DSC publishes guide to social entrepreneurship

first_img  26 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Trading 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 Directory of Social Change is this month publishing “Your Chance to Change the World – The No-Fibbing Guide to Social Entrepreneurship” by Craig Dearden-Phillips.The author is the founder of disability charity Speaking Up and a veteran of several social business start-ups. He set up Speaking Up aged 24 in a small community centre in Cambridge, and built it into an award-winning organisation employing 100 people and working with 4000 people.The book explains how to set up a new social business from scratch. Like any good business book, it it covers the key elements of people, finance and business planning.It also includes sections specially aimed at social entrepreneurs such as ‘Finding Funding’, ‘Governance’ and ‘Looking After Number One’, something which Dearden-Phillips suggests social entrepreneurs are often very bad at.The author acknowledges that he has made mistakes along the way and shares what he has learned. DSC say “it is both inspirational and useful – for it speaks to people’s real situations”.The book will be launched at the House of Commons on 24 April.Your Chance to Change the World by Craig-Dearden Phillips, published by the Directory of Social Change, is available price £14.95 from DSC.Or you can currently buy it from Amazon.co.uk for £14.20:www.amazon.co.uk/o/ASIN/1903991935/219 DSC publishes guide to social entrepreneurship Howard Lake | 10 April 2008 | Newslast_img read more

“Ninety charities lose $113m” in Madoff’s alleged Ponzi scheme

first_img “Virtually all or most, of the investment funds of more than 90 American grant making trusts and foundations have been lost” in the giant Ponzi scheme that Bernard Madoff is alleged to have perpetrated, according to Tina Baker, Major Gifts Consultant at Fundraising Advisors.The figure of $113 million losses is “information taken from documents seized at the time of Madoff’s arrest”.Baker reports that two US foundations have already announced that they will have to close, given the amounts they have lost. The Chais Family Foundation and Lappin Charitable Foundation lost over $8m between then.She lists other American foundations that have lost large sums in the alleged fraud: “LA Jewish Community Foundation $44m, JEHT $26m, Shapiro $12m, RM Beren $3m, Gottesman $15.8m and Gurwin $1.2m”.EJewishPhilanthropy have been reporting on the losses experienced by Jewish world charities affected by the alleged fraud. According to their latest update, these include “Yeshiva University – now appears to be between $100-110 million; Jewish Federation of Greater Washington – $10 million; Ramaz School – $6 million”.www.fundraisingadvisors.co.uk/page26.htm “Ninety charities lose $113m” in Madoff’s alleged Ponzi scheme Tagged with: Finance Funding Howard Lake | 17 December 2008 | News  20 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 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

Barnardo’s TV advert – Break the Cycle

first_img  45 total views,  1 views today Howard Lake | 1 May 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. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Individual giving  46 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Barnardo’s TV advert – Break the Cycle Barnardo’s 2008 TV advert ‘Break the Cycle’ highlighting the cycle of disadvantage. Note there’s no fundraising appeal at the end, perhaps because one would look crass.Barnardo’s recommend that children under 13 are not permitted to watch this video.last_img read more

Boots Opticians and Dollond & Aitchison choose Action for Blind People

first_img Howard Lake | 28 August 2009 | News Boots Opticians, the newly merged Boots Opticians and Dollond & Aitchison business, has chosen Action for Blind People as its new charity partner.From 1 September 2009, all Boots Opticians and D&A branches across the UK will start their fundraising activities, to support the charity’s ‘Actionnaires’ sports project. These kids clubs offer blind and partially sighted children the chance to get involved in sport, which they are so often excluded from in and out of school.Around 680 Boots Opticians and D&A branches will support the Actionnaires clubs through branch fundraising activity and volunteering over the next 18 months. Advertisement Tagged with: charity of the year corporate 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 MoreAddThis1center_img Boots Opticians and Dollond & Aitchison choose Action for Blind People  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 www.actionforblindpeople.org.uklast_img read more

Barnardo’s wins £2 million contract to employ young jobless in its shops

first_img 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.  33 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Barnardo’s has won a contract worth almost £2 million from the Department for Work and Pensions to help give 300 18 to 24-year-olds employment in its charity shops throughout the UK during the next 24 months.UK director of policy and research Julian Walker said: “This is a win-win situation. It means hundreds of young people who are struggling to get jobs as a result of the recession will now find work and training for the future and we will have the benefit of their fresh skills and enthusiasm”. Advertisement Tagged with: Fundingcenter_img Howard Lake | 14 October 2009 | News Barnardo’s wins £2 million contract to employ young jobless in its shops Barnardo’s has more than 362 shops throughout the UK.www.barnardos.org.ukPhoto: brewbrooks on Flickr.comlast_img read more

Innovative way to get people interested in your museum!

first_img Wow. It takes some work, but this obviously produced wonderful results for the Toronto Science museum’s exhibition on fear.The Photo Booth of DOOM!  122 total views,  2 views today Howard Lake | 7 February 2010 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement Innovative way to get people interested in your museum! Tagged with: Community fundraising Consulting & Agencies Promotional  123 total views,  3 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

vinspired app now available for Android phones

first_imgvinspired app now available for Android phones AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis v, the National Young Volunteers Service, has today extended its vinspired mobile app to Android mobile phones. The app, which can be downloaded free of charge from the Android Market gives voluntary organisations the opportunity to recruit and reward young volunteers free of charge through their mobile phones.The vinspired apps allow young people to search for and find volunteering opportunities via postcode search or GPS, keep a record of what they do and to upload photos their volunteering diary, and to apply for vinspired awards, in recognition of skills gained and benefits to the community, which are endorsed by the CBI, IoD, CIPD & REC.The vinspired iPhone app is already available to download for free from the App Store, and a free BlackBerry app will be launched later this month.v CEO Terry Ryall announced the launch of the apps at Go On: ND11, the National Digital Conference. He said: “The UK has more young people on smartphones than anywhere else in Europe, and for many young people, it’s the main way that they access the internet. We think it’s really important to give charities and voluntary organisations free access to this kind of technology, so that they can reach young people wherever they are. “16-24 year olds are more likely than older people to say that a lack of information stops them from volunteering, so we’re excited to be helping nearly 1000 charities to bring their volunteering opportunities into the mobile space, for free, on the devices that young people use.”http://vinspired.com/about-us/free-volunteering-android-app  74 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 May 2011 | News Tagged with: android app Digital iPhone mobile Volunteering 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

The Times Christmas appeal raises over £200k for the Stroke Association

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3  40 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Howard Lake | 10 February 2015 | News The Times 2014 Christmas charity appeal has raised over £200,000 for the Stroke Association. Over £100,000 was donated to the charity by readers of the time, and £100,000 was provided as matched funding by market operator ICAP.The appeal was boosted with help from Downton Abbey creator, Julian Fellowes, and his wife, Emma Fellowes, who spoke publicly at its launch about their first-hand experience of caring for loved ones affected by stroke.Former Australian international rugby star, Michael Lynagh, also talked about his experience of stroke and support for the charity’s Back to Work Project, which helps stroke survivors return to the workplace.Three charities were chosen to benefit from the 2014 The Times Christmas appeal, Amref Health Africa, the Silver Line and The Stroke Association.Jon Barrick, Chief Executive of the Stroke Association, said:“The Times Christmas appeal has helped us to highlight the devastating impact of stroke and raise vital funds. This will help us to continue to transform the lives of people struck down by stroke, and offer much-needed support to their loved ones and carers. Thanks to the generosity of The Times readers, the terrific support from ICAP, and the courage of those who publicly shared their experience of stroke, we can develop our services for stroke survivors and support ground-breaking research to help save lives.”Stories featured in the Christmas appealThe Times thanks its readers for giving to its 2014 Christmas appealThe appeal included stories such as that of five-year-old Beth Horton from Plymouth, Devon, who had a stroke aged two-and-a-half, and 41-year-old Rachel Inglefield from Ogbourne St George, near Marlborough, who had a stroke only days after her baby son, James, was born.The Times also dedicated one of its Leading articles to highlight the pioneering work of the Stroke Association, and to call for increased funding for stroke research.Donations to The Times Christmas 2014 Appeal can still be made. The Times Christmas appeal raises over £200k for the Stroke Association 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

Philanthropy Fortnight programme revealed

first_imgPhilanthropy Fortnight programme revealed Giving Northern Ireland has announced details of its second Philanthropy Fortnight which will run from 20th April to 1st May.Philanthropy Fortnight is designed to encourage philanthropy across a wide range of sectors in Northern Ireland.Professor Angela Eikenberry, renowned academic and Fulbright Scholar, will take part in a number of events including presenting a lecture on the impact of philanthropy and the cultural differences in giving between the United States of America and Northern Ireland.There will also be an event to recognise 30 years of corporate philanthropy in Northern Ireland by Lloyds Bank Foundation for Northern Ireland (formally Lloyds TSB Foundation for Northern Ireland). Representatives from 30 organisations across the sector will explore common challenges and future needs in order to inform the Foundation’s ongoing grant making in Northern Ireland.Philanthropy Fortnight will include sessions on giving circles and the role of professional advisers.Philanthropy Fortnight 2015 runs from 21 April to 1 May.Giving Northern Ireland was set up with support from The Atlantic Philanthropies and Lloyd’s Bank Foundation to encourage the growth of philanthropy in Northern Ireland. Howard Lake | 14 April 2015 | News Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Ireland Northern Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  31 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

Local community film competition offers £1,000 prize plus charity donations

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Local community film competition offers £1,000 prize plus charity donations Howard Lake | 23 April 2015 | News “You don’t need to be an expert at making films or have any special film equipment; you can use a smart phone, tablet or standard video camera. Films can be by individuals, groups or organisations and the competition is open to people of all ages and from all areas across the UK.”The competition closes on 31 May 2015.The prizesBest film:£1,000 for the winner plus £1,000 for the community group of their choiceBest film by a young person (under 16):£500 for the winner plus £500 for the community group of their choicePeoples’ choice (as voted for by the public on social media):£500 for the winner plus £500 for the community group of their choice Property specialist Leaders is running a film competition that offers a top prize of £1,000 plus three sums totalling £2,000 to be donated to three charities.The Love Living in competition will “shine a spotlight on what it is that makes the place people call home special”.Leaders’ marketing manager, Alison Guyton, said:“Love Living in is open to everyone across the UK. We are asking people to create a short film, no more than 3 minutes long, that demonstrates what you love about where you live. Entrants have the chance to win a selection of prizes of up to £1,000 plus £1,000 for a local cause or community group of their choice”.The company defines ‘community group’ as including schools, colleges, universities, sports and recreation clubs, charities and voluntary groups.She added: Advertisement Tagged with: Community fundraising Funding videocenter_img  92 total views,  6 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. Image: you are here by Zudy on Shutterstock.com  91 total views,  5 views todaylast_img read more