12 contactless ways that charities can fundraise this Christmas

first_img  337 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Howard Lake | 15 December 2020 | News Tagged with: christmas Fundraising ideas infographic online fundraising ideas QR Codes 12 contactless ways that charities can fundraise this Christmas The team at physical-digital marketing specialists Thyngs have shared 12 ideas of how charities can fundraise at Christmas 2020 using contactless methods.Using the power of the QR code they range from social media selfies and Zoom backgrounds with QR codes, to appeal videos and Christmas cards with a QR code and hidden NFC sticker. Advertisement Thyngs partners with Fidel to speed up Gift Aid donations (20 April 2020)Thyngs adds Paypal as option for cashless mobile donations (8 August 2017)Norwich hospital charity introduces cashless donations for visitors (3 October 2017) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 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.last_img read more


Calhoun annihilates Illini defense

first_imgMATTHEW KUTZ/Herald photoCHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Despite entering Saturday as heavy underdogs, Illinois’s offense seemed to have Wisconsin’s number. But Badger running back Brian Calhoun always had the answer, leading the UW to a 41-24 win at Memorial Stadium.Calhoun rushed for 197 yards and five touchdowns on 35 carries Saturday, tying the school single-game scoring record for the second time this season. The junior is now tied with former Wisconsin great Ron Dayne in the school record books for most touchdowns in a single season with 21 on the year, and is just two shy of matching Dayne’s mark for most rushing scores (also 21).Three of Calhoun’s touchdowns came directly after the Illini had cut the Wisconsin lead to 10 points or less. And, for an offense that wanted to re-establish its rushing attack, the win served as the perfect venue.”We came in wanting to establish the run,” Alvarez said. “That was one of our plans. We really squeezed down our game plan coming into this game. We limited just to a handful of runs, showed a lot of window dressing, but just wanted to condense the runs and execute them well. We thought maybe we were trying to do too much and not executing.”After taking the ball to start the game, Wisconsin did not attempt a single pass on its opening drive, an 80-yard march. Calhoun alone rushed for 53 of those yards, capping the score with a six-yard touchdown to give Wisconsin a 6-0 lead (via a missed extra point) and set the tone for the game.”Obviously we’ve gotten away from it the last couple of weeks, and we felt we could establish the run against Illinois,” Calhoun said. “Even if we had a couple losses or one-yard plays, we kept pounding it and pounding it, and eventually we had some long runs in the end.”In fact, the first 15 plays of the game were all runs — a bit of a reversal from the past several weeks when the UW coaching staff went to the air early on.When the Badgers did throw the ball, they did it effectively. Quarterback John Stocco’s first pass of the game went for a touchdown, a 62-yard strike to a seemingly uncovered Brandon Williams.”That was the exact same look that we had all week against the scouts,” Williams said of the play. “They did bring a blitz from the nickel back, but other than that it was exactly how we expected them to play it and it worked to perfection.”Stocco finished the day completing 14 of 22 attempts for 225 yards and the one touchdown.His counterpart, Illinois signal caller Tim Brasic, also enjoyed a career day, breaking the school record for quarterbacks with 116 rushing yards on the day to go along with 277 yards through the air. His ability to tuck the ball and scramble in passing situations repeatedly hurt the Wisconsin defense.Brasic led the Illini — who actually out-gained the Badgers in total yardage — on a pair of scoring drives to cut the Badger lead to 13-10 with 7:42 remaining in the first half, but as was the norm, Calhoun led the Wisconsin response. On the ensuing possession, he accounted for 45 of the 51 yards that the drive spanned, including his second touchdown of the game, a two-yard plunge to push the UW advantage back to 10 points.”Over the course of the game, there’s going to be a lot of momentum changes,” Stocco said. “It’s like a pendulum, it’s going to go back and forth, and any time we lose it we want to get it back and get it back fast. And I think we did a good job of that today.”Two possessions after Calhoun scored his third touchdown following UW freshman Jonathan Casillas’ second blocked punt of the season, Illini running back Pierre Thomas cut the lead to 10 points once again with 4:28 left in the third quarter. Yet again, though, Calhoun had an answer on the ensuing drive.Carrying the ball on the final five plays of a 73-yard scoring march, the junior slashed off right tackle for another six-yard touchdown.However, Calhoun saved his best run of the day for last.Just 13 seconds after Brasic connected with Kyle Hudson to pull within 10 for the second time in the half, Calhoun took a carry off left tackle, bounced outside and used a big block from fullback Chris Pressley to spring himself down the sidelines for a 46-yard touchdown, his longest run of the season.”Great patience, great vision, great burst,” co-offensive coordinator Brian White said of the run. “Chris Pressley just threw a phenomenal block, and he did an unbelievable job of tight-roping that sideline. I didn’t think it was humanly possible, that someone could stay in bounds as tight as he was to the sidelines, but that’s what makes Brian a special back.”Still, heading into next Saturday’s battle for first place in the Big Ten with Penn State, Calhoun knows both sides of the ball will have to be ready to answer the challenge.”It’s tough when you see the other offense put up points, but we can’t worry about that,” Calhoun said. “All we do is, we’ve got to go out there and score points, and today 41 was enough. So hopefully we can tighten things up on offense and defense next week and be ready to play.”last_img read more


Blažević: BiH football players are the sons of their homeland

first_imgFamous football manager and former manager of BIH Miroslav Ćiro Blažević said to FBiH TV that BiH showed in the last match against Greece that it is a better team and added that he’s an optimist and I hope that BiH will win. Blažević noted that Greece is a tough team, but the biggest guarantee of good play for BIH is the fact that it has many good players.Blažević added that the fact that this is such an important match should be enough inspiration to players to play hard and well.Blažević noted that it is true that BiH group is rather easy, but other opponents, like Slovakia, must not be underestimated either.In the end, Blažević wished BiH team all the best, and added that they are the sons of their homeland, and they have the opportunity to present BiH in the best way possible, like no one has ever done before.last_img read more


Bengals vs. Steelers odds, prediction, betting trends for ‘Monday Night Football’

first_imgHere’s everything to know about betting on Bengals vs. Steelers, including updated odds, trends and our prediction for “Monday Night Football” in Week 5.MORE: Get the latest NFL odds at Sportsbook ReviewBetting odds for ‘Monday Night Football’Spread: Steelers by 3Point total: 45Odds: Bengals +105, Steelers -115The Steelers have remained basically a home-field advantage favorite since the line was first released. With them starting Mason Rudolph instead of Ben Roethlisberger and the Bengals being coached by Zac Taylor instead of Marvin Lewis, it brings an unfamiliarity to a predictable matchup from years past.Bengals vs. Steelers all-time seriesThe Steelers have dominated over the years with a 64-35 record, and they are looking to add the 100th meeting to the win column. They have won eight straight in the rivalry, dating back to December 2015.  But seven of the past nine games between them have been decided by one possession.Three trends to know— 52 percent of spread bettors like the Steelers to cover at home, but 54 percent of the moneyline bettors like the Bengals to win outright.— The Steelers are 35-19 against the spread vs. the Bengals since 1996, and 4-2 over the pass three seasons.— The Steelers are 6-0 against the Bengals over the past three seasons and only one of those games went over the expected point total.MORE: 18 incidents that have inflamed Steelers-Bengals rivalryThree things to watchJames Conner vs. the Bengals’ run defenseCincinnati is the second-worst team against the run, only behind Miami, giving up nearly on average 169 yards rushing per game. Pittsburgh ranked 31st in the NFL with 90.3 rushing yards per game in ’18 and despite being ranked 29th so far this season, has been worse at 64 yards per game.The Steelers have a good offensive line and Conner is a more than competent back. The Bengals have a bad front seven. This screams breakout game for the Steelers on the ground.Tyler Boyd vs. the Steelers’ pass defenseThe Steelers have been destroyed in slot coverage this season. Julian Edelman and Tyler Lockett were difficult coverage assignments and they also had trouble with the 49ers spreading the ball around in the middle of the field. Boyd has been very efficient with his routes, with 24 catches on 33 targets for 250 yards.In his last outing against the Steelers, he caught 7 of 9 targets for 62 yards and 2 TDs. He needs to have another big game for the Bengals to have a chance. This time, the Steelers have Minkah Fitzpatrick to try to contain him.Taylor vs. TomlinTaylor has brought some innovative passing concepts to the Bengals and they aren’t afraid to be aggressive throwing with Dalton. The Steelers have given up a ton of big plays this season and the Bengals have been living off those, namely to speedy wideout John Ross. The Steelers started to clean up things up under coach Mike Tomlin and defensive coordinator Keith Butler, but they need to keep everything in front of them this week. When the 0-3 Bengals play the 0-3 Steelers on “Monday Night Football” (8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN), the loser of the game knows they will have little chance to rally to win the AFC North this season. The winner, however, will be very much alive, just a game back of the Browns and Ravens, both 2-2 after Sunday.Who will come out with the better performance to save their season, and who will fade further toward the top of the 2020 draft? Let’s set the stage for how the latest chapter in the heated rivalry may play out. Stat that mattersThe Bengals have allowed Dalton to be sacked 11 teams as their offensive line continues to be a big weakness. The Steelers have been slow with their pass rush out of the game, with only 6 sacks over three games. T.J. Watt and Pittsburgh’s edge rush should rev up this week.Bengals vs. Steelers predictionThe Steelers need to grind out this game by running often with Conner and shortening it for their defense. They cannot trust Rudolph to throw too much, nor should they, in a matchup where they will face little resistance with the power rushing attack. That’s what Tomlin would like to do, anyway. The Bengals’ mostly one-dimensional attack can be prolific, but it’s also bound to be more mistake-prone on the road against na emotional defense that rises to prime time.Steelers 20, Bengals 17last_img read more


Tiger Woods arrested on suspicion of drunk driving

first_imgWashington, United States | AFP |  Golf superstar Tiger Woods was arrested Monday in Florida on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to records from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.The 14-time major champion was booked into the Palm Beach County jail on Monday at 7:18 am (1118 GMT) after he was arrested by police in Jupiter, Florida.He was released on his own recognizance at 10:50 am according to the documents, with a mugshot posted online showing a tired-looking and unshaven Woods.Woods, 41, hasn’t played competitive golf since pulling out of the Dubai Desert Classic in February after one round because of back pain.He had spinal fusion surgery on April 20 — his fourth surgery in three years to treat his troublesome back which has limited him to three tournament starts worldwide in the past two years.Woods wrote on his website last week that since his latest procedure he was feeling better than he had in years and remained committed to returning to competitive golf.“My surgeon and physiotherapist say the operation was successful. It’s just a matter of not screwing up and letting it fuse,” Woods wrote.“I’m walking and doing my exercises, and taking my kids to and from school. All I can do is take it day by day. There’s no hurry.“But, I want to say unequivocally, I want to play professional golf again.” Woods made his comeback in December after missing all of the 2015-16 season.But his return quickly ran aground as he withdrew from the PGA Tour event in Los Angeles in February, the Honda Classic and the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March.He even cancelled a planned press conference at the Los Angeles tournament saying doctors had advised him to “limit all activities”.He pulled out of the Masters in early April, missing the first major of the year on the 20th anniversary of his epic 1997 victory at Augusta National that marked his first major title and signalled a new era in the game.Woods, once widely expected to surpass Jack Nicklaus’s record of 18 major championships, hasn’t won a grand slam title since the 2008 US Open at Torrey Pines.Injuries haven’t been the only disruptions to his on-course career.In November of 2009 a car accident outside his Florida home led to revelations of a series of infidelities that wrecked his marriage.Amid lurid tabloid headlines Woods took a break from professional golf that lasted until the 2010 Masters.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more