• Nominations open for national fundraising awards

    first_imgThe Institute of Fundraising and Professional Fundraising magazine are calling for nominations of individuals and organisations that have demonstrated excellence in fundraising to be submitted for The Fundraising Awards 2006.The Fundraising Awards celebrate outstanding achievement by charities, fundraisers and volunteers, and the winners will be announced at a gala dinner at the Hilton London Metropole on 10 July 2006.The Fundraising Awards are open to charities, theatres, schools, arts organisations, hospitals and fundraisers themselves. Advertisement  21 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Fundraising Awards campaign-based categories are:· Best Direct Mail Campaign · Best Use of New Media· Best Use of the Telephone in Fundraising· Best Face-to-Face Fundraising Campaign· Best Use of Payroll Giving· Best Use of Events· Best Local or Community Campaign· Most Effective Corporate RelationshipThe Fundraising Awards personal or individual-based categories are:· Best New Fundraiser of the Year· Professional Fundraiser of the Year· Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year· Lifetime Achievement Award There is no charge for charities/not-for-profit organisations to nominate an organisation or an individual for an award. Agencies, consultants and others will be charged £99 + VAT per nomination.The deadline for nominations is 5pm on 20 March 2006. Howard Lake | 2 March 2006 | News Tagged with: Awardscenter_img Nominations open for national fundraising awards 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

  • Blackbaud Gift Aid Sponsorship Workshop full

    first_imgHelen Elliott of Sayer Vincent will discuss how to make the most from VAT and Gift Aid for fundraising events. Andrew Kayley from the HMRC will provide insight on how to avoid submitting incorrect Gift Aid claims for sponsorship events. Blackbaud Gift Aid Sponsorship Workshop full Howard Lake | 26 April 2007 | News Blackbaud’s Gift Aid Sponsorship Workshop next week is now full, with 70 delegates registered for the event.Marketing Manager Adrian Cutcliffe admitted: “The speed with which places filled surprised us.” The free morning workshop on 3 May in London will examine the the requirements and key issues surrounding sponsorship and related Gift Aid claims. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  12 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

  • Norwich Union raises over £250,000 for the fight against muscle disease

    first_img Employees from Norwich Union have raised £251,000 for the company’s staff charity of the year 2006, the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign. Employees from all sites across the UK got behind the partnership after 2 employees, Andy Bode and Keith Dunsire nominated the Charity as a result of their personal experience of muscle disease. Employees efforts raised £136,000 and an additional £115,000 was donated by the company.The money raised by the partnership will fund the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign’s Care Advisor in Glasgow for a year, a research project into Limb Girdle muscular dystrophy, 3 major publications and a number of other care projects across the country. The publications will address the need for information about muscle disease for schools, parents and young children facing these conditions. Advertisement  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy 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 Howard Lake | 1 May 2007 | News Norwich Union raises over £250,000 for the fight against muscle diseaselast_img read more

  • Fistfuls of Dollars: Fact & Fantasy About Corporate Charitable Giving

    first_img  18 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 Howard Lake | 20 January 2008 | 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. Fistfuls of Dollars: Fact & Fantasy About Corporate Charitable Givinglast_img read more

  • Concern hopes to raise €7 million from tax refunds

    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. Aid agency Concern aims to boost fundraising by up to €7m in 2008 with a tax-back campaign. Concern can claim back up to 72% of a person’s donation under a little-used Revenue scheme.Concern is sending out letters and Revenue forms to supporters of its work as part of the campaign.A Concern spokesman said: “Concern can claim back an extra €63 from a €250 donation if the donor is paying tax at the standard rate and signs the CHY2 form we send in the post.“This rebate rises to €181 if the donor pays tax at the higher rate and the donation is still €250. Concern estimates that there is over seven million euro which can be reclaimed from Revenue in 2008 if everyone that supports us returns their signed forms.”The Revenue recently relaunched an advertising campaign calling on taxpayers to claim back taxes that are due to them.It is believed that hundreds of millions of euro go unclaimed by taxpayers every year.Concern is marking its 40th anniversary this year.www.concern.net Howard Lake | 8 April 2008 | News Tagged with: Finance Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Concern hopes to raise €7 million from tax refundslast_img read more

  • Writing Bids and Funding Applications (One Step Ahead)

    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. Writing Bids and Funding Applications (One Step Ahead) Tagged with: Funding AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img  22 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 17 October 2008 | Newslast_img read more

  • UK charities keeping one eye on American elections

    first_imgUK charities keeping one eye on American elections  22 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 30 October 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation Giving/Philanthropy With both Presidential candidates promising to expand national service programmes, release money for innovative social projects and promote Federal grants to religious institutions and charities, the sector has never featured as heavily in recent American politics. However, many UK based charities will also be keeping one eye on the outcome of the election.The opportunities for fundraising in the US are now huge: around £120 billion is donated to charity every year, compared to only £9.5 billion in the UK. However, for many small and medium UK based charities accessing this potentially enormous income stream is both legally complicated and expensive.CAFAmerica, a registered US non-profit which is part of the Charities Aid Foundation international network, provides a solution in the ‘Friends of’ Charity Fund. This eliminates the expense, time and trouble in setting up a separate US charity. The ‘Friends of’ Charity Fund is only a fifth the cost of setting up a standalone US charitable entity.Over 900 UK charities have been helped by CAFAmerica, and the ‘Friends of’ Charity Fund raised over $7m for UK charities in the last financial year. Susan Saxon-Harold, CEO of CAFAmerica said, “The ‘Friends of’ Charity Fund is a simple, cost-effective flexible solution to attract gifts from US donors. The fund is an ideal solution for UK charities wishing to start a state-side marketing and promotion drive.“A charity can use their fund in a variety of ways such as launching a fundraising appeal, conducting a membership drive, or raising money from an event like a silent auction or dinner.”– ends –Contact: James KetchellE: [email protected]: 0207 832 3014.Notes to editors:The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) is a charity set up to help other charities by working with donors, companies and charities to encourage and facilitate a culture of giving. They do this by offering products and services that make giving easier, tax efficient and help charities to make the most of donations through their banking and fundraising support services.Founded in 1992, CAFAmerica is a US 501(c)(3) public charity. CAFAmerica is part of the CAF International Network, which spans five continents and manages more than $4 billion in charitable funds.Charities interested in growing their US fundraising can visit http://www.cafamerica.org for more information. 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

  • Ramblers rebrand with new logo and visual identity

    first_imgThe Ramblers, Britain’s walking charity, has changed its logo and visual identity to reflect the changing breadth and variety of its activities and membership.A rise in membership from the under-40s, and a greater range of urban and specially themed walks such as love hikes and film strolls, convinced the charity that its 20-year-old logo of rolling green hills no longer effectively described the organisation.One of the charity’s main focuses is on getting more people in towns and cities to build walking into their everyday lives. Its ‘Get Walking Keep Walking’ inner city walks project will help 90,000 people.Following a year of consultations and research, the logo has been replaced by a new image and visual identity created by branding agency Spencer du Bois.Floella Benjamin OBE DL, the Ramblers President, said: “The Ramblers is Britain’s walking charity and welcomes all, both young and old, so this fresh, vibrant and – accessible new branding reflects this. It sends out a very clear message that everyone is a walker and can enjoy walking no matter who they are, what their ability is, or where they walk be it town or country”.www.ramblers.org.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  38 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Marketing Membership Ramblers rebrand with new logo and visual identity Howard Lake | 2 March 2009 | 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

  • One day of free website usability services in prize draw for charities

    first_img Cogapp, the user experience and digital media company, is marking World Usability Day (12 November 2009) with a competition for UK charities and environmental organisations to win one day of the company’s website user-testing and usability consultancy.Entrants simply have to write a summary in 100 words or less of how their organisation would benefit from a “website usability MOT”. Entries should be sent to Niki Strange on [email protected] competition opens on 12 November and closes 26 November. The winner will be notified by 10 December. Advertisement One day of free website usability services in prize draw for charities 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.  19 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital The testing is intended to take place at Cogapp’s two-room observation lab in Brighton although Cogapp “will take a flexible approach” depending on the chosen organisation’s location.Pete Gale, head of user experience at Cogapp said: “Cogapp’s competition on World Usability Day has been set up to showcase how good usability can help charities and environmental groups improve their website’s effectiveness in engaging target audiences”.www.cogapp.com Howard Lake | 12 November 2009 | Newslast_img read more

  • Lent gets a makeover

    first_img  33 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 10 March 2010 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving Burnett Works has helped CAFOD to transform its leading fundraising campaign – Lent Fast Day – into a Lent-long event called give it up!: inspiring hundreds of thousands of people to give up whatever they want throughout Lent and then donate the money saved to CAFOD. The campaign concept leads with a series of photo-led transformations, showing what giving up something could turn into for someone else e.g. ‘Could you turn wine into water?’Burnett Works developed both the communications strategy and the supporting materials in consultation with hundreds of CAFOD staff and volunteers.With a striking modern identity this fully integrated campaign is designed to significantly grow income for CAFOD by maximising the participation and long-term support of parishioners, Catholic schools and youth groups, warm donors, as well as other Catholics across England and Wales who have historically been harder to reach. This includes a major push to engage these audiences in a more long-term, direct relationship with CAFOD.Commenting on the give it up! campaign, Holly Ball, Head of Fundraising at CAFOD, said, “There’s a real buzz to give it up! and the early response to the campaign has been very encouraging – we have already had to reprint a number of key resources due to high demand. It’s particularly inspiring to see young people so excited about putting their Catholic faith into action. With the economic downturn, it’s very moving to see people of all ages responding to the idea of living more simply to help others.’The campaign was launched at the start of Lent and is running across a range of channels, including direct mail, email, inserts, online and community events for the six weeks through to Easter.To see the range of materials, please visit www.burnett-works.com/giveitup. – ends – Burnett Works is an integrated marketing and communications agency working exclusively in the not-for-profit sector. Its managing director is Jackie Fowler and current clients include CAFOD, Virgin Unite, Cancer Research UK and Friends of the Earth. Visit www.burnett-works.com for more.CAFOD is the official overseas development and relief agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales. It works in over 60 countries worldwide, with over 500 partners, helping people tackle the problems that keep them in poverty.For further media information:Jhennia Leipert, Burnett WorksTelephone: 020 7841 3077Email: [email protected] 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. Lent gets a makeoverlast_img read more