Happy 5th birthday to the Internet Prospector!

 29 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. Tagged with: Digital Prospect research If you haven’t yet discovered the Internet Prospector you are in for a treat. This volunteer-run monthly publication grew out of the venerable PRSPCT-L e-mail discussion list, and regularly distils at no charge the expertise of numerous prospect researchers.The Internet Prospector is celebrating its fifth birthday this month, so find out why they have so much to celebrate by reading this month’s issue.PRSPCT-L is listed on UK Fundraising’s list of e-mail discussion lists for fundraisers. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Happy 5th birthday to the Internet Prospector! Howard Lake | 18 November 1999 | News read more

New disability grant-making trust

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 Peter Harrison Foundation was launched last month by the eponymous businessman with an endowment of £30 million. He expects it to distribute £1.5 million a year to “aid the personal development of disabled and disadvantaged people through sports and educational achievement.”Visit The Peter Harrison Foundation. Advertisement Howard Lake | 15 November 2000 | News  12 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New disability grant-making trust read more

Nude charity calendars annoy naturists

first_img  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The trend in nude charity fundraising calendars has annoyed several naturist clubs and organisations.The trend in nude charity fundraising calendars has annoyed several naturist clubs and organisations. They call them ‘coy’ and ‘slightly dishonest’ because they seldom show full nudity, opting instead to use strategically placed furniture, foliage or other items.Read “Naturists say nude charity calendars are dishonest” at Ananova.com. Advertisement Nude charity calendars annoy naturists Howard Lake | 7 January 2002 | Newscenter_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.last_img read more

£500 award from NCVO for voluntary sector research

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) is inviting voluntary sector researchers to submit their work for the Campbell Adamson Memorial Prize, worth £500.The £500 award for the best research paper will be presented at NCVO’s Researching the Voluntary Sector Conference, which will be held in Birmingham on the 2-3 September 2003.Last September, delegates from the UK and countries such as Australia, Canada, Israel, Kuwait and Latvia spent two days at Nottingham University hearing about the latest developments in voluntary sector research. Next year’s conference will be the ninth annual event. Advertisement £500 award from NCVO for voluntary sector research Howard Lake | 17 December 2002 | News Abstracts must be received by NCVO by the 17 February 2003. To receive details of the submission process researchers should contact Jayne Blackborow/ 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 MoreAddThislast_img read more

ARC selects Touchstone for fundraising CRM system

first_imgARC selects Touchstone for fundraising CRM system  73 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  74 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Medical research charity Arthritis Research Campaign (ARC) has selected IT services group Touchstone to improve IT support for fundraising across the organisation.ARC expects the agency to help achieve its aim of increasing net fundraising income by 10% per annum. Touchstone will be implementing an integrated financial management and CRM system for the charity.ARC’s fundraising activities are managed both nationally and locally at regional branches and the organisation also runs charity shops across the UK.Dominic Payne, Head of Finance and Administration at ARC, said: “We required a system which would not only improve the speed and efficiency of the processing, reviewing and analysing of grant applications, but one that would also allow us to analyse our donor base and improve our marketing campaigns.”After a period of consultation, Touchstone recommended a Microsoft Great Plains financial management system to manage the accounts, integrated with a SalesLogix CRM system to manage the fundraising and grant process.ARC believes that the integrated system will help to improve the visibility and effectiveness of fundraising campaigns, giving the organisation the ability to analyse the success of a campaign and segment the donor database in order to undertake more targeted campaigns and make more informed management decisions based upon up to date accurate information. The organisation expects to be able to work more effectively with external agencies by giving them access to data through the SalesLogix system. Advertisement Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Individual giving Technology Howard Lake | 24 February 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

GuideStar celebrates 10th anniversary

first_img  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis GuideStar, the US Web site that publishes extensive financial and operational information on non-profits, is celebrating its 10th anniversary.The site, created by Philanthropic Research Inc, was designed to revolutionise philanthropy by providing transparent and comprehensive information on non-profits, and it has certainly proved successful. Each month it is used by over 400,000 people.It has now expanded its services to include tools that report on salary compensation at non-profits, grantmaking, and a range of customised data and due diligence report services for individuals and businesses. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 7 October 2004 | News During its first 10 years, GuideStar grew from a 4-person office to a public charity with a staff of more than 40 people, a $30 million database of non-profit information, and offices in Williamsburg, Washington, D.C., New York City, and San Francisco.By August 2004 its database contained information on more than 910,500 non-profits, a figure that is growing by 25,000-30,000 a year.The Web site itself was first published in 1996, with the crucial data from Forms 990 being added in 1999.The anniversary highlights the comparative ly slow approach of UK umbrella bodies to the issue of using the Internet to publish comprehensive financial and other data on charities and voluntary organisations. GuideStar UK, which is independent of the US GuideStar, will achieve this objective, but launches in 2005, 11 years after the pioneering launch of the idea in the USA.center_img GuideStar celebrates 10th anniversary Tagged with: Digital Finance 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.last_img read more

£90 million more for Futurebuilders

Howard Lake | 28 March 2005 | News The Home Office has announced £90 million of additional funding for Futurebuilders, the investment fund for the voluntary and community sector.Futurebuilders provides long-term investment in voluntary and community organisations that are capable of delivering public services. The new injection of capital brings the total size of the Futurebuilders fund to £215 million. It will allow the fund to continue to provide loans and grants until 2008, with Futurebuilders intending to make up to 150 investment offers each year.The additional £90 million will be provided following the initial investment, with £45 million provided in 2006/07 and a further £45 million in 2007/08. Advertisement Futurebuilders announced in February its initial 15 investment offers from the first round of applications and a further 100 investments are expected by the summer. The second application window opens on 1 June 2005. Futurebuilders’ new website will launch on 5 April and contain detailed information and tips about applying. By March 2006, Futurebuilders will have received all of the £125 million funding provided under its original agreement with the Home Office. £90 million more for Futurebuilders 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 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. read more

Christian Aid launches Ctrl.Alt.Shift online community for youth activists

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 1 July 2008 | News Christian Aid launches Ctrl.Alt.Shift online community for youth activists  75 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 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: Digital International development agency Christian Aid has created Ctrl.Alt.Shift, a global online community to help young people get engaged in global development issues.Research for the charity confirmed that the vast majority (85%) of British young people are keen to understand and get involved in these issues, but did not know how to effect change.One in four 18-25 year olds spoken to agreed that traditional methods of charity engagement do not feel appropriate for them. A further 48% agreed that they would be more inclined to get on board with charity activity if the call to action felt more accessible, relevant to their lives or involved doing something they actually enjoyed.Ctrl.Alt.Shift is an experiment designed to harness this energy and “create a global community of proactive, outspoken agitators seeking change,” a social networking site for young charity supporters.Users can learn about issues, sign up for petitions, upload their own content and involve themselves in action groups. They can come up with their own ideas for action by generating content, campaigns, sharing ideas and inspiring each other. They can also get involved in fundraising.Katrin Owusu, Head of Youth Marketing and Innovations at Christian Aid, said: “The key mission of Ctrl.Alt.Shift is to bring about the democratisation of Charity, by being the first ‘consumer generated’ charity brand. Using concepts of co-creation, the project will act as a vehicle for people to connect and take action by creating content and campaigns, sharing ideas and inspiring each other”.The Ctrl.Alt.Shift initiative will include partnerships with cultural institutions, projects with higher and further education in the arena of music and film, digital social networking and a youth focused magazine.The project will also see the release of a new magazine, edited by youth culture journalist Chantelle Fiddy, and former editor of Sleazenation, Neil Boorman. The publication tackles some issues such as HIV, prostitution, slave labour, and conflict “in a way that is both relevant and arresting for young people”.Christian Aid compiled research by YouGov, Ramp and LOVE, based on a sample size of over 2,000 18-25 year olds from across the UK from July 2007 to June 2008.www.ctrlaltshift.co.uklast_img read more

PR agency seeks small charity for charity of the year partnership

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. Upward Curve PR, the communications agency dedicated to promoting social, environmental and economic issues, is searching for its perfect PR partner, a smaller not-for-profit organisation to adopt as its Charity of the Year for 2009/2010.The selected organisation can be a registered charity, social enterprise or voluntary organisation. The Agency is particularly interested in hearing from smaller organisations (whether they operate nationally, regionally, locally or internationally) that are unable to afford agency support and have limited in-house communications resources.In previous years, Upward Curve PR has helped its Charity of the Year gain high profile media coverage for new services and initiatives, organise launch events, develop marketing literature, develop PR and marketing campaigns, and handle ongoing media relations.Past Charities of the Year include Young Kingston (a grant-giving body) and the Pegasus Children’s Project (which supports street children in Nepal). Parents for Children (now part of TACT), an adoption charity specialising in finding homes for harder to place children, was last year’s Charity of the Year.The closing date for applications is 17 April 2009www.upwardcurve.co.uk/news PR agency seeks small charity for charity of the year partnership Howard Lake | 13 March 2009 | News Tagged with: charity of the year corporate PR and media relations  25 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 MoreAddThislast_img read more

Civic Society Initiative – keeping communities connected

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. Tagged with: Community fundraising Digital Civic Society Initiative – keeping communities connected  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Howard Lake | 25 June 2009 | News Griff Rhys Jones blog describes fight against supermarket development on historic Suffolk water meadowsThe Civic Society Initiative today announced a series of measures which will enable civic societies, community groups, individuals, local authorities, planners and architects to stay right up to date with moves to strengthen the role of local communities in shaping the future of towns, cities and villages across the country.Social networking tools are giving people across the world new ways in which to communicate and share information – its many tools are used regularly by millions of people and the Civic Society Initiative is: Advertisement • Announcing a regular blog featuring renowned actor and heritage champion Griff Rhys Jones. http://www.civicsocietyinitiative.org.uk/blog• Launching www.twitter.com/csinitiative giving communities and visitors daily descriptions of what’s happening with the Civic Society Initiative• Promoting the first national Civic Society News RSS feed at http://feeds2.feedburner.com/CivicSocietyNews• Launching a central video depository dedicated to the civic society movement at www.civicsocietyinitiative.org.uk/videos.htmlThese new resources will provide up to date information on the role being played by civic societies as local champions of the places where we live. They also provide opportunities for everyone to engage with the debate being run by the Civic Society Initiative to strengthen the role played by the hundreds of local civic societies and their 250,000 members.In his first blog Griff Rhys Jones describes his experience of the campaign against a development by Tesco on the historic water meadows of Hadleigh, Suffolk. In the face of claims that the development will provide a stronger economic future Griff says:“They don’t realise that Hadleigh is already the future: a place with mixed work use, where people live who will have light shopping demands and reward personal service in nice shops. We are still building faceless dormitories of “housing estates” with medieval street patterns as extensions to our cities and bulldozing the existing real medieval streets to accommodate the ambitions of retail units which need large scale parking and shops so that we have a centre. These places then die at night and become no go areas.“Let the chain stores go. They will throttle small towns. I believe this is considered some sort of modern heresy, akin to the religious opinions that once had radical inhabitants of this town burned to a crisp, but Hadleigh was always dissenting. It has a history of speaking its mind and refusing to follow orthodoxy. I’m quite prepared to follow that. Though I hope I don’t get burned to a crisp.”Tony Burton, Director of the Civic Society Initiative, said “There has never been a more important time for local communities to speak up and speak out about the future of the streets, buildings, parks and open spaces which we all inhabit. Using these social networking tools provides everyone with a way of keeping in touch and debating the key issues affecting communities up and down the country. Griff is well known for his passion for protecting the heritage of our country and we are sure his blog will quickly become essential reading for all those concerned for its future.”NOTES FOR EDITORS1. The Civic Society Initiative was launched by Griff Rhys Jones and Tony Burton on 1 June 2009. It has been established to support and provide a voice for the unique network of over 1,000 civic societies across the country following the Civic Trust going into administration in April 2009.2. The new social networking tools are available at www.civicsocietyinitiative.org.uk.Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent messages. People write short updates, called “tweets”, of 140 characters or fewer. These messages are posted to your profile or your blog, sent to your followers, and are searchable on Twitter search. Visit the Twitter home page to sign up and go to the support page to learn more about Twitter.RSS is a way to be notified of new and changed content. Notifications of changes to multiple websites are handled easily, and the results are presented to you well organized and distinct from email.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:Ian Harvey, Co-ordinator, Civic Society Initiative (m) 07877 096968 (t) 0151 708 9920Tony Burton, Director, Civic Society Initiative (t) 020 7981 2881last_img read more