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 | 12 November 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics The first American Express Charitable Gift Survey suggests that charities can and should be doing more online to optimise online giving.Conducted in partnership with the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, the survey was the US’ “first nationally representative study to address two frequently-asked questions in the charity world: “How do people give online?” and “How much do they give per donation?”” It looked at how people give online versus offline and the motivations behind each approach to giving.The survey reveals that, “although nearly two-thirds (65 percent) of Americans in this study gave to a charity in the past year, only one in every ten donors takes advantage of the convenience of giving online”. Yet this is several years after the online giving explosion following the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 and the South Asian Tsunami of 2004.Why the slow take-up of online giving. The survey concludes that “a charity’s online presence (or lack there-of) influenced whether donors give online”.Indeed, after ‘not having a computer’, the most popular reason – 28% of respondents – donors gave for not giving online was that “they could not find an online giving site, they did not know they could make a gift online, or they did not think of giving online”.Confirming that finding was the result that, of those who gave online, “one in five (20 percent) said the primary motivation for giving online related to whether the charity actively promoted online giving choices – either they received an appeal from the charity with a link or easily found an online giving option”.So, online giving works only when the charity or fundraiser asks online and asks effectively. In 2007 that should not come as too much of a surprise to fundraisers.Bradlee Benn, Vice President, Business Development, American Express Merchant Services, considered the opportunity that this failure to exploit online giving still offers. He said: “The American Express Charitable Gift Survey serves as a call-to-action for charities to boost their online initiatives.“This survey indicates there is an untapped pool of donors who are influenced by a charity’s online presence and charities could benefit by proactively reaching out to them.”The survey resulted in a total sample (including oversample) of 1,428 useable responses in 996 donor households. It asked a random sample of Americans in the last two weeks of September 2007 about their most recent charitable gift.You can download the survey results from American Express.www.philanthropy.iupui.edu/News/2007/pr-amex-gift-survey.aspx 17 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis US study calls for charities to offer better online giving opportunities
23 June 2009South Africa’s soccer team (whose nickname means “The Boys”) take on Brazil in a Confederations Cup semifinal at Ellis Park on Thursday. The two teams have only met twice before, both times in Johannesburg, the first time in one of the most memorable matches in Bafana Bafana’s short history.While Brazil, with a record five World Cup titles to their name, have a long history as one of the powerhouses of football, the same cannot be said for Bafana Bafana, whose first international outing as an integrated national team only took place in 1992.However, South Africa’s first outing against the South Americans remains a powerful memory for SA football fans.Africa champs vs world champsIt took place on 24 April 1996. The occasion was the Nelson Mandela Challenge, and the contest was eagerly awaited: it pitted the African champions of 1996 against the World Cup winners of 1994.The Brazilian line-up included some World Cup winners, as well as members of the Brazilian Olympic team, who were using the match as a warm-up ahead of the Olympic Games in Atlanta.Coach Mario Zagallo’s line-up included Rivaldo, who would go on to be crowned Fifa World Player of the Year and European Footballer of the Year (while playing for Barcelona) in 1999. He played 74 times for Brazil in his career, scoring an impressive 34 times.Bebeto, Aldair, DidaUp front, Bebeto was a household name. He had captured the attention of the world in the 1994 World Cup – the second of three in which he played – when he celebrated a goal against The Netherlands in the quarterfinals by rocking an imaginary baby; his wife had given birth to his third child only days earlier. Bebeto played 75 times for Brazil and netted 39 goals.At the back, the Brazilians had central defender Aldair, a man who made such a mark for Italian Serie A club Roma, for whom he played 415 matches, that when he retired in 2006 the team retired his number six jersey. He turned out for his country on 81 occasions.Goalkeeper Dida played even more matches for Brazil, making 91 international appearances.Clearly, it was a quality side.African Nations Cup winning captainFacing the Brazilians was a South African team captained by Neil Tovey, the same man who had led Bafana Bafana to victory in the African Nations Cup final against Tunisia at the same stadium where SA was to face the world champions.The man in charge was Clive “The Dog” Barker, the popular coach who had pulled the strings when South Africa lifted the continental title.At the back, in central defence, was Lucas Radebe, who would go on to succeed Tovey as captain and become one of the most popular players in the history of Bafana Bafana. As a star player for Leeds United, he was recognised as one of the best defenders in the tough English Premier League.The ‘most Brazilian’ South AfricanIn Bafana Bafana’s midfield was Doctor Khumalo, a player whose touch and skill made him the “most Brazilian” of the South African side, in the romantic sense in which Brazilian football is often viewed.The South African attack featured Phil “Chippa” Masinga, who would score the goal against Congo the following year that would earn South Africa a place at the 1998 World Cup in France.Alongside Masinga was Shaun Bartlett, who would go on to become Bafana Bafana’s all-time leading goal scorer – with 28 in 74 matches – before his mark was eventually surpassed by Benni McCarthy.‘For President Mandela’In the lead-up to match, Barker said the game was “for President Mandela. What a night it will be if we beat Brazil”. South Africa didn’t win, but what a contest it turned out to be.In a first half that left many of the home team’s fan incredulous, South Africa took the game to Brazil and were rewarded for their intent. Masinga put South Africa into a 25th-minute lead, and Doctor Khumalo made it 2-0 at the break, to the delight of Bafana’s fans.However, the Brazilians fought back after the break, with winger Flavio netting in the 56th minute. Twelve minutes later, Rivaldo made it 2-2.Then, with only four minutes left, Bebeto snatched the winner for the visitors.A top-class international outfitAlthough South Africa were beaten, the match provided ample proof that South Africa’s African Nations Cup title was no fluke; it validated the recognition the side sought as a top-class international outfit.It also proved to be a wonderful celebration of the game of football, and of the role Nelson Mandela played in bringing democracy to the country.In case you were wondering about Bafana Bafana’s second clash with Brazil, it took place in December 1997. Brazil won 2-1, with goals from Romario and Bebeto. Helman Mkhelele replied for South Africa.What will Thursday night bring? True fans would welcome a similar degree of entertainment, regardless of the result.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
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MOST READ “We made shots today, and when we make shots, we’re much tougher to defend,” Ginebra coach Tim Cone said after a runaway 125-101 victory that cut the Texters’ lead to 2-1 in the best-of-five series at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.“We had a breakout game today and we’ll see if we can carry it over to Game 4,” added the two-time Grand Slam champion. “We haven’t done anything, exactly, we’re still down 1-2. Our goal right now is get this thing into Game 5 and let the chips fall where they may.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe next game is slated on Saturday at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay, and Cone admits that they are not exactly aware what they would be up against, considering that burly TNT import Joshua Smith practically didn’t play.“Obviously, the easy thing to say is that the import (Smith) didn’t get much minutes tonight,” Cone said. “We don’t know what’s going on with him.” Smith delivered lethal blows in narrow TNT wins in the first two games, but was played less than 10 minutes in Game 3.In the other series on Friday, San Miguel Beer tries to put Star away in their 7 p.m. match at Mall of Asia Arena.GINEBRA 125 – TNT 101BRGY. GINEBRA 125—Brownlee 31, Thompson 17, Aguilar 15, Mercado 12, Devance 10, Ellis 9, Cruz 9, Tenorio 8, Ferrer 5, Mariano 5, Taha 2, Jamito 2, Helterbrand 0, Caguioa 0.TNT KATROPA 101—Garcia 16, Tautuaa 15, Carey 11, Reyes 9, Rosario 8, Castro 7, Rosales 7, Hernandez 6, Nuyles 6, Smith 4, Pogoy 4, Semerad 3, De Ocampo 3, Golla 0, Tamsi 0.ADVERTISEMENT World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide What ‘missteps’? Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage View comments Quarters: 34-28, 61-47, 96-74, 125-101Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ PBA IMAGESDown big in a short series and playing with an underdog mentality for the first time, Barangay Ginebra on Thursday night broke away early and earned a new lease on life in its PBA Commissioner’s Cup Final Four series with TNT KaTropa.It also helped a lot that the Gin Kings shot a lot better than they did in the first two games.ADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Cignal sets record winning margin
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BALURGHAT: In a significant move, law enforcers and district administration jointly have imposed restrictions on vehicles in Balurghat town for hassle-free traffic movement duringDurga Puja.It has been decided that no vehicle including motorbikes will be allowed in the town for 12 hours between 4 pm and 4 am starting from October 15 to 19.A high-level meeting was conducted at the conference hall of the district administrative building on Tuesday evening. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe meeting was presided over by district magistrate Deepap Priya P.District police chief Prasun Banerjee, additional district magistrate (general) Krittibas Nayak, additional police chief Debasis Nandi, sub-divisional magistrate Isha Mukherjee, district information and cultural officer Shantanu Chakraborty, Balurghat municipality chairman Rajen Shill and Gangarampur municipality chairman Prasanta Mitra were also present.”It is our target to ensure glitch-free Durga Puja. There will be complete restrictions on vehicles and motorbikes between October 15 and 19 from 4 pm to 4 am. TOTO, however, will run in the town to carry passengers as per rules and regulations provided by the local civic body. Besides, a fare-chart will be provided by the municipality shortly to the TOTO pullers to remove any confusion,” the DM said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedA joint control-room will be operated by both police and civic body officials.Each puja organiser will get five free entry passes for free movement during restrictions. However, none of them will be allowed to enter in and around 100 meter of the puja pandal.The city people will be provided with two mobile numbers along with Whatsapp facility for any complaint.Notably, the same restrictions had also been imposed on vehicles last year.