Charities targeted by phishing scams

first_img Tagged with: Digital Charities Aid Foundation is also aware that its name is being misused in a phishing scam. Individuals and charities have been received emails pretending to come from CAF, informing them that they have received a grant. To get their hands on this ‘grant’ however recipients needless to say have to reveal personal or financial details like passwords or bank details.This too should be ignored and deleted. 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. Howard Lake | 17 February 2007 | Newscenter_img Charities targeted by phishing scams  78 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Chartered Accountants Sayer Vincent are warning charities of two scam emails purporting to come from HMRC and Charities Aid Foundation.The February 2007 issue of the company’s email newsletter warns that an email with a fake HMRC heading asks charities to provide banking details so that a repayment can be issued. HMRC Charities confirm that “they would never contact your charity by e-mail for this type of information”, but they realise that charities could be confused, especially if they have submitted a repayment claim.The emails should be ignored and deleted. Advertisementlast_img read more

The Worldwide Fundraiser’s Handbook: A Resource Mobilisation Guide for NGOs and Community Organisations

first_imgThe Worldwide Fundraiser’s Handbook: A Resource Mobilisation Guide for NGOs and Community Organisations AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  14 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 27 October 2007 | 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

FRSB wants private fundraising firms to follow code

first_imgFRSB wants private fundraising firms to follow code AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Fundraising Standards Board Law / policy 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.  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Fundraising Standards Board is looking for more suppliers to the sector to sign up to its code of practice.The Board is encouraging companies that provide services such as direct mail, telephone fundraising, database analysis and face-to-face providers.“With over 900 members of the FRSB scheme, it’s highly likely that suppliers will have some charity clients who have joined.By joining, these charities have signed up to strict codes of fundraising practice and will want to protect their brand reputation. They will want and expect the same of their suppliers,” said chief executive Jon Scourse.The FRSB is holding an evening event in central London on 1 May for companies involved in fundraising work to explain how the scheme affects suppliers and their charity clients. Speakers will include Mike Colling, managing director orf media agency Mike Colling & Company and Chris Greenwood, joing managing director of nfpSynergy, along with FRSB chair Colin Lloyd.To register, email [email protected] or call 020 791 1600. Howard Lake | 14 April 2008 | Newslast_img read more

Report gives some hope for major giving

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 27 May 2009 | News The report suggests that for organisations to succeed in major gift philanthropy they must become more professional and maintain clear lines of communication with their supporter base. Updated information, the report says, is also crucial.The report also quotes from a recent Philanthropy UK survey, which provided a check list of ways charities can improve their prospects of attracting major gifts.www.2into3.com A new report into philanthropy in Ireland indicates that it is not inevitable that major giving will decline during the current recession and an unprecedented fall in the paper wealth of many of Ireland’s highest net-worth individuals.The emergence of a culture of philanthropic giving among Ireland’s wealthy may lead to philanthropic giving actually increasing in this period of economic downturn, according to the report, Where is the Wealth Now? The Direction of Major-Gift Giving in Ireland, by Prospect 23, the research arm of consultancy 2into3.Drawing on the 2009 Sunday Times Rich List, the report estimates that wealth levels among Ireland’s richest 250 have dropped by nearly 33 per cent over the last year. The wealth generated in the Celtic Tiger years, however, has not completely dissipated. The richest 250 still hold €40.23 billion in assets; the wealthiest 10 share €17 billion between them. Advertisement Report gives some hope for major givingcenter_img Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Ireland Major gift  61 total views,  1 views today 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

Researchers look into why we give

first_img Tagged with: East Anglia Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics Researchers at the University of Essex want to know more about what motivates people to make a donation or support a cause, and they are hoping that local charities in Essex will help them in this research.Economist, Dr David Reinstein, has already carried out research in this area. He is asking charitable groups and other organisations in Essex who may be planning a fundraising campaign in the near future to take part in an experiment that would help his research.“In the UK,” he said, “we give millions of pounds to a wide range of international, national, regional and local charities and organisations every year, but we don’t have a very good understanding about the ‘science’ behind it.“The findings from this research could be of interest not just to economists like me, but to charities and fundraising bodies everywhere.”Dr Reinstein is hoping to work with a group, charity or other organisation that is in the process of planning a fundraising campaign. He would then help them set up an experiment to tie in with their campaign so that the results are as realistic as possible.Contact Dr Reinstein at [email protected] AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  30 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 26 February 2010 | 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. Researchers look into why we givelast_img read more

Irish Cancer Society maintains fundraising levels

first_img One of Ireland’s largest fundraising charities, the Irish Cancer Society (ICS), has expressed itself content that income for 2009 was similar to 2008, according to its latest annual report.ICS’s income for 2009 was €16,960,000 and €17,005,000 in 2008. ICS says that the figures are creditable given the continuing recession and pressure on fundraising.Income for one of ICS’s most high profile fundraising events, Daffodil Day, fell to €3.1 million from €3.2 million while voluntary income dropped to €3.4 million from €4.5 million. Voluntary income includes income from bequests and donations.ICS’s ‘other activities’ saw an increase to €8.8 million from €8 million. Other activities includes income from fundraising functions and events, lottery grants, collections and profit from charity shops and Christmas card sales.Shop income increased from €3.2 million to €3.4 million but profit stayed around the same, €0.6 million, following a refurbishment programme.ICS income includes a figure of €380,000 from a scheme established by the National Lottery to compensate charities running their own lotteries.Fundraising expenses increased from €2.4 million to €2.9 million.www.cancer.ie AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Ireland recession Research / statistics Irish Cancer Society maintains fundraising levels 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.  28 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 14 September 2010 | Newslast_img read more

International legacy survey opens

first_imgInternational legacy survey opens Howard Lake | 15 October 2010 | News An international survey is underway to help charities better understand current developments and issues in the legacy fundraising landscape.Open to all charitable and nonprofit sectors internationally and aimed to reach CEO’s, Fundraising and Marketing Directors, and of course legacy fundraisers and related staff, the survey should take only 15 minutes to complete. The survey has been created by Natasha van Bentum at Give Green Canada (a project at Tides Canada Initiatives) and Canada’s CharityVillage®.The survey is a major initiative for legacy fundraising. Van Bentum has developed it in consultation with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), Partnership for Philanthropic Planning, USA (PPPnet), Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP), European Association for Philanthropy & Giving (EAPG), and the Showcase for Fundraising Innovation and Inspiration (SOFII) UK, among others.A final report on the results will be available in early 2011.Those completing the survey are entered to win an Apple iPad.http://www.charityvillage.com/surveys AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: legacies Research / statistics 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

Spring to promote technology-enabled giving and philanthropy

first_imgSpring to promote technology-enabled giving and philanthropy 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.  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 Tagged with: Digital Technology Howard Lake | 29 September 2011 | News The Big Society Network today launched Spring, an initiative that aims to help drive and support technology-enabled giving and philanthropy.Developed in partnership with Nominet Trust and NESTA, it aims to “become a national focus for thought leadership, showcasing and brokering investment in technology-enabled giving and philanthropy in the UK”. It is working with the growing group of innovators and entrepreneurs that are exploring ways of motivating people to give money and time to charities.It was created by The Big Society Network in response to the Giving White Paper published in May 2011.Steve Moore, Chief Executive of the Big Society Network, said: “New technology innovation has the potential to create extraordinary new opportunities for all of us to give and share time, money and expertise. Spring exists to challenge charities and engage donors. We want to transform the experience of giving to and to help British charities to become the innovative in the world.”Steve Bridger, director of Spring, told UK Fundraising that Spring’s approach is collaborative. Its first aim is to learn from how charities and digital entrepreneurs currently work with technology to support giving.“Then, working in partnership with entrepreneurs, tech experts, business experts and charitable bodies, Spring will research and map emerging approaches to tech-enabled giving, and understand how the best approaches can grow and evolve.”www.spring-giving.org.uklast_img read more

Heart radio’s charity supports ChildLine with appeal

first_imgHeart radio’s charity supports ChildLine with appeal 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 | 24 January 2012 | News  44 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 Tagged with: corporate Events Have a Heart, the charity set up by Heart, the UK’s largest commercial radio network, has launched its annual fundraising appeal to raise money for ChildLine, the free phone and online counselling service for children and young people.The theme for this year’s Appeal is Be A Kid For A Kid. Heart is encouraging its listeners to support the charity byreliving their youth and having in the process. Its fundraising packs are full of ideas including running a School Disco, holding a ‘Guest the Baby’ photo contest in the office, or running a cake sale or bring and buy sale.The campaign builds to Appeal Week which runs from 5 to 9 March, where Heart presenters and showbiz guests will promote the campaign and encourage listeners to donate and bid for celebrity auction lots.Dalton Leong, Managing Director of Have a Heart, said: “We’d love our 7.6 million listeners to get involved in activities to support the Have a Heart Appeal.”Last year Have a Heart raised £337,563 for Children’s Hospices UK.www.heart.co.uk/haveaheartlast_img read more

Western Union PASS football campaign to fund one million school days

Global payment services provider Western Union is to make a donation for every successful pass in this season’s UEFA Europe League to fund one day’s education for young people around the world. Its PASS Fund aims to fund one million school days.The campaign is fronted by former international footballer Patrick Vieira, and the donations start as the league kicks off on 20 September.The initiative will provide teacher training and student scholarships through NGOS with an initial focus on eleven countries – Brazil, China, Colombia, Jamaica, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Romania, Russia and Turkey.“Moving money for better is at the heart of what we do, and education is one of the main reasons our customers send money,” said Hikmet Ersek, Western Union President and CEO.“According to UNESCO, 71 million bright, hardworking students globally are not enrolled in secondary or vocational education. It’s a tremendous loss of economic and human potential, since each extra year of school can increase an individual’s potential economic opportunity. Through PASS, we intend to harness the power of football to build awareness of this challenge as well as deliver on-the-ground support that will make a difference to young people and their communities.”Football fans around the world will also be encouraged to add to the fund during the season through an online campaign.PASS will run for the three years of Western Union’s sponsorship of the UEFA Europa League, until 2015.http://wu-pass.org/  68 total views,  4 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 Tagged with: Celebrity corporate football Howard Lake | 16 September 2012 | News  67 total views,  3 views today Advertisement Western Union PASS football campaign to fund one million school days 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. read more