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  • Blackbaud identifies additional 20% in unclaimed Gift Aid

    first_imgOur analysis provides some very interesting output, said Blackbaud Europe’s managing director Martin Jervis. The indexing and validation procedures we follow ensure our clients are completely confident when facing an HMRC audit. That alone represents a great step forward from just a couple of years ago when no similar solution was available.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 20 August 2007 | News Blackbaud identifies additional 20% in unclaimed Gift Aid Through its internal audit and analysis, Blackbaud has discovered that up to 20% of Gift Aid records contain errors or omissions that mean most charities are unable to claim the Gift Aid on them.Blackbaud’s own Gift Aid process allows charities to capture this percentage through its compliace review, which is an annual internal audit and analysis of clients’ Gift Aid records. It ofers precise remediation plans to secure the Gift Aid on these records. The system has been developed with advice from HMRC and includes modules for individual donations and sponsorship. It folows four key stages: current and historic form capture, identification of differences, remedial plans where appropriate, and ongoing management to ensure claims are maintained and up-to-date. Advertisementcenter_img Tagged with: Technology  24 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.last_img read more

  • Fundraising for Social Change

    first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  12 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Fundraising for Social Change 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 October 2007 | Newslast_img read more

  • Philanthropist awards set for December

    first_imgPhilanthropist awards set for December  27 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 12 November 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. The Community Foundation for Ireland has announced that the winners of the 2007 Philanthropist of the Year awards will be revealed on December 3rd. The ceremony, which had been originally scheduled for November 15th, will take place in Dublin. Tina Roche, Chief Executive, when announcing the date change said “The Community Foundation would like to thank all the community groups andcharities that made nominations and we hope that this award will build into a permanent event, shining a light on philanthropy and encouragingothers to take up the mantle”.The awards will provide recognition for outstanding achievements by individuals whose giving helps society. There are two award categories – the first for philanthropy in Ireland and the second for philanthropy by Irish people overseas. Advertisementlast_img read more

  • What do fundraisers understand by ‘stewardship’?

    first_imgWhat do fundraisers understand by ‘stewardship’? AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Individual giving Howard Lake | 10 June 2008 | News  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Fundraising agency Relationship Marketing wants to know what fundraisers think about fundraising ‘stewardship’ and have today launched an online survey to do so.The survey has been devised by Gordon Michie, director of development at Relationship Marketing, and author of 2007’s white paper on fundraising stewardship, Pretenders to the Steward Throne.Michie explains that the term ‘stewardship’ can be confusing. “The problem, which I highlighted in my white paper and which we still encounter all the time, is that fundraisers keep talking about stewardship but no-one can really give a firm definition of what stewardship – when applied to fundraising – actually is,” he said.“Some people talk about it as if it’s donor care, others as if it’s relationship fundraising and others as if it’s just being nice to people. Stewardship really is all things to all fundraisers.With the information from the survey Michie hopes to develop some core concepts and benchmarks about what fundraising stewardship ought to be.The survey is divided into three sections: what is stewardship; what communications methods can be used to deliver stewardship; and how can stewardship be measured?The final section on measurement asks fundraisers to rate on a 5-point scale 13 possible key performance indicators and key indicators of success that could be used to measure stewardship programmes. These include reduction in complaints, donors thanked within specified time, non-donors begin to give, donors are more committed.Michie said: “The results of the Relationship Marketing Stewardship Survey will give us a much clearer picture of what fundraisers think stewardship is, how it can be delivered and how it can be measured. This will provide us with a concrete benchmark to allow us to move forward and genuinely begin developing stewardship as a fundraising concept.”www.surveymonkey.com/relationshipmarketing 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

  • Samaritans launch new fundraising appeal

    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 | 12 November 2009 | News Creative agency Arthur London were appointed to produce the 60-second advert for the charity. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Emotional support charity Samaritans is launching a new fundraising TV campaign on 16 November, which will ask viewers to make a regular £3 monthly donation.  44 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The advert features the character ‘Lisa’, a young woman who has experienced a lifetime of abuse and is extremely distressed, but finds the strength to phone Samaritans. The advert closes with Lisa, played by actress Emelia Clarke, looking more positive, having made the call to Samaritans. www.samaritans.org/lisacenter_img Tagged with: Individual giving The advert will then be repeated on the same channels from 26 to 31 December, delivering 1an expected 5.8 million impacts and reaching a total audience of 5 million. Nick Spindler, Partner at Arthur said: “The challenge was to show the compelling need for Samaritans but with sensitivity for the courage of their callers. Lisa’s story achieves this by letting less say more. We’re proud to work with Samaritans and eagerly await the results as the campaign goes live.” Advertisement The advert will be broadcast on 10 digital TV channels – More4, ITV3, ITV4, Fiver, Gold, Yesterday, Blighty, FiveUSA, Alibi and Eden until 30 November. Samaritans launch new fundraising appeallast_img read more

  • 2012 British 10km London Run attracts 15,000 runners for 612 charities

    first_img  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 | 13 December 2011 | News Tagged with: Events 2012 British 10km London Run attracts 15,000 runners for 612 charities 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. The 2012 British 10km London Run, which will take place on 8 July next year, has already attracted nearly 15,000 runners who will benefit 612 charities who have secured places under the race’s debenture system.Event founder and director Michael O’Reilly said that this was “a record entry for this time of the year”.He pointed to the relatively low charge to charities compared to other major running events. The race entry fee for the years 2012-2014 costs £212.10p per debenture, and each one guarantees the holder six places each year, with charities only paying one year at a time.As part of the cost of the debenture, each charity runner will receive chip timing, an official race photograph, a text message confirming place and time results.The event, now in its 12th year, will enable runners to run through central London on roads closed to traffic just 19 days before the opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games. The event has places for 25,000 runners, and its organisers say it has sold out every year since 2006.www.thebritish10klondon.co.uk/charities.aspx AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

  • Britain’s Personal Best to run in October 2013

    first_img Tagged with: Events Howard Lake | 8 May 2013 | News A web and mobile platform will enable individuals, charities, schools and other participants to create campaigns and challenges and encourage others to get involved.The initiative is supported by Groundwork UK, the Institute of Fundraising, NAVCA, CSV, vInspired, The NHS Federation, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, ACEVO, 21st Century Legacy and ACOSVO. Martyn Rose, Chairman of the Society Network Foundation, said:“Britain’s Personal Best builds on the best of British civil society and our great traditions of public participation and mass engagement. There can be no one in the UK who was untouched or unmoved by the Olympics and Paralympics and the audacity and optimism that helped London and the UK create the greatest Olympics and Paralympics of all time has been a huge inspiration for us and we believe that Britain’s Personal Best will become a fitting and enduring Legacy to the summer of 2012.” Britain’s Personal Best to run in October 2013  94 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1center_img  93 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 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. Britain’s Personal Best, a new annual mass-participation fundraising event, is to run for the first time in the first weekend of October 2013. The Big Lottery Fund has granted £1 million to the Society Network Foundation, the charitable arm of The Big Society Network, to implement the campaign.Britain’s Personal Best is designed to build on the excitement and energy generated by the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games, and is open to everyone to participate in. People can fundraise, volunteer or aim to achieve personal bests in sport, education, business or artistic achievement. Advertisementlast_img read more

  • H&M’s donated clothing raises over £1m for British Red Cross

    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.  7 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 Clothing retailer H&M has raised more than £1 million for the British Red Cross in two years by donating end of season stock which is then sold in the charity’s shops.Since 2011 the company has donated almost 330,000 individual items of clothing and accessories to the charity. Each item is then are de-tagged, unbranded and sold in the Red Cross’ chain of 325 shops across the UK.The clothing would otherwise have been sent to landfill sites. Advertisement H&M’s donated clothing raises over £1m for British Red Cross Howard Lake | 3 September 2013 | News British Red Cross Head of Retail, Paul Thompson, said: “We are really thankful to H&M for helping us to give our customers even greater choice. The donated items we’ve received are bang on trend and means we can continue to attract younger customers to our stores, offering them fashionable clothes at a great price which is really important in these times.”Photo: chicgeekuk on Flickr.comlast_img read more

  • Red Nose Day 2013 total passes £100 million

    first_imgPhoto: Gus Gregory  4 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis £2 million from proceeds from the official Red Nose Day single by One Direction and the band’s fundraising efforts. Over £2.3 million through BT’s two Red Nose Challenges, The BT Red Nose Challenge: Hell and High Water, and The BT Red Nose Challenge: Miranda’s Mad March. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis £2 million from British Airways raised through on-board collections, staff fundraising and breaking a Guinness World Record for the highest concert in the world. Red Nose Day 2013 total passes £100 million £3.7 million from TK Maxx through the sale of Stella McCartney designed t-shirts and a range of Emma Bridgewater designed homeware, plus staff fundraisingcenter_img The money raised, in a recession, by the British Public for Red Nose Day 2013 has just gone over A HUNDRED MILLION POUNDS. #staggering — emma freud (@emmafreud) September 10, 2013 Howard Lake | 11 September 2013 | News £11.6 million from Sainsbury’s through the sale of merchandise and staff and customer fundraising activities Lenny Henry, Trustee of Comic Relief, said: “It’s undeniable that many people are facing their own difficulties at the moment, making the generosity of the public who fundraised and donated to get the total to over £100 million even more breath-taking. Red Nose Day shows the compassion of the public and their commitment to helping poor and vulnerable people both here in the UK and across Africa.” Advertisement Red Nose Day 2013 has now raised £100,331,808. On the night of 15 March, the campaign raised over £75 million. Since then, the total has risen even more, to cement the record-breaking income achieved in the campaign’s 25th anniversary year.In addition to individuals’ donations, substantial sums raised include: 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

  • Cancer Research UK’s Dryathlon returns for fourth year

    first_img Advertisement Cancer Research UK’s Dryathlon returns for fourth year  162 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Howard Lake | 19 November 2015 | News Cancer Research UK has begun encouraging people to take part in its annual January fundraising campaign Dryathlon®. Once again, participants, or ‘Dryathletes™’, are urged to go dry for 31 January by avoiding alcohol, and to raise sponsorship money as they do so.Dryathlon first ran in January 2013. This year the campaign is being promoted by a new advertising campaign created by Karmarama which will appear across TV, radio, digital and social media. The advert combines animation with a specially written song. It retains the fun and light-hearted tone of Dryathlon, so encourages Dryathletes to have a good time in January and to be proud of being sober.Anthony Newman, director of marketing at Cancer Research UK said:“Dryathlon is back and we want it to be our biggest and best yet. Dryathlon is the original campaign that challenges the nation to put down their pints. Since 2013, it has raised over £17 million for our work to beat cancer sooner – so the pressure is on for a brilliant fourth year in 2016.“To carry on this success it’s essential Dryathlon continues to innovate and appeal, and I believe the new campaign will achieve this. It feels fresh, fun and builds on what we’ve learnt from previous campaigns, highlighting our message that Dryathlon is not about staying in but getting out and enjoying yourself”.Dryathlon will run from 1-31 January 2016, and registration is now open. Participants can take part on their own or as part of a team.Since 2013, 170,000 Dryathletes have raised over £17 million for Cancer Research UK’s work. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3  161 total views,  1 views today Tagged with: Cancer Research UK Events 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