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Åland Islands-based operator Paf has cited the introduction of mandatory customer loss limits for its online gaming services as the main reason behind a year-on-year decline in revenue and profit for 2018.Group revenue for the 12 months to December 31, 2018 amounted to €111.8m (£97.8m/$125.0m), down from €116.5m in the previous year.The operator said that this was primarily due to lower revenue from its online business, which fell from €84.5m to €80.0m as a result of the new restrictions limits, which came into effect from September of last year.Introduced voluntarily by Paf, this limits how much online players can lose over a 12-month period. Paf acknowledged that this was always going to have a negative impact on revenue, but has been implemented “to offer a more responsible and socially acceptable gaming product”.Revenue from the operator’s land and ships arm, which has not been impacted by the new spending limits, remained flat at €31.8m, compared to €31.9m last year.Paf was able to offset some of this revenue decline by cutting back on spending in 2018, with total costs dropping from €32.9m in 2017 to €28.5m. As a result of lower revenue, direct costs for the internet business fell by around €1.2m.Additional savings of €1.3m were made by streamlining and decreased use of external services, while a Supreme Administrative Court decision in February of this year ruled that Paf does not need to pay converted VAT on its purchases from partners. This decision resulted in €1.8m of cost saving for the year.Staff costs grew marginally from €25.6m to €26.0m, while depreciation and amortisation expenses remained level at €5.8m for the year. Other operating costs grew from €25.5m to €28.1m.However, despite efforts to make savings across the business, Paf was not able to prevent operating profit falling from €27.6m to €24.7m. Net profit also slipped from €29.4m to €24.6m, with profit before tax down from €29.6m to €25.0m.Reflecting on the results, CEO Christer Fahlstedt (pictured) said that despite the decline in revenue and profit, he was proud of the operator for taking steps to improve its commitment to responsible gambling.“During 2018, Paf took a step that was unique in the industry and introduced undoubtedly the strictest rules for responsible gaming imposed within the competitive section of the market,” he said.“In particular, our unique limit for the maximum yearly loss, which we started rolling out in September 2018, has set a new level for measures that can actually demonstrate concrete results.“An effect that inevitably involves lower earnings from players who cannot or should not play for such large amounts as they’d like to.”Earlier this year, Paf took the unusual step of publishing detailed figures about its gambling surpluses per customer group over the past two years, urging its rivals to follow suit in order to open a “genuine debate” about problem gambling.Fahlstedt also highlighted how Paf was able to increase in total customer base by 24% in the last year, describing these new players as high quality. He said that despite imposing the industry’s strictest requirements upon customers, growth in its user base is positive new for the operator.“Paf is uniquely prepared to be a long-term sustainable player in serious, regulated European markets,” he said. There is a non-reversible trend towards greater transparency, increased focus on responsible gaming and ethically defensible business.“When legislation and regulations catch up with Paf, we will be very well positioned, and will be so in an industry with a completely different reputation and pride than is unfortunately the case today.“Paf’s challenge is to continually improve our- selves so that we can compete pro tably despite our self-imposed limits. All this while actively and enthusiastically campaigning for stricter regulation – an inspiring challenge.”However, despite this commitment to responsible gambling, the operator’s Paf Consulting subsidiary was fined SEK100,000 by Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen in March for failing to adhere to strict rules regarding a self-exclusion scheme in the country.A number of other operators have also fallen foul of this licence requirement, with the regulator having issued a number of warnings and fines. Email Address Customer loss limits hit revenue at Paf in 2018 Finance Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Finance Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops 17th May 2019 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Åland Islands-based operator Paf has cited the introduction of mandatory customer loss limits for its online gaming services as the main reason behind a year-on-year decline in revenue and profit for 2018.
The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group By André ForgetPosted Jul 8, 2016 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Shreveport, LA Tags Rector Tampa, FL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Job Listing Comments are closed. Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, leads the opening Eucharist of the 41st General Synod. Photo: Art Babych[Anglican Journal] Standing before the broad wooden altar dominating the center of the meeting hall, clothed in crimson vestments, the primate of the Anglican Church of Canada delivered his sermon at the opening Eucharist of the 41st meeting of General Synod in a voice thick with emotion.“This is the body that through its history has…wrestled with numerous issues within the church and in the world at large over which we have often found ourselves in deep disagreement,” Archbishop Fred Hiltz said speaking of General Synod itself. “Many of the issues have centered around inclusion.”In a silence that was palpable save for the low hum of the air conditioners, Hiltz listed the major debates that have arisen and been resolved since the General Synod of the Canadian church first met in 1893 — the ordination of women, the right of children to take the Eucharist, the remarriage of divorced persons and the place of Indigenous peoples — before culminating with the most contentious issue of the present day: the marriage of same-sex couples.“In previous synods we have often done our work of discernment and decision making well, and sometimes not,” Hiltz said. “We acknowledge that in our efforts to lift every voice we have fallen short in our capacity to hear the voice of the Spirit whispering into our proceedings a word of wisdom and grace.”The celebration of the Eucharist, rich in pageantry, art and song, officially launched the 2016 triennial meeting of synod being held July 7-12 at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites.As the primate’s words rolled out over the assembly of about 350 members, ecumenical guests, observers and support staff, they carried with them a certain sense of gravity. In only a few days, General Synod members will decide whether or not to allow the marriage of same-sex couples — a decision that could have long-term effects on the internal unity of the Canadian church, and its place in the 77-million member global Anglican Communion.But Hiltz reminded the gathering that while they face a difficult task they should draw comfort and strength in knowing that they are “being upheld in waves of prayer” by Christians across Canada and around the world.“All who pray with and for us have an understanding of a Synod for what it truly is — an assembly of the People of God from every jurisdiction within the Church gathered to do its work under the presiding of the Holy Spirit,” said Hiltz. “Accordingly they join us in prayers that the Holy Spirit will come and hover, settle and abide with us, to grace and guide, enlighten and lead.”A visible sign of this prayerful support was manifest in the presence of a number of international, ecumenical and interfaith leaders.Some of them, like Bishop Griselda Delgado del Carpio of the Episcopal Church of Cuba, Bishop Francisco de Assis da Silva, primate of Brazil, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry of The Episcopal Church, and National Bishop Susan Johnson of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, will be guests for the entire General Synod.Others, representing local Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Presbyterian, United Church, Salvation Army, Jewish and Bahá’í communities, would be present only for the opening service.Hiltz also urged synod members to pray for one another and offered former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams’ counsel at the 2008 Lambeth Conference to “muster the courage to speak to someone with whom a conversation would be difficult.”The service began with an unusual twist on an old Anglican tradition: a procession of clergy and lay people carrying colorful wooden staves with elaborate heads reminiscent of shepherd’s crooks and walking sticks, who entered before the main procession of lead clergy and ecumenical guests.According to Elizabeth Adams, the artist who created them, the staves were meant to invoke the people of God on the move, ready to heed the Holy Spirit’s call.This sense of creativity was carried through other elements of the service. 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ArchDaily Year: 2013 Chile ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/533329/catch-the-views-house-land-arquitectos Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/533329/catch-the-views-house-land-arquitectos Clipboard CopyHouses•Zapallar, Chile Catch The Views House / LAND ArquitectosSave this projectSaveCatch The Views House / LAND Arquitectos Save this picture!© Sergio Pirrone+ 21 Share Area: 593 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Projects Photographs CopyAbout this officeLAND ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodZapallarHousesChilePublished on August 04, 2014Cite: “Catch The Views House / LAND Arquitectos” 04 Aug 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
House in a Grove / STO.M.PSave this projectSaveHouse in a Grove / STO.M.P Projects Unitec Engineering Year: 2018 “COPY” Architects: STO.M.P Area Area of this architecture project Electrical Consultant: Client:Suresh VeerappanEngineering:STO.M.P EngineeringDesign Lead:Vignesh SekarTeam:Sekar, Balaji Pandiyan, Shoba Sekar, Shamini LakshmananCity:TirupatturCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Prithvi M SamyRecommended ProductsDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20MetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsText description provided by the architects. Heritage is this gamut of inherited objects, ideas, culture, and traditions. Not to be confused with preserving or restoring old things, values and ideas; It is often the collective of the tangible and intangible that has been passed on over time. Chettinad in Tamil Nadu is a city known for its wealthy merchants that were once hosted to wealth from across the globe.Save this picture!© Prithvi M SamySave this picture!AxonometricSave this picture!© Prithvi M SamyBut the Great Depression of the 1920s’ led to their gradual downfall. Even the opulent homes crumbled as the inhabitants couldn’t afford its upkeep. The city today, perhaps, resembles a discolored painting. A standalone palace haunts a desolate land with impressive exteriors but disintegrating within. In the case of Chettinad and alike, what does the current time inherit?Save this picture!© Prithvi M SamyThe answers are many and multi-layered. And amidst these questions, stands a home in Chettinad that reflects a fusion of traditional cultures, some heritage, and contemporary ideas. The clients wished for a modern home steeped in the cultural essence of glorious Chettinad past. The fundamental elements entailed massing, accommodating an open plan and hierarchy of spaces connected through corridors and projected eaves to house indoor-outdoor spaces.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Prithvi M SamyTo combat solar radiation and facilitate cross ventilation, the architects developed a façade skin of terracotta jaalis, that thermally insulates and keeps the spaces ventilated with natural light. Two major light-wells, façade jaalis and skylights engage the interiors in a constant cavort of light and shadow. The lounge on the first-floor made of filler slab, witnesses the play of light and shadows at sunrise, accelerated by the terra-jaalis and skylights endows a fleeting and shifting quality to the interiors through time.Save this picture!© Prithvi M SamyThe light and shadow configurations are further complemented by the rustic finishes used throughout the house. Exposed concrete is used on the ceilings, marble plaster on the walls and the floors are a mix of natural wood, Jaisalmer and Kota Marbles and Athangudi tiles. Athangudi/ஆத்தங்குடி tiles are manufactured from a village that has lent its name to the handmade cement tiles, which have been a part of the Chettinad legacy, since the British era. While the decision to use Athangudi tiles is to incorporate a slice of the Chettinad heritage, but the core intent is to procure materials from within a 50-kilometer radius of the site.Save this picture!© Prithvi M SamySave this picture!ElevationSave this picture!© Prithvi M SamyEven the terracotta pots used in the filler slabs were made with soil excavated from the site. Similarly, deteriorated trees on site were cut and its wood was used for concrete shuttering. In retrospection, the house does not imbibe the architecture of Chettinad, if one compares both entities side by side. Not in aesthetics or even the grandeur that the mansions encompassed. And the intent was perhaps never to mirror ‘heritage’ or revel in the nostalgia of the past. But the Chettinad architecture lay the seed of an idea and the architects trailed their journey from the house from thereon. House in a Grove / STO.M.P Photographs Project gallerySee allShow lessHouse 49 / Atelier WatersideSelected ProjectsGuiyang Zhongshuge Bookstore / X+LivingSelected Projects Share India CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Tirupattur, India Houses “COPY” Photographs: Prithvi M Samy, Balaji Pandiyan Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Prithvi M Samy+ 38Curated by Clara Ott Share ArchDaily Area: 365 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: Blum, Century Plywood, Hettich, Saint-Gobain, Bangalore tile company, Hybec, MyWindows ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/913448/house-in-a-grove-st-p Clipboard CopyAbout this officeSTO.M.POfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsTirupatturIndiaPublished on March 21, 2019Cite: “House in a Grove / STO.M.P” 20 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Renato Graca, Francois Du Plessis Manufacturers: Dado, Meir, Acor, Alpino Kitchens, Fibbonaci Stone, Mier, Still Houses Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/910459/waterkant-townhouse-gsquared Clipboard Architects: GSQUARED Area Area of this architecture project Waterkant Townhouse / GSQUARED Lead Architects: South Africa Waterkant Townhouse / GSQUAREDSave this projectSaveWaterkant Townhouse / GSQUARED CopyHouses•Ciudad del Cabo, South Africa Year: 2018 Photographs ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/910459/waterkant-townhouse-gsquared Clipboard Photographs: Niel Vosloo Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area: 3939 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Niel Vosloo+ 24Curated by Matheus Pereira Share “COPY” Save this picture!© Niel VoslooRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApavisaFloor Tiles – RegenerationDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalText description provided by the architects. Inspiration was drawn from the context and city living. The needs for privacy but still capturing the views to the city, harbour and mountain.Save this picture!© Niel VoslooThe street edge was treated with a hard concrete structure to provide privacy to the owners. Carefully punctured openings on the street façade allowed for natural light and ventilation. The large window on the street edge was screened using a bespoke custom made metal screen, which filters the afternoon sun.Save this picture!© Niel VoslooThe use of contrasting colours like black, white and natural timber kept the interior simple and minimalistic, which allowed the space to feel light and bright. This colour pallet was used both externally and internally.Save this picture!© Niel VoslooMetal and timber with smooth plastered surfaces contrasts as the day changes and the sun shines on the façade. Strong geometric forms are used as a medium to render shadows on the building and filter light into the spaces.Save this picture!© Niel VoslooSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Niel VoslooThe bespoke floating metal stair allows for vertical circulation that is light and unobstructed. A custom made steel screen filters the afternoon sun and provides privacy from the street and the neighbours. Feature track and spotlights were used to highlight architectural and interior features throughout the building.Save this picture!© Niel Vosloo A metal spiral stair connects the living with the entertainment roof terrace which captures 360’ views of the city, harbour and mountain. Two luxury high end town houses which maximized the use of space and vertical living within strong geometric forms within the city centre.Save this picture!© Niel VoslooProject gallerySee allShow lessDe La Huella House / NBBO ArquitectosSelected ProjectsVolume Zero Announces Winners of RE School Competition, Imagining the Future of Remo…Architecture News Share CopyAbout this officeGSQUAREDOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAfricaResidential ArchitectureCape TownGSQUAREDSouth AfricaPublished on March 29, 2019Cite: “Waterkant Townhouse / GSQUARED” [Residência Waterkant / GSQUARED] 29 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Seyyed Hamed Hosseini Architects: Hamedart Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/946373/darrous-building-hamedart Clipboard “COPY” Design Colleague:Shadi ShademanroozGraphic:Melika Asgari Sereshg, Fatemeh Sadat AbiriClients:Yousef FarahaniStructure Design:Ashkan Feizi RaadExecutive Group:Farasazan GroupExecutive Supervisor:Ali FarahaniCompilation Of Studies:Negar SanianArchitecture:HamedartCity:TehranCountry:IranMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Mohammad Hassan EttefaghRecommended ProductsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingText description provided by the architects. Every project in architecture faces challenges that achieving the answer will create a specific scenario for that building. One of the features of this projects site is its small width, which made limitations in interior design (plan) and exterior (facade). On the other hand, its 2 corners allow better lighting for the building. The project is located in Amirabad neighborhood of Tehran; the entrance is from the southern and western sides. This complex has been developed in 5 floors.Save this picture!© Mohammad Hassan EttefaghSave this picture!ElevationSave this picture!© Mohammad Hassan EttefaghIn this neighborhood, due to being worn-out and the lack of attention to proper design for buildings, passages, etc., it has become an undesirable place that prevents people from living in it. The view of the building that is facing the main passage, plays the main role in attracting the eyes of passers-by; This side, has a smaller width. Therefore, we designed the facade by breaking its main elements into smaller separated parts with different dimensions, which reduces the visual impact of the main façade ‘s narrow width. The facade became a clear representation of the strong geometry of the cubes that were used as the basic design elements.Save this picture!© Mohammad Hassan EttefaghThe white and light color of the facade cubes in the dark background expanded and enlarged the facade. Also, the different thickness of these cubes intensifies this difference, which can give a better vision to the flat surface. Another design solution is the form extension form of the smaller side to the larger one. It results in a confusion about the main facade ‘s borders, and made it seems larger and more prominent. Due to the fact that there are two sides for this building, it was necessary to create a chamfer in the corner of the building according to the regulations, and in order to fit the other forms, the wall chamfer is solved with fractures that distinguish it from its common counterparts.Save this picture!© Mohammad Hassan EttefaghSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Mohammad Hassan EttefaghIn this view, divisions will help the observer to understand the interior spaces. The plan of this project is designed in such a way that all the spaces have natural light and the variety of dimensions of the windows in the facade shows the function of each space and the amount of natural light entering it. The different thickness and retractions of boxes will cause light refraction and shadow, and the bedroom wall facing the west side with minimal opening protects against western light in addition to being private and cozy .Save this picture!© Mohammad Hassan EttefaghRigid forms with minimal openings will start from the location of the bedrooms (private spaces) and as it moves towards the more general areas of the house (living room and kitchen), the rigid parts will decrease and finally there is the open space (balcony). The cube ‘s material is white stone, and the dark surfaces between them are profiles. For these profiles, the car color is used due to its resistance to weather conditions, such simple and unambiguous characteristics give perception to the mind and will make the living space readable. “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/946373/darrous-building-hamedart Clipboard Lead Architects: CopyApartments•Tehran, Iran Iran ArchDaily Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Adobe, After Effetcs 2019 Project gallerySee allShow lessBellarine Hillside House / Freehand ProjectsSelected ProjectsMemorial to Enslaved Laborers / Höweler + Yoon ArchitectureSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Tehran Province, Tehran, District 6, N Kargar, IranLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. 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379 total views, 1 views today Tagged with: Individual giving John Grain Associates Research / statistics thank you 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis70 How good are charities at thanking donors? one in ten charities did not thank new donors who gave a first gift of less than £10almost one in five charities who did not ever thank new donors giving less than £5over half of existing supporters giving online received nothing more than a bounce back e-mail acknowledgementOn the other hand over 25% of charities in the survey made the effort “always or often” to send handwritten thank-you’s to acknowledge gifts.Thanks a million, says Macmillan Cancer SupportMeasuring thankingNot surprisingly, 80% of respondents felt that supporter care was strategically important to their charity. However, less than 40% actually measured thanking effectiveness in any way. Of those that did, more than 90% only did so in terms of how quickly they thanked supporters.On this issue the report found that:“Almost one third [of respondents] aim for a thank you within two days and a further 44% have a target of between three and five days”.JGA’s Client Services Manager Jaimie Stevenson-Miller said:“The report gives us some great insights into how we, as a sector, approach thanking. While there is much to be applauded and be proud of, there is also much to be concerned about, and while we might talk a good game when it comes to thanking and supporter care we would conclude our actions don’t always back up our words.”Saying thank youSupporting the Commission on the Donor ExperienceThe research was also commissioned to contribute to the Thanking and Welcoming project which is part of the Commission on the Donor Experience.The report expresses the author’s disappointment at the level of engagement with the research:“So, despite the many press articles criticising fundraising methods and exposing some very poor practices in some instances, and despite the changes to the Institute of Fundraising’s Codes of Practice and the new Fundraising Regulator, and despite the plenty of column inches and presentations devoted to the importance of supporter retention, supporter journeys, stewardship, donor care and a myriad other associated terms, it would appear that a somewhat apathetic view of the value and importance of thanking remains the case for many fundraisers and for many charities.”The report is available to download for free from John Grain Associates. It includes full analysis and interpretation and contains eighteen specific conclusions about how well charities really thank those generous enough to support them. Howard Lake | 22 September 2016 | News Does your charity thank all its donors? How? How quickly? And is there a lower amount below which you don’t thank donors?Research into how UK charities thank donors has been published by fundraising consultancy John Grain Associates (JGA). Their premise, based on 12 years of consultancy experience, was that“our experience continues to be that strategically and organisationally this area often remains the poor relation of fundraising. We wanted to see if others felt the same.”The company surveyed over 100 charities over the summer and found that: Advertisement 380 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis70
267 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 Charity supporters want and expect greater control over their regular giving, according to a new report by Rapidata into how the payments industry is changing and what this means for the sector.Rapidata‘s The Changing Face of Payments: what this means for charities and regular giving launches at the IoF Fundraising Convention 2018 on Monday (2 July). It summarises how the UK payments industry is rapidly changing in response to digital as well as Government demands, and the impact on the charity sector, fundraising and regular giving. The findings shows that 74% of Direct Debit payers think they should be able to fully control their payments each month.Questioning 2,000 users of Direct Debit, it also reveals that almost half of regular donors say they would welcome the option to adjust the level of their donation and to be able to skip a single payment. A third said they would welcome the option to take a payment ‘holiday’ rather than just cancelling.Rapidata’s research also shows more than four in ten respondents (44%) had previously taken the decision to cancel a Direct Debit payment in order to reduce their monthly outgoings.The report findings suggest that embracing new payment technologies and adopting a more open attitude to the regularity of donations could help to ensure charitable giving is an attractive option for new supporters, while providing supporters with greater control over payment options could improve the donor experience, build loyalty and reduce attrition.The latest statistics from across the payments industry on the rise of contactless and new digital payment platforms, the decline of cash, and the growth in Direct Debit, are also included in the report.Following the report’s launch on 2 July, hard copies will be available free from Rapidata’s stand no.33 in the Convention Expo. The report will also be available as a free download from Rapidata’s site. 268 total views, 4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 Tagged with: regular giving Research / statistics Supporters seeking more control over regular giving, Rapidata report shows Advertisement Melanie May | 29 June 2018 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
Melanie May | 31 July 2018 | News Charity seeks descendants of WW2 couple after letters found in shop AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Tagged with: charity shops Donated goods LOROS Hospice is hoping to track down the descendants of a woman whose letters to a British POW were found in a donation to one of its shops.A volunteer from a LOROS Hospice charity shop in Glenfield, Leicester, uncovered an envelope containing World War Two letters sent to a prisoner of war held in Thailand. All that is known about how the envelope ended up at the LOROS shop is that someone had donated a set of curtains, and the letters were found tucked inside them.One envelope is date stamped 20 January 1944, the same day Winston Churchill met with representatives of the Polish government-in-exile in an effort to break the diplomatic standoff with the Soviets.The handwritten letters were signed by a woman called Dolly Lowe from Cuddington, a rural village about four miles west of Northwich, and were written to a British POW named Billy.Sarah Forryan, Area Manager said: “What a wonderful find. They’ve been so well preserved, and Dolly’s writing is really clear. Wouldn’t it be lovely to find the descendants of the couple to be able to give the letters back to the family to keep as a lasting memento? We have an address for where Dolly once lived, so if anyone believes they have a family link, we’d love to hear from you.”Anyone who believes they have a family connection and want to find out more can contact LOROS Marketing Department, Groby Road, Leicester, LE3 9QE. Advertisement 118 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 117 total views, 1 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.