London projects get Arts Council lottery cash

first_img  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 15 June 2001 | News The distribution by the Arts Council of £30m of lottery funding for ethnic minority arts groups to London-based organisations has generated criticisms from arts organisations around the country.The distribution by the Arts Council of £30m of lottery funding for ethnic minority arts groups to London-based organisations has generated criticisms from arts organisations around the country. Some of the largest awards went to London-based projects.Read Recriminations as capital claims largest slice of lottery cash for minorities by Fiachra Gibbons and David Hencke at SocietyGuardian. 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.center_img London projects get Arts Council lottery cash AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Open gardens raise £50,000 for RHS Bicentenary Appeal

first_img  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Community fundraising Events Research / statistics Open gardens raise £50,000 for RHS Bicentenary Appeal Howard Lake | 21 June 2005 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img One of the garden owners donated an additional £10,000 to the RHS Bicentenary Appeal. One open garden event held by Mr and Mrs Lloyd of Amberden Hall in Essex raised over £9,000 through a drinks evening and a week long quilt exhibition in their barn.The Society has raised over £3 million towards the £5 million fundraising target for the Bicentenary Glasshouse and Learning Centre through donations from RHS members, major donors and trusts and other supporters. The RHS will be providing £2.7 million towards the cost of the glasshouse from its own resources. Further open days are being held this summer. The ‘open gardens’ scheme for the RHS Bicentenary Appeal has raised over £50,000 so far towards the cost of the £7.7 million RHS Bicentenary Glasshouse and Learning Centre at RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey.The total has been achieved through a mixture of garden openings, special events held by owners and donations to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).Each garden owner decided on their own contribution whether that be through open days, donations from takings, plant sales, special guided tours or an event in their garden. 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

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Two weeks to Perfect Pitch

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. Two weeks to Perfect Pitch Tagged with: Technology Howard Lake | 15 June 2005 | News UK Fundraising’s Perfect Pitch IT/online showcase takes place a fortnight today. There are still some delegate places available for those interested in services or products from IT/online providers to charities/nonprofits and fundraisers.Perfect Pitch has already attracted an impressive range of senior charity staff, with registrations from CEOs, Heads of Fundraising, and Directors of IT.There are still some places available, so register today if you are in the market for IT/online services and want to view some of the leading services available. Advertisement  23 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

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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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No takers from Galway for charity event

first_img  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Events Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis No applicants have come forward to date from County Galway to participate in a major fundraiser for the Irish Cancer Society. With Daffodil Day fast approaching on March 24 the Irish Cancer Society is calling on companies across Galway to get ‘Back to the Shop Floor’ for Daffodil Day.Following a great response from Galway last year with companies like Hewlett Packard partaking in the event, representatives from the Irish Cancer Society say they are most disappointed with the response, but are hopeful Galway will put forward participants to help raise additional funds for Daffodil Day.We do hope that managers in Galway’s companies will roll up their sleeves and contribute in some way to reaching our target for Daffodil Day this year set at ‚€3 million, said Deirdre Keane of the Irish Cancer Society. Advertisement Howard Lake | 15 March 2006 | Newscenter_img Over 80 companies participated from countrywide last year and the challenge this year is to recruit at least 150 companies, which to date we are nowhere near achieving, she added. We remain hopeful that by the end of this week we receive some return on the application packs sent out nationwide, as Galway have always held some involvement in Daffodil Day fundraising.Now in its fourth year, the fundraising event invites senior managers to spend some portion of Daffodil Day performing a task that would not normally be part of their everyday routine. Over the past four years, Back to the Shop Floor has generated an additional ‚€650,000 for the overall Daffodil Day campaign, and all monies have gone towards the funding of free nursing care services for people with cancer all over Ireland. No takers from Galway for charity event 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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Theatrecares appoints former BBC Head of Casting as first paid employee

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 | 7 August 2006 | News Jane Deitch, former Head of Casting at the BBC, joins Theatrecares this month as its first Administrator. Her responsibilities will include events and growing the annual Theatrecares Bucket Collections which raise £100,000 a year to support poor and marginalised people affected by HIV and AIDS.David Pendlebury, Chairman of Theatrecares, said: “Jane is highly experienced and knowledgeable and her background in the theatre and television will prove invaluable to the development of Theatrecares.“This is an opportunity for Theatrecares to reengage the theatre community and raise much needed funds to support people affected by HIV and AIDS in the UK and Africa.” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Theatrecares appoints former BBC Head of Casting as first paid employeecenter_img The appointment follows a period of rebranding for Theatrecares. Initially known as West End Cares, since 1990 over £2 million has been raised to support projects ranging from the Crusaid Hardship Fund in the UK to orphanages in South Africa. The new curtain motif and strap line ‘Putting HIV and AIDS centre stage’ embodies Theatrecares’ role in the HIV and AIDS sector as the theatre community’s response to HIV and AIDS in the UK and Africa.  30 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Recruitment / peoplelast_img read more

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AFC holds second Fundraising Consultants’ Forum

first_imgThe Forum is being hosted by Rensburg Sheppards at their offices in Gresham Street, EC2. Email bookings to JJ Clews at [email protected] The Association of Fundraising Consultants (AFC) holding its second Fundraising Consultants Forum on Monday 25 June. The Forum, entitled ‘The Long Arm of the Law’ will look at the mass of legislation and regulation around fundraising and how it affects fundraising consultants. It will explain the importance of familiarity with the Institute of Fundraisng’s codes of practice to ensure we comply with best practice on a day to day basis; look at the new Charities Act and its imlications; how the Charity Commission and Fundraising Standards Board fit together and what qualifications are open to fundraising consultants to give them more credibility in the marketplace. Speakers include Anne-Marie Piper of lawyers Farrers, Colin Lloyd, chairman of the Fundraising Standards Board, Jane Hobson, head of policy at the Charity Commission and the keynote speech will be given by the Rt Rev’d Nick Baines, Bishop of Croydon.The event is open to fundraising consultants from all disciplines and from all sizes and shapes of organisation. Advertisement  23 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 Howard Lake | 8 May 2007 | Newscenter_img Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Events AFC holds second Fundraising Consultants’ Forum 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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Trust grants £1 million to Royal Society

first_img  22 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 August 2007 | News The donation will go towards the Royal Society endowment. Income earned from this gift will enable the Royal Society to broaden its policy portfolio on climate change, as part of Royal Society’s expansion to coincide with its 350th anniversary in 2010.The Kohn Foundation was established in 1991 by Dr Doctor Ralph Kohn FRS to provide financial support for scientific and medical research, education purposes, the arts, particularly music, and humanitarian aid. Trust grants £1 million to Royal Society The Kohn Foundation has pledged £1 million to fund climate change studies as part of a new Science Policy Centre at the Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science.The pledge will enable the Royal Society to broaden its focus on climate change to include issues such as alternative fuels for transport, new technologies for mitigating climate change, adaptation to the impacts of climate change, as well as socio-economic issues arising from the effects of climate change. Ralph Kohn, founder of the Kohn Foundation said: “The deeply worrying problems which we face as a result of climate change require expert handling and who better than the Royal Society to take a leadership role to deal with the issues involved”. Advertisement 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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Report paints bleak view of Irish philanthropy

first_img Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Ireland Research / statistics Report paints bleak view of Irish philanthropy 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. Irish people are not as generous as people in the UK or USA, according to a new report by consultants McKinsey Company.“Rising disposable income levels in Ireland have not translated proportionally into rising levels of charitable giving,” the report, Philanthropy in the Republic of Ireland, said.The report found that giving in Ireland tends to be unplanned and donations are small.At the top end, public perception and media coverage is rather sceptical of large-scale philanthropic engagement by wealthy Irish people and philanthropists are under general suspicion of gaining additional tax breaks or other benefits from charitable donations, the report said.In relation to charitable foundations, Ireland is at the bottom of the European league, with only 30 foundations compared to over 8,000 in the UK.Corporate philanthropy is also very low, the report said, especially by large Irish companies.The report suggested collaboration or consolidation of some of the charities would enable the sector to work more effectively and efficiently.The report makes three suggestions to improve the climate for philanthropy in Ireland:* Improve giving culture by highlighting the value that larger philanthropists and corporate giving can make to society* Mobilize resources for philanthropy by fostering the use of regular, planned donation methods both for the mass market and top donors* Expand and strengthen underlying infrastructure with professional advisors engaging clients on philanthropywww.mckinsey.comPhoto: DavidDennisPhotos.com on Flickr.com  35 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 23 June 2010 | Newslast_img read more

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Tesco for Schools & Clubs vouchers now available

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13  137 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 The Tesco for Schools & Clubs scheme is open again, offering UK schools and clubs the chance to acquire a variety of useful items in exchange for vouchers earned with shopping bought at Tesco. Last year the scheme gave over 440,000 pieces of equipment worth £9.3million to schools and clubs around the country.All schools in the UK are eligible to take part in the scheme, whether nursery, infant, primary, junior, middle, secondary or special needs. So too are all amateur clubs which are registered with their recognised governing body or local authority and which cater for children under the age of 18.Participating schools simply have to promote the scheme to parents, carers, and the public. One voucher is given for every £10 spent in Tesco stores and petrol filling stations in a single transaction (with some exclusions). At Tesco Express stores one voucher is given for every £5 spent.There are other ways to collect vouchers including 20 vouchers for donating a working mobile phone for recycling, and five for a non-working phone. Empty inkjet cartridges donated for recycling will also generate 10 vouchers.Tesco offers a range of free downloadable support materials to help organisations promote the scheme, including an A3 poster, PR toolkit, A4 letterhead and totaliser poster.The vouchers are available from 28 February to 8 May 2011. There are separate later deadlines for donating old ink cartridges and old mobile phones. The deadline for receipt of orders and vouchers is 1 July 2011.www.tescoforschoolsandclubs.co.uk Tagged with: Community fundraising corporate Tesco for Schools & Clubs vouchers now available 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 | 10 March 2011 | Newslast_img read more

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