Number one priority

Howard Lake | 15 April 2000 | News Number one priority This time next week the latest major change to the UK’s telephone numbering system will have been implemented. This time next week the latest major change to the UK’s telephone numbering system will have been implemented. With only 7% of the public in the affected areas aware of what their new numbers will be, according to telecoms industry body The Big Number, it is essential that charities get their relevant systems reprogrammed to handle the change. And that includes checking that your telephone number is published correctly on your Web site, an obvious alternative route for many supporters keen to contact you but who encounter a failed connection tone on their ‘phone. Find out more from The Big Number, or use BT’s Web site, with its online number-changing tool. You can even download the BT site to your PC or charity’s intranet. 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 Problems with converting your data? Find out your options with MarketingFile.com. 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 site picked by Yahoo! marketing director

Howard Lake | 29 November 2000 | News Oxfam’s Web site has been selected by Oxfam’s marketing director in this week’s Revolution magazine.Every week Revolution magazine invites a mover and shaker in new media to pick his or her four favourite Web sites. The sites chosen are almost always company and for-profit Web sites. This week, Catherine Taylor, marketing director at Yahoo! UK & Ireland includes Oxfam’s site in her four.Such publicity is welcome, although the magazine fails to point out that Yahoo! UK & Ireland has a partnership with Oxfam by providing them with an affinity ISP and auction services. Still, the appearance of a charity’s Web site in a list of favourites is a welcome break. Advertisement Oxfam site picked by Yahoo! marketing director 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.  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 read more

West Berkshire voluntary sector review

first_img  13 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 West Berkshire voluntary sector review The Greenham Common Trust has published the results of a survey of voluntary sector organisations in West Berkshire. The Trust undertook the survey of 145 voluntary organisations in order to assist the efficient distribution of grants it awards. Over the last five years it has allocated £300,000 to local charities and good causes.The survey revealed that the organisations that responded employ the equivalent of 795 full time staff which makes the voluntary sector a major employer in West Berkshire with a total budget of around £10 million. Advertisement Howard Lake | 2 July 2002 | News The study examined the ownership and cost of transport, accommodation, specialist equipment and other assets. Areas where the voluntary sector could work together to improve efficiency were highlighted.Visit the Greenham Common Trust. 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

Even disability organisations fail basic Web site accessibility

first_img Howard Lake | 5 April 2004 | News  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Research / statistics Nearly 60% of leading disability Web sites fail basic accessibility standards, according to research by Ethical Media.Communications agency Ethical Media looked at 50 of the top Web sites published by disability charities and organisations in the UK. The results showed that Web accessibility is still not yet embedded within the sector, with only a handlful of Web sites leading the way with fully accessible features.Ethical Media’s ‘Disability 50 Accessibility Report’ found that the majority of disability organisations do not address accessibility needs sufficiently in their Web and digital communications. Advertisement The agency benchmarked the selected Web sites against the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) developed by global and industry-led standards body W3C. Significantly, 58% failed to achieve a compliance level, which the WCAG state as ‘compulsory. Head of Digital Communications at Ethical Media, Keith Patton said: “This shows what many people have suspected for some time: that organisations in or supporting the disability sector do not yet adequately consider Web accessibility and usability as a priority in their communications strategies. As a result, significant proportions of users are likely to find it difficult, even impossible, to access information, restricting the flow of communication between any given organisation and its customer base.” The report was able to point to a few organisations that have addressed these issues in an exemplary manner. These include AbilityNet, Action for Blind People, British Council for Disabled People and the Disability Rights Commission. The research was carried out between February and March 2004.center_img Even disability organisations fail basic Web site accessibility 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

University of Leeds appoints Cascaid for first alumni campaign

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 12 July 2004 | News The University of Leeds has appointed Cascaid to produce their first Alumni fundraising campaign, due to start in September 2004.The campaign not only aims to acquire new donors and raising money for current students but it also intended to educate recipients about the idea of alumni fundraising. The multi-media campaign will incorporate mail, telephone (in association with McGregor Jones) and e-mail communications and will test different segments of the alumni base.Roger Lawson, Managing Director of Cascaid Marketing and lead planner said: “These are exciting times for the University. They have built strong relationships with many alumni over the last few years, but have never asked them for donations. They now have alumni who have actually asked to be able to give to the University. Advertisement University of Leeds appoints Cascaid for first alumni campaign “Rather than simply ask every alumnus for a donation, we have developed a testing matrix in order to maximize both income and learning for developing the fundraising strategy of future campaigns.”center_img  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: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving 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

Lottery funding website launches

first_img  23 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 | 10 April 2006 | News Lottery funding website launches A new single front door into Lottery funding opens today with the launch of the website lotteryfunding.org.uk. People across the UK will be able to access information on all current opportunities for funding through the Lottery good cause virtual doorway. The National Lottery provides good cause money ranging from £300 local community awards to multi-million pound grants that can transform communities. All open schemes operated by the 14 lottery funding distributors can be accessed through the new portal.Potential applicants will have access to information on what to do if they have a project idea and do not know what to do next. The funding search facility will provide ./guidance on the most suitable funding programme after receiving answers to four simple questions. Advertisement Tagged with: Digital Gaming 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

Old Mobiles = Money For Students & Charity

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 17 November 2006 | News Tagged with: Community fundraising Trading  17 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis With 90 million old mobiles lying gathering dust in drawers and cupboards across the country it doesn’t take a genius to work out that there is a problem with disposing of them. Recycling experts Redeem have teamed up with the student mobile service Dot Mobile to create a solution that will give students a bit of cash in their pockets thanks to their new recycling programme which allows customers to exchange their old mobiles for up to £100.The new service means that students can trade-in their old handsets and receive a cheque to spend on whatever they please – new mobile, new text books, new wardrobe… They can even donate their cash from their mobiles to charity. Dot Mobile is working with Kids Company, a children’s charity dedicated to helping vulnerable children on an emotional and practical level. All they have to do is get hold of a freepost envelope from a member of the dot crew on campus, by visiting www.dotmobile.co.uk/recycle or by calling 0870 350 1853.Not only will students be able to earn cash and help a worthwhile cause they can give themselves a pat on the back for benefiting the environment at the same time. When old mobiles are thrown in the bin they end up in landfill sites around the country where the toxic chemicals they contain can leak into the surrounding soil causing pollution and damaging plant and wildlife. There is also unwelcome activity at the top of the site where the decomposing waste produces the harmful greenhouse gases carbon dioxide and methane. By recycling and reducing the amount of waste going to landfill means we are doing our bit for climate change too.To find out more about dot mobile and if we’re on your campus, go to www.dotmobile.co.uk– ends – – 17th November –About dot / notes to editorsDot mobile is the UK’s first mobile service developed specifically for students. The service launched in September 2005 and can be found online or in 60 universities across the UK. Dot offers simple, good value tariffs, the latest handsets and a service that works the way students want it to. You can manage your account online, receive free usage text alerts and use your flexible monthly bundle of units for calls, texts or advanced messaging. We use the Vodafone network to ensure great coverage and we’re also the exclusive mobile phone partner of NUS Extra.For further information please contact:Katrine PearsonRedeem(01324) [email protected] Jeanesdot [email protected] PearsonPublic Relations ManagerRedeem plc31-37 Etna RoadFalkirk, FK2 9EGt: +44 (0)1324 678 903f: +44 (0)1324 678 904e: [email protected] 9001:2000 (BM Trada certificate no. 2324) | ISO 14001:2004 (LRQA certificate no. LRQ4000389/A) | EMAS (reg. no.UK000134) | Investors In People 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. Old Mobiles = Money For Students & Charitylast_img read more

Grantwriting, Fundraising, and Partnerships: Strategies That Work!: Strategies That Work

first_imgGrantwriting, Fundraising, and Partnerships: Strategies That Work!: Strategies That Work 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 | 21 November 2007 | News 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 MoreAddThislast_img read more

Lifetime Value calculator offered at no charge

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. Howard Lake | 10 February 2008 | News  21 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 Lifetime Value calculator offered at no charge Tobin Aldrich, the Director of Fundraising and Communications at The National Deaf Children’s Society, is offering his Lifetime Value calculator for donor recruitment campaigns as a free download from his personal website.Tobin developed the calculator, in the form of an Excel spreadsheet, because “there is a distinct lack of tools that allow ROI to be calculated in a consistent way across different forms of activity”. He said that “most tools that are available are provided by fundraising agencies for the products they are selling and they are seldom comprehensive or necessarily reliable”.After other fundraisers gave him good feedback on the tool he decided to “make it available, for free, to any fundraiser who might find it useful”.Tobin has worked for charities in the UK, Ireland and internationally including Sight Savers International, Centrepoint, and Concern Worldwide.www.tobinaldrich.com/page1.php Tagged with: Individual givinglast_img read more

I CAN’s nursery rhyme website aims to raise £55,000

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital 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.  39 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Children’s communication charity I CAN has launched a fundraising website which aims to find the nation’s favourite nursery rhyme. If it receives enough votes, a corporate sponsor will donate up to £55,000.Designed by Kent-based create agency Remedy and web development company, Interbyte, the site gives people the chance to vote for their favourite nursery rhyme. Once they have voted, they can also record their nursery rhyme and have it uploaded to the site for the whole world to listen to.The charity needs to receive 50,000 votes and 2,500 recordings by 30 April to unlock donations of £50,000 and £5,000 respectively from I CAN’s corporate sponsor, Openreach.Remedy worked closely with I CAN to develop the concept, and designed and project-managed the website; technical development was undertaken by Interbyte.I CAN’s head of corporate partnerships, Tim Brindle, said: “The words, rhythm and sounds of nursery rhymes are a fantastic way for children to develop their speech and language. We are trying to find the nation’s favourite nursery rhyme, while raising awareness of the importance of communication, and of course, a considerable donation from Openreach”.www.rhymestars.co.uk I CAN’s nursery rhyme website aims to raise £55,000 Howard Lake | 26 March 2008 | Newslast_img read more