"British foundations seem to be locked in a time warp, increasingly lagging
behind modern developments," said Lord Trevor Smith in the Foreword to a report by the LSE's Centre for Civil Society published last year.
Lord Smith is one of the speakers at a special conference being held at Charityfair in London this week.
New Media Age reports on the success of Barnardo's 2001 E-baby viral marketing campaign.
The E-baby was an animated and interactive character that Barnardo's launched in September 2001. The baby crawled across the PC screen and demanded some kind of response designed to test one's parenting skills.
A survey for the Legacy Promotion Campaign (LPC) has found that more people than ever will not leave a charitable bequest in their will.
NOP carried out the research for the LPC and found that 40% of 50-65 year olds were not likely to include a charity in their will. Fifty four per cent felt leaving charitable legacies were of "little importance".