Institute of Fundraising redevelops its website as ‘fundraising hub’

first_img Howard Lake | 31 January 2012 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Institute of Fundraising Institute of Fundraising redevelops its website as ‘fundraising hub’ The Institute of Fundraising has redeveloped its website to offer more resources and support for its members and anyone else interested in fundraising issues.Described as a “fundraising hub”, the new site will feature news, expert advice and updates on fundraising issues in the UK and beyond. It will feature a searchable library section and “research portal”. It will also start featuring embedded video and audio content, and more social media integration.Members of the Institute will continue to benefit from a dedicated area featuring specialist features and ./guidance.The site will also feature a ‘My IoF’ section which can be tailored to meet an individual’s interests and fundraising specialism. A ‘My groups’ area will support the Institute’s network of special interest and regional groups, and other grassroots networks.The site was redeveloped following a year-long review and a consultation with the Institute’s 5,200 individual and over 300 organisational members. The most popular requested functions were better integration with digital communications advancements, improved navigation and the ability to easily identify individually relevant content.Peter Lewis, Chief Executive of the Institute, said: “We’re very excited to be launching our new website for members and the wider fundraising community. It is packed with dynamic new features and content on major industry issues that our members have requested. We will now be better able to help even more fundraisers to raise money for good causes. We plan to use it to promote all the good that fundraising does within the UK.”The Institute created its first website in 2000. It reports that its current site is attracting around 40,000 unique users per month, and average yearly traffic of 314,794 unique visitors.Future developments include integration with chat forums, webinars, a blog section and a mobile optimised version of the site.www.institute-of-fundraising.org.uk  27 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

Canstruction returns to the State Fair of Texas

first_imgGrains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Shelby Whitsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shelby-whitson/ printStructures made from canned and packaged food are on display at the State Fair of Texas to promote feeding the hungry.Fort Worth and Dallas companies designed can art to fit the fair’s theme “Passport to Texas.” At the end of the fair, cans raised by Fort Worth companies will be donated to the Tarrant Area Food Bank.Canstruction events are held annually in over 150 cities around the world. This is the 17th year Fort Worth has participated in Canstruction.Since 1999, Fort Worth Canstruction contests have raised over 821,560 pounds of canned food, the equivalent of about 53 full-grown elephants, according to a Tarrant Area Food Bank Canstruction project pamphlet.Debby Christian, the volunteer coordinator at the Tarrant Area Food Bank, said that events like Canstruction are needed to raise supplies.“We serve an average of 50,000 individuals every week,” she said. “[Canstruction] is one of the most amazing programs. It is a wonderful opportunity to bring awareness to the community, bring the project out to where the public is and then tie is back to the food bank.”The TAFB’s network of nonprofit agencies serves Fort Worth and other communities in 13 counties, an area larger than the state of Vermont, according to the TAFB website.Supplies raised from events like Canstruction go toward a variety of services provided by the TAFB.These services include mobile pantries that bring food to areas of high need and the BackPacks for Kids program which sends food-insecure youth home with backpacks of food for the weekend, according to the TAFB website.Christian said working with the BackPack program is moving.“This little boy would go under the porch to eat his breakfast and he would go back under the porch to eat his lunch and his dinner,” she said. “He was collecting the spoons, the bowls and all of the products that came with the food because he didn’t have anything to his name and this was the first thing he could call his own.”She said volunteers are necessary for the TAFB.Debra Pointer, a volunteer at the TAFB, said she feels strongly about giving back.“We are so fortunate in this area,” she said. “I think we owe our community to serve them.”The Hunger Problem | Create infographics ReddIt Fort Worth to host ‘Gatsby’ themed party as fundraiser + posts Rubio mocks Trump at Dallas rally Shelby Whitson Twitter Previous articleImage Magazine: Volume 47, Issue 1Next articleTCU cross country hires new coach Shelby Whitson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shelby Whitsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shelby-whitson/center_img Linkedin Shelby Whitsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shelby-whitson/ Recent thunderstorms lead to hazards; more storms to come Linkedin Twitter Facebook Race for Tarrant County Sheriff to go to runoff ReddIt The Fort Worth Canstruction event is sponsored by the Fort Worth chapters of the Society for Design Administration and The American Institute of Architects. Several local companies create teams for the build.Julie Meeks is on the Fort Worth Canstruction committee. She said employees of participating companies have fun while helping the TAFB.“Build day is so exciting, we watch the teams put together the ideas that they have been working on for two to three months,” she said. “We are like a big family, we work together to make this the best event it can be.”Fort Worth winners have already been selected by judges. People can still cast their votes for the Canstruction People’s Choice Award by visiting OneCanFortWorth.com.The cans will be on display in the Science Place building at the fair until Oct. 18. Canstruction is free with a State Fair of Texas ticket. Shelby Whitsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shelby-whitson/ Facebooklast_img read more

Plans for major new Letterkenny nursing home withdrawn

first_img Facebook Newsx Adverts Twitter Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 Pinterest Google+ Plans for major new Letterkenny nursing home withdrawn Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life Facebook Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglary Twittercenter_img Previous articleShock in Donegal as People With Disabilities Ireland has its funding withdrawnNext article25% of Derry shoppers are from ROI – VAT hike set to boost city further News Highland LUH still not ready to restore IT systems WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored WhatsApp Google+ Highland Radio News has learned that a planning application for a major nursing home development outside Letterkenny has been withdrawn.Donegal County Council had granted planning permission for the nursing home on the outskirts of Letterkenny near Coolboy.The plans included the construction of 68 bed nursing home, access road, retention of a partially built house, change of use of same to nursing home use and all site works.Donegal County Council awarded conditional planning permission in September – the planning application included a representation from Donegal Deputy Joe McHugh who inquired when a decision on the application would be made.There was also some local objection – one family noted a number of reasons why they believe the project should not go ahead.These included claims the public access road was to narrow, that increased traffic would present a danger to other road users and that, in the event of a funeral, those attending the removal would be forced to park on the side of the road.The planning application has now been withdrawn, it is not clear why or if it will be resubmitted. Pinterest By News Highland – November 25, 2011 last_img read more