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  • 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

  • Sector launches #YouMadeItHappen campaign to celebrate supporters

    first_imgParticipating charity bodies have taken to Twitter to promote it: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis94 Melanie May | 26 October 2018 | News Tagged with: NCVO thank you Sector bodies have joined forces to ask charities to join in a social media campaign in November to thank supporters for their help.NCVO, CharityComms, Small Charities Coalition, FSI, the Institute of Fundraising and ACEVO are asking charities to use the hashtag #YouMadeItHappen on social media on Monday 19 November. The idea is to thank supporters, and to show the difference charities and supporters make together. Charities are invited to think of their own message of thanks, and to share it across their social media channels with images and the hashtag. An email sent out from the NCVO to members suggested a number of examples, such as:This year, we helped over 300 homeless people in Manchester find permanent accommodation. We couldn’t have done it without your support #YouMadeItHappenThanks to your support, we re-planted 200 acres of forest last year #YouMadeItHappen Eve’s village now has access to safe drinking water because of your donations #YouMadeItHappenThe email from NCVO’s Aidan Warner says:“When we ask the public what they want to hear from charities, one thing comes through loud and clear.They want to know about the difference their support has made.They want to know how their donations, their volunteer hours, have helped.We know thousands of charities around the country make a real difference every day. And we know that between us the impact we have on the country and the world is massive.We want to remind people of everything that’s great about charities, and show them we’re very grateful for their support.” Advertisement Sector launches #YouMadeItHappen campaign to celebrate supporters  149 total views,  1 views today  150 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis94 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

  • Pennies raises £1m for GOSH Charity

    first_img“We’re immensely proud of our partnership with Pennies and would like to say a big thank you to everyone at Pennies and each and every customer who has helped contribute towards this incredible milestone. Pennies really do add up and this fantastic £1million donation will make a huge difference to the seriously ill children who are treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital.” Melanie May | 20 December 2018 | News Digital charity box Pennies has now raised £1million for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.The money has been raised through donations that customers have made to the charity when shopping at a branch of The Entertainer, online at Hawkin’s Bazaar or eating at an ASK Italian restaurant across the UK. Pennies lets customers top-up or round-up their purchases to the nearest pound to donate a few pennies to GOSH Charity.Whitbread will become the latest business to use Pennies to fundraise for GOSH Charity when it rolls out the digital charity box across all of its restaurant brands in early 2019. CEO of Pennies, Alison Hutchinson CBE said: “We’re delighted that Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity are one of the first charities to receive £1million through Pennies. This remarkable milestone was made possible thanks to the retailers who have partnered with Pennies to support GOSH Charity, and of course to the customers across the country who’ve generously donated their digital small change in their millions since 2011. It’s a pleasure to support the GOSH’s wonderful work, and we look forward to helping raise many more vital funds through the digital charity box in the years to come.”The money will go towards the hospital’s most urgent needs from pioneering research, medical equipment and the rebuilding and refurbishing of the hospital to support services for families and patients including parent accommodation. Amit Aggarwal, Director of Corporate Partnerships at Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity said: Advertisement Tagged with: microdonations Pennies raises £1m for GOSH Charity  215 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13  216 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

  • Battersea doubles online giving targets with new donation platform

    first_img Melanie May | 28 January 2019 | News  132 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis26 Battersea doubles online giving targets with new donation platform “Battersea wanted to simplify and improve the online giving experience for its supporters with a more engaging donation journey, and offer greater choice using the latest payment technologies.“It was also important to give the charity the flexibility of deploying campaign-specific journeys, which goDonate delivers. We’re thrilled with the test results, particularly at such an important time of year for the organisation.”Lauren Rayner, Head of Digital, Battersea, added: “We are really pleased to have launched the new platform and receive such encouraging initial results. WPNC are great to work with, helping us create better experiences for people who wish to donate in new and innovative ways.” Tagged with: Digital online fundraising software AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis26 Battersea’s online giving income doubled recently in a trial that saw digital product studio Addition switch the charity to its online giving platform, goDonate.Battersea ran a three-week trial in December after Addition – part of agency WPN Chameleon (WPNC) – implemented goDonate Enterprise to boost digital pledges. The split test trialed the new donation service against the charity’s previous platform.Results included:63% more transactions than the old platform during the test period35% more income on the new platform compared to the existing platformMore people starting and completing a donationKey features of the platform include:The ability for the charity to create campaign-specific journeys with campaign messaging throughout, donation type, flexible fields and donation amount calls to action – rather than a requirement to involve WPNC in developmentSite visitors can be directed from online advertising or an email campaign straight to a donation landing page & journey featuring tailored messaging and content, used by Battersea in its In From The Cold appealThe charity is also currently using goDonate to manage monthly donations for its Sponsor a Kennel campaign. Supporters are sent follow-up emails featuring updates about their chosen kennel or kitty cabin with the platform integrating with Raiser’s Edge CRM, Rapidata and Adestra for email delivery.Vicky Reeves, Managing Director Digital at WPN Chameleon, said: Advertisement  131 total views,  1 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

  • ‘Mic check’ solidarity with grocery workers

    first_imgNo business as usual at Golden Farm Grocery.WW photo: Anne PrudenOn Oct. 13, a 13-person multinational group from “99-Pickets” with Labor Occupy Wall Street and Brooklyn’s Kensington OWS took action to support Golden Farm Grocery workers in New York City. They delayed lines of store shoppers, customers who declined to boycott the store as the picketers requested. The boycott will continue until the boss negotiates the union contract and gives back pay — minimum wage and overtime — to these immigrant workers.The workers’ supporters offered payments in pennies to buy groceries, then couldn’t decide on purchases, and changed them at the last minute or stalled on paying. Others handed shoppers fliers about the workers’ plight. John Dennie and this writer insisted that seniors pay lower rates and offered pennies as payment. The irritated managers took their baskets off the cashiers’ counters.Finally, activists gathered near the cash registers for a ‘“mic check!” They left chanting, “We’ll be back and we’ll be stronger! We won’t take it any longer!”The “99-Pickets” members loudly explained why everyone should support the grocery workers’ struggle — which is getting daily support from Communities for Change and the union they voted to join: Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union Local 238. Reportedly, owner Sonny Kim and the union will meet within days.<FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

  • Protests say: ‘Stop U.S. march to war’’

    first_imgTimes Square, N.Y., May 23.WW photo: G. Dunkel“No to fascism in Ukraine! No war with Russia!” was the theme of the International Action Center protest in New York’s Times Square on May 26, Memorial Day. The demonstrators’ determination to denounce U.S. aggression and the expansion of NATO into Ukraine contrasted with the general mood of the sunny spring holiday.Speakers at the rally demanded hands off the Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk and expressed solidarity with the anti-fascist fighters there. Representatives of South American liberation struggles in Venezuela and Honduras spoke, aligning with those in Eastern Europe fighting against U.S. imperialism.Syrian community activists played a large role in the protest, drawing attention to U.S.-backed attacks on upcoming elections in their besieged country. Representatives of the struggle against U.S. intervention in the Philippines, Ecuador, Korea, Iran, Egypt, and other countries targeted by Washington also spoke, along with organizers of the fight to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour here in the U.S.Anti-war soldiers denounced the Pentagon on Memorial Day and called for people to remember those murdered by fascists in Ukraine.After more than an hour in Times Square, the demonstration set off for CNN headquarters, about a mile away. Signs opposing the U.S. war machine and militant slogans got a great reception from many tourists and passersby as the demonstration moved up Broadway.A second rally was held in front of the CNN offices, with speakers expressing outrage at the many media lies blaming Russia for the crisis in Ukraine, rather than exposing the truth about the long-term U.S. strategy to encircle Russia and turn it into a U.S. colony. Some speakers raised the need for money for jobs, health care and social services, not a build-up for war in Eastern Europe.Buffalo, N.Y., pro-war media lies targetedIn cahoots with the most powerful business interests, the Buffalo daily newspaper has been publishing extensive articles about Ukraine, some on the front page posing as news. These articles have clearly been designed to create sympathy for the U.S.-sponsored coup in Kiev and create opposition here to the resistance against the fascist forces.As a response to the United National Antiwar Coalition’s call for emergency actions against U.S. intervention in Ukraine, the Buffalo/Western N.Y. International Action Center held a picket line on May 19 in front of the Buffalo News to say that the News’ propaganda about Ukraine is a lead-up to a new U.S. war, no different from what this newspaper did to get people to support the U.S. wars against Afghanistan and Iraq. The Buffalo IAC demanded that the News stop the lies and print the whole truth about the U.S. role in NATO’s moves in Eastern Europe, the benefits to U.S. and Euro banks and corporations of inflicting brutal austerity on the citizens of Ukraine, and the connection to U.S. and Euro oil and gas corporation profits.Sue Davis and Ellie Dorritie contributed to this article.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

  • Former President Manuel Zelaya calls Honduras ‘ruled by USA’

    first_imgThis interview by Carlo Pereira of the German weekly Unsere Zeit (Our Time) was made during the International Seminar in Mexico City on March 12 and published in UZ on March 20. Translation and photo by John Catalinotto.Carlo Pereira: The 2009 coup in Honduras made big headlines around the world. How do you assess its consequences now after more than five years?Honduran President Mel Zelaya defends Venezuela.WW photo: John CatalinottoPresident Mel Zelaya: All indicators show that the situation in Honduras is deteriorating day by day. That means the social, economic, political and security conditions. Since the coup, poverty, debt, corruption and crime have all increased. The people demand real democracy and peace, but this is the last thing those who took power with the coup want to give the people.CP: How do you see the role of the U.S., the European Union and the individual European states in the preparation of the coup and after it took place?MZ: Following the coup, the U.S. virtually took over the leadership of the country. It runs the country; the [Honduran] president only manages things and follows the instructions of the U.S. State Department and the Southern Command. The European Union is no longer a defender of human rights. It represents the interests of entrepreneurs and banks; it promotes the free trade agreement. In this sense, the EU has lost much of its standing as role model for a Central American economic alliance that it once had with regard to democracy and human rights.CP: Do you see a parallel between the coup in Honduras and the current U.S. aggression against Venezuela?MZ: What these actions show about the U.S. is that it is an intolerant, anti-democratic empire, focused on interventions. The U.S. has no respect for our independence and sovereignty, no respect for the nation-state. The U.S. must correct its policy. In the Middle East, the U.S. has split up the peoples and set them against each other in civil war. Latin America calls out with one voice in defense of the sovereignty of all Latin American nations. The U.S. must stop looking at Latin America as its backyard and begin to respect the social processes that go on in Latin America.CP: How do you assess the situation and prospects of the progressive forces in Honduras?MZ: Throughout Latin America, there is a great effort being made. The historical reality moves with ups and downs and is sometimes cumbersome. Absolutely no one will be able to constantly keep humanity from fighting for equality, freedom and solidarity. No one can prevent the people from doing this. The movement can be delayed, but it is a mistake for the U.S. to try to stop the process of democratic socialism in Latin America.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more