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Fundraising technology partnerships in August 2015

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: crm databases Technology AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 1. University of Cambridge chooses Access groupThe University of Cambridge has selected Access thankQ fundraising software from Access Group to support its alumni relations and fundraising enterprises.More than 6,000 students graduate each year, and the University has an alumni community of over 230,000 across the globe. £120 million is raised by the University and Colleges annually from both alumni and non-alumni, and the Development and Alumni Relations office required an effective database system to support the scale of its engagement and fundraising campaigns.The database system will be in place at Cambridge’s development and alumni relations department in the UK and its Cambridge in America office in the US by the latter half of 2016. Homerton College will also be using the new system from next year.2. Compassion UK and Compassion Canada choose Blackbaud CRMInternational Christian child development and child advocacy ministry Compassion UK and Compassion Canada have selected Blackbaud CRM® following a global technology review. Designed for large or complex not-for-profit organisations, Blackbaud CRM offers fundraising management, online applications, multichannel direct marketing, actionable prospect research, analytics and an integrated supporter view.The UK office was looking for a new system primarily to support financial processing and Gift Aid, which contributes around £5 million to the charity each year. In addition it needed a tool that would support its child sponsorship programme.Compassion takes a different approach to child sponsorship that focuses on the child first and the community second. Donors give £25 a month to support a child through a minimum 44 week child development programme.Compassion UK’s Chief Operating Officer, Shelley Wallace, said: Advertisement 6. Blackbaud and the University of LondonThe University of London’s newly formed Development Office has selected the Blackbaud CRM™ solution, as part of its drive to establish and grow alumni relations and development activities.Blackbaud CRM is an enterprise wide web-delivered platform developed specifically for large or complex not-for-profit organisations. It combines fundraising management, online applications, multichannel direct marketing, actionable prospect research and analytics to enable an integrated view of the supporter experience across an organisation.Founded in 1836, the University of London is the third oldest university in England. Today it consists of 17 Colleges and 10 Institutes, serving over 120,000 students. Additionally there are 55,000 students in more than 180 countries enrolled in University of London International Programmes.Newly appointed Director of Development Bill Abraham explained:“We could have chosen a more traditional fundraising database but we knew that with our global reach, multi-layered and complex group of supporters, and the importance of being able to recognise existing affinities with our federal colleges, that we would have quickly run into technology and process roadblocks.“The team at Blackbaud and the Blackbaud CRM platform provide us with the capability to rapidly accelerate development activities. We see this as a long term partnership and are confident that this platform can keep pace with changing demands and increasing sophistication.”  213 total views,  1 views today  214 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Howard Lake | 24 August 2015 | News 5. CAF Donate handles £35m in its first yearCharities Aid Foundation’s Donate card payment and direct debit processing platform has handled almost £35 million for good causes in the year since it was launched.It was set up to help the tens of thousands of small and medium sized charities “who had been priced out of being able to accept non-cash donations” in CAF’s view. So far 2,000 charities have used the platform, to receive a total of 91,081 one-off donations, and direct debit donations that have been set up by 88,294 people.The average one-off donation made via the CAF Donate page is £89. This increases to an average £107 donation when made through a CAF Donate widget embedded on a charity’s website. Blackbaud Europe, Access Group and Harlequin have all announced recent new partnerships and client wins. “The sponsorship functionality within Blackbaud CRM enables us to designate revenue to a particular child. A lot of systems restrict the allocation of money to a specific fund, but Blackbaud CRM takes that to the next level by enabling us to allocate money to a sponsored child without a lot of customisation”.3. BEN and Charities Aid FoundationAutomotive industry charity BEN has chosen Charities Aid Foundation to handle the administration of the payroll giving schemes of nearly 400 automative companies.As a Payroll Giving Agency, BEN previously handled the administration of these schemes itself. However, despite overheads, it was doing so at no cost to the companies or donors. Following a business strategy review, it is transferring the activity to CAF to help reduce its costs.The staff at these companies donate £1 million each year through payroll giving, with BEN receiving 91% of that, given its strong links with the companies.Jools Tait, Business Development Director at BEN, said:“Payroll Giving is a very important source of income for BEN. With new business strategies being put in place, we will cease to be a Payroll Giving Agency (PGA) later this year so that we can invest more into developing and growing our vital support services which benefit those in the automotive industry.”CAF processes payroll giving donations for over 3,200 companies, handling around £70 million a year from more than 300,000 individuals. 4. Google and Scottish and Northern Irish charitiesGoogle has extended its Google for Nonprofits service to registered charities in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Like charities in England and Wales, which became eligible for the service in July 2013, they will benefit from free access to a suite of Google’s products and tools.The service was extended to Scotland and Northern Ireland with support from the Technology Trust, the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations and TechSoup Global.Successful applicants will receive free access to Google Apps.Charities can apply for Google for Nonprofits online. 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Predators of press freedom use fake news as a censorship tool

first_imgNews United StatesCôte d’IvoireMadagascarBahrainItalyFranceTurkeyRussiaUzbekistanSomaliaBurundiSouth AfricaEgyptAmericasAfricaMiddle East – North Africa Europe – Central Asia Online freedoms PredatorsCitizen-journalistsInternet By targeting journalists in this manner, the US president ended a longstanding American tradition of promoting freedom of expression and sent a powerful message to media censors. The Washington Post called it “a gift to tyrants everywhere”. In January, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan endorsed Trump’s latest allegations that the CNN television network was guilty of broadcasting “fake news” in its report on ties between the US president and Russia.A warning to the media The Cambodian prime minister, Hun Sen, appeared to have taken his cue from Trump when he said of journalists in February: “Donald Trump understands that they are an anarchic group.”Two days earlier, his spokesman issued what he called a warning to foreign media outlets, threatening to “crush” those that endanger “peace and stability” and citing Trump’s treatment of the press as a justification for the warning. “The so-called fight against fake news has become a propaganda tool for the predators of press freedom,” said RSF Secretary-General Christophe Deloire. “Of course, it is more necessary than ever for Internet users to disentangle fact from fiction in the flow of information. However, the fight against fake news should be conducted by promoting free and independent journalism as a source of reliable and high-quality information.” Russia’s legal ban on the “dissemination of false information”The Russian telecoms regulator is preparing a draft decree designed purely and simply to block all content that contains false information. Before Trump’s statement, Russia, ranked 148th in RSF’s World Press Freedom Index, had already made it a requirement “not to disseminate false information” for bloggers to operate legally. The fight against “misleading information” has been a classic feature of post-Soviet Russia. The bill, imitated by several countries such as Uzbekistan, has enough leeway to allow for the broadest possible censorship. Since July 2016, content aggregators are required to verify the veracity of reports that they publish if they do not come from media outlets registered in Russia, and could face harsh penalties.The Russian Foreign Ministry has posted a new section on its official website dedicated to debunking fake anti-Russian news stories published by international news outlets.The TV news network Russia Today, funded by the Russian government, went so far as to set up its own fact-checking service in March. Other Russian state media outlets, such as the news agency RIA Novosti, have also tried to take advantage of the ill-defined phenomenon of “fake news” to launch their own “Media Wars” sections, intended to highlight Western lies and attacks on the Russian media. Punishing “fake news” denies journalists the right to make mistakes In sub-Sahara Africa, the concept of fake news is often abused to put pressure on journalists. Some countries’ laws provide for severe penalties without taking account of the intentions of journalists, who sometimes simply make mistakes. In any case, the penalty is disproportionate to the seriousness of the news report, even if it is wrong. In Côte d’Ivoire, for example, insulting the head of state or the dissemination of false news reports may be enough for a journalist to be taken into custody, despite the fact that such offences were meant to be decriminalised under the 2004 press law. Last month, six senior Ivorian journalists, including three newspaper publishers, were detained and questioned in Abidjan, accused of “publishing false news” about an army mutiny earlier in the month. In Madagascar, a new communications code has been strongly criticised by journalists for referring to the criminal code in its rulings on press offences, which could lead to the criminalisation of the profession. It provides for heavy fines for infringements ranging from insults to defamation, and refers to the dissemination of “false news”, an imprecise offence which removes the right of journalists to make mistakes. In Somalia, the Universal TV channel was suspended on 5 March for broadcasting false reports alleged to have threatened the stability and peace of the region after it referred to overseas trips by the president. Information control is key for those who want to impose their version of events The South African government plans to impose a system of online control of the media in order to meet the “challenge” of “fake news”. Growing hostility to the media probably has its roots in an unprecedented crisis in President Jacob Zuma’s African National Congress, whose leaders tend increasingly to silence dissident voices. In Burundi, the control of news and information is a key issue for the ruling authorities. The government fosters the idea that the media are partisan and that there is an international plot against the country. Since 2015, any report or statement is instantly interpreted as either for, or against, the government and the goal of the authorities is to impose its version of events as the only one. In Egypt, journalists are frequently accused of disseminating false information whenever they criticise the government, or report on sensitive issues that upset it. This widespread practice leads to self-censorship among journalists in their coverage of events for fear of joining the long list of colleagues who have been prosecuted and imprisoned. The investigative journalist Ismail Alexandrani, an expert on the Sinai Peninsula, has been held since his arrest at Hurghada airport on the Red Sea in November 2015 on charges of publishing false information and of membership of the Muslim Brotherhood. In Bahrain, the prominent citizen journalist and human rights campaigner, Nabeel Rajab, was accused last December of publishing false news about the kingdom of Bahrain in a cybercrime case. He could face up to two years’ imprisonment on this latest charge, which arises from interviews he gave in 2014 and 2015 to local and regional TV stations on human rights in Bahrain. Fake news used by French politicians The use of fake news to silence media critics is not the unique preserve of authoritarian or countries that are known for undermining press freedom. In France, the National Front, through its vice-president Florian Philippot, who has frequently categorised the work of journalists as “fake news”. During the programme “l’Emission Politique” on the TV station France 2 on 9 February, in which National Front leader Marine Le Pen took part, the party set up a “fake news alert team” which posted some 20 real-time alerts online “whenever members of the team believed that France 2 journalists put out fake news”. Presidential candidate François Fillon earlier this month accused TV news channels of falsely reporting that his wife has committed suicide, before admitting no such reports had been broadcast. In Italy, Beppe Grillo, the leader of the Five Star movement, accused Italian journalists of “manufacturing false news” designed to harm his party. He called for the creation of “a popular jury to determine the veracity of the news published”. The FNSI journalists’ union said it amounted to the “lynching of all journalists”. Five Star said journalists themselves were responsible for Italy’s low ranking in the World Press Freedom Index. The United Nations concerned at growth of fake news David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Organization of American States, and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights issued a joint statement on 3 March expressing concern at the use of “fake news’ for government propaganda and to curb press freedom. “Criminal defamation laws are unduly restrictive and should be abolished,” the signatories said. “State actors should, in accordance with their domestic and international legal obligations and their public duties, take care to ensure that they disseminate reliable and trustworthy information.” Recep Tayyip Erdogan endorsed Trump’s latest allegations that the CNN television network was guilty of broadcasting “fake news” in its report on ties between the US president and Russia. BULENT KILIC / AFP March 16, 2017 – Updated on March 17, 2017 Predators of press freedom use fake news as a censorship tool to go further Donald Trump wants to sue newspapers for publishing “purposely negative stories” News United StatesCôte d’IvoireMadagascarBahrainItalyFranceTurkeyRussiaUzbekistanSomaliaBurundiSouth AfricaEgyptAmericasAfricaMiddle East – North Africa Europe – Central Asia Online freedoms PredatorsCitizen-journalistsInternet center_img RSF_en Follow the news on Americas Organisation Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Predators of press freedom have seized on the notion of “fake news” to muzzle the media on the pretext of fighting false information. Nonetheless, many of them have taken recent statements by President Donald Trump as a means of justifying their repressive policies. This dangerous trend is a cause for concern to Reporters Without Borders (RSF).At a Washington news conference in February, Trump said: “We have to talk to find out what’s going on, because the press, honestly, is out of control. The level of dishonesty is out of control.” February 29, 2016 Find out morelast_img read more

A second online journalist assaulted

first_img March 26, 2021 Find out more Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV August 14, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A second online journalist assaulted Organisation News UkraineEurope – Central Asia September 7, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today voiced concern about a violent attack on the night of 12 August on Edouard Malinivsky of the online newspaper Ostriv. The second online journalist to be assaulted in less than a month, Malinivsky was waylaid by thugs as he left a café in the eastern town of Donetsk at about 11 pm. He received several heavy blows to the head but his injuries were not life-threatening.”We are worried by the steady increase in violence against journalists and we ask you to take effective measures to ensure that a feeling of impunity does not take hold,” Reporters Without Borders said in a letter to interior minister Yuri Smirnov. The organisation also said that investigators should not rule out the possibility that the attack was connected with Malinivsky’s work.Ostriv has carried articles that are very critical of “oligarchs” in the town of Donetsk. But the Institute of Mass Information (IMI) reported that the police were working on the assumption that it was just an altercation between drunken individuals and had detained a suspected participant.Oleg Eltsov, the editor of the online newspaper Ukraina Kryminalna, was assaulted by two thugs as he left his home in Kiev on 24 July. He attributed the attack to his coverage of the murder of journalist Georgiy Gongadze, above all his reporting of information supplied by Igor Gontcharov, a former member of the criminal investigative police who was arrested in May 2002 for his suspected role in several murders.A key witness, Gontcharov accused police and senior interior ministry officials of being responsible for the death of Gongadze, a political reporter and editor of the online newspaper Ukraina Pravda who went missing in 2000. Gontcharov died on 1 August 2003 in prison in unclear circumstances. RSF_en Help by sharing this information Newscenter_img News to go further February 26, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Ukraine Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority Receive email alerts News UkraineEurope – Central Asia last_img read more