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Free book on online volunteering

Free book on online volunteering Experience and expertise developed at the Virtual Volunteering Project between 1996 and 1998 have been distilled into a 138-page book on online volunteering. It is available at no charge from the Virtual Volunteering Project. The guidebook is co-authored by Susan Ellis, an internationally-recognised volunteer management expert and online volunteering pioneer Jayne Cravens. 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.  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 | 23 June 2000 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

Daily Mail offers readers £100,000 to give to charity

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. The Daily Mail is offering its readers the chance to give away £100,000 to charity this Christmas.In partnership with Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), the Daily Mail’s campaign encourages readers to collect tokens in order to enter a draw for one of the ten £10,000 prizes available to give to charity through a CAF Charity Account.In fact, the £100,000 is being put up not by the Daily Mail but by CAF itself in an effort to raise the profile of tax-effective giving and the CAF CharityAccount in the run-up to Christmas. The money comes from the charity’s grantmaking division, which distributes over £1 million to charity every year. Advertisement  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Daily Mail offers readers £100,000 to give to charity As well as front page exposure of ‘The £100,000 Charity Giveaway’ and details of the CAF Charity Account and other forms of tax-effective giving inside the paper, the competition kicked off with a double-page spread about some of the 180,000 charities needing support this Christmas. Both CAF and the Daily Mail reported a good response to the campaign ahead of the 5 December 2003 closing date. John Thurley, Head of Charity Accounts at CAF, said: “We see CAF as being at the forefront of pioneering new ways to unlock money for charities. The partnership with the Daily Mail is a great example of how we believe we can add value by working with third parties on innovative, targeted campaigns.” Howard Lake | 3 December 2003 | Newslast_img read more

Charities invited to nominate their parliamentary champions

first_imgIf you feel a MP or Peer has been particularly effective in supporting your organisation’s cause then you can nominate them for this year’s ePolitix Charity Champion Awards.The awards, now in their second year, honour the hard work, time and effort devoted by MPs and Peers to charitable causes during the parliamentary year. There are eight categories including disability chamption, animal welfare champion, and older people’s champion.Nominations close at 6pm on 14 July 2004. Advertisement  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 Charities invited to nominate their parliamentary champions Tagged with: Awards Recruitment / people Howard Lake | 21 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.last_img read more

BAE Systems donates £100,000 to Armed Forces Memorial Appeal

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. Howard Lake | 15 December 2004 | News Defence and aerospace company BAE Systems has donated £100,000 to the Armed Forces Memorial Appeal and has pledged to donate a further £100,000 to the Appeal over the next two years.The Appeal is raising funds to provide a fitting memorial of national significance to recognise not only those members of the Armed Forces killed in conflict but also the many servicemen and women who have given their lives while on duty and those killed by terrorist action. Following consultation with the Services and ex-Service community it was concluded that the new Armed Forces Memorial should be constructed at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. The National Memorial Arboretum is a 150 acre site which was opened in 2001. It is now under the control of The Royal British Legion and it is envisaged that the Arboretum will become a place of national importance for Remembrance and commemoration throughout the year. Advertisementcenter_img  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis BAE Systems donates £100,000 to Armed Forces Memorial Appeallast_img read more

Conference on recruiting and retaining volunteers

first_imgConference on recruiting and retaining volunteers 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 Another conference on a similar theme is being held in Bath by the environmental charity Envolve. “Volunteers; Recruiting, Placing and Retaining” will be held on 18 January 2005. Contact Envolve on 01225 787926 . Henry Stewart Conference Studies is holding a conference next week focusing on the latest and best practice in recruiting, retaining and training volunteers.The day-long conference on 20 January 2005 at the Strand Palace Hotel in London includes sessions on fundraising volunteers, engaging volunteers from the corporate sector, and the importance of online volunteering.Delegate fees for voluntary and public sector staff are £299 + VAT, and £399 + VAT for commercial sector staff. Advertisementcenter_img  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Volunteering Howard Lake | 13 January 2005 | Newslast_img read more

Damien Hirst donates painting to Demelza’s art&soul exhibition and auction

first_img art&soul, is the brainchild of Demelza Hospice Care for Children and will bring together a mix of 34 pieces of art in a five day event at Rhapsody House gallery, Tunbridge Wells from the 6th – 10th October.This will culminate in an auction staged by Bonhams at Hotel du Vin, Tunbridge Wells on Thursday 11th October (with drinks at 6.30pm, followed by the auction at 8.30pm).Damien Hirst’s butterfly painting is expected to be sold at the auction for an amount exceeding £25,000, and with Demelza entirely dependent on charitable fundraising, the backing of such an internationally acclaimed artist looks set to make art&soul a highly successful event. Advertisement  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Damien Hirst donates painting to Demelza’s art&soul exhibition and auction AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 11 September 2007 | News Tagged with: Events 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

A Guide to Grants for Individuals in Need (Guide to Grants)

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 | 27 October 2007 | News A Guide to Grants for Individuals in Need (Guide to Grants) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  24 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

Free online Will-making service to promote charitable legacies

first_img  29 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 12 March 2009 | 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. UK residents are being encouraged to make a standard Will at no charge using a new service, Totally Free Wills, that includes a prompt to leave a charitable legacy.Unlike other free Wills providers, Totally Free Wills says that it “is totally impartial and without charitable funding”. It does, however, provide an opportunity for Will makers to leave a donation to partner charities of all sizes with Oxfam, World Cancer Research Fund, Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People and The Prince of Wales Hospice being among the first to join up.The service has been created by independent financial advisers Stephen Cainer and Richard Harris. It has been further developed by Jonathan Parris, former director of charity legacy coalition Remember a Charity.“Before Totally Free Wills, only the very largest charities could afford to fund their own free wills schemes”, said Parris. “Now any charity can use this for free, without diverting precious unrestricted income to fund it. It is a genuinely accessible plug and play solution”.Totally Free Wills enables users to supply their personal information securely online: this is then passed onto a probate solicitor from an approved panel for legal checking.Users of the service will be able to select a beneficiary charity through searching by keyword, preferred charity size, location and activity.Partner charities can add examples of what charitable work a legacy to their fund might make. The listings are free of charge.Legacy fundraising specialist Graham Richards has been appointed as a consultant to promote the campaign to the voluntary sector, in particular to smaller and more local and regional charities.Richards believes the service will not only encourage the 64% of people yet to make a will to consider their legacies, but also that charity partners are given the best chance to promote their activities. He said: “In five years time charities will wonder how they managed without a sustainable free will service to offer their supporters.”www.totallyfreewills.co.uk/charities Tagged with: Digital legacies Free online Will-making service to promote charitable legacieslast_img read more

Excel deduplication software now free for charities

first_imgExcel deduplication software now free for charities Howard Lake | 29 May 2009 | News Data quality improvement specialists DQ Global are offering their Excel deduplication software Dedupe4Excel for free to all registered charities and not for profit organisations.Martin Doyle, DQ Global CEO, said: “we understand the difficulties facing charities at the moment and our intention is to help them at a time of time of reduced giving but increased need. We know these types of organisations need to make every penny count, so by eliminating duplicate and invalid records, we can help to ensure all donations are utilised in the most effective way by not wasting money mailing duplicates or incorrect contacts.”Dedupe4Excel is licensed on a perpetual basis and is available to all registered charities and not-for-profit organisations. Charities need to register their details online in order to receive the free software. Advertisement  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 Tagged with: Individual giving Technology 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

State of telephone fundraising survey launched

first_imgState of telephone fundraising survey launched  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 17 July 2009 | 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.center_img Relationship Marketing and the Institute of Fundraising have launched a telephone fundraising survey to help inform the Institute in its policy and campaigning work, and to inform Relationship Marketing’s campaign for change to the current Telephone Preference Service (TPS) regulations.The survey examines how charities currently use the telephone for fundraising, and how they would like to use the telephone to contact donors and potential supporters.It also seeks to establish charities’ understanding of the TPS regulations and their views as to whether there is a need for change. Advertisement This survey follows the publication of a White Paper about telephone fundraising by Hugh McCaw, Chief Executive of Relationship Marketing, which set out the restrictions imposed upon charities by the Telephone Preference Service.McCaw said: “After the release of our White Paper, we were inundated with encouraging responses from the sector outlining their thoughts and feelings about the future of telephone fundraising. The level of interest has prompted us to take this next step in partnership with the Institute.“With this survey, we are hoping to capture the views of the fundraising community in quantifiable terms. The survey results will form the basis for how we go forward, ensuring sector views are considered and represented. I would urge all fundraisers to take part”.Lindsay Boswell, Chief Executive of the Institute of Fundraising, added: “This survey is going to help us determine if there is an appetite for change from amongst our membership when it comes to telephone fundraising and TPS regulations”.The survey is being distributed today to over 5,000 Individual members of the Institute directly. The closing date for the survey is 21st August 2009. Survey results will be analysed and published.All interested fundraisers are invited to take part in the online survey atwww.zoomerang.com/Survey/survey-intro.zgi?p=WEB229EJDY5U9BPhoto: Mrpattersonsir on Flickr.com Tagged with: Individual giving Institute of Fundraising Research / statistics Telephone fundraising Telephone Preference Servicelast_img read more