded, will pay these. The pledge from Nexbridge will allow the first million pounds […]

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Why is Edinburgh breeding UK technology start ups?

In recent years, Scotland’s capital has become something of a hot-bed for technology start ups. But why is it such a good place for new entrepreneurs to flock to when starting up their businesses? Geography To begin with, Edinburgh has multiple physical qualities which make it particularly well-suited to fostering new businesses. It is a convenient point for commuting and travelling to meetings, equipped with trains, buses, trams, and an airport and located only an hour away from the next largest city, Glasgow. Edinburgh contains some of the very best science parks and research centres in the whole country, meaning new technological developments, discoveries, and innovations can always be supported. In […]

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02 Access Charge Soon To Be 45 Pence per Minute

On the 1st of July Ofcom introduced a highly significant change to the way we get charged for making certain telephone calls. All calls to service numbers (that’s any number beginning with 084, 087, 09 or 118) are now charged differently: There’s an access charge (set by the network provider) and a service charge (set by the company you’re calling). More on service charges O2 are set to bump up their access charge after initially setting it at 25 pence per minute. The new charge of 45 pence will come into effect on the 17th of August, and brings O2 closer to its competitors. When the new charging system was […]

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Get up to Date: Changes to Call Charges That Affect All of Us

Today marks a significant change in the way you’re billed for calling numbers that begin with 084, 087, 09 or 118. These numbers, known as ‘service numbers’ are used by companies to offer services of all types. Some conference call providers for example, use an 08 dial in number (although we don’t do that because we want you to be able to make conference calls for free!). If you’re not up to date, read on to find out how the changes to call charges will affect you and your phone bill. Before the 1st of July, calls to service numbers were normally given like this: And if you’re not on a […]

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A revolution in work life structure – How the way you work is changing

Technological development is a tidal wave that we have been unable to suppress for decades now, with people constantly thinking creatively, innovatively and practically to take the next step, come up with the next big idea that can make life easier for folk like you and me. But this isn’t all just hypothetical, theoretical, abstract development, and nor is it just revolutionary changes like implanting a camera on the front of a phone to make ‘selfies’ a very real (very prevalent) possibility, or creating social media which allows you to share your #breakfast with the world. It goes far beyond everyday pass-times and pleasures. What we are seeing is an […]

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We saved callers about £255,000 in May, Here’s How…

No matter who you are, where you are or what you are doing, saving money is always a good business idea – especially when there is no sacrifice involved. Similarly, conference calling is almost always a great tool for a business person, or even for personal use. So, saving money while using a tool which could hugely improve your business seems like the perfect move. That’s exactly what you can do with WHYPAY? How can WHYPAY? save me money? WHYPAY? does not charge you for using its service, all you have to do is visit the homepage and hit the Big Green Button to create your conference call room. What’s […]

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US Government Holds Conference Call on Partnerships in The Middle East

One common misconception that we try to address at WHYPAY? is that conference calling is not just for businesses. In fact conference calls can be used within a wide field or practices and walks of life – from sports, to music, to teaching, to religion. Very recently, the US government once again demonstrated to the world the considerable power of conference calling (something governments have exemplified before) by holding talks via conference call about their partnerships and future directions in the middle east. In the middle of May, an audio meeting was held in advance of a visit to the US by leaders and delegations of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, […]

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