Clockwork Pie claims to be UK’s “first digital fundraising agency”

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Clockwork Pie infographic – the 10 Pie-mandments Clockwork Pie, a new agency set up by Deniz Hassan, the former Head of Digital at Merlin, claims to be the UK’s “first digital fundraising agency”.Hassan says that a search of Google six months ago for “digital fundraising agency” wouldn’t have found any specialist agencies. Instead there were “DM agencies who have a couple of developers trying to turn leaflets into websites and digital agencies trying to figure out the nuances between e-commerce and actual fundraising”.Hassan has of course worked with and for agencies over the last 10 years.“I always found mentioning the idea of financial KPIs to which an agency would be held accountable for, was followed by a sharp intake of breath and various caveats being strung out”. He describes this as “truly staggering given that we’ve been encouraging and growing online giving since well before we heralded in the new millennium”.How Clockwork Pie startedHassan explains how the agency was created. Advertisement Howard Lake | 20 July 2014 | 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. Clockwork Pie claims to be UK’s “first digital fundraising agency” [message_box title=”Launch event” color=”blue”]Clockwork Pie and Big Mallet are hosting a launch event in Euston on 24 July 2014. There will be free pie, mash and Pimms, plus some free expert advice. “Anyone who’s into beautiful digital and delicious food” is welcome to attend by registering beforehand.[/message_box]  114 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital “Along with sister agency Big Mallet (a development powerhouse who loved charities but didn’t get fundraising until now) who invested in the idea, I setup Clockwork Pie to give digital fundraising a space and to give charities who wanted a group of people that not only live and breathe fundraising, but also have the skills to build and deliver amazing platforms to deliver it.”He added that “we stick with you for the entire duration of the appeal… Your risks are our risks”.The two agencies have worked with several charities already, including The Salvation Army and Lessons for Life.Jo Inskip, Head of Media at The Salvation Army, said:”Working with Clockwork Pie and Big Mallet has changed the way we work with our digital team. Their unique process of live workshop innovation and production is inclusive, collaborative, results driven and fun for everyone involved.”Lessons for Life worked with Clockwork Pie to raise over €850,000 by overhauling the online fundraising element of their Big Ride for Africa event.The 10 Clockwork Pie-mandments  113 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

Ministry of Health leading depression awareness campaign

first_img Sharing is caring! 181 Views   no discussions Share HealthLifestyleLocalNews Ministry of Health leading depression awareness campaign by: Dominica Vibes News – April 20, 2017 Tweetcenter_img Young man with hands clasped together (Photo credit: Numina Counselling)The Ministry of Health and the Environment is leading a campaign aimed at getting people who suffer from depression, to seek and get help.This campaign follows the observance of World Health Day on 7 April 2017 under the theme ‘Depression: Let’s Talk’ as part of a year-long campaign by the World Health Organization (WHO).According to the American Psychiatric Association, depression is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think, and how you act. Depression, which is treatable, causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person’s ability to function at work and at home.Health Educator Trisha Scotland, who was a guest on Vibes Radio’s Sunny Side Up program on Wednesday 19 April 2017, noted that the most important part of the campaign is to get people to talk about depression, because there is a stigma and fear associated with being depressed and even seeking help for depression. Depression symptoms can vary from mild to severe and can include: Feeling sad or having a depressed mood, Loss of interest or pleasure in activities once enjoyed, Changes in appetite, Trouble sleeping or sleeping too much, Loss of energy or increased fatigue, Difficulty thinking, concentrating or making decisions and Thoughts of death or suicide.Scotland stated that depression, which is a as a public health concern, is now on the rise, and has the potential to become a major health issue because it affects people from all walks of life. The American Psychiatric Association’s statistics indicates that depression affects an estimated one in 15 adults (6.7%) in any given year. And one in six people (16.6%) will experience depression at some time in their life. Depression can strike at any time, but on average, first appears during the late teens to mid-20s. Women are more likely than men to experience depression. “According to the most recent statistics from the WHO, we have three hundred million people worldwide who suffer from depression. This is showing you how big of a problem this is. It also shows that based on the figure that was collected, that there was actually an increase of eighteen percent from 2005 to 2015 which was just two years ago,” Scotland stated. Although depression is treatable, Scotland informed that many people are afraid to seek help. She noted that people from all age groups suffer from depression depending on their situations, including post-partum mothers, retired elderly persons, and teenagers who are suicidal based on certain circumstances. “I just want to make a call to action in terms of depression, because a lot of people, they might experience extreme sadness, but they might have a fear in terms of going to get the help that they need,” she further stated. Share Sharelast_img read more

Mirallas expected to see red

first_img “When I made the challenge the first thing I thought was that it was going to be red card,” he told national newspapers. “I was genuinely going for the ball but I know I caught him on the knee and I said sorry straight away.” Rodgers pulled no punches in his assessment of the challenge after the game, claiming it was the sort of tackle ‘that can end your career’. “I thought Mirallas should have been sent off. It would’ve been interesting if Luis made the challenge,” said Rodgers. “I have seen Kevin for a few years and he looks a real honest player but if you look at it in every way, real time and slow motion, it is a bad challenge. “He caught him on the back of his knee and that can end your career. “It was awful jumping in like that and it took Luis 10 or 15 minutes to try to run it off and he (Mirallas) had another one by the (far) touchline where he’s jumped up and come down on the back of Luis. “He (Suarez) is a player who can look after himself on the pitch, he is a strong player, but I just think it was a bad challenge. The Belgian clattered into Suarez knee-high and was booked in the 36th minute of the 3-3 draw at Goodison Park with the Uruguayan left in visible discomfort. Reds boss Brendan Rodgers felt that Mirallas should have been sent off and the Toffees forward admits that he too expected the worst. Press Association Everton forward Kevin Mirallas has admitted he expected to be sent off for his challenge on Luis Suarez in Saturday’s Merseyside derby. “It wouldn’t matter if it was on Luis or someone else it was a naughty challenge. “You don’t want to see people getting sent off but if they should be than that’s what should happen.” Meanwhile, Everton defender Sylvain Distin insisted the result felt like a loss but that spirits remained high in the camp after a tremendous game. “There are really mixed feelings. It does feel like a defeat because we conceded in the last minute and we conceded three set-pieces,” he said. “But at the same time we had five one-v-ones against the goalkeeper (Simon Mignolet) who made some amazing saves. “I think we limited them to two shots from open play which, considering the strikers they have, is pretty good. “It feels like a loss but the atmosphere in the dressing room was not too down as it was a good game. “I have played in 10 derby games and this one was the best one, even as a player, because there was a bit of everything: goals, some strong tackles, some yellow cards. “I think it was as enjoyable for the players as it was for the fans. “We just have to keep the momentum going. In those kind of games if you tweak one or two things it would’ve been three points and three points against a team like Liverpool, who are having an amazing season and are well ahead of us financially, would be something amazing. “We just want to try to be among the top six or seven to the end of the season and we don’t want to get dragged away from them so it is still a good result.” last_img read more