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Better Collective acquires Sweden’s Rekatochklart.com for €3.8m

Better Collective acquires Sweden’s Rekatochklart.com for €3.8m

first_img Topics: Marketing & affiliates Affiliates M&A AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Better Collective acquires Sweden’s Rekatochklart.com for €3.8m Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Founded in 2008, Rekatochlart.com serves as an online community where sports bettors and tipsters can share betting tips and analysis for sports events. Tags: Better Collective Rekatochklart.com Affiliate group Better Collective has announced the acquisition of Swedish online sports betting media platform Rekatochklart.com for €3.8m (£3.2m/$4.5m). 31st March 2021 | By Robert Fletcher “We become part of a well-managed and responsible company with a strong tradition for investing in its people and platforms – a company with a solid track record, when it comes to further developing sites and communities like Rekatochklart.com.” “With its strong brand and community of tipsters, Rekatochklart.com is a perfect supplement to our business and a strategically important step for us in strengthening our position in Sweden,” Better Collective co-founder and chief executive Jesper Søgaard said.center_img “In a year packed with major international sports events like the Euro 2021, the Olympic Games and the Ice Hockey World Championship 2021, Rekatochklart.com will enable us to engage with many more sports fans in the Swedish market.”  Email Address Rekatochklart.com’s Jens Carlsson added: “I am both excited and proud that we have been able to conclude the sale of our platform to Better Collective. This is a testament to the strength of our site and vibrant community of tipsters and gambling experts in Sweden. Marketing & affiliates Better Collective completed the acquisition as an asset purchase from Win&Fun Media and will consolidate the acquired asset into its group accounts, with the platform to be managed through its Swedish division. Regions: Sweden Jens Carlsson and Ulrik Sandebäck, the former owners of the Rekatochklart.com platform, will continue in consultancy positions at the Better Collective Sweden arm. Rekatochlart.com in 2020 generated €1.2m in revenue and posted €900,000 in earnings before interest, tax and amortisation.last_img read more

Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) Q22015 Presentation

Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) Q22015 Presentation

first_imgLucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2015 presentation results for the second quarter.For more information about Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw)  2015 presentation results for the second quarter.Company ProfileLucara Diamond Corporation is a diamond exploration and mining company which operates in southern Africa. Its principal asset is the wholly-owned Karowe Mine in Botswana where Lesidi La Rona was found; the world’s second largest gem-quality diamond. Karowe Mine consistently produces large Type IIA stones and has an estimated worth of $US2.2 billion unmined diamonds. Lucara Diamond Corporation also has interests in the Mothae Diamond Project in Lesotho and the Kavango Diamond Project in Namibia. The company was previously known as Bannockburn Resources Limited, but the name was changed to Lucara Diamond Corporation in 2007. Lucara Diamond Corporation is a member of the Lundin Group of Companies with its head office based in Vancouver, Canada.last_img read more

AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) HY2020 Interim Report

AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgAngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AGA.gh)  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAngloGold Ashanti Limited is a global mining company with extensive interests in the Americas, Continental Africa, South Africa and Australasia. It boasts a portfolio of 17 operations and 3 projects in 10 countries, including long-life, relatively low-cost operating assets with differing ore body types located in key gold-producing regions. The company was formed in 2004 through the merger of AngloGold and the Ashanti Goldfields Corporation. There are seven mines in the Continental Africa region, of which 6 are operational. In Ghana, the company has two mines; Iduapriem and Obuasi. AngloGold Ashanti Limited is the third-largest gold mining company in the world, measured by production. In addition to its mining operations, it has established several exploration programmes in regions around the world. AngloGold Ashanti Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

This FTSE 250 stock should thrive in a post-Covid world. I’d buy today

This FTSE 250 stock should thrive in a post-Covid world. I’d buy today

first_img Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Address This FTSE 250 stock should thrive in a post-Covid world. I’d buy today “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Stuart Blair Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Stuart Blair has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Amazon and Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Howden Joinery Group, Tesco, and Tritax Big Box REIT and recommends the following options: long January 2022 $1920 calls on Amazon and short January 2022 $1940 calls on Amazon. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Stuart Blair | Wednesday, 8th July, 2020 | More on: BBOX Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The pandemic has greatly influenced the world that we live in. It has been particularly damaging in the retail sector, where shops across the world were forced to close. Even with the majority of shops now open again, they are still mostly seeing a reduced number of customers. But the opposite can be said for online shopping. In fact, the pandemic is estimated to generate an additional £4.5bn in UK online sales and it is thought that a quarter of Brits will make the transition to online shopping permanent. Investors can profit from this trend. I’d therefore buy this FTSE 250 stock.Links with e-commerceTritax Big Box (LSE: BBOX) is a real estate investment trust which specialises in huge warehouses. These are then let out to major retailers. But what is especially positive about this stock is its list of customers. In terms of income, the top customers include Amazon, Morrisons, Howdens, Co-op, and Tesco. Other customers include the high-flying Ocado and Unilever. Such a large list of high-profile customers should help increase its resilience in this time of turmoil. A 96% rent collection rate in the first quarter is testament to this resilience.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The company’s customers are also on long-term leases (which usually exceed 12 years in length). This should increase stability and ensure steady revenues in the near future. With upward-only rent reviews, and the recent surge in online shopping, I can also see high levels of growth for this stock over the next few years.A FTSE 250 income stockFor income seekers, Tritax offers a fairly large dividend, which yields around 4.6%. With a sustainable and growing income stream, the company also states that it targets a progressive dividend. For example, the dividend saw a 2.2% increase from 2019 to 2020, and there is certainly room for further growth. The only issue I have with the dividend is that it has a dividend cover of only 1. This means that all earnings are essentially paid out as dividends, and they are not being reinvested into the company for further growth. This isn’t a major issue (especially as earnings should grow) but it should be considered, nonetheless.Recent developmentsAs well as a current stable income, the stock has plenty of room to grow. In fact, it recently announced a new development that will be the size of 30 football pitches. Market insiders believe that the customer is Amazon. This is a sign of its recent success and its potential growth. The firm has also managed to acquire approximately one asset every month since its listing, and this has established it as a market leader.All in all, I think that Tritax Big Box is a great defensive stock, well-positioned to profit from the surge in online shopping. With a price-to-earnings ratio of over 17, the FTSE 250 stock is not cheap, yet I’d happily pay slightly more for such a reliable company. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.last_img read more

At under $40, is the Pfizer share price too cheap?

At under $40, is the Pfizer share price too cheap?

first_img Stuart Blair | Saturday, 19th June, 2021 | More on: PFE Stuart Blair has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Since it announced that it had developed a Covid vaccine, the Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) share price has risen 18%. And it’s up almost 24% in the past year. Nonetheless, with a recent trading update that was excellent, in the views of many, Pfizer shares are now too cheap. But are they really? Yes, the company has managed to grow both profits and revenues. But these positives need to be balanced against some of the risks, especially as the company is facing multiple patent expirations in the middle of the current decade.Recent trading updateIn the first-quarter trading update, the positive impact of the vaccine could be seen. In fact, Q1 revenues were $14.6bn, 45% higher than the previous year. Profits were 48% higher at over $5bn.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…These are clearly very strong results and demonstrate why Pfizer shares have managed to rise recently. The company also announced a quarterly dividend of 39 cents per share. This equates to an annual yield of roughly 4%. In comparison to the majority of pharma companies, this is high and I feel it offers a compelling reason for me to invest.The recently strong financial results have equally demonstrated the positive impact of the coronavirus vaccine on the company. Indeed, Pfizer expects to generate $26bn in revenues from the vaccine alone. These revenues seem fairly safe. This is because it has signed a number of long-term contracts with governments around the world, many of which extend until 2024. The problem here is whether Pfizer can maintain its revenue growth after the need for coronavirus vaccinations has diminished.What does the future hold?Fortunately, Pfizer is not entirely reliant on the vaccine, and its core business has continued to perform strongly. Indeed, excluding the effect of the vaccine sales, revenue growth was still 8%.Furthermore, the company has invested large amounts of cash into research and development, which will hopefully come to fruition in the future. In fact, as of March, Pfizer’s pipeline included 99 potential new therapies. Although not all of these will work out, it is still very promising. A new, successful drug would likely have a positive effect on the Pfizer share price.Even so, there are risks that need to be pointed out. For example, many of Pfizer’s most successful drugs are coming up to patent expiration. These include the immunology drug Xeljanz in 2025 and Prevnar 13 in 2026. This means that generic competition will be able to enter the market. As such, it is vital that the company can continue to expand its pipeline in case sales of these drugs are negatively affected.Is the Pfizer share price a bargain not to be missed?This year the firm expects earnings per share of around $3.60. This gives Pfizer shares a price-to-earnings ratio of around 11, which does indicate a cheap valuation. After the success of the vaccine, it is also hoped that the company can build on this and remain a leader in innovation. Hopefully, this would be met with even larger profits in the future. So, I do believe the Pfizer share price is too cheap and has some upside potential. As such, I’m very tempted to add Pfizer shares to my portfolio.  “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.center_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Stuart Blair Enter Your Email Address At under $40, is the Pfizer share price too cheap? 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Breaking News: OCSO deputy killed in crash

Breaking News: OCSO deputy killed in crash

first_img Mama Mia Mama Mia TAGSFlorida Highway Patrol Previous articleUpdating Breaking News: OPD releases name of slain officerNext articleU2 coming to Florida in June Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mama Mia 3 COMMENTS Reply January 9, 2017 at 11:36 am From The Florida Highway PatrolTroopers and deputies are on scene of a fatal crash that occurred in Orange County. The crash occurred on Pine Hills Road and Balboa Drive at approximately 9:43 am.The crash involves an Orange County Sheriff’s motorcycle unit and a van.Preliminary information on the crash:The van was traveling northbound on Pine Hills Road. The OCSO motorcycle was traveling southbound on Pine Hills Road. The van made a left turn in the direct path of the motorcycle, to travel west onto Balboa Drive. The front of the motorcycle struck the right side  of the van. The OCSO deputy was transported to ORMC and later died from his injuries.The driver in the van was not injured. Please enter your name here January 9, 2017 at 12:15 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Now I see he did die as according to the story above, and the motorcycle officer was an Orange Co. deputy, not Orlando officer as I thought, sorry for the incorrect fact about that. Never the less, this evil suspect will be charged with the motorcycle officer’s death just as the Orlando officer’s death also, because it was in the commission of a felony that resultrd in two police officer’s death. Let us all hope he is found quickly before he kills again, as he is extremely dangerous!!!!!!center_img UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Reply Yes, Pine Hills has become a war zone. I used to work at JM Fields department store in the men’s wear section years and years ago at Parkwood Plaza. My mama and I went to Pine Hills shopping there weekly. Went to the Parkwood Plaza, Montgomery Ward Store constantly……I think my mama bought almost everything there at Montgomery Wards. We shopped Lerners and ate at the buffet there in the shopping center, Q J’s, and my husband who was my boyfriend then, and I went there to Pine Hills to the movies at the plaza, went also to the drive- in movies at Pine Hills, and even sold plants every weekend at the Pine Hills drive- in flea market, and the other flea market at the fair grounds which used to be along the roadway out front. We also hung out at the bowling alley at the Parkwood Plaza too. Pine Hills was composed of decent hard-working blue collar workers back then, but now, although there are still plenty of good decent people there, it seems the thugs are ruining it for all! Too many killings, too much violence! Can anything be done about it? I honestly don’t know……….. Reply Rosemont was another great section to live in the past but has become ridden with crime…..what is the answer? Things are only going to get worse, and it is true for everywhere, no matter where one lives! January 9, 2017 at 12:12 pm You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Law Street House / Muir Mendes

Law Street House / Muir Mendes

first_imgArchitects: Muir Mendes Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Peter Bennetts+ 21 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/168798/law-street-house-muir-mendes Clipboard Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/168798/law-street-house-muir-mendes Clipboard ArchDaily Law Street House / Muir MendesSave this projectSaveLaw Street House / Muir Mendes Photographs Year:  Law Street House / Muir Mendescenter_img Projects Photographs:  Peter Bennetts Text description provided by the architects. Muir Mendes was established in 2011 with Law Street House forming the practices first project. Located in a tight single lane street in South Melbourne the original dilapidated one bedroom workman’s cottage built in the 1880s formed the initial brief for architect’s/owner builders Bruno Mendes and Amy Muir. To pursue the desire to construct using ones own hands formed a very important part of the brief. Joe Mendes who manages steel fabrication for a large construction company formed the final link. The following 3 and a half years of demolition, excavation and construction would be referred to as ‘the daddy Mendes apprenticeship’. While working full time in practice the new house was constructed on weekends. This formed the construction program and associated cash flow.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsThe 93m2 site adjoined to the north and south neighboring properties and contained by a rear property called for access to natural light and a view beyond. Flanked by a two story modernist red brick façade and the ornamented timber cottage to the south, Law Street House became the fourth little pig. Constructed from plate steel the façade adopts a condition of blankness concealing the second story within the adjusted roof pitch mimicking the form of the site’s former cottage. A ‘draw bridge’ to the front window provides privacy and curates light to the front bedroom providing a signal of occupation to the house beyond. Save this picture!© Peter BennettsUpon entry the double height corridor directs the gaze through the full length skylight to capture a view of the existing palm tree. The inversion of the enclosed cottage corridor is adopted in order to maximise the penetration of natural light to the interior and provide an aspect ‘out’ of the tight site. Sky becomes an important distraction for the gaze. The white walls play host to the passage of light that dances across the interior as the day passes patterning the walls as it moves. Save this picture!© Peter BennettsA memory of the original lean to roof lines ripple across the underside of Level 1 defining the ‘section’ of the house. The rear of the house forms a continuation of the roof line folding down the Rescode diagram to the south. The rear façade to the east is tilted ensuring that no additional overshadowing was caused to the neighboring property. Internally the wall is pleated incorporating the heating panel and concealed blind to the window on Level 1. Save this picture!© Peter BennettsSteel construction was adopted to combat the tight site and aggressive termites. Windows, doors, stairs and joinery have been fabricated from steel puncturing the white interior. Tallow wood flooring was selected given that it does not suit the selective pallet of the termite. The flooring folds through the space and up the walls providing a robust skirting. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, one study, open plan living and storage have been carefully crafted into the 115m2. The house is divided into two living zones with the Level 1 gallery study forming the in-between space. Borrowed light and borrowed vistas articulate a space for living, for gazing, for pondering, for thought. ENERGY EFFICIENT DESIGN AND MATERIALS Sustainable design for Muir Mendes is very much entwined with the longevity of design and durability of materials. Natural ventilation and the provision of cross breezes through the house was an important consideration. The roof access ladder is also utilised as a funnel for air movement at the end of hot days.Double glazing. Every internal space has been provided with natural light generally through the provision of skylights. The provision of natural light reduces the requirement for artificial light significantly. During the summer months a large camouflage net is suspended over the main corridor skylight which reduces heat gain and summer glare patterning the walls as the day progresses. DESIGN RESOLUTION Law Street House was born from the desire to construct using ones own hands. The tight site called for the provision and penetration of natural light to all spaces. From the street the house responds to its neighboring forms – the red brick modernist house and the ornamented big sister workman’s cottage. Formally a hybrid of the two is adopted concealing the addition of the second story within the adjusted roof line. The reductionist plate steel façade pays homage to the workman’s cottage and its nuances. A condition of blankness is adopted as the house turns its back on the tight street seeking privacy within. The recessive black façade which sits in contrast to the light filled white interior. The use of natural materials and their inherent palettes were introduced within the white interior – steel plate joinery, stairs and heating panels, tallow wood flooring, charcoal Echo Panel to define the ‘section of the house’. CONSTRUCTION Due to the fact that we knew that we would be constructing the project with our own hands this determined the way in which details were conceived. Without being able to rely upon the input of a builder we needed to find ways to construct details in order for the project to be resolved in the manner desired. The crafting of details formed a rigorous part of the building process with most elements being constructed twice before being constructed a third time correctly. The acquiring of skills we did not initially have had been assumed rather than realizing the time and consideration it would take to adopt the skills required to build. The mental and physical challenge associated with constructing only on weekends while working full time during the week ensuring that a momentum was maintained. The pleasure of being directly involved, rather than sitting on the side lines, in one of the most important phases of the design process.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsProject gallerySee allShow lessTaiwan Tower Proposal / BNKR ArquitecturaArticlesPassenger Terminal Building Proposal / IN&EDIT ArchitectureArticles Share 2011 CopyHouses, Restoration•Melbourne, Australia Houses “COPY” “COPY” CopyAbout this officeMuir MendesOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRestorationMelbourneHousesAustraliaPublished on September 16, 2011Cite: “Law Street House / Muir Mendes” 16 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Nothing entered, something gained

Nothing entered, something gained

Peter Wylie holds a doctorate in industrial psychology from Columbia University. He is an expert on how non-profit organizations can do a far more efficient job of fund raising by carefully mining their donor databases. His business phone is (202)332-7571; his e-mail address is [email protected]  59 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis What do you do when you are missing data for your fundraising appeal? Peter Wylie sees missing data as an opportunity and not the drawback that you might think.Author: Peter WylieIf you’re not involved in direct marketing/appealing, what I have to say here may put you right to sleep. But if you ARE involved, I may have a little pick-me up for you. It has to do with the whole issue of missing data. Advertisement Nothing entered, something gained AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Now I’ve been playing around with databases on and off for more than 30 years. And for the lion’s share of those three decades missing data has been a pain in the butt for me. An example. Say you’re a fund raiser with a database of 150,000 actual and prospective donors. You don’t have a whole lot of information on these folks, so you send your entire list of names to a third party list enhancer (like Polk Direct or Donnelley or Dun’s Marketing Database) to see if you can get info on their ages, income, likelihood of giving to charitable causes, and so on. They send you back the enhancement of your names on a zip disk or a CD. But when you take a look at all the fields they’ve added, you find a lot of those field are less than fully “populated.”Only 40% may have an age estimate. Only 60% may have an income estimate. And more than 20% may have nothing at all in any of the fields. A big pain, right?Not necessarily. What I’ve been finding over the last several years is that “missing data” in ANY field in a database is often an excellent predictor of purchasing behavior, giving behavior, and “staying” (retention) behavior.Some compelling examples:In a construction industry trade association interested in predicting member retention, I found that members who had an entry for SIZE OF COMPANY were half as likely to drop out as members with no entry: 12% versus 24%. The difference was even greater for members with E-MAIL entered versus those without it entered: 4% versus 21%.In an educational foundation I found that prospective donors who had given at least once in five years were four times as likely as non-donors (44% versus 11%) to have some entry for AGE.In a professional association whose members had the option of participating in an insurance program, missing data in the AGE field was even more telling than in the above example. Fifty-seven percent of the participators had some entry for AGE while only 2% of the non-participators had any entry at all in this field. (What was even more striking to me is that the association had no knowledge of this difference and, of course, completely ignored it in their aggressive direct marketing campaign to sign people up for the insurance program.)In another trade association that sold lots of different products to both members and non-members, missing data in the field PREFIX was very predictive of how much people bought. For people who had an entry in that field the average amount purchased was $63. For people with no entry in the field the average amount was $23. Well, if you’re at all like most of my clients, your natural inclination is to ask: “But why? Why is the lack of data in these fields so strongly related to buying or giving or retention?” It’s an intriguing question, no doubt about it. Maybe it’s something as simple as the fact that committed buyers, donors, or members are more likely to fill out forms whose information is then put into databases. I don’t know.But from the standpoint of your role as direct marketer/appealer, IT DOESN’T MATTER. Now maybe that’s not a very intellectually curious attitude on my part. But I’m sure of myself on this point. What matters is not WHY this relationship between missing data and spending behavior exists. What matters is that it DOES exist. Because you can use that relationship to save lots of money and generate more revenue.And how do you do that? The details can get a little complicated because database management for direct marketers/appealers is still in its infancy.But here are some suggestions:Get someone on your staff to go through your customer/donor/member database and FORAGE for relationships between missing data in ANY field and buying/giving/retention behavior. (If you don’t have someone on staff capable of doing that, hire a consultant who can teach you how. Their fee will be chicken feed compared to what you can save and make on your direct market bottom line over the next several years.) Develop a missing data “score” for everybody in your database based on those fields that show a strong relationship with buying/giving/retention. Immediately start testing the effectiveness of this scoring system in your next available direct mail promotion/campaign. Do an analysis of the return rates you get by the various levels of missing data scores. If the people with higher scores are buying less, giving less, or sticking around less, build those scores into your marketing/appealing database. Mail more and more often to the people with low scores, and less and less often to the people with high scores. You’ll save hugely on mailing costs, and (depending on your goals) you’ll sell more product or bring in more donations or hang on to customers/members longer. 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. Tagged with: Individual giving Recruitment / people Technology Howard Lake | 11 February 1999 | News read more

Philanthropy masterclass in Dublin

Philanthropy masterclass in Dublin

first_img A seminar is being held in Dublin next week to discuss how foundations can measure their effectiveness. The seminar will be addressed by John Healy, Director, Strategic Learning & Evaluation at The Atlantic Philanthropies, and Diana Leat, Director, Creative Philanthropy at Carnegie UK Trust. Presentations by the two speakers will concentrate on their experiences in building evaluation systems in various international contexts, as well as tackling some of the fundamental issues about why funders need to evaluate. There will be an emphasis on sharing of experiences amongst all attendees. A discussion will take place on how can Irish foundations can effectively evaluate their work without placing too high a burden on the organisations they are funding or their own grants programme. Advertisement 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. Tagged with: Ireland Howard Lake | 2 July 2007 | News Philanthropy masterclass in Dublincenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  20 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The seminar will take place at Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club, 9 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin on 9th July from 2:30 – 5pm. Fee range from ‚€100 (first attendee from a member organisation), ‚€50 (subsequent attendees from a member organisation) to ‚€200 (non-members who have a role in the evaluation of foundations). Numbers are limited so booking is essential for this event.To book, contact Thomas Bibby at [email protected] or call (01) 670 8939.last_img read more

Pf26 Need Title Raisers: New Directions for Philanthropic Fundrais Ing #31, Spring 2001: A Challenge for Charities &

Pf26 Need Title Raisers: New Directions for Philanthropic Fundrais Ing #31, Spring 2001: A Challenge for Charities &

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Howard Lake | 26 October 2007 | News  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Pf26 Need Title Raisers: New Directions for Philanthropic Fundrais Ing #31, Spring 2001: A Challenge for Charities &last_img read more