Investment helps GivePenny to expand

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 Tagged with: connected giving Finance fundraising events Investment helps GivePenny to expand Howard Lake | 19 April 2018 | News  244 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5  243 total views,  3 views today Advertisement ‘Connected giving’ platform GivePenny has secured investment of £200,000 and closed its first round of funding.The company will use the investment to expand its team, add new features to the platform, and expand its reach to more charities in the UK. It is now recruiting people with skills in partnership management, administration, web development, and various creative marketing disciplines.Established two years ago, GivePenny is used by charities ranging from the RSPCA, Bloodwise and Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice to UNHCR and the UN Refugee Agency. Together they’ve raised over £75,000 through a range of ‘Connected Giving’ challenges. These include:steps challengesvirtual marathonsPC/console gaming livestreamsGivePenny’s platform makes these possible through integration with other popular events, sports and gaming platforms including Runkeeper, Fitbit and Twitch. Just last week they announced a similar integration with running and cycling platform Strava.The funding round was led by Tim Dykes, who has a successful record with start-ups in the technology and telecoms sectors. He is now joining GivePenny as Finance Director. He said: “I have really enjoyed working with the GivePenny founders helping them take their project to the next level. The initial funding round was over-subscribed as investors saw the great potential in the business, and I am very excited to become part of the team going forward as we build something wonderful!”Lee Clark’s Step Challenge for Little Princess Trust on GivePennyLee Clark, founder and CEO at GivePenny, added: “Our work of creating an entirely new category for online giving can now accelerate. Since that cold, wet, flu-hampered bike ride in 2014 that started this all, we’ve been working towards building a mind-blowing Connected Giving platform, and we’ve achieved so much with incredibly limited resources. Now, with the financial support we have started to attract, we have a chance to turn more of our ideas into a reality and help good causes all over the UK raise even more, in new ways.”A second, larger round of investment is scheduled for later this year. 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. read more

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Reporters Without Borders – Le Monde Prize for Press Freedom

first_imgAl-Domari, the satirical newspaper Ferzat launched in 2000, was the first independent publication since the Baath Party takeover. The authorities forced it to close three years later. Since this spring, the street protests and ensuing crackdown have been at the centre of his work. For denouncing the corruption and abuses of Bashar Al-Assad’s rule, he was attacked in August by masked gunmen, who broke his hands as a warning. Organisation The American photojournalist Stanley Greene, founder of Noor Agency was the guest of honour this year. He paid tribute to his fellow photographers who died this year, especially Tim Hetherington, Chris Hondros and Lucas Dolega. December 8, 2011 – Updated on January 25, 2016 Reporters Without Borders – Le Monde Prize for Press Freedom 2011 Press Freedom Prize awarded to Syrian cartoonist Ali Ferzat and Burma’s Weekly Eleven News. RSF_en Press Freedom Prize received the support of TV5MONDE. Marie-Christine Saragosse, director general, added: “This is a logical involvement for a French-language TV station whose universal values are transmitted every day in the 200 countries where we are present. TV5MONDE has decided to participate in this prize and thereby join with those who constantly strive to bear witness, often at the cost of their freedom or their lives, to a world in rebellion and to the realities of war.” “We are also honouring a newspaper that has never bowed to Burma’s censors. Weekly Eleven News has always stood up to the military junta, using extraordinary ingenuity to slip through the censorship net and inform the Burmese public. Its editors and reporters have taken considerable risks and deserve our encouragement. At a time when Burmese political life and society seem to be showing signs of opening up, Weekly Eleven News has more than ever a key role to play.” Ferzat was chosen as 2011 Journalist of the Year because of the quality of his cartoons and his commitment to defending media freedom. Original and rebellious, his non-conformist attitude and creativity earned him powerful enemies such as Iraq’s Saddam Hussein, who threatened to have him killed after an exhibition of his cartoons in Paris in 1989. He was banned from visiting Jordan, Iraq and Libya for years. Newscenter_img “At Weekly Eleven News, we firmly believe and we maintain that nothing can be more powerful than the truth,” the newspaper’s spokesman said. “We are honoured to receive this award, but we are also very sad when we think of all the Burmese journalists who are still in prison. We must never forget the sacrifices that some have made so that change come to Burma.” Presenting the 2011 Media of the Year prize to Weekly Eleven News, the writer and journalist Jean Rolin, winner of the Albert Londres Prize in 1988, paid tribute to Reporters Without Borders’ local correspondents and to all journalists working on the ground in difficult parts of the world. Burma is one of the world’s most repressive countries for the media, and the staff at Weekly Eleven News often risk prison by daring to run stories on subjects that the authorities regard as sensitive. In August, it paid a high price for defying government orders not to cover the flooding in the northern city of Mandalay. Several of its journalists were arrested and it was forbidden to publish for several weeks. “I would have liked to have been with you this evening to take part in this beautiful event,” Ferzat said in a letter read out by the French cartoonist Plantu. “I dedicate this award to the martyrs, to those who have been injured and to those who struggle for freedom. May thanks be given to all those who have turned the Arab Spring into a victory over darkness and repression.” Help by sharing this information With the support of TV5MONDE, Reporters Without Borders and Le Monde are pleased to award the 2011 Press Freedom Prize to two symbols of courage, Syrian newspaper cartoonist Ali Ferzat and the Burmese newspaper Weekly Eleven News . The award ceremony was held today at the Le Monde auditorium in Paris. “This year we are honouring a courageous journalist who has been the victim of brutal repression by an obsolete government,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard said. “Ali Ferzat fully deserves this award. His cartoons target the abuses of a desperate regime with its back to the wall and encourage Syrians to demand their rights and to express themselves freely. The Reporters Without Borders Prize has been awarded every year since 1992 to a journalist and a news media in different parts of the world that have made a significant contribution to the defence and promotion of press freedom. The prize winners are selected by an international jury of journalists and human rights activists.Le Monde decided to become a partner in the prize this year. The newspaper’s publisher, Erik Izraelewicz, explains : “From Sidi Bouzid to Sanaa, from Rangoon to Benghazi, from Damascus to Cairo, there has been no shortage of major developments in 2011. The international media have covered them without forgetting that local journalists, often at risk to their lives, have for years been combating the constant violations of media freedom in these places. For 20 years, the Reporters Without Borders Prize for Press Freedom has been reminding the public that their struggle is also our struggle. Le Monde is pleased to join Reporters Without Borders in this undertaking.”last_img read more

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Philippe Senderos explains how Arsene Wenger persuaded him to join Arsenal over Man Utd

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Wenger convinced Senderos of a move to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)After signing for Arsenal in 2003, Senderos suffered multiple injuries, forcing him to miss the entirety of the Gunners’ historic ‘Invincibles’ season.The defender never made more than 20 league appearances in one season for the Gunners, and after loan moves to AC Milan and Everton, ended up leaving the club permanently in 2010.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsSenderos backs Mikel Arteta to take the current Arsenal team forward, suggesting top centre-backs Kalidou Koulibaly of Napoli or Barcelona’s Samuel Umtiti would help get the Gunners back to the top.He added: ‘Arteta knows the environment well and can bring Arsenal back to the top. ‘After Wenger’s farewell it was not easy to start again. ‘With Emery things did not go well, but Mikel can be the right man. I want to see again the Gunners above: a great defender is needed. ‘I know they are interested in [Kalidou] Koulibaly and [Samuel] Umtiti: I would take one of the two to return to the top. The favourite? I say KK.’MORE: Arsenal boosted in Luka Jovic race as AC Milan and Napoli interest coolsMORE: Thomas Partey’s agents apologise over Arsenal and Manchester United transfer hintFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 30 Apr 2020 7:21 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link829Shares Advertisement Philippe Senderos explains how Arsene Wenger persuaded him to join Arsenal over Man Utd Senderos was highly rated at 18 (Picture: Getty)Former Arsenal defender Philippe Senderos has revealed Arsene Wenger launched a charm offensive to persuade him to reject a move to Manchester United and join the Gunners.As an 18-year-old plying his trade at Swiss side Servette, the centre-back had the world at his feet, attracting interest from top Premier League clubs, as well as Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.Senderos recalls meeting with multiple managers who all tried to convince him to join their respective clubs, but Wenger’s philosophical approach won him over, and when he saw the Frenchman’s team play, he was immediately ‘bewitched’.Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveAdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTIn an Instagram Q&A with Italian journalist Nicolo Schira, the former Switzerland international said: ‘I was 18 and Real Madrid and Manchester United had also looked for me. ‘I went to Munich twice to speak with Bayern, [Ottmar] Hitzfeld wanted me, but I found a special feeling with Arsene Wenger. ‘He and Gerard Houllier came to Geneva to convince me. Wenger talked to me about football and not about money, he had a plan for me. ‘Then I went to see a game at Highbury, and I was bewitched. That’s why I chose Arsenal.‘At first he [Wenger] was very close to me, giving me a lot of advice. He immediately made me feel like an important player, even though I was 18.’last_img read more

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Late Cisse strike stuns Potters

first_img The Senegal international struck two minutes into stoppage time to complete a comeback after the Potters had threatened to snatch victory at St James’ Park. Jonathan Walters had given the visitors the lead against the run of play from the penalty spot with 67 minutes gone, but Yohan Cabaye’s superb free-kick six minutes later set the stage for Cisse’s last-gasp winner. Press Association With Steven Taylor and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa up for the fight and keeper Rob Elliot accepting the responsibility to deal with his share of the aerial assault, the Magpies were largely untroubled during the opening 45 minutes. Elliot had to field a third-minute volley by Peter Crouch, after he had been allowed to control Ryan Shawcross’ long ball on his chest 25 yards out, and then pluck Ryan Shotton’s tame effort from underneath his crossbar nine minutes later. Cabaye sent a 16th-minute shot from distance across Asmir Begovic and just past the far post, and Jonas Gutierrez curled another effort similarly wide five minutes later. Davide Santon tested Begovic with a well-struck 33rd-minute drive after cutting inside Shotton, but the home side should really have been in front four minutes later. Cabaye’s through-ball took a deflection and evaded Sissoko but it fell nicely for Yoan Gouffran, only for the Frenchman to lift his shot over the bar. Cabaye saw a 42nd-minute strike deflected just wide with the keeper wrong-footed, but the black and white shirts had to close ranks as Glenn Whelan forced his way into the penalty area but could not find a finish. The hosts’ task grew in size with 23 minutes remaining when, after Cheick Tiote had felled Walters with a rash challenge inside the box, referee Andre Marriner had little option but to point to the spot and Walters, whose recent record from 12 yards has been dreadful, duly obliged to give the visitors a lead they scarcely deserved. However, the advantage lasted barely six minutes as the game became increasingly lively both on and off the pitch. Sissoko was tripped by Whelan literally inches outside the box and after Mr Marriner awarded a free-kick, Begovic became embroiled in a row with Steven Taylor as the Stoke coaching staff took exception to Pardew’s reaction on the sideline. But once order had been restored, Cabaye curled the resulting free-kick over the wall and in off the underside of the crossbar to level. There was even better to come deep into injury time when substitute Sylvain Marveaux picked out Cisse in front of goal and he controlled and fired past the stranded Begovic to snatch victory. center_img Papiss Cisse dragged Newcastle nine points clear of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone with a dramatic injury-time winner in a 2-1 victory over Stoke.last_img read more

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