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: Digital  34 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 | 4 January 2006 | Newscenter_img Andy Proctor of Action Medical Research said: “Edmund and Aubrey are fantastic baby bloggers. They have to be the UK’s tiniest charity volunteers.”Action Medical Research’s decision to make blogging available to supporters and families affected by the issues it works on has certainly paid off in this case. The charity gains compelling content and increased traffic: Web Editor Said Dajani said that the first anniversary of the blog produced “a massive boost to our stats over Christmas”, with “a quarter of a million hits [sic] in one day alone”.In addition the blog was featured in The Guardian, Independent, Times, Sun and most of the major regional press. The parents and twins were also interviewed on ITN and Sky News and the GMTV couch. The ITN news item even included a full-screen shot of the web page, complete with Action Medical Research branding of course, with an actor reading out an entry.Many charity supporters and clients are using the web and tools such as blogging to share their experiences, and Action Medical Research to their credit have harnessed this trend for their mutual benefit.While blogging is several years old, it is also clear from this success that charities’ use of the tool can still be regarded as newsworthy. A blog on Action Medical Research’s website by a father of twins born prematurely has boosted visits to the site and attracted nationwide media coverage for the charity’s fundraising campaign.The story of the first year of twins Edmund and Aubrey Holdcroft, born at 25 weeks and 4 days and each weighing just 800 grams, has attracted visitors from around the world to the Action Medical Research website which hosts the blog.Father Martin Holdcroft originally set up the blog to keep friends and family in touch with the babies’ development. As he became aware of the funding shortages in this area he started using the blog to support the charity’s Touching Tiny Lives campaign to boost funding for research to reduce the incidence of premature birth. Advertisement Charity babies’ blog gets national media coveragelast_img read more

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Robert O’Hara Robert O’Hara, vice president of strategic alliances at GrooveCar, is a veteran of the credit union industry having worked as director of lending and operations at a Long Island … Web: www.groovecarinc.com Details The entire auto shopping experience can be very stressful for your members. With so many expensive options available, members can be overwhelmed with the experience.  They want to make the right decisions when it comes to what, where, and how they buy. The average car shopper will spend 108 days in the market for a vehicle before purchase (Cox Automotive, January 2018). During this time, they are highly susceptible to influence through education and personalized accommodation.  Credit unions are uniquely positioned to make this process much easier for members by working closely with them through the entire purchasing process. Your credit union can guide auto-shopping members to make informed and logical decisions that result in greater value. This approach can be considered radical to traditional credit unions, in part because it doesn’t involve lending or rate promotion. Although auto loans are considered the bread and butter of a credit union portfolio, rate and financing are only one part of your members’ car purchase process, and usually one that your members are least enthusiastic about. It’s no secret that credit unions typically offer the best interest rate on an auto loan, but for many members, that is not enough. Your credit union has the ability to influence car shopping members with more than rate. Engage your members by accommodating them at every step of the car purchase process. These members demand more from the organizations with whom they do business, therefore your credit union must strive to accommodate them. Provide for the member’s needs and act as a guide through the car purchase process. What kind of car is best? Where can I find the closest trusted dealership? Is this a good deal? This guidance goes beyond just promoting auto loan rates, it solidifies the relationship with the member and allows your credit union to remain top of mind. Educating your membership helps to build trust while steering them in the right direction.Anything that the credit union can do to make the process less stressful for the member will be appreciated and will increase the likelihood of the member returning, again and again. That member is also more likely to consider other products of the credit union and to recommend your credit union to others. Credit unions are uniquely positioned as the best alternative for potential car buyers; an advantage that can be used to grow business overall. last_img read more

first_imgAll the players have arrived. The venue is set. And the atmosphere is charged. It is the 2020 ITTF Africa Top Cup 16, and it serves off today in Rades, Tunis, the capital city of the North African nation, Tunisia. From Omar Assar to Dina Meshref who are defending champions in the men and women events respectively, the field is stronger now and things are certainly looking tougher here for would-be conquerors of Africa. With the presence of Africa’s best ranked player in the world, Aruna Quadri of Nigeria, coupled with the most improved player on the continent, Ibrahima Diaw of Senegal, as well as other title contenders competing in Tunis, securing the ultimate glory in this tournament is as challenging as never before. To Meshref, who is the most successful player in the competition having won the last three editions in Nigeria, Sudan and Kenya, the standard of play now makes it harder for any player to clinch the title. “I think it is more challenging for any player to win the title. But for me I just need to focus on my game in the tournament with the hope of achieving new things. I am going to play my game and hope that I can do better,” she said. Similarly, Diaw who is making his debut in the competition, admitted that winning tournament has become tougher in Africa now. “I think playing in Africa has really improved my game and I hope I can do well in the tournament. I am really looking forward to an exciting time in Tunisia, especially with the warm welcome I got from the hosts since I arrived,” he said. Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeUnusual And Unique Beauty Of Indian Women7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art Ahmed Saleh is one of the celebrated table tennis players in Africa. Though he is 40 years old, the Egyptian star is not ready to call it quit with the game yet, as he is pumped up to slug it out with the younger heavyweights of the sport at the on-going 2020 ITTF Africa Top 16 Cup in Tunis, capital of Tunisia. Saleh, who is seeded number two in the men’s singles event, said with the current crop of players on the continent, claiming titles in any major event had become more difficult. “I think when I won the title in the 1990s, it was a bit easy but today it is much harder because of the kind of players we have in Africa now. They are all among the best in the world and I must admit that anybody that wins here will know that he worked hard for it,” Saleh said. The Egyptian faces a daunting task in Tunis as he is drawn in Group Two alongside Togo’s Dodji Kokou Fanny, South Africa’s Shane Overmeyer and Kenya’s Brian Mutua. Read Also:Quadri settles for bronze as Assar reclaims ITTF Africa Cup But Kenyan 21-year-old star, Mutua, also believes that he has been handed a tough challenge. “I am really in a tough group in this competition but I will surely give it my best and hope that I can qualify from the group and make it to the next stage of the championship. I am here for business because it is a rare privilege for me to represent Kenya in this tournament,” Mutua said. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading… last_img read more