Most event fundraisers get no fundraising tips from charities, says Blackbaud

first_img Howard Lake | 28 February 2015 | News UK charities could do much more to help people who take part in fundraising events for them, according to a Blackbaud survey of more than 1,000 event fundraisers.The research found that around three quarters of the event participants receive no advice on how best to fundraise; in addition, 58% of them say their fundraising efforts were “not properly acknowledged” by the charity they were fundraising for.Blackbaud’s Successful Events Fundraising reportThe research was commissioned for Blackbaud’s Successful Events Fundraising report, which explores people’s motivations for taking part in event fundraising and at how charities can support them more effectively.The report reveals how much more some charities could do to boost events fundraising through effective communications. For example:• 30% of those participating in fundraising events do not hear how their efforts have impacted their chosen charity• 84% of those that sponsor them are not being informed as to how their donations have helped.How much more could charities raise from events if they supported their fundraisers more effectively?What are the most popular fundraising events?Blackbaud asked event participants what was their favourite kind of event. The most popular was coffee mornings, with 19% saying that these were their preferred event.The most popular fundraising event for men was a fun run (25%), with a walk the next most popular (19%).The most popular type of fundraising event for women was the coffee morning (22%). Advertisement Tagged with: Blackbaud Events Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Most event fundraisers get no fundraising tips from charities, says Blackbaud What motivates fundraising event participants?Event fundraising participants shared the reasons for which they were most likely to take part in a fundraising event.• the cause – at 66%, the most popular reason• a family member or friend asked to fundraise with them – 37%• the activity itself – 30%• invitation from employer – 20%Men were almost twice as likely as women (9.2% to 5.9%) to do a fundraising activity in response to an emotive request.To pay or not to payMany fundraising events charge people to take part, and some require participants to raise a set minimum amount of money.Most fundraisers (46%) said that they would rather pay no registration fee and fundraise a lot when participating in an event, while 19% said they would rather pay a higher registration fee and not fundraise at all.John Bird, General Manager, Peer-to-Peer Fundraising, Blackbaud, commented:“Not for profits need to balance low registration fees in order to attract participants against the risk of participants not actually fundraising. We are noticing that NFPs are increasingly offering two options within registration – a low cost, higher fundraising option and a higher cost, lower fundraising option.”On the overall findings of the report, he added:“Millions of people are running, cycling, holding coffee mornings and participating in many other varied events in the name of their favourite causes. But not-for-profits need to support their fundraisers much better than they are currently.“This means encouraging them, providing direction, sharing tips on how to approach fundraising, thanking them for their effort and following up with those that make a donation. Not only will this raise more money for the cause, but it provides an opportunity to build long-term relationships too.”  119 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 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. Photo: runners and coins by Beeboys on Shutterstock.comlast_img read more

ND fire department appoints new chief

first_imgWhen Bruce Harrison learned of his recent appointment as fire chief of the Notre Dame Fire Department, he knew his career was taking a step in an exciting direction. “I was a little bit overwhelmed and definitely appreciative,” Harrison said.  “This is a fantastic opportunity, both for myself and for my family.” Harrison, who will take over as chief on March 1, will come to Notre Dame with 30 years of experience at the DeKalb, Ill., Fire Department under his belt. He said he is confident the guidance of his new colleagues will help him adjust smoothly to the responsibilities of his new position. “I trust that there’s a lot of experience and dedication in the [Notre Dame] Fire Department that will greatly assist me in transitioning into situations that may be somewhat different or have some sort of variation,” Harrison said. Harrison said his experience in DeKalb has prepared him for any challenges he might face at Notre Dame, including fire prevention, emergency response, suppression of hostile fire and public fire education. “There’s definitely a great deal of similarity between what I’m doing in DeKalb and what I’ll be responsible for doing here at Notre Dame,” Harrison said. Harrison began his career in the DeKalb Fire Department with a strong desire to protect the safety of his community and to rescue those in danger. “For me, there has been no higher calling than to be of service to those in need and in crisis,” Harrison said.  “My career in the fire service has been about meeting the needs of the community through preparedness, prevention and response.” Harrison said he is grateful for the opportunity to become a part of Notre Dame’s history. “I appreciate the tradition and the heritage that is the University of Notre Dame, and I’m tremendously honored to be part of its storied campus,” Harrison said. “It’s an immaculate place.” He is also happy to join an organization he considers one of the best in the world, he said, and hopes to leave his own mark on the department during his tenure. “The opportunity to be fire chief for the Notre Dame Fire Department and serve the Notre Dame community is a great honor and has great meaning to me, both personally and professionally,” Harrison said.  “I view the NDFD to be world class, and I hope that I can add value to that mission.”last_img read more

New Pastor Brings Creativity, Love to Little Silver Church

first_imgBy Torri SingerLITTLE SILVER – Embury United Metho­dist Church welcomes the Rev. Dr. Grace S. Pak as their new pastor.Pak, who was ordained in 1995 and has served churches for almost two decades, says she first experienced the love of God when she was just 12 years old. It was at this age that she realized she would commit her life to serving God.Rev. Dr. Grace S. PakPak has served three churches prior to coming to the 49 Church St. church. She has been at the Knowlton United Methodist church by the Delaware Water Gap area, Union Village United Methodist Church in Berkeley Heights and Bishop Janes United Methodist Church in Basking Ridge. She received Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Drew University, Madison.“I believe mission happens in our backyard as well as faraway places,” Pak said.Some current mission work at Embury includes youth groups that travel to New York state to help repair the homes of low income families and the elderly.Pak is looking forward to the new projects ahead for the church. Embury will join with the United Methodist Churches in the New Jersey to engage in a mission project called “A Future with Hope” to help rebuild more than 500 homes devastated by Super Storm Sandy.“Many people right in our backyard in Sea Bright and other nearby communities have suffered a lot of damage and need help and hope to rebuild,” Pak said.The church also plans to help fight malaria in Africa through the mission project and will raise funds for nets to protect children and adults from mosquitos that carry the disease.“Further away from our immediate area, it doesn’t take much for us to realize that there is so much we can do to make a difference in the lives of others,” Pak said. “God has blessed us with much so that we can share.”Pak who has been described as a very creative pastor with the ability to make worship relevant in today’s world, says she recognizes that people connect with God in different ways, whether visually, through music or through touch.“When I design and prepare worship, I always keep in mind that everyone needs to meet God in some ways and try to include as many of these different means as creatively as possible,” Pak said. “I also love to use drama and arts in worship.”Looking ahead, Pak is excited about the opportunity to build relationships with new people in the congregation and community.“I can’t wait to be a part of something much bigger than ourselves as we live into that plan of God,” Pak said.  “One thing for sure is that it will be God-sized – huge.”last_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SATURDAY JANUARY 24, 2015

first_imgMike Smith4268714%$569,611 (Current Through Friday, Jan. 23) John Sadler4246810%$272,716 Joseph Talamo74511117%$491,348 Peter Miller541212622%$681,056 Rafael Bejarano8924171127%$1,065,004 SADLER KEEN ON SWEET SWAP SUNDAYTEXAS RED DRILLS FOR 3-YEAR-OLD DEBUTFIRING LINE WORKS FOR GRADE III LEWIS Elvis Trujillo71118615%$644,216 Peter Eurton2853618%$276,308 CLOCKERS’ CORNER HAS ITS DAY IN THE SUN            Perhaps no track on the globe offers the magnetic lure of Clockers’ Corner, Santa Anita’s popular early morning gathering place for horsemen and hoi polloi alike.Open from before sunup until training ends at 10 a.m. daily, Clockers’ Corner offers repast for every palate.John Sadler, who has been plying his trade in Southern California going on 35 years, would like nothing more than to win Sunday’s $75,000 stakes named the Clockers’ Corner with Sweet Swap, who was second in the race last year after stumbling at the start of the sprint that’s decided at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf.“He’s a group winner down the hill (capturing the Grade III San Simeon Stakes last April), and I don’t think he’s ever not been right there in his races on the course,” Sadler said of the 6-year-old Candy Ride horse owned by Peter and Kosta Hronis.“Hopefully, we can get the ‘W’.”Sweet Swap was second last out in the Grade III Daytona Stakes after leading into deep stretch. The Kentucky-bred chestnut has a 6-3-2 record from 15 lifetime starts with earnings of $342,133.And this addendum on Clockers’ Corner: Monday marks the 36th year hostess Rosie Ybarra has provided customers with her unflagging enthusiasm and service behind the counter, come rain or come shine.The Clockers’ Corner: Lil Bit O’Fun, Rafael Bejarano, 4-1; Ankeny Hill, Edwin Maldonado, 12-1; Bolita Boyz, Gary Stevens, 20-1; Mr. Commons, Victor Espinoza, 6-1; Sweet Swap, Joe Talamo, 7-2; Pure Tactics, Mike Smith, 5-1; Clubhouse Ride, Aaron Gryder, 15-1; Hay Dude, Kent Desormeaux, 4-1; Forever Juanito, Tyler Baze, 12-1; Bahamian Squall, Corey Nakatani, 12-1; and Fly Lexis Fly, Elvis Trujillo, 8-1.Horse Laugh and Heir of Storm were scratched.FINISH LINES:With Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux riding for his brother, trainer Keith, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red worked five furlongs in company with Attack in 1:01.40 Saturday in preparation for his 3-year-old debut in next Sunday’s Grade II San Vicente Stakes at seven furlongs. Texas Red broke three lengths behind Attack and finished three in front. Attack was timed in 1:02.80 . . . Also working for his 3-year-old debut was Firing Line for trainer Simon Callaghan, who is readying the runner-up to unbeaten Dortmund in the Grade I Los Alamitos Derby for theRobert B. Lewis Stakes on Feb. 7. “It was just a maintenance work,” Callaghan said. “I’m very happy with it. It was just what we were looking for.” . . . Bob Baffertcan barely contain hisenthusiasm for his male 2-year-old champion of 2014 American Pharoah. “He’s the best 2-year-old I ever had,” the Hall of Famer trainer said as he watched the son of Pioneerof the Nile gallop on a picture-perfect Saturday morning, adding, “this is the best 3-year-old crop I’ve had in years.” . . . Through 18 racing days, Rafael Bejarano has opened a 24-14 lead over runner-up Kent Desormeaux in Santa Anita’s jockey standings, while among trainers, Jerry Hollendorfer was in front of Peter Miller, 14-12 . . .Retirement was announced Friday for Eblouissante, a 6-year-old half-sister to Zenyatta. Eblouissante will be shipped to Europe, where she will be bred to either Frankel or Oasis Dream . . .A reminder that a Celebration of Life for the late Dr. Jack Robbins will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday., Jan. 27, at Del Mar’s Turf Club . . . The date for the next meeting of the California Horse Racing Board, originally scheduled for Thursday, Feb.19, has been changed to Wednesday, Feb.18. The meeting location remains Santa Anita Park. An agenda for this meeting, including starting time, will be posted on the CHRB website no later than Feb. 8. SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Victor Espinoza621113618%$688,430 Martin Pedroza62912515%$340,740 Bob Baffert3548511%$494,418 Corey Nakatani4687717%$447,780 Drayden Van Dyke72861111%$414,736 Mark Glatt2554420%$187,486center_img Flavien Prat3052517%$196,990 Martin Garcia4049510%$477,650 Brandon Boulanger4452311%$107,180 Michael Pender1343031%$114,190 Jerry Hollendorfer53147626%$1,164,814 Kent Desormeaux60147723%$705,288 Doug O’Neill5466711%$317,760 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Gary Stevens3474621%$326,330 -30- Fernando Perez6476311%$245,774 Philip D’Amato2244418%$190,780 Tyler Baze991171611%$631,548 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Mark Casse2554420%$367,960last_img read more

Braced for the drop

first_img“I’m so unlucky, if I fell in a bucket of boobs I’d come out sucking my own thumb!” One of Ian Holloway’s favourite pearls of wisdom during his tenure at Loftus Road.Not a lot, it seems, has changed.My initial reaction on seeing Clint Hill’s bullet header against Bolton was there was enough room to drive a double-decker bus in the gap between ball and line.After watching several TV replays, I revised my estimate to a small family saloon.Roberto Di Matteo jumped around like a toddler with a sugar rush, hugging every player in sight – a move clearly not appreciated by some.Admittedly you could make no case for the defence as Darren Pratley went up the other end to nod Bolton ahead after finding himself in more space than the Starship Enterprise.And yes, Djibril Cisse was offside for his equaliser, while Rangers showed no urgency in their quest for a winner until Akos Buzsaky and Jamie Mackie were inexplicably brought on with just 10 minutes to go.But if linesman Bob Pollock (it’s what spoonerism was invented for) had been watching the goal-line instead of wondering what he was having for his tea (and he looks like he’s had a few dinners, does Bob), the game could have finished so differently.The reality, though, is that QPR have simply not been good enough this season – and with six of their last 10 games against the top six, they look destined for a quick return to the Championship, much to the delight of posters on Norwich and Swansea messageboards.I can understand their schadenfreude, with both tipped by just about everyone to go down at the beginning of the season, while big-spending QPR didn’t even make the frame.But it still hurts that my club – who once upon a time seemed to be everyone’s favourite second side – are now despised by many because of their flash signings and propensity to go through managers like water. There is more to life than success.Not that I’m particularly relishing the thought of relegation either. After 15 long years bouncing around the second and third tiers it would have been nice to hang around for at least another season –as miserable as this one has been.There are some schools of thought suggesting it would be good to go down to the Championship, relive the glory days of last season’s successful campaign and duly win a second title in three years, without the added complication of an FA inquiry this time.Watch this man take Leeds up.There are two words that could scupper that plan – Neil Warnock. If he doesn’t get Leeds up this season (and I wouldn’t back against it) I reckon they’ll be champions come May 2013.Throw Leicester, a couple of the teams that don’t go up this year and the other relegated teams into the mix and it might be a tough ask for some of the pampered ‘superstars’. Barnsley on a Tuesday night, anyone?And if Warnock does take Leeds up this season, you just know he’ll come-a-calling for some of his old favourites – although possibly not Joey Barton.The skipper sounds like he’d welcome a move from the Smoke, mind you, after squatters invaded his gaff. “ Barton tweeted: “What’s with this London place, no one squats up north. You’d get t******d for even trying that s***.”Of course the real reason no one squats up north is because you can comfortably buy your own place for the price of a round down here (more of that later).The only saving grace in Rangers’ gruesome run in is that they traditionally tend to raise their game against the bigger teams.While my head says we’re going down faster than Adele’s waistline, my heart is instructing me to salute magpies and dive into the path of oncoming black cats…just in case.As if things couldn’t get any worse after the Bolton game there were reports of a ding-dong between QPR players and fans arriving at Euston Station.Piecing together information from various reports it seems one particular clown was salivating at the mouth and trying to have a pop at Jamie Mackie – the one player who in Kevin Keegan speak always gives a million per cent.Incidentally the description of the main aggressor was “middle-aged, probably in his 40s, with short brown hair” – and yes I can account for my whereabouts at the time.The incident was witnessed by Stoke players about to board the train on the opposite platform after a 1-0 defeat at Chelsea.Chelsea’s hero of the hour.It was a far from convincing performance from the Blues given that Stoke were down to 10 men for the majority of the game after Ricardo Fuller’s horrific stamp on Branislav Ivanovic.But the big Serb personified the phrase ‘No pain, no gain’ when three days later he popped up with the winner to secure an astonishing 5-4 aggregate win for Chelsea over Napoli in the Champions League after they had looked dead and buried.Interim manager Roberto Di Matteo jumped around like a toddler with a sugar rush, hugging every player in sight – a move clearly not appreciated by some.Indeed, Fernando Torres’ reaction looked like he’d been transported back to his childhood when his blousy auntie with the cheap-smelling scent attempted to plant a smacker on him.If Chelsea beat Benfica in the last eight, the chances are they will have to get past Barcelona for a place in the final. Oh well, it was good while it lasted.Elsewhere in west London, Fulham’s recent good run came to an end at Aston Villa, where they were punished for failing to turn their superiority into goals as Andreas Weimann (me neither) struck a late winner.And there was more doom and gloom for Brentford as Sheffield United won the battle of the red and white stripes – an experience not enjoyed by ‘Ruislip Rich’ on the Griffin Park Grapevine forum.He wrote: “Heard some northern muppet say ‘£10. 40 for a round… these bloomin London prices’. He was sporting a gold hoop earring and a tash. I don’t like Brentford being invaded by the 1980s.”But his mood changed a little later when he added: “Just got back to my local, The Bell in Ruislip. All the QP-hah supporters telling me how (rubbish) they are and they’re going down. Priceless. It’s cheered me right up!”You can go off some people.Follow Chris on Twitterlast_img read more

Online Journalism Honorees Announced: Meet the Newseum’s Latest Members

first_imgFor the overworked, underpaid masses of highly competitive journalists, there is no salve for the battered ego that can match the healing power of the official, professional accolade. At San Francisco’s Online Journalism Awards tonight, a select few received their hero’s laurels.Although the “literature on a deadline” aesthetic of journalism is not hard-wired for nostalgia and hasn’t often the leisure for back-patting, several individuals, stories, and websites stand out for their achievements in the field and their contributions to our collective knowledge and engagement this year. Read on for the list of honorees and our assessment of their contributions.The full list of award-winning organizations is here. Many of the honorees will be inducted into the Washington, D.C.-based Newseum, a sort of journalistic Hall of Fame.Journo/reader collaboration site Publish 2, which focuses on news curation, received $5,000 as the first Gannett Foundation Award winner for technical innovation in the service of digital journalism. The Gannett Company, an undisputed titan of news media, aims to use foundation funds to ensure the future of journalism and contribute to other charitable causes.The Gotham Gazette, an NYC-focused civic resource, was recognized with a Creative Use Award in 2004. This year, the outlet was given an award for its contributions to the microsite category. Well known for its hyperlocal focus, it’s essentially the Batman of the Internet, an arm of the Citizens Union Foundation of the City of New York, which itself is an NYC-focused government watchdog group.In a coup of navel-gazing, the organization awarded a project entirely devoted to investigating the death of a journalist. The Chauncey Bailey Project was an investigation by more than 24 journalists into the murder of an Oakland Post reporter. The project took home two awards, receiving $5,000 for the Knight Award for Public Service and OJA’s award for investigative journalism in the small site category.Also of interest is the Guantanamo: Beyond the Law endeavor. Spearheaded by McClatchy journalists Tom Lasseter and Matt Schofield, the project was honored by ONA for investigative journalism for a large site.As large sites of general excellence, ProPublica, the Las Vegas Sun, and The New York Times were also honored.Of course, we can’t wait to hear your personal picks. We were disappointed that journo-source matchmaker site HARO was left out. What was your favorite news site this year, and why? 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#news#NYT#web jolie odelllast_img read more

Kath Arado sees bright future in ‘unique’ rookie libero Jennifer Nierva

first_imgArado added that Nierva is incomparable to the other liberos she’s faced and that the rookie Lady Bulldog has a style of her own.“She has this unique movement in her,” said Arado. “She has a unique style that’s her own and she’s not imitating anybody because that’s her own technique. No one should be ever compared to her.”“She has her own style and it amazes me when I watch her. That’s hers and she worked hard for that.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Arado, however, is also someone who is ready to praise defensive prowess when she sees it and National University rookie Jennifer Nierva has definitely caught her attention.READ: UE star Kath Arado confident change has come for UE Lady WarriorsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsNierva and Arado faced each other for the second time this season with the Lady Warriors taking the four-set win, 25-16, 25-18, 24-26, 25-16, Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Center.“That kid is amazing, that’s all I can say about her,” said Arado in Filipino. “She’s that great. She’s in her first year here and she’s already this good because she can lift her team up. I can already see her future and she’s really incredible.” Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving LATEST STORIES Google Philippines names new country director Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kath Arado. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net“She’s restless in chasing the ball, so she really did a good job earlier.”Nierva, based on numbers alone, had a better outing than Arado, posting 30 excellent digs and 28 successful receptions.Arado, on the other side of the floor, finished with 32 excellent sets and 13 successful receptions.READ: After breakthrough wins, Nierva confident Lady Bulldogs can play better in 2nd roundThe two teams, however, are just level based on win-loss records at 2-6, tied for the sixth spot in the standings.ADVERTISEMENT Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snagcenter_img Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Metta World Peace gets another technical foul—this time at NBTC National finals Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants NU libero Jennifer Nierva. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Kath Arado is considered as one of the best, if not the best, defenders in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament.Not only does University of the East’s libero have the reputation of being an impenetrable force, Arado also has the hardware to prove it after being named the Rookie of the Year in Season 77 and winning the Best Digger award twice and the Best Receiver plum once.ADVERTISEMENT Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics PLAY LIST 00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View commentslast_img read more