One way forward could well be personalisation of content. Peppers and Rogers Group’s recent report on the subject stated: “We think one to one relationship building will become one of the key ways that companies succeed when the Web and other trends make is increasingly easy for customers to defect.”Not surprisingly, content management systems like Vignette, plan to be in the forefront of this development. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Conversion from online visitor to buyer is very low, says Ross Garber.If your charity’s Web site is securing large number of visitors but few donations, you’re in good company. Ross Garber, founder of content management system company Vignette, says that the worldwide conversion rate from visitor to buyer at e-commerce sites is just 2.7%. This compares, he says, to 2% from an unsolicited mail short.Of course, there are plenty of reasons why charities might not be converting visitors to donors, such as poor site design, ignorance of visitors’ expectations and concerns, and poor site usability. Advertisement 16 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Online conversation rate is 2.7 per cent, says Vignette founder 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 | 12 December 1998 | News
Fund Raising Realities Every Board Member Must Face: A 1-Hour Crash Course on Raising Major Gifts for Nonprofit Organizations 14 total views, 1 views today 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 27 October 2007 | News
Six years of high-resolution hydrographic data from the eastern and northwestern sides of South Georgia (southwest Atlantic) are used to study the changing circulation and water mass properties of the region. One year of data from these locations was used previously to describe the oceanographic conditions at those times; using the much greater volume of data now available, we identify which features appear temporally robust and which are transient, and begin addressing topics relating to the forcing of the inter-annual variability and the potential consequences for the local ecosystem. Waters on the shelf and those over the adjacent deep ocean invariably have different hydrographic properties, though the transition between them can be abrupt or gradual. The onshelf/offshelf differences vary greatly from year to year, due to the combined influences of local and remote processes. There are several instances of strong physical coupling between the eastern and northwestern sides of South Georgia; this offers potential for distinguishing physically-induced ecosystems changes separately from biologically-induced ecosystems changes. On the northeast side of the shelf, close to Cumberland Bay, there is evidence of an often intense, but variable, cyclonic circulation that is the result of interaction with the local bathymetry. This may act as a retention mechanism, and enhance local productivity. Two examples of extreme cold anomalies are present in the series of measurements. One of these (in 2000/2001) affected a limited area at the eastern side of the region surveyed and was due to an intrusion of the Southern Antarctic Circumpolar Current Front. The other (in early 1998) was due to the combined effects of the passage of a large-scale ocean anomaly that had its origins upstream in the Pacific Ocean, and strong air/sea interaction. Both of these were associated with the strong 1997/1998 El Niño event. Whilst previous studies have observed a link between El Niño forcing and ocean response around South Georgia with a temporal lag of around 3 years, we observe a much more rapid response to the extremely strong 1997/1998 El Niño event. This indicates that the ocean and ecosystem around South Georgia are more immediately susceptible to extreme instances of remote climatic forcing than had been supposed.
Vermont quartet Twiddle has been creating music for a little over a decade now, but it wasn’t until roughly three years ago that the buzz about the group became something palpable. All of a sudden, wherever you went, somebody was dropping their name and you began to ask yourself “Who the hell is Twiddle?” And then you catch one of their many festival appearance sets, or at some club in your hometown, the entire place is singing and hanging on to every lyric to a song like “When It Rains It Pours” in sheer bliss, and you now have found the answer to that question.Now the band is preparing for their first headlining performance at legendary venue The Capitol Theatre on May 7th, with incredible New York-based instrumental rock fusion act TAUK (get tix HERE). This is a show that will not only tout a packed house, but is a clear example of two acts that are on the path to be the next big things in the jam scene for years to come. If you have been to The Cap, then you already know why you need to be there. And if you haven’t been there, then you best get on it.Check out Twiddle perform “The Great Gatsby” from their sold-out album release party for PLUMP at Boston’s Paradise Rock Club:Moving forward from The Cap show, Twiddle will be hosting their own festival in Burlington, VT July 29th and 30th. Tumble Down is a two-day event at Waterfront Park in downtown Burlington, and will feature two nights of headlining sets from the band, as well as additional bands to be announced in coming weeks, along with late-night sets, and a myriad of recreational activities, including a Charity Disc Golf Tournament that will support Twiddle’s charity, The White Light Foundation.Twiddle’s sound fuses several genres, but relies heavily on a funky reggae sound that has seriously catchy hooks and lyrics. If you could describe Twiddle music and their live performance in two words: Positive Fun. The band has unabashedly and unapologetically laid it all out on the table for the masses, and they are getting back what they have given. With their latest album, PLUMP, the band once again delivered “plush musical arrangements drawing from many different influences and positive messages and themes.” Long story short, 2016 is the biggest year yet for Twiddle, and the future is only getting brighter.Twiddle Captures The Healing Power Of Music On ‘PLUMP’Purchase tickets for The Capitol Theatre show w/ TAUK at this LINK.Tumble Down tickets are currently on-sale, check out the WEBSITE.Tune in to Twiddle’s Facebook page at 7 PM tomorrow for a Live Q & A!
James Sowole in AkureThe Ondo State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko has commended the state’s football club, The Sunshine Stars, Akure for winning the trophy at the just concluded maiden South West Pre Season Soccer Tournament in Lagos.Mimiko gave the commendation recently while reacting to the feat of the team in Akure, the state capital. He described the victory as a ‘very sweet victory’ not only for the players, but the soccer loving people of the state.He said the team’s victory at the pre-season tournament was an indication that it will have a successful new season and urged the players and the officials to ensure that the pre-season tournament trophy counts by ensuring that the new season’s league shield is also secured.Speaking in the same vein, the State’s Commissioner for Information, Mr Kayode Akinmade who also described the victory as deserving said the Dr Olusegun Mimiko led government has been able to raise the bar in the state, in sports generally, and football in particular.He submitted that the state has, over the years, produced some indigenes who have become successful coaches, adding that the list of Ondo State indigenes who are certified coaches rose drastically since the incumbent administration assumed power in 2009.“Before then, the number of certified coaches who are indigenes of Ondo State was very low, but today, reverse is now the case as the state can now boast of over 100 certified coaches who are indigenes of the state, the highest in the history of our darling state.”He said Mimiko never hid his intention to take football development to the next level in the state, hence the birth of the only football agency in Nigeria, the Ondo State Football Agency (ODSFA) shortly after his administration took off in 2009.“The Governor has also been stressing the importance of human capacity development which recognised the need for indigenous coaches to be produced as they acquire knowledge on different fronts.“The investment is now yielding results as the present composition of Sunshine Stars Technical Crew is 100 per cent indigenous,” Akinmade said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Lauderhill, FL – The City of Lauderhill, in conjunction with surrounding cities and Broward County, is working toward a safe and systematic re-open plan for Lauderhill residents and businesses. Last week, Lauderhill’s passive parks re-opened. Professional services and other businesses in multi-office business buildings can return to business, while encouraged to have staff telework when possible. There is to be no public access except for essential business. Personal Services to include salons and barbershops can operate following the CDC Guidelines as outlined in Attachment 4 of EO 20-10. All services and goods providers, as well as customers and those utilizing allowable amenities, must still comply with all CDC guidelines and state and local ordinances for social distancing and facial coverings. At this time, restaurants and food establishments are permitted to open with six-foot distance requirements and at 50% of the maximum indoor seating capacity. Retail establishments can operate with a 50% maximum capacity. Lauderhill CARES ProgramThe City of Lauderhill is still accepting applications for the Lauderhill CARES Program. The City of Lauderhill’s COVID-19 Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Program is provided from State and Federal funds to assist residents and businesses suffering as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. For more information, please log on to lauderhill-fl.gov/LauderhillCARESprogram, e-mail [email protected], or call 954-777-2045. The City of Lauderhill issued State of Emergency Order 20-14, which mirrors and references most of Broward County’s Emergency Order 20-10, with a few minor restrictions. Community rooms, fitness centers, and gyms in multi-family housing developments or associations can operate according to the guidelines outlined in Attachment 6 at a 50% maximum capacity. All pools, except commercial fitness pools, may open at 50% maximum occupancy. See attachment 7. Museums may also reopen at a 25% maximum capacity. See Attachment 8. All Lauderhill parks will re-open Tuesday, May 26, 2020. However, recreation buildings shall remain closed. Park hours will remain sunrise to sunset at all passive parks listed in SOE 20-12 and all other City parks shall open from sunrise to sunset as well, with the exception of recreation buildings which shall remain closed. The Drive-In Movie Theater can operate within the guidelines as stated in Attachment 5 of EO 20-10 with 50% maximum capacity.