Stay ahead of editorial calendars

Howard Lake | 21 May 2000 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  11 total views,  1 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. Stay ahead of editorial calendars EdCals.com is a US service that lets marketers and PR professionals stay ahead of editorial calendars from over 120,000 US print and Web publications. EdCals.com is a US service that lets marketers and PR professionals stay ahead of editorial calendars from over 120,000 US print and Web publications. The service will inform you of upcoming deadlines and special features. Charity staff can then try to get coverage of their fundraising campaign or other event knowing that the editor or journalist is looking for that kind of information.It is US-only in its scope, but for charities and universities interested in securing US coverage, you can sign up for a free trial. Advertisement read more

Paws for thought

Howard Lake | 21 May 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.  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Animal charities seeking to sell merchandise online might be interested in a software package that helps cat-owning PC users. Animal charities seeking to sell merchandise online might be interested in a software package that helps cat-owning PC users. Bitboost’s PawSense package can recognise the presence of a cat on a keyboard and will prevent possible damage by emitting a sound that is “annoying to cats.”You can test out the noise at Bitboost’s site, but be warned, it is also annoying to humans. Advertisement Paws for thought AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

Grants to adapt venues for visually impaired

The Adapt Trust is offering grants of up to £4,500 to improve access for the visually impaired to venues which are used as arts venues.Find out more from The Adapt Trust. Howard Lake | 18 June 2000 | News Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Grants to adapt venues for visually impaired  18 total views,  1 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. read more

Volunteers’ contribution quantified

Howard Lake | 27 March 2001 | News Volunteers undertake two-thirds of UK charities’ work, says a by the Institute of Volunteering Research for the Directory of Social Change and funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. The research attempts to encourage charities to publicise the vast contribution made by people volunteering their time and skills.Volunteers undertake two-thirds of UK charities’ work, says a by the Institute of Volunteering Research for the Directory of Social Change and funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. The research attempts to encourage charities to publicise the vast contribution made by people volunteering their time and skills.The survey of 156 groups found that their combined 2 million or more volunteers amounted to the equivalent of 224,000 full-time workers. The annual value of volunteers to the Samaritans alone, for example, ranged from £11m at the minimum wage of £3.70 an hour to £31m if you adopt a a more realistic market rate of £10 an hour. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Read Where time is money by John James at SocietyGuardian. Volunteers’ contribution quantified  14 total views,  1 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. read more

Workwithus launches online marketplace for voluntary organisations

first_imgScottish voluntary sector portal workwithus has launched 3rdforcebuying.com, a procurement resource to help match voluntary organisations with suppliers of relevant products and services.3rdForceBuying.com is “a selling and buying marketplace designed especially for charities and voluntary organisations to find a range of suitable products and services to buy.” Currently it lists suppliers in the categories of design & publishing, events management, training, business services, office & IT, utilities & telecoms, and miscellaneous.The online directory is designed to help Scotland’s 50,000 voluntary organisations locate and access the services of relevant commercial suppliers. Workwithus, published by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVo), is encouraging companies to advertise their services and products to the “£2 billion [Scottish] Voluntary Sector.” They charge £100 a year, but will halve this in return for a link from the company’s site to the Workwithus site. Advertisement Howard Lake | 19 February 2004 | News Workwithus launches online marketplace for voluntary organisations 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.center_img Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Finance Business to business sites have a tremendous potential to help reduce costs for charities, many of whose buying expertise is still not as developed as it could be. Currently, however, 3rdforcebuying.com is simply a directory with no e-commerce element involved. Although the individual category listings are actually part of the workwithus.org site, they are not otherwise linked in to related content, as on UK Fundraising, on the wortwithus.org portal.  26 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

NCH appoint direct marketing agency

first_img Advertisement Howard Lake | 4 November 2004 | News Watson, Phillips, Norman have been appointed as children’s charity NCH’s new direct marketing agency. Watson, Phillips, Norman will be working with the NCH relationship marketing team, led by Relationship Marketing Manager Kathy McKay to develop strategies for the acquisition and retention of donors. 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.center_img Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving Recruitment / people NCH appoint direct marketing agency  21 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

World Vision child sponsor TV adverts banned

first_imgWorld Vision child sponsor TV adverts banned Howard Lake | 1 June 2006 | 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. Tagged with: Digital According to World Vision, the advert could be aired if the England Football team gives its permission. World Vision has made an approach to the Football Association in this regard but they have declined to comment on the ad or the BACC’s decision. As a result of the BACC decision, the charity has had to spend more money to make versions of the ad which would be acceptable. The 60-second commercial was self-filmed a young boy called Masidi from Malawi who, without access to a football, makes a ball from maize, plastic bags and string in order to have a match with his friends. The advert was made by World Vision to run on terrestrial and satellite stations throughout June and July. There is a second shorter advert, which shows Masidi making his ball, and contrasts, in a tongue in cheek way, the three years spent in developing the World Cup match ball with the ten minutes it takes Masidi to make his.Rudo Kwaramba, Director of Advocacy, Communications and Education at World Vision, said: “In our eyes, the advert is in no way anti-World Cup or anti-football. It simply uses the common language of football to point out the difference between western world affluence and developing world resourcefulness through the eyes of a sponsored child. “The comparison between football sponsorship and child sponsorship is used simply to reflect the use of the same word with very different meanings, both in scope and in financial terms in the two contexts.”The BACC told World Vision that they felt the adverts “suggested that money spent in the development and sponsorship of football was wasted and they could see no good reason for singling out football in this way particularly given that footballers do a lot for charity.”Ironically World Vision sponsors include several high profile footballers and in a recent child sponsorship campaign Scottish and Northern Ireland footballers, including Rangers player Fernando Ricksen, played with a ball made from rags to show their support for child sponsorship. World Vision will post the ads on its website www.sponsor.org so that others can make up their own minds. The charity is considering an appeal against the BACC decision.center_img Football: 1, World Vision: 0. The Broadcast Advertising Clearance Centre (BACC), the body responsible for clearing television adverts for broadcast, has refused to allow World Vision’s child sponsorship adverts to appear on screen because they thought the ad was an unfair attack on football”.World Vision planned to screen the adverts during the World Cup to encourage people to sponsor a child in the developing world. The BACC’s judgement effectively bars the advert from being aired on TV in the UK.The BACC was unhappy that the advert highlights the £49 million it has cost to sponsor the England football team comparing it with the 60p a day it costs to sponsor a child in the developing world. Actor Paul McGann supplied the voice-over for the ads. Advertisement  32 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 MoreAddThislast_img read more

Bank offers community grants

first_img Howard Lake | 7 November 2006 | News The first Northern Bank Community Grants will be distributed in December 2006 and two allocations will be made in 2007.  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Ireland Bank offers community grantscenter_img The Northern Bank has announced a new programme providing grass roots support to local projects promoting Knowledge, Culture and Sport. Each of Northern Bank’s four regions across Northern Ireland will allocate funds locally with the support of external representatives from the world’s of knowledge, culture and sport.Local projects may apply for a grant by completing the short application form available for download from the website and currently available at the counter in all Northern Bank branches. The total amount allocated to the programme is £100,000, with grants being offered between £500 and £5,000. Completed application forms should be returned to any Northern Bank branch. The closing date for receipt of applications is 12pm on 24th November 2006. Advertisement 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.last_img read more

Win up to 10 laptops

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. Win up to 10 laptops Microsoft is offering UK small businesses, which should include quite a few charities, the chance to win up to 10 Windows Vista laptops and the help of a Small Business Specialist to help overcome their challenges.To enter you simply have to tell Microsoft your biggest IT challenge in up to 50 words.The IT makeover is worth around £10,000.The competition closes on 19 December 2008.www.smallbusinesschallenges.com/6798219245520837999/competition.html Tagged with: Technology AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 20 November 2008 | Newslast_img read more

PFRA appoints new Chair

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: face-to-face Individual giving Law / policy Management PFRA Recruitment / people PFRA appoints new Chair Howard Lake | 25 January 2012 | 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.  40 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Public Fundraising Regulatory Association (PFRA), the self-regulatory membership organisation for street and doorstep face-to-face fundraising (F2F), has appointed marketing and business development specialist Paul Stallard as its Chair of the board of directors. He takes up his position today.Stallard will be the PFRA’s first paid Chair, receving an annual stipend.He brings a range of commercial marketing, business development, management and regulatory expertise and experience to the PFRA. He has held several senior marketing and business development posts in the financial services sector from the 1980s onwards. In 1983 he launched Liquid Gold from the Leeds Permanent Building Society, reputedly the first financial services brand in the UK.He is a director of his own financial services consultancy Hurndall-Stallard Associates Limited and has an MBA.He has worked in a voluntary capacity on fundraising and fundraising strategy with the Royal Life Saving Society, Elizabeth Foundation and Duke of York Foundation. He has also served as a Trustee of Careline UK.Stallard believes that it is important that the PFRA appoint a chair from outside the fundraising sector. He said: “The financial services sector has faced considerable regulatory challenges since 1986 and I see parallels between the work I have done in this sector and the regulatory challenges facing the PFRA and how those ultimately will benefit beneficiaries. What attracted me to this position with the PFRA is that face-to-face fundraising is a most efficient and effective means of enabling charities to serve their beneficiaries – in other words their customers.”He pledged to “play an active part in negotiating with councils to ensure that charities have a fair opportunity to raise funds on behalf of their beneficiaries.”Equally he acknowledges that “charities and agencies conducting F2F must play their part too”. He added: “To ensure that F2F ultimately continues to serve people who are in need, organisations conducting F2F must always provide the highest level of service to their donors, and this means acting responsibly by complying with the Institute of Fundraising’s code of practice and our own site agreements with councils.”Stallard takes over from PFRA’s vice chair Michael Naidu, assistant director of fundraising at Mencap. He has been acting chair since Timothy Hornsby resigned in 2008 after five years in the position.Stallard commended Naidu for performing “an excellent job steering the PFRA through challenging times”.www.pfra.org.uklast_img read more