AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 5 November 2004 | News Campaign for Web browser raises $250,000 online in 10 days 19 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Mozilla Foundation has raised $250,000 in 10 days from 10,000 individuals to help promote the final version of its open source Web browser Firefox 1.0 when it is released on 9 November 2004.The appeal was launched to pay for a full page advert in The New York Times promoting Firefox, an alternative to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. Its original target was beaten quickly when it passed the $100,000 mark within three days. The spare cash will be used for further promotional activity for the browser which aims to take some of the market dominated by Microsoft’s browser.Fundraising UK Ltd switched two months ago away from Internet Explorer to Firefox as its machines’ standard Web browser, after experiencing a two-day interruption to our work from a spyware intrusion. This occurred despite our regularly-updated use of a firewall, anti-virus, and anti-malware products, together with the latest patched versions of Windows and Internet Explorer. Advertisement Critics of Internet Explorer argue that it has not been significantly developed for five years and is prone to security lapses. Microsoft does however offer regular security patch updates for the product.The US campaign has inspired a fundraising campaign in Germany to pay for a similar newspaper advert, and a UK campaign is under consideration. Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics 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.
City Bridge Trust appoints first BAME Chairman: charity appointment round up Melanie May | 31 May 2019 | News Judi Rhys appointed Tenovus Cancer Care Chief ExecutiveTenovus Cancer Care has appointed Judi Rhys as its new Chief Executive. She took up the role on 20 May and replaces Claudia McVie. Born and bred in Wales, Rhys joins Tenovus Cancer Care from Cancer Research Wales, where she became the charity’s first Chief Executive. Before Cancer Research Wales Rhys held Chief Executive positions with the British Liver Trust and Arthritis Care, as well as senior roles at the MS Society and Diabetes UK. She is also a Non-executive Director of Public Health Wales and Sport Wales. This edition of UK Fundraising’s regular recruitment round up for the charity sector includes three new CEO appointments, and the first BAME Chairman for City Bridge Trust. 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. Advertisement Director General of Seafarers UK to step down after 17 yearsCommodore Barry Bryant CVO RN is to step down after 17 years as Director General of Seafarers UK in July. His final fundraising challenge is to abseil 100 metres down the iconic Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth, UK on 30 June.Commodore Bryant said:“I was looking forward to going quietly after 17 enjoyable but fairly frenetic years at the helm, but as usual my team had other ideas! Fundraising has been perhaps the hardest part of the job, but so absolutely necessary if Seafarers UK is to take forward our many initiatives across the whole maritime community.” Tagged with: Charity People Recruitment / people Robert Gofton appointed CEO of Royal Life Saving Society UKThe Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) has appointed a new CEO: Robert Gofton. Formerly Director of Operations and Business Development for One World Events in Bristol, Gofton has also previously worked as the Chief Executive Officer for both the children’s charity, CHICKS (Country Holidays for Inner City Kids) and Falmouth and Exeter Students’ Union. He also has extensive experience of working within the charity and private sectors, with additional expertise from a background that includes commercial businesses, fundraising, large membership-led and voluntary organisations. 308 total views, 2 views today New CEO for Coeliac UKCoeliac UK has appointed Hilary Croft as its new CEO from 3 June 2019, succeeding Sarah Sleet. Croft’s professional background lies in business transformation. Her senior management career started in marketing with Capgemini, where she worked with a variety of organisations, such as Virgin Atlantic, Sky, Lego and Royal Mail. Croft also has experience in the food and drink sector through previous positions with Marks and Spencer, Coca-Cola, Compass Group and World Duty Free Europe. More recently, as CEO of the Felix Project, she developed significant partnerships with food suppliers and re-distributers to reduce food waste and food poverty across London. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 309 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 First BAME Chairman of City Bridge Trust appointedDhruv Patel, who founded the City Hindus Network, has become the first ever BAME (black, Asian, and minority ethnic) Chairman of City Bridge Trust. Patel, an Elected Member of the City of London Corporation since 2013, was elected as Chairman of the City Bridge Trust Committee in May. He replaces Alison Gowman, who has served her full three-year term, and now becomes Deputy Chair of the Committee.