Factary compares public thank-you activities of charity sectors

first_img Howard Lake | 26 May 2011 | 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. Factary compares public thank-you activities of charity sectors AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Factary Individual giving Major gift Research / statistics thank you  173 total views,  5 views today Advertisement Prospect research specialists Factary have looked at the wide difference in thanking practice across five UK nonprofit sectors, based on data in its Factary Phi online database of donors and supporters, which features data on £14 billion worth of donations.Focusing on the levels of gift that triggered a public ‘thank you’ either in a website or in an annual report, Factary have found that education organisations are far more likely to acknowledge publicly a gift of less than £1000 than an international development charity. Sixty two per cent of the donors to education and training who are thanked publicly for a donation amount are giving less than 1,000, whereas international development organisations did not publicly thank any donors giving less than £1,000.On the other hand international development charities are much more likely public to acknowledge mid-level gifts from £10,000 to £49,000. Four in every ten publicly reported donations to international development are in this level. And this is not because these organisations receive more gifts at this level: indeed, Factary point out that “the numbers of donors in this range to International Development organisations is small compared to the numbers of donors in the same range to arts and culture”.The arts and culture sector are most likely to acknowledge low mid-level donors. Over half (53%) of all publicly reported gifts to arts and culture orgnaistaions are in the low mid-range (£1,000-9,999), where the sector dominates. Children and youth organisations also do well at this level, with 52% of all reported gifts to this sector occurring in this range.The health sector is the least likely to acknowledge gifts publicly. This might be because of issues of sensitivity over naming individuals with a likely family connection to a disease or medical condition, but the sector does not come top in any of the levels of giving analysed by Factary.Factary makes several recommendations based on its findings, not least that charities of all types should carry on and consider expanding their public thank you’s to all those who make modest or larger gifts. The key area to focus on is the £10,000 – £49,000 level.www.factary.com/weblog/?p=140Photo: woodleywonderworks on flickr.com  174 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Indonesia used Covid-19 to silence criticism of government

first_imgNews News This picture taken on April 9, 2020 shows mural artists Sulis Listanto (R) and Junaidi Sofyan (L) posing next to their respective artworks as local artists join the campaign in the fight against the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in Depok, West Java. the Indonesia police are taking advantage of the need to combat disinformation linked to the Covid-19 pandemic in order to suppress any criticism of the president or the government in the press (photo: Adek Berry / AFP). August 12, 2020 Find out more April 16, 2020 – Updated on May 6, 2020 Indonesia used Covid-19 to silence criticism of government RSF_en to go further Journalists who criticize the government face the possibility of up to 18 months in prison under a directive that the head of the Criminal Investigation Agency, Gen. Listyo Sigit Prabowo, issued on 4 April. Indonesia is ranked 124th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Help by sharing this information “In this directive, the Indonesia police are taking advantage of the need to combat disinformation linked to the Covid-19 pandemic in order to rein in journalists who might want to publish information critical of President Joko Widodo or his government,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. IndonesiaAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independence Covid19Judicial harassment Draconian legislation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is alarmed to learn that Indonesia’s police have been ordered to combat not only disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic but also criticism of the president and government. Linking the two is very dangerous, RSF says, calling on the police to allow journalists to work freely. Organisation IndonesiaAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsOnline freedomsMedia independence Covid19Judicial harassment On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia “This constitutes an intolerable encroachment on press freedom, which is supposed to be guaranteed by article 28 of the 1945 constitution. We urge the police to allow journalists to work freely so that they are able to provide reliable and independent news coverage, which is absolutely crucial during this pandemic.” Many journalists are meanwhile also concerned that the ruling coalition could take advantage of the coronavirus lockdown to get parliament to approve a package of amendments to the penal code, some of which would endanger press freedom in Indonesia, especially articles 219 and 241, which criminalize criticism of the president and government. August 21, 2020 Find out more News Melanesia: Facebook algorithms censor article about press freedom in West Papua Follow the news on Indonesia The directive orders the police to crack down on “coronavirus-related hoaxes,” “online frauds regarding the sales of health equipment” and finally – although it has no relation with the pandemic – “hostile information about the president and government.” Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years The proposed amendments were submitted to parliament last year but had to be shelved after a major wave of protests organized by civil society because of the threats to press freedom. The deputy speaker of the lower house nonetheless announced on 2 April that the proposed amendments were again being examined in committee and would soon be submitted to a plenary session of the house. Receive email alerts November 19, 2020 Find out more Newslast_img read more

Dog snatchers are on the prowl

first_imgNewsLocal NewsDog snatchers are on the prowlBy admin – March 11, 2010 611 Email Facebook Advertisement WhatsApp Linkedincenter_img Print PET dog snatchers are on the prowl in Limerick city and county, posing as wardens.Marie Quirke, Limerick Animal Welfare, said she is receiving hysterical calls from distressed dog-owners every day who have been the victims of these con men.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up She added: “Bogus dog wardens in vans and jeeps are pulling up beside people walking their dogs, asking for dog licences, then taking the dogs and telling owners they can reclaim them when they produce a dog licence at the pound”.Marie warns that this is not how the dog warden operates, and strongly advises the public not to give their animal to anyone they don’t know.“Unfortunately, as these people are putting dog owners in a stressful situation we have not been able to get a registration number for any of the offenders, so we are warning people to be vigilant”.Marie said that the dog snatchers have been operating across Limerick from Ballylanders to Ballingarry.      She gave a specific example in Martinstown, Kilmallock: “Men driving a black jeep called to someone’s home while they were away and were in the process of taking a dog when they were approached by a neighbour who questioned them and asked them for identification. They failed to provide identification, dropped the dog and left the property”.However, she said that there are also dog snatchers operating with false identification.“People assume that they will target pure breed dogs but this has not been the case.. they will take any kind of breed”.A spokesperson from Henry Street Garda Station has warned people to be vigilant of anybody approaching them in unusual circumstances.Limerick City Council have also warned people in be wary of anyone presenting themselves as a dog warden without official identification. Twitter Previous articleFine parents for children’s misbehaviour – GilliganNext article‘Big Brother’ for City Hall? adminlast_img read more