Opt-in/Opt-out: Special to UK and EU Readers

The Agitator

Regardless of the outcome of next week’s Brexit referendum on whether the UK should stay in or leave the European Union, fundraisers will continue to face the Opt-in/Opt-out Dilemma.

UK Donor Commitment Study

The Agitator

Our colleagues at DonorVoice are going to replicate in the UK their recent US study of donor commitment. The call is out for UK charities who would like to participate in the study, which will be conducted in association with Ken Burnett and SOFII. The first will study a representative sample of recent, frequent UK cause donors. The second element looks at the same issues using samples (with transaction histories) from house files provided by participating UK organizations.

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Throwing UK Fundraising Under the Bus

The Agitator

A number of thoughtful and concerned UK Agitator readers weighed in this week expressing a range of emotions from distress to disgust over what some termed the Institute of Fundraising’s (IoF) latest “betrayal” of the sector. On August 18 IoF announced an Update to the Code of Fundraising Practice.

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Arts Funding Crisis in the UK

JCA Insights

Greetings from London, where the arts world is bracing for its worst crisis since 1974, when a combination of steep increases in the price of oil and a coal strike paralyzed the UK economy and, by extension, the arts world. Unlike in the States, where there is a culture of fundraising and private support for the arts, the UK has long subsidized its arts community with free admission to many museums and heavy subsidies for non-profit theatres.

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The U.K.’s New Fundraising Sheriff

The Agitator

Self-regulation of fundraising went down the tubes this week in the U.K., and the nonprofit sector has no one to blame but itself.

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Wired Magazine praises Cancer Research UK’s MyProjects crowdfunding site

Giving in a Digital World

Tags: Online fundraising crowdfunding Bryan Miller Cancer Research UK Community Fundraising 2.0

Wired Magazine praises Cancer Research UK’s MyProjects crowdfunding site

Giving in a Digital World

Tags: Online fundraising crowdfunding Bryan Miller Cancer Research UK Community Fundraising 2.0

Free Ofcom report provides latest update on UK online market

Giving in a Digital World

Yesterday Ofcom , the independent regulator for the UK’s communication industries, released its latest Communications Market Report – providing up-to-date information on the nation’s use of all communications technologies from Radio and Television through to the Internet. A few highlights, just to whet your appetite… Overall, between home, work and other connections, 74% of UK adults now use the internet.

Free Ofcom report provides latest update on UK online market

Giving in a Digital World

Yesterday Ofcom , the independent regulator for the UK’s communication industries, released its latest Communications Market Report – providing up-to-date information on the nation’s use of all communications technologies from Radio and Television through to the Internet. A few highlights, just to whet your appetite… Overall, between home, work and other connections, 74% of UK adults now use the internet.

INTERVIEW: With Craig Linton, The Fundraising Detective!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Like, do the fundraising professionals in the UK get taken for granted, just like in the US? How is UK fundraising different than USA fundraising? I think there were only 174 million pound plus gifts in the UK in 2011, whilst in the US there was over 6,000!

Failing MySpace drops behind Twitter in the UK

Giving in a Digital World

Some pretty shocking data for UK fans of the social networking site MySpace was highlighted last week, with the news that traffic to the site has now dropped behind that of microblogging site Twitter. world over the last few years, it’s easy to forget just how dominant MySpace looked in the UK market back in the early days of the online social networking goldrush.

Failing MySpace drops behind Twitter in the UK

Giving in a Digital World

Some pretty shocking data for UK fans of the social networking site MySpace was highlighted last week, with the news that traffic to the site has now dropped behind that of microblogging site Twitter. world over the last few years, it’s easy to forget just how dominant MySpace looked in the UK market back in the early days of the online social networking goldrush.

UK charity launches online Favour Farm to encourage youth volunteering

Giving in a Digital World

V – the UK charity that aims to inspire youth volunteering has just launched a fun new site called The Favour Farm to encourage young people to do favours for those around them in everyday life. These favours can be as simple as giving a friend a hug or cooking breakfast for their family through to taking part in a charity campaign and, as you’ll see from the video above, the site lets you record these favours in the form of small fluffy animals that live on the farm.

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UK charity launches online Favour Farm to encourage youth volunteering

Giving in a Digital World

V – the UK charity that aims to inspire youth volunteering has just launched a fun new site called The Favour Farm to encourage young people to do favours for those around them in everyday life. These favours can be as simple as giving a friend a hug or cooking breakfast for their family through to taking part in a charity campaign and, as you’ll see from the video above, the site lets you record these favours in the form of small fluffy animals that live on the farm.

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UK online giving up 85% over 3 years – but still only 3.7% of charitable donations?

Giving in a Digital World

At 50 pages this free report is a lengthy but worthwhile read, combining recent research into general UK internet usage as well as online charity activity, together with advice on how to make best use of online opportunities and some thoughts on how things are likely to develop in the future. Are charities under-reporting online giving or is online really providing less than one twentieth of all the UK’s voluntary income?

Tight Budgets and Schedules: How Nonprofits Can Use Pinterest

J Campbell Social Marketing

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Are you fundraising for Africa? Read this!

Wild Woman Fundraising

I am so excited to present to you my interview with Charlotte Beauvoisin, who writes Diary of a Munzungu , a UK citizen working in Uganda. Modern life is so stressful – the choices I’m faced with when I travel home to the UK boggle my mind!

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How to stay competitive in your fundraising career

Wild Woman Fundraising

Here are the top skills required in the UK. According to LinkedIn , here are the top skills for 2017. Here are the hottest, most in-demand skills around the world: Cloud and Distributed Computing. Statistical Analysis and Data Mining. Web Architecture and Development Framework.

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YouTube launches free in-video clickable ads for UK and US non-profit partners

Giving in a Digital World

At least it does for US and UK non-profits - as I’m afraid that at present YouTube’s Non-profit Partner Programme is only available to organisations from those two countries. So, if you’re a UK or US non-profit what’s stopping you?

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YouTube launches free in-video clickable ads for UK and US non-profit partners

Giving in a Digital World

At least it does for US and UK non-profits - as I’m afraid that at present YouTube’s Non-profit Partner Programme is only available to organisations from those two countries. So, if you’re a UK or US non-profit what’s stopping you?

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What Brexit means for US

Wild Woman Fundraising

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Work Your Proper Hours

Wild Woman Fundraising

million U.K. The TUC estimates that unpaid overtime in the U.K. And hey, this doesn’t just happen in the UK. Work Your Proper Hours! Why is staying late equivocated to working hard?

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15 UK organisations competing for 2009 Non Profit Website of the Year

Giving in a Digital World

The Twitter feeds are starting to run hot with requests for Followers to vote for the various sites nominated for the 2009 People’s Choice Website of the Year Awards , with the full line-up of shortlisted nonprofits looking like this: rednoseday.com. ifaw.org. unicef.org.uk. redcross.org.uk.

15 UK organisations competing for 2009 Non Profit Website of the Year

Giving in a Digital World

The Twitter feeds are starting to run hot with requests for Followers to vote for the various sites nominated for the 2009 People’s Choice Website of the Year Awards , with the full line-up of shortlisted nonprofits looking like this: rednoseday.com. ifaw.org. unicef.org.uk. redcross.org.uk.

Research suggests just 5% of UK charities feel they are making the most of online fundraising

Giving in a Digital World

Carried-out during the summer 2008, the research is based on responses from 656 charities who use the Justgiving online fundraising platform and was undertaken to help better understand the current state of online fundraising in the UK.

As Facebook hits 150m users, Social Networking sites get 1 in 10 UK Christmas Internet visits

Giving in a Digital World

Earlier this week Robin Goad, Research Director at Internet research company Hitwise , released data that revealed a new high in terms of online social media usage in the UK over Christmas. Naturally enough, Christmas is typically the busiest time of year for social networks, but Christmas 2008 saw several new highs which reaffirm (were it needed) the scale of online social networking amongst UK internet users.

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Your donors lose trust in you. Here’s why.

Wild Woman Fundraising

MP: I won’t rehash the UK, but if you go to Critical Fundraising, which is the blog on University of Plymouth, has a Center for Sustainable Fundraising run by Adrian Sargeant and Jen Shang. Why are CEOs insecure ? Why are boards confused? And what does this lead to? Marc Pitman tells us!

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Getting so psyched to go to London!

Wild Woman Fundraising

women 2015 globe theatre how to get people to click donate on your nonprofit website london national fundraising convention shakespeare sherlock holmes UKHave you heard of the National Fundraising Convention? The Institute of Fundraising in London is putting it on in July 2015. Oh happy day!

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New digital tracking study reveals UK consumer views on promotional email and social media use

Giving in a Digital World

Here are some of the insights that jumped out at me – but do take a look yourself and see if the results confirm or counter your own experience or current thinking: 43% of UK adults receive over 20 promotional emails a week – so there’s lots of competition for attention in their inbox.

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Profile of A Third Sector Girl

Wild Woman Fundraising

She attended the UK Feminista Summer School , where “…the audience was so motivated, articulate and aware that I am unshakeably convinced that, as one attendee put it, “it’s not about waves of feminism, we need a tsunami&# – and that tsunami is here.

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Hey Slacker, high five!

Wild Woman Fundraising

by Ben Hunt , a UK web designer who is pretty fantastic at helping people create more engagement and money on their websites. Enclosed: A picture of me in the middle of writing an incredibly important blog post. Uh huh.

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80% of UK online population visited social networking sites in May 09 – including a whole lot of over 55s

Giving in a Digital World

Online research and measurement company comScore just released the findings of a study into UK social networking site usage which provides a good picture of just how mainstream social networking has now become – with an incredible 80% of the total UK online population (aged 15+) apparently having visited at least one social networking site in May 2009.

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80% of UK online population visited social networking sites in May 09 – including a whole lot of over 55s

Giving in a Digital World

Online research and measurement company comScore just released the findings of a study into UK social networking site usage which provides a good picture of just how mainstream social networking has now become – with an incredible 80% of the total UK online population (aged 15+) apparently having visited at least one social networking site in May 2009.

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Charitable Donors Chary About Donating Via Some Tech Means

Cause Related Marketing

A new survey from the U.K. In the U.K. Fourteen percent said they’d donated via text message, a mechanism that has been around several years longer in the U.K. Says the website, "the National Funding Scheme (NFS) allows UK and visiting tourists to easily make a donation through digital channels to any participating cultural institution in the UK." finds donors still chary about donating via some technology-enabled means.

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How You Can Get More Money Through Direct Mail: Interview with Jules Brown of “Dear Joan”

Wild Woman Fundraising

I’ve written copy that’s run in the USA, the UK, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand the Middle East and South East Asia, and one thing shines through: no matter where you go, donors are much the same — people who care. Image Creative Commons "Money" by Stuart Dootson).

How to take your power back

Wild Woman Fundraising

As Bidisha writes, “The symbolic and powerful Reclaim the Night marches are back, across the UK (in America, it’s “Take Back The Night&# -ed.). Tags: Conflict Culture clash women @wildwomanfund bidisha ealasaid feminism feminism tsunami fugitivus harriet Jezebel Jon Stewart mazarine mazarine treyz Olivia Munn Rachel Schaal The Daily Show tsunami feminism UK Feminism UK Feminista Summer School

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Cause Marketing That’s Bucking the Downturn

Cause Related Marketing

That’s the message of a successful cause marketing relationship between UK discount fashion retailer TK Maxx and its charity partner Cancer Research. The economies in the United States and the United Kingdom and wide swaths of Continental Europe remain stuck in the doldrums.

Young Nonprofit Leaders: Interview with Claire Sale!

Wild Woman Fundraising

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Social Media Document Garage Sale – Part II

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Template Twitter Strategy for Government Departments – UK Government. About a year ago, well before the era of re-tweeting, I wrote a post entitled “ Social Media Document Garage Sale &# which received quite a bit of attention according to my blog stats at the time.

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This is not a pity party. You understand?

Wild Woman Fundraising

From the same article above: “In his first major speech as leader of the Labour Party (in the UK), Ed Miliband said: “I do believe this country is too unequal and the gap between rich and poor doesn’t just harm the poor, it harms us all.”". Wow, hello hate mail!