RNLI anticipates role confusion over Coastguard strike

first_img  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The RNLI is concerned that misunderstandings over the roles of the charity and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency will adversely affect its ‘SOS Day’ national fundraising day this coming Friday.There have been several instances where the respective roles of the RNLI and HM Coastguard have been confused by the media. Fundraising and communications director David Brann said: “Our volunteers have spent months preparing for this event, but if the public think we are part of the coastguard and part of any strike action, they will not support our fundraising. That’s why it is so important to use that our position is made clear and the selfless lifesaving actions of our lifeboat volunteers, such as in saving eight crew from the sinking Ice Prince are accurately reported.”HM Coastguard has a statutory responsibility to initiate and co-ordinate search and rescue around the coastline of the UK. It has promised the RNLI that it will put in place contingency plans to ensure the communications chain to RNLI crews is safeguarded.SOS day will see individuals, schools, offices and others take part in fundraising activities around the country.www.rnli.org.uk Tagged with: Events Howard Lake | 21 January 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis RNLI anticipates role confusion over Coastguard strike 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.last_img read more

Blockchain fundraising startup receives investment

first_img Howard Lake | 5 September 2016 | News  166 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis47 Tagged with: Bitcoin blockchain Finance Technology Advertisement Alice SI, a startup company that uses blockchain technology to help charities raise funds based on impact, has been chosen to receive funding and business support by Bethnal Green Ventures.The company will receive an investment of £15,000 in exchange for 6% equity, co-working space at the Ministry of Startups in central London, and an intensive 12 week programme of mentoring and support, designed to accelerate the growth of the social venture.Founded by Raphaël Mazet, Areti Kampyli, and Jakub Wojciechowski Alice SI was one of 12 ‘tech for good’ teams selected for this support. Over 170 groups applied for the awards.The startup has developed a platform in which all donations are held in ‘smart contracts’ using a secure blockchain. This is a detailed digital record of all donations, who made them, when, and for what. The blockchain is an independent, distributed record of items, used by many financial technology companies, most notably underpinning cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. As such, it is designed to be secure, effectively impossible to tamper with, and provide transparency.Alice SI is using the approach to provide donors with “maximum transparency on the impact their money makes”.Raphaël Mazet told UK Fundraising:“The core feature is to raise donations based on pre-agreed outcomes, similar to “pay for success” contracts. These are then held in escrow in smart contracts on a blockchain and released only as and when the milestones are achieved. So the transparency comes from knowing what has been achieved, rather than looking at the exact use of the money. We work with both individuals and grantmakers”.This is the ninth cohort of startups to receive support from Bethnal Green Ventures, the accelerator programme “for people who want to change the world using technology”. 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. Blockchain fundraising startup receives investment AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis47  165 total views,  3 views todaylast_img read more