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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. 70 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 By combining the most trusted media – direct mail, email and DRTV – with another channel such as telephone or street-fundraising (which are good at generating action), charities might maximise success through employing complementary channels. And a multi-channel approach can achieve a natural uplift by increasing exposure to the brand and the message.If fundraisers communicate using a donor’s preferred medium, this helps to build trust. To do this it is necessary to obtain explicit channel choice when collecting consent-to-contact, as recommended in the latest Information Commissioners Office ICO guidelines.David Cole, MD, fast.MAP, commented on the issue of trusted channels. He said:“Fundraising campaigns work most effectively when a mix of media is used to enhance and underline the message, by extending the most appealing concept to the right audiences at the right time.“Because people trust the messages carried via DRTV (Trustworthy Index: 132), direct mail (Index: 151) and email (Index: 111), savvy fundraising teams can use this goodwill to boost the credibility of co-ordinated promotions carrying the same message. By simultaneously using other channels to extend the campaign’s reach to include crucial target niches they can reinforce the message, boost brand reputation and uplift overall credibility.“Also the tangible, personal qualities offered by print, when used in leave-behinds by door-to-door and street fundraisers or follow-up mailings/ emails after telephone appeals can compensate for those media’s lack of retainability.”Justin Wylie, Head of Strategy, Performance and Insight, Action Aid, welcomed the detail on channel trust revealed by the survey. He said:“These days charities need to maintain and rely upon a wide range of marketing channels and approaches. Across that portfolio, each channel has its own dynamics, personality, strengths and weaknesses, and that’s why ensuring a balanced portfolio is so critical for developing and establishing a sustainable and scalable fundraising strategy. There’s a rich body of data that can help us project out the returns we can expect from each channel. However, this new lens of looking at ‘trust by channel’ can only be a useful addition to that existing body of channel knowledge. It might firm up some of the assumptions we already had or help give us a broader understanding that we can act upon. The more insight, the better!”Other findings* All age groups trust both direct mail and DRTV – 18-34s, 35-54s, 55+* Both direct mail and email generate equal levels of trust among both lower-value and higher-value donors* Email is particularly trusted among 18-34s (Trust Index: 18-34, 118) – fundraisers were unaware a younger audience engaged with charities in this way (Engagement Index: 18-34, estimated by fundraisers: 84 vs. Actual 121)* Those who give large donations have more trust in DRTV than those who donate less (Trust Index: High Donor 127 vs Low Donor 118)* There is an inherent gravitas in DRTV (Authoritative Index: 137), indicating the medium can work well for charities of all sizes wishing to enhance supporter trust* All of these factors, when combined with a focussed, appealing proposition, executed in a compelling way, can help charities generate vital funds for their cause * The second analysis in our series on the Fundraising Media DNA report will be published next month. [youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSf3sCE8RcI[/youtube] Howard Lake | 3 July 2015 | News Detail on the fundraising channelsFor more on the merits of these fundraising channels, download the summary infographics via the links below:* The Fundraising Media DNA of Direct Mail* The Fundraising Media DNA of DRTV* The Fundraising Media DNA of Email* Download the full Fundraising Media DNA report Implications for charitiesSupplementary material (which is often regarded by the recipient as accountable proof) can be integrated into campaigns. For example, street, door-to-door or phone campaigns can integrate leave-behind material or a follow-up message, to enhance credibility and trust.A channel buddy-system. Some channels, such as telephone and door-to-door, are more likely to motivate action, but not score so well on trust. “A crucial part for charities in building trust to supporters and potential donors is for causes to ensure they are communicating with them in their preferred channels. We can see this particularly with direct mail (Preferred Channel Index: 149) and email (Preferred Channel Index: 196).“People are naturally more open to messages and requests in an environment they are comfortable with and enjoy engaging in. With the right approach, the right ask, at the right time, fundraisers can maximise the chances of raising funds for their important cause. It is also imperative for charities to ensure they build a database to communicate with people in a correct way for these preferences.”Barney Hosey, MD, Brightsource, commented on the role of email:“Email was in the top three most trusted channels across the majority of demographic profiles. Email has become an established communication channel for a very wide demographic; therefore it makes sense that charities increasingly incorporate email as part of the marketing mix to help build engagement and trust.“It is important charities harness the supporting role that email can play in the mix. Using email to confirm or acknowledge an action is a great way of providing some kind of ‘proof’ for the donor that they are being kept up to date – crucial in building familiarity and trust. Trust and engagement can also be built by using email to amplify the impact of other channels – particularly direct mail, which is highlighted as the most trusted channel.”Nairn Johnstone, Head of Data, Insight and Development, The Royal British Legion, explained why email was important to the charity, saying:“Email is a channel that is easy to deliver a simplistic one size fits all with minor tweaks for personalisation. There is often little appetite to create different messaging beyond offering different products. This research has driven home the opportunity to target different supporter groups with radically different messaging.“Groups who grew up with, or were late adopters of email have much more trust in the medium. Those who were early adopters to what was then a new channel went through the pain of the scams and spam is understandably less trusting. There is an opportunity to tweak our messaging to build trust in this audience and thus engagement in the charity and cause.“Building and maintaining trust, now more than ever, is critical to any fundraising strategy. The ability to map the personality of channels will enable more effective supporter journey creation that goes beyond simply measuring ROI. Using a channel like email to pre-empt communication through a less trustworthy, but more personal, channel like Telephone should help charities engage in a more meaningful dialogue about their work.“ Are channels universally trustworthy to all profiles?Direct mail, DRTV and email are also regarded as the more trustworthy channels by a variety of donors.Some channels are seen as consistently trustworthy across all profiles. The favourites in order of trustworthiness are direct mail, DRTV and email. Direct mail achieved the highest trust index score of all channels and profiles among males (Trust Index 165).Some channels are trusted more by some demographic groups than others. The SMS index among females is 105, while social media achieved an index of 101 among 18-34 year olds.Graham Cooper, MD, ONEPOST, commented:“As fundraisers and marketers, we know that direct mail is very appealing for charities looking to raise vital funds. We also know it is popular with older donors. However, we also have to acknowledge that 18-34s engage with it (Engagement Index: 18-34, 118) and that among 35-54s, it is also considered trustworthy too (Trustworthy Index: 35-54, 153).“We should not underestimate the power of the printed word and the inherent qualities it has. That it is also relevant to people’s likes and dislikes (Relevant Index: 132), combined with the ability to target and personalise, means it is very efficient and powerful.”Trust by profile and channel Last month we shared the initial findings of Fundraising Media DNA, a new tracker survey undertaken by the Institute of Fundraising with charity research specialist fast.MAP. This month, in the first of a new series, we look in more detail about some of the first survey’s results.What can fundraisers do to increase donor/ supporter/ prospect trust?Fundraising Media DNA looks at eight key communication channels used for fundraising, providing insight about the relative strengths and advantages of each channel. This is broken down into three key areas:• Profile – The people engaging with each channel• Personality – What are the attributes associated with each channel• Action – How people are likely to respond or act further as a result of the communicationThe views of almost 2,500 consumers and over 130 fundraisers have been taken into consideration in the production of the report.For each form of fundraising, fast.MAP took the responses of donors and fundraisers to build an index to give the results of the surveys. The average score will always be ‘100’, which provides the benchmark to compare the other scores. So, for example, a score of 250 on ‘Share’ means that it is performing at 2.5 times above the average score across that particular group.Strongest channels for trustDirect mail is the most trusted fundraising channelThe three channels most likely to engender trust are direct mail (Overall Trust Index 151), DRTV (Overall Trust Index 132) and email (Overall Trust Index 111).Scott Logie, MD, REaD Group Insight, commented: Advertisement What attributes are common within channels that are seen as being more trustworthy?Both direct mail and email score particularly well for retainability, which suggests accountability is an important trust-building factor. People like to retain information for later reference. Direct mail achieves a high retainability score (overall index -155) as does email (overall index – 162).Preference is personal, so some donors do not favour the channels which score best overall. DRTV is used as a direct response medium, but its mass-broadcast heritage means it is unlikely the messages it carries are perceived as a discrete individual communications in the same way as those using other direct marketing channels. However, it has authority (Authoritative Index: 137) which boosts results.What makes a channel trusted? Fundraising Media DNA: building trust in charities
Like the corporate advert which launched on 6 November, the video features the Oasis song ‘Half the World Away‘ performed by Aurora. It is narrated by Dame Helen Mirren.The original advert attracted 13,392,960 views on YouTube within its first week, in addition to its TV airings.On Age UK’s site the Man on the Moon landing page reads:“#ManOnTheMoon – the story continues. We’re proud to launch our new appeal with John Lewis to help some of the million older people who go a month without speaking to anyone”.John Lewis shop activitiesJohn Lewis shops across the country will be fundraising as well as pairing up with a local Age UK to support a Christmas lunch or social event. Every shop will also include a local Age UK as part of its Community Matters charity initiative, and 25% of the sale of every Man on the Moon mug and Christmas card will be donated to Age UK.Age UK has developed a fundraising pack with tips and advice for those wanting to run their own fundraising events.Esther Jackson, Marketing and Fundraising Director at Age UK said: Advertisement Howard Lake | 20 November 2015 | News 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. The 50-second advert features the same ‘Man on the Moon’ but cuts away to the filming process on a moonscape stage. The actor and character is once again left alone as the direct calls a wrap for the end of filming.The advert invites text donations of £5 to Age UK, which will receive 100% of the donations. The terms and conditions on screen include information on how the money will be used and how to decline further fundraising communications. Afterthought or planned?Given the absence of a noticeable link between John Lewis and Age UK in the original corporate advert, some have wondered whether this new ad was an afterthought.Not so, according to Rob Mansfield, Digital Content Lead at Age UK. In What happened next to John Lewis’ #ManOnTheMoon? he blogged:“As of this morning (Friday 20 November), we – at Age UK – have finally been able to talk about Phase 2 of Age UK’s partnership with John Lewis”.In response to the questions over a lack of explicit link he said:“But the partnership was never about just one TV advert and today, with the launch of our appeal video (below), you can see why”. John Lewis follows #ManOnTheMoon Christmas ad with Age UK appeal video Earlier this month retailer John Lewis produced its Christmas TV advertisement in partnership with Age UK, featuring the lonely Man on the Moon. Although there was no mention of Age UK in the advertisement, John Lewis has now followed up with a specific appeal on behalf of its partner charity.The new Christmas appeal to help raise awareness of what life can feel like for lonely older people. John Lewis’ follow-up advert asks for a text donation to Age UK 31 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis “The Man on the Moon advert has really struck a chord with people, helping to raise awareness of loneliness amongst older people and we are thrilled to be able to announce this next exciting phase of our partnership with John Lewis”. Tagged with: Advertising Celebrity christmas corporate [youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5_t65fjU_I[/youtube] AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
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Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Twitter By News Highland – February 1, 2021 The leader of the SDLP is calling on unionist politicians to dial down their language as the row with the EU rumbles on.It comes after the bloc sought to trigger article 16 of the NI protocol to control the export of coronavirus vaccines.First Minister Arlene Foster branded the move as an act of aggression, while the leader of the Ulster Unionist party Steve Aiken accused the EU Commission of tearing up the Good Friday Agreement.SDLP leader Colum Eastwood admits it was a ‘huge mistake’ but he lays the blame elsewhere:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/eastwood1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Previous articleNew car registrations down 18% in DonegalNext articleSearches ongoing for missing woman in Donegal News Highland Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Eastwood calls on unionist politicians to dial down rhetoric as EU row continues RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford AudioHomepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty
Homepage BannerNews Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Letterkenny sees drop in Covid rate as Inishowen rate rises further Facebook Twitter The latest incidence rate figures for Covid-19 Donegal reflect a rise in most areas. The number of cases per electoral area covers the 14 days up to October 12.However Letterkenny has recorded a fall in the latest figures.Lifford Stranorlar remains the local electoral area with the highest incidence rate in the county and has risen in the past week to 610.The incidence rate in South Inishowen has more than doubled with the incidence rate going from 241.4 to 487.3 cases per 100,000.North Inishowen has seen a rise too, with an incidence rate now of 442.1 compared with 347.8 cases per 100,000 last week.Letterkenny recorded a big drop this week with the incidence rate almost halved from last week’s figure of 332.2 to 288.7 cases per 100,000 of the population.Donegal has recorded a significant increase going from 192.5 to 294.4Milford has seen an increase, going from 116.4 to 145.2 cases per 100,000 of the population.While the incidence rates in Glenties is now at 177.2 cases per 100,000 also reflecting a rise compared to last week’s figure of 121.2. Pinterest Pinterest Previous articleGAA Preview: Tyrone U20 Manager Paul DevlinNext articleUlster GAA halt all club activity News Highland Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – October 16, 2020 Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications
ABC News(SEATTLE) — An 18-year-old captured on video pushing her friend off a 60-foot bridge, leaving her with multiple injuries, pleaded not guilty in a packed courtroom Friday.Taylor Smith, 18, is charged with reckless endangerment in the incident involving 16-year-old Jordan Holgerson, who plunged off the bridge Aug. 7 over the Lewis River at Moulton Falls Regional Park near Vancouver, Washington.She fell the equivalent of three stories before belly-flopping into the water below.Holgerson suffered “significant injuries” including six broken ribs, a punctured lung and air bubbles in her chest, authorities said.“I accept the charges maturely and all I can do is hope for the best for Jordan and myself,” Smith told ABC News last month.Reckless endangerment in Washington state is a gross misdemeanor carrying a maximum time of 364 days in jail and a maximum fine of $5,000.Smith is on supervised release. She cannot leave the area and cannot have contact with Holgerson.She is set to return to court Dec. 4.Smith told “Good Morning America” last month that she immediately reached out to Holgerson after the incident and “apologized several times,” and even tried to visit her in the hospital but was “asked to leave.”Holgerson has since stopped communicating with her, Smith said.The two were “pretty close” friends for years, she added.“I love that girl,” Smith said in the interview. “I never intended to hurt her ever, nor would I intend to hurt anyone. I’m really sorry it turned out that way. I just pray that she heals and gets better.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.