NetAid branded a “flop”

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis NetAid, the ambitious online fundraising and campaigning initiative, was branded a “flop” in today’s The Times. Media correspondent Paul McCann writes that “the series of rock concerts broadcast on the Internet last month, attracted only £625,000 in online donations.”Only the London concert made a profit: the other two lost money. “A spokesman said that NetAid raised $12 million (£7.5 million) in total to alleviate world poverty after donations of $10 million and $1 million from two sponsors.”Read Paul McCann’s Sponsors bail out NetAid rock flop, and read UK Fundraising’s coverage of NetAid since its announcement in April 1999. Advertisement  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 2 December 1999 | 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. Tagged with: Digital Events NetAid branded a “flop” read more

£520,000 given online by CharityCard

Advertisement  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis £520,000 given online by CharityCard Charities Aid Foundation reports that £520,000 has been donated online by CharityCard holders since CAF launched its dedicated Web site in 1998. In March this year, over £120,000 was donated online via CharityCard. Online donations now represent between 3 and 4% of all CharityCard donations. The average size of online CharityCard donations is £500.Visit Charitycard. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 9 May 2000 | 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. read more

Oxfam says “we don’t want your money”

first_img Howard Lake | 7 May 2003 | News Tagged with: Digital Giving/Philanthropy Individual giving Oxfam says “we don’t want your money” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Oxfam’s latest advertising campaign for their Make Trade Fair petition is explicitly saying they don’t want donations.Instead, they are asking for SMS messages to add to their petition. The campaign is appearing online and in the national press. Oxfam hopes to generate a further 500,000 signatures to its Big Noise petition.Rejecting the need for donations is of course a rare message from a charity, and could prove risky if not handled well. Nevertheless, some charities such as Botton Village have opted for the transparent approach. Last year the charity, faced with sufficient funds, bravely wrote to its donors to say “Don’t give us any more, we’ve enough.” Advertisement  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Community radio station licences available

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 19 October 2004 | 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.  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: Digital Individual givingcenter_img Broadcasting regulator Ofcom is inviting applications for licences to provide community radio services in most parts of the UK.Community radio licences are available to groups interested in broadcasting to smaller areas, usually within a 5km radius, on a not-for-profit basis for local social benefit, so could be of interest to charities and voluntary groups for a number of reasons. Indeed Ofcom mentions registered charities as one of the likely groups who might operate such a licence.While community radio stations are encouraged not to ‘talk at’ its community, but rather involve it, there would certainly seem to be an opportunity for a charity to promote both its services and fundraising activities. Advertisement There is no fixed number of licences available but Ofcom expects to award up to 50 during 2004/05. Licence applications will be awarded for a maximum of five years.Applications must be received by 23 November 2004.A non-refundable application fee of £600 is payable by each applicant. Community radio station licences availablelast_img read more

Single online donation of £20,000 handled by Bmycharity

first_img Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Major gift Research / statistics Single online donation of £20,000 handled by Bmycharity Ben Brabyn, Managing Director of Bmycharity said: “We have highlighted this donation to the beneficiary charity and they have immediately initiated their major donor programme to ensure that this very generous donor is properly recognised and given the opportunity to engage with the charity’s work. This donation shows how a well-communicated online message can have immediate and dramatic results – and that donors are increasingly prepared to make large donations online.” Howard Lake | 21 December 2004 | 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.center_img A single donor yesterday made an online donation of £20,000 through Bmycharity’s secure online fundraising service.The UK-based donor gave £20,000 in a single online transaction on 20 December 2004, setting a new record for the largest donation ever processed by Bmycharity.Although a record, this gift demonstrates that substantial gifts can be and are being made online. Advertisement  31 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 MoreAddThislast_img read more

EDF Energy chooses Mencap as its charity of the year

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 14 March 2005 | News EDF Energy chooses Mencap as its charity of the year 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.  45 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img The money raised by EDF Energy will fund Mencap’s Energise programme – an accessible health, diet and fitness initiative which aims to reduce illness and increase the fitness and wellbeing of people with a learning disability. Tagged with: corporate EDF Energy has selected Mencap as its new charity partner. Mencap was chosen for its ability to engage with staff at a local level and develop a partnership that is integrated into several strands of EDF Energy’s core business.EDF Energy will work with Mencap on a range of initiatives including staff fundraising, payroll giving and volunteering. Mencap will also be working with the company’s Energy Efficiency team to develop home energy efficiency measures for people with a learning disability in the UK.Other opportunities for joint working such as Mencap’s Safety Challenge and Workright employment programme are also being explored to maximise the potential of the partnership. Advertisementlast_img read more

Oxfam to hold 2,500 concerts in ‘Oxjam’ in October

first_imgThe Oxjam microsite contains detailed advice to the public on how to put on a music event, both in the form of a downloadable tool-kit and a FAQ (frequently asked questions) section.  16 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 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.center_img Oxfam to hold 2,500 concerts in ‘Oxjam’ in October Howard Lake | 16 July 2006 | News Oxfam is encouraging supporters to host fundraising concerts during October in a nationwide programme called ‘Oxjam’ that it believes will be the “biggest ever music festival”.So far over 650 events have been arranged, and performers including the Kaiser Chiefs, Franz Ferdinand and GoldFrapp have confirmed they will be lending support.Ricky Wilson, lead singer of the Kaiser Chiefs, said: “Oxjam is a new festival that will keep up the momentum of Live8. Whether it’s shaking a tambourine for hours, dancing til the break of dawn or forming a band on the spot. Big or small, it doesn’t matter. Please sign up and make a noise.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Scottish fundraisers receive awards at annual conference

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Scottish fundraisers receive awards at annual conference Howard Lake | 8 November 2006 | News  39 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. Sense Scotland did particularly well at the awards ceremony, winning the three awards for Direct Marketing and Communications; One-off Fundraising; and Excellence in Fundraising. Children 1st took the Donor Recruitment award whilst the Bethany Christian Trust won the Community/ Local Fundraising Award for their successful Caring Christmas Trees project. The top Scottish fundraisers have been announced at The Institute of Fundraising Scotland’s Annual conference.Quarriers’ Morag Fleming was named fundraiser of the year award in recognition of her role in increasing regular gifts to her charity and for her voluntary work to support high standards in the sector. Morag said that none of what she had achieved could have been done without the “inspiration and motivation we receive from the people that Quarriers support.”The volunteer of the year award went to prolific marathon runner Tommy Armstrong who, over 20 years, has raised over £60,000 for several charities by taking part in many road races, all at his own expense, including some 31 marathons. Advertisementlast_img read more

New Irish cancer foundation established

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 13 November 2006 | News New Irish cancer foundation established Tagged with: Ireland  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img An agreement to support international collaboration in cancer control will also be signed at the event. A new cancer foundation which will operate on an all Ireland basis has been launched in Belfast. The foundation, which is being backed by leading businesses, will promote high standards of cancer care for the whole of Ireland with the aim of saving up to 1,000 lives a year. The All-Ireland Cancer Foundation, which brings together business leaders and clinicians, is being chaired by Dr Art Cosgrove. “The burden of cancer in Ireland is too great to leave to governments and health services alone,” Dr Cosgrave said. “The prevention of cancer is everyone’s business, ” he added. The foundation was launched at a major conference on cancer in Belfast. Advertisement 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

Grantwriting Beyond the Basics Book 3: Successful Program Evaluation: 3 (Grantwriting Beyond the Basics)

first_img  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Grantwriting Beyond the Basics Book 3: Successful Program Evaluation: 3 (Grantwriting Beyond the Basics) 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 | 20 January 2008 | Newslast_img read more