Main image: red heart on keyboard by asharkyu on Shutterstock.com Howard Lake | 14 February 2017 | News Advertisement 107 total views, 3 views today Here is our brief round-up of digital fundraising messages posted by charities, donors, fundraising agencies and others on 14 February 2017.Have we missed any? Add them in the comments below. 108 total views, 4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 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. Valentine’s Day 2017 fundraising AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 Tagged with: Digital valentines day
A recent interview with Derek Trucks revealed his lack of interest in reuniting with the Allman Brothers Band, as rumors swirl about that group’s return to the stage in 2017. A second interview with Ultimate Classic Rock digs a bit deeper into Trucks’ rationale for avoiding the Allmans in lieu of his own band, Tedeschi Trucks Band.Says Trucks, “Well, I get those group texts every once and while. But I don’t know how far down the road they are looking. I do know how far down the road I am. I’ve moved on.”When asked if he doesn’t want to reunite because it would be too hard to juggle both ABB and TTB, Trucks said, “My calendar will keep me busy. But it’s not even the calendar. I feel like we went out on the right note, and if anything is being put together, it’s probably not to enhance the legacy. It might be more pocket-driven, and I’m not interested in that. There’s enough cynicism in the world, and I’m not going to contribute to it.”He also reveals another motivation for focusing solely on the Tedeschi Trucks Band. “I figured out that when you’re doing these other gigs, like working with the Allmans or touring with [Eric] Clapton, you can only grow so much. If you’re playing a city with Clapton, the Allmans and your solo band you’re splitting things up. It’s not until you’re fully invested in one project that you can see how far you can go.”Fortunately for us, he’s been able to go quite far with Tedeschi Trucks Band. Trucks says the band really started gelling when bassist Tim Lefebvre joined in 2013, and they haven’t looked back since! You can read the full interview here.
Sarfraz Ahmed’s unbeaten 101 condemned Ireland to an early exit despite an impressive showing in Pool B where they won three games. They go out after West Indies’ win over the United Arab Emirates gave them a better net run-rate. Despite William Porterfield’s maiden World Cup century, Ireland could only make 237 as they were bowled out in 50 overs and that total failed to trouble the Pakistan batsmen, with Sarfraz and Ahmed Shehzad leading the way with an opening partnership of 120, before Umar Akmal hit the winning runs in the 47th over. After winning the toss, Ireland made an uncertain start to the innings with Porterfield’s partner, Paul Stirling, falling leg before for just three. Ed Joyce (11) and Niall O’Brien (12) each fell cheaply as the Irish skipper calmly batted on at his own pace. Andrew Balbirnie, who enjoyed a good tournament, shared a partnership of 48 for the fourth wicket but could not get going and fell to the part-time bowling of Haris Sohail to leave Ireland 136 for four after 30 overs. Porterfield reached Ireland’s second century of the tournament from 124 balls, with 10 fours and a six and looked well-placed to see his side to a daunting first innings total in what was effectively a play-off for a quarter-final spot. The left-handed opener was finally dismissed by the impressive Sohail Khan for 107 in the batting powerplay, and his wicket derailed the innings when the acceleration was due. Gary Wilson hung around for 29, but again the lower-order failed to offer any support to him or Kevin O’Brien as Wahab Riaz steamed in to clean up the tail and finish with figures of three for 54 from his 10 overs. The new-look opening combination of Sarfraz and Shehzad oozed class as they cruised to a century partnership in the 19th over. Sarfraz proved to be an effective foil for his partner, rotating the strike with ease, with Shehzad the more aggressive of the two before he played one shot too many and top-edged a pull to give Stuart Thompson the breakthrough. Sarfraz misjudged a run shortly after to leave Sohail stranded and run out for just three to give Ireland hope, but Misbah-ul-Haq calmed things down with a typically measured 39. He trod on his own stumps with 30 needed, but Akmal accompanied Sarfraz to his maiden one-day international century which saw Pakistan through to the next round of the competition. Ireland were knocked out of the cricket World Cup as Pakistan cruised to a seven-wicket win at the Adelaide Oval. Press Association