HBOS employees raise over £1.2 million for NSPCC

first_img HBOS employees across the UK have participated in a number of initiatives to raise money for the NSPCC and CHILDREN 1ST. This money was then matched £1 for £1 under the HBOS Foundation’s Million £ Challenge, the main focus of fundraising across the HBOS group of companies which has raised in excess of £2 million in 2005. Fundraising activities included the organisation of Charity concerts and Gala Dinners and sponsored activities. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 5 January 2006 | 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. HBOS employees raise over £1.2 million for NSPCC  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Events Giving/Philanthropylast_img read more

New global fundraising benchmark launched

first_img  22 total views,  3 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 The study is free to participate in and all organisations that take part will be sent the results, also free. The organisers want to encourage as many NGOs as possible to take part so they can provide insights into how well different fundraising techniques are poerforming, both at home and around the world. Data is confidential with only analysts and the individual charities having access to their own results. nfpSynergy and Daryll Upsall Consulting have launched a Global Fundraising Benchmark for not-for-profit organisations working internationally.The Benchmark will help organisations to see how well their fundraising compares to others, how cost-effective they are against others and how well the best organisations are doing in delivering fundraising results.The survey is open to international NGOs or those that are part of a network. Each organisation will state which country they are reporting results for which will ensure they can be analysed for how fundraising results differ worldwide. Advertisement Howard Lake | 6 November 2006 | Newscenter_img New global fundraising benchmark launched Tagged with: Research / statistics 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

Gift Aid blog launched

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 | 19 April 2007 | News Blackbaud hope that the blog will be used by all those with an interest in Gift Aid, not just fundraisers, and welcome comments to posts. Staff at Blackbaud Europe have launched the Gift Aid blog, designed to help charities learn about, discuss and share best practice in all elements of securing and processing Gift Aid donations. The blog is designed to be an open forum for the charity sector, and not just a Blackbaud tool.The Gift Aid Blog has been launched in the wake of the Chancellor’s announcement of a reduction in the rate of income tax, which means a reduction in the value of Gift Aided donations to charities.Managing Director Martin Jervis posted an introduction to the blog, lamenting the impact of the Chancellor’s decision: “I think its time to fight back”, he wrote. “Let’s use this blog to share ideas on how to maximise Gift Aid claims and to secure the claims that are made such that HMRC Audits can safely be passed and these hard earned donations can be maximised in terms of fundraising effectiveness. Lets use it to lobby, to argue, to think creatively and to make a real difference.” Advertisement  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Gift Aid blog launched AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Amnesty offers blooming great widget for supporters’ sites

first_img Amnesty International UK is offering an attractive animated widget for supporters to add to their website, blog or social media page to offer free advertising for the human rights organisation.The widget, also available as a screensaver, is designed to “represent the beautiful forget-me-not in Amnesty pink and will show your friends that you are standing up for humanity and human rights.”The animation links through to Amnesty’s website. Advertisement Amnesty offers blooming great widget for supporters’ sites float: left; position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0;” id=”growthBanner_inner”>width=”800″ height=”640″ id=”Growth” align=”left”>/>loop=”false” quality=”high” scale=”noscale” salign=”lb” bgcolor=”#ffffff” width=”800″height=”640″wmode=”transparent” name=”Growth” align=”left” allowScriptAccess=”always” parameter_side=”left”type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” pluginspage=”http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer”/> AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Tagged with: Digital Howard Lake | 9 June 2007 | Newslast_img read more

Five shortlisted adverts announced for International DRTV Award

first_img Tagged with: Awards Digital Individual 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.  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 | 26 September 2007 | Newscenter_img The Resource Alliance has announced the five direct response TV (DRTV) adverts that have been shortlisted for the first international Gold Star Award for Excellence in Fundraising DRTV. Coming from four countries, the adverts will be voted on by delegates to the International Fundraising Congress (IFC) in Holland in October.The five shortlisted adverts are:* “In the Arms” for ASPCA by Eagle-com Inc (USA) Advertisement * “Just Children” for NSPCC by WWAV RAPP Collins (UK)* “Mouna” for SOS Kinderdorpen Nederland, created in-house (Netherlands)* “Pablo” for UNICEF by Arena Media Communications (Mexico)* “Eyes” for WSPA by THINK-DTV (UK)Alan Bird, events director of the Resource Alliance, which organises the IFC, and one of the judges, said: “We have chosen adverts that all worked well in their territories and did the basics right. This is after all a fundraising award so we looked first of all for clarity of message – why to give, how much to give and how to give it. Only then did we look at creativity.There were some adverts that were beautifully shot but just didn’t ask effectively. In fact, one didn’t even make an ask at all. We also went for ads that had a positive message. One ad that was submitted was unremittingly glum and that didn’t make it on to the shortlist.He added that the message from the award is that charities need to convey a positive message, ask in the right way, and be clear about how people can give.The adverts shortlisted for the Gold Star Award, sponsored by UK creative agency WWAV RAPP Collins, will be presented on a continuous showreel at the congress while storyboards from the ads will be placed around the congress venue. All delegates will be given a voting card which they will post in a ballot box next to the storyboard of the advert they think is the best. The storyboard that receives the most gold stars will be declared the first winner of the first Gold Star Award. The winner will receive the Gold Star Trophy and a free place at the 2008 congress. Five shortlisted adverts announced for International DRTV Awardlast_img read more

Bible Society and Christian Research to merge

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: Law / policy 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 | 16 March 2008 | News Bible agency the Bible Society and research charity Christian Research, which comments on trends affecting the Church and its relationship with society, are to merge on 31 March.The research charity has left its Eltham base to relocate to Bible Society’s Swindon offices. The merger enhances Bible Society’s aim to become the charity of choice for information on the Bible.Christian Research is noted for its publications such as Religious Trends and the UK Christian Handbook, as well as its large-scale studies tracking church attendance.www.christian-research.org.uk  53 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Bible Society and Christian Research to mergelast_img read more

More than half charities expect income to decline

first_img  23 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 13 July 2009 | News Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Institute of Fundraising Research / statistics A fifth still expect to see cuts in services, although 36 per cent expect to see a growing demand for their services.This is the first update on the ‘managing in a Downturn’ survey carried out in November last year.The full document is available to individual members of the Institute from its website.www.institute-of-fundraising.org More than half charities expect their income to go down and just over a quarter think their income will remain static.Charities expectations of the recession are ’50 per cent worse’ than in December 2008, according to new research by the Institute of Fundraising, Charity Finance Directors’ Group and PricewaterhouseCoppers.More charities are now feeling the effects of the recession and say they have seen a greater than expected decline in almost every income stream. The exception is statutory income, where 83 per cent of respondents indicated no change – although 70% expect a decline or no change in the future. Legacies are also expected to see a drop with a reduction in investment and property values reducing realisable value. 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. More than half charities expect income to decline AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Steve Andrews leaves Whitewater

first_imgSteve Andrews leaves Whitewater Steve Andrews has left dm agency Whitewater after 13 years. Andrews joined Whitewater in 1997, and has been Chairman of the company for the last 12 years.He said: “There’s obviously a touch of sadness for me in leaving the company I built up over the last 13 years, and at which I had so much fun with so many lovely people. I can’t tell you how proud I am at what we achieved together and what Whitewater continues to achieve. But the time felt right for me to move on – for Whitewater’s sake and mine.“What next for me? I’m talking to various fabulously talented people about some exciting ideas although there’s nothing concrete yet. But I still feel I have a lot to offer the UK charity sector.”Whitewater is currently headed up by managing director Mark Roper.www.whitewater.biz  49 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 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 April 2010 | News Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Whitewaterlast_img read more

Second time round for The Sick Children’s Trust

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 | 4 August 2010 | News  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Second time round for The Sick Children’s Trustcenter_img The Sick Children’s Trust, which provides high quality ‘Home from Home’ accommodation for families whose children are receiving hospital treatment for serious illness, has appointed Heather Brown as events manager.Heather originally worked for The Sick Children’s Trust in a similar role for nearly two years in 2007, before leaving to join from Asthma UK in the major supporter and special events team.As part of her new role, Heather will work as part of the fundraising team with responsibility for the implementation of the charity’s events programme, the design and production of event marketing materials and the development of strong and effective relationships with key supporters, donors and committee members.EndsFor more information please contact: Sarah Wallace on 020 7791 2266 or email [email protected] ref: Heather B.jpgPic caption: The Sick Children’s Trust events manager, Heather Brown AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Children’s cancer charity to benefit from UK’s leading art, antiques and contemporary design fair

first_img Masterpiece London, which showcases the very best in fine and decorative arts and contemporary design, has selected CLIC Sargent, the leading cancer charity for children and young people, as its charity of the year for 2011.The fair will raise vital funds to help CLIC Sargent support children and young people with cancer across the UK, by hosting an exclusive charity party on the evening of Thursday 30 June. The ‘Masterpiece Midsummer Party in aid of CLIC Sargent’ will be an evening that combines fine art and entertainment, and guests will have a number of opportunities to support the charity through a special raffle, pledges and bidding for ‘money can’t buy’ items.CLIC Sargent Patron, and Chair of the organising committee, Lady Helen Taylor commented: “Masterpiece London was a resounding success when it launched in 2010, so we’re thrilled it has selected CLIC Sargent as the beneficiary of its charity party this year. With the support and generosity of guests at the event, we hope to raise a significant amount of money so CLIC Sargent can make a real difference to the lives of children and young people with cancer.”The Masterpiece Midsummer Party in aid of CLIC Sargent aims to raise more than £300,000 to fund CLIC Sargent’s work across the UK. It costs the charity around £3,750 to support each child or young person through treatment, but lack of funds means that CLIC Sargent can currently only help two out of three children and young people in need.Nicola Winwood, Fair Director said: “Masterpiece London is delighted to be supporting CLIC Sargent, our charity in 2011. The Fair’s high profile and premium offering will provide the perfect backdrop to The Masterpiece Midsummer Party making it an unforgettable fundraising evening. The work CLIC Sargent does to be there every step of the way for children and young people with cancer is second to none and we’re pleased to be able to help raise vital funds for this very worthwhile cause.Masterpiece London 2011 takes place from 30 June – 5 July, with a Preview on 29 June, on the South Grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea. The fair, which attracted over 18,000 visitors in 2010, provides a premium cultural experience for London residents, and UK and international visitors on a scale that no other art, antiques and contemporary design fair does.Tickets for the Masterpiece Midsummer Party in aid of CLIC Sargent can be purchased directly from the charity by calling +44 (0)20 8752 2883 or emailing [email protected] to editors:For more information about CLIC Sargent please contact Elana McIntyre, Senior Media Officer: [email protected] / +44 (0)20 8752 2833. Outside office hours, call +44 (0) 844 848 1189.About childhood cancerEvery day 10 children and young people are told they have cancer, and diagnosis usually comes as a shock. Treatment normally starts straightaway and can last up to three years. Although survival rates are over 70%, cancer remains the single largest cause of death from disease in children in the UK.About CLIC SargentCLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people. It provides clinical, practical and emotional support for young cancer patients and their families, from diagnosis onwards. For more information visit www.clicsargent.org.ukNote to sub editorsPlease note that the name ‘CLIC Sargent’ should not be abbreviated to CLIC, and that the word ‘CLIC’ should always appear in capitals, as above.About Masterpiece LondonMasterpiece London showcases the very best in fine and decorative arts with contemporary collectors’ items such as classic cars, fine wines and contemporary design and will take place on the South Grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London SW3. For more information visit www.masterpiecefair.com join our Facebook group, Masterpiece London, or follow us on Twitter @MasterpieceUKFor more information about Masterpiece London please contact Libby Hickman, Caroline Reincke, Sally Alexander or Sally Martin at Focus PR: [email protected] / +44 (0)20 7845 66002011 opening timesPREVIEW Wednesday 29 June, 11.00-22.00OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Thursday 30 June, 11.00-18.00 followed by the Masterpiece Midsummer Party in aid of CLIC Sargent from 19.00-22.00Friday 1 July – Tuesday 5 July, 11.00-21.002011 ticket prices• Preview ticket: £100 per person – limited availability• Public ticket: £20 per person• Masterpiece Midsummer Party Ticket: £150 per person2011 box office details• Tickets can be purchased online at www.masterpiecefair.com or by telephone on +44 (0)20 7499 7470.• Tickets to the Masterpiece Midsummer Party can be purchased from February 2011 by calling +44 (0)20 8752 2883 or by emailing [email protected] The Royal Hospital ChelseaFor more information about the Royal Hospital Chelsea please contact Joanna Dodd at Lawson Dodd: [email protected]/ +44 (0)20 7535 1355. www.chelsea-pensioners.co.uk/For further media information about the Royal Hospital Chelsea please contact Ollie Lash-Williams or Gemma Shaw at Lawson Dodd, +44 (0)20 7535 1355, [email protected], [email protected] Chelsea PensionersThe Royal Hospital Chelsea was founded in 1682 by King Charles II to provide for old and injured soldiers. Today it is home to approximately 300 Pensioners and provides a stimulating living environment for its residents. Men and women are eligible to become Chelsea Pensioners if they have served as soldiers in the British Army, are over 65 years of age and have no dependents. On entry residents surrender their military pension and any War Disability Pension they may have been entitled to. The average Pensioner is 83 years old.For more information visit www.chelsea-pensioners.co.uk  36 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Celebrity CLIC Sargent Events London Children’s cancer charity to benefit from UK’s leading art, antiques and contemporary design fair 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. 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