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Charities for elderly to merge

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. Charities for elderly to merge Howard Lake | 21 May 2001 | News Help the Aged and Research into Ageing are to merge. Help the Aged and Research into Ageing are to merge. Read Charities announce merger by Simon Parker at SocietyGuardian. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  14 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisementlast_img read more

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Red Cross sets up new appeal fund for Lesotho

first_imgRed Cross sets up new appeal fund for Lesotho The Red Cross has set up a new fund for people affected by HIV and Aids in Lesotho, following Prince Harry’s visit to the country earlier this year.The Red Cross Lesotho Fund has been launched to coincide with the broadcast of “The Forgotten Kingdom – Prince Harry in Lesotho” on 19 September at 18.30 on ITV1. The programme features the Prince’s eight-week visit to the southern African country in February and March 2004. A spokesperson from Clarence House said: “Harry hopes that his visit, and now this film, will help raise awareness and money to help tackle the problems faced by the people of Lesotho.” Advertisement Howard Lake | 19 September 2004 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Recruitment / people  20 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

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Smaller email lists have higher open rates, says email list manager

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Smaller email lists have higher open rates, says email list manager 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.  22 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tom Kulzer, CEO of Philadelphia-based email communications service AWeber Communications, Inc, has found that publishers sending email communications to smaller distribution lists achieve higher open rates than those who send to larger lists. His findings are based on two and a half years of data and “thousands” of his companies’ small business clients.Writing in his new blog, Tom Kulzer said: “You can see that the smaller the list the more tuned in the subscriber base is to the message.” This is good news for smaller charities and for those who have just started building up their email subscriber base.The bad news is that it gets more difficult to sustain these open rates as the subscriber base grows. Advertisementcenter_img Howard Lake | 24 July 2006 | News The range of results, according to Kulzer, is quite striking. Emails sent to lists of fewer than 1,000 subscribers have achieved open rates of between 60 and 95%, whereas those sent to more than 50,000 subscribers achieve open rates of between 18 and 41%.Looking at the 105,922 text/html email campaigns that his company has handled for clients, Kulzer suggests three reasons for this relationship between list size and open rate.First, smaller lists tend to mean newer subscribers, who are more likely to be interested in the emails’ content.Secondly, it can prove increasingly difficult to make sure messages offer something to everyone in a large subscriber base.Thirdly, as email lists grow it is easy to lose focus on the individual subscribers and consider them more as a group rather than as individuals. Tagged with: Digital Research / statisticslast_img read more

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CAFAmerica grants exceed $100 million

first_img  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: Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics Howard Lake | 14 June 2007 | 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. CAFAmerica has now received and distributed over $100 million in donations to international charities and causes since it was established in 1993. The U.S. nonprofit, dedicated to expanding borderless charitable giving, has increased its giving year on year.Much of this grant activity has been created by the $34 million it has handled via its Donor Advised Fund service, which was launched in 2000.Since 2002, the organisation has extended its international donor-advised grantmaking into 30 new countries. It now links U.S. donors to local charities in 76 countries around the world. Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis CAFAmerica grants exceed $100 million The organisation was founded by Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) in the UK. It helps individuals, companies, family and community foundations manage their international philanthropy and strengthen charitable activity around the world.It expects to receive and distribute around $16 million in the next financial year, putting it “two years ahead of its financial targets” in terms of its own administrative costs.Susan Saxon-Harrold, Chief Executive Officer of CAFAmerica; said: “CAFAmerica is operating in a fiercely competitive arena. As international philanthropy has developed, though, CAFA has attracted new U.S. donors because of the innovative, tax-efficient solutions it provides…“Another key driver of our growth is that we offer a reliable, responsive service backed by strong grants administration procedures. In spite of the legal context of U.S. international grant making, 80% of our grants are made within 1 month.”last_img read more

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Games for Fundraising

first_imgGames for Fundraising  15 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. Howard Lake | 27 October 2007 | Newslast_img read more

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Red Cross Week 2011: One in a Million

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.  32 total views,  4 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 The British Red Cross is asking are you one in a million? They want as many people as possible to get involved in Red Cross Week, the charity’s major fundraising campaign of the year, and help to raise £1 million. “From shaking a bucket to holding a cake sale, every pound counts and makes a difference to people’s lives around the world”.www.redcrossweek.org.uk Howard Lake | 27 April 2011 | News Red Cross Week 2011: One in a Million Advertisement  31 total views,  3 views todaylast_img read more

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NSPCC – A huge thank you to all our marathon runners

first_imgNSPCC – A huge thank you to all our marathon runners  29 total views,  1 views today  30 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis This year, hundreds of people ran the London Marathon for the NSPCC, helping raise around £1 million. “We made this short video to say a special thank you to each and every one of you”, said the charity. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement Tagged with: Events Howard Lake | 22 May 2011 | 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

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NI research into donor profiles to be shared

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Individual giving Northern Ireland Research / statistics  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis NI research into donor profiles to be shared NICVA, in conjunction with Giving NI, is hosting an event on charitable giving in Northern Ireland which focuses on the profile of donors.‘Individual Giving in Northern Ireland’ will discuss the first stage of research that NICVA is conducting into individual giving in Northern Ireland. It will focus on the profile of individuals who donate with regard to age, gender and region.It will also provide information on the impact of the current economic climate on donations, donations of gifts in kind and the awareness and use of legacy giving. Everyone at the event will have the opportunity to participate in round table discussions.Among the speakers will be Andrea Thornbury, research officer at NICVA, who will share information from the Giving Report 2013, Sandara Kelso-Robb, strategic advisor to Giving NI, and Maeve Monaghan from Give Inc, Northern Ireland’s first giving circle.The event will take place in The MAC in Belfast on 25th November from 4:30pm to 6pm. Admission is free. 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 | 13 November 2013 | Newslast_img read more

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Fabian French to be new Chief Executive of UK Community Foundations

first_img Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Howard Lake | 8 January 2015 | News Fabian French has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of UK Community Foundations, the membership organisation for community foundations that work across the UK to raise then distribute money directly to local causes.He will replace Stephen Hammersley who left at the end of December after ten years in the role. Until he starts in March, Kate Stewart will take the role of Interim CEO.French, a qualified lawyer, joined Marie Curie Cancer Care in 2009 as Director of Fundraising and Retail, following a career with Kleinwort Benson and Merrill Lynch. During his time at the charity, its income grew from £70m to £100m, despite the economic recession.Oxford-based French is a trustee of three charities, and is active in fundraising for local causes. He joins UKCF the year after it celebrated the 100th anniversary of the first community foundation.On the announcement of his appointment, he said:“I am convinced that Community Foundations have a critical role in today’s society and have massive potential to grow their funding and influence. I look forward to playing a very active part in helping to both drive that growth and to supporting each of the 48 Community Foundations across the UK in their continued development.” Fabian French to be new Chief Executive of UK Community Foundationscenter_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.  73 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Tagged with: Funding Management Recruitment / peoplelast_img read more

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National Gardens Scheme’s total for Macmillan reaches £15m

first_imgLast year The National Gardens Scheme donated £500,000 towards the creation of the first NGS Macmillan Wellbeing Centre in Southmead Hospital, Bristol. The centre provides services including information about cancer and its treatment, supported physical activity programmes and expert dietary and nutritional advice. The National Gardens Scheme has now raised £15 million for Macmillan Cancer Support over the past 30 years. The NGS is Macmillan’s longest standing corporate partner and its largest single donor.The record total was announced after the NGS gave £2.6 million this year to the charities it supports by opening more than 3,800 private gardens in England and Wales.Raising funds for charities since 1927 by opening private gardens. The money raised has funded over 150 Macmillan services to help make sure that no one faces cancer alone. These include financial advisers, clinical nursing specialists, and physiotherapists.The partnership has also involved The NGS promoting Macmillan’s ‘Move More’ campaign that highlights how gentle exercise such as gardening can help reduce both the side effects of cancer treatment, and the risk of a cancer recurrence.The Yellow Book tells you where to find participating gardens. Howard Lake | 28 July 2015 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 National Gardens Scheme’s total for Macmillan reaches £15m Charities supportedCharities supported by the National Gardens Scheme include Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie, Hospice UK, Carers Trust, Parkinson’s UK, The Queen’s Nursing Institute and Perennial. Founded in 1927 it has donated more than £24 million to charity in the last ten years alone. 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: Events Macmillan Cancer Support Research / statistics Advertisement  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1last_img read more