Fundraising technology provider iRaiser expands to the UK

first_imgFundraising technology provider iRaiser expands to the UK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 Melanie May | 8 January 2019 | News Fundraising software company iRaiser has expanded to the UK.iRaiser supports non-profit organisations in developing and delivering engagement campaigns for fundraising initiatives and works with 450 organisations including WWF, Médecins sans Frontières, and Unicef.It has already partnered with The Salvation Army and Shelter in the UK. Working with iRaiser, The Salvation Army saw online donations for its Christmas fundraising campaign increase by 20%. iRaiser has also supported Shelter in a variety of fundraising campaigns.Alex Wood, Head of Individual Giving at The Salvation Army, said:“The Salvation Army started working with iRaiser just as we launched our big Christmas fundraising campaign. By the end of the campaign our online donation income had increased by 20% year on year.“Amongst other factors, we believe the rise in online donations was thanks to the improved layout of the donation form, designed in collaboration with iRaiser. It is also thanks to the mobile friendly form. The experience of using the online donation form on a mobile is vastly superior to our previous donation platform and our online income has increased as a result. With more and more people using mobiles to complete online transactions, it’s vital that we offer a donation experience which matches people’s expectations of giving online, and iRaiser’s solution helps us to achieve that.”iRaiser’s white label solution is fully customisable and includes online donation, peer-to-peer, event fundraising, crowdfunding, advocacy, marketing automation and CRM. It uses algorithms to improve the conversion rate and average donations made.It says it does not take a percentage of donations or anything from Gift Aid, and also automates a substantial portion of an organisations fundraising activity, enables more resources to be dedicated to front line charitable initiatives. iRaiser charges a fixed fee per month instead of a percentage.iRaiser’s solution also incorporates payments systems which cover 12 languages (including Mandarin, Cantonese and Japanese) and 50 currencies, enabling organisations to launch global campaigns. It was founded in France in 2012 and has offices in the Netherlands, Italy, Denmark, France, Belgium and the UK.Antoine Martel, CEO of iRaiser Group, said: Advertisement  159 total views,  1 views today “Expanding to the UK is a very important step in iRaiser’s journey. Although the UK is the most charitable country in Europe in terms of funds raised, there are not many one-stop solutions for fundraising organisations. Those that are available tend to take a percentage on donations.”  160 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 Tagged with: online fundraising software Technology 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.last_img read more

Reporters Without Borders fears new upsurge of violence against press after bloody attack against Shiite in Quetta

first_imgNews Help by sharing this information Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists April 21, 2021 Find out more to go further Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) is extremely concerned about the risk of violence spilling over against the press after a bomb and gunfire attack against Shiites faithful in south-western Quetta that left around 44 dead.The international press freedom organisation called on the authorities to take all necessary steps to protect the threatened media and also urged the Pakistani press to resist all incitement to hatred among the religious communities.Within two days, Shiite demonstrators have attacked the press club in Karachi and torched the offices of the daily Jang in Quetta. The demonstrators accused the privately-owned Geo TV which is part of the Jang, press group of having broadcast “insulting remarks” on 24 February.The bomb and machine-gun attack against a procession to mark the Shia holy day of Ashura on 2 March left at least 44 dead. On the fringes of the scene of the attack, demonstrators torched cars and businesses, including the offices of the national daily Jang in Quetta. The authorities imposed a ceasefire in a bid to restore order.A group of Shiite demonstrators ransacked a part of the press club in southern Karachi on 29 February. Several hundred people came to protest against Geo TV. This followed a broadcast at the end of February during which members of the Sunni religious community reportedly made insulting remarks towards the Shia community.Some 20 demonstrators scaled the walls and broke windows at the press club. They also beat a watchman, who tried to stop them. He needed hospital treatment but his injuries were not life-threatening. The journalists inside the building took refuge in a room on the first floor while the demonstrators ransacked the premises. The demonstrators then made their way to the Geo TV studios but police blocked their way.President of the Karachi Journalists’ Union, Mazhar Abbas, told Reporters Without Borders that the press had been deliberately targeted. News March 2, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders fears new upsurge of violence against press after bloody attack against Shiite in Quetta Organisation Receive email alerts Follow the news on Pakistancenter_img June 2, 2021 Find out more PakistanAsia – Pacific PakistanAsia – Pacific Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire News RSF_en News January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Convicted killer of grad student sentenced to life without parole

first_imgXinran Ji, 24, came to USC from China to receive his master’s degree in electrical engineering. Photo courtesy of USC NewsAndrew Garcia was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. He was convicted in June of first-degree murder for the beating death of graduate student Xinran Ji.Garcia was one of the four people arrested for Ji’s murder in 2014. Jurors found him guilty for his use of a baseball bat to beat Ji.Prosecutors did not seek the death penalty because Garcia was a minor when the crime was committed. Garcia’s co-defendant Alejandra Guerrero was convicted of first-degree murder last October for her role in Ji’s death and is awaiting sentencing. The two other men charged in Ji’s death, Jonathan Del Carmen and Alberto Ochoa, are still awaiting trial. Ji was attacked on July 24, 2014 while on his way to his off-campus apartment near 29th Street and Orchard Street. Video evidence presented at the trial shows Garcia, Guerrero, del Carmen and Ochoa pulling up in a car and approaching Ji.During the conviction, Deputy District Attorney John McKinney said that the four co-defendants confronted Ji in an attempted robbery and struck him multiple times with an aluminum baseball bat and a wrench. Once Ji ran away, McKinney said Garcia took the baseball bat, caught up to Ji and continued beating him with it. Shortly after, prosecutors say the four co-defendants fled the scene.Following the alleged attack, Ji was able to return himself to his apartment, but was found dead by his roommate the next morning. Medical reports had indicated that Ji suffered skull fractures, facial lacerations, and a broken nose. Garcia, Guerrero, Del Carmen and Ochoa were arrested a few hours after the attack on Ji, after another alleged robbery and beating victim of the four co-defendants at Dockweiler State Beach was able to call the police and identify them.last_img read more