Mini Millions website aims for £100,000 for Children in Need

first_imgTo date his success has not been as stellar as that of Alex Tew and his site, but he does have some corporate advertisers such as HSS Hire and the Phone Co-op. Nevertheless, it’s clear from his blog just how much work and effort he has put into this initiative.When UK Fundraising covered the original Million Dollar Homepage, we lamented the fact that no charity (or their creative agencies) had come up with the idea. Well, we’re pleased to find someone using and adapting the idea to raise funds for charity.Indeed, Paul Peace isn’t the only one doing so. Of the 500+ websites now trying to copy Alex Tew’s success, several have a charitable angle. For example:www.gridclicks.com says it will donate 50% of all sales to charitywww.pixelsforpoverty.com says it will donate 50% of all sales to charitywww.millionpixels4kids.com says it will donate its income to help disadvantaged Bulgarian childrenwww.onemillionpixels.com will donate “a portion of each pixel sold” to the Red Crosswww.milliondollarhelppage.com is aiming to raise $1,000,000 for the victims of the Hurricane Katrina disaster.www.hundredgrandhomepage.com says it will donate 50% of everything earned to Hurricane Katrina victims Volunteer fundraiser Paul Peace is trying to emulate the success of student Alex Tew and his Million Dollar Homepage by creating a pixel advert website to raise £100,000 for BBC Children in Need in 30 days.Peace is encouraging companies and individuals to buy advertising space on his page for up to a year. He has adapted student Alex Tew’s web page idea by dividing his into squares from a chocolate bar, most appropriate for a children’s charity. He has 1000 chunks of chocolate and is selling them for £100, to be donated in its entirety to BBC Children in Need.He has used a number of the elements of the original site that presumably contribute to its success, including the running total and a blog. Advertisement Tagged with: Digital AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  23 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Mini Millions website aims for £100,000 for Children in Need Howard Lake | 5 November 2005 | 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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Bar’s MDP panel gets down to business

first_img May 1, 2001 Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Regular News Bar’s MDP panel gets down to business Senior Editor Improving education about what constitutes the unlicensed practice of law, investigating CPA-approved “cognitors,” finding out whether attorneys and social workers are wrongfully sharing fees, and other issues are getting the attention of the Bar’s Special Commission on Multidisciplinary Practice and Ancillary Business. The commission met recently and discussed plans for a CLE course to help lawyers who want to set up ancillary businesses and ways to educate Bar members about both MDP and ancillary business issues. The committee will also continue to gather input from Bar members. Commission Co-chair John Hume told the Bar Board of Governors March 30 that the commission is working actively on several matters. The commission has contacted a wide variety of voluntary bars, Hume said, to get their views about ancillary businesses and multidisciplinary practices. The “overwhelming response,” he said, despite years of debate and study by the Bar is many lawyers are still unfamiliar with the issues surrounding those topics. The commission is working to get speakers who can go to those bars and explain the issues, he said. (An ancillary business is when a lawyer or law firm wants to branch out into a nonlegal business, which may be related to the law firm’s services, such as financial or investigative services. The Bar has proposed a rule, suggested by a prior MDP committee and which is pending at the Supreme Court, to address ancillary businesses since there was no single place in the Bar rules to guide lawyers on this issue. Lawyers, under the proposed rule, would be bound by their ethical duties as a lawyer to ancillary business customers unless they disclose to the customer, preferably in writing, that no legal services are being provided and there is no attorney-client relationship. A multidisciplinary practice is when the lawyer works for a business that is wholly or partially controlled by nonlawyers and provides legal services for clients of that business. The Board of Governors has opposed that as contrary to the core values of the profession of independent judgment and loyalty to the client.) As part of the education effort, one subcommittee has been studying what constitutes the practice of law and through UPL Director Lori Holcomb prepared a summary of UPL case law. Hume said that document is intended to help lawyers and nonlawyers understand what constitutes UPL and improve reporting of possible violations. A copy is reproduced here for Bar members’ information. The commission is looking into two topics related to MDPs, Hume said. One is the possible illegal combination of lawyers and social workers in adoption cases where legal fees perhaps are being split with nonlawyers. Tampa area attorney Jeanne Tate, who has talked to commission members, relayed a case she saw in which a social worker did all the adoption work, and then an attorney submitted the bill and split the fee with her. Work done by the social worker included interviewing the adoptive and birth parents, taking the legal papers to the birth parents to relinquish their rights, and other similar tasks. “It seemed like the attorney was using the social worker to do everything in connection with the adoption, charging a rather large legal fee and then giving a cut [of the fee] back to the social worker,” she said. The second issue is a new trend by CPAs and accounting firms to use “cognitors.” “He subcontracts out the legal work and other work [to a client]. He’s sort of a fixer,” Hume said. “This seems to get in the area of multidisciplinary practice. They say you don’t have to be a CPA to be one, but you have to be recommended by two of them to be considered a cognitor. This is part of their vision to control the practice.” He said the commission is gathering more information about cognitors. On ancillary businesses, Hume said the commission is working on two different ways to help Bar members. One is a model client disclosure form to use with the pending ancillary rule, he said. The second is a CLE program to be run by the Young Lawyers Division during the Bar’s January Midyear Meeting. The tentative plan is for that course to be low cost and also include ethics and professionalism credits, Hume said. The commission is continuing to seek input, questions, and areas in which it might investigate from Bar members. Interested lawyers should contact Bar Ethics Counsel Elizabeth Tarbert at (850) 561-5780, e-mail at [email protected], or by writing her at The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300. Bar’s MDP panel gets down to businesslast_img read more

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British trio confirmed for GMR&SC International Circuit Race

first_imgTHREE British Riders are due in Guyana next month for the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club’s (GMR&SC) International Race meeting. According to the club, Harry Truelove and Richard Cooper will return following last year’s event with Dan Linfoot being the third rider, who is set to make his debut.They will compete in the superbike class and race under the Team Mohamed’s banner.Dan Linfoot is the third rider who will be a part of Team Mohamed’s Enterprise setup.The 31-year-old called ‘Linny’ is Santander Salt Tag Yamaha rider in the British Super Sport SeriesMeanwhile, a sizable ‘posse’ of Trinidadian drivers has indicated interest in the event.There is also a Barbadian contingent expected to confirm participation later this week.Tropical Shipping has been confirmed as the first major sponsor of the event with their job being the major one of transporting the vehicles to Guyana.According to GMR&SC, more sponsors have indicated an interest in joining the event and their details will be released in the coming days.last_img read more

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Mesud Pezer broke a 33-year BiH record in the Shot Put

first_imgThe best Bosnian and Herzegovinian shot put athletes Mesud Pezer and Nermin Stitkovac set new national records in the senior and junior categories.At the Republika Srpska Championship in Sokolac, Pezer and Stitkovac achieved extraordinary results that set them apart from their colleagues.Pezer achieved the result of 21,43 m and broke a 33-year-old record set by Zlatan Saraevic, which was 21.11 m (1984). The 22-year-old member of the Athletic Club of Zenica demonstrated excellent form prior to his debut at the World Championship, which starts next week in London.Pezer’s records are among several of the best results in the history of BiH athletics, the others being Amel Tuka’s record of running 800 m (1:42.51) and Elvir Krehmic in high jumps (2.31 m).The 17-year-old member of Athletic Club Sarajevo threw 20,75 m, which is 13 cm longer than the current record, which was also his.(Source: Klix.ba)last_img read more

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