Businessman donates £1m to Lyric Theatre

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. Businessman donates £1m to Lyric Theatre Howard Lake | 26 June 2007 | News Tagged with: Ireland One of the wealthest businessmen in Ireland has donated £1 million towards the building of a new Lyric Threatre in Belfast. Dr Martin Naughton and his wife Carmel contributed what is the biggest personal gift ever made to an arts organisation towards the cost of a new building on the present site.The couple’s generosity will be recognised by the naming of one of the two theatres within the new building as the Naughton Studio. The Naughton Gallery at Queen’s University, Belfast was similarly named after another generous donation by the couple.The Naughtons, who live in the Republic, recently visited the Lyric. They said they had been inspired by the distinguished history of the Lyric, by the passion and creativity of the artists who work here, by the enormous impact which the Lyric has within the community and by its exciting vision for the future. Advertisementcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis We are delighted to be joining the Lyric’s campaign at this critical stage and to be playing our part in the transformation of Northern Ireland’s cultural landscape.Prof Sir George Bain, chairman of the Lyric Theatre Fundraising Committee, said £14 million had now been raised to add to funding from public sources – with just £2 million more to be secured.It means that we are on our way – the new Lyric is very close from being a dream to becoming a reality, he said.Sir George said he hoped others would be encouraged by the Naughtons’ donation to contribute to the building fund and may launch a campaign to have patrons sponsor a brick or seat.last_img read more

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SOFII adds up to 1,000 new users each month

first_img Tagged with: Digital Howard Lake | 12 August 2008 | News SOFII adds up to 1,000 new users each month AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis SOFII, the Showcase of Fundraising Innovation and Inspiration, launched in January 2008, is now attracting an average of nearly 200 people each day.Project manager and editor Carolina Herrera said: “In recent weeks we’ve had fundraisers registering from Myanmar (Burma), Moldova, Peru, Ethiopia, Mongolia, Russia, Kenya, Pakistan, India and many other exotic places, as well as literally floods of new enrolments from the UK and other European countries, Australia, the USA and especially Canada”.The site has 118 different exhibits and a range of practical tips, video clips and editorials. There is no charge to use SOFII.The site now has ambassadors in several countries: these volunteers will evangelise for SOFII to their fundraising peers and encourage them to unearth and share examples of excellent fundraising from their homeland.SOFII itself is now a registered foundation. Its trustees are Marie Burnett, Lindsay Boswell, David Carrington and Ken Burnett.www.sofii.org 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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Blackbaud and PayPal offer low-cost web tools for US nonprofits

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Blackbaud and PayPal offer low-cost web tools for US nonprofits Howard Lake | 6 April 2009 | News Tagged with: Digital PayPal Software and services provider for nonprofit organisations Blackbaud Inc. has partnered in the US with online payment service PayPal to offer BlackbaudNow™, a low-cost “point-and-click website builder” with secure donation processing and the ability to send emails and record donors’ giving histories.The service is aimed at new and growing nonprofits in the US. There are no setup or monthly fees. Instead, nonprofits only pay fees on a per-transaction basis.Blackbaud and PayPal are inviting US nonprofits to take part in the $12,500 “BlackbaudNow Donation Sweepstakes”. From 30 March to 30 June 2009 nonprofits that sign up for BlackbaudNow will be automatically entered in the sweepstakes. The winner will receive a donation of up to $2,500 and 20 additional nonprofits will receive donations of up to $500.Marc Chardon, Blackbaud’s chief executive officer, said: “Built on Blackbaud’s proven technology platform with secure payment processing through PayPal, BlackbaudNow provides a simple tool to help nonprofits quickly grow their supporter bases, accept donations and payments, and communicate their missions online.“This template-driven solution is ideal for new and growing nonprofits that need instant access to basic web tools.”Glenn Lim, general manager of alliances and non-retail payments for PayPal, said: “”More than 100,000 nonprofits already use PayPal for payment processing. We know that our work with Blackbaud, a trusted partner of nonprofits, will allow us to better serve our nonprofit customers and help them achieve their fundraising goals.”There are currently no plans to introduce the service in the UK.www.blackbaudnow.com 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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Bright One launches BrightWorks microvolunteering app

first_img Howard Lake | 30 June 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. Volunteer-run third sector communications agency Bright One has created BrightWorks, a micro-volunteering app that allows charities and voluntary organistaions to get tasks completed for free online by a global volunteer communityBrightWorks is designed to enable voluntary organisations to outsource a range of tasks from a range of disciplines, such as PR, marketing, social media, design, and copywriting, all at no charge.Volunteers can use the app to locate causes that matter to them that need their skills. They should also benefit as they work collaboratively on tasks with other volunteers.The BrightWorks app will track and share data on participation rates, causes supported, volunteer hours, active volunteers, location and more, to demonstrate its social impact.Ben Matthews, Founder of Bright One, explained that the app was one way of extending the agency’s impact. He said: “We have achieved great success in the past two years, all through the passion and determination of our volunteers. But teams of volunteers can only achieve so much, and demand overwhelmingly outstrips supply when it comes to supporting the amount of charities that approach us on a daily basis for support. Bright Works will help us to scale the amount of support we can give.”The site is currently in ‘beta’ phase and the projects featured will be from Bright One’s current client portfolio. Plans for development of the platform are in place, which will see BrightWorks opened up to charities, non-profits and social enterprises across the world.Matthews added: “The idea at the heart of BrightWorks that it will be a self-organising, ‘peopled’ service, breaking down projects to ensure that many hands make light work, in a visually appealing format so that volunteers feel comfortable in working in the environment.”The app has been developed by Dharmafly, who specialise in social design for the development of web applications.www.brightworks.me Bright One launches BrightWorks microvolunteering app  61 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 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Burnett Works to help expand World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Macmillan Cancer Support has chosen full-service marketing and communications agency Burnett Works as strategic and creative partner for its flagship fundraising event, The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.The charity encourages people to get together with friends, colleagues and neighbours during September to have coffee and raise money.The 2011 campaign was the most successful in its 21 year history with a 20% increase in registrations and a 20% rise in income.Hannah Redmond, Senior Programme Manager for the event at Macmillan, is optimistic about this year’s campaign. “In 2012” she said, “we want to continue to build on the event’s success, with campaign creative being a key driver. As well as retaining our past coffee morning hosts, we have an ambitious target for recruiting tens of thousands more.”‘We were all really impressed with Burnett Works’ pitch and incredibly well developed proposition. The time and consideration they put into each element really came through, as did their understanding of and empathy with our audience. We’re confident they can deliver the project for us and quickly get to grips with our brand so didn’t hesitate in appointing them as our agency for 2012.’Claire Babraff, Head of Client Services at Burnett Works, said: “We’re really excited about using our wealth of experience in community and event fundraising to enhance the success of The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. One of the things we loved about the pitch brief was Macmillan’s insight that the proposition must appeal to people’s highly emotional motivations for taking part in the event.”http://coffee.macmillan.org.uk/Home.aspx Burnett Works to help expand World’s Biggest Coffee Morning  51 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 5 January 2012 | 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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Cancer Research UK Race for Life at Good Bites

first_imgCancer Research UK Race for Life at Good Bites  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A presentation at The Good Agency’s Good Bites series of breakfast briefings in London, October 2012. Howard Lake | 30 October 2012 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Tagged with: Events The Good Agency 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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Leprosy Mission to promote monthly giving through volunteer talks

first_img  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 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. Leprosy Mission to promote monthly giving through volunteer talks The figure of £6 represents the average cost to transport medication, which is provided free of charge by pharmaceutical company Novartis, to a patient. A Direct Debit mandate form is put on the chair of each supporter attending the talk, but they can also sign up online.Donors signing up to the Cure Partners Direct Debit will receive separate mailings from the charity in order that they are not overloaded by requests to give.Meanwhile the charity will launch a national volunteer recruitment drive next month.National Director of The Leprosy Mission England and Wales, Peter Walker, said: “We have some fantastic and extremely loyal supporters.  But gone are the days when we can be complacent about receiving regular donations, in particular from younger givers. By giving people the knowledge that their monthly payment will help cure a person affected by leprosy, we are empowering them to give with the realisation that they are doing something life-changing each month.” The Leprosy Mission is planning to increase its total of monthly donors by increasing its volunteer network and providing them with a short video that makes the ask for them.Feedback from the charity’s network of volunteers found that, while many were happy to talk in public about its projects and achievements, they were reluctant to ask supporters to give more money. So The Leprosy Mission has commissioned a short film in India which illustrates the volunteer’s talk and includes the request for a regular donation of £6 a month via Direct Debit.The film, ‘Cure Partners’, shows a young girl, Roopwati, who has just been diagnosed with leprosy, and then an older woman, Uma, whose life has been blighted by disability and the stigma surrounding leprosy. Advertisement Howard Lake | 23 August 2013 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2last_img read more

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Charity offers free property space to charities and voluntary groups

first_img  455 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis236 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 | 12 March 2014 | News Tagged with: corporate Donated goods AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis236center_img Charity offers free property space to charities and voluntary groups CharitiesCommunity Interest CompaniesSports clubsNot-for-profit organisationsCommunity groupsArtistsBusiness startups by unemployed, disabled or disadvantaged peopleWhy free?CCP is able to provide these workspaces because landlords donate their empty commercial offices and buildings to them, rather than leave them unused.Really free?CCP say that the spaces it offers are available on six-monthly rolling licences. At the end of the initial six month licence another is granted if the building is not required by the landlord for a commercial tenant.There is no rent, rates or utility bills to pay when occupying a CCP venue. However, organisations wishing to install services such as a phone line or wif-fi connection would have to do so at their own cost.New buildings are added to the list of those available throughout the year.Contact Charlotte Russo, Charity Co-ordinator at Centric Community Projects for details. Charities looking for offices and storage space can now access a growing range of workspaces for free, thanks to Centric Community Projects, a charity based in Milton Keynes.The charity acts as a clearing hub for unused commercial property and makes it available to a range of not-for-profit organisations.What property is available?Centric Community Projects offers workspace, offices, storage, training/meeting rooms in various places across the UK to eligible organisations. There is no charge to acquire them or use them.Organisations can use them for their charitable activities, whether that is admin, office work, training, or storage.Who is eligible for free office space?CCP’s space is available to: Advertisementlast_img read more

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Irish parliamentarian calls for openness on street collection costs

first_imgIrish parliamentarian calls for openness on street collection costs 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: face-to-face Ireland Law / policy Howard Lake | 21 February 2014 | News The public should not have to ‘drag out’ of charity street direct debit collectors what they are paid, a TD has told the Irish Dáil.Patrick O’Donovan asked that charities in receipt of state funding in particular should be required to explain their costs from the outset. He said that, on almost any urban street in Ireland, you can encounter a face-to-face fundraiser or representative of an organisation funded by Irish Aid with a clipboard and “you have to drag out of them what percentage of the money winds up sinking the bore hole in Uganda”.He called on Minister of State Joe Costello to encourage agencies to “level with” the people they stop on the street about “the percentage the collector gets, the percentage the NGO gets for administration and the percentage the person in the developing country benefits from”.According to the Irish Times, Mr O’Donovan raised the issue during questions on foreign affairs. He wanted to receive Government assurances that the salaries paid to senior executives in organisations working overseas and funded by Irish Aid were not ‘topped up’.His comments follow the revelation that Angela Kerins, chief executive of Rehab, which operates services for people in disability in Ireland, the UK and Poland, has a total remuneration package of €272,000.Next week the Dail Public Accounts Committee will hold further hearings on charity salaries.center_img  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Photo: transparent euro sign by Kostsov on Shutterstock.com AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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Marler Haley offers £300 of display equipment in charity competition

first_imgMarler Haley offers £300 of display equipment in charity competition All entries that fulfil the terms and conditions of entry will also receive a complimentary 10% off their next purchase,provided it is used before 31st December 2016.Previous winners of Marler Haley’s charity competition  51 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 Advertisement  52 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14center_img Exhibition and event stand specialists Marler Haley are again offering a prize of £300 worth of its display equipment to a charity or community group.This is the sixth year in which they have run their charity competition, and entries are now open. To be eligible entrants must be registered UK charities. To enter they must explain on Twitter, Facebook or Google + what impact winning the competition would have to their charity. They should use the hashtag #MHCharityComp. Full entry details are available from Marler Haley.The deadline for entries is 23 September 2016. Howard Lake | 16 August 2016 | 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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