Facebook enhances Donate button and adds ‘Fundraisers’ function

first_img  166 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Tagged with: Digital Facebook mobile Facebook offers a prominent Donate button  165 total views,  1 views today Facebook has also updated its ‘Donate’ button which charities can add to their organisation’s Page and posts. The button was first tested in 2013.Facebook announced that “Adding a Donate button to a Page will give a nonprofit a consistent place to collect donations, even as they update their Page’s content”.The donate form is a one-page form on Facebook. The platform also offers a Donate Now call-to-action on Pages and link ads that redirect people to the website of your choice.Not for UK charities yetThe features are not yet available to all US nonprofits, but interested organisations can find out more and register. They are being tested by 37 nonprofits including American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, We Day, Mercy Corps, and National MS Society.The roll-out to other eligible US nonprofits will take place “over the coming months” so it is unlikely UK charities will be able to use these soon. Improved donate button Facebook enhances Donate button and adds ‘Fundraisers’ function Facebook has improved one of its charity fundraising tools and added a new one to its platform. Currently over 150 million users are connected to a cause by the site, but the company sees “a huge opportunity to help charities raise awareness and funds directly on Facebook”.The two functions announced this week are ‘fundraisers’ (in the sense of fundraising events rather than people who fundraise) and a new Donate button. They are initially being made available only to US nonprofits.Fundraisershttps://vimeo.com/145698529The new fundraiser function is “a dedicated place to raise funds from a nonprofit’s Page for a specific campaign”. Organisations can use the facility to tell their campaign’s story, collect donations through Facebook and track and report on progress towards their fundraising goal.The function includes the facility to thank donors and tell them about the impact their donations have made.Fundraisers are designed for a specific campaign, rather than, for example, ongoing or core costs.There is of course a social element. Facebook users will be able to encourage friends on Facebook to join a fundraiser, share the fact that they have donated, and opt in to receive updates via Facebook from an organisation.Naomi Gleit, vice president of product management, blogged:“Nonprofits can tell their campaign story, rally supporters, collect donations and visibly track progress toward a goal for year-end drives, themed campaigns and special projects such as building a clean water well or funding a clothing drive”. Advertisement Howard Lake | 19 November 2015 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 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

Inside Dell EMC PowerStore: AppsON Delivers Groundbreaking Application Flexibility and Mobility

first_imgWe are in a new era of IT, one fueled by the explosion of data and technology innovation. Many organizations are on the cusp of becoming digital powerhouses in this new era, but two things stand in their way:Data is created, processed, and stored everywhere—from edge locations to core data centers to public clouds.IT organizations are expected to support an ever-increasing number of workloads, everything from traditional applications to edge analytics, all while delivering greater levels of simplicity, agility, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness.Today, we are proud to announce Dell EMC PowerStore, a pioneering new modern infrastructure platform built from the ground up with best-in-class expertise and technology to address the challenges of the data era.One of PowerStore’s game-changing features is AppsON, an industry-first capability that allows VMware virtualized workloads to run directly on the purpose-built array, delivering groundbreaking application mobility and flexibility. Let’s take a closer look at what makes AppsON special, ideal workloads, and how it can complement your existing storage and infrastructure investments.What Is AppsON?The unparalleled flexibility and mobility provided by AppsON is made possible because PowerStore is the only purpose-built array with VMware vSphere¹ built-in. Integration with vSphere results in simplified, streamlined management where storage resources plug directly into the virtualization layer.Storage administration is also made simpler, as supporting data management applications can be run directly on the array, streamlining operations and consolidating targeted external VMs. The consolidated solution provided by PowerStore with AppsON offers unique capabilities for environments where infrastructure simplicity and density are desirable or critical, including edge computing, ROBO, mobile and tactical deployments.What Workloads are Ideal for AppsON?AppsON is ideal for a variety of workloads, namely infrastructure and data intensive applications. Infrastructure applications include anything that an administrator needs to run their data center, including anti-virus, data protection and monitoring software. This enables an administrator and their broader infrastructure team to simplify operations and have full control over their storage environment.Data-intensive applications fall in two categories – those that are latency sensitive and those that require an imbalance of storage vs. compute. These include but aren’t limited to applications that require a small footprint and to process and store vast amounts of data, such as edge and analytics applications.How Does AppsON Complement Existing Infrastructure?AppsON further benefits IT organizations by providing new flexibility while continuing to leverage existing infrastructure investments.It complements existing platforms, including Dell Technologies’ #1 HCI solution VxRail by providing a landing zone for storage-intensive workloads that require superior data efficiency and “always on” data reduction in the smallest of form factors.In addition, existing investments in infrastructure and processes can be preserved as a PowerStore using AppsON can serve storage to external servers via FC and iSCSI, just like a regular SAN block array, while simultaneously running enterprise Virtual Machines with VMware vSphere internally.PowerStore cluster management, combined with VMware vSphere including vMotion and Storage vMotion, enable seamless application mobility between PowerStore and other VMware targets. Using a single storage instance, applications can be deployed on networked servers, hyperconverged infrastructure (i.e. VxRail), or directly on the PowerStore appliance and migrated transparently between them. This unparalleled agility enables IT and application owners to quickly and seamlessly deploy and reassign workloads to the most effective environment based on current requirements and available resources.Where Does PowerStore Fit into My Existing VMware Environment?Dell EMC PowerStore complements and extends your existing infrastructure investments, especially your VMware environment. With AppsON, PowerStore can provide both storage capacity for applications and a VMware based environment for hosting applications locally. PowerStore has comprehensive support for VMware environments. The vRealize Orchestrator plugin for Dell EMC PowerStore helps automate storage provisioning and operations, PowerStore’s innovative single architecture provides native vVol support and Cloud Storage Services can also provide Data Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) to VMware Cloud on AWS.Because of innovation like AppsON, Dell EMC PowerStore can revolutionize your data center, and we’re excited for you to see that firsthand. To learn more about the Dell EMC PowerStore family, visit here. ¹Based on Dell analysis of publicly available information on current solutions from mainstream storage vendors, April 2020.last_img read more

Cops ID Wantagh Mill Pond Park Murder Victim

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Nassau County police have identified the murder victim found dead at Mill Pond Park Preserve in Wantagh as a 27-year-old Roosevelt man.Marvin Antonio Fuentes Serrano suffered “numerous stab wounds” before he died, police said Tuesday.Officers had responded to the park Sunday afternoon after a passerby found the victim’s body “slumped over a log,” police have said.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information regarding this crime to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.  All callers will remain anonymous.last_img

Content marketing for credit unions: Not as boring as you think!

first_img 25SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Abby Kiebach As the CEO of a community credit union serving Lancaster County, PA, Abby is dedicated to maintaining the strength and stability of LRRCU while providing personal member service to all … Web: www.lrrcu.org Details It can be hard for credit unions, and our financial industry as a whole, when you feel that you aren’t “interesting” enough to produce content to support your online marketing efforts. Sure, the tech, fashion, or entertainment industries have an unending supply of exciting and fun topics at their fingertips. But don’t allow yourself to believe that credit unions are “too boring” for content marketingWhen you think content marketing probably the first thing that comes to mind is a blog. And that’s a great way to get started, especially if your content marketing budget is limited. But you should consider other content options that include:videoschecklistsslidesharesinfographicsHere are a few steps you can take to shake things up with your credit union content marketing.Find a Personality (Or a Few)One way to add interest to your credit union’s content marketing is to to “put a face to name.” Whether   they are writing blog posts or staring in a video series, tap into your employee base to find experts and personalities that your audience can relate to and create a “virtual” relationship with.It doesn’t have to be someone at the tip-top of your organization. In fact, your members may even respond better to the employees that they see on the front lines when they visit your branches. At Lancaster Red Rose Credit Union, I contribute content to our credit union’s blog, but so does our IT specialist, head teller supervisor and funds transfer manager.Here’s you chance to have a little fun, crack some jokes and show the world that credit unions aren’t so buttoned-up.SPOTLIGHT:Community 1st Credit Union, which serves Iowa and Missouri, introduced a spokesperson for their Your Voice program, which serves members ages 13-25. She blogs and tweets for the credit union, and is also featured in their educational videos.A Picture’s Worth a Thousand WordsIf your content marketing strategy involves pumping out article after article, pages and pages of words, well then I can see where things might seem a little boring. Adding visuals, anything from photos, videos, charts and graphs, not only liven up your content but also return great consumer engagement results. Keep this fact in mind, blog posts with visuals receive 94% more page visits and engagement than those without.Infographics are a fun way to capture a readers attention and way to present complex information or concepts in a user-friendly manner. In addition, they are highly shareable and can spread your message and your brand to a wider audience.SPOTLIGHT:Here are a few examples of the credit union industry using infographics to present financial tips to their audience.Get SocialDon’t forget, social media is content too! Facebook is a logical place to start, as it’s a great way to reach your members. But you should also consider branching out to Twitter, LinkedIn and even Pinterest, where you can engage with other credit unions and their employees.On the Lancaster Red Rose social platforms we do more than just news and event about our credit union. We position ourselves as an authority in the financial field by sharing industry news, financial advice and content from other credit unions around the country.SPOTLIGHT:See how the #1 credit union in the country, Navy Federal Credit Union, stacks up with their social media content strategy.Here are a few more tips for breathing fresh life into your credit union content marketing:Be consistent with producing content, aiming for adding new content to you site once per week, and interacting socially every day.Don’t always sell or promote. Content marketing is about building relationships with your audience and providing the information and education they are searching for.Encourage customer engagement with an open commenting section. Provide a call to action for your readers to respond to, and make it a two-way street by responding to all customer comments.last_img read more