Homeless charity Lift wins £10,000 volunteering award

first_img Tagged with: Awards Volunteering  23 total views,  2 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 Homeless charity ‘Lift’ has won the 2012 Andy Ludlow Homelessness Prize for the Best Use of Volunteers. The charity involves homeless people who provide support for peers with substance issues.The charity’s B-3 (Be Heard, Be Motivated, Be Free) and B-Safe (Brent Social Access for Everyone) projects won the prize.Formed as a response to a lack of after hours support, the service, which is entirely run by volunteers, provides a safe space to get food, advice and friendship.The prize money will be used to extend the service hours and to strengthen B-3’s volunteer training programme.The Best Use of Volunteering Prize is part of the Andy Ludlow Homelessness Awards, which recognise innovative work to tackle homelessness in London.The overall winners of the awards, sharing a prize fund of £55,000 will be announced on 18 October at a ceremony in Speaker’s House.The awards are sponsored by the London Housing Foundation, the 33 London councils and Shelter, and run by London Councils, the lobbying organisation for London’s 33 local authorities.www.andyludlowawards.org.uk Homeless charity Lift wins £10,000 volunteering award Howard Lake | 26 July 2012 | 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

Cancer Research UK | ‘Playground’ TV ad

first_img Advertisement Cancer Research UK’s January 2013 TV advert begins the year on a positive note, highlighting the fact that research has helped boost the survival chances of children with leukaemia from one in ten in the 1960s to eight out of ten now.The fundraising ask is very soft: “Help us make it sooner” (referring to defeating all cancers), and a web link to cruk.org. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Individual giving Howard Lake | 3 January 2013 | News  78 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  77 total views,  3 views today Cancer Research UK | ‘Playground’ TV ad 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

The Social Media Marketing Book

first_img  10 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis • Understand the history and culture of each social media type, including features, functionality, and protocols• Get clear-cut explanations of the methods you need to trigger viral marketing successes• Choose the technologies and marketing tactics most relevant to your campaign goals• Learn how to set specific goals for your campaigns and evaluate them according to key performance indicators The Social Media Marketing Book [amzn_product_post]Are you looking to take advantage of social media for your business or organization? With easy-to-understand introductions to blogging, forums, opinion and review sites, and social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, this book will help you choose the best – and avoid the worst – of the social web’s unique marketing opportunities. The Social Media Marketing Book guides you through the maze of communities, platforms, and social media tools so you can decide which ones to use, and how to use them most effectively. With an objective approach and clear, straightforward language, Dan Zarrella, aka “The Social Media & Marketing Scientist,” shows you how to plan and implement campaigns intelligently, and then measure results and track return on investment. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or new to the social web, this book will take you beyond the jargon to social media marketing mastery.• Make sense of this complicated environment with the help of screenshots, graphs, and visual explanations Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 7 April 2013 | 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

Solarcentury donates 5% of annual net profits to SolarAid

first_img UK solar company Solarcentury has this week donated £98,000 to SolarAid, its largest charity donation to date. Since 2006 it has pledged to donate 5% of its net profits to the charity it helped set up to eradicate the kerosene lamp from Africa by 2020.The money will be used to fund channels that allow SolarAid to  sell and distribute solar lights via their not-for-profit subsidiary, SunnyMoney. £98,000 is the equivalent of 19,600 lights.Solarcentury is one of the biggest designers and installers of solar panels. Recently it installed panels on Blackfriars bridge in London.Frans van den Heuvel, CEO of Solarcentury said:“It makes us all very proud to witness SolarAid’s success. They are now the biggest distributor of solar lights in Africa having sold 847,154 lights to date. Establishing SolarAid has proven to be key to Solarcentury’s broader purpose: to make a big difference in the fight against climate change through widespread adoption of solar power.”Andrew Webb, MD of SolarAid said: Advertisement Solarcentury donates 5% of annual net profits to SolarAid “The relationship between SolarAid and Solarcentury is a special one… Without this vital support SolarAid wouldn’t be in the position we are today: running a social enterprise selling 65,000 solar study lamps a month.”Solarcentury is keen to encourage other companies to follow its approach. It invites those interested in supporting SolarAid’s work with a percentage of their profits to contact their Corporate Partnerships Manager Tessa Kipping.  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: corporatecenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 29 January 2014 | 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

University fundraising costs fall as cash donations increase

first_imgCash donations to British universities increased by 23 per cent last year to an all time high of £659.8m.However, new funds received – new single cash gifts and the full value (up to five years) of new pledges – fell by £81m to £681m, mainly because a few very large pledges made in 2011-12 were not repeated.59 per cent of donations came form organisations, with 41 per cent donated by individuals (the first year the survey has recorded this information)The number of people giving to universities increased by six per cent from 209,404 to 223,353.The trend in alumni giving is increasing, with 174,000 former pupils making gifts compared to 168,000 in 2011-12 and 164,000 the year before that. Over the past six years, alumni giving has increased by 60 per cent.Universities had 9.3m contactable alumni, up from 8.4m in 2011-12 (a nine per cent increase), so participation in giving schemes is still low at 1.9 per cent. Fifty-nine universities improved alumni giving, but 20 experienced a declineUniversities in the survey invested £80m in fundraising and a further £42m in alumni relations. This year’s Ross-CASE survey  showed that only 44 new fundraising posts were created during 2012-13 on the total establishment of 1,198 fundraisers at the 136 participating univerisities..A copy of the Ross-CASE survey can be downloaded here. You can also view a summary of university giving over the past three years:Three year snapshot of philanthropic giving to higher education 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 University fundraising costs fall as cash donations increase University fundraising costs have fallen following a sharp rise two years ago.The 2014 installment of the annual Ross-CASE survey, covering the 2012-13 financial year, reveals that the median expenditure to raise a pound dropped from 36p in 2012-13 to 27p in the last financial year. However, this was still 5p higher than the 2010-11 median.Five clustersThe report grouped universities into five ‘clusters’ based on the performance of their fundraising programmes: fragile, emerging, moderate, established and élite.Universities with fragile programmes – four of the 136 institutions taking part in the survey – were spending on average nearly £17 to raise a single pound. However, the élite group – just Oxford and Cambridge – need to spend just 7p to raise a pound.The majority of universities (107) fell into a “continuum” of the emerging and moderate clusters, where fundraising costs were 33 per cent, which the report describes as “healthy”.For both moderate and emerging programmes, a substantial proportion of their income came from just a few large gifts.Fragile and emerging universities also employed the fewest number of fundraisers.Twenty-two universities had established fundraising programmes, with more donors leading to income levels twice the median income for moderate universities and a fundraising cost of 17p in the pound.Cash donations at all time highPhilanthropic cash income received in 2012-13 for higher education institutions. Source: CASE Ross Survey 2014Findings from the survey also show: Advertisementcenter_img Kate Hunter, executive director of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Europe, said:“The survey  demonstrates the correlation between the size of the fundraising workforce and the amount of philanthropy raised.“For this figure to continue to rise, further investment in professional staff and broader engagement with the academic community is needed.”Earlier this month after a report from Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) by the More Partnership and Richmond Associates said that the total number of higher education fundraisers will need to at least double – and preferably triple – from its current establishment of under 1,900 is the sector is to meet its income targets by 2022. Howard Lake | 19 May 2014 | News Tagged with: higher education  48 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

Sainsbury’s announces local charities of the year 2015-16

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Advertisement Howard Lake | 19 July 2015 | News Tagged with: charity of the year Community fundraising corporate Sainsburys Sainsbury’s stores across the UK have announced the results of their recent vote for their Local Charity Partner for 2015-2016.You can find out which charities were successful and which is your local charity partner by entering your postcode on the Sainsburys Local Charity website.For example, staff and customers at Sainsbury’s Kempshott, in Basingstoke, welcomed volunteers from The Pink Place as their new Local Charity Partner last weekend. They raised over £250 during their two hour bag packing session.The team from The Pink Place, including Kathy Williams are welcomed to Sainsbury’s Kempshott by Jason Elton, PR & Community AmbassadorDaryl Copper, Store Manager at Kempshott, said“This year was the first year we asked our customers to vote for the charity they wanted us to support. It was fantastic to see the team from The Pink Place here and, we are looking forward to working closely with them during the next year.”The Pink Place works to assist the well-being of those who have experienced or are experiencing cancer in the North Hampshire area.Sainsbury’s stores have raised over £7 million for their Local Charity partners over the last seven years. Over 130,000 entries were received across the UK last year.* Not lucky this year? Try entering again next year in this annual opportunity.center_img  84 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Sainsbury’s announces local charities of the year 2015-16 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

New round of Big Lottery Fund grants announced

first_img Melanie May | 12 January 2016 | News Advertisement  64 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. The Big Lottery Fund has handed out almost £19m in 588 new awards, under its Awards for All and Reaching Communities programmes.Awards for All provides grants of between £300 and £10,000 to voluntary and community organisations, and Reaching Communities awards larger grants of £10,000 and above for longer term projects that help people and communities most in need.Among the charities to receive funding are single parent charity Gingerbread, which has been awarded £496,553 to continue and expand its helpline and information service, and Sporting Memories Network, which tackles dementia, depression and loneliness in older people, and which will use its award of £483,373 to establish more groups to engage older people.Lyn Cole, Big Lottery Fund, England grant making director, said:“With more people living well into their eighties, it’s more important than ever that projects such as Sporting Memories can unlock precious memories to help promote healthy ageing. This is an excellent example of the kind of projects we fund – people working together, often as volunteers, to help others in their community gain the skills they need to get the most out of their lives.”The funding programmes are ongoing, and more information on how to apply for grants is available on the Big Lottery Fund site. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New round of Big Lottery Fund grants announced  65 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Big Lottery Fund Fundinglast_img read more

Halifax Giving Extra Awards recognise local fundraisers

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Halifax’s 2015 Giving Extra Awards have resulted in 66 local winners this year. Now in their third year, the awards recognise people who make a difference in their community.Halifax received thousands of nominations from across the country for this year’s awards, with nominations made online or in Halifax branches throughout October and November 2015.Fundraising winners included Grace Leahy, who has raised thousands to fund a new set of wheelchairs for Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Joan Naylor (pictured), a key member of Save Hemsby Coastline, which raises funds to protect the coastline from erosion, and Paul Strank, who has raised over £2 million for a various charities in South London.The 66 local Halifax Giving Extra Award winners will each receive £300 in Supercheque vouchers. The winners will now go forward to the next round of judging to find seven regional winners. These will be announced by the end of February and will each receive £5,000 to further aid their communities.Russell Galley, group director, Halifax Community Bank, said:“Halifax is committed to bringing communities closer together.  We believe we should give extra back to people like these winners who are pivotal to driving positive and lasting change.”  146 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Halifax Giving Extra Awards recognise local fundraisers Tagged with: Awards Community fundraising Melanie May | 12 February 2016 | News  147 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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

Crematorium metal recycling scheme raises over £4,000 for Hereford charity

first_img  162 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Melanie May | 26 January 2017 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 ICCM’s Recycling of Metals Scheme launched in 2005 to ensure that metal recovered from cremated remains were recycled effectively instead of being buried in the ground, so making the process more environmentally friendly and valuable. More than half of the UK’s crematoriums are members of the scheme, which sees proceeds from the recycling donated to charities nominated by scheme members. The recycling only takes place with the written consent of each bereaved family.Since November 2011, under this scheme Hereford crematorium has so far donated £37,180 to charities including The Haven, Macmillan Cancer Support, Cruse Bereavement Care, Marie Curie Cancer Care, St Michael’s Hospice, Home Start, Phoenix Bereavement Support Services, Winstone’s Wish and Rocky Lee’s Little Feet.Hereford councillor David Harlow, cabinet member of economy & corporate services said:“Herefordshire Council’s crematorium is pleased to make a donation through the ICCM Recycling of Metals Scheme. As well as supporting local charities, the scheme provides an environmentally friendly way to re-use the metals recovered from cremation.”  161 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.center_img A fund set up to provide one off payments towards funeral costs for families who have lost a child has benefitted from a grant of £4,337 from a metal recycling scheme at Hereford Crematorium run through the Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM).The ELY Memorial Fund was set up to help families in Herefordshire who lose a son or daughter between the ages of 17 to 25 in a road traffic accident, following the 2010 death of the founders’ daughter, Emma Louise Young, at the age of 23. Tagged with: Fundraising ideas Recycling Crematorium metal recycling scheme raises over £4,000 for Hereford charitylast_img read more

Online tool launches to boost charity trustees’ digital skills

first_img Melanie May | 4 June 2020 | News Tagged with: Digital trustees  363 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 A new tool launches today to help charity trustees and leaders improve their digital skills during Covid-19, and their digital decision making both now and in the future.The digital checklist is voluntary, free to access, and includes best practice advice to help charities improve their digital activity, with tips on developing digital services, setting up remote working and people management systems, optimising digital fundraising platforms, digitalising governance processes, incorporating digital activity into strategy and making the most of resources.The checklist has been developed as part of the Charity Digital Code of Practice, which launched in November 2018, and has been created in partnership with Catalyst. The Code’s steering group, which includes representatives from across the sector and is chaired by independent digital expert Zoe Amar, was inspired to develop the checklist in response to the increased pressure on all charities due to the current climate.The digital checklist was tested with trustees and charity advisors from nine different organisations. D’Arcy Myers, Chair of Trustees for the Association of Charitable Organisations, was one of the early testers of the checklist and said:“Many charity trustees are put off by the word ‘digital’ and it is often tempting to leave decisions about digital activity to other board members if you don’t feel confident about your own knowledge and skills. To govern successfully we need collective decision making at Board level and this applies to digital strategy too. The great thing about this new checklist is that it’s accessible to everyone. It is a tool which can bring an understanding of digital to the entire Board, giving them everything they need to understand what they should be aiming to achieve and how to go about it.”Zoe Amar added: Advertisement Online tool launches to boost charity trustees’ digital skillscenter_img “The last two months have been extremely challenging for the charity sector and it’s crucial that digital activity is prioritised if we are going to adapt and respond to the ‘new normal’. Upskilling charity organisations of all sizes must include our charity trustees and advisors so they have a clear understanding of the threats and opportunities facing their organisations.“I’m delighted that we can share this checklist as part of the wider Charity Digital Code of Practice to help Boards tackle this challenging environment and inspire them to embrace digital activity. This ultimately will not just benefit the charities they support but also the service users and beneficiaries who rely on them.”Earlier this month, findings from the Charity Digital Skills Report survey showed that during this pandemic, one in three charities has cancelled services due to a lack of digital skills.  362 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 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

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