Red Cross recruits 3,500 new online donors following Iran earthquake

first_img Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics Technology Howard Lake | 19 February 2004 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Red Cross recruits 3,500 new online donors following Iran earthquake The tools are also being used to track the results of search engine marketing activity by the British Red Cross.center_img 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.  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The British Red Cross’s Iranian earthquake appeal of December 2003 generated online donations from 3,500 new donors.The appeal was launched on 26 December 2003 following the earthquake that devastated the town of Bam and surrounding areas.According to Revolution magazine, the Red Cross is analysing the motives and activities of these donors using RedEye’s visitor identification and customer profiling tools. These enable the charity to detect patterns with a view to being able to segment the donorbase in the future to send targeted appeals and messages. Advertisementlast_img read more

Justice Brent Dickson Honored “At We The People” Dinner

first_img200_dickson-hr-1Justice Brent Dickson Honored At We The People Dinnerby Marilyn OdendahOn an evening to honor civics education, Indiana Supreme Court Justice Brent Dickson was surprised Sunday with a thank you for his support in teaching the next generation about democracy.The Indiana Bar Foundation used its 2015 Civics Dinner to present the President’s Award to Dickson for his many years of service to the Supreme Court, the judiciary, the legal profession and the state.Bruce Jones, associate at Cruser & Mitchell LLP in Indianapolis, told the guests that as one of Dickson’s former law clerks he learned not only how to think more deeply about the law but also how to be a better person. He described Dickson as a man of faith who loves his family and who mentored and challenged his law clerks.Jones said he still carries those lessons with him and often asks himself what would “Judge,” the law clerks’ nickname for Dickson, do? Dickson has announced he will retire from the court in spring 2016.Dickson, accompanied by his wife Jan, said he was deeply honored by the award. He then praised the work the bar foundation has done in serving the bar, the judiciary and the citizens of the Indiana. He said the organization’s work in civics education has made a lasting impression on the lives of children, adults and families.“It inspires all of us in what we can do,” Dickson said. “Thank you not just for this honor but for what you do for civics education every day.”The Indiana Bar Foundation hosted the annual dinner at Indianapolis’ Union Station as part of the state We the People finals. About 100 people including judges, attorneys and teachers attended the evening event.Bar Foundation President Geoffrey Slaughter said Dickson has been an ardent supporter of the organization and has advocated not just the civics education programs but also the legal aid assistance provided to the indigent.On a personal note, Slaughter, partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, said while he has argued before Dickson, he got to know him more personally when he applied for a vacancy on the state’s Supreme Court in 2012. Slaughter said Dickson was personable and kind as he shepherded the applicants through the selection process.“You don’t replace somebody of his caliber, you simply succeed him,” Slaughter said. “Those of us who’ve had a chance to work with him, got to know him and appeared before him as lawyers, it has been a real privilege.”Also Sunday, the bar foundation recognized retired attorney Susan Roberts with the William G. Baker Award. Brown County Schools Superintendent David Shaffer was presented the John J. Patrick Award.Roberts was honored for her work in the Indiana High School Mock Trial program. Called the “driving force behind Indiana’s mock trial program,” Roberts is credited with making the state’s mock trial competition one of the most successful in the country. She was praised for her volunteer work with the competition and, in particular, for writing an original case and case materials each year for the students.Roberts was unable to attend the dinner but her friend, Janice Houghton, a faculty sponsor for the mock trial program at Heritage Christian School, read her remarks.Praising the enthusiasm and energy the students brought to advocating in the cases she wrote, Roberts said she appreciated the hard work and talent of all those involved with the program.“This award recognition would not have happened without the dedication of the countless teachers, attorneys, judges and most of all the students who shared a part of their lives to make mock trial come to life,” she said. “The students, their teachers and coaches, never cease to amaze me and I share this award with all of them.”Shaffer was honored for his contributions to citizenship education that includes the support of We the People program at Brown County Junior High School. Along with being a five-time state champion, the team has become a national powerhouse, winning the 2013 and 2014 national middle school invitation and being the 2015 national runner-up.In accepting the award, Shaffer applauded the We the People program as critical for teaching students about democracy and for spotlighting the good work the public school system can do.Shaffer was an American history and government teacher before he became a school administrator but he has not lost his passion for teaching. As the Brown County team was preparing Saturday for the state competition, he joined the practice session to help the students. The We the People program teaches young people about civic responsibility and ways they can positively contribute to their communities, he said.“I think that’s of great value and it’s very important to our country right now,” Shaffer said. “We have too many people who are not knowledgeable about our system.”Dickson echoed that sentiment, saying the We the People program makes the students better citizens.“We have such a need for civics education in our country because of the demands of math and other educational needs it’s easy to let history become an unwanted stepchild,” Dickson said. “These kinds of programs are so important because they help develop future generations that know about the separation of powers, know about the history of how our Constitution was put together.”The sponsors of the dinner and civics education programs were the Indiana State Bar Association; Barnes & Thornburg, LLP; Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP; Taft Stettinius & Hollister, LLP; the Kenneth J. Allen Law Group; and Church Church Hittle & Antrim.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

European rights court faults Russia over website blocking

first_imgEurope’s top rights court said Tuesday that Russian authorities had thwarted freedom of expression by blocking several websites in recent years, including some run by critics of President Vladimir Putin.In four separate cases, the judges ruled unanimously that moves by the telecoms regulator Roskomnadzor “had amounted to interference with the applicants’ right to impart information and the public’s right to receive it.”One of the cases was filed by Garry Kasparov, the former chess champion who has become one of Putin’s most vocal critics. His opposition website was blocked in March 2014 after prosecutors accused it of promoting “mass disorder or extremist speech,” the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) said.Five other applicants alleged unfair or indiscriminate moves to shut down their sites, including Daily Newspaper, a site critical of the government, and a website that explained how to bypass internet content filters.In each case, the court found, “the provisions of Russia’s Information Act used to block the websites had produced excessive and arbitrary effects.”It ordered Russia to pay each applicant 10,000 euros ($11,300) in damages.Kasparov had already won two cases against Russia at the ECHR in 2016, when judges condemned the government for unjustified arrests while attending opposition protests in 2007.Topics :last_img read more

More Hall of Fame

first_imgIn yesterday’s article I talked about 4 members of the 2014 Hall of Fame class, and today I will recall some tidbits about the other 4 members of the class.Gerald Freyer, son of inductee Donald Freyer, accepted the award for his dad.  Donald was a 1940 graduate of Sunman High School and a high scoring center of the Tigers.  High scoring in those days meant 10 points a game, because basketball scores back then seldom got out of the 30-point range.  Gerald recalled how members of a small high school not only had to play basketball, but at halftime they were also part of the band performance.Christina Kappes Hoff was a member of the original Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagles team.  She played in the first years of women’s participation in the IHSAA.  Christina was very emotional recalling how the youngest member of a large family was given an opportunity to not only go to school but to play basketball as well.Rick Thola, a JCD graduate had his plague accepted by his mother.  Rick passed away at a young age while completing a career in the U.S. military services.  Rick’s name still appears on rebounding records at JCD High School.Bobbie Brandes of Batesville received the Meritorious Service Award for two reasons.  One was for being a charter member of the Ripley County Hall of Fame Board and secondly for her nearly 40 years as financial officer for the Ripley County Tourney.  This was a volunteer position which Bobbie handled while working as a Batesville High School secretary.Congratulation to the class of 2014!last_img read more