PlanetGiving.com raises $109,000 in under a month

PlanetGiving.com raises $109,000 in under a month AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis PlanetGiving.com, the US auction online company, reports that in three and a half weeks in May it raised $109,000 though an online auction for the TJ Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research.  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. Howard Lake | 20 June 2000 | News read more

NCVO meeting to enhance understanding of charitable giving

first_imgFind out more about the Charitable Giving Meeting from Jayne Blackborow at NCVO. The National Council for Voluntary Organisations is to host a meeting to help develop a better understanding of some of the processes underlying charitable giving. The meeting on 21 June 2001 will comprise two short presentations on the progress of existing research in the area. It will then be followed by a discussion on how this can contribute to our understanding of charitable giving and how it might inform fundraising tactics.The National Council for Voluntary Organisations is to host a meeting to help develop a better understanding of some of the processes underlying charitable giving. The meeting on 21 June 2001 will comprise two short presentations on the progress of existing research in the area. It will then be followed by a discussion on how this can contribute to our understanding of charitable giving and how it might inform fundraising tactics.NCVO also hope that the three-hour meeting might held to develop ideas on how this research could be used to influence policy decisions in order to help grow the fundraising market. Advertisement  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 25 May 2001 | News NCVO meeting to enhance understanding of charitable giving 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

Former President Clinton announces largest ever gift to NSPCC

first_imgBill Clinton gets to know UK Fundraising (3 October 2006)Clinton welcomes Apple’s Tsunami appeal online (5 January 2005) Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Recruitment / people Research / statistics  185 total views,  3 views today Advertisement Former US President Bill Clinton will today announce a £6 million donation to the NSPCC, the largest ever gift to the charity, by Mark and Debbie Langford of the Manchester-based Amulet Group.Mr Clinton will be joined by HRH The Duke of York and 850 guests when he gives a special address on children’s issues at the Amulet Winter Ball in aid of the NSPCC at Knowsley Hall, Merseyside, the home of Lord and Lady Derby.He will reveal Mark and Debbie Langford are making the £6 million gift, believed to be the largest ever amount given in this country for a social cause, to help set up a new NSPCC ‘Listening Centre’ project in Manchester.Mark and Debbie Langford co-founded Amulet the financial services group and are on the NSPCC’s National Appeal Board. Mark Langford explained the reason for their donation: “Like many others, Debbie and I are both committed to helping the NSPCC eradicate cruelty to children. Abuse of children in the 21st century is totally unacceptable.“We have been amazed by the support we have received so far from the staff of the Amulet Group, its business partners and others. No-one can put a price on the quality of a child’s life. The centre, when built, will provide invaluable support for any child in need.” Howard Lake | 7 December 2002 | News  186 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1center_img Photo: President Bill Clinton by NIH History Office on Flickr.com AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Former President Clinton announces largest ever gift to NSPCC 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

BT adds e-ffective Connection Award to Community Connections

first_imgThe new award recognises groups’ innovative, inclusive and resourceful utilisation of the Internet to the benefit of the local community. Applications are judged in four separate categories including 1) Community Integration; 2) Digital Inclusion; 3) Innovation and 4) WebMax, which rewards organisations that maximise exposure to the Internet by encouraging a large number of individuals to use the Internet-ready PC.Round Two of this year’s awards is now open, with an additional seven hundred awards offered for both levels. The closing date for postal applications is 25 November 2004 and 2 December 2004 for online applications. Applicants must demonstrate how they would use the Internet in an innovative way to the benefit of the wider community. Howard Lake | 16 August 2004 | 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. BT adds e-ffective Connection Award to Community Connections  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 MoreAddThis In addition to offering Internet-ready PCs to community groups, BT Community Connections has now launched the e-ffective Connection Award to offer further IT equipment to past recipients.The BT Community Connections scheme has awarded more than 3,800 Internet-ready PCs to voluntary groups throughout the country. Now in its third year it is investing a further £1.3 million and has announced its e-ffective Connection Award.This is open to past winners of a BT Community Connections Award who can apply for IT equipment that is awarded as an enhanced package to supplement the Internet-ready PC previously received. Advertisementlast_img read more

New Business Development Manager at Arts & Business

first_img Tagged with: Recruitment / people 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.  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 31 August 2004 | News Arts & Business, the national charity dedicated to encouraging new and sustainable relationships between business and the arts, has appointed Elisabeth Monro as Business Development Manager.Elisabeth’s role is to develop new and existing relationships with the business community in London, manage existing members and identify prospects, and to advise businesses on beginning or deepening a relationship with the arts.She joins Arts & Business from children’s charity NCH where she worked as the Arts Project Manager. Advertisement New Business Development Manager at Arts & Business AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Baker Tilly welcomes Joint Committee on Draft Charities Bill report

first_imgBaker Tilly welcomes Joint Committee on Draft Charities Bill report 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 Accountancy firm Baker Tilly has welcomed many of the recommendations in today’s report from the Joint Committee on the Draft Charities Bill.Carol Sellwood, Director of the firm’s charities and education group, said: “There is a lot of very good news in this report. I am particularly pleased to read of the Committee’s recommendation to allow charities to trade more extensively. Trading is absolutely essential to ensure the healthy future of our charities in the UK. Last year the voluntary sector’s income in the UK was £16.5 billion, with one third of that arising from contracts and trading.”She added: “The Committee’s recommendation would allow charities to trade within the charity and enjoy tax exemption on trading income. The most important part of this is that the report recommends that this trading is subject to an overall limit higher than the current £50,000 small trade tax exemption.” 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. Howard Lake | 29 September 2004 | News “The Committee has clearly listened to the evidence put before it and as a result has come up with a very sensible, practical change. Now we need to make sure that all not-for-profit organisations and charities take part in the suggested consultation and have their say on what the new upper limit should be. “There is a clear need to collate evidence on the amount involved in the various trade activities carried out by charities to ensure a practical limit is proposed.”Of the rest of the report, Sellwood said she was pleased to see so much decisive action being suggested. “There is a lot of good news in this report for charities. I am extremely pleased to see the recommendation that the Government consults the Scottish Executive on the implications for national charities of any differences between the two draft Bills. It is crucial that any anomalies and confusion between the two Bills are ironed out. “Only last month, following the progression of the draft Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Bill, we spoke publicly about our concern that all charities undertaking profile raising or fundraising activities in Scotland could face more red tape and costs by having to register with the newly formed Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). “Our concern was that charities would be following the Charities Bill in England and Wales, not realising that they also needed to be taking into consideration a draft charities bill in Scotland. The recommended closer working of the Government and Scottish Executive is hugely welcomed.”Sellwood added that she was also pleased to see the recognition for a definition of religion to ensure non-deity and multi-deity groups satisfy the definition of ‘religion’ for charitable purposes.last_img read more

Recycled old mobile phones to help DEC tsunami appeal

first_imgRecycled old mobile phones to help DEC tsunami appeal Tagged with: Trading AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Recycling company Eurosource has set up an appeal to raise funds for the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Tsunami Earthquake Appeal by recycling old mobile phones and printer cartridges. Eurosource, which specialises in running charity recycling appeals, will swap old mobiles and printer cartridges for cash which will go straight to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC). Eurosource has raised almost £1.5 million since it launched in 1999. Its charity partners include Marie Curie Cancer Care, the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation and the Royal National Institute of the Blind. Advertisement Different mobiles and cartridges are worth different sums of money depending on various factors, like model, age and condition. Eurosource’s website explains which mobiles and cartridges can be recycled, and how much will be given to the DEC for each one.Donated items can be sent to Eurosource in a freepost bag, available by calling Eurosource.center_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. Howard Lake | 10 January 2005 | News  42 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Payroll giving grants now available

first_imgPayroll giving grants now available AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 1 February 2005 | News The Home Office’s new grant making programme to encourage small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to set up Payroll Giving schemes is now live. The Payroll Giving Grants programme is a Home Office-funded initiative, administered and promoted by the Institute of Fundraising, in partnership with Business in the Community.Any employer, business or charity alike, is eligible for a £500 grant to set up Payroll Giving Schemes so long as the organisation has fewer than 500 employees. In addition the first £10 of each employee’s monthly donations will be matched by the Government for a period of six months.The aim of this UK-wide programme is to provide sustainable income sources for charities by increasing the number of employers and employees engaged in Payroll Giving. 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.  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Simon Burne joins THINK

first_img Howard Lake | 24 January 2005 | News  22 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. Simon Burne, Chairman of the Institute of Fundraising, has joined THINK Consulting Solutions this month.Simon was previously Director of Marketing and Fundraising at children’s charity NCH where he increased net income by 25% in his first year. Before that, he was Director of Fundraising and Communications at Acorns Children’s Hospice, where he had overall responsibility for fundraising and marketing, doubling income in three years and increasing prompted awareness to over 90% in its catchment area. He has been involved in voluntary sector marketing for 14 years, first at Intermediate Technology, and then at Relate and The Children’s Society. He is also Chairman of the Institute of Fundraising. Advertisement Simon Burne joins THINKcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tony Elischer, MD at THINK, said: “When Simon announced he was leaving NCH, every consultancy had an eye on him. We are delighted he has chosen to join THINK. “We are careful about how we grow our team: we need people who combine heavyweight thinking with hands-on experience and a non-formulaic approach to problem-solving for clients. Simon fits the bill perfectly. As our work continues to develop on the international front, Simon’s fluency in French and Spanish may come in handy too.” Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Recruitment / peoplelast_img read more

CAF promotes charity gift vouchers as Valentine’s gift

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 5 January 2006 | News CAF promotes charity gift vouchers as Valentine’s gift 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. Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) is encouraging people to give its Charity Gift Vouchers instead of flowers or chocolates on Valentine’s Day.CAF Charity Gift Vouchers can be donated to any registered UK charity. Sold in denominations of £10 and £25, they can be presented in an attractive greetings card.CAF says that “the romantic gesture will boost your own star rating and help good causes to benefit at the same time”. Advertisement  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The charity has previously promoted them as a good gift for Christmas.Recipients simply choose their favourite charity and enter the organisation’s name on the voucher, giving it to them as they would an ordinary donation.last_img read more