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2014-08-12 12:29:26

SAGE Publications Celebrity promotion of charities is ineffective at raising awareness, but can make the stars more popular with the public, new research says. According to journal articles by three UK academics, "the ability of celebrity and advocacy to reach people is limited" and celebrities are "generally ineffective" at encouraging people to care about "distant suffering". The research, by Professor Dan Brockington, of The University of Manchester, Professor Spensor Henson,...

2014-08-05 23:08:05

Mobile fundraising program helps charities engage donors, raises $5 million+ during spring gala season New York, NY (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Mobile fundraising program Text-to-Pledge® has raised more than the $30-million for its nonprofit partners since its founding in 2007. This achievement comes on the heels of the company’s $25-million announcement in early April, as well as the launch of their newly designed website, which went live July 10. “We’ve seen dramatic growth with...

2014-08-04 23:03:25

RESTON, VA – David G. Lejeune, CEO of OPUSfidelis, announced the further development of a nonprofit multi-channel fundraising practice with a singular focus: help nonprofits accelerate growth and increase overall fundraising through innovative solutions and leading-edge new-media techniques. Reston, VA (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 “Eric Streiff is significantly expanding his role with OPUSfidelis, in addition to actively serving existing clientele, ” Lejeune stated. “Innovation is at...

2014-07-30 08:39:37

Outdoor lifestyle brand partners with CrowdRise, the world's largest charitable fundraising platform, to recruit and reward everyday volunteers STRATHAM, N.H., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Timberland announced the "call for entries" for its inaugural Timberland Serv-a-palooza Challenge - an innovative sponsored volunteerism competition the brand is hosting in partnership with CrowdRise. The six-week Challenge will encourage consumers to volunteer for a cause of their choice...

2014-07-24 23:08:35

Nonprofit fundraising experts emphasize the growing importance of mobile technology in efforts to engage donors. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 The fifth annual Nonprofit Mobile Day gathered experts in nonprofit fundraising to help charities and fundraising professionals understand the ins and outs of mobile marketing and mobile commerce. Among them, Reed Baker, CEO of Sophist LLC and creator of Text-to-Pledge®, was invited to educate attendees about the power of mobile giving....

2014-07-10 08:21:04

SAN FRANCISCO, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Olivia Travel, the world's largest travel company offering chartered cruise, resort, adventure and luxury vacations specifically for the lesbian community, has announced that internationally recognized humanitarian, Olga Murray, founder of Nepal Youth Foundation (NYF), will join Olivia's upcoming Thanksgiving Caribbean Cruise, November 23-30, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140710/125811 "The support our foundation has...

2014-07-03 16:24:25

TORONTO, July 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Koodonation(TM), Canada's first-ever online microvolunteering community is now spreading the spirit of social good from coast to coast with its new French website: nationkoodo.com. Koodonation has been redefining volunteerism since October 2011 by engaging today's online socially-savvy generation in community engagement and philanthropy, all through one, simple online hub: koodonation.com. What started as a grassroots initiative, created to connect...

2014-07-03 16:22:29

Startup Mobile Giving App for Churches and Nonprofits Experiences Rapid Growth INDIANAPOLIS, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With a profound passion to significantly increase giving in the world, users of Givelify, a mobile giving smartphone app for churches and nonprofits, have helped raise over $1 million in donations since the app's limited beta launch on December 3, 2013. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140702/124230 Available for iPhone and Android devices,...

2014-07-02 23:11:31

The funding will help The Denver Foundation deepen, leverage, and grow philanthropy among individuals and groups within Metro Denver communities of color. Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 The Denver Foundation believes that community change can be especially powerful when the people most impacted by issues lead in identifying and implementing solutions. The pervasive disparities in education, health care, affordable housing, and employment are among the many issues that the Foundation...

2014-07-02 23:03:30

International Day of Giving Reaches More Countries and More Communities to Make its Mark this December 2, 2014 New York, New York (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Global supporters and partners today launched a “save the date” marking December 2 as the third annual #GivingTuesday. This unique holiday brings together worldwide partners to celebrate giving. As part of the global “save the date,” a first tranche of partner announcements kicked off a drumbeat of creative ways that people and...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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