Grantsnet launches online grant database

first_img Advertisement Tagged with: Digital  124 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Howard Lake | 24 November 2003 | News GrantsNet Ltd has launched a free searchable online directory of grants available to charities and for-profit businesses.The directory helps you locate grants relevant to your needs with a simple four-step process that lets you define the type of your organisation (non-profit or for-profit), its geographical location, the beneficiary area, and the type of activity requiring funding e.g. arts, buildings, research, or technology.GrantsNet Ltd. was established in June 2003 and its services are primarily Internet-based.GrantsNet claims to differ from the other online funding information sites because it offers its information at no charge.Director John McLoughlin said: “What we are doing is streamlining the whole process – from the recognition of a need for grant support for an enterprising project, to acquiring the necessary funds. All too often scarce resources are invested in searching for a suitable funding scheme, GrantsNet now addresses this.”In addition to the search facility, you can submit your own grant schemes to the site, and subscribe to a free grant alert e-mail service.How does the site generate income? Currently it features some affiliate programme banner ads from the likes of Google.com, plus some promotions for companies selling pin-badges, Web design services and utility bill comparisons. The latter sit oddly on an otherwise crisply designed and focused site. Grantsnet launches online grant database  123 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.last_img read more

Charityopps.com closed in Charity Recruitment rebranding

first_imgCharityopps.com, the charity recruitment Web site, has been closed and its content integrated within the new Charity Recruitment site, now that the agency has rebranded as CR Search and Selection (CRSS).Charityopps.com, run by the newly rebranded executive recruitment and selection consultancy CRSS, closed on 5 July 2004 and was replaced by the CRSS Jobs Board. Charityopps.com was set up as a separate jobs site to run in conjunction with Charity Recruitment’s main corporate site. The new site will function as “one definitive jobs board containing vacancies handled by CRSS plus those from our affilated companies including voluntary positions”, explains the new CRSS Web site.As well as accepting paid job adverts on the site, CRSS will also accept adverts for volunteer vacancies at no charge for up to four weeks. Advertisement  19 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 Charityopps.com closed in Charity Recruitment rebranding Howard Lake | 13 July 2004 | Newscenter_img Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Recruitment / people CRSS described both charityopps.com and its new site as “heavily trafficked website”. On charityopps.com it used to include a link to a traffic analysis report which was free to view. Unfortunately, the last stats for charityopps.com showed that it received an average of 261 visits a week and 574 page views a week. To be fair, this was down from a height of 3,400 or so visits for the month of January 2004. However, it is not clear if these figures exclude the activity of search engine bots and spiders, which very quickly boost traffic stats on a site. 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

Fundraising recruitment survey deadline approaches

first_img  20 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 | 14 February 2005 | News You still have time to complete the short two-page online survey. The Keystone Fundraising Recruitment survey, in association with UK Fundraising, will close on 25 February 2005, so if you haven’t completed it now is the time.The survey aims to provide a detailed picture of the methods of recruitment that UK charities and organisations use to reach and recruit fundraisers.UK Fundraising will be sharing the summary results next month. Advertisementcenter_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. Fundraising recruitment survey deadline approaches Tagged with: Recruitment / people Research / statisticslast_img read more

Information grant proposals sought

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. Information grant proposals sought AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Ireland Howard Lake | 8 June 2005 | Newscenter_img The application form can be downloaded at Comhairle, the national body supporting the provision of information, advice and advocacy on social services, is calling for applications under its Grants Scheme for 2005. The Grants Scheme will promote innovative measures to target groups that may experience social exclusion. Particular consideration will be given to the information needs of older people. The overall fund is worth ‚€200,000, with maximum grants of ‚€20,000 and the minimum set at ‚€6,000. Advertisement  29 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

The 16 Universal Laws of Fundraising

first_imgThe 16 Universal Laws of Fundraising 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 20 January 2008 | Newslast_img read more

Free charity data advice from EDM Media at International Direct Marketing Fair

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 22 April 2008 | News Tagged with: Individual giving The International Direct Marketing Fair runs from 29 April to 1 May. Entry is free if you register online. At the show, EDM is unveiling a new lead generation service as well as exclusive new lists that are particularly relevant to charity direct marketing and fundraising. These include ‘Charity Gift Aid Donors’, a new list of 50,000 individuals known to opt-in to Gift Aid, and HMK Collectables, a predominantly male list, ideal for charities with a military connection as they are collectors of memorabilia, including military history items. www.edmmedia.co.uk  23 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Advertisement EDM Media will be exhibiting at the International Direct Marketing Fair this year in London’s Earls Court 2 and are offering free specialist help and advice to charities on data for marketing and prospect targeting. Free charity data advice from EDM Media at International Direct Marketing Fair Lisa Neville, operations director, and director of EDM Projects John Eddolls will both be available at the stand to explain how EDM has helped other charities improve their fundraising campaigns across mail, telephone and email. They were both interviewed in a recent podcast: 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

Arsenal’s Theo Walcott launches the 2008 Mascot Grand National

first_img ARSENAL star Theo Walcott is promoting the 10th John Smith’s Mascot Grand National which will be run at Huntingdon Racecourse this autumn.Theo is involved as an ambassador for the event’s official charity – the Willow Foundation which provides special days for seriously ill 16 to 40 year olds.The England international took time out of his training schedule to be pictured with Hugo The Hound, Gunnersaurus and Sedge The Field Mouse who will be among the competitors in this year’s race on Sunday 5 October.With the race reaching its 10th anniversary, the Cambridgeshire racecourse is aiming to attract more than 100 mascots to take part in the madcap event which gains a worldwide television and online audience for the crazy antics of theparticipants.The Willow Foundation, founded by former Arsenal goalkeeper Bob Wilson OBE and his wife Megs after their daughter died of cancer aged 31, will be the beneficiary of fund raising around the John Smith’s Mascot Grand National.Theo Walcott said: “The Willow Foundation helps people my age so what they do really means something to me. The Arsenal connection and the opportunity to work with a legend like Bob Wilson make it extra special. I’m pleased to be helping make more special days possible.”The Mascot Grand National – sponsored by John Smith’s, the sponsors of the actual Grand National – is the highlight of every year for Britain’s mascots.Mascots the length and breadth of the country step up their training as they prepare for the big day.It’s a hilarious occasion when upwards of 70 mascots run, walk, stagger and stumble over obstacles on a gruelling one-furlong – 220 yards – course.There’s been mayhem, controversy, accusations of gamesmanship, and claims of ‘ringers’ over the years since this madcap race began in 1999, but strict rules now ensure good clean fun.Sophie Hodgkinson, managing director of Huntingdon Racecourse, said: “The John Smith’s Mascot Grand National has grown in size and popularity year after year. We’re targeting 100 runners this year for the 10th running of the race.”The John Smith’s Mascot Grand National kicks off an afternoon of jump racing at the Cambridgeshire racecourse.MASCOT GRAND NATIONAL HISTORY1999: The Mascot Grand National was born as 17 mascots took part in one of the most unusual sights ever seen on a racecourse. Beau Brummie Bulldog, of Birmingham City FC, won.2000: Word spread, and 49 mascots lined up, with Watford FC’s Harry the Hornet stinging the bookmakers in a flying finish.2001: Controversy as Freddie the Fox was first past the post, but turned out to be an Olympic athlete. Uproar ensued, and Dazzler the Lion (Rushden & Diamonds FC) roared as he was proclaimed the new winner.2002: Chaddy the Owl (Oldham Athletic FC) flew to victory amidst claims that he was another ‘ringer’. The accusations were unfounded – it had been Chaddy’s vigorous training routine that enabled him to wing it.2003: For the second year Chaddy the Owl was crowned victor, but only after several rivals were distracted by a female streaker. An attempted £10,000 betting coup using a Commonwealth Games gold medallist as Sedge the Field Mouse failed when one of the rodent’s feet fell off.2004: The year of Graham the Gorilla, the mascot of local football club Finedon Volta FC, who sent the crowd bananas.2005: The bookies expected Chaddy and Graham to dominate, but the Sun newspaper’s Scoop 6 Squirrel drove everyone nuts with a stunning turn of foot.2006: Football charity Kick 4 Life’s mascot Mickey The Monkey proved he was the business despite an attempted ‘rugby’ tackle on him in the closing stages. Sammy Saint was second for the second year.2007: Wacky Macky Bear saw off the 2006 winner Mickey the Monkey to win for Saffron Walden FC on his Grand National debut.RACECOURSE ADMISSION DETAILSAdmission on Sunday 5 October: Main Enclosure £15; Picnic Enclosure £8. Accompanied children under 16 – free.Parking: Free.Times: Gates open at 12.10pm. John Smith’s Mascot Grand National at 1.10pm. First horse race 2.10pm.Contact information: telephone 01480 453373 or email [email protected] sites:www.huntingdon-racecourse.co.ukwww.themascotgrandnational.co.ukwww.johnsmiths.co.ukwww.willowfoundation.org.uk  30 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Celebrity Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 27 August 2008 | News Arsenal’s Theo Walcott launches the 2008 Mascot Grand National 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

DiscountVouchers.co.uk uses Facebook to raise funds for Sport Relief

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. Tagged with: corporate Digital Facebook AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 22 March 2010 | News DiscountVouchers.co.uk uses Facebook to raise funds for Sport Relief Money-saving website discountvouchers.co.uk last week launched a Facebook campaign to help raise funds for Sport Relief, with the company offering to donate 10p for every new Facebook fan signed up by midnight on 21 March 2010, up to a maximum of £50,000.By becoming a fan of the company’s Facebook page, people can receive news on the latest money-saving offers from companies such as lastminute.com, Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sky, Argos, and First Choice.Simon Terry, Managing Director of DiscountVouchers.co.uk, said: “Becoming a Facebook fan now has a double incentive, with anyone registered being amongst the first to receive news of the latest money-saving offers, plus up until midnight on Sunday, registering ensures that we will donate even more money to Sport Relief.”Today the company’s Facebook page had 1,754 fans and the company said it would announce the total raised soon.www.facebook.com/discvisc  29 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

Merlin rebrands

first_img  38 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 22 November 2010 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Merlin rebrands International medical aid agency Merlin has worked with not-for-profit branding specialist Spencer du Bois to update its brand and create a new visual identity.Research for the charity, selected last week as one of The Times Christmas Appeal 2010 charities, showed that, even though the organisation was held in high regard by those who know it, the Merlin brand failed to convey the full breadth of its work.Max du Bois, Executive Director at Spencer du Bois said: “The crucial part of the project was to create a brand that combines emergency relief efforts and the underestimated work to rebuild health systems. One that would relevantly engage a broad range of audiences with very different needs, from the UK public to government health departments in the countries where Merlin works.”The new logo focuses on the breadth and depth of emergency and longer term health care services by combining their iconic representations in a large ‘M’ made up of instantly recognisable symbols, such as hands, hearts, medical aid, clean water and shelter.Claire Biscard, Design Director at Spencer du Bois, added: “We worked with Merlin to develop a collection of individual icons that provide a narrative to the incisive and practical manner in which they operate and the life-saving services they deliver. The icons combine to create the Merlin ‘M’ and evolve into a distinctive, flexible and animated brand language that communicates on all levels. It’s an identity that will take them to the next level in awareness, reach and fundraising.”Imogen Ward, Merlin’s Director of Marketing and Communications, said: “This unique combination of the immediate and the longer term, the medical and the wider health care provision is, I feel, captured in this image in a compelling and creative way. Merlin is a charity loved by its existing donors but we need more public support! We plan to double the ratio of funds from the public over the next few years and this piece of work is crucial to our future development. I have every confidence that it will help us reach our ambitious goals.”www.merlin.org.uk 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: Consulting & Agencieslast_img read more

Apply for $10,000 grant with a poem

first_imgThe US-based CTK Foundation is inviting applications to its 2011 Heart and Soul Grant Competition in the form of an original four to eight-line poem that reflects the work and/or mission of the applicant organisation.The competition is open to nonprofits, charities and voluntary organisations of all types in the USA, Canada, UK, Republic of Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.The poem may be written by staff members, clients and/or volunteers of the submitting nonprofit, “and must be wholly original”.An international panel of independent artists and producers will select the winners who will be announced on 14 April.The first prize is a cash grant of $10,000, the second a cash grant of $5,000. The first place award winner will also receive a professionally-produced song to be used in public education or awareness, based upon the selected nonprofit applicant lyrics.Up to 20 technology grants, valued at $10,000, will also be made to nonprofits.There is also the Blogger’s Choice Award, in which a randomly selected blogger participating in “spreading the word” among nonprofits about the H&S Grant Award Programme, will get to choose an applicant of his or her choice to receive a $1,000 cash grant.The closing date for applications is 28 March 2011.www.communitytech.net/foundation Tagged with: Funding Howard Lake | 20 March 2011 | News  29 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 Apply for $10,000 grant with a poem 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