FRSB must have more members

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Fundraising Standards Board needs to attract “many more organisations” according to Minister for the Third Sector Phil Hope.Speaking in response to the FRSB’s first annual review, Hope said that he was confident it had the potential to succeed. “However, many more organisations will need to join in the coming year to convince us that the sector has the will to fully embrace self-regulation and make it work. The alternative, as set out in the Charities Act, would be statutory regulation,” he said.Figures show that FRSB members – currently just over 860 – dealt with 8434 complaints to the year ending in February 2008. Just four were referred to stage 2 of the FRSB’s complaints procedure and one to stage 3.Thirty one per cent of complaints concerned direct mail, 21 per cent data protection issues, 21 per cent telephone fundraising and 13 per cent face-to-face fundraising. Escalated complaints dealt with direct mail, telephone fundraising and legacy fundraising.Chief executive of the FRSB Jon Scourse said it had never expected a huge number of complaints to get past the charities’ own complaints procedures. “You don’t judge the Fire Brigade on how many fires it attends,” he said. “You judge it on its fire prevention and how efficiently it deals with fires when it’s called out. This is a good analogy for the FRSB”The Board will be launching a new drive for membership later in the year and still hopes to achieve its target of between 4,000 and 5,000 members to make it self-funding. Scourse said he thought there were still many charities who intended to join but “hadn’t quite got around to it yet.”www.frsb.org.uk FRSB must have more members Tagged with: Fundraising Standards Board Law / policy 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 | 9 May 2008 | News  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Hovis’ Farmers Loaf hits shelves

first_imgPremier Foods is launching a premium, British-inspired bread product under its Hovis brand this month.The new British Farmers Loaf aims to offer a ‘home-baked’ style loaf featuring a traditional overhang shape, baked in Hovis-embossed tins with a flour-dusted crust. It will be available in 800g white and wholemeal versions from April at an MRRP of £1.40.Matthew Hunt, brand director of Hovis, said: “Hovis has the potential to be a much bigger player in the premium bread sector. The new Hovis British Farmers Loaf has all the right ingredients to deliver this – it not only heroes our farmers and British credentials, but offers a unique, quality product with a home-baked feel that is set to deliver strong sales for the category.“Presented in impactful packaging which celebrates ‘Britishness’ and British farmers, it is designed to have stand-out on shelf and highlight the premium quality and uniqueness of the product.”The launch of the new Hovis product will be supported with a £3.5m TV and press promotional campaign running from May to September, in addition to in-store promotions and sampling to drive sales at point of purchase.last_img read more

Thailand protests: Police deploy water cannon in Bangkok

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What Happens When Almost Anybody Can Build A Mobile Business App?

first_imgCrowded Market For App Development ToolsDecluttering the back end of app development is a mission on everybody’s mind. Built.io joins a crowded market, including services like Parse (just acquired by Facebook), Kinvey and Cocoafish. But here’s what makes Built.io different, for better or for worse: anybody can use it.(See also The Rise Of Mobile Cloud Services: BaaS Startups Grow Up.)Creating new apps requires a developer’s assistance. But “once the app is built and available, [employees] can log into the [content management system] and upload additional photos, press releases, anything they need to do to update the app without running to their developer or IT department,” Sampat says. The easy-to-use, what-you-see-is-what-you-get visual design is intended to make app upkeep less of a headache for developers. But developers have also historically been gatekeepers. When everyone and everyone at a company can make updates to the company app, what’s to keep the company app from becoming a huge, cluttered mess?Developers In ChargeTo avoid that, Built.io keeps developers in charge. A Built.io feature lets them assign roles and privileges to specific users. For a conference app, for example, the developer might give the organizer permission to update event names and times, but not to alter the structure of an app. Built.io has the potential to make developing a company app so fast and so easy (the beta is free) that everybody in the office may want to create apps for every purpose they can think of. The question yet to be answered is whether non-developers will use their newfound powers for good – or end up helping to churn out useless apps on a weekly basis, adding to the existing glut of unwanted and unused mobile apps.Photo and screenshot via Raw Engineering How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? 7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Tags:#app development#Backend Development#mobile apps#startups lauren orsini Why You Love Online Quizzes As programming tools become increasingly accessible, it’s not the actual building of a mobile app that’s difficult. It’s the time it takes — and the risk nobody will ever use it. Studies estimates that 26% of mobile apps are used just once, and more than 60% never get downloaded at all.We are well into the age of the disposable mobile app. Now, according to Raw Engineering, the makers of Built.io, we have the fast, easy to use app-development technology to match. Temporary, Disposable AppsToday, many businesses create apps for a variety of occasions, including one-time events like conferences and product announcements. But for most businesses, building these apps is a process that can take several months. At Demo Mobile 2013, Raw Engineering CEO Neha Sampat showcased an app her team built in a week. “The life of an app used by enterprises is sometimes as short as a month,” said Sampat. “If it takes you three to four months to build an app you’re only going to use for a month leading up to an event or a conference or an announcement, there’s no [return on investment] there.” Leveraging Built.io, Sampat said, app development can be almost “plug and play.”“We provide the back end, the building blocks, the basics of the app ready to go – and they can spend their time working on user experience and the app itself.” Related Posts Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more

LinkedIn Is Trying To Ban The World’s Oldest Profession

first_imgLinkedIn just rolled out a number of changes to its privacy policy and user agreement, informing its more than 200 million members through a notice on the professional network’s website.Most of the changes are simplification of the legalese. But one in particular caught our eye. According to LinkedIn, thou shalt not:i. Even if it is legal where you are located, create profiles or provide content that promotes escort services or prostitution.What surprised us was that this was even necessary. On a site where every action you take is tied to your professional identity, would anyone really take the risk of advertising adult services?Apparently, yes. Prostitution, in fact, is a skill for which you can get endorsed on LinkedIn. (Many self-identified experts on the topic work in law enforcement or religious ministries, suggesting that their experience is with catching or counseling offenders rather than offering such services.)Judging by the suggestions LinkedIn’s search algorithm offers, LinkedIn members are actively looking for this kind of professional help. Search on “escorts,” for example, and LinkedIn will prompt you to search instead for the following terms:female escortsindependent escortscall girlshot girlsadult entertainmentescort servicesdubai escortsThis ban is not completely new. LinkedIn previously forbade advertising “unlawful” services. However, prostitution is legal in some European countries and parts of the United States, and escort services fall into a legal gray area in many jurisdictions.The clarification appears necessary, as some LinkedIn members appear to have been skirting the older terms to offer risqué business. For instance, check out this profile, which we’ve redacted just a bit: Tags:#LinkedIn#prostitution A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Related Posts Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… owen thomas Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Lead image via Flickr user Bruce Tuten, CC 2.0 The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoslast_img read more

BCCI announces Rs 20 lakh cash prize for India U-19 squad

first_imgThe BCCI on Sunday announced a cash prize of Rs 20 lakh each for members of the Indian team which lifted its third Under-19 World Cup title in Townsville after defeating defending champions Australia.BCCI President N Srinivasan congratulated the team, which was led superbly by unbeaten centurion skipper Unmukt Chand in the final against the defending champions.Chand led from the front with a magnificent 111 as the Indian colts beat Australia by six wickets.”Many congratulations to the Indian team for winning the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup. We won the ‘senior’ World Cup last year, and now our boys have triumphed in the junior version of the tournament.This is a great day for Indian cricket. The Board would like to announce a cash prize of Rs 20 lakh to each player, and Rs 15 lakh to each member of the support staff,” Srinivasan said in a statement.This was India U-19s first triumph after Mohammed Kaif and Virat Kohli led their respective teams to victory in 2000 and 2008 editions respectively.BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale also extended his wishes to the Indian team and said every member of the squad worked hard towards this victory.”The Indian cricket team has played some extraordinary cricket in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup. The members of the team have worked hard, and deserve the title. Heartiest congratulations to the boys and support staff for winning the World Cup,” he said.last_img read more

Sir Geoff Hurst thinks playing at Wembley is now tiresome for

first_imgEngland’s 1966 Word Cup hero Sir Geoff Hurst believes the “privilege” of playing at Wembley no longer exists for Tottenham.Due to White Hart Lane being redeveloped, Spurs have hosted all of their home games at Wembley in all competitions since 2017.Mauricio Pochettino’s side have had several delays this season in their attempt to play at their old ground once more, despite the fact that it should have been ready for them to return to at the start of the current campaign.Star playmaker Christian Eriksen has recently made it clear that he cannot wait to get out of Wembley once and for all.And Hurst accepts that the thrill players usually get from playing at Wembley probably no longer exists for the Spurs team.“You could say that playing at Wembley so often has taken away the privilege for Tottenham and their supporters,” Hurst told Football London.“It’s a fantastic stadium, befitting for big occasions such as England matches, cup semi-finals and finals. But playing there every week has become tiresome for the team.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Their players have made noises about looking forward to leaving and playing in their own ground, and you can see why as the atmosphere and turnout isn’t what it could and should be for the national stadium.Although the former West Ham striker cannot see why there should be any issues over Spurs playing at the stadium.“Should they have been allowed to have played there? I don’t see why not,” added Hurst.“It’s important that the FA help English teams when they can, and Spurs have been flying the flag for the country when playing in the Champions League, so it made sense to help them while the stadium was being built.”Now 77 years old, Hurst is renown in England for his exploits on the international stage which famously saw him score a hat-trick against West Germany in the 1966 World Cup final.Overall, Hurst scored 24 times in 49 appearances for the Three Lions and entered the English Football Hall of Fame in 2004.last_img read more