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NSPCC shakes a virtual collecting tinPast and present fundraising tools have been merged as part of the NSPCC Full Stop Campaign. Donors with Web sites are being encouraged to add a Virtual Collecting Tin to their site, and in return they can keep track of how much their Tin has raised for NSPCC. The trusty collecting tin, the public face of many charities’ fundraising, has taken on a new life online at the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children’s Full Stop Campaign site. The charity is encouraging supporters to add their Virtual Collecting Tin to their Web site. Anyone clicking on the collecting tin graphic will then have the opportunity to make a secure online donation at the NSPCC site. According to Jason Potts of Burnett Associates, writing in Professional Fundraising magazine (May 1999, p.11), “£1,000 was donated by one individual within hours of the launch.”As NSPCC say, “it’s welcome to the 21st century, where there’s no more standing outside the supermarket on a cold wet morning shaking a tin; you simply place the banner ad on your website, and your visitors can choose to click-through to make a donation.”Such attempts at free promotion by UK charities are far from new on the Web. Comic Relief gave away a free graphic in March 1997 as part of its attempt to turn the Web red, and repeated its efforts on a grander scale in March 1999 with an expanded range of free-to-download banner ad graphics and photos. Oxfam, Christian Aid and the Disasters Emergency Committee have also recently encouraged supporters to add free fundraising banner adverts to their sites.The NSPCC Virtual Collecting Tin is different in one important aspect. It lets the supporter who adds it to their Web site find out how much visitors have donated online via that particular collecting tin. In other words, supporters get personalised feedback on the effectiveness of their own donation of free advertising space. We can all feel good by featuring a charity’s banner ad on our sites, but we will feel even better if we know exactly how useful we have been to the charity. Indeed, the results of the Virtual Collecting Tin might spur us on to add the Tin to other pages on our site, or to publicise just how generous visitors to our site are.NSPCC has taken measures to make sure that the Virtual Collecting Tin should not be abused. Participants have to sign a legal agreement with the Charity before they can place the Tin on their sites. They also place a clear “Sample” sign across the demonstration banners that appear on their site. You only get to see and use the real banner ads when your application is approved and you receive your unique identification code.The Virtual Collecting Tin is a most welcome addition to the banner advert method of fundraising. It adds genuine interactivity by tracking the value of donations generated by each Tin advert, and by making this information available to both the recipient charity and the supporter who has donated the advertising space.Only the supporter can find out how much her/his site has generated, and of course they do not get to see any details on the donors who have given. It is up to the supporter whether they wish to publicise this figure. This seems a particularly good tool for companies or company departments to place on their Web site or on their intranet. Different companies can compete with each other to raise the largest amount via their particular Virtual Collecting Tin. At its launch the Collecting Tin was sported by Microsoft UK, Microsoft Network, and AOL.UK Fundraising’s Howard Lake has a few suggestions on improving the service:The direct links to these prestigious supporters no longer feature the Collecting Tin so should be removed, or at least replaced by a screen-shot demonstrating their past support. The NSPCC, however, report that these ads are still being served, and in one sponsor’s case are being increased.Reports on the amount donated via a Tin originally appeared in dollars, but this was a function of incorrect regional settings on the new NSPCC Web server, not the Tin’s system.A prompted level of giving might also help increase revenue: at present the default value is £0.The Virtual Collecting Tin is promoted as one way in which your company can help the NSPCC: its page title includes the phrase “how your company can help.” Companies are certainly the most important publishers of Web pages in terms of fundraising income, but many other individuals and organisations publish Web sites which could generate income, so the appeal should be set more broadly than companies. As their FAQ says, low-traffic Web sites are welcome participants: “your support is gratefully received regardless of the popularity of the site.”NSPCC should offer suggested text for the ALT tags on the banner ad graphics as part of the HTML they provide for adding the graphics to your page. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 34 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis This month’s WebWatch column in Professional Fundraising magazine sees Jason Potts in bullish mood. As head of new media at Burnett Associates, he asks “are we beginning to see the maturing of the web as a fundraising medium? This month’s WebWatch column in Professional Fundraising magazine sees Jason Potts in bullish mood. As head of new media at Burnett Associates, he asks “are we beginning to see the maturing of the web as a fundraising medium? The answer has to be a resounding yes.” He cites the sophistication of Comic Relief and the NSPCC’s Virtual Collecting Tin. Advertisement Still, because of the novelty and fundraising good sense behind this initiative, it should not be long before the Virtual Collecting Tin starts to appear on hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Web sites belonging to individuals, companies, schools, and organisations. Similarly, it shouldn’t be too long before other charities set up a similar method of donating online.UK Fundraising has signed up as a registered user, so you can use any of the following Virtual Collecting Tins to make a donation. Howard Lake | 27 May 1999 | News Tips for adding the Virtual Collecting Tin to your siteMake sure there are no spaces in the HTML that is provided for adding the coded graphics to your site. The cut and paste solution can leave a gap in the HTML due to line breaks which will mean that the links will not function.Include some appropriate text in the ALT tags of the graphics. UK Fundraising suggests “Cruelty to children must stop. FULL STOP. Donate now”.The technology behind the Virtual Collecting TinThe Virtual Collecting Tin is a sophisticated product. It offers three different modules, the donor, banner hosts, and reporting and administration areas. The donors area consists of the banner advert, and the infotainment server which detects browser capability and user history and presents one of several infotainment pieces designed to engage potential donors. Online donation fullfilment is implemented using Datacash. The site also makes use of autoresponders and e-mail lists to develop the relationship with donors.The banner hosts area consists of a registration area for potential supporters, and an administration area where NSPCC can authorise successful applicants.NSPCC authorise host applicants using the administration area of the web site.The reporting and administration area includes valuable tracking facilities for NSPCC to monitor the success of banner ads, using the click-through model, and on the success of infotainment, based on a conversion rate. It can also provide reports on other aspects of the campaign such as host site, date, infotainment, and banner ad. The area also allows NSPCC to administer the infotainment and banner server delivery.The site was built on the Microsoft NT IIS 4 platform using ASP and SQL server. Who is behind the Virtual Collecting Tin?UK Fundraising tracked down the companies that created this innovative online fundraising venture.The Virtual Collecting Tin project was conceived and led by Burnett Associates, with Red Banner acting as their technology partner. Red Banner, which offers e-business intregration services, created and supports the Virtual Collecting Tin.Red Banner’s other charity clients include WaterAid, Crisis and Greenpeace International. Indeed Red Banner personnel have been involved in developing the Greenpeace International Web site since 1994.Jim Sweet of Red Banner told UK Fundraising: “We’re very proud of the way we built the VCT system to utilise every scrap of information available to deliver highly targeted services to meet a wide range of users needs”. 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. 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Advertisement 10 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Web-based database of trusts planned Howard Lake | 11 April 2000 | News It’s been talked about for some time, but it seems the publication of a Web-based directory of grant-making trusts is a lot nearer. It’s been talked about for some time, but it seems the publication of a Web-based directory of grant-making trusts is a lot nearer. The Directory of Social Change, which recently joined with Charities Aid Foundation in a publishing partnership, reported in the March 2000 issue of DSC News that “an on-line database of trusts is already being developed.” 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.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis55 Tagged with: door to door fundraising Finance HOME Fundraising enters voluntary administration 1,113 total views, 5 views today Melanie May | 1 March 2019 | News Dominic Will, joint Managing Director of HOME Fundraising Ltd, said: “We are deeply saddened that, after so many years in the sector, HOME Fundraising must go into administration. In particular, we feel for our fundraisers and staff, who’ve been such passionate advocates for the charities we have worked with and have initiated so many long-standing donor relationships. Our staff have undoubtedly been HOME’s biggest asset. “It’s been an extremely difficult time for fundraising agencies in recent years, with the need to adapt to a dramatically changing marketplace. There is also considerable uncertainty within the UK economy to which very few businesses will be immune, particularly those that carry significant staff and infrastructure costs. “HOME’s business model and philosophy revolved around the direct recruitment and training of all fundraising staff, creating a workforce of experienced, talented and committed fundraisers. Ultimately, despite all of our efforts, we have been unable to reconcile the cost of adapting and downscaling within the capacity of the ongoing business. Taking the company into administration at this juncture is the most responsible course of action.”“We would like to take this opportunity to give heartfelt thanks to all of our clients, our staff and sector supporters over the 16 years we have worked together.”Neil Hope, Joint Managing Director, added: “In our time, we have raised nearly £1bn for a fantastic range of causes and made a real contribution in essential areas including medical research, cancer support, child welfare, disability, animal protection and many others. We have also had the privilege of recruiting, supporting and developing many thousands of brave and committed fundraisers from a hugely diverse range of backgrounds. Our leadership training programme has helped many of these amazing people to build the confidence and skills to develop in their chosen career paths, both in and out of the charity sector. Despite the obvious sadness at this time, that is a legacy everyone connected to HOME can be rightly proud of.”Peter Lewis, Chief Executive of the Institute of Fundraising, also commented on the news:“This is really sad news for the whole team at HOME and for the fundraising community. Since it was formed in 2002 HOME Fundraising has engaged millions of people around the UK in supporting vital causes here and abroad.“Under Dom and Neil’s leadership they have also been committed supporters of the wider fundraising community and of the Institute, for which we are incredibly grateful.“We know that door to door fundraising is one of the hardest jobs in the profession, and that the team at HOME took training and development very seriously, so we hope that all of their highly skilled and committed fundraisers find alternative jobs within the profession.” About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. 1,114 total views, 6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis55 HOME Fundraising has today (1 March) announced that it is entering into voluntary administration, after more than 16 years of delivering door-to-door fundraising services for charities across the UK.All 16 regional offices have suspended operations and HOME’s staff base of over 600 employees have today entered into a redundancy consultation. Administrators from H W Fisher & Company have been appointed to continue this process and to actively seek buyers for all or part of the business and assets. HOME’s fundraising services were contracted on a payment by results model, minimising the risk of liability to charity clients, and HOME Companies Ltd, continues to operate as parent company to HOME India and creative consultancy Wisdom Fish.
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News UpdatesCovid 19: Allahabad HC Prohibits Serving Of Hookahs In Restaurants/Cafes Until Further Orders [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK1 Sep 2020 7:29 AMShare This – x”The Pandemic is spreading like wild fire despite harsh lockdowns and is threatening the existence of human life. The situation is very grim. We are standing in a forest of darkness and do not know what tomorrow holds.” As a preventive measure against the spread of Corona virus, the Allahabad High Court has prohibited the serving of Hookah/s in restaurants, cafes etc., in the State of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login”The Pandemic is spreading like wild fire despite harsh lockdowns and is threatening the existence of human life. The situation is very grim. We are standing in a forest of darkness and do not know what tomorrow holds.” As a preventive measure against the spread of Corona virus, the Allahabad High Court has prohibited the serving of Hookah/s in restaurants, cafes etc., in the State of UP with immediate effect. The Division Bench comprised by Justices Shashi Kant Gupta and Shamim Ahmed has directed the Chief Secretary of the State to not permit the Bars, Restaurants & Cafes to serve Hookahs until further orders of the Court. “It cannot be denied that corona-virus cases are increasing day by day and in case public places such as Restaurants & Cafes are not restricted from serving Hookah with immediate effect, there might be chances of vast community spread of corona-virus cases in Uttar Pradesh,” the Court observed. The direction has come in a suo moto case registered by the High Court on the probable spread of Corona Virus through Hookah/s served at various restaurant, cafes, etc. Allahabad HC Takes Suo Moto Cognizance On Probable Spread Of Corona Virus Through Hookah The Court had taken cognizance of a letter petition sent by one Hari Govind Dubey, law student from the Lucknow University, urging the UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Chief Secretary of the state, Director General of Police, Police Commissioner, Lucknow and District Magistrate, Lucknow, to restrict serving of Hookah/s in restaurants, cafes etc., with immediate effect till the pandemic situation subsides. Treating the letter as a PIL, the Court has asked the Government to respond on the petition by August 6, 2020. As no response was forthcoming from the State Government, the Court proceeded to dispose of the matter, holding that hookah smoking is prima facie an ideal mode to transmit and facilitate the spread of the contagion through shared use. “Infection can be transmitted through hookah by waterpipe smoking,” the Court said while stressing that serving of Hookahs at public places may amplify the already worsening Coivd crisis in the state. It explained thus: “The communal nature of water pipe smoking means that a single mouth piece and hose are often shared between users, especially in social settings. The difficult-to-clean long pipes and a cold water reservoir makes them ideal for coronavirus transmission. Infection can be transmitted through hookah by waterpipe smoking.” In this regard the Court cited one such incident at the Jind Village at Haryana, where hookah sharing resulted in a chain of covid infections and as a result the Village had to be sealed while imposing a ban on hookah smoking. The Court further observed that prima facie smoking is an independent risk factor not only for transmission but also COVID-19 severity. “Hookah smoke contains several hazardous chemicals in addition to tobacco that may injure the respiratory lining, exposing the smoker to viral infections, tuberculosis and other infectious diseases and the coronavirus is no exception.,” the Court said. It also made a reference to the WHO advice on COVID-19 and hookah use, discerning that hookah or waterpipe smoking should be regulated/prohibited during the present crisis, in wider public interest. Now, the Court has asked the Chief Secretary of the State to file his response and a compliance report by the next date of hearing through his personal affidavit. Case Details: Case Title: Suo Moto v. State of UP & Ors. Case No.: PIL 716/2020 Quorum: Justices Shashi Kant Gupta and Shamim Ahmed Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Story