Cards for Good Causes launches online

 33 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 8 November 1999 | News Tagged with: christmas Digital Trading Charity Christmas card consortium Cards for Good Causes launches its Web site later today. Cards from the 25 member charities plus other guest charities are available for secure online purchase, and are divided into three categories, humorous, traditional, and religious.The site’s e-commerce facilities were developed by Horwath Consulting.The launch takes place in London’s St Bride’s church this morning at 10am and features celebrities Lord Jeffrey Archer and Maggie Philbin. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Cards for Good Causes launches online AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

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Toys for Tots raised $475,000 in online Christmas campaign

America’s Second Harvest received $36,586 in 200 donations between 29 November and 31 December. In the same period in1998 they received 70 gifts worth $9,125.WNYC Public Radio raised $148,000 online in the last six months of 1999, up from $20,000 in the whole of 1998. On December 15 1999 alone, their “CyberDay”, they raised $33,000.Oxfam America raised $5,000 from an e-card promotion with BlueMountain.com, and received $64,000 in online donations in the last six weeks of 1999. Fifty per cent of donors were new donors.Washington-based radio station WAMU raised $20,500 online in the last weeks of December 1999, with the average donation $106, up from the average telephone donation of $85. In the last two weeks of December 1999 online grocery service Webvan raised $730,000 online for three charities including the San Francisco Food Bank. Customers selected food items from the charities’ wish lists at Webvan, and these were then passed to the food bank charities. The World Wildlife Fund reports that it raised $200,000 online in 1999. Read Making Sure That the Clicks Stick by Holly Hunter at the Chronicle of Philanthropy.  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 27 January 2000 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis US children’s charity Toys for Tots has raised $475,000 in online donations over the Thanksgiving to Christmas period. US children’s charity Toys for Tots has raised $475,000 in online donations over the Thanksgiving to Christmas period. That represents nearly 10% of the non-profit’s annual income.The Chronicle of Philanthropy reports that other US non-profits also experienced successful online Christmases. Advertisement Toys for Tots raised $475,000 in online Christmas campaign read more

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Merrychristmas.co.uk to support Great Ormond Street Hospital

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The valuable merrychristmas.co.uk domain is this year helping raise funds for the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children. The site says it is donating 80% of its income from services to the charity in the run-up to Christmas.Services on offer that will generate income for the charity include an address book, a reminder service, a Christmas calendar, and the facility to send for £5 an unlimited number of animated e-cards for Christmas.The site is run by Ecelebrations and was developed by agency Wax. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  39 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 19 December 2001 | News Merrychristmas.co.uk to support Great Ormond Street Hospital Tagged with: christmas corporatelast_img read more

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First monday lottery draw raises £150,000 for five charities

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. First monday lottery draw raises £150,000 for five charities AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Gaming Research / statistics  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 8 May 2006 | News According to Chariot, “significant levels of player activity… led to a slowing up of the site and a corresponding reduction in sales during the day”. The problems were fixed at 8.30pm yesterday evening, and the draw put back from 8pm to midnight to compensate.Tim Holley, Chairman of Chariot, said: “I would like to apologise to the customers who visted our website on Monday and experienced delays in playing our game before these problems were fixed. I would like to thank them for their patience and look forward to their continued support.”Ticket sales for this first draw “were at the lower end of the Chariot Board’s expectations”, but “they are pleased with the level of registrations in the two weeks since launch.” Britain’s new online lottery, monday, held its first draw last night. Despite some website problems, it raised £150,000 for the first five of 70 charities to benefit.Chariot, the lottery’s operator, said that monday had attracted over 180,000 registered players who had deposited £1.5m, of which a third was played on the first draw. The first five charities to benefit are Shelter, Born Free, The British Heart Foundation, The Royal National Institute for the Deaf and CLIC Sargent. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Look Ahead win Andy Ludlow Homelessness Award 2006

first_imgLook Ahead win Andy Ludlow Homelessness Award 2006 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Look Ahead Housing and Care has been presented with the first prize in the Andy Ludlow Homelessness Award 2006 at a special ceremony organised by London Councils.The housing charity’s Customer Involvement Programme – based in Kensington and Chelsea – saw off the challenge of five other short listed projects to collect the £10,000 top prize.The award ceremony was addressed by keynote speaker the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Ruth Kelly MP, making her first speech on homelessness since taking up her position.Look Ahead Housing and Care received its prize from Channel 4 presenter Amanda Lamb, at a ceremony at the London Design Museum. It becomes the eighth winner of the annual Andy Ludlow Homelessness Awards.The awards are organised by London Councils to highlight good practice and innovative ways of tackling and reducing homelessness across the capital. They are supported by Shelter, London Housing Foundation and the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).more: www.londoncouncils.gov.uk Howard Lake | 14 November 2006 | News Tagged with: Awardslast_img read more

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St Dunstan’s avoids upcoming Royal Mail price rise

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 27 March 2007 | News St Dunstan’s, the charity for blind ex-service men and women, is aiming to cut fundraising costs by switching postal providers before the Royal Mail price hike on 2 April.In moving provider, it is benefiting from a freeze in postal costs until the end of 2007. This price freeze means that St Dunstan’s will not be affected by any postage increase should rival operators raise their prices in line with Royal Mail.Post-Switch provides an analysis of a company’s or charity’s annual postage spend and recommends where the best cost savings within the necessary delivery time frame can be found. After Post-Switch has negotiated the best rate, the operator will collect and sort the mailing and then put it into Royal Mail’s downstream commercial network for final delivery by the postman.Post-Switch already handles over one million items of mail per month and is working with high volume mailers like Marie Curie and NSPCC.www.post-switch.co.uk St Dunstan’s avoids upcoming Royal Mail price rise  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Individual givinglast_img read more

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DEFRA ban reindeer from GOSH Christmas event in Bond Street

first_imgDEFRA ban reindeer from GOSH Christmas event in Bond Street Howard Lake | 22 November 2007 | News Tagged with: christmas Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Due to Bluetongue restrictions the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) have banned reindeer from travelling to Bond Street in London for the annual Bond Noël Christmas extravaganza in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.London falls within one of the DEFRA surveillance areas for Bluetongue and no animals from a restricted area are allowed to travel into the surveillance area.Model and author Sophie Dahl will be ‘flicking the switch’ on the Bond Street Christmas lights, but the popular live reindeer will not be on the street this year. Advertisementcenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tonight’s event features carol singers, entertainers and musicians providing the entertainment. Bond Street itself is “transformed into a winter wonderland” with artificial snow falling along the entire length of the street. Rickshaw sleighs whisk shoppers to and from the street’s designer stores.In the face of the reindeer ban, local primary Abercorn School has volunteered its choir of 20 boys and girls to entertain the crowds, wearing their reindeer antlers.last_img read more

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Social contribution award entries close this month

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Social contribution award entries close this month The British Computer Society (BCS) is inviting entries from organisations to win this year’s social contribution award at the BCS IT Industry Awards. The award recognises an organisation that has developed a technology which has a positive impact on society.Last year’s award was won by RoboBraille developed by the Danish National Centre for Visual Impairment for Children and Youth. It offered an email based service which translated documents into either synthetic speech or contracted Braille.The annual Awards feature a total of 24 categories which offer the opportunity to showcase excellence and expertise in IT. Categories include awards for mobile technology, social contribution, technology supplier, green computing and web-based technology.Winners will be announced at a presentation ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London, in December.www.bcs.org/industryawards Tagged with: Awards Technology  19 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 15 July 2008 | Newslast_img read more

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PFRA to use the word ‘chugger’ where appropriate

first_img Howard Lake | 21 July 2010 | News PFRA to use the word ‘chugger’ where appropriate After several years of choosing not to use the word ‘chugger’, the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association (PFRA) has, over the past six months or so, to use it in official communications. Indeed, it features prominently on the organisation’s redeveloped website’s section ‘Do you object to chuggers?’.‘Chugger’ is of course the pejorative portmanteau word for street fundraisers that elides ‘charity’ with ‘mugger’. It was coined in 2002 by journalist Keith Barker-Main, compiler of the ‘Say What: News Words About Town’ column in the Metro free newspaper. From the very beginning it was clearly intended to be a negative and insulting term, and many people still use it in speech and online with invective.For this reason the word is seen by many in the fundraising sector as “a contemptible slur on the integrity of hardworking people trying to do a difficult job for good causes”.However, research by the PFRA has found that the use of the word has now become much broader, with many people using it as shorthand for street fundraisers, without the original negative implications. A Google search in the UK for ‘chugger’ in a charity context reveals that, since its invention in 2002, use of the word increased only gradually for the first six years, and it is only since 2008 that it has become more widespread.Analysis of the use of the word on social networks has also revealed a shift in its usage. The PFRA has found a median of eight or nine daily uses of ‘chugger’ in a fundraising context, about 50% of which come through Twitter. However, only about a third of these are negative uses; the rest are classified as ‘neutral’. This includes purely descriptive usage such as “there were a lot of chuggers in town today”, or “my friend’s just got a job as a chugger”.Consequently, the PFRA has decided to use the word ‘where appropriate’ to help it engage with the public in the language that many of them use. Head of Communications Ian MacQuillin said: “Our view is that it matters less how people refer to street fundraisers; what’s more important is that they have a good understanding about how street fundraising operates and why charities use it.“With so many more people now using the word ‘chugger’, PFRA believes we will be fighting a losing battle if we maintain our prohibition on its use”.The PFRA found that ‘chugger’ is used primarily in London and the South East. They often have to explain the meaning of the word to licensing officials and town centre managers elsewhere.MacQuillin is clear though: “we will only use ‘chugger’ where we consider it appropriate, in response to and engaging with people who are using it as a descriptive, non-pejorative term. We will not be adopting ‘chugger’ as our default term for a street F2F fundraiser”.MacQuillin shared his thoughts on using the word ‘chugger’ with UK Fundraising earlier this month at the Institute of Fundraising’s National Convention:www.pfra.org.uk/publications_and_news/position_statements/ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1  78 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: face-to-face Individual giving PFRA About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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FluidSurveys joins CTT’s Technology donation programme

first_imgFluidSurveys joins CTT’s Technology donation programme  27 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Technology company Chide.it has added its online survey tool FluidSurveys has joined CTT’s technology donation programme, CTXchange. This will give more charities access to a tool that allows organisations quickly to gather and analyse informal data through online surveys, forms, or polls.Eligible organisations can receive a donation of a one-year subscription to the online Pro version of FluidSurveys. They can renew this subscription annually, provided they continue to be eligible in each year. The FluidSurveys donation is available to organisations with annual operating budgets of £300,000 or less.CTXchange enables eligible UK registered charities and charitable housing associations to receive hardware and software products, donated by leading brands, to support their operations. CTXchange is part of a global network, operated by TechSoup.Richard Craig, CEO of CTT, said: “FluidSurveys will enable eligible organisations to use online surveys to gather valuable feedback on their programs and services, allowing them to improve and further develop how they operate”.www.ctxchange.org/getting_started Howard Lake | 4 June 2011 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Charity Trust corporate Donated goods Technologylast_img read more

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