Dogs’ life

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. Dogs’ life AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 17 February 1999 | News Bill Gates is not the only software mogul who makes charitable donations. Bill Gates is not the only software mogul who makes charitable donations. Dave Duffield, CEO of PeopleSoft, is giving $200 million of his own money to US animal shelters so that no healthy American stray cat or dog need be put down. Advertisement read more

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Poptel develop online donation tools

The new services will be designed for “charities of all sizes that want to receive online donations from the public,” say Poptel, “and currently have a merchant ID.” 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 Tagged with: Digital 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. Poptel develop online donation tools Howard Lake | 31 October 2000 | News Co-operative Internet Service Provider Poptel has announced that it is developing a “new range of online fundraising tools” for charities.Poptel is working with The Co-operative Bank, Amnesty International UK, Christian Aid and NCH Action for Children to create these tools which will include a “secure payment hub.”The ISP is keen to offer charities the opportunity to receive online donations from overseas as well as the UK. Advertisement read more

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Health and hospital fundraisers meeting

Advertisement Health and hospital fundraisers meeting AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 22 November 2000 | News  22 total views,  2 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. A meeting for fundraisers working in the health and hospital sectors is to be held early next year at Northwick Park Hospital. The event is designed to help fellow fundraisers share ideas, learn from each other and think about forming an ICFM interest group.Find out more from UK Fundraising’s events listing. read more

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Draft National Occupational Standards for fundraisers available for comment

first_img Howard Lake | 27 November 2002 | News  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The project to develop a common UK definition of the competencies involved in fundraising has published its draft standards and is asking fundraisers to comment on them.The project has been led by the Voluntary Sector National Training Organisation with the support of the Institute of Fundraising. It aims to provide the sector with a tool to support recruitment and selection processes, identify training needs and develop training courses and qualifications to nationally agreed standards. The draft National Occupational Standards for fundraisers can be viewed online and comments are being sought on them from fundraisers. Advertisement Draft National Occupational Standards for fundraisers available for comment AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The project team want to make sure that what they have developed reflects the work that fundraisers do whether it is for a large or small organisation and whether it is done by a paid member of staff or a volunteer.The draft consists of standards for fundraising assistants, fundraisers and fundraising managers. In particular the projec team want to know:are they a good reflection of the fundraiser’s role?can they help fundraisers (and others) understand their role?do they accurately describe the knowledge and skills fundraisers need to develop?could you use them to design training and development activities?could they help make appraisals more objective and meaningful?what qualifications based on the standards do fundraisers want?In short, are the standards accurate and appropriate and are they missing any competencies? The site also includes a questionnaire on qualifications. What qualifications would fundraisers like to see developed? On this issue the project team are keen to hear not only from fundraisers but also from together with HR/Personnel staff and trustee and management committee members.The deadline for comments is 10 January 2002. Following this consultation, the final suite of standards will be published in March 2003 and will be ready for use by the summer. 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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New designer at design agency

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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 21 October 2003 | News New designer at design agency Bedfordshire-based design agency Cottier & Sidaway has expanded its design team by appointing Hilly Famewo as graphic designer. Previously with Save the Children and the RSPB, Hilly acquired expertise in corporate communications and developing identities and has worked on numerous campaigns. She also has a particular interest in designing products and magazines for the youth sector.Cottier & Sidaway specialises in creative communications for charities, local government and small to medium sized businesses and current clients include the RSPB, Bedfordshire Police and Dominos Pizza. Advertisement  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving Recruitment / peoplelast_img read more

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New grants system at the Community Fund

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. Howard Lake | 24 November 2003 | News It therefore recommends that the key elements of the new system should be:Just two new criteria will replace the existing seven, covering:What difference will the project make to the lives of disadvantagedpeople? and …How likely is the applicant to make that difference happen? The Community Fund has announced details of its new “outcomes-based” application system, which is to be piloted in Scotlandfrom January 2004 and, if successful, extended to the whole of the UK later in the year.The move was welcomed by the Directory of Social Change, which said that the old ‘scored’ system, “while excellent in its day, has become a bit ossified over time.” However, the voluntary sector publisher and training company added that it was concerned that the new system might breed an over-zealous emphasis on “measurable shortterm outcomes” and thereby disadvantage projects whose outcomes are soft, variedor long term. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img New grants system at the Community Fund  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis There will be a two stage application system, with an opportunity for discussion, delay and even negotiation after submission of a brief outline proposal. If the outline proposal is judged weak, applicants will not have an opportunity to submit a full proposal.The application will ask applicants, and may require them, to offer “shortterm measurable outcomes” for their project (as is already the case for international grants).last_img read more

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Coronation Street actress is new patron of The Albert Kennedy Trust

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 9 March 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. Tagged with: Recruitment / people Volunteering Coronation Street actress Julie Hesmondhalgh has been appointed as a patron of The Albert Kennedy Trust, the only UK charity providing foster care and supported lodgings services to lesbian, gay and bisexual youth who are homeless or living in a hostile environment.Julie played transsexual character Hayley on the TV soap. Originally only intended to be short-term character, Haylet returned as a regular cast member in June 1998.Commenting on her new patronage, Julie said: “I’m thrilled to be involved with such a worthwhile organisation, especially one that can fundamentally alter the lives of teenagers who have faced prejudice and exclusion because of their sexuality. With its unique and targeted service, The Albert Kennedy Trust offers support to those most vulnerable and I want to increase awareness for the Trust.” Advertisement  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Coronation Street actress is new patron of The Albert Kennedy Trustlast_img read more

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WDM calls for alternative Band Aid lyrics

first_imgWDM calls for alternative Band Aid lyrics Does it matter that the words are wrong and misleading if the single can still achieve so much good work by selling in its millions? WDM argue that it does: “the lyrics are important and will be heard in every home and shop in Britain over the next couple of months” argues the organisation.WDM say that they don’t want to discourage people from buying the new version of the song, but they are encouraging people to come up with alternative and more realistic lyrics. They are hoping for “lyrics that inspire people to take powerful action and lyrics that explain the real reasons why Africa remains poor.”You can submit your improved lyrics at WDM’s Web site, or read some of those already offered. The new version of Band Aid’s ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ might be doing fine work by generating income for the Band Aid Trust, but the World Development Movement (WDM) has condemned its lyrics for “promoting a negative and inaccurate picture of Africa and its problems.”WDM certainly have a point. The lyrics of the Band Aid single were naff in 1984, and there has been no attempt to correct or update them with the new version. “There’s a world outside your window, And it’s a world of dread and fear, Where the only water flowing is the bitter sting of tears” together with “Where nothing ever grows”, “No rain nor river flows” and “(Here’s to them) underneath that burning sun” certainly give a misleading view of Africa and the reasons for poverty and food shortages. Advertisement  68 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 6 December 2004 | Newscenter_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. Tagged with: Trading AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Bmycharity passes £10 million mark in online donations

first_imgBmycharity passes £10 million mark in online donations Brabyn added that new services from Bmycharity including video streaming and interactive tools on the fundraising pages. Howard Lake | 23 November 2006 | News 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: Digital Research / statistics Online fundraising and sponsorship service Bmycharity has now handled over £10 million in charity donations from over 279.408 donors. The company was set up by ormer charity volunteers Ben Brabyn and Matt Cooper, who came up with the idea whilst on a parachuting holiday in 2000.Ben Brabyn, Managing Director of Bmycharity said: “Our original aim was to make online fundraising easy, fun and safe for charities and charity supporters. We have achieved this through simple and fast websites and a relentless focus on helping our charity partners to benefit from the increased reach and efficiency of online fundraising. Since 2000, we’ve helped UK charities including Oxfam, Cancer Research UK and many smaller organisations deliver £10 million more to their projects.”Out of the £10 million raised, £1,722,452.36 consisted of Gift Aid, “demonstrating that online fundraising and tax efficient giving are perfect partners”. Recent research by Bmycharity showed that charities which fundraise online raise on average over 75% of the available Gift Aid, boosting the average charity’s total income through online fundraising by 20%. Advertisement  17 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

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Library named after major benefactor

first_img Howard Lake | 22 April 2007 | 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: Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The funding gift, which was announced in 2004, involves a large personal donation from Sir Anthony of £3m in the form of a direct donation of £2m and a guarantee through the Ireland Funds of £1m over the next five years. Independent News & Media (Northern Ireland), publishers of the Belfast Telegraph, agreed to donate £1m over the same period. The library fundraising campaign has been spearheaded by the Queen’s University Foundation and all the money has come from private sources. center_img  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Library named after major benefactor Queen’s University has announced that its new library will be named after Sir Anthony O’Reilly, one of Ireland’s richest men and a major figure in philanthrophy. O’Reilly has also supported educational establishments in the Republic over the last ten years. The £40m state-of-the-art library is due to be completed by 2009 and will be named The Sir Anthony O’Reilly Library. It is one of the most ambitious building projects in Northern Ireland and also the most significant fundraising initiative in the university’s history. Funding for the library includes a £4m donation from Sir Anthony and the Ireland Funds. The decision was taken to name the library after Sir Anthony to mark his role as a benefactor to Queen’s and his commitment to higher education. The library is the centrepiece of Queen’s ambitious £200m building programme which aims to create a campus that will be the envy of the world. Advertisementlast_img read more

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