Hospice uses Progress CRM module for ‘Light Up a Life’ campaign

first_imgHospice uses Progress CRM module for ‘Light Up a Life’ campaign Chelmsford-based Farleigh Hospice has worked with Fisk Brett, developers of Progress CRM fundraising database, to develop a module to help it run its Christmas Light Up A Life campaign, one of its major fundraising events of the year.Light Up a Life is the Hospice movement’s way of remembering loved ones at Christmas by asking supporters to dedicate a Christmas tree light to them.Gary Hawkes, Head of Fundraising at Farleigh Hospice, worked with Fisk Brett to ensure that the ProgressCRM database could help maximise the potential of this event.“As one of the major campaigns bringing in funds,” he said, “we realised that we needed a ‘supporter-centric’ database that would enable us to build relationships with our supporters, and to manage their pledges in a sympathetic and appropriate way. We had already upgraded our contacts database to ProgressCRM, but wanted to have even smarter functionality to do Light up a Life justice.”Hawkes and Fisk Brett configured a special module for the Light up a Life campaign, which is now in action. The campaign began in early October with a mailing to warm selection list from both the main contact and supporter database, supplemented by a cold list from a mailing house. Campaign leaflets, printed with their own source codes for tracking by the module, have also been distributed around churches and other local outlets.Donations are received in a variety of forms, and each one includes the request to hold one or more names for a ‘light’ on a Christmas tree and an entry into a book of remembrance. Sometimes, requests are received to put particular names on specific trees or for certain services, and these are recorded in ProgressCRM. Donors receive an acknowledgment letter with the memoriam names confirmed within a special card.Now, in late November and through to December, ‘lighting up’ services are being held throughout the hospice’s area.Hawkes explained how the module has made managing the campaign much simpler. He said: “The database’s ‘Light up a Life’ batch entry module developed for us captures all the necessary information including details of the donors, checking against our existing contact list, and with the ability to quickly create new contacts and Gift Aid declarations.“It also allocates a ‘batch number’ date, source code such as existing supporter, or which new list or which leaflet used. We enter amount, transaction type (in-memoriam being default), and payment method with the ability to create a payment plan if we get a standing order.“The module also records the charity type, and the details required for the services’ cards and their in-memoriam names. These can be multiple names per donation which will be assigned to a card which can include up to five names chosen from a picklist of previous names used by the donor.“The batch processing and printing of the letters and cards is very simple, as is the management of standing orders, Gift Aid declarations and other financial transactions.”The Light Up a Life module is available to other hospices using ProgressCRM. Tagged with: Technology Advertisement Howard Lake | 22 November 2007 | News  45 total views,  1 views today 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1  46 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1last_img read more

Two women hospitalized for fox attacks, police advise Massachusetts residents to remain alert

first_imgDavid O’Brien/iStock/Thinkstock(SCITUATE, Mass.) — Police in one eastern Massachusetts town are advising residents to remain vigilant after a fox attacked two women on Thursday.The attacks took place in the town of Scituate, a coastal town about an hour southeast of Boston. Both victims were treated for bite wounds.“Please be advised that over the past 12 hours, there have been two separate fox attacks reported to the Scituate Police Department,” police said in a statement posted to Facebook.Police said they are still investigating the two incidents, and that they have not received any other reports of fox attacks.After receiving several calls from residents on Thursday, police located a dead fox on Old Oaken Bucket Road, an area near where the attacks occurred.“While there is no way to positively identify this fox as the animal involved in the earlier incidents, Scituate Animal Control will have the animal tested for rabies,” police said.For the time being, officials advised residents to be mindful of their children and pets, and to call the Scituate Police Department at (781) 545-1212 if there are “any possible sightings.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Phish Shares Pro-Shot Video Of Deep, Bubbly “Light” From Camden Night One [Watch]

first_imgOn Tuesday night, Phish played their first of a two-night run at Camden, NJ’s BB&T Pavilion (formerly Susquehanna Bank Center, the E Centre, and the Tweeter Center), returning to the venue for the first time since June 10th, 2011. Fans were eager to get back to the southern-New Jersey shed that Phish has played some noteworthy performances at in the past.After a strong first set, Phish opened with a monstrous 24-minute “Down With Disease”, easily surpassing the previously three played renditions this summer. The jam was complex and intricate, veering in different directions throughout its path, with a Page McConnell-led power-rock segment; blissful, fluffy territory; and a hard-hitting Anastasio guitar build-up, leading to the culmination of one of the summer’s top jams.The Camden “Down With Disease” was not the only noteworthy extended jam of the evening. Later in the set, the band took “Light” on a thrilling 16-minute voyage. With Fishman and Gordon powering the train, Anastasio and McConnell blasted off, delicately building on each other’s solos before Trey took things into his own hands and tore the roof off of BB&T Pavilion. This is one jam you don’t want to sleep on. Thankfully, Phish has now shared pro-shot footage of the fantastic “Light” jam from the webcast-less Camden night one, so everyone can get a glimpse of the magic.You can watch pro-shot footage of Camden’s bubbly and deep “Light” below:Phish – “Light” [Pro-Shot][Video: Phish]Phish’s summer tour continues tomorrow with a performance in Raleigh, NC. The show will be webcast free of charge via LivePhish. For more information on upcoming dates, head to the band’s website.Setlist: Phish | BB&T Pavilion | Camden, NJ | 8/7/18Set One: Crowd Control, No Men In No Man’s Land, Blaze On, Lawn Boy, Infinite> Wilson> Roggae, Rift> 46 Days, Sparkle> David BowieSet Two: Down With Disease> Backwards Down The Numberline> I Always Wanted It This Way> Miss You> Light> Mike’s Song> I Am Hydrogen> Weekapaug GrooveEncore: Show of LifeNotes: Down With Disease was unfinished.last_img read more