Month: June 2021

Understanding donor motivation

 17 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 Understanding donor motivation RTI Publications, publishers of FundingInformation , have published their research on donor motivation. The research concludes that it is more important to understand donors’ motivation than their behaviour.Understanding donor motivation is available from Profunding for £6.50. Howard Lake | 4 January 2000 | News 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. read more

Guardian criticises Refugee Council’s Web site

first_imgGuardian criticises Refugee Council’s Web site 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 | 11 April 2001 | News Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Guardian Online says that the Refugee Council’s main page is “self-indulgent”The Guardian’s IT supplement, Online, this week criticises the Refugee Council’s splash page on its Web site as “self-indulgent”. However, it says that in this case “it is worth persevering with a Web site beyond its unnecessary splash intro.” At the Refugee Council’s site “you’ll find a wealth of information.” It adds “hang in there – it’s worth it.”  15 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

Draft Scottish Charities Bill published

first_img Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy 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 | 2 June 2004 | News Draft Scottish Charities Bill published The Scottish Executive has published proposals to overhaul the charity law and the regulation of charities.The draft Charities and Trustee Investment Bill covers the Scottish voluntary sector which includes over 25,000 charities, to which Scots donate about £250 million a year.The proposals include greater responsibility for the newly-established Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator: it will have the power to grant charitable status and it will also be required to maintain a statutory register of all charities operating in Scotland. Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis <>The draft Bill includes provision for a new definition of charity based on public benefit.It also includes proposals to tighten the regulation of fundraising in Scotland. For example, it aims to ensure that public collections are monitored more effectively and that professional fundraising companies are explicit about what proportion of the money they raise for charities is actually received by the charities.The draft Bill follows swiftly upon the publication of a draft Charities Bill for England and Wales. It also follows last year’s high-profile cases of Breast Cancer Research (Scotland) and Moonbeams children’s cancer charity which have damaged public trust in charities.Martin Sime, chief executive of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), welcomed the draft Bill but added: “We’d like to see a definition of public benefit in the bill and I think that would help guide the regulator in their decisions.”The draft Bill is open for public consultation and responses can be made until 25 August 2004. It will then be returned for to MSPs for debate, probably in 2005.The Herald newspaper points out that the draft Bill has been a long time coming. It was ten years ago in 1994 that SCVO published its booklet “Faith and Hope in Charity?” which called for a single modern framework for charity regulation.last_img read more

Howard Lake to speak at IP and Internet Briefing

first_img Howard Lake | 13 November 2004 | News Howard Lake to speak at IP and Internet Briefing Tagged with: Digital 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. UK Fundraising’s Howard Lake will once again be speaking alongside legal experts in intellectual property and the Internet at the Directory of Social Change’s Intellectual Property and Internet Briefing on 3 December 2004.The one-day course covers the latest legal and practical issues affecting charities that use the Internet. Accredited by the Law Society and run jointly by the Directory of Social Change and and Bates, Wells & Braithwaite, the day covers what’s new in intellectual property, how to use data protection, e-mail policies and the law, and Howard will speak on key developments in online fundraising. Advertisement  24 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

Microsoft shares sales income with NSPCC

first_imgMicrosoft shares sales income with NSPCC Howard Lake | 4 December 2008 | News Throughout December Microsoft will donate to the NSPCC 15% of sales of Microsoft Windows Vista and Office 2007 from the software company and charity’s jointly branded online store.Matthew Bishop, Business Marketing Officer, Microsoft UK, said: “We want to do everything we can to help the NSPCC reach its target, so if you are already thinking of upgrading your software in the run up to Christmas then this is a great way to do it. It’s an unlimited offer, between now and the New Year, so each person who takes it up really will make a difference.”Microsoft has been supporting the NSPCC for over 14 years.From the promotion’s launch on 21 November 2008 to date, £665.00 has been donated.  37 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: corporate fundraising Microsoft NSPCClast_img read more

One third of Christmas appeals outperformed previous year, says CAF

first_imgAn online poll of 35 charities by the Institute of Fundraising and the Charities Aid Foundation has found that 29% of charities said that their 2008 Christmas appeals raised more than their appeal in 2007.Over half (58%) reported that their Christmas appeal had raised as much or more than the previous year. For example, Shelter hit its seasonal fundraising target, and SPEAR, a small West London charity that coaches unemployed young people to help them get into work or back into education, raised £120,000 at their Christmas event, about £5,000 more than last year.The charities that responded to the survey included the British Red Cross, Cancer Research UK, Christian Aid, and the Salvation Army.One third (34%) of charities that responded said they had received fewer funds.The results of these appeals matter because 37% of charities in the survey said that they are either already facing or expect an increase in demand for their services as a result of the economic downturn.Lindsay Boswell, Chief Executive at the Institute of Fundraising said: “This is great news as before Christmas many charities were worried that they would see a fall in donations. Those charities who had successful campaigns will be celebrating as this will help them to help more people”.The survey of charities was carried out online between 18 December 2008 and 6 January 2009.www.cafonline.org AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis One third of Christmas appeals outperformed previous year, says CAF 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 | 13 January 2009 | News Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation christmas Giving/Philanthropy Institute of Fundraising recession Research / statistics  30 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

Unprofessional leadership erodes charity ambition

first_img ‘We’ve seen the high cost of poor governance in the commercial sector and the charity sector needs to take heed,’ says Eleanor Stringer, co-author of the report. ‘Charities are part and parcel of UK life and to allow haphazard governance is potentially very damaging, especially in these difficult times.’According to NPC, the role of a trustee is as central to a charity’s success as a director is to a business.The report notes that recruitment of new trustees is getting harder and nearly half of all UK charities have vacancies on their board. Added to this, very few charities undertake performance reviews. The report also critiques the lack of diversity, noting that nearly half of all trustees are aged over 60.‘Charities deserve the best people with the best skills,’ says report co-author Belinda Vernon. ‘If the government is serious about promoting volunteering it could consider giving employees time off to undertake voluntary tasks such as being a trustee,’ she added.NPC estimates there are around 820,000 trustees of registered charities in the UK, but spending on governance by charities themselves remains low. Last year almost half of all charity boards received no training.NPC is urging people to volunteer to sit on charity boards to encourage diversity of skills in the sector, that new trustees receive good inductions and for boards to be evaluated. – ENDS –For further information about NPC, its research reports and charity recommendations, or to arrange an interview please contact:Email: [email protected] Tel: +44 (0)207 785 6317 M: 07932 688 431 or M: 0789 6150396Notes to Editors:1. In order to get an understanding of the situation on the ground, NPC consulted with around 50 people who have experience of being or working with trustees, including:• public bodies, such as the Charity Commission;• third sector umbrella bodies;• charity chief executives;• trustees of charities;• trusts and foundations; and• organisations (such as law firms) providing services to trustee boards.The research focused on trustees of operational voluntary sector charities, not on trusteesof grant-making charities, nor on school governors.2. Case Studies of good boardsCancer Research UK is the largest fundraising charity in UK, formed by the merger of the Cancer Research Campaign and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund in 2002.To ensure a healthy turnover and a mix of experiences, trustees have a term limit of three years, with the expectation of a second three-year term and the possibility of a third. The chair is limited to two terms of three years. Each trustee is formally appraised once in each three-year term, which forms part of the process leading to the decision on whether the board will recommend to the members that a trustee should be reappointed.Trustees also have annual one-to-one meetings with the chief executive and with the chair. If a trustee attends fewer than two thirds of board and relevant committee meetings in a year, the individual will meet with the chair to discuss his or her attendance record and overall commitment.Email: [email protected] Cyrenians is a charity tackling homelessness in Scotland. It has grown significantly over the past ten years. The board recognised and planned for this growth, and realised it affected the trustees’ role. When the charity only had 12 staff, the board had to be quite involved with running the organisation, by supporting the staff and management. As the charity grew, the board needed to step back and be able to delegate more responsibility to staff, and begin to focus more on its governance role and the charity’s strategic direction. Working with the director, the chair encouraged the board to invest in the organisation’s infrastructure, building staff capability, and led the board in understanding its changing role. This improvement included the board reviewing its own performance.Email: [email protected] Tel: 0131 475 23543. Emilie Goodall, 27, is one of a new breed of young trustees. She is a trustee of the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, a child protection charity. Email: [email protected] New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) is a consultancy and a charity think tank that enables donors and charities to do good, better. Set up seven years ago, NPC’s team of consultants and analysts have built a wealth of experience in analysing charities; understanding social issues; and providing expert advice to a variety of donors, their advisors and, more recently, charities. NPC’s approach has been adopted by countries in far afield as Brazil, Canada, Estonia and Israel. With partners, including the Bertelsmann Foundation in Germany and the Hewlett Foundation in the USA, NPC is helping to build an infrastructure to enable donors and charities to make good decisions and create the greatest impact through their work.For further information see:www.philanthropycapital.org. Unprofessional leadership erodes charity ambition Tagged with: Management Research / statistics  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis London, UK – Britain’s charities need to get serious about effective leadership according to a new report by London-based charity consultancy and think tank, New Philanthropy Capital.The UK’s charity sector consists of 170,000 charities and has an income of £33bn, managing assets of £86bn. It employs over 600,000 people meaning there are more charity workers than full-time teachers in England and Wales.The report, Board matters: a review of charity trusteeship in the UK, looks at governance in the voluntary sector and concludes that recruitment, training and evaluation of board members is frequently under-resourced and ill-managed. Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 8 May 2009 | 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.last_img read more

Donor2Deed to use Google Earth and Maps to connect donors with projects

first_img Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Technology Howard Lake | 9 August 2010 | News  46 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. Donor2Deed is a new digital service that uses Google Earth and Maps technology to help charities connect even more effectively with their supporters by giving donors a better sense of the impact of their donation on projects.Donors can explore projects around the world, view the latest field updates, images, text and video content, and then make an online donation, even choosing which budget line to donate to. They stay connected to projects via email, social networks and mobile, receiving project updates direct from the field.Founder and CEO of Donor2Deed, Olivia Cosgrove, has spent 10 years working in the international voluntary sector for organisations working in Rwanda, Southern Africa, Haiti and south Asia.“Developing the Donor2Deed platform has given me a unique perspective from both ‘sides of the fence’”, she said, “as a donor wanting to see the impact that I am making; and on the ground – maximising the use of funds in an emergency, making a difference to people’s lives.“For example, in Kosovo I led a shelter team that became the number one shelter team to respond to the emergency in 1999 after the war. We were the only team to complete its target of 700 homes prior to the Balkan winter setting in. One of the reasons we achieved this was because the public gave generously . This allowed us to get out and buy wood ahead of other agencies: we could respond quicker as we did not have to wait for large international donors to sign contracts that covered the cost of wood.“The impact of their donations was immense and I had no way to communicate that to them. Imagine how they would have felt if I could have told them the real difference that they made”.Cosgrove says that Donor2Deed “integrates with charity donor content management systems allowing them to gather donor details and connect with them further”.The Dublin Simon Community was one of the first to use Donor2Deed and recovered 75% of its investment in three weeks, raising over €2,750 in their first week (December 2009). The most popular donation over six months was €250 for a mattress, and they secured two donations over €1,000 .They told Donor2Deed:Donor2Deed is also in use by The Salvation Army International Emergency Services Department, and has been purchased by some US nonprofits.Donor2Deed includes a suite of supporting tools including Report2Donor™ and CashTrail®, financial tools that help charities report their projects’ progress to institutional and individual donors and manage their budgets and expenditure.www.donor2deed.com Donor2Deed to use Google Earth and Maps to connect donors with projects AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Text campaign launched to bring frontline forces some cheer

first_img Tagged with: Celebrity christmas corporate mobile sms Text campaign launched to bring frontline forces some cheer  62 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Actress Beverley Callard, who plays ‘Coronation Street’ landlady Liz MacDonald, is helping to promote a text campaign by breweries and pub companies to bring some Christmas cheer to serving frontline troops.The Buy Our Heroes a Drink campaign organised by the military charity The British Forces Foundation and managed by Abbey Solutions International Ltd. All 23,000 servicemen and women on operations over the festive period, including those on the frontline, will receive a free drinks voucher which they can cash in for a bevy, whether a beer or a coffee, at their local on their safe return home during the New Year.Callard, whose stepson has been serving in Afghanistan, is urging members of the public to support the campaign. She said: “With so much focus on injured personnel there’s a risk of heroes on the frontline feeling forgotten. I know how important it is to the guys out there to know that the people back home are thinking of them.“All you need to do to buy one of our deserving heroes a welcome home drink is text the word HEROES to 70099. Text messages cost £3 plus one message at your standard network rate.”The British Forces Foundation has teamed up with nine breweries and pub companies throughout the UK who are supporting the campaign. SA Brain, Diageo, Enterprise Inns, Everards, Punch Taverns, Shepherd Neame, St Austell, Wadworth and Yates’s (Town & City) have all signed up.Money raised from HEROES texts will also help to fund The British Forces Foundation’s other morale-boosting projects, including its shows for troops on the frontline. The charity is taking Katherine Jenkins and James Blunt to entertain servicemen and women in Afghanistan just a few days before Christmas.The campaign has already attracted the support of media companies including Clear Channel, Boomerang Media, Primesight, and KBH on Train Media. They have all given significant free advertising space to the campaign so the public can get involved across the UK. Posters showing the text HEROES number will appear at train stations, on trains in the South East, roadsides, health clubs, shopping centres and hundreds of cinemas throughout December and January.www.bff.org.uk Howard Lake | 16 December 2010 | 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.last_img read more

Bausch + Lomb choose Fight for Sight as charity of the year

first_img Howard Lake | 30 April 2012 | News  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The UK arm of global eye health company Bausch + Lomb has chosen Fight for Sight as its charity of the year for 2012.To raise funds for the charity Bausch + Lomb employees will take part in a number of different events, including the charity’s annual Carrots NightWalk on 21 September 2012.Paul Hurrell, Vice President of Vision Care Northern Europe at Bausch + Lomb, explained: “We are delighted to team up with Fight for Sight as our Charity of the Year, as their aim to prevent sight loss and treat eye disease aligns closely to our mission.”www.fightforsight.org.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: charity of the year corporate Bausch + Lomb choose Fight for Sight as charity of the year 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