Claritas reports ‘most generous’ towns in the UK

first_img  33 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Giving/Philanthropy Individual giving Prospect research Research / statistics Howard Lake | 23 April 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Claritas reports ‘most generous’ towns in the UKcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Conversely, if your charity fundraises in Erith, South Shields and Morden, you might be finding it hard work: according to the Claritas report just 43.6% of people in the latter are regular givers. Data company Claritas Acxiom have identified those towns which have the highest number of people giving to charity.If you are planning a street collection, you could do no better than holding it in Marlborough in Wiltshire. That is the most generous town in the UK according to Claritas Acxiom’s new research into the giving habits of residents of 597 towns. Here 76.5% of people give to two or more charities each year, compared to the national average of 58.8%.Just below Marlborough come Amersham, Reigate and Pulborough. Advertisementlast_img read more

Cause4 secures

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 Researching massive growth in giving. Cause4 secures AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Development and fundraising enterprise Cause4 has received a £20,000 Fast Growth grant from Unltd to help develop its Entrepreneurship Programme. Cause4 introduced its 12 month graduate programme in April 2012 to attract more graduates with entrepreneurial skills to fundraising in the community, arts, sports and education sectors. The programme identifies and trains graduates with entrepreneurial drive, as well as passion and commitment to the charity and social enterprise sectors. The programme’s participants have already raised more than £4 million for charitable clients since the programme began.Michelle Wright, CEO and co-founder of Cause4, said: “The Unltd funds will be spent on employing specialist senior support, as well as developing new course material and skills assessment tools, which will enable us to realise the full potential of this unique programme.” Advertisement Untld is the UK’s leading provider of support to early-stage social enterprises. Through its core Awards programme, it provides funding for fast-growth organisations and entrepreneurs that are deemed to be creating a significant social impact, as well as fulfilling a particular demand. Set up in 2009 by fundraiser and entrepreneur Michelle Wright, Cause4 works to help charities, social enterprises and philanthropists develop the innovation necessary to raise sustainable funds in this challenging economic climate. Howard Lake | 26 July 2013 | News  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

Breaking: One dead after overnight crash in Inishowen

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Breaking: One dead after overnight crash in Inishowen Google+ Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Pinterest WhatsApp Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApp Pinterest One person has died following a road traffic collision in Inishowen overnight.The single vehicle crash happened at around 3am on the main road between Muff and Quigley’s point.Gardai have advised that the section of road will be closed for much of the day to facilitate a technical examination.Diversions are in place and motorists are being advised to use alternative routes.Anyone who witnessed the crash is being urged to contact Buncrana Garda Station. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twittercenter_img Twitter By News Highland – February 3, 2020 Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLack of funding in North West is real – SF LeaderNext articleMcDevitt medals in Scotland as Kelly throws new record News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebook Facebook Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennanlast_img read more

Migratory movements and winter diving activity of Adélie penguins in East Antarctica

first_imgSeabirds breeding on the Antarctic continent must cope with extreme changes in sea ice cover and day length throughout the year. Adélie penguins are expected to adjust their migratory movements and diving activity to seasonal changes in foraging conditions, but their winter diving activities have not been examined previously. Here, we tracked 18 and 5 Adélie penguins by using geolocators with and without depth sensors, from a colony in East Antarctica over 2 winter seasons. After breeding, all but one penguin migrated westward from March to April, then moved northward from May to August as the sea ice edge extended to the north, then moved southeastward, returning towards the breeding colony. Migratory movements followed sea ice movements and the seasonal extension in this region, which is influenced by the west-flowing Antarctic Slope Current and wind. Penguins dived deeper during winter, reaching a maximum depth of 129 m. The birds dived mostly between civil dawn and dusk, and tended to stay on ice overnight. Diving effort (total time spent underwater per day) did not decline with sea ice concentrations, suggesting that penguins found open water to dive even with >90% sea ice cover. Diving effort was lowest around the winter solstice, but was relatively high before and after the annual moult, and also before the start of breeding when birds presumably needed to accumulate body reserves. Our results highlight how the migratory movement and winter diving activity of Adélie penguins are closely associated with the seasonal polar environment.last_img read more

OnTheMarket shares finally exceed original AIM launch share price

first_imgIf you’re an agent who holds OnTheMarket shares then it may be time to celebrate.The company’s share price has finally recovered and today exceeded its original offer price of £1.63p from ten days ago.Trading in OnTheMarket shares peaked at £1.70p late this afternoon, the highest the share price has reached to date.At launch the share price dropped to a low of £1.40p but has since been climbing slowly to today’s high, helped by an upbeat announcement on Friday that included details of its strategy to both target smaller agents and tie-in larger agent groups to long-term deals.“The more agents who join now, the more we believe all agents and property-seekers will benefit in terms of the increased property stock at,” CEO Ian Springett said in Friday’s statement.“We are focused on reaching out to agent firms across the country which can see the disruptive appeal of our proposition of sustainable fair pricing from an agent-backed portal.”ExcitedSpringett is currently refusing all interview requests, but has been busy doing the rounds at agent gatherings, including at agent Jackson-Stops’ annual conference, at which he said he was “excited by progress”.During today’s session on AIM nearly 18,000 share in OnTheMarket were traded, slightly down on Friday’s volumes, although its shares were the only ones to record gains – the vast majority of the property industry’s PLCs saw their shares drop.Ian Springett OnTheMarket onthemarket shares AIM AIM market share price February 19, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Marketing » OnTheMarket shares finally exceed original AIM launch share price previous nextMarketingOnTheMarket shares finally exceed original AIM launch share priceAfter initially plummeting to £1.40p after its AIM listing, shares in the portal today reached £1.70p.Nigel Lewis19th February 201801,349 Viewslast_img read more

Mayor Addresses Litter in Message: June 17

first_imgMayor Jay Gillian Dear Friends,I have received many complaints in the past few weeks about litter and about the conduct of some of the people visiting our beach and Boardwalk. I want to thank everybody for passing along their concerns and suggestions.I am well aware of these issues and am working with Police Chief Jay Prettyman and Operations and Engineering Director Vince Bekier to address them quickly.The city had anticipated an increased volume of trash due to the takeout-only restriction and to the greater number of people in town for early June, but not to the degree we saw over the last two weekends.We are working to increase trash pickup routes and to provide special receptacles for pizza boxes. We are also working with merchants to reduce the bulk of takeout containers whenever possible.Our police department will continue to monitor the beach and Boardwalk and make adjustments as needed. The chief has already increased the number of officers performing highly visible patrols and is adding additional undercover officers to patrol our beaches and Boardwalk to search for violators.In addition, a new group of seasonal officers is currently in training and expected to graduate soon. Their addition to the force will help increase visibility and awareness and enhance our enforcement efforts.As a reminder, it helps us most if you call the police department’s non-emergency number at (609) 399-9111 while you are actually observing any inappropriate behavior. That way an officer can be immediately dispatched to your area to address the situation. You can always remain anonymous.Warm regards,Mayor Jay A. Gillianlast_img read more

Creating a new life for leftovers

first_imgWho said students learn nothing at university any more? Tesco’s Laura Fagan appears to be carving out a niche for herself developing morning-after-leftovers sarnies. Her latest contribution to Britain’s biggest retailer’s shelves is the lasagne sandwich inevitably dubbed the Lasarnie by the News of the World. Last year, Fagan was behind Tesco’s cold fish finger sandwich. Attempts to taste-test this delight were thwarted after it sold out in our local store.What next? We’re guessing Congealed Baked Beans, Greasy Chow Mein and Stale Margherita. Amazingly, the Lasarnie is by no means the most shocking to emerge this week. That mantle goes to Mark One Foods in the US, whose NPD has taken sandwiches outside the box and into a can. Enough said.last_img read more

Vevo Gives Up: Streaming Service Plans To Shut Down Site & Transfer Content To YouTube

first_imgVevo, the video-hosting service, was founded in 2009, aiming to compete with the monolithic video-streaming site, Youtube. On Thursday, Vevo has announced that it’ll be closing down its website and mobile apps, essentially conceding defeat to Youtube. In a blog post, the company notes,Going forward, Vevo will remain focused on engaging the biggest audiences and pursuing growth opportunities.  Our catalog of premium music videos and original content will continue to reach a growing audience on YouTube and we are exploring ways to work with additional platforms to further expand access to Vevo’s content.Despite closing down its streaming platforms, this announcement doesn’t mean that the company is calling it quits completely. Started as a joint venture between three major record labels, Vevo’s overarching goal was always to “grow the commercial and promotional value of music videos”—in fact, Vevo gained its name as an abbreviation for “video evolution,” notes Rolling Stone. Given this, the company has plans to continue advertising and sponsoring video premieres, albeit while transferring their content to their Google-owned streaming-service competitor and receiving a smaller slice of ad revenue.YouTube and Vevo’s long-embroiled battle has been ongoing, with Vevo resisting the major-streaming platform by running its own apps and website for years, and with limited success. In response, YouTube has fired back at Vevo. As explained by Rolling Stone, YouTube “recently took Vevo’s branding off its music videos, while also securing permission under a new licensing deal to sell Vevo’s clips directly to advertisers, cutting out the smaller company’s sales force.” With Vevo closing down its streaming operation, the company received a distribution deal from YouTube, which gave it a cut of revenue for transferring its content over to YouTube.This announcement comes on the heels of YouTube’s expansion, with YouTube unveiling YouTube Music this week—a music-streaming service with a free and premium-subscription service—as well as a rebranding of their premium video service, YouTube Red, which going forward will be known as YouTube Premium. (Subscribers to YouTube Premium will automatically get a subscription to YouTube Music.)[H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more

‘One country, two systems’

first_imgAmid fears that the European debt crisis is spreading from Greece to Italy, and with the United States amid its own economic woes, Hong Kong’s chief executive touts onetime Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping’s “one country, two systems” philosophy for his region’s economic fortitude.“In some ways Hong Kong has had an easier time over the past decade than many other economies,” said Donald Tsang, M.P.A. ’82. “Our freedom from public debt, our position beside China’s growing economy, our prudent banking supervision — these have all helped to cushion us from some of the shocks that have come our way.”Tsang spoke Tuesday night at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at Harvard Kennedy School. The chief executive, whose term is ending in June, focused his talk on the relationship between Hong Kong and China, and how it has worked in recent history. Once a British colony, Hong Kong now is a special administrative region of China.“Standing counterpoint to the story of economic uncertainty over the past 14 years is the story of the continued growth of Hong Kong as a unique, remarkable society,” said Tsang. “National pride and unity demanded a resumption of sovereignty; magnanimity allowed the different way of life in Hong Kong to be taken as something of value to be preserved and allowed to flourish.”Tsang also spoke about how Hong Kong is not impervious to financial crisis. “Our city is open to the rise and fall of financial markets and swirling changes of the global economy,” he said.Many of the Chinese and Hong Kong native students in attendance were more interested in hearing about what the local government was planning to do about its current problems. During the question-and-answer session, students repeatedly asked about the housing market — stressing how there just aren’t any apartments available there that they can afford. Overcrowded hospitals and universities also seemed a sensitive subject.While Tsang offered no details, he said, “I agree with you. There are a lot of things left to do,” and he encouraged the students to become part of the solution. “Perhaps some of you may even venture to Hong Kong to become part of our narrative. History has not ended.”last_img read more