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  • Magazine for trustees

    Magazine for trustees  17 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 The second issue of ThirdSector Trustee has just been published by ThirdSector and NCVO.The second issue of ThirdSector Trustee has just been published by ThirdSector and NCVO. Current articles include recruiting a representative board, knowledge of financial matters, deciding the chief executive’s salary, and improving board performance.Contact Third Sector Advertisement Howard Lake | 29 January 1999 | News read more

  • Three years ahead

    Three years ago Howard Lake wrote about the possibility of charities using corporate Intranets to solicit donations from employees (see page 84 of Direct Connection’s guide to Fundraising on the Internet). In January this year, the oil giant BP Amoco set up such a scheme.Three years ago Howard Lake wrote about the possibility of charities using corporate Intranets to solicit donations from employees (see page 84 of Direct Connection’s guide to Fundraising on the Internet). In January this year, the oil giant BP Amoco set up such a scheme.“Charities on the Intranet” gives charities the chance to promote projects directly to BP Amoco employees via the company’s Intranet. BP Amoco will match the funds generated by any employee donating via this system. The scheme is initially available only in London, but will be extended nationwide later this year. Only religious organisations and political parties will be excluded. Advertisement Howard wrote in his ground-breaking book: “Existing corporate supporters who have Intranets are therefore worth approaching, and asking whether they will allow a fundraising appeal area on their Intranet, or perhaps a weekly or monthly appeal on the message of the day that users see every timethey start up their computers. Employers could then add their matched giving support to such donations, keeping all the activity private and internal.”Order Direct Connection’s guide to Fundraising on the Internet AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  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 | 11 February 1999 | News Three years ahead 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

  • eDirectory to launch charity shopping mall

    eDirectory to launch charity shopping mall  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 30 October 2000 | News 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. eDirectory.co.uk plc, owner of the UK’s largest online shopping mall is to launch a shopping service to the charity sector that is designed to add value and increase income from charities’ Web sites.Read UK Fundraising’s report. Advertisement read more

  • NCVO calls for 12% tax on National Lottery to be split between good causes and prizes

    first_img The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) is calling for the12% tax on every National Lottery ticket worth £549 million per year to besplit between good causes and lottery players instead of going to theGovernment.NCVO is concerned that the new lottery distributor, to be created by the merger of the Community Fund and the New Opportunities Fund, will have to reduce the money going to good causes to fund its additionalresponsibilities which will include running a National Lottery day and publicising lottery funded projects. There is also widespread concern in the voluntary sector that the merger will lead to more money going to the Government’s own projects such as the Olympic bid for London or areas like health and education that would normally have been funded through general taxation. NCVO’s submission to the Government in response to the Department for Culture Media and Sport’s (DCMS) discussionpaper on reform of the lottery, calls for the Treasury’s slice of lottery cash to go to good causes and boost prizes. The DCMS consultation closes today. Advertisement  21 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 31 October 2003 | News Stuart Etherington, Chief Executive of NCVO said: ‘I do not believe that the public want the lottery to be just another Government tax sparing only 28p from the sale of each Lotto ticket and scratch card for good causes. If the Government are serious about re-connecting the lottery with the people then they should give half their annual £549 million tax cut to the good causes and half back to the players. Then we might actually see some recovery in the tired National Lottery, which would be great news for the thousands of good causes throughout the UK that now depend on lottery cash and great news for the players.” NCVO calls for 12% tax on National Lottery to be split between good causes and prizes 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 MoreAddThislast_img read more

  • Six UK companies donate 11,500 books to Book Aid International

    first_img  35 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The companies involved were Clifford Chance, Standard Chartered, Pearson, Reed Elsevier, De Beers Diamond Trading Company and the Economist Group. The appeal was so popular with Clifford Chance employees that several of their overseas offices got involved. The charity asked employees to donate fiction, vocational (including legal) and reference books in “good as new” condition. Book Aid International’s Head of Fundraising, Kate Mulkern, said: “We’ve been really delighted by the response – these are exactly the kinds of books that our partner organisations need. Several of our partners in sub-Saharan Africa are working hard to realise their goal of having attractive, well-stocked libraries that are an educational resource for the local community. This project helps to take us one important step closer to that goal.” Book Aid International celebrates its 50th birthday in 2004. Howard Lake | 2 December 2003 | News Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Trading AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Employees from six UK corporations recently took part in a “Bring a Book to Work” challenge organised by Book Aid International.Book Aid International asked the companies’ employees to donate books for use in libraries in the developing world. In one week the employees donated 11,500 books and a contribution from each of the companies met the costs of getting these books overseas. Although Book Aid International has forged links with many publishers in the UK, it is still unable to obtain enough books in certain subject areas, such as reference and vocational books. This fundraising appeal helped to fill that gap. 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. Six UK companies donate 11,500 books to Book Aid Internationallast_img read more

  • WWF launches online affiliate marketing campaign

    first_imgWWF launches online affiliate marketing campaign Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 25 April 2004 | News Environmental charity WWF has launched its first two online affiliate marketing campaigns with dealgroupmedia.com’s UKaffiliates network.WWF’s two campaigns promote adopting animals and membership of the charity. Web site owners carry the banner ads on their sites and are paid commission for delivering paying donors. The adoption campaign, which seeks monthly donations of at least £2 a month, pays £10.60 for each valid donor signed up. The membership campaign pays £13.60 for each new member recruited.The adoption campaign features a range of creative banners in different sizes: Advertisement The membership campaign offers slightly more choice: Both campaigns offer 30-day cookie tracking, meaning that Web site owners will receive commission for visitors whom they deliver to WWF’s site and who donate within the next 30 days.WWF is one of just a few charities that have tested this type of low-risk online fundraising. Others include Save the Children Fund, British Red Cross, the Institute for Cancer Research, and World Vision. 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

  • Charity Consultants and Mike Whitlam Solutions for Charity in strategic alliance

    first_img A new strategic alliance has been formed between the Charity Consultants Management Unit and Mike Whitlam-Solutions for Charity.Charity Consultants Management Unit’ director Diane Yeo explained: “The Charity Consultants Management Unit is a newly formed ‘virtual’ consultancy which brings together specialists from throughout the world of charitable activity and offers potential clients consultancy, research, hands-on help and support. The wealth of experience and wisdom which Mike Whitlam brings to Charity Consultants will be a tremendous asset”.Mike Whitlam added: “This collaboration will ensure that we should be able to cover a wide range of management needs of charities, including CEO support and coaching, supply of interim managers and business planning. The unrivalled expertise in fundraising management, built up by Andrew Thomas and the Charity Consultants team, will be invaluable in this development”. Advertisement Howard Lake | 7 May 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity Consultants and Mike Whitlam Solutions for Charity in strategic alliancecenter_img Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Recruitment / people  56 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Mike Whitlam is a very well known manager in the UK voluntary sector and was awarded the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award for his services to charity. Formerly Director (UK) of Save the Children and Director General of the British Red Cross, as the first Chief Executive of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness he was responsible for implementation of the VISION 2020: The Right to Sight initiative.last_img read more

  • Coca Cola supports youth tutoring scheme for seventh year

    first_img Student-tutoring programme Valued Youth launches this month in 310 schools across 21 Local Education Authorities nationwide, and has secured support from Coca Cola Great Britain for the seventh year.The programmeis run by Youth Esteem UK, and is designed to build confidence and self-esteem amongst young people.For the past three years employees of Coca-Cola Great Britain have also provided hands-on support for the programme by acting as mentors to the Valued Youth tutors from participating secondary schools in the Hammersmith and Fulham Borough where the Company head office is based. The Coca-Cola Great Britain mentors meet fortnightly to provide advice, support and additional encouragement to the Valued Youth tutors over the course of the year-long programme. Advertisement Howard Lake | 12 November 2004 | News  11 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 Valued Youth forms part of Coca-Cola Great Britain’s support for youth education and sport programmes, encouraging young people to achieve their personal best. Coca Cola supports youth tutoring scheme for seventh 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.last_img read more

  • New list of funders of fundraising consultancy

    first_img  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Wootton George Consulting has published a very useful list of funders who will consider helping charities by paying for fundraising and other consultancy work.Stafford-based fundraising consultancy Wootton George Consulting has published the list of funders and suggested avenues for funding on their new Web site. The list is likely to be of particular interest to smaller or newer charities. Director Simon George explained: “in our experience, smaller charities often have the greatest need for external advice and support, yet they are frequently disadvantaged when it comes to accessing the help they need. This is frustrating for all concerned as, very often, a little bit of help can make a great difference to a small organisation. Advertisement Howard Lake | 1 December 2004 | News Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img New list of funders of fundraising consultancy 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. “We have put this list together in response to the many requests we get from smaller charities for advice in winning external funding to pay for our support. Over the years, about 15% of our work has been funded externally, so it is a very practical resource, which we are happy to make available via our website to groups needing fundraising consultancy.Funders on the list range from charitable trusts, to lottery and statutory funding bodies. The latest addition is Business Link, which in many parts of the UK will pay for 50% of external assignments, provided the charity in question is also a limited company and that the consultant is listed on the National Business Link Register of Consultants.Wootton George Consulting themelves are currently conducting assignments on behalf of two charities, part-funded by Business Link, as Simon George is on the National Register.last_img read more

  • Invitation book competition winners announced

    first_imgFive runners up will receive a booklet of national offers: Advertisement Howard Lake | 26 June 2005 | News The winners of this month’s competition from Invitation Leisure and Dining and UK Fundraising have been announced.Three UK Fundraising readers have won a copy of the Invitation book, which features over 250 money-saving offers worth £4,000 at restaurants, leisure facilities, attractions and retailers. The winners are:Ruth HooperAndy CampbellSarah Cooper  24 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 Tagged with: Recruitment / people Tradingcenter_img Anna StinsonSteven GregoryKarl WattsSimon HarringtonKaren Whiffen Look out for more competitions on UK Fundraising. Invitation book competition winners announced 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