Annual Raise Awards Recognizes Innovation in Nonprofit Fundraising

OneCause, a leader in mobile fundraising, recognized leaders in fundraising excellence yesterday during its annual Raise Awards ceremony at Raise 2019: The Event Fundraising Conference. Hundreds of nonprofits from 38 states gathered in Chicago this week to collaborate, share insights, and celebrate nonprofit trailblazing. “The Raise Awards celebrate fearless fundraisers who are driving innovation and shaping the future of fundraising,” said Steve Johns, chief executive officer for OneCause. “Each of these fundraisers embody excellence in philanthropy – pioneering new approaches, expanding their missions, and delivering impact. Their commitment and vision…

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UK companies cut marketing budgets for first time in seven years

The recent underwhelming performance of marketing budgets continued during the third quarter of 2019, with UK marketers recording a slight reduction to spending availability amid heightened economic and political uncertainty. A net balance of -0.5% of firms registered downward revisions to their total marketing budgets during Q3. Although this is the first time in seven years that marketing executives have observed cuts to their allocated spending, the net balance was broadly unchanged from the prior quarter (+0.0%) and fractionally below neutrality, highlighting the underlying tone of hesitancy that dominated UK…

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PRCA & Opinium research – ‘9 out 10 practitioners struggle with mental wellbeing’

The PR and communications industry’s largest piece of research on mental health and wellbeing conducted by PRCA and Opinium reveals that 89% of industry practitioners have struggled with their mental wellbeing. Launched on World Mental Health Day, Opening the Conversation: Mental Wellbeing in Public Relations shines a light on the pressures facing PR practitioners and highlights that overall levels of wellbeing in PR are comparatively lower than the UK average. The report reflects the findings of this year’s Mental Wellbeing Audit, which gathered the views of more than 400 practitioners.…

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IPA launches new effectiveness offering

The IPA has bolstered its effectiveness offering with the launch of the 2020 IPA Effectiveness Awards, a new Effectiveness Accreditation standard and an expanded suite of learning opportunities. Awards: Entries for the Awards, which are the world’s most rigorous effectiveness competition, are now open for anyone looking to demonstrate the business impact of their communications activity. This year’s judging panel will be led by Convenor of Judges, Sue Unerman, Chief Transformation Officer at MediaCom, and Deputy Convenor, Harjot Singh, Chief Strategy Officer at McCann Worldgroup EMEA. Says Sue Unerman, Convenor…

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CAP – A wee dram of advice on alcohol promotions in Scotland

The ASA/CAP have released a post called: A wee dram of advice on alcohol promotions in Scotland. I have enclosed the text of the link below, but please have a look at the ASA/CAP site as there are lots of things of interest to anyone with an interest in Ethical Marketing. We’ve seen a notable increase in the number of enquiries about alcohol promotions in Scotland. Generally speaking, most common alcohol promotions are a no-go, including BOGOFs and bulk discounts, but this is due to legislation rather than our rules. …

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