Twitterthon raises £2,250 for Marie Curie Cancer Care in 36 hours

first_img Tagged with: Digital Twitter Howard Lake | 26 July 2010 | 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Twitterthon raises £2,250 for Marie Curie Cancer Care in 36 hours Hilary Wardle from Edinburgh has raised over £2,250 for Marie Curie Cancer Care in a 36-hour Twitterthon during which she communicated via Twitter without a break. This short campaign raised more than the £1,600 she had raised in the previous 11 months through traditional fundraising methods such as cake sales.Wardle (@Hilary_W), a Volunteer Manager at Edinburgh University, began her Twitterthon at 9am on Thursday 22 July and finished at 9pm on Friday 23 July. During this time she posted over 1,500 tweets featuring the twitterthon hashtag, #36hrtwitterthon, and over 400 tweets mentioned her JustGiving page.Her effort was supported by many other Twitter users, including celebrities such as Ed Byrne, Davina McCall, Paul Daniels, Neil Gaiman, David Schneider, Stephen Mangan, Gail Porter, and journalists Caitlin Moran and India Knight.Wardle said: “I’ve been completely bowled over by the outpouring of people’s generosity on twitter. It’s been so inspiring and really kept me going, especially during the night. Marie Curie Nurses provided wonderful care for my grandma and enabled her to spend her final days at home so I’m taking part in the charity’s trek across Jordan this November and the twitterthon has helped me enormously to raise funds for the charity.”Twitterthon, How To Do A…  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Museum of London uses NFC for information and purchases

first_img Advertisement The Museum of London is one of the first public organisations in the UK to use NFC (Near Field Communications). By tapping their phone near to an exhibit they can receive information on their phone faster than with Bluetooth or QR codes.In addition, according to Springwise.com, “by tapping their phone on sensor tags around the museums users are able to access vouchers for the museums’ shops and cafés, book tickets for future exhibitions, receive more information about exhibits, join the Museum’s Friends scheme, and buy prints.” So the system has considerable income generation potential.www.museumoflondon.org.uk/Explore-online/NFC.htm  37 total views,  1 views today Museum of London uses NFC for information and purchases AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Howard Lake | 14 October 2011 | News  38 total views,  2 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

Dorset County Communities Fund opens for applications

first_imgDorset County Communities Fund opens for applications AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charities and community groups based in the shire of Dorset, which excludes Bournemouth and Poole, can now apply for a grant of up to the value of £7,500 from Dorset County Communities Fund.The fund, managed by Dorset Community Foundation, has been set up by Dorset County Council to build the capacity of the voluntary and community sector and parish and town councils “in order to deliver stronger services and support for local communities”.The Fund will support “new and distinct parcels of work” which have a start and a finish date, a budget, and specific outcomes and outputs.This is the third funding round. The first two rounds have distributed over £285,000 to 77 charities and community groups across Dorset.The closing date for applications is 19 October 2012.www.dorsetcf.org  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: Funding South West Howard Lake | 18 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

SolarAid uses SunFunder crowdfunding service to finance solar lighting in Zambia

first_img Tagged with: crowdfunding Digital  78 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis In the first few hours of announcing the fund, over $2,000 was pledged by individuals.A few days later it is 31% funded by 32 people.Richard Turner, Director of Fundraising for SolarAid, said: “These brilliant little lights can transform the lives of a family by reducing the amount they spend on kerosene, and providing a safe clean light to use. We just need the capital to buy these magical lights and get them to remote areas. Sunfunder can help make that happen and we are delighted to be partnering with this amazing initiative.“It’s another option that we can offer to people in addition to donating or fundraising to directly support our work”.www.sunfunder.com/projects/view/29center_img Howard Lake | 24 September 2012 | News SolarAid uses SunFunder crowdfunding service to finance solar lighting in Zambia SolarAid is using US-based crowdfunding site SunFunder to try to bring solar power to over 20,000 people in Eastern Zambia.The site is not generating donations but loans. Supporters can use it to invest money in the project in amounts that start at £15 ($25). The total target is $10,000, which will finance the purchase of 781 solar-powered lights. These lights will be sold to Zambian families who currently live without power.Investors who place money into a project are repaid over a period of six months to two years, earning back their contribution plus interest-based “Impact Points” that can be used to reinvest in new projects. Investors are also able to track their project’s performance and impact. Advertisementlast_img read more

Sanofi Diabetes today announces £10,000 funding for projects to support optimum diabetes management

first_imgGuildford, UK – 15th March 2013 – Sanofi Diabetes announces today a £10,000 donation to help fund three Diabetes UK initiatives at their annual professional conference in Manchester. This was marked by a cheque signing ceremony with Barbara Young, Chief Executive, Diabetes UK. The initiatives support a wide range of people who are affected by both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, whether that is children with Type 1 diabetes being able to socialise and learn from others of a similar age, events for families who have a child with Type 1 diabetes as well as providing life-changing information and advice to a variety of diverse communities. The first project supports Diabetes UK Children and Young People’s Events which offer a unique opportunity to be among peers who understand what life is like with Type 1 diabetes, especially as for many it is the first step to managing their own diabetes. Developing a positive attitude and establishing self-confidence in the management of diabetes is the cornerstone of a young person’s development in coping with their diabetes. In a fun-filled residential event, children enjoy activities such as kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking and just relaxing with new friends. Advertisement The second project focuses on Family Events which are organised for the whole family, to meet with others who have a child with Type 1 diabetes so that they can form friendships and gain support. During these residential events, parents attend relaxed supportive and informative discussion groups covering such topics as hypos (episodes of low blood sugar), what care to expect, healthy eating choices, carb counting and emotional care. Children (including siblings without diabetes) have their own programme enjoying fun activities and educational sessions. The third project creates diabetes awareness films for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and will be distributed through social media and promoted through BAME television channels, as well as traditional channels. Each film will include core messages around diabetes awareness, risk factors for Type 2 diabetes and measures to reduce this risk as well as case studies from people living with Type 2 diabetes.The films will also focus on characteristics and behaviours of people from BAME backgrounds reflecting the cultural diversity of different groups. It will also provide a call to action, encouraging the communities to talk to their family, seek support and visit their GP for further advice. Caroline Horwood, Diabetes Division Director, Sanofi Diabetes says: “Sanofi Diabetes is committed to supporting  people with diabetes, as well as their families, by providing information, assistance and opportunities to share emotional and practical experiences of living with diabetes through engaging and worthy  initiatives such as these with Diabetes UK. We look forward to seeing how our funding helps to deliver these three projects.” Barbara Young, Chief Executive, DUK says: “These are three very valuable projects that all have the potential to make a real difference to people with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, or at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. We are extremely grateful for Sanofi’s support for them.” By visiting the Sanofi Diabetes stand at the Diabetes UK Professional Conference, healthcare professionals were able to vote for which of the three initiatives they wanted to see receive the funding. At the end of the conference the £10,000 donation was split proportionally across the three projects.– Ends – Tagged with: corporate Funding 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. About SanofiSanofi, a global and diversified healthcare leader, discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients’ needs. Sanofi has core strengths in the field of healthcare with seven growth platforms: diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, consumer healthcare, emerging markets, animal health and the new Genzyme. Sanofi is listed in Paris (EURONEXT: SAN) and in New York (NYSE: SNY). About Diabetes UKDiabetes UK is the leading UK charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of all people affected by and at risk of diabetes.  For more information on all aspects of diabetes and access to Diabetes UK activities and services, visit www.diabetes.org.uk Media enquiries please contact: External Communications                                                   Olivia Bailey                                                                              Telephone: 01483 554120                                                    E-mail: [email protected] Olivia BAILEY External Communications UK & Ireland Tel.: +44 (0) 1483 55 4120 Mob. +44 (0) 7710 388052 One Onslow Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4YS, UK About Sanofi DiabetesSanofi strives to help people manage the complex challenge of diabetes by delivering innovative, integrated and personalised solutions. Driven by valuable insights that come from listening to and engaging with people living with diabetes, the Company is forming partnerships to offer diagnostics, therapies, services and devices, including innovative blood glucose monitoring systems. Sanofi markets both injectable and oral medications for people with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. Howard Lake | 15 March 2013 | News Sanofi Diabetes today announces £10,000 funding for projects to support optimum diabetes management  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Insurance company opens €1 million fund in Ireland

first_imgInsurance company opens €1 million fund in Ireland Howard Lake | 9 December 2013 | News Tagged with: Funding Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Advertisement An insurance company is inviting applications to its €1 million fund which will provide grants for work in a range of community and voluntary areas.The IPB Youth and Community Fund is open to organisations which work at local level and promote social inclusion in the Republic of Ireland.  The Fund will provide grants at two levels – €2,000 to €7,000 and €10,000 to €15,000.Grants will be given in the following areas:Arts and CultureCommunity DevelopmentElderlyEnvironmentPhysical Activity and SportYouthThe deadline for applications is 17 January 2014. Successful applicants will be informed in February and projects must be completed by the end of 2014. Applications are submitted via the IPB website.Preference will be given to initiatives that do not replicate projects already in existence in the local community; however, other applications will not be excluded. Initiatives that complement or expand the capacity of existing projects will be welcomed.Matching funding is not a requirement. However, where other funding is available the requested funding amount from the IPB Youth & Community Fund must be a minimum of 20% of the overall cost of the initiative. 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

Legacy income drives growth at Action Cancer

first_img  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Legacy income drives growth at Action Cancer 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. Tagged with: legacies Howard Lake | 7 June 2014 | News Northern Ireland cancer charity Action Cancer has increased its fundraising income by over 38 percent in the last financial year.Income between 2012 and 2013 grew from £3.8 million to £5.2 million. The charity says that it is not legacy driven or dependant but the figures show that £1.8 million of income in 2013 was from legacies, up from £500,000 in 2012.The charity’s fundraising income grew by 12% in 2012, also the result of a big increase in legacy incomeDonations also increased in 2013, from £700,000 to over £1 million but retail income and fundraising income (from events etc) fell from £990,000 to £925,000 and from £1.14 million to £1.06 million, respectively. Retail margins also tightened with expenses slightly increasing to £737,000.Action Cancer says that the growth in donations was due to the “maintenance of existing relationships, the developing of new opportunities and the servicing of all supporters with the appropriate level of help.:The growth in income allowed the charity to put £1.6 million in reserves. The organisation has net assets of £4.4 million.last_img read more

Uber’s ‘Donate’ rides raise $300k in 48 hours

first_img  71 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 They also set up a petition to Apple on Change.org to ask the company to do precisely that by allowing in-app charitable donations. At the time of publication it needed another 362 signatures. Uber’s ‘Donate’ rides raise $300k in 48 hours Howard Lake | 6 January 2015 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2center_img Users of taxi mobile app company Uber last month donated over $300,000 in just two days through a new top-up to donate function. The beneficiary was No Kid Hungry, a US nonprofit working to end childhood hunger in America.Uber created a new class of ride called ‘Donate’. Users choosing that type agreed to be charged an addition $5, which was donated in full to the nonprofit.The company had hoped to raise enough to fund three million meals for children to be provided by the charity. The function proved so popular though that the money raised was enough for over five million meals.In-app donations?According to Charitweet, Uber achieved this fundraising success by handling in-app donations, in defiance of Apple’s policy on in-app donations which states that they are not permitted. Donations to charities in apps must be completed via text or the web  (using the Apple Safari browser) – not within the app.Charitweet applauded Uber’s approach on the grounds that it made giving easy, saying:“We applaud Uber for disrupting the system in a positive way – but isn’t it time to make donations easier for all involved?” Advertisement Tagged with: app corporate Digital in-app donation mobile 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

Majority of regular donors feel ‘pressurised’ to increase donations by fundraisers – BBC poll

first_imgImage credit BBC. Majority of regular donors feel ‘pressurised’ to increase donations by fundraisers – BBC poll Tagged with: ethics Individual giving Research / statistics A poll for BBC Radio 4’s PM programme has found that 52% of donors who give regularly to charity by standing order or direct debit say they feel “pressurised” into increasing their donations by fundraisers. Indeed, 18% say they feel under “a lot of pressure”.The survey results were release on the same day as the publication of the review into fundraising self-regulation chaired by Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO).The poll was conducted for the PM programme by Populus, who interviewed a random sample of 1,006 British adults aged 18+ by telephone between 11 – 13 September. The results have been weighted to the profile of all adults.Poll findingsThe poll found that:• those aged 65 or older are the most generous age group and the most likely (61%) to donate in a planned way.  The average figure for all British adults was 47%.• slightly more women (50%), compared to 43% of men, said that they give to charity via direct debit or standing order• 88% of people from a household with a combined annual income of between £69,001 and £76,000 said they give regularly to charity• people from the South West are the most generous, with 60% of adults saying they donated to charity in a planned way, with Londoners second at 53%.• 49% of people in the East gave regularly, followed by 47% of Scots and 40% of the Welsh.Joanna Carr, Editor of BBC Radio 4’s PM, said:“Since PM first reported on accusations of intrusive fundraising methods we have been inundated with comments from our audience, and we have heard on the programme from a range of voices, from different aspects of the charity world. With the tactics fundraisers use under scrutiny in this new review, we commissioned this poll to give us a better understanding of how much pressure charity-givers actually feel they are under to increase donations”. Advertisement  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Howard Lake | 25 September 2015 | 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

Kirsty Young is Unicef UK’s new President

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. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Unicef UK has announced that TV and radio presenter Kirsty Young is to become the charity’s new President, taking over from Lord Ashdown who has served in the position for the last six years. Young, who presents Desert Island Discs on BBC Radio 4 and a variety of television programmes, began her broadcasting career twenty five years ago at BBC Radio Scotland. She has supported Unicef UK for many years, and recently helped to launch 7: The David Beckham Fund for Unicef. Kirsty Young is Unicef UK’s new President David Bull, Executive Director, Unicef UK said that Young “brings incredible experience to the role alongside a strong belief in Unicef’s work for children across the world”.He added:“Kirsty is able to speak about the issues facing these children with authority and passion. I am excited to have brought a powerful new voice to our mission for children. Kirsty has a natural synergy with Unicef, its values and our desire to put children first. Her experience of current affairs made Kirsty a natural choice for President and we look forward to working with her over the coming years.”center_img  111 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis David Bull and Kirsty Young at the launch of 7: The David Beckham Fund for Unicef Tagged with: Celebrity Unicef Howard Lake | 6 January 2016 | Newslast_img read more

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