CCS is pleased to share the news, views, and tools you may have missed this past week!

  1. Virtual reality filmmakers are providing immersive experiences to draw in donors. Oscar-winning filmmakers like Kathryn Bigelow and Alejandro Iñárritu are creating immersive, virtual reality films to promote and raise funds for far-off causes. The Economist further highlights this trend.
  2. The Church of England will test “tap and go” contactless payment systems. This week the Church of England announced that it will begin to equip around 40 churches with handheld terminals to process tithes and offerings. The Financial Times outlines how the trial will unfold this summer.
  3. Reasons for optimism in the UK. The charity sector in the UK has undergone a few changes recently, but there are reasons to be optimistic. Vicky Browning, CEO of Acevo, shares her views in the most recent edition of CT Brief.
  4. Could you use a “No Email Day”? Most of us would agree that our overreliance on email often leads to miscommunication and information overload. LaSalle Network CEO Tom Gimbel writes for Fast Company how ditching email one day per quarter has helped his employees build better relationships, increase productivity, and more.
  5. Get ready for End-of-Year Giving and #GivingTuesday! Summer may be in full swing, but the holiday season will be here before we know it! Prepare to finish the year off strong by joining us and See3 for Elevating End-of-Year Giving: #GivingTuesday & Other Strategies for Success”  on July 19th.

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