Winners of IoF Insight in Fundraising Awards 2015 announced

first_img  60 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Howard Lake | 12 June 2015 | News Tagged with: Awards data insight Institute of Fundraising 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Winners of the Insight in Fundraising Awards 2015Most Powerful Insight from Traditional Methods of Data AnalysisSightsavers winning at IoF Insight Awards 2015WINNER: Sightsavers – Doubling Cash IncomeHighly Commended: NSPCC – 10 Year InvestmentMost Powerful Insight Using Innovative Methods of Data AnalysisWINNER: Macmillan Cancer Support – Macmillan Service LineHighly Commended: Save the Children with Good Innovation – Insight for New IncomeMost Powerful Insight from Digital AnalysisWINNER: Alzheimer’s Research UK with Boldlight Limited – Using Supporter Insight to Build The Online Donation ProcessMost Powerful Insight Through ResearchWINNER: RNLI – Supporter View, a new online supporter research panelHighly Commended: RSPB – Vote for BobMost Powerful Example of Insight SharingWINNER: NSPCC – The KnowledgeHighly Commended: CRUK – Product PacksMost Powerful Use of Insight by a Charity with Fundraising Income Less than £7mWINNER: Wood Green The Animals Charity – Insight Driven Legacy Fundraising StrategyHighly Commended: St Paul’s Cathedral with Insight-FulMost Powerful Insight from a Long Term Strategic ProjectMore Partnership winning at IoF Insight Awards 2015WINNER: More Partnership – Regular Giving BenchmarkHighly Commended: Red Cross – Inspiring LoyaltyTeam of the YearWINNER: RNIB – Fundraising Insight UnitHighly Commended: NSPCC – Database Marketing & Planning TeamSupplier of the YearAdroit Data and Insight – winners at IoF Insight Awards 2015WINNER: Adroit Data & InsightHighly Commended: Insight-FulRising StarWINNER: Cats Protection – Colin ThomasHighly Commended: CRUK – Francesca BenderOutstanding ContributionDavid Dipple – Co-Founder of Adroit Data & Insight Winners of IoF Insight in Fundraising Awards 2015 announcedcenter_img The winners of the fourth annual Institute of Fundraising Insight in Fundraising Awards were announced on Wednesday at a gala dinner at The Underglobe in London.Charities and their data specialist agency partners were present to pay tribute to the best in insight driven fundraising. Winning charities included Alzheimer’s Research UK, Cats Protection, RNIB, Sightsavers, and Wood Green The Animal Charity.The IoF Insight in Fundraising Awards have been developed by the IoF Insight in Fundraising Special Interest Group to reward best practice, innovation and impact in harnessing data insight for great fundraising.Rising Star AwardThis year’s Rising Star Award was presented to Colin Thomas, Senior Individual Giving Officer at Cats Protection. The charity’s Director of Fundraising, Lewis Coghlin, said:“Basing fundraising decisions on data and research is vital in raising more funds for causes like ours; the IoF Insight Awards are valuable in celebrating and promoting good practice and innovation in this area”.He added: Advertisement “Cats Protection’s increasingly data-driven approach is enabling our income to grow rapidly and the part that Colin is playing in this success cannot be overstated. His shrewd analysis of business processes and implementation of improvements has transformed the efficiency of our fundraising and he has generated solutions for other teams, too, so I’m delighted that his achievements have been recognised by the Institute of Fundraising.”Shortlist for National Award for best use of insightGuests at the ceremony also heard the announcement of the shortlist for the IoF National Awards 2015 – Best Use of Insight.The National Award celebrates and rewards the best examples of data insight in fundraising and the shortlist is made up of four award winners from the ‘core discipline’ categories of the Insight in Fundraising Awards. The winner will be announced at the IoF’s National Awards on 6 July at the IoF National Convention 2015. IoF National Awards 2015 – Best Use of Insight Category Shortlist• Macmillan Cancer Support – Macmillan Service Line• More Partnership – Regular Giving Benchmarking• RNLI – Supporter View, a new online supporter research tool• Sightsavers – Doubling Cash Income AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2last_img read more

RackHD: An Open Source Solution for a Hyper-Scale Problem

first_imgYou might recall that we took our first major step into open source back at EMC World, rolling out the CoprHD project – derived directly from EMC’s ViPR Controller product. At the time, I said that this was just the beginning of what you would see from EMC on this front.Today, I’m delighted to announce that we’ve now got our second major open source project out there. What is it? RackHD.What problem does RackHD solve? Well, have you ever experienced the pain of updating firmware and BIOS or installing a low-level OS on a bunch of hosts? In a 2nd platform world, this problem is frustratingly manual, but manageable. But when you consider the scale of the 3rd platform, along with the increased variety of the commodity hardware that underpins it, the problem becomes much worse – and at hyper-scale, it becomes impossible.Today’s hyper-scale players have solved this through highly constrained hardware specs or by implementing “bare metal as a service” standards – but these options don’t really work for the rest of us. And I do say “us” because we face this problem ourselves. We want to get ahead of the problem. So we’ve created the RackHD open source project.What’s RackHD do? It’s a physical hardware Management & Orchestration (M&O) layer that automates discovery, description, provisioning and programming on a broad range of hardware – servers, switches and storage. What’s that mean? It means it becomes very easy to update firmware and BIOS and install software components like vSphere, KVM, ScaleIO, and CoreOS – for a data center of any size… most critically those at hyper-scale. It’s secure, platform agnostic, and programmable via APIs. Does this step on the toes of higher-level infrastructure M&O or software like Puppet, Chef, and Ansible? Nope. But it can certainly integrate or even be incorporated by them.For EMC, RackHD is already playing a key role in things like VxRack, which of course runs on industry standard servers, enclosures and switches at massive scale. Virtustream and Pivotal are making use of it too. But we don’t expect this just to be an EMC thing. It’s an industry-wide challenge. We know our partners feel this pain, as do many of our large customers and service provider partners. Our open sourcing of the project and their participation will deliver more features, faster, without lock-in.So where can you find it? In the RackHD community on GitHub. There you’ll find the bits, the docs, and the experts. Don’t hesitate: click on over, collaborate, contribute and yes, criticize, so together we can make RackHD better.For more on RackHD, check out the official press release and a Pulse blog post by John Roese, EMC Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer.last_img read more

December 2017 Hoosier unemployment drops

first_imgIndianapolis, In. —  Unemployment in the Hoosier state dropped six-tenths of a percent to 3.4 percent for January of 2018. The rate still remains lower than the national rate of 4.1 percent.The Indiana labor force shed 14,195 participants from December, resulting in 10,696 unemployed residents no longer looking for work in the past four weeks, and a 3,499 decrease in residents employed. Indiana’s total labor force, which includes both Hoosiers employed and those seeking employment, stands at 3.30 million, and the state’s 63.6 percent labor force participation rate remains above the national rate of 62.7 percent.last_img

What the Players are Saying about the Battle of Sfax

first_imgFemi SolajaRegardless of the 4-0 win posted by Super Eagles against Libya last Saturday in Uyo, players from both teams are optimistic of posting a win when they meet again tomorrow in Sfax on Match-day 4 of the AFCON 2019 qualifiers.Udinese FC defender, William Troost-Ekong is confident that Super Eagles are capable of picking the maximum three points in this second leg match tomorrow.The 2016 Olympics bronze medallist wrote on his official Twitter handle after Super Eagles 4-0 win over Libya on Saturday: “Three points. Clean sheet. Great work from the boys today. Always enjoy playing on my home soil in Uyo. Special mention of @ighalojude congrats on your hat-trick bro. On to Tuesday now to finish the job! #SuperEagles #Afcon #GloryToGod” he twitted. Unused substitute, John Ogu, also threw his weight behind the team to get their second away win in Tunis tomorrow. He commended the fans for their support as he promised to work harder to make the first team.“Thank you to everyone for the compliment. I really do appreciate. For me the team comes first and am happy to be part of it. We go again on Tuesday for that 3 points,” he tweeted.However, Libyan players have put the 4-0 defeat behind and are seeking to revenge against Nigeria in the reverse fixture.The Captain and goalkeeper of the team, Mohammed Fathi Fathi Abduala, expressed confidence that his team will avenge the 0-4 defeat.He insisted that Nigeria won’t have it as easy as they did owing to the fact that luck played a big role in Eagles victory.“It’s not over yet. We can still beat Nigeria in Tunisia and we will do that. They (Eagles) were lucky with some decisions and we were not. In Tunisia, it won’t be the same”, the goalkeeper remarked when he reflected on the humiliating defeat last Saturday.He however admitted that Nigeria paraded a good team against them in Uyo. “Nigeria have a good team with individual players in Europe but we gave them a good fight and we hope to do better in Tunisia. Mistakes to be corrected were made by us during the game. We will beat them in Tunisia “, he pointed out.In a related development, Libyan midfield ace, Ahmad Benali, blamed the wide margin defeat to bad officiating insisting that they were twice denied genuine penalty claims with scores at 1-0 in favour of Nigeria.“Not once but twice, we appealed what looked a good call for penalty for us but the referee ignored our protest. There was a handball and a foul on me in the box. We believe that we had a real case to be given one of the two penalties especially as Nigeria was also given one,” stressed the Libyan midfielder.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

City Star Declares Himself Fit For Club After Health Scare Against Nigeria

first_imgRelatedManchester City Star Collapses During Nigeria GameNovember 15, 2017In “England”Manchester City Debunk Aguero ‘Collapse’ RumoursNovember 15, 2017In “National Team”Premier League Defences Beware! He Is Back After Horror Car CrashOctober 10, 2017In “Europe” He tweeted: “All the tests they run on me – just for caution – turn out well, so I’m set to go for Saturday’s match. C’mon, City!!”Manchester City would be glad that their all-time leading goalscorer (178 goals) is back in contention. He is also the joint topscorer in the Premier League alongside Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane. Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has declared himself fit for his club ahead of their crucial English Premier League (EPL) clash at Leicester City on Saturday despite his much publicised health scare against the Super Eagles of Nigeria in an international friendly on Tuesday night.Aguero featured and scored for Argentina in the first half of the match played at the Krasnodar Stadium in Krasnodar, Russia before suffering dizziness during the halftime interval.There were fears he could be out of the weekend’s league game at the King Power Stadium but his latest admission via social media would have calmed City fans’ frayed nerves.last_img read more

Agyemang-Badu pays tribute to late sister

first_imgEmmanuel Agyemang-Badu has paid an emotional tribute to hissister Hagar, who was shot in Berekum on Thursday.Police have been on the lookout for the shooter who isreported to be on the run.It was devastating news for Agyemang-Badu, who is alsoself-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 11,000people worldwide, including in excess of 4,000 in Italy where the 29-year-oldGhanaian is currently based.“This is the time my faith is being testedgreatly,” Agyemang-Badu said on Instagram.“Although my sister Hagar is in a better place now,where no one can hurt her, it has not been easy for me to accept her suddendemise. I am even more broken that I could not say a proper goodbye to a sisterwho has held my hand as a child and was still doing so.“Your loving messages, your condolences, your counsel,your unending support has pointed me to the path of healing and eternallygrateful to you all. “Thank you for helping me to grief, laugh and cry as Istill remain in self-isolation. Your words however short kept me sane. Thankyou!”Agyemang-Badu is hopeful the culprit in the shooting of hissister will be found, but also warned for caution and safety during the hardbattle to contain the coronavirus.“I pray you help us find the culprit soon. In doing soto help my family, do not forget we are not in ordinary times,” theUdinese loanee continued in the statement posted on Instagram.“Continue to follow the Covid-19 protocols. Wash yourhands regularly under running water, sanitise regularly with a sanitiser with60% alcohol or more base.“Cough and sneeze in your elbow, avoid handshakes andmost importantly avoid crowded places. “Help us find the culprit without comprising yourhealth and safety. Together we can fight corona and domestic violence. Godbless you all.”Agyemang-Badu recovered from a pulmonary embolism earlierthis season and has featured four times in Serie A for Hellas Verona.last_img read more


first_imgOPENING DAY CROWD OF 40,810 & OVERALL HANDLE OF $17 MILLION KEY BULLISH START                 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 4, 2015)–On the heels of a spectacular opener on Dec. 26, Santa Anita Park posted significant increases in both attendance and pari-mutuel handle through the first eight days of its current 68-day Winter Meet, which concludes April 19.With an on-track attendance of 40,810 on opening day, the track posted a whopping 33 percent increase over the previous year and its all-sources handle of $17,026,489 million was a hefty increase of 29 percent over a year ago. Business has remained brisk, as all-sources handle through eight days is up 25 percent.“We are very pleased to be off to a solid start at this meet,” said Santa Anita President Tom Ludt. “The overall handle numbers for opening day and continuing through today have been very good and we can attribute a great deal of that to our horsemen, who have been providing us with deep and competitive fields for our customers to wager on.“Our opening day attendance was helped by a variety of factors, including our free admission and parking policy in the Infield, which really seems to be resonating with a good many people on the weekends. On opening day, we had over 10,000 people out there, which is fantastic.”Santa Anita’s popular 50 cent Pick 5 led the way Sunday, as a carryover of $392,388 generated an astonishing total pool of $2,497,498.“We realize that our meet is still very young, but we’re very encouraged about our long-range prospects this winter and into our Spring Meet, which opens on April 25 and runs through June 28,” said Ludt.Live racing resumes at Santa Anita on Thursday, with first post time at 1 p.m. For entries, or to make dining and seating reservations, please visit read more

Thousands sign up for BMW new car-sharing service

first_img5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… Related Posts IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… Tags:#Autonomous car#BMW#car-sharing#driverless#ReachNow#Self-Driving David Currycenter_img For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… BMW has added 40,000 drivers to ReachNow, the company’s car-sharing service currently available in Seattle, Portland, Oregon, and Brooklyn.The platform is built for drivers in urban areas, where car prices and lack of parking space has made it difficult to own a car. The driver pays a small amount for each ride, and is able to choose from BMW’s electric cars, the BMW 3 Series, and the MINI Cooper range.See also: Baidu breaks up with auto partner, due to irreconcilable differencesBMW also offers a chauffeur service for customers that don’t want to deal with driving either, but this is a rather expensive option, when compared to Uber and Lyft prices.In the near future, BMW has said it will start to offer self-driving rides as part of the ReachNow program, which will be available to all 40,000 participants. We assume it will start self-driving rides in Seattle, where it already tests some autonomous vehicles.“The benefit to having ReachNow in your region, is that you are going to be the first people to try autonomous cars from BMW,” Banfield said at the Economic Development Council of Seattle & King County annual Economic Forecast Conference. “We are going to bring them here and we are going to be able to use them and test them.”Also coming to MunichFor Europeans interested, BMW will also bring the self-driving vehicles to Munich.BMW partnered with Intel and Mobileye last year, eager to build a self-driving alliance that could provide hardware, software, and services. Mobileye has since partnered with Delphi, the largest automotive parts supplier in the world, to build a self-driving car by 2019.The German car manufacturer is in a powerful spot in the self-driving race, with a bunch of big name collaborators and a large autonomous program. Its subsidiary, MINI, has also unveiled an autonomous vehicle concept that has facial recognition and personalization.last_img read more

Indian cricketer tests positive for banned substance in WADA report of 2016

first_imgThe World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) report of 2016 has revealed that one Indian cricketer has tested positive for banned substances among the 153 BCCI accreditated cricketers.The cricketer, whose name has not yet been revealed will be the second after former India U-19 player Pradeep Sangwan to have tested positive. Sangwan was playing for Kolkata Knight Riders in 2013 when he tested positive during that year’s Indian Premier League.According to the 2016 Anti-Doping Testing Figures, 138 cricketers registered under BCCI were tested ‘In Competition’ (IC) in which one cricketer has tested positive. It could be concluded that the cricketer in question has tested positive during a BCCI domestic event like Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy, IPL or Irani Trophy – as it has happened ‘In Competition’.It may or may not be an international cricketer but it is for sure that it did not happen during an ICC event as normally the world cricket’s governing body mandatorily sends a media release.There were 15 ‘Out Of Competition’ (OOC) tests conducted during the same period in which all results were negative. When BCCI was contacted about the identity of the cricketer, a top BCCI official, who handles the specific domain told PTI: “We haven’t received any report from the WADA as of now so we are not in a position to reveal the name of the cricketer.”The report states that one urine sample has ‘Adverse Analytical Findings (AAF)’, which means that the athlete in question has tested positive. None of the BCCI accreditated cricketers’ blood samples have been tested.advertisementIn 2016, ICC has carried out 561 tests with 244 In-Competition (IC) where there 1 Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) an 1 Atypical Findings. They also conducted 317 Out of Competition. Similarly, Pakistan Cricket Board has no positive tests among the 52 tested while Bangladesh’s 24 tests have come negative.last_img read more