TAAP launches new fundraising data capture solution at IoF Convention

first_imgTAAP launches new fundraising data capture solution at IoF Convention AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Individual giving Technology Louise Lawson  48 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis -ends- For further press information, please contact: Jo O’Neill said: “We realised that we needed an efficient means of data-capture that was secure, accurate and would enable a very quick follow-up. TAAP are able to supply this portable service, ideal for our fundraisers, and completely within our budget.” Through TAAP software the campaign allowed real-time management reporting, a considerable ROI from reduced processing costs in time and resource, with accurate pre qualified donor information and no chance of missing essential information. The fundraisers found that there was improved engagement through the use of the PDA’s integrated video facility allowing the opportunity to promote visually the case for support. With the software producing automated SMS and Email, The League were able to extend their message to supporters preferred method of communication. The TAAP data capture system delivered considerable improvement in conversion of data to donors. TAAP (The Application Airtime Provider) working in conjunction with The League Against Cruel Sports, launched their hand held PDA’s* as a fundraising tool at the IoF Convention this week. Paul George, Sales Director and Jo O’Neill, Head of Marketing spoke at the Focus on Face-to-Face Fundraising session.TAAP have been working with The League to make the process of data capture more time and money efficient The League realised through their fundraising that each campaign generated a slow trickle of forms that then had to be processed back in the office. Through the technology provided by TAAP, their fundraisers were able to directly input all the required information to the PDA’s and send it straight to the office. Most importantly follow up times were greatly improved whilst the interest to support the charity was still fresh. Paul George commented: “The League needed an affordable means of data-capture that was secure, accurate and would enable a very quick follow-up to replace their costly paper method of collecting supporter data when face to face fundraising. Utilising our OnTAAP Data Capture product we delivered a system that not only met all their requirements but also improved engagement with their cause through the media facility on the PDA. I am pleased to see our product being used to support positive change and look forward to its wider adoption helping charities to turn data into donors.” Notes to Editors * PDA ‘Personal digital assistant’ utilised to collect and deliver information. For further information, please visit www.ontaap.com. Advertisement TAAP Ltd0208 387 [email protected] www.ontaap.com TAAP is• A software house established 2003.• Specialised in mobile data applications• Able to replace inefficient paper forms when processing information in a mobile environment. Howard Lake | 15 July 2008 | News 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

Taoiseach gives ‘cast iron’ guarantee on A5

first_img Taoiseach gives ‘cast iron’ guarantee on A5 Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – October 14, 2017 Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Previous articleSearches continuing of River Foyle todayNext articleTaoiseach urged to make Dáil statement on Brexit talks News Highland Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic The Taoiseach has given a cast iron guarantee on the A5.Leo Varadkar was in Derry last evening where he gave a speech at the city’s annual Chamber of Commerce dinner.He said the Irish Government’s commitment to the A5 development is cast iron and money has been allocated by the Minister for Finance.The Taoiseach also said critical road connections from Dublin included roads into Donegal and Letterkenny.In welcoming Leo Varadkar’s commitment, Government Chief Whip and Minister Joe McHugh says; ‘The Taoiseach recognises very well the infrastructural challenges of the entire North West, of Donegal and Derry, and the need to improve transport links.’ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Snake Control

first_imgFrom the Book of Genesis to modern times, snakes have instilled a deep-seated fear in many people unmatched by any other animal. Violence toward snakes seems to be humans’ most common initial reaction, but there is no rational explanation for the oppression of snakes throughout history.The majority of human-snake encounters occur in passing. Snakes often slither across the grass in the backyard or in the hay barn. In most cases, snakes are killed with no regard to species or whether they’re venomous and nonvenomous. In many cases, killing snakes promotes other unwanted vermin because snakes are ecologically beneficial. They keep pests like rats, mice and some insects in check and removing snakes can cause significant damage to crops, structures and human health.While snakes can provide significant ecological benefits, they can also become a nuisance. In addition to the fear that snakes impart in many people, they cause issues in and around poultry houses by eating chicks and eggs. They cause minor problems in aquaculture facilities by consuming fish from ponds. They inhabit crawl spaces and attics unbeknownst to homeowners — often compounding the fear factor — and emit a musky odor.Although the issues caused by snakes are relatively benign, people still have a problem with these animals, especially venomous snakes and snakes that live in and around houses. The number of people in the U.S. who are bitten by snakes each year is fewer than 1 in 37,000. The majority of these bites are a result of inexperienced individuals attempting to handle snakes, trying to remove snakes, or attempting to kill snakes and getting too close.When you encounter a snake, it is best to leave the animal alone and identify the species first. Nonvenomous snakes that are not indoors should be left alone rather than killed. Most likely, these snakes are simply passing through and will never be seen again. If a snake is in the livable area of the house, remove it by placing an empty bucket over the animal, sliding a piece of sheet metal or heavy cardboard under it to trap the snake inside, then carrying the animal outside. Snakes near external doors can sometimes be herded outside using a broom. If these options are not available, isolate the snake to one room and call a professional.Actions toward venomous snakes found outdoors, like rattlesnakes, copperheads, cottonmouths or water moccasins, require a different approach. Venomous snakes should be removed for safety’s sake. This does not necessarily mean that the animal has to be killed. If the snake is only passing through, keep your distance and the animal will more than likely move along, provided that there is not a food source that keeping it in the area. If a venomous snake is in the house or in a barn, consult a qualified nuisance-wildlife removal specialist. If the snake must be killed, avoid touching the head. Several snakebite cases have occurred due to mishandling venomous snakes.Snakes in attics or crawlspaces, whether venomous or not, are exceptionally difficult to remove due to the amount of space and insulation in which the animal can hide. In these situations, first address the reason they are there: the rats or mice that also like to inhabit these areas. Secondly, identify entry points and seal off all except the main entry point using caulk or wire mesh. If the main entry point is a vent hole, install a one-way excluder door over the main entrance to allow the snake to exit once the food source has been eliminated.Many people think that “the only good snake is a dead snake.” This feeling often leads to people slaying truly beneficial animals. The best course of action is to make your property less attractive to snakes by removing tall grass, rock piles, wood piles, etc. Currently, there are no effective snake repellents on the market. Those that are on the market often use naphthalene (mothballs) as their active ingredient, and there is no scientific research indicating that this ingredient repels snakes.last_img read more

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through June 14

first_imgIMCA Modifieds – 1. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 1,106; 2. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,061; 3. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 980; 4. Colin Deming, Hobbs, N.M., 970; 5. William Gould, Cal­era, Okla., 925; 6. Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev., 892; 7. Rob Slott, New Waverly, Texas, 844; 8. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 826; 9. Josh McGaha, Abilene, Texas, 823; 10. Chris Morris, Tay­lor, Texas, 757; 11. Chase Allen, Midlothian, Texas, and Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., both 711; 13. Kyle Brown, Madrid, Iowa, 708; 14. Chris Bragg, Springtown, Texas, 701; 15. Scott R. Smith, Davenport, Neb., 693; 16. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 678; 17. Drew Armstrong, Alexan­der, Ark., 674; 18. Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.M., and Chad Melton, Mineral Wells, Texas, both 672; 20. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 666.IMCA Late Models – 1. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 688; 2. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 680; 3. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, 543; 4. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, Iowa, 532; 5. Todd Cooney, Pleasant Hill, Iowa, 518; 6. Rob Toland, Colona, Ill., 501; 7. Eric Sanders, Sherrard, Ill., 414; 8. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, Iowa, 411; 9. Ryan Dolan, Lisbon, Iowa, 376; 10. Curt Schroeder, Newton, Iowa, 373; 11. Joe Ross, Thomson, Ill., 366; 12. Tim Simpson, Iowa City, Iowa, 341; 13. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 336; 14. Joe Beal, Milan, Ill., 334; 15. Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, Ill., 333; 16. Terry Neal, Ely, Iowa, 315; 17. Chad Coyne, Orion, Ill., 305; 18. Nick Marolf, Moscow, Iowa, 292; 19. Shawn Cooney, Bondurant, Iowa, 285; 20. Justin Kay, Wheat­land, Iowa, 275.IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Tyler Drueke, Eagle, Neb., 545; 2. Kevin Ramey, Fort Worth, Texas, 505; 3. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 495; 4. Austin Mundie, Carrollton, Texas, 444; 5. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 429; 6. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., 419; 7. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 407; 8. Casey Burkham, Combine, Texas, 368; 9. Jason Martin, Lin­coln, Neb., and Kyle A. Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., both 351; 11. C.J. Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 347; 12. Grant Duinkerken, Riverdale, Calif., 342; 13. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 335; 14. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 331; 15. Chip Graham, Lewisville, Texas, and Kenneth Duke, Selins­grove, Pa., both 329; 17. Elliot Amdahl, Flandreau, S.D., 317; 18. Albert Pombo, Fresno, Calif., 313; 19. Monty Ferriera, Fresno, Calif., 311; 20. Tucker Doughty, Sunnyvale, Texas, 307.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 1,088; 2. Westin Abbey, Coman­che, Texas, 981; 3. Mark Adams, Fort Worth, Texas, 931; 4. John Oliver Jr., Danville, Iowa, 907; 5. Bryce Pritchett, Combine, Texas, 892; 6. Andy Roller, Waco, Texas, 803; 7. Troy Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 778; 8. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 750; 9. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 722; 10. Shelby Williams, Bonham, Texas, 707; 11. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 671; 12. Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa, 637; 13. Aaron Corley, Meadow, Texas, 604; 14. Dennis Bissonnette, Stephen­ville, Texas, 595; 15. Tyler Pickett, Boxholm, Iowa, 591; 16. Colin Heim, Hoxie, Kan., 583; 17. Billy Wade, San Angelo, Texas, 573; 18. Troy Jerovetz, Webster City, Iowa, 570; 19. Abe Huls, Carthage, Ill., 567; 20. Joe O’Bryan, Round Rock, Texas, 556.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Tathan Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 842; 2. Leah Wroten, Independ­ence, Iowa, 841; 3. Cody Williams, Minneapolis, Kan., 718; 4. Justin Wacha, Vinton, Iowa, 712; 5. Shannon Anderson, Des Moines, Iowa, 691; 6. Jeff Ware, Columbus, Neb., 640; 7. Brady Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 625; 8. Adam Goff, Minot, N.D., 616; 9. Shay Simoneau, Damar, Kan., 575; 10. Brooke Russell, Hays, Kan., 547; 11. Roy Armstrong, Beatrice, Neb., 543; 12. Dylan Nel­son, Adel, Iowa, 539; 13. Ryan Wilkerson, Midland, Texas, and Allyn Myers, Berwyn, Neb., both 534; 15. Bryce Sommerfeld, Fort Dodge, Iowa, 512; 16. Luke Wassom, Broken Bow, Neb., 506; 17. Garrett Hager, Hays, Kan., 505; 18. Adam Ayers, Adair, Iowa, 494; 19. Solomon Bennett, Min­burn, Iowa, 493; 20. Jeremiah Andrews, Union, Iowa, 481.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Chase Alves, Chandler, Ariz., 1,124; 2. Jason George, Laveen, Ariz., 1,108; 3. Ethan Braaksma, Newton, Iowa, 1,047; 4. Arie Schouten, Blair, Neb., 916; 5. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, 886; 6. Austin Howes, Memphis, Mo., 883; 7. Chase Rudolf, Prole, Iowa, 863; 8. Brandon Setser, Davenport, Iowa, 849; 9. Mark Harrison, Coolidge, Ariz., 832; 10. Mark Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz., 810; 11. Dakota Sproul, Hays, Kan., 745; 12. Tyler Watts, Beloit, Kan., 715; 13. Erik Laudenschlager, Minot, N.D., 702; 14. Austen Becerra, Carthage, Ill., 701; 15. Johnathon D. Logue, Boone, Iowa, 688; 16. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 677; 17. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Ryan King, Tama, Iowa, both 667; 19. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 656; 20. Austin Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, 631.Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 1,011; 2. Trevor Raney, Sherman, Texas, 1,006; 3. Tyler Bragg, Springtown, Texas, 997; 4. Rodney White, Ec­tor, Texas, 963; 5. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 921; 6. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 862; 7. Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, 818; 8. Kyle Wilkins, Italy, Texas, 677; 9. Cory Wil­liams, Slaton, Texas, 574; 10. Hayden Wade, Waco, Texas, 570; 11. Nick Clinkenbeard, Weather­ford, Texas, 554; 12. Scot Raney, Sherman, Texas, 549; 13. Ryan Thomas, Lubbock, Texas, 544; 14. James McCreery, Midlothian, Texas, 530; 15. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 524; 16. Jay Coone, Weatherford, Texas, 521; 17. Ronnie Bell, Lorena, Texas, 485; 18. J.P. Vasquez Jr., Lubbock, Texas, 475; 19. Justin Nabors, Kemp, Texas, 468; 20. Chase Vineyard, Davis, Okla., 465.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Julia Childs, Weatherford, Texas, 872; 2. Howard Watson, Weather­ford, Texas, 854; 3. Scott Newbury, Rhome, Texas, 791; 4. Bubba Brown Jr., Jackson, Minn., 748; 5. Andrew Harris, South Sioux City, Neb., 617; 6. Barry Taft, Argyle, Iowa, 612; 7. Curtis Miller, Lewis, Iowa, 597; 8. Shawn Hein, Beatrice, Neb., 596; 9. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 587; 10. Clifton Whisenant, Proctor, Texas, 580; 11. Harold Clifton, Stephenville, Texas, 558; 12. Brian Bagent, Killeen, Texas, 547; 13. Jakob Schwien, Russell, Kan., 514; 14. Pamela Whisenant, Proctor, Texas, 502; 15. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 481; 16. Kaytee DeVries, Spen­cer, Iowa, 467; 17. Kimberly Abbott, Camp Point, Ill., 466; 18. John Martinez, Beatrice, Neb., 461; 19. Terry Tritt, York, Neb., 444; 20. Oliver Monson, Clear Lake, Iowa, 435.last_img read more